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Got my K5 back!!! Before & after pics!!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by franco802, Dec 21, 2006.

  1. franco802

    franco802 1/2 ton status

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    Ooops, forgot to put after:)

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    And you know what? It rides better than it did before the lift:confused: Alot smoother.

    This is a 4" Pro Comp lift, 4" front springs and 4" steel blocks in rear, MX5000 shocks, 35x12.5 15 BFG mud KM.

    I do remember reading in the forum somewhere that Pro Comp got a new designer for the springs or something, because alot of people were complaining about the springs being too stiff. So they are now better.
     
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    stockk5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    looks great!
     
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    70jimmy 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Nice. Was that a police blazer? Looks like they had decals on it and the antenna and a stripped down interior.
     
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    Yes, it was actually property of the CDF(California Department of Forestry).

    Its an 86' strippy model 350 V8 TH700r4 trans ,BUT, it has the optional 31 gallon gas tank, rubber floor mat, 15x8 steel rallies with 31" BFG all terrains, full gauge package(except for RPM gauge), transmission cooler and it still has the original AM radio:D This K5 has all the original stuff. Has a big "NO SMOKING" sticker on the ashtray:haha: , a fire extiguisher mount and first aid box mounted where the center console would be.

    When I first picked this K5 up, the wholesaler guy gave me all records. It was very well maintained by the County. It had Monroe gas shocks on it when I picked it up 3 years ago. It also had 69,000 original miles:D
     
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    This K5 has finally been devirganized:D Time to go crawling!

    But i will take it easy until I get a 14 bolt rear with better gears. I am still running the weak 10 bolt with 3.08's. Feels like a dog now. I bet the Alpine grade is going to suck in this thing now:(
     
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    iwaxmyjimmy College web wheeler Premium Member

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    at first i was like so whats different and then i saw the after pictures and i was like oooo nice. what all else did u do? b/c if its as easy as puttin 4 inch springs and blocks and shock i might have a project coming over christmas. and no i wouldnt go crawlin 10bolt rears suck mine stock w/ 3.73s and 33s i blew the rear end so yeah they suck.
     
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    That's all that was done.
     
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    Nice a friend of mine picked one up like that at an auction with the rubber mat but his had a 4 speed. Sweet rig to start with and inexpensive, and like you said low miles and well maintained
     
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    nice keep it up. itll have cut fenders and 38s soon ;)
     
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    Have any issues w/35's and rubbing yet?
     
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    Its amazing what a little lift and bigger tires do for them.
     
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    guess im save for some 4inch front springs and 4 inch shackle flip w/ zero rates on both ends to run these dang 37s takin up space in my room. my axles are gonna hate me lol
     
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    Yeah, any problem rubbing yet? I have a 4" lift running BFG 33s and want to step up to 35s but I really don't want to trim.
     
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    lol if it was owned by CDF it was driven extremely hard unless a forester owned it (I work for CDF). Can you tell what the numbers were on the unit? I can tell you who drove it and where it came from. As far as service CDF has a great maintenance program. Where did you get it from? Do you have a web site. I have been looking where CDF sells their declared excess at.
     
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    Yes!! Definitely!! I have been wanting to know more about this K5. I can see the markings faded on the paint from the numbers they took off on the gas cover and hood. I will get those for you!! Thanks!
     
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    Nice.

    Those Rallys with the 35" Mud Terrains look sweet on your truck. I have an all original Blazer with the same amount of actual miles as yours (just turned 68K). Gotta love a blank canvas. The only thing keeping me from lifting mine is a 6'5" garage door height. I'll probably shove 32s or 33s on 15x8s under it once this Ohio winter is over...

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    Wow! That looks great!:laugh: Now I'm itching to get my lift kit out of the boxes and ON THE TRUCK! When you do go wheelin' again tell us how much rubbing you get with those 35's.
     

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