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Few Q's for you K5 hybrid and buggy guys

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by TXsizeK5, Oct 12, 2003.

  1. TXsizeK5

    TXsizeK5 1/2 ton status

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    Few Q\'s for you K5 hybrid and buggy guys

    What kind of suspension are you running, post up some pictures, if you angled your fenders or used tubed fenders where did you relocate your battery and other such peripherals. /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif

    Thanks

    Most importantly... pics!
     
  2. TXsizeK5

    TXsizeK5 1/2 ton status

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    Re: Few Q\'s for you K5 hybrid and buggy guys

    TTT


    btw, does anyone run say a springer in the rear or 3/4 eliptical with a 3 or 4 link up front? or is it better to run the link susp. all the way around?
     
  3. denver75k5

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    Re: Few Q\'s for you K5 hybrid and buggy guys

    This is my fuggy:

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    Im running a BDS 4: leaf setup with 3/4 eliptic in the rear,
    But I plan on a 1/4 eliptic and 4-link the rear and either Alcan or COILOVER in the front this winter.

    Both of my Batt's are in a toolbox in the rear behind the cab.

    Im just a little concerned about linking the front just because of the "Tippy" factor.
     
  4. TXsizeK5

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    Re: Few Q\'s for you K5 hybrid and buggy guys

    Where did you mount your battery and all your TBI emissions stuff, assuming you're injected. lets get a pic of the engine bay.
     
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    Re: Few Q\'s for you K5 hybrid and buggy guys

    Both of my Batt's are in a toolbox in the rear behind the cab.

    I run Holly Digital projection which is mounted inside the cab.

    I dont have any pic's of the engine bay , The only things I have in there are an engine /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif , york air compressor, and a windshield washer bottle /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: Few Q\'s for you K5 hybrid and buggy guys

    you could always mount your batteries Hummer-style... aka under the passanger seat. Thats prolly where I'll put mine in the s-10... have to cut the floor and build a custom box for it with drain plugs and route some vent line, but its all good. Be nice and easy to use one of them battery disconnect switches that has the removable switch too. /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

    j
     
  7. BadDog

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    Re: Few Q\'s for you K5 hybrid and buggy guys

    My rear suspension is reversed 57" Ford F150s (long side in front) with a modified springer arm in the rear plus an anti-wrap bar. Killed lots of springs before the anti-wrap, I like it very well now. Well enough that the coil rear suspension I've been planning will likely wait till after this years wheeling season.

    Font is a 4" BDS support pack with an 8" main leaf that I got from BDS research. Axle relocated on pack 2" forward. Front mount relocated 2"+ forward on the frame. Rear shackle is 7.5" center to center and is relocated about 4.5" forward for a better shackle angle.

    Batteries are inside the frame rails in front of the rear axle (under back seat).

    EFI electronics are on the fire wall in front of the passenger seat (stock location). The only emissions stuff missing is the vapor canister and cat.
     
  8. Emmettology 101

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    Re: Few Q\'s for you K5 hybrid and buggy guys

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    But I plan on a 1/4 eliptic and 4-link the rear and either Alcan or <font color="red">springover</font> in the front this winter.


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    Did you mean to say Coilover in the front?
     
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    Re: Few Q\'s for you K5 hybrid and buggy guys

    I think it was a Freudian slip. He really longs for a Jeep! /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif

    /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
  10. denver75k5

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    Re: Few Q\'s for you K5 hybrid and buggy guys

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    I think it was a Freudian slip. He really longs for a Jeep!


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    Now your talking dirty!!! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif

    Ok you caught me on that one yes, Coilover
     
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    Re: Few Q\'s for you K5 hybrid and buggy guys

    Any pictures of the 3/4 eliptical?
     
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    Re: Few Q\'s for you K5 hybrid and buggy guys

    Ya, Ill scan them tonight , I did it different than a lot of people where as I have kept my "goofy leaf" str8 by 2 hangers so it's not at all squirrley..
     

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