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Help pick the set up

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by loonatic72, Aug 27, 2006.

  1. loonatic72

    loonatic72 Registered Member

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    Ok im a body man with knowledge of working on my own trucks. BUT I have a 79' K5 that I've stripped completely and have been doing all my body work. But it's about time to get with the lift. I have a 44 frnt and a 14bff rear I have a turbo 400 & a turbo 350, and 2 700R4's, 2 NP 205's and 1 NP203. Plus I just bought a 400HP genuine chevy 350. SOOOO I want 38's to 40's and this truck won't see alot of dirt and mud but it'll see it's fair share. What's the best set up I can use to run this with out trimming all my new panels????
     
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    b454rat 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Without some trimming gonna need abotu 8" to clear 38s. For the tran/case, go with the 400 and 205, can't get much stronger than that.
     
  3. loonatic72

    loonatic72 Registered Member

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    How about the suspension set up?? I already figured I would go with the DIY shackle flip and I need new springs all the way around so what arch should I use??
     
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    Is your D44 old enough to have flat-top knuckles? If so, that's a lot of the drudge work already done on the way to crossover steering.
     

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