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Flexy Blazers

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Mudzer, Jul 16, 2001.

  1. Mudzer

    Mudzer 1/2 ton status Author

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    After installing my new springs this weekend at Frisbie's house, we decided to get out the "Ramp" and play a bit. These pics are just a few of our test. Frisbie's rig didnt even fully extend the suspension. Mine is pretty much maxed out, but could go more. I still have more mods to add more travel. I wish I had the pic of Frisbie's truck going up the ramp forward, his truck sits totally level while the suspension "Works". Now, I bet you cant find a Ford that will do that!!!** [​IMG][​IMG]

    ** Referring to the post a while back from Pirates board.

    Check out the pics.

    <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/album/17508267etZDTeSXeN>http://community.webshots.com/album/17508267etZDTeSXeN</a>

    Mudzer 1978/91 K5
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  2. ftn96

    ftn96 1/2 ton status

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    Well, the front looks real flexy but the rear looks kinda stiff though. But I LOVE THE RAMP!

    Beer!!!! Its not just for breakfast anymore!!.[​IMG]
    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.nashvillek5.freeservers.com>www.nashvillek5.freeservers.com</a>
     
  3. Mudzer

    Mudzer 1/2 ton status Author

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    The characteristics of a K5 on a "Ramp", you usually do not see much rear suspension travel when backing up the ramp. I didnt have my front driveshaft installed, so I did not try driving up the ramp forward. I am sure that would have shown the rear suspension travel more adequately.

    Suspension is now:
    6" Front Springs - Rough Country
    5" Front Shackles - Popz Fabrication
    5012 Shocks
    4" Rear Springs - Superlift
    stock shackle flip

    With doing the stock shackle flip I would say, it doesnt give you true 4" of lift even with brand new rear springs. Mine has shackle flip and 4" springs and still squats a little in the rear. Thats even with a soft top, no rear seat, and soon to be truck tailgate.

    The Superlift rear springs had the spring eye about 1" forward so my rear tires sit forward in the rear wheel wells.

    "Thats all I got - ta say about that..." (in my best Forrest Gump voice)

    To find out more about Frisbie's rig, check the Main COK5 page. But, I'll add something to his article right here. His truck is very cleanly built and well engineered. Steve designed all of this himself and the suspension works great! This truck is show quality inside and out, but is a trail rig for sure! Its cool to see someone so much into their K5, they would design/install a custom 3 link front suspension. Cant wait to see his truck perform at Disney in August.

    Mudzer 1978/91 K5
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  4. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    both blazers are looking awesome great job to both of you

    77blazer see it at<a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/user/ssmith6333>http://community.webshots.com/user/ssmith6333</a>
     
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    85m1009 1/2 ton status

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    Hey Neil I just noticed I even got a foot in the picture. Sure wish I had new shoes.

    <font color=yellow>Steve Frisbie</font color=yellow>
     
  6. Mudzer

    Mudzer 1/2 ton status Author

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    I can see why a guy who just installed 3 link suspension would have to walk around on old shoes. [​IMG]

    Mudzer 1978/91 K5
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  7. FWP

    FWP CRS

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    Sick!![​IMG][​IMG]

    <a target="_blank" href=http://fwp4x4.rockcrawler.com>fwp4x4.rockcrawler.com</a>
     
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    Soooooooooooon, Mua aha ahahhaaahahahhaaahahahahah, MUAHAHAHAH HHAAH AHA AHHHAHAHA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  9. 85m1009

    85m1009 1/2 ton status

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    New shoes are on the list right after new softer 63 inch rear springs.

    <font color=yellow>Steve Frisbie</font color=yellow>
     

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