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cheap upgrade possible or not?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by rwright07, Dec 31, 2005.

  1. rwright07

    rwright07 1/2 ton status

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    ok so heres wat im thinkin
    i checked the "site" n found 38.5 GH's for 125 bucks
    thats a sweet deal

    right now ive got stock axles n gears on my 76 blazer (400sb th350 np203)
    would my 12bt n d44 be up to 38's?
    i doubt it
    so how much would it cost me to get a 14bt ff and lower gears allround

    also i dont reeally wanna have to get a new front driveshaft cuz i just bought one in july

    i run a 4" lift w 33's now, how much cuttin would i have to do to make this work
    or would it be better to do a shackle flip rear n 6 or 8 in front leafs?

    how much would i have to cut w a 6in?

    is this all possible to do on the cheap? (17 yr old student budget)
    or am i talkin out of my A$$?
     
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    MOBK5 1/2 ton status

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    Yeah, Im on an 18yo budget, and its not that easy. Go ten bolts!!:doah:
     
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    beater_k20 Banned

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    for 38" Ground Hogs, you're gonna be well into Rockwell territory, which require 15"+ lift to clear.

    dont believe me, check here...
     
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    colbystephens 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    :D :rolleyes:
     
  5. seschev3

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    I run 38.5" thornbirds with about 9" of lift and cut out flares and still crush at the firewall all the time. Good luck. Sometimes a good price on tires will cost you way more in the end to make it work, then just paying full pop for the tires that will fit. Some 35" bfg muds would be a better idea.
     
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    X2.... wait until you can afford to build the truck for 38's have fun with it as is and learn how to drive with the equipment you have
     
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    My son runs 37s with a 4" lift and fender trimming. Using a 14FF, and a locked D44.
    So get a couple of zero-rates and bust out the sawsall and call it good.
     
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    fordtruggy Registered Member

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    Ask Outlawtorn for a pic. He is a member here and has a similar blazer with 6 inches and 36 inch grounghawgs 2s that he doesnt like and you can see the triming he did to fit 36s on 6 inches.PS he has a NEW D44 with new shafts and 456 youkon gears and a detroit locker that doesnt like 36s.

    PS the D44 is for sale!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    thanks for the info, i think il stick w/ my 33's for now n get 35's when they go to $hit
     
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    The best way to find a deal is to start looking for your 35's before you need them. Good luck. If you were not so far away, I would give you a spare 35, but it is an 8 lug so never mind.
     
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    thanks but yea i gotta have 6lug cuz i havent got the 1tons yet
    hopefully sumday
     

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