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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by SAVAGE1, Mar 23, 2001.

  1. SAVAGE1

    SAVAGE1 1/2 ton status

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    Watcha guys think:
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=1509638&a=11402248&p=42752331&Sequence=0&res=high>http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=1509638&a=11402248&p=42752331&Sequence=0&res=high</A>
    Think these are worth $75 a pair. ORD's Flip is much nicer but hey, as long as it don't break right? The guy who makes these claims it'll give a 4" lift.
     
  2. '73 K5

    '73 K5 1/2 ton status

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    Doesn't look as thick as the ORD ones.

    '73 K5
    Chevy good...Ford bad
     
  3. Goose

    Goose 1/2 ton status

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    Looks like a stock hanger that was modified...and painted blue?? Also, what's with the rig? A super swamper on one side and a all terrain on the other?

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  4. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    just my.02 but i would stay with ord you get what you pay 4

    77blazer see it at<A target="_blank" HREF=http://community.webshots.com/user/ssmith6333>http://community.webshots.com/user/ssmith6333</A>[​IMG]
     
  5. Pugsley

    Pugsley 1/2 ton status

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    Just from what I see, you'd save money by going with the ORD. That thing looks like it'd need alot of bracing to be remotely sturdy enough for heavy wheeling. Maybe someone could coerce the builder into providing a test set?

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  6. wayne

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    The ORD units look a little stronger but they are a $100 more. I would say try them and let us know what you think.

    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://jamonline.homestead.com/fromthegroundupK54x4/89Jimmy.html>http://jamonline.homestead.com/fromthegroundupK54x4/89Jimmy.html</A>
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    <font color=blue>Wayne</font color=blue>
     
  7. bandit

    bandit 1/2 ton status

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    thoso owuld be ok if they had some more braceing i think

    Bandit
    (Your right i dont understand the jeepthing)
     
  8. SAVAGE1

    SAVAGE1 1/2 ton status

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    HAHAA... I just noticed the tire difference. I don't want my rig to be a Guenie Pig(sp). I can't afford to break anything so I'll stick with ORD.
     
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    Gandolf 1/2 ton status

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    The flip looks weak and the shackle looks weaker. Those tires also make a statement. Maybe they should be $19.99 at Kmart.


    '89 K5 Silverado..."You can’t have a real adventure, unless the outcome is truly uncertain".
     
  10. Adrock

    Adrock 1/2 ton status

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    If i try them out and they break will you guys chip in and buy me the ORD ones. I've been meanin to contribute to the site more lately, but dont have much time. I'm gonna be doing a full writeup on my blazer mutation(replacing floors, tailgate, vortec heads with TBI vortec manifold pretty much everything). but i'll be the guinea pig if you guys will help me if anything major happens.

    Adam
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    pcorssmit 1/2 ton status

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    "The flip looks weak and the shackle looks weaker. "

    That's a stock shackle, same as used with ORD's kit.

    Pete

    '83 K5, 350 TBI (ex 6.2), 700R4, NP208, Dana 60/14 bolt, 4.56s, Detroits, 3" lift, 15-39.5x15 TSLs
    '97 Dodge 2500 4x4 CC LB Sport, Cummins 5 spd
     
  12. maddog

    maddog Registered Member

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    That looks scary, very scary

    Hind sight is always 20:20
     
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    This is made by a guy on another website.I think they would hold up just fine. As for the different tires the rig is still in the build up stage and not on the road.We have a couple of guys on this site that have modified their stock brackets and have had no problems with breakage.Brady

    '73Beautiful Disaster <A target="_blank" HREF=http://beautifuldisaster.coloradok5.com>http://beautifuldisaster.coloradok5.com</A>
     
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    pcorssmit 1/2 ton status

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    I cut a big hole in the bottom of mine. No problems so far after 5 years.

    Pete

    '83 K5, 350 TBI (ex 6.2), 700R4, NP208, Dana 60/14 bolt, 4.56s, Detroits, 3" lift, 15-39.5x15 TSLs
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    Brady 1/2 ton status

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    Did you reinforce it at all?Brady

    '73Beautiful Disaster <A target="_blank" HREF=http://beautifuldisaster.coloradok5.com>http://beautifuldisaster.coloradok5.com</A>
     
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    laketex 3/4 ton status

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    it looks ok to me. pretty close to what I did.

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    haven't run it yet, but hey it was free. I want to design some more custom ones for flex for sale as well, look for them in about 3 months. later.

    Bryan

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    The road goes on Forever and the Party never ends!<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by laketex on 03/25/01 07:04 PM (server time).</FONT></P>
     
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    pcorssmit 1/2 ton status

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    No, I was originally planning to, but never did and don't really have any plans to.

    Pete

    '83 K5, 350 TBI (ex 6.2), 700R4, NP208, Dana 60/14 bolt, 4.56s, Detroits, 3" lift, 15-39.5x15 TSLs
    '97 Dodge 2500 4x4 CC LB Sport, Cummins 5 spd
     
  18. willcofab

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    Actually, these are the hangers that I built for my personal truck, and then ripped it to shreds wheeling it, and so a buddy of mine wanted them, we cut them off and put them on his truck. They held up just fine for 2 years of hard abuse, but are not the same as the ones I currently build. As far as the 1 bogger 1 A/T goes, We just threw on some 44inch boggers to take a few photos of them( ie;they are for sale). The hangers I build currently are made from the original peice too. They have withstood 400 more p.s.i. than existing hangers on the market(i won't mention any names) and are built with 3/8 & 1/2 inch steel plate. So for anyone knocking my products, you don't have to buy a set! Go down the road to the next guy and pay out the a** for them, you will never know the difference.
    I'm not sure how these got placed on this site, but it is a poor reflection of what WillCo and I am all about, and don't appreciate you using my images without consent, but now that I am catching up, I will offer them once again along with my 5 1/2 inchers and 2 inch flips as well. If you have any questions regarding my products, you can contact me at:hutch58wyo@aol.com or Tanks4Toys@colorado4x4.org
     
  19. flexychevy

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    It figures that some guy tries to make something affordable to save fellow wheelers some money and you guys knock it.For your info that is my truck.It has a dana 60 front 14 bolt rear 4.56 gears 5 1/2" of total lift reverse hanger in rear and buy the way that is a stock shackel in the rear!full rear and in cab cage,trans and oil cooler in bed along with full tank and 2 spare tires front skid plate,np205 with a th350 and a built 350SB,relocated shock mounts for more travel,crap im not going to give it all away.When its done ill come show you how well the hanger hold's up.IT TAKES A REAL WHEELER TO BUILD HIS OWN [censored] AND STOMP YOUR SHELF BOUGHT CRAP IN THE DIRT!That all for now.

    Your mouth is wrighting checks that your ass can't cash!!!!!!!
     
  20. KrebsATM02

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    Hmm, i don't think your taking the right marketing approach on this board if you talking trash about ORD. Do as you like though.

    Doug Krebs
     

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