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Inexpensive modifications?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by TC4x4, Oct 22, 2006.

  1. TC4x4

    TC4x4 1/2 ton status

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    Well right now i am a little short on cash and i bough a k5 blazer. It already has a lift and tires but i wanted to have a project for this winter with it so my question is," Does anybody have any ideas on any inexpensive modifications that i can do on it?" Something that will improve its performance or all around appeal? thanks fellow off roaders!!
     
  2. 76zimmer

    76zimmer Flyin Rat Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    are you off roading it at all? Maybe just go over the whole truck, and replace belts hoses, fluids, tuneup, etc. to keep it reliable. That'll get you some "get to know your truck experience" too.
     
  3. SUPERSUB87

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    there is alot of things... just depends on how much is a lot to you and if you feel up to it... thats what makes these rigs great. junkyard shopping! you can do axle swaps... change to 52's or 56's in the front and all that.
    roll cage sound good?
    ford shock towers for longer shocks.
    trimming the fenders
    re-do your interior by using a different trim or model (truck seats, suburbans, or newer models) some people put f-350 seats in their burbs. should work on a k-5

    um... what else. engine swaps
    move to a np205 t-case.
    beef up your axles with new axle-shafts... lockers. other doodads.
    custom make your own bumper.

    all of these above should be below a thousand or less. even cheaper if you get a good deal through a junkyard. these are the things i want to do later.
     
  4. koldsimer

    koldsimer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Get a flowmaster knockoff muffler. Can't go wrong making the truck sound bad!
     
  5. beater_k20

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    shackle flip and a set of 56s out back, then put your 52s up front. of course that wont be cheap when you need to upgrade the front shaft and to crossover steering though.
     
  6. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    For about 250 to 285 per axle , a set of Lockright Lockers would be a nice addition to make it actually worth a damn when the lever is anywhere other than 2wd . Add some redline oil too :D

    Also a good tuneup , replacing all the old ignition , and all the filters ( don't forget the one under the charcoal can ) .

    Replacing all the rubber bushings on the suspension , and wear parts .

    Lots of cheap stuff you can do little by little , that helps either performance , or reliablity . Reliability is important .
     
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    Get frame braces from ORD.
     
  8. pplblazerdude

    pplblazerdude 1/2 ton status

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    Best advice yet.
     

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