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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by sarazk5, Oct 29, 2001.

  1. sarazk5

    sarazk5 1/2 ton status

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    I got my lift/rims/tires/new shocks all installed on Saturday. Looks soo much better. Put on a 4" pretty stiff supsension lift, edelbrock IAS shocks, which ride super nice! And finally got my Alcoa's on! My truck is actually starting to look cool now! Anyway, unfortunately on the test drive, my just rebuilt transmission SNAPPEd... and no drive, no 2nd. All I have is Low1 and Reverse! I get to tow it to the shop now to be re-repaired. Will cost me 150.00 in labor too, which sucks since I only have 600 miles on it!
     
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    muddin4fun 3/4 ton status

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    did they give you a warrentee at all?

    Peace and stuff [​IMG],

    Muddin

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  3. CK5

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    I only use 1st and reverse on the harder trails anyway, so whats the problem? [​IMG]

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  4. sarazk5

    sarazk5 1/2 ton status

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    problem is i like to drive faster than 10mph! I got an 18 month unlimited mileage warranty on the transmission, but the labor warranty was only for 90 days. So i have to pay for them to pull it and install it, unless i want to do it myself. It is worth it to me to pay them the 150.00 to do that. And I'll have them throw in my rear main seal that was going to cost me 200 to have done. So it will make up for itself for now. Really sucks that I don't have hardly any miles on it and this happened though. That really bites!!!
     
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    How much did the Alcoa's cost ya? Where you get them from?

    -Mikey
    1987 Chevy K5 Blazer- 350 TBI
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  6. sarazk5

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    They are Mickey Thompson Alcoa Classics and they cost me a whopping $300.00 including the 35" tires. I consider the tires free, I got them used from a guy in the Bay Area, basically a "steal". Tires are just general grabbers, but have lotsa tread left on them, I actually like the way they look on the truck, sits really nice. I'll take pics tonight to show everyone the updates. :-)
     
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    Leadfoot 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    With the proper tools and know-how, you could save yourself $150, but if you do not have the time, tools, space, or know-how, $150 isn't too bad. It's all relative. If you need the vehicle then I would say pay the $$, but if it's a spare and you can afford to have it sit for a while, it might be worth the experience to pull the tranny yourself (as long as you have access to common hand tools, at least one floor jack and bottle jack (or two floor jacks), and wheel chocks). You will have to pull both driveshafts, t-case, undo both cooler lines, shift linkage, speedo cable/sender, vacuum lines (depends on tranny), TV cable (depends on tranny), electric plugs (depends on tranny), torque converter and bell housing bolts, and more than likely some of the exhaust (especially if stock y-pipe). It can be done, but it can also be tricky. It's up to you. If you decide to do it yourself, there are alot of people on here that can help.

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  8. sarazk5

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    It is way worth it to me to have them do it. I wouldn't be able to do it and my b/f can't stand working on transmissions, hates transmission fluid! I spent a weekend with him helping him do his friends tranny and trust me, I'd rather pay $150.00 than deal with him while working on it. Also, I have no place to do it at. Hopefully it won't happen a second time, I'm already asking them what can be done to make it stronger to make sure something like this doesn't happen again, but they won't know for sure till we pull it apart and see what went wrong.
     
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    Steal is the word to use for sure. Man I wish I could stumble upon a deal like that. Sounds like now with all the interior work the truck will practically be totally rebuilt .

    -Mikey
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    Definitely a steal. I hadn't even really requested them. This guy was on Pirate4x4.com he sent me a PM cause he saw me reply to someone else's post regarding some tires. So he told me he had a set of 35's on Classic's for 300.00. The whole drive there we were still thinking there must be a mistake. Sure enough they were them!!! We left the bay very happy that day :-) Went back and picked up 7 33's and a set of Rockcrawlers from the same guy recently. $200.00 for them.
     
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    I bet all those tires and rims were hot!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]



    I'm not picking my nose...I'm just pointing at my brain!! [​IMG]

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    No, he had pics of them on his Yukon. He said he bought the Yukon with them on it, took them off and put some rockcrawlers with 32's on it. Then he sold it like that. He had them sitting around. I really don't think he knew what they were worth. He realized after the sale that I got a killer deal. He is a very nice guy. I would hate to think they were stolen. One has one minor nick on it, that you can't see unless you really look... others are in perfect shape.
     
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    1 FN HI K5 1/2 ton status

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    Hope you get your truck together before the 9th hope to see you at bassi falls.

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