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Good Deal = Change of Plans

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by mr_blasto, Jan 23, 2006.

  1. mr_blasto

    mr_blasto 1/2 ton status

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    I kept trying to convince myself that 1/2 ton axles will be fine because I will never want to go bigger than 35", but that all changed tonight. You may have seen my post in the garage, but I just picked up a dually D70 and matching DRW D60 (out of a '77 chevy one ton) with 4.56's for $550. So now the plans are obviously to go with a little bit bigger tire :D, and some H1 wheels. I see some :hack: in the future (I think, I still need to talk myself into cutting a 1st gen :crazy: )

    It was pretty funny pulling up to the guys house with my K5 (see spec's in sig) - he didn't think they would fit, but we showed him! The next problem will be getting them out of the K5 :crazy: and figuring out where to keep them until they are ready to swap in.

    Anyhow, I will keep everyone posted as my K5 goes 1-ton.
     
  2. mtnman210

    mtnman210 1/2 ton status

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    I'll tell you what I'm feeling like such a nice guy that I'll be happy to store them for you....I'll even cover the shipping.
    However I'm not responsible for "LOST" or "STOLEN" parts:D:D

    very cool score. We're definitly gonna need pictures
     
  3. Burt4x4

    Burt4x4 3/4 ton status

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    haha Nice
    That is how I ended up going from a 350 to a 454...gotta deal I couldn't pass up:D
    Keep us posted
     
  4. OLD DAWG

    OLD DAWG 1/2 ton status

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    I hear ya Burt:D It sounds like another verse of the same old song;) Welcome to the insanity club Mr. Blasto, let the adventure begin:haha:
     
  5. vtblazer

    vtblazer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Yeah, I remember those days...
    Just had a new set of 39.5's show up today. :D :woot:

    Nice score, great spring/summer upgrade.
     
  6. mr_blasto

    mr_blasto 1/2 ton status

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    Which 39.5s did you go with? Are you going to do much on road driving?

    I am thinking I want 38-39.5's in some sort of radial (it is a dd after all), but I am having a tough time deciding just which one.

    I really enjoy watching your projects.
     
  7. vtblazer

    vtblazer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Took off my 37" SSR's (radials) and went to some 39.5 TSL's. (bias)
    The 12.50x37 SSR's drove on pavement really well in case your considering those.

    It's street legal for the most part but it's intent is 99% trail use.
    Not a daily by any means but if I need to get to a trail head, I can.
     

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