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Everyones 2 cents

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by shanemcg45, Mar 16, 2005.

  1. shanemcg45

    shanemcg45 Registered Member

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    After being on here for almost a month now, I've seen that everyone has their own ideas about how a truck should be built. I'm curious to see what everyone thinks would be the ultimate K5 whether it be a DD, crawler or a little of both. Now I know most everyone is on a budget, but if money weren't a factor. What would be the ideal engine setup, suspension, tires/wheels, intake/exhaust, drivetrain etc. Feel free to throw in anything else you think would make the ultimate K5. I'm still searching for a direction to go with mine.
     
  2. CyberSniper

    CyberSniper 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    LS2 with a Whipple blower on it
    NV5600
    NV241HD/NP205 doubler
    Kustom Dana 80 front and rear high pinion axles
    53" Michelins
    Titanium 2-seater tube chassis with kevlar skin

    If you're careful of details you can get it under 4800lbs, have enough power to sling mud with 53s, and enough gear to crawl. It'd cost a fortune though. But it wouldn't be some inane crawler or a big dumb mud truck. And it'd drive down the highway without feeling like you're going to meet your maker.
     
  3. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    There was a post about a month ago that went on for 2+ pages with peoples ideal K5 builds....
     
  4. shanemcg45

    shanemcg45 Registered Member

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    do you remember the title?
     
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    shanemcg45 Registered Member

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    Exactly what I was looking for. Thanks
     
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    I like the simple things in life. Being that the 72 K5 is my personal fav. , I'd like a Big Block, say a 454. For a transmission and transfer case, it would have too be a sm465/NP-205. Axles, join the 1 ton club. Lets say a 6" suspension lift + zero rates, and a 2" body lift and some 38" Ground Hawg's. That's just what I'd like.
     

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