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lets hear your cheap mods that help offroad

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 85mudblazin, Mar 17, 2005.

  1. 85mudblazin

    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

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    Money is tight so I was trying to come up with some things you can do cheap to help offroad.
    Might help some people on a tight budget, so lets here your cheap mods :D
     
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    bigyellowjimmy 1/2 ton status

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    Throw away your anti sway bar!
     
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    --Disconnect swaybar

    --remove bolt from leaf spring clamp in the back

    Thats about all the free stuff I can think of right now.
     
  4. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    sway bar, spring clamps and fender trimming... about it... welding the differentials if u want to/have the ability.
     
  5. 85mudblazin

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    These can be cheap to not just free :D
     
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    Pull a $20.00 electric fan out of a salvage yard and get 20 HP.
     
  7. 1985K20

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    yeah, you can weld that rear end but dont weld it with an arc welder...:whistle:
     
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    got out of crazy situations by decreasing air pressure in tires:waytogo:
     
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    big pappa b 3/4 ton status

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    Do a search for "Cheap mods". There are lots of posts
     
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    52"/56" springs in the front and shackle flip in the rear is a REALLY cheap mod. Had i not used my BLING BLING front shackles in the front, i would have only been in the swap the price of bolts
     
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    The only problem with that is you usually need x-over steering afer you do that and really long travel shocks, and then you need new shock towers....etc
     
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    true, i guess i never thought into that.
     
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    If you can find a deal on front springs, a homemade shackle flip can be a great cheap mod (if you have the fab skills to do it right).
     
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    swaybar, welding or lockrights, decent nused mud tires, lower air pressure, hilift, shovel, ax, electric fans, and shaving as much weight as possible.
     
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    Please explain the spring clamp bolt mod.
     
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    There are bolts that hold these clamps so that your springs cant fanout, removing those bolts lets them fan out which will increase your droop.
     
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    Any dis advantages of this? This is the first I have heard of such mod. Could be useful for my application:)


    Cheap mod.......If you have a manual tranny hooking a bicycle brake line to your throttle line helps out a lot. Frees up your feet when you have to clutch and brake.
     
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    the only thing that you should do to prevent your main leaf from bending with the added droop, is to make a clamp that will clamp the 1st and 2nd spring, yes it will limit droop a little but its better than a belt main leaf and will still help with droop.
     
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    One of My favorits is to take a 3" piece of 3/8(if I remember correctly) fuel line and hoseclamp it to the floatbowl veturi tube on a Q-jet carb. Helps out with the carb bogging and flooding it's self.
     
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    Huh?
     

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