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Just bought a 87 K5

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Disciples Performance, Apr 29, 2006.

  1. Disciples Performance

    Disciples Performance 1/2 ton status

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    hey guys just bought myself a 87 K5 4x4 blazer for 800$ its a steal lol but my delima is this it has a 305 TBI and 10 bolt axles now i wanna do a 8inch skyjacker kit with 3 inch body and 39.5 inch Swamper IROKS if i were to switch the engine what could or should i swap it to now i know i could easily do carb 350 - 400 easily but i dunno i wanna stay with the fuel injection any ideas and for axles im gonna get a 14 bolt for the back and either a 44 in the front or a 60 if i can find one haha so lemme in on some info if u guys have any thanx

    Nick:D
     
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    Masiony 1/2 ton status

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    duh, get a 60 front. keep the TBI for sure. and get a 6" lift and lose the body lift.
     
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    Disciples Performance 1/2 ton status

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    lol i plan on a 60 just money pending and finding one is the hard part ideal would be 8" lift for me TBI i will keep just need to figure a better engine into the pic as far as the body lift i dunno some say yes some say no i dunno
     
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    why 8"?
     
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    Disciples Performance 1/2 ton status

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    better for the trails we have here lots of rocks and stumps need the travel for the axle and the height to clear
     
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    8" springs = not too much travel.

    Go with 4" springs and a flip in the rear. With a little trimming you can fit the 39.5's
     
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    thats not a bad idea didnt even think of that one does anyone know of a company that makes TBI intakes for like a 400SBC????
     
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    I duuno either, but where is this pic that you are refering too?:doah: :haha:
     
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    its a form of expression lol! into the pic <--- meaning i need and engine as well as drivelines and lift
     
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    sledheadak 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    swap the 305 for a 350 with the center bolt heads,d60 front 14b rear,+2 52" springs on the front,+2 56 rears with a shackle flip
     
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    ya i might do that buy one outta a 91 or something just swap the comp after the engine i dunno about the springs where do u get the springs?
     
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    i am running 6in with rear spring and have a 350 crate with and edelbrock performer cam and intake that are dyno matched. runs pretty strong for tbi. check out www.summitracing.com
    camokrawler
     
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    ya that would be decent but the money is the factor here lol im gonna see if i can find a wrecker who might have a motor for cheap then just tweak it a bit lol but im looking for axles more then anything right now i got crap 10 bolts need to get rid of those
     
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    i just got all this done today, but i added zero rates front and rear. ive got 38.5 TSLs. the front springs are the stock rears, the rear springs are 56" ones out of a 2wd burb. ive got about 6-7" of lift, and it is very soft. but i have yet to tune it, and the lift will probably get a hair lower. BUT, i aso streched my WB by 9" with the springs and zero rates. you can see this a little in the second pic.
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