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First Time OFFROADING After Build (PICS)

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by petryshyn, May 25, 2006.

  1. petryshyn

    petryshyn 1/2 ton status

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    First time out and I already need some work done, Hydro Assist, lock the axels, here are some pics of mild offroading.

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  2. Jishory

    Jishory 1/2 ton status

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    looks like a nice blazer
     
  3. fireplug

    fireplug 1/2 ton status

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    I like it too, that was how I wanted mine to look (the yellow). I guess you moved your rear axle back? How much?
     
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    I was thinking...damn how did he keep from rolling....


    Nevermind....

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  5. tRustyK5

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    Looks good! :waytogo:

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  6. y5mgisi

    y5mgisi 1 ton status

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    how do those tires handle on the highway? Looks sweet BTW
     
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    Nice rig!!:bow: :bow:
     
  8. muddybuddy

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    what color is that? and specs please! very sweet
     
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    stockk5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    what kind of tires are those? they look like military...with a little tsl mixed in on the sides.
     
  10. petryshyn

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    Hey thanks for the props, the tires are Military Michelin 325/85r16 regrooved. As for how the tires handle, they dont seem too bad as they are a radial, got them up to about 80km/h or so and they seem fine (Got a slight DW problem and the square driveshafts started to vibrate sligthly)

    As for the color, its Cat yellow paint I got at the local walmart, 3 dollars a can, rust paint, turned out better than I expected.

    And the rear axel, I did a custom shackle flip in the rear with 56" springs, I turned the springs around so that the longer part was on the front instead of the rear, so I believe that the rear axel is moved back about 4" or so, works perect so far, not far enough to hit the tank but doesn't contact the front of the fender.


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    You should have a word with your spotter. I'm sure if you'd gone to the right a bit you could've missed those rocks all together!:D
    Just kidding! Nice work. What did you think of the hydro assist?
     
  12. petryshyn

    petryshyn 1/2 ton status

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    Sorry I made it sorta unclear, those are the things on my to do list, Trying to steer without any assist is hard, i had to two hand it and even then the tires didn't want to move. That is a mod I plan on doing in the near future, followed a few hydro assist builds and feel it is necessary.
     
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    colbystephens 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    yeah, i learned pretty quick on my first trip out that i would REALY benefit from a locker!
     
  14. muddybuddy

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    yep lockers are very nice to have. but make sure u do the assist around the same time, otherewise it will be near impossible to turn. keep up the good work!
     
  15. lamberthkp

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    good looking blazer :waytogo:
     

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