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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Burt4x4, Dec 4, 2000.

  1. Burt4x4

    Burt4x4 3/4 ton status

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    Ok after the first of the year with tax returns and my anual bonus from work I'm researching what to spend it on.
    Please help me decide.....

    I have 3.73s and my front Dana44 is an open diff. So how about R&P front and back too 4.10 and Dana Power-Lok for the front with ORD axel shafts.

    Launch my 383 Stroker build by perchasing eather a custome built short block or a fully assembled GM Crate motor or finding a donor engine and get the machine work done.(my current 350 is running fine)

    Warn HS9500i (will need to modify the winch bumper first)

    Help me put thease projects in order [​IMG].
    This money I don't have yet is allready burning a hole in my pocket[​IMG]


    72K5[​IMG]Led Zeppelin[​IMG]Rock ON![​IMG]
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  2. MudFrog

    MudFrog 1/2 ton status

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    Burt4x4,
    Ya gotta do the Stroker. You've been wanting one for a loooong time. And I'd like to see how everything turns out so I will know if I want to takle the project too [​IMG].


    89 K5 Silverado
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  3. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    if it was me i would do the winch then the gears then the motor but that is just me. i am planing on a new winch and 6in lift and new 38.5x14x15 tires with my tax return if the wife will let me lol

    s.smith 77blazer lookin 4 mud
     
  4. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Stroker first! Enough horsepower and the gear ratio won't matter[​IMG] Then when you have enough power to get real stuck buy the winch![​IMG]

    Rene

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  5. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    If I were you, I would do those things in this order:

    axleshafts
    383
    HS9500i
    gears/powerlock

    Like TRusty said, with enough power the gears wont matter much. And the jump from 3.73 to 4.10 isn't much either.

    Although Winches are nice and you dont have to worry about getting stuck much!

    Mike [​IMG]
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  6. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Front Dana 60 to match your rear Dana 60 with ARB of course, and regear that thing Steveo.

    Steve
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  7. 1HIHUM

    1HIHUM 1/2 ton status

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    Just remember...tooo much power, and you'll NEED new gears![​IMG] If the rest of the drive train can handle the power, then go for the stroker. Then you can sell the 350 to help pay for the gears.[​IMG][​IMG] I'm happy with my crate motor, but I HAD to go that route. My old 350 gave out before I had the funds for the BIG BLOCK I wanted. Good luck with whatever project you go with!

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Burt4x4

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    I have been talking myself out of the D60 front, I know I want it but i am running 6lug and the rear has been built perrty tuff so need to stick with 6lug and DynaTrac does have one but $$$$$$ bucks!!! I am a bit worried about spending the $$ on beefing the D44 and then wishing I just did the D60 front!![​IMG] Oh S&*t i'm getting dizzy again [​IMG] aaaaahahahahaaaaaaa I need to win the lottery..[​IMG]

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  9. Burt4x4

    Burt4x4 3/4 ton status

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    Oh my word[​IMG] I just got off the phone with Dynatrac and they want $4100 for new front 6lug D60 with open diff any ratio, Warn Prem. hubs and disk brakes! WOW I was expecting like 2800 but not 4100. Gee wizz how can anyone afford that????[​IMG]

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    ken 1/2 ton status

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    Hey Burt, that's why they call they "Dynarape"!!!

    ken
     
  12. Burt4x4

    Burt4x4 3/4 ton status

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    LOl ya no kidding Ken. I knew they were expensive by my god they sure are proud of their axels..........

    72K5[​IMG]Led Zeppelin[​IMG]Rock ON![​IMG]
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  13. '73 K5

    '73 K5 1/2 ton status

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    Go to www.beckracingengines.com and spend your money there. Not a day goes by that I don't dream of having one of their 406's in my Blazer.

    '73 K5
    Chevy good...Ford bad
     
  14. MudFrog

    MudFrog 1/2 ton status

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    They only give a 90 day waranty on their engines. You would think it would be much much longer. Especially for the price.

    89 K5 Silverado
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  15. '73 K5

    '73 K5 1/2 ton status

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    I think it said in the brochure they sent me that they've never had an engine returned though. Sounds good enough for me.

    '73 K5
    Chevy good...Ford bad
     
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    WARN HS9500i $799
    gears/lockers=3:73 isn't that bad (for now)
    383=you said your motor was fine
    front axles=see if you break the stock ones first


    79 Blazer 6"lift 35's locked/4:56 http://www.keith.coloradok5.com
     
  17. JimmyDie6.2

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    personally, I'd do motor, gears, than the winch. A 383 sounds very nice.............js
     
  18. Burt4x4

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    So far the Stroker is winning!
    Warn HS9500i is second
    Axels
    then the gears and power lock...

    I am starting the ruff draft on my rookie blueprint plans for this 383 build up......
    so far it looks like i'm gonna get a shortblock and build the valvetrain myself useing an array of matched parts!
    I'll take notes and some snap shots to go with it to help share the experiance with ya'all.........

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