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installed lift/axles....w/pics

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by mudrunner78, Apr 5, 2002.

  1. mudrunner78

    mudrunner78 1/2 ton status

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    well over easter weekend I installed my tuffcountry ez ride 6 inch front springs, 2 inch back springs w/ ORD 4 inch shackle flip. I also installed ORD's front HD shackles, and greasable bushings all around. I have to credit ORD for superior products. I then went ahead and installed my axles, which were a pain in the butt to move by myself, but there on. The front is a welde dana 70 closed knuckle(large knuckle same u-joint as the 60) 4.56 gear w/ 35 spline shaft all around, welded diff. The rear is a standard 14BFF w/ 4.56 and a detroit.
    Heres the pic's
    http://coloradok5.com/gallery/albuq10
    Jesse
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    looking good /forums/images/icons/smile.gif now get some pics with the tires on /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    still don't have tires, or drive shafts, those are the last things I need to buy. Jesse
     
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    Looking good. /forums/images/icons/cool.gif
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    what size tires are you getting /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    looking for 39.5 on either a 15 or 16.5, but to get the project rolling i'll run 38's to 42's. Jesse
     
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    the rear shackles are they just stock painted red? or are they after market?
     
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    they are actually chevy orange, but there completely stock. I just painted them for rust prevention and had no other color. Jesse
     
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    Looks good but with 38 do you think you will do any fender trimming ? And be safe get some rubber for that thing /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
     
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    Your truck looks nice. I performed the 6" lift last fall, but when the weather warms up, I plan on doing the 2" leaf/4" ORD shackle flip in the rear. I'm currently running BDS springs, which I like. At the same time, I'll be swapping my rear 12 and front 10 for the 14bff/dana 60 front. I would be curious to know if you plan on any fender trimming to clear those 39.5's? I planned on running 36's, because I really didn't want to trim my new GM fenders to fit larger tires (yet). I would like to run 38's, but if they hit the fenders, I don't want them. Keep us posted, put up more pictures!
     
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    What's the D70 out of? Sounds like a monster, lets see more pics! I noticed you raised your tie rod with some spacers. I'd be careful because that area sees a lot of stress, especially with some big meats. Let us know how it works out. Looks good so far.
     
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    /I will be trimming the fenders. I plan on trying to keep the truck low as possible. Jesse
     
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    The 70 is out of a 74 international harvester. I used custom spacers with hemi joints, and custom tie rods. It worked on my old truck w/ 44's. The D70 is a good axle if you don't mind closed knuckle, and so fab work. Its just a tad to big. But alot cheaper than a 60. I custom made disk brake brackets for the willwood 4 piston calipers, and steering arms Jesse
     
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    HEY SOMEONE STOLE YOUR TIRES!!!!



    Kidding...

    Looks good... I'm doin that tomorrow, the shackle flip, w/a 2 3 inch block though... and the front shackles...
     
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    Well if it disapears sometime at night just follow the scrape marks to my house /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif /forums/images/icons/smile.gif /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif /forums/images/icons/smile.gif !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    hey good idea maybe insurance will replace them....haha...Yeah I need to get some tires bad but I need money first. Jesse
     
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    yes you will have to trim fenders with 38"s and 6 inch lift, i have 8 inch lift and i rub my 38"s on my fenders pretty easily, it also matters on the width, mine are 15.50 wide, i think if i had 13" wide then i wouldnt rub as much if at all, 39.5"s and 6 inch lift is gonna be some serious fender trimming, Trimmed fenders can look good if you do em right, and cleanly as possible.....
     
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    I guess it depends on what you call major trimming, I don't consider the 3 inches of metal major trimming heck I might cut even more.Heck to me wheeling in a fullsize is all about body damage. Jesse
     

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