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Monster Garage, Pikes Peak K5 episode

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by TrcksR4ME, Jul 26, 2004.

  1. TrcksR4ME

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    Like the title says /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: Monster Garage, Pikes Peak K5 episode on NOW (west coast)

    Doh! I better find me a TV. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: Monster Garage, Pikes Peak K5 episode on NOW (west coast)

    ya i was excited too, until they said they were dropping it 12 inches and making it a 2wd. owell, at least its a blazer and not a bronco. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: Monster Garage, Pikes Peak K5 episode on NOW (west coast)

    Thats what I want, except long travel with about 4" of lift.
     
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    Re: Monster Garage, Pikes Peak K5 episode on NOW (west coast)

    sounded mean! yeah, wasn't too thrilled about the lowering, but it looked like it was a fun drive up! 'this was the best build yet, without a doubt'-Jesse James /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    Re: Monster Garage, Pikes Peak K5 episode on NOW (west coast)

    I tried to watch it . Just can't , too set in my ways . I like hot 2wd cars and TRUCKS , and I like hot 4wd cars and TRUCKS , I don't like removing front DRIVE axles from 4wd Trucks . But hey , its my opinion /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif
     
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    Re: Monster Garage, Pikes Peak K5 episode on NOW (west coast)

    For what it was built for, 2wd seemed ok, and lowering made sense...however keeping the 4wd would have been cool too...oh yeah and that motor rocked /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif Never seen the vortec super charger with the carb setup like that before, very
     
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    Re: Monster Garage, Pikes Peak K5 episode on NOW (west coast)

    Sucks they /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gif ripped /forums/images/graemlins/grind.gif apart a 4x4 but the end result was not bad /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif. I do liked that they used a <font color="orange"> 355 Chevy V8, with a supercharger</font>, just proves you can make a small block kick a$$. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: Monster Garage, Pikes Peak K5 episode on NOW (west coast)

    saw that espisode last night /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif was a very cool project. I would like to get an 73' 2wd blazer and makin it a street machine it would be very /forums/images/graemlins/pimp1.gif
     
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    Re: Monster Garage, Pikes Peak K5 episode on NOW (west coast)

    Why did they have to take a decent 4x4 and destroy it to make a 4x2? I think some of the fabrication and the engine were pretty cool, but Jessie is still the same.
     
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    I was thinking the same thing /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    Re: Monster Garage, Pikes Peak K5 episode on NOW (west coast)

    It was a cool episode, but as I watch it I'm thinking "What did you do that for?" and "You're gonna need that." and for the love of God they put a Ranger front end on it! Just take out the front driveshaft and T-case. 2wd, done. /forums/images/graemlins/screwy.gif
     
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    Re: Monster Garage, Pikes Peak K5 episode on NOW (west coast)

    I didn't see it. But it sounds like it would have been neater if they kept the 4 wheel drive. Still lower it and everything else for the race they just would have had a 4wd.

    Did they remove the front axle because of clearance issues when the truck was lowered?
     
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    I missed the first 10 minutes or so.(watching the dodger dame) but they couln't get the engine out of the mounts and them plasma came to the rescue /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gifthen whole front end came out. I think they should have just got an 2wd blazer it would have been alot easier but then again it's monster garage. they probably just could have just removed the T\C and front drive shaft and call it an day but maybe that might have been an issue when they lowered the k5 the front diff might have hit the engine /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    Re: Monster Garage, Pikes Peak K5 episode on NOW (west coast)

    Yeah its too bad they took a nice cherry K5 and did that, they could have done the sme thing to a beater one. I think it would be kinda sweet to get a 2wd Blazer and make a street machine /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif Although I am guessing they are hard to come by and one might have to take a 4wd version and make it 2wd...not like the 4wd Blazers are rare anyways /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif

    But holy $hit that 355 was impressive /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/bow.gif
     
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    Re: Monster Garage, Pikes Peak K5 episode on NOW (west coast)

    Yeah that was badass!! /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif


    What fun would it be to buy a beater and tear it up? /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif

    Just curious, how is it any differrent then some of you guys who own nice blazers and hack them up into wheelers? /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif

    Also, why keep the 4wd? Hard to lower and not very practical for Pikes Peak.
     
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    Re: Monster Garage, Pikes Peak K5 episode on NOW (west coast)

    [ QUOTE ]
    ya i was excited too, until they said they were dropping it 12 inches and making it a 2wd. owell, at least its a blazer and not a bronco. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    [/ QUOTE ] But they used a Ford front end on it! Sould of kept it on bowtie in my eyes!
     

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