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Lets see some IFS rigs...

Discussion in '1992-Present Chevy & GMC models' started by bowtiepower00, Mar 20, 2007.

  1. bowtiepower00

    bowtiepower00 1/2 ton status

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    I like the 88-00 IFS body style as much as the 73-87 style, particularly the 95-00 trucks with the WT grille and updated interior.

    This was my '95 K2500. It had a 350/ NV4500/ NP241. It was a 8-lug truck with a SF rear. I put the 16" steelies and 285's on it, and a few other goodies, too. The truck did not have a single option on it from the factory.

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    Prior to that rig I had a 93 K1500 RCSB. It also had a 5-speed and 285's. It had a few more mods on it, but I don't have any digital photos of it.

    I really like the 99-07 style too, I'll have to grab a pic of my 07 Classic.

    I don't really like where they've gone with the new style of trucks.

    Anyway, I know that there are quite a few of us who own or have owned IFS rigs, so let's see 'em. Bonus points for SAS'd rigs.
     
  2. daleearnhardt01

    daleearnhardt01 1/2 ton status

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    98 Z71, 350/4L60E/pushbutton whatever it is/3.42 10 bolt... The gov lock is tight and works great, and I have put it through some tough times. Truck has 68,000 miles. 285s and Classic IIs

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    jac6695 1/2 ton status

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    Here is mine. 97 K2500HD with a 4" Tuff Country lift-

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  4. chevytaHOE5674

    chevytaHOE5674 Registered Member

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    heres mine. 2000 Tahoe Z71 350/4L60E/soon to be a 241. 285's or 33x13.5's depends. Rest is in the Sig.

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    Here's the '96 I used to have. I sold it and bought the '96 Suburban to haul my new kids.







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    divorced 3/4 ton status

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    Do I dare post it....?

    Oh Snap!

    Clicky ---> http://coloradok5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=147047



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  7. chevytaHOE5674

    chevytaHOE5674 Registered Member

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    heres my future plans for the tahoe. If onyl i had some money... damn you college.
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  8. Cajun4x4

    Cajun4x4 1/2 ton status

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    specs in my sig... i get my bonus points in a month or so [​IMG]



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  9. AJMBLAZER

    AJMBLAZER Better to be lucky than good. Premium Member

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    Bowtie ought to remember this one:
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    The rear would flex over a foot but the front had about 3" of travel total.

    1992 Blazer Sport K1500. 350 TBI, TH700R4, NV241, 3.73's, Grenade Lock rear end, all the options that give you trouble after 5 years or 75,000 miles...then I put it on the crappiest lift known to man (Rancho 2-3") and some 285/75R16 Mall Terrains on 16x8's. If I was smart I would have just put 285 muds on the stock wheels and not lifted it. I wasn't smart.
    Great truck except for the front end and crappy choice of the rear end. If GM had made a 3/4 ton Blazer I'd probably still have it.
     
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    bowtiepower00 1/2 ton status

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    Ahhh... the good old days. Back then, even Jason's truck was still IFS.
     
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    AJMBLAZER Better to be lucky than good. Premium Member

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    Back then Jason's truck was going to be a DD/tow rig and the Willy's was going to be the wheeler...


    ...that lasted until he got his hands on a torch...
     
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    thezentree 3/4 ton status

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    97 Yukon 350/4L60E/241/3.42s/285 BFGs 182,xxx miles.
     
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    Bunch of pics in my sig. No IFS flex shots, some SAS shots. Will get some more when I get the BDS fronts in, and the stupid t-case.
     
  14. bowtiepower00

    bowtiepower00 1/2 ton status

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    I think tire size has a lot to do with the IFS bad reputation. I've never run bigger than 33's on any of my IFS rigs, and I haven't had any major problems. Sure, I'd prefer SFA, who wouldn't, but I've had a lot of fun wheeling IFS rigs.

    I've had two IFS rigs on 285's, one 1/2 ton 6-lug and one 3/4 ton 8-lug. I wheeled 'em fairly hard, and they performed pretty well. The 6-lug I could knock out of alignment at will, but if you kept at it you could usually get it to knock itself back to normal (or close enough for me). The 8-lug truck never gave me any problems, and I even did some small boulder fields with it (very carefully) without issue. I never could knock it out of alignment.

    The only issue I've had with the IFS was the actuator. I went through a couple on my 93, so on my 95 I put a posi-lok on from the start. The thing is, I couldn't get it to lock unless I was rolling, so unless I activated before I got stuck I couldn't activate it at all. I didn't realize this until I buried the thing in mud up to the door trim in a river bottom. I couldn't get it to engage and the cable broke. I had to physically engage the thing and put a bungee on it to keep it engaged, and it was too late by that point. I got lucky and there was a guy who lived nearby with a brand new S10 ZR2 who didn't mind giving me a tug.

    I have also wheeled the piss out of Toyota IFS, in two trucks, one with a 22RE and one with a 350, and never had any issues with the front ends on those, either. Those got jumped regularly and bashed pretty good, too.
     
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    '07 SC K2500HD Xcab/gas build

    Wellll, I bought a new K2500HD. I'm not bailing on our "built" credo, keeping the Burb. But I will be building a mild trail/camper on the K2500.
    I'm having to piece together my own map of where to go on upgrades. This truck doesn't fit in with "The Diesel Place", or SFA theme here at CK5.
    It has the 6.0L (gas), 4L80E and manual T-case "on-the-floor". Open 4.10s, no G80 (gov-lock). I'm going to get traction with "both feet".
    First order of biz is to crank the T-bars. Then some wheels and 315s. Then some Cognito essentials.
    Here she is at <500 miles.

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  16. AJMBLAZER

    AJMBLAZER Better to be lucky than good. Premium Member

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    There's still some good guys over at www.off-road.com/chevy's full size Chevy forum. A few more wankers but the good guys still lurk.
     
  17. bowtiepower00

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    Good looking rig. You should have no problems towing with that thing. The Cognito kit and 315's looks killer on these rigs. From what I've read, a programmer really wakes those trucks up and gives a couple of MPG. There are several, I'm planning on going with a Diablosport.
     
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    Thanks Guys. I don't intend to tow unless its somebody else's trailer.:D I am considering a "4 Wheel Pop-up Camper" shell model.
     
  19. 01maroonz71

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    Here's my girl...from my username

    01 Silverado Z71
    6-7.5Superlift
    Ford keys
    3in BL
    4.88 Gears
    Detroit Truetrac
    37x12.50 BFG a/ts
    it got the job done!!!!!

    but, now it's gone...and im happy no more changing steering components, balljoints,cv's, and dealing with the popping and clicking involved with that IFS.


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  20. mudman20

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    green machine

    here is my 97 chevy k2500 with 4 inches and 295's soon to be 37's :)

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