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just got my first k5!!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by louisianak5, Oct 11, 2004.

  1. louisianak5

    louisianak5 Newbie

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    just got my first k5 the other day. it is very good condition. will try to get pics up ASAP. i need some guidance building it, so all comments welcome. was thinking of getting 6" rough country lift and some 35" BFG mud terrains for starting off, then keep building from there.
     
  2. 55Willy

    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    pass on the rough country. look for bds or tuff country springs.
     
  3. 84gmcjimmy

    84gmcjimmy 1 ton status

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    ditto on what willy said, rough country rides and flexes real bad. Tough country is a good flexy spring, or BDS. /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
  4. 85mudblazin

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    sorry but rough country rides like a tractor but it DOES flex good, I dont understand how it does but my springs ride like crap but flex just as good as the others.
    I would still go for TC or BDS since they ride so good on the street. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  5. BowtieBlazer

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    Where are you located in LA? I have a 4" lift I am about to pull from my 84 blazer. I'm from Lafayette but now live in B.R., I travel the state often....check out our Local Club

    Oh yeah and welcome to the wonderful world of K5's /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif
     
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    4" T.C. springs in front and 4" shackle flip in rear w/35" meat /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  7. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    time for a D60...

    j
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    and 5.13s too. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    j
     
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    14FF too /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  10. louisianak5

    louisianak5 Newbie

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    tough country is what i meant to say...i was looking at the rough country body lift and had my mind on that. i live in bossier city louisiana. thanks for the comments, this message board seems like one big family here to help each other and i really like that. i will get pics up soon. is there anything that i really need after putting that lift on?
     
  11. k5freak44

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    Yea theres more stuff to do when u go to 6". I say stick with a 4". You will most likely need brakelines, i think you will deff. need steering correction.

    35s will fit fine with the 4 in lift.
     
  12. BulldogK5

    BulldogK5 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    If nothing else you can always add a 3" body lift to the 4" suspension for more clearance. The 35's will fit with a good bit of trimming if you flex a lot. If it is just mud you should be alright with just the body lift. Mine did fine that way.
     
  13. Resurrection_Joe

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    [ QUOTE ]
    ditto on what willy said, rough country rides and flexes real bad.

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    Staveo, not to be rude, but you should qualify these comments with a "I have heard" or "I assume"

    I had a RC lift, rode stiff, flexed damn well, stuffed a 38 into the fenderwell hardcore
     
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    I have a 6" lift. What I recomend, call up ORD (970) 945-7777 www.offroaddesign.com and have them put together a complete 6" lift kit for you. I prefer thier 4" shackle flip + 2" or even 3" rear lift springs over blocks or ever a all spring kit. I had new drive shafts made for my 76 K5 when the 6" kit went in. No biggie, about $200.00 for each shaft with all new parts, I didn't reuse anything from the old shafts.
     

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