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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by ktedesco, May 29, 2004.

  1. ktedesco

    ktedesco 1/2 ton status

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    Profile /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif

    Before and after pics here:

    web page

    Some history:
    I bought the K5 from some people who used it as a family vehicle in its stock form. I told the guy about my plans for it and he thought I was crazy /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
    I have owned it for about 2 months now and here is what I have done so far:

    4" Pro Comp lift - springs front/blocks rear.I would have gone with Tuff Country up front with ORD shackle flip if I had known about this website then!

    36x12.50x16 Super Swamper TSL Radials mounted on 16x8

    D44 open front/14bff open rear - 4.10's

    Bolt on frame brace for steering box

    Future mods:

    /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gif the fenders (very soon!)

    z-rates for the rear (I have them-just have to get my butt in gear and bolt them on)

    Detroit for the 14b

    I will post pics from in between the before and after pics later.

    Thanks for everyones help with this project, before this website I didn't know the difference between a 10b and a 14ff /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  2. 84gmcjimmy

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    are you going to swap out the 4" blocks for a shackle flip now that you know of this site
     
  3. ktedesco

    ktedesco 1/2 ton status

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    I sure am, gotta wait for alittle while though.

    $$$$$$$

    My wife has been extremely understanding the past few months but I don't want to push it too much! /forums/images/graemlins/shame.gif
     
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    Okay just asking. What did you say to the original owner to make him think you were crazy?
     
  5. ktedesco

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    [ QUOTE ]
    Okay just asking. What did you say to the original owner to make him think you were crazy?

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    I just told him about my plans to put on a lift, tires, etc. I also told him what I wanted it to be capable of doing. He didn't quite understand that train of thought. He only put it in 4wd a couple of times for the snow. In his opinion a trail obstacle is a pebble in his driveway. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif I see what you mean. IF I were to tell the original owner that I bought my project blazer from, what I am doing to it, he'd probaly sh!t his pants /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif
     
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    What did you do with your old rims? I'm looking for some for my trailer.

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    As you can see they don't look anything like the the Eagle 598 that I already have on my K-5....
     
  8. ktedesco

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    I sold them to another member already.
     
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    looks good /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif hey we have the same tire/rim combo /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  10. 84_Chevy_K10

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    Black crawlers are a good combo. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Black crawlers are a good combo. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    [/ QUOTE ] They're pretty poppular with alot of people on this site, but I think they're kinda borring. I guess it all depends on the color of your truck. With my K5 being Blue and White two-tone, I'm going with white rims.
     
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    It's SAWZALL TIME! Looks tuff Kevin! Ready for the trail now baby!
     

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