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How trick is my rig?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by KRAZIE87K5, Dec 20, 2001.

  1. KRAZIE87K5

    KRAZIE87K5 1/2 ton status

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    I've recently been wondering where my truck falls on the modified scale. Is it mild? Is it wild? Or is it just somewhere in the middle? Keep in mind, it has to be street legal!!! I drive this bad boy every day to and from work/college.

    I snapped a few CURRENT pics and threw them up in the MEMBERS GALLERY. You can see them on <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/albun40>PAGE 23</a>.

    I want to what all you guys and gals think! How trick is my rig? Let me know what you think. Here is a quick list of what I have done to it:

    * 454/TH400/NP205 (soon to be SM465/NP205)
    * Rebuilt D60 / 14BFF w/4.10's with a detroit in the rear
    * Dual-piston calipers on the D60 (this thing STOPS!)
    * New drive shafts with 1350 joints
    * New 4 core radiator w/16" elec fan
    * Solid front hubs
    * RockStomper crossover
    * 36" TSLs
    * 6" SkyJacker +3" body
    * Rear disc with ACP45's brackets
    * ORD steering box brace
    * Super Comp ceramic coated headers
    * True duals w/cats and FlowMaster BB 70 Series mufflers
    * TrailMaster coilover steering stabilizer
    * Stainless extended brake lines
    * New front windshield and seal! (no more leaks for me!)
    * New heater core and blower motor
    * New carpet inside
    * ALL THIS, with only 44,000 on the body w/absolutely no rust!!!

    Still working on:
    * ORD 4" shackle flip
    * ORD front &amp; rear heavy duty greasable shackles
    * The SM465 swap with fixed rear yoke NP205
    * I still need matching gears in my axles!!!
    * Fuel injection
    * custom bumpers
    * installing new seats

    Phew! Thats all I can think of right now... anybody have anymore suggestions for additions to my rig?

    <font color=red>GOT MUD???</font color=red>
    My license plate reads:<font color=blue> 8 YR SUV</font color=blue>
    454/TH400/NP205 - 14BFF/D60/w/ 4.10s - 36" TSLs
     
  2. Grim-Reaper

    Grim-Reaper 3/4 ton status Author

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    &lt;klunk&gt; &lt;--------noise of jaw hitting the ground.
    That's a "TRICK" rig. you are in the 95 percentile range for sure.

    Women dig dents and flat paint!
    coloradok5.com/gallery/Grim
    75 Jimmy, Dollar
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  3. Burt4x4

    Burt4x4 3/4 ton status

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    Don't really know the definition of "trick"?
    But I do have an opinoin (like all of us), I think your rig may even beable to follow me, mabie?
    Hehehe J/K lookin good Bro! You have all the ingrediance of a fine trail rig!! Now take it to MOAB in August '02 if you can!!!

    72K5[​IMG]Led Zeppelin[​IMG]Rock ON![​IMG]
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  4. Boss

    Boss 1/2 ton status Author

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    Not bad.
    Boss

    Pic of my truck Before N' After
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  5. KRAZIE87K5

    KRAZIE87K5 1/2 ton status

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    Oh, you must not have read any of my posts under Zakk's thread the other day... I AM AT MOAB 100%!!!

    Grim - Flattery will get you EVERYWHERE! Thanks for the kind words.

    I am really not trying to inflate my ego here or anything folks! I seriously want to get a pole of what you folks think of my rig! I just want to make sure that all the "blood and sweat", and I do mean "BLOOD AND SWEAT", hasn't been spent just to get me a sub-par trail rig.

    Keep the posts comming!

    <font color=red>GOT MUD???</font color=red>
    My license plate reads:<font color=blue> 8 YR SUV</font color=blue>
    454/TH400/NP205 - 14BFF/D60/w/ 4.10s - 36" TSLs
     
  6. KRAZIE87K5

    KRAZIE87K5 1/2 ton status

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    You're killing me Chuck! [​IMG][LMAO!!!! [​IMG]

    <font color=red>GOT MUD???</font color=red>
    My license plate reads:<font color=blue> 8 YR SUV</font color=blue>
    454/TH400/NP205 - 14BFF/D60/w/ 4.10s - 36" TSLs
     
  7. DesertDueler

    DesertDueler 1/2 ton status

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    Dont forget a front locker for MOAB. You will deninatly regret it if you dont. Its getting to the textbook chevy. 1 ton axles, big motor, stout transfer case, etc. It will hold up for you.

    86Jimmy 4"&35"MTRs,87 burb 4"&33"MT,69Firebird w/525 hp,and 70GTO live in PHX,AZ<a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/modifierperformance>My vehicles</a>
     
  8. Burt4x4

    Burt4x4 3/4 ton status

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    I hear ya "not trying to inflate my ego here "
    It would bee cool if we all could get some kind of rateing system going. I, like many of us here, also have "BLOOD AND SWEAT" in my rig! Heck sence '93 i've been bleeding on my K5.[​IMG]
    I woulder how we could set that up, a rateing system that is?
    I too think my rig is somewhat "trick"......


    72K5[​IMG]Led Zeppelin[​IMG]Rock ON![​IMG]
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  9. walt88

    walt88 1/2 ton status

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    Very awsome, I respect the fact that you drive that to school and work everyday. I love the truck but you have enough lift to go with at least 38's. Is that in the future or no? Looking good.

    -Walt

    350FI/700r4/NP208c/10b's ORD 4" Shackle Flip/ORD Disconnects <font color=red>NJK5</font color=red><a target="_blank" href=http://groups.yahoo.com/group/njk5club>http://groups.yahoo.com/group/njk5club</a>
     
  10. KRAZIE87K5

    KRAZIE87K5 1/2 ton status

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    I agree - I could have bigger tires, but I didn't want to ge hacking and wacking the fender wells too much!!! [​IMG] I guess that trimming the fenders will prolly happen one of these days... but I couldn't do it myself... I would take it somewhere... to one of the member's places to let them help. I couldn't get myself to do it alone. [​IMG]

    Besides, I came into those times and rims cheap. I couldn't refuse! Besides, taller tires means more ground clearance from the frame, and I am already over state limits!!! [​IMG][​IMG]

    <font color=red>GOT MUD???</font color=red>
    My license plate reads:<font color=blue> 8 YR SUV</font color=blue>
    454/TH400/NP205 - 14BFF/D60/w/ 4.10s - 36" TSLs
     
  11. UseYourBlinker

    UseYourBlinker 1 ton status

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    Very trick...[​IMG]


    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.community.webshots.com/user/vwryda>The Ringmaster</a>
     
  12. zakk

    zakk 1/2 ton status

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    very nice
    why did you go with the rockstomper x-over? just wondering...

    -zakk

    '77 1-Ton K5

    [​IMG] CK5's MOAB 2002 OR BUST!! [​IMG]
     
  13. RGF

    RGF 1/2 ton status

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    Your Blazer looks mean,nice rig! Dual piston calipers/ I see that you have Ford D-60 from the king-pins out, have any complaints with that set-up? I have done that on my rig and it worked out great,and I was able to put together 2 60 fronts instead of one with the avalible parts I had.

    RGF
     
  14. wayne

    wayne 3/4 ton status

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    I think you fall into the pretty trick catagory. Now all you need to do is get the gears to match and see how she does.[​IMG]

    See <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Waynes-Toy>Project Mighty Mouse</a> here.
    <font color=blue>Wayne<font color=blue>
    <font color=blue>Happy Trails<font color=blue>
     
  15. KRAZIE87K5

    KRAZIE87K5 1/2 ton status

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    I bought the RockStomper crossover becuz it was about $200 less than the other kits I looked at. The only thing I wish I had done, was to get the steering arm that is angled to accept the draglink tierod end at a better angle. The end's alignment isn't bad, but its not a straight as it could be.

    Plus Scott at RockStomper is a great guy, and he helped me tremendously during the project. I was actually in the junkyard searching for a new 2WD sector shaft, and had him on the cell phone! Great service...

    And on the gears... yea I know. [​IMG] They just tore up this whole forest near my house, and the whole thing looks nothing but a 4x4 Challenge to me!!! I wish that I had the 4WD so I could go play out there!

    <font color=red>GOT MUD???</font color=red>
    My license plate reads:<font color=blue> 8 YR SUV</font color=blue>
    454/TH400/NP205 - 14BFF/D60/w/ 4.10s - 36" TSLs
     
  16. ken

    ken 1/2 ton status

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    Be patient...I'll find them rear 4.10s for ya soon!!! BTW, I sent you an email.


    ken
     
  17. CaptCrunch

    CaptCrunch 1/2 ton status

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    Man Krazie you shouldn't even have to ask! Your rig is right up there with the badboys of the list that is for sure [​IMG]... I sit here some days in awe of rigs you guys have... makes mine look like a POS... oh yeah that's right it kinda is right now LOL [​IMG]



    Well I know a guy with the a 14B FF rear with 4.10's if you wanted to journy to MN.

    -Mikey
    1987 Chevy K5 Blazer- 350 TBI
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  18. KRAZIE87K5

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    Thanks for the compliments Mike... No sh!t? You know someone with 14BFF gears in MN? How much, and what kind of condition are they in?

    <font color=red>GOT MUD???</font color=red>
    My license plate reads:<font color=blue> 8 YR SUV</font color=blue>
    454/TH400/NP205 - 14BFF/D60/w/ 4.10s - 36" TSLs
     
  19. Kudos!

    '84 K5

    Chevy in my blood.
     
  20. txbartman

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    Someday I hope mine will be just close to yours. Actually, mine may go on the shelf soon. TRAIL RIG BUILDING TIME!

    Brian
    Check out <a target="_blank" href=http://tx85gmcguy.alloffroad.com>My Jimmy</a> with all her projects!
     

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