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Help me spend some $$ on my K5

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by la_blazer82, Mar 28, 2005.

  1. la_blazer82

    la_blazer82 1/2 ton status

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    I just bought some stuff for the K5, including:
    4.56 gears for the 14bff (Paid $205.99)
    Detroit Locker (rear) (Paid $383.99)
    Install kit (Paid $36)
    Mile Marker Premium Hubs (Paid $65)
    Rancho 9000x (Paid $272)

    I have roughly another $1k to spend, but this includes money that will go towards the gearing/locker install. I figure I'll have $500-650 left over. What should I get:

    1. New rear d-shaft (recently installed ORD flip + zero rate in the rear; dropped down the t-case to help d-shaft vibes). Probably would go with HAD or Tom Woods
    2. 14bff disc brake conversion
    3. rock sliders
    4. rear bumber w/tire carrier
    5. cross-over steering (front D44 - but don't have flat knuckles or 2WD steering box)


    Question: 1. Does anyone have part # to Detroit? The Truetrach box I had has a check mark next to "NoSpin", and the locker doesn't look like some of the pics I've seen of the Detroit Locker. I think the part # I received is S225-10
    2. The hubs I received are for a 1/2 ton K5, but the front D44 I have is from out of a 77 K20. The Part # for that year 3/4 K20 is different. Should the be the part # for '77 K20? (Just want to make sure)
     
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    spearchucker 1/2 ton status

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    I would get the rear disks, HAD shaft and a SYE. That way the rear end would be done.
     
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    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    I agree with spearchucker. Actually, call Jesse at HAD and see what the conversion and a rear d-shaft costs. More than likely it will probably be more than what you'll have left, but that would be my next route.

    Also, I would take the t-case drop out too. The sslip yoke eliminator will help with angle and maybe even go with a CV rear shaft depending on your lift size.

    Hubs should be the same for a 10 bolt or D44 in either the 1/2 ton or 3/4 ton versions. That is unless you have the external hbs, but I believe they stopped in 74.... That would be the only other D44 hub part# I could think of.
     
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    mxfireman 1/2 ton status

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    X-over Steering would be my choice....
     
  5. la_blazer82

    la_blazer82 1/2 ton status

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    thanks for the replies. I know the HAD shafts are $$$, but well worth it. Only have a ORD flip + Zero rate in the rear, so I would be putting the t-case in stock position after a new shaft
     
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    Silver84k5 1/2 ton status

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    take that 650 and put it in the piggy bank, save a lil more and get a doubler?
     
  7. stallion85

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    Diff protectors/heavy duty tie rod/steering box brace?/Air compressor/spare parts...........
     
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    My choice would be crossover and sliders. A beefy tierod and some diff cover protection would be nice too. A HAD shaft would be nice to have but if your stock shaft is working then run it.

    Harley
     
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    Either put it towards going to rear disc or bank it and be that much closer to a 60.
     
  10. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Hey Andrew! :)

    Rene
     
  11. la_blazer82

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    I'm kinda leaning towards disc brake conversion. I'd like a new d-shaft, but that would probably be all the $$ as the HAD shaft if worth some dough. Do I need a diff cover/rock ring if I don't plan on doing rock crawling. Actually I'm not sure, I'm gonna try as many different trails/runs as I can, but nothing too extreme right now since the K5 is my DD
     
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    PhoenixZorn 1/2 ton status

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    Sorry to hijack, but what does a doubler actually do?
     
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    Off road design Doubler
     
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    if you got no vibes then i'd say the disk conversion would be a good choice. if you plan on a HAD and a SYE in the future, you should do them both at the same time since that will change driveshaft length. it'll cost a pretty penny to do both at once tho.

    hey where in socal are u?
     
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    la_blazer82 1/2 ton status

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    I currently have no vibes, but that was cured by dropping the t-case. This is the reason why I was thinking of getting a new d-shaft (i want to put the t-case back at the factory height). I live in Pico Rivera, near Whittier.
     
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    mxfireman 1/2 ton status

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    X-over steering would give you alot more for your money than doing a disc conversion. It also makes turning a much easier task than a chore when out off roading.

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    george, where did you get the detriot locker at?
     
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    la_blazer82 1/2 ton status

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    I picked it up from 4WParts - they matched the $383.99 price from Drivetrain Warehouse (found in that 4WParts magazine). I didn't find much cheaper, and considering I'd be saving $ on buying from the Compton store, rather than paying for shipping from somewhere else, it seemed like a good buy
     
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    They have a 4WP in Compton??? :haha:
     
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    That's what I thought when I went to buy my swapers from there. And no it's not in the getto part.
     

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