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Crack around PS box with 33/12.5 and 10" rim

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MEGALADON, Jul 12, 2005.

  1. MEGALADON

    MEGALADON 1/2 ton status

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    Do I have to worry about this???? there is no lift on my truck, and found I can run this setup with no problems, the original set up was 15/8 with P265/75 tire,
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  2. cegusman

    cegusman 3/4 ton status

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    Might need to trim the front fenders like this: Click Here
     
  3. MEGALADON

    MEGALADON 1/2 ton status

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    That was a good write up :thumb:

    But I don't plan on flexin like that, I already checked what needed to be done,
    and its very minimal cutting to the lower rear front fender, only inside.

    I already have a thread going with the pic's on this issue. :grind: :weld: :hack:
     
  4. resurrected_jimmy

    resurrected_jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    put a steering box brace on it, if its not cracked it will....at some point
     
  5. MEGALADON

    MEGALADON 1/2 ton status

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    Are these for sale somewhere??? or do I have to make one??????

    Sorry for all the questions, this is all new to me, and I just want a bad ass looking truck with out making problems for myself :thumb:
     
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    79chevyk10 1/2 ton status

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    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    ORD has them for about $120.

    resurrected_jimmy is right, do it now! The crack around the box might as well be a factory option. :doah: :surepal:
     
  8. MEGALADON

    MEGALADON 1/2 ton status

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    :haha: I don't have any crack's now, But want to avoid them.
     
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    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    Don't worry, it's like the movie - "If you drive it, they will come." :rotfl:
     
  10. resurrected_jimmy

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    also to avoid cutting more than you think you want, lower the bump stops to avoid putting the tire into the fender.....like the cracked frame it will happen as well...this way you can save the sheet metal for now and figure out how it really works...just build some sort of spacer between the frame and the bumpstop to limit how far the tire goes after you trim the fender...if you feel it bottoming out more than your comfortable with trim more or go 2 1/2" lift on the front and put a block in the rear....I think you will be happy with any kind of new spring up front instead of the reverse curve that comes stock
     
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  11. R72K5

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    if you plan on offroading or anything close to that then better brace it now

    cuz 90% chance it will crack

    neighbor has same issues with 31" 79 k-10 pickup, frame is all cracked up, vertically and horizontally, and a spider web crack from around one of the box bolt holes

    kaboom

    says he is just gonna V grind and weld the cracks and not offroad it ever

    but it has been in the past we know,

    street show off rig
    new front clip, new paint, new engine, and such, he is almost there already, i cant believe, it will be sharp truck, cab is rust free is whats crazy about it, i dunno how it managed to stay clean being around here all its life, or maybe its not, i think the cab is off another rig really, but who knows,.


    good luck
     
  12. 78Suburban

    78Suburban 1/2 ton status

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    I'm planning on wheeling my bonestock K20 for the first time this friday. Am I just begging for disaster by not ordering the ORD brace yet? I don't plan on doing anything major, just riding on a wet dirt road with one of my buddies. Should I have self control and not wheel with it untill I save up $120, or could I get away with mild poser wheeling for the time being? It is a 3/4 ton.
     
  13. MEGALADON

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    This is exactly what i'm doing, and I have almost no rust on mine :thumb:
    the only offroading I will see is the beach :haha: thats it.

    I will put a suburban front clip on it, paint it black, put a cowl hood, and small mod's.
     
  14. resurrected_jimmy

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    78 burb and megaladon wheel em stock if they crack congrats u found your first weak link...78 burb you'll be fine but brace it when you get the chance put 211,000 on my burb before the box decided to leave the frame...this was on a 1/2 ton that got used hard most of its life, your not begging for disaster enjoy your weekend take a good strap with you and put it out of your mind

    megaladon, i strongly suggest you think about a 2 1/2" lift i think you will be much happier with that set up......it is not my truck, so drive it and see how you like it but i live on the coast of texas and beach running is not new to me...axle hop with stock front springs is a b!%@#....its money well spent along with a tru-trac in the @$$ end
     
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    Thanks jimmy, I will bring it wheeling this weekend. When I think about it, the rednecks that had it before me undoubtedly flogged it harder than I will over the next few days. It's not like I'm extreme rock crawling or anything. I will probably order the ORD kit in a month or two.
     
  16. steve_kibbe

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    here's a 2 inch lift with 33's and no triming.
    ord flip in the back and tuff country's up front

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