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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by CK5, Dec 20, 2001.

  1. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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  2. 502Burban

    502Burban 1/2 ton status

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    Thanks, Steve.[​IMG] They're pretty handy.

    Robb
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  3. FRIZZLEFRY

    FRIZZLEFRY 1/2 ton status

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    I think I could get my truck in the garage with a set of those [​IMG]

    Some people shouldnt drive anything bigger than their head.<a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/user/beaterwhang>community.webshots.com/user/beaterwhang</a>
     
  4. muddin4fun

    muddin4fun 3/4 ton status

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    ...and that would be how a gearhead irons

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  5. 502Burban

    502Burban 1/2 ton status

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    You got it, Friz! I figure that those "wheels" actually drop the truck by 9.5" compared to a set of 35" tires. I can easily get in/out of the garage now.[​IMG]

    Robb
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  6. Burt4x4

    Burt4x4 3/4 ton status

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    OOOOHHHHHHHHH YAAAAAAA
    what the heck are they??? I could also get my rig in my garage with a seto of thoes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    any more info would be GREAT!!! are the homemade?

    72K5[​IMG]Led Zeppelin[​IMG]Rock ON![​IMG]
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  7. 502Burban

    502Burban 1/2 ton status

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    I wish I could take credit for the idea, but a buddy of mine came up with them and made them for me. He works in the underground utility construction biz, and was looking at some left-over 16" cast iron pipe one day. He remembered me whining about how I was going to be able to get the Suburban in and out of the garage after installing the lift, and came up with the idea.

    All he did was take my stock 16.5" wheels and cut them down to fit inside the 16" pipe, and just welded them in place. We didn't even bother with making them perfectly true or anything, as I'll just use them to get out of the garage to a level spot where I can jack up the truck and swap for my 35" wheel/tire combo. They just barely fit over my calipers, but they do fit.

    All I have left to do to them is add some tread so they won't slip and slide going up/down the driveway (or chunk my concrete driveway).

    Robb
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  8. BadDog

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    Here is a better pic.

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    Some day: 4" lift, 44" tires, massive cutting, shorter wb and rear overhang.
     
  9. Grim-Reaper

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    Ohh I bet that makes a hell of a lot of noise hahahaha. Probaly should like a steam roller.
    I bet they wear like iron!

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  10. '73 K5

    '73 K5 1/2 ton status

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    Think about all the sparky burnouts you could do. It would make a better show than the guy on Cops every week that keeps driving after the tires blow off the rims.

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  11. Burt4x4

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    Hey that is COOL!!!
    thanks for sharing the deatails!!

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  12. Pookster

    Pookster 1/2 ton status

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    if you want to silence it real quick and not have to do much work, just liberally spray it with some rubber underbody coating. :)

    Course, you could also cut apart some innter tube and use some rubber cement to bond it all together... :)
     
  13. Thunder

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    They aren't much to look at.........But I bet they wear like iron.....................

    I bet you could quiet them down with good old duck tape..... Maby put it sticky side down for even more traction............. Just one more use for that wonderful stuff.
     
  14. 502Burban

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    Yep, for all that are interested, I will be putting them into productions with a million mile guarantee![​IMG] J/K, in case anyone were to take this seriously.[​IMG]

    Robb
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  15. 502Burban

    502Burban 1/2 ton status

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    You're welcome. One of these days, I'll have to get some good photos of Craig's K5 up. He's the guy that came up with the idea. He's quite good at that kind of stuff. He's grown bored with mods to his Jimmy, though, and now is off playing with '69 Camaros and '63 Impala wagon surfmobiles. He does very sweet work. If you're interested, you can see his Camaro '73 GMC Suburban - 502DFI
     
  16. SlyDog

    SlyDog 1/2 ton status

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    With your 502 you could make some nasty noise [​IMG]

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  17. ImpalaSS

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    yea!!!!! burnouts! might not be something the neighbors aprecite though!

    68 SWB 4x4 1 of 1,449 made 327, 465 4 speed, rockwell tcase, dana44, 14 FF, <a target="_blank" href=http://communities.msn.com/68K10>http://communities.msn.com/68K10</a>
     

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