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First round of mods...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Jeff427, Aug 23, 2002.

  1. Jeff427

    Jeff427 1/2 ton status

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    just about done on my 77 K5. Pic of it with the lift installed, along with some pics of my new High Angle (http://highangledriveline.com) one ton CV shaft and driveline e-brake (also notice the new Super Swamper on the back, supplied by Toy Box Off Road [ http://toyboxoffroad.com ]) /forums/images/icons/grin.gif;
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  2. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    very cool! /forums/images/icons/cool.gif /forums/images/icons/smile.gif how much was the e-brake set-up?
     
  3. Jeff427

    Jeff427 1/2 ton status

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    Here is the total list of goodies added;
    ORD steering gearbox brace
    4" front spring lift
    home brew BOLT ON shackle flip (no grinding drilling or torching)
    Edelbrock Performer intake manifold
    Torque Plus intake gaskets
    rebuilt Q-jet
    High Angle Driveline 205 park brake kit
    High Angle Driveline One Ton rear CV shaft (has all one ton u-joints, and a one ton CV)
    Set of Super Swamper SX 33x15.50x15's

    Sorry, don't know the price on the brake setup, contact Jesse @ High Angle Driveline http://highangledriveline.com
     
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    wayne 3/4 ton status

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    4" lift and 33's don't look that bad. That is the plan for Donna's 90 for daily driving and she will probably run my 36's when it is wheeled. /forums/images/icons/cool.gif
     
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    Muddytazz 1 ton status

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    Just a curiousity question, but whats the purpose of the ebrake on the driveline?
     
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    DBLAZER 1/2 ton status

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    Very nice!!
     
  7. Jeff427

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    Wayne, those are wide 33's (15.50 wide), so they look better with the 4" lift than narrower 33's do /forums/images/icons/smile.gif.
     
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    Muddytazz, there are several benefits, like;
    5) no cables hanging down low on the backing plates to catch stuff
    4) It is mechanical, so it is a legal park brake, unlike line locks
    3) the brake setup is up high out of the crud
    2) you don't have to have Caddy calipers for your disk brakes on the rear to have a park brake
    1) the coolness factor /forums/images/icons/cool.gif
     
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    Looks good there Jeff... sling that Michigan mud!!!
     
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    how does that e-brake really work? i have heard the don't have enough holding power on there own to hold truck. trucks to heavy for single caliper. I did the rear disc, but cheaped out on the calipers and don't have e- brake. I have to order new shafts from same guys when truck is relifted, but would also like that e-brake set up.
     
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    very SWEET! i cant wait until i can buy another vehicle to drive daily so i can tear the k5 apart!! /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
  12. Jeff427

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    Bablazer73, it has good holding power. It will keep my Blazer from rolling on an incline when it is in neutral. I can overpower it with the motor, but it really works the engine, so it is pretty obvious that it is set if you try to take off with it on. I would say it works every bit as good as the originals (better in my case, since all my original stuff was gone, except for the pedal), but with all the benefits I outlined in my post above. /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
     
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    Since it is on the driveline, the holding/stopping power is multiplied by 2 because of your two tires on the ground.
     
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    also, wouldn't it hold better because of the gear ratio of the rear end????
     
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    I think that logic is wrong, it should be half as one caliper is holding two wheels instead of one, but a driveshaft brake is said to be stronger than a single rear brake due to the leverage of the gear ratio in the ring and pinion setup, so in the end it is better but not because it's holding two wheels. Can somebody confirm or deny this /forums/images/icons/confused.gif
     

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