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Discussion in 'Pacific Region' started by MilpitasK5, Apr 25, 2002.

  1. MilpitasK5

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    I finally got registered with CK5! I'm glad I joined CK5 and Nor-Cal Big Dawgs. I've been waiting for something like this to get me started on my K5!
    I just wanted to post so I could see my name with Nor-Cal Big Dawg under it! hee hee
    Chris
     
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    Bout time!! /forums/images/icons/tongue.gif Free Loader!!
     
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    Now the Addiction Begins... If it hasn't already. /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
     
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    Kim - totally wish I could have but I wanted to get started on my steering brace before I break that thing from hangin' with all you folks. Didn't even end up doin' it 'cause after I got home, I took a little nap that put me out until 'bout 10:00!
    Rod - Yeah.. I started to feel guilty 'cause I've been getting a gang of good info. from this site and you guys so I had to do it. I've been meaning to but I just never got around to it!
    Ken - I've been addicted! Just took me a while to find folks like you to drop the knowledge on me. It's on now!
     
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    So whats 1st on the list?
     
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    New carb or 3/4 ton axle swap (4.10s or 4.56s). Rod helped out in explaining what I want as far as axles go. Whichever comes first. Tires (i'm gonna go through 90blzr, he's got some good deals), 1/2 inch add a leaf in the front (for now. That would make me even w/ rear), limited slip or lockers. Those are the main things I need to get out of the way. Just gotta come up with the $$! Slowly but surely these will come.
     
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    With out a doubt. It takes time... Just be sure that you have fun while doing it. I would go with a lift kit. I have a 2.5" with 33s. New front and block rear. The cost is realy cheeeep. That is what I would suggest to you to do rather then the Add a leafs. thats my .02 cents. But its up to you to decide, Glad to see your <font color=orange>ORANGE</font color=orange>
     
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    Chris, if you need a little bit of lift in the front to match the rear, I suggest going with ORD's Heavy Duty front shackles, if you don't have them aready. They give you a little (1/2") lift and are a good upgrade over the stock flimsy shackles. Add A leaves would make the ride stiffer anyway. All the cool guys have 'em!
     
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    Ken, I'm sittin' on a 3" inch in the front and 3.5" in the rear right now. I plan on ridin' that out until I get my axles swaped!:)

    Rod, I didn't think of the shackles but I'll probably do that now! With the half inch lift, will I need to extend the drive shaft or get a pitman arm or anything?
    Thanks,
    Chris
     
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    Hey Rod,
    I woulld need to get the 2.5 inch shackle flip from ORD, right?
    Thanks,
    Chris
     
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    If you're running blocks in the rear right now it would be a good idea to change to a shackle flip, then use ORD's Zero Rate add a leaf to get it even. But for sure the front HD Shackles are a must. No matter what you do with your suspension you'll always use those shackles.

    And you probably won't need to change any steering parts or modify your driveshaft. Maybe a steering arm but talk to Ken about that. He put a 4" steering arm on his 2.5 lift and had some problems.
     
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    Just to clarify, the Shackle flip is for the Rear, it replaces the blocks and you run your stock spring... GOOD FLEX!!
     
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    Thanks for the clarification Rod!
     

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