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just bought my first K5

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by bamf, Aug 31, 2005.

  1. bamf

    bamf 1/2 ton status

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    hey guys whats up? been searching for a K5 for awhile finally found one and its home with me now....


    well i paid 3k for it its a 87 k5 blazer with a 4"block left and 35' tires

    runs strong but sucks at stoping.... lol brakes dont work worth a hoot. and steering is loose as a 5.00 night girl

    So hope to become friends with u all and cant wait to start working on my k5...

    pics of the truck

    Also first truck i had was a 74 dodge ramcharger and boy do i miss that .. lol

    anyways have fun guys

    alan
     
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  2. Kiwi John

    Kiwi John 1/2 ton status

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    Congrats on your purchase and welcome to the site. :D
     
  3. dontoe

    dontoe 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Howdy, fellow Tarheel. :bow:
     
  4. bamf

    bamf 1/2 ton status

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    well guys im trying to look up my VIN number but cant find any sites for it


    any ideas? where i could find ??? all i keep finding is Carfax.com
     
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    no1uknow 1/2 ton status

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    when your k5 is out on the trail, you'll forget about that old ramcharger. ;)
     
  6. bamf

    bamf 1/2 ton status

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    my ram charger kicked ass lol well it did until i completely broke the frame lol

    stupid ditch in a dried up river bed lol
     
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    1st mod hydroboost.

    Welcome to CK5
     
  8. bamf

    bamf 1/2 ton status

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    hydroboost whats that?
     
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    blackblazer717 1/2 ton status

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    first three mods to remember!!!!

    1. Remove swaybar

    2. "tastfully" Cut the Fenders

    3. steering box brace and new steering shaft coupler (and or) new steering box

    LUKE
     
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    bamf 1/2 ton status

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    y remove the sway bar ????? and if i do remove what do i replace it with
     
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    kyser_soze 1/2 ton status

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    Larger tires mean more rotating mass,which in turn your brakes will be ovestraining their ability to stop the vehicle properly. Hydroboost comes into play. Hydroboost brakes were O.E.M. on Diesel trucks to help stop the heavier trucks properly, they operate not on the engines vaccume but by the way of the steering pump to provide proper pressure to the master cylinder to stop the truck.
     
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    bamf 1/2 ton status

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    where could i get info on a hydroboost?
     
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    welcome to the forum

    hey man congrats. you will be very happy with it. k5's are the best trucks out there. you will have a lot of fun with it

    matt
     
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    Did the previous owner sometimes park in the the big parking lot next to 1-377 Field Artillery Headquarters?(on Gruber Rd.) If so, I've seen it before. It looked pretty nice to me. The motor sounded good too.
     
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    Of course the brakes don't work for a hoot, you're missing a tire!
    :laugh:

    Looks good, nice truck.
     
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    not sure if the old owner was in the army or not

    what about u ? u in?


    only reason no tire is I had to pull off the shocks lol

    Still looking for a good set by the way
     
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    Welcome to poverty
     
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    so sadly true...
     
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    QUICK, SELL IT BEFORE THE TRUCK SUCKS YOUR POCKETS CLEAN!!! Not to mention gas is pretty expensive nowadays too! :haha:
     

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