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my 89 K5 progress day 1, 2 and now 3 ALL DONE!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by tori89k5, Apr 20, 2001.

  1. tori89k5

    tori89k5 1/2 ton status

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    not a lot to tell..... but....... lift is arriving tomorrow... so the tires can come off and go to the tire store for the new shoes!
    then tomorrow after work the fun begins... stay tuned
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    Okay,.... day 2 got the kit today... came home and tore into the rear.... had the blocks in place in less than 30 mins. Went very easy. Began tearing front end apart getting ready to do the front tomorrow, and preparing for the aggrevation of the steering arm, actually got it off very easily! Read the post regarding the steering arm to see what i did. Here is the rear with tires mounted.
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    Okay... day 3 ALL DONE !! whaddaya think ?
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    Front lift went smooth as could be. Started at 9 a.m. was washing my hands at noon. Very satisfied with the Tuff Country lift. Doesnt ride quite as nicely as i would like.... but then i'm just being picky. Kit and all pieces were great. Even got it aligned today with the help of Chris at <font color=blue>Hill 4 Wheel</font color=blue>
    http://www.tori89k5.coloradok5.com
    [​IMG]<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by tori89k5 on 04/21/01 10:47 PM (server time).</FONT></P>
     
  2. UseYourBlinker

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    Re: my 89 K5 progress day 1

    Nice work...[​IMG]


    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://community.webshots.com/user/vwryda>http://community.webshots.com/user/vwryda</A><P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by useyourblinker on 04/22/01 02:45 PM (server time).</FONT></P>
     
  3. tori89k5

    tori89k5 1/2 ton status

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    Re: my 89 K5 progress day 1

    that's wierd, it was working last nite...... but i see what you mean... im on a different computer here at work and it doesnt work either. Well....... its on my website.....

    UPS just dropped off my lift !!!!! yeah !

    Bone stock '89 K5..... except for my "Colorado K5.com" sticker. This site rocks!!
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.tori89k5.coloradok5.com>http://www.tori89k5.coloradok5.com</A>
     
  4. Chris Demartini

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    Re: my 89 K5 progress day 1

    <font color=blue>Pictures off our CK5 web paged cant be used in posts. You have to upload them somewhere else to imbed them in posts.</font color=blue>

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Espen88k5

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    Re: my 89 K5 progress day 1

    Yes. Take a trip over to <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.webshots.com>http://www.webshots.com</A> and get a free acount. It's what I and alot of others here use for posting pic's.


    [​IMG] If your not living on the edge, your taking upp to much space![​IMG]
     
  6. CaptCrunch

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    Re: my 89 K5 progress day 1

    So what's the master plan Tori?

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  7. tori89k5

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    Re: my 89 K5 progress day 1

    Well....... tonite..... rain or shine...... and it is raining..... Im putting the blocks in the rear... might even start beating on the steering arm.....

    Its only getting tires and a 4" tuff country
    .....will be done soon though...... this weekend !!

    Bone stock '89 K5..... except for my "Colorado K5.com" sticker. This site rocks!!
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.tori89k5.coloradok5.com>http://www.tori89k5.coloradok5.com</A>
     
  8. BurbinOR

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    Re: my 89 K5 progress day 1

    Keep up posted on the lift project..............I too want to go with Tuff Country 4" (is your's EZ ride?) and always want more opinions.........and pics!

    <font color=orange>'79 - 406 TPI -<font color=orange> K5#5 - <font color=blue>See it at---&gt;<A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.blazzinor.coloradok5.com>http://www.blazzinor.coloradok5.com</A>
     
  9. tRustyK5

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    Re: my 89 K5 progress day 1

    Frank, pretty soon you're gonna have a "Hard core wheeler" in the driveway...kids will cry and neighbors will run in fear...[​IMG][​IMG]

    Lets be honest now Frank, you may have a problem...[​IMG]

    Rene

    [​IMG]<A target="_blank" HREF=http://jules.coloradok5.com>http://jules.coloradok5.com</A>
     
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    Re: my 89 K5 progress day 1

    Honestly, I DO have a problem................beats the heck out of the alternative still..........a $500 truck payment.

    Yep, those 40 series with 2.5" pipes will sure sound good............loved your's.

    <font color=orange>'79 - 406 TPI -<font color=orange> K5#5 - <font color=blue>See it at---&gt;<A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.blazzinor.coloradok5.com>http://www.blazzinor.coloradok5.com</A>
     
  11. backlash

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    Re: my 89 K5 progress day 1

    Frank,

    You either need a new calculator ... or I need to figure out how to get cheaper parts! I would think a $500 a month truck payment would be a steal for you ...

    Sorry could help it! Love you man.
     
  12. UseYourBlinker

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    Re: my 89 K5 progress day 1, now its day 2

    I can see the picture now....



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  13. solowookie

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    Re: my 89 K5 progress day 1, now its day 2

    actually not a bad looking k5... what kind of condition is the paint in?

    <font color=blue> Jeff </font color=blue>

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  14. tori89k5

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    Re: my 89 K5 progress day 1, now its day 2

    Paint is <font color=red>perfect</font color=red> and thanks for the help, BIGGRAY71 and you too ESPEN88k5 Now i can get pics on here.

    Bone stock '89 K5..... except for my "Colorado K5.com" sticker. This site rocks!!
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.tori89k5.coloradok5.com>http://www.tori89k5.coloradok5.com</A>
     
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    Re: my 89 K5 progress day 1, now its day 2

    wow... it looked like it was in pretty good condition... Is it in as good of condition everywhere, and has it been repainted, or is it factory?

    <font color=blue> Jeff </font color=blue>

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  16. 90K5

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    Re: my 89 K5 progress day 1

    BlazzinOR - If you look in the spring rate chart, you can see that even the Tuff Country HD lift has a lower spring rate than most of the others. I have a 3" TC lift, but its EZ ride. I kinda wish i had gotten the HD lift. I tow with mine, and the rear sags too much. I'd also recommend using a 3" i nthe front and a 4" for the rear.

    90K5

    See my truck at <A target="_blank" HREF=http://albums.photopoint.com/j/Albumindex?u=1329584&a=9886502>http://albums.photopoint.com/j/Albumindex?u=1329584&a=9886502</A>
     
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    Yep... perfect shape everywhere. The silver was repainted a few years ago. Carpet in front is a bit dirty, im going to be replacing that soon..... Any one have any suggestions for that ? So far i have found it for $160



    '89 K5..... 4" Tuff Country EZ Ride. 33's and a "Colorado K5.com" sticker. This site rocks!!
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  18. 90K5

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    Re: my 89 K5 progress day 1, now its day 2

    My carpet is sorta bad too...I had it out a few weeks ago, but decided to put it back in. I have better things to spend my money on. Go to your local Chevy dealer and order some floormats - nothing like covering up the problem!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    90K5

    See my truck at <A target="_blank" HREF=http://albums.photopoint.com/j/Albumindex?u=1329584&a=9886502>http://albums.photopoint.com/j/Albumindex?u=1329584&a=9886502</A>
     
  19. CaptCrunch

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    Very Nice!!! [​IMG]

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  20. 90K5

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    Re: my 89 K5 progress day 1, now its day 2

    BTW - thats a really nice K5[​IMG]

    90K5

    See my truck at <A target="_blank" HREF=http://albums.photopoint.com/j/Albumindex?u=1329584&a=9886502>http://albums.photopoint.com/j/Albumindex?u=1329584&a=9886502</A>
     

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