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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by kybol, Dec 3, 2003.

  1. kybol

    kybol Registered Member

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    I am thinking of getting about a 81-86 chev k-10. I wanna put a 6" lift and some 35 or 36's on it. I am kinda reading into these AK-57 kits, are they a 6", I like the flex on them?? What other lifts are good for ride/wheel travel? I will be hauling a fuel tank once and a while in the winter, if that means anything. Anyhting else I should know?

    Also what years/models had the 205 t-case??

    Thanks for any help
     
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    Defintiely put a set of Tuff Country's in the front, the Ford 57's with the extra leaf's should be able to handle the fuel tank in the bed, since it will be at the front of the bed and not the rear. I think they stopped using the 205 case on the smaller trucks in 1980.
     
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    Look into BDS springs. IMHO, they are going to be your best buy without minor suspension mods like an AK57 Ford rear spring swap. They flex awesome, as you can see in my little pic below, I can stuff and rub my 37's into the rear wheel well. Plus you can't beat thier warranty. I think thier are NP205's in 1980 trucks, but they have a slip yoke on them.
     
  5. kybol

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    Those BDS ones look pretty good, and I wont have to get them shipped from the States. I priced some out today, 1600 with shocks, is this any good? I really like their warrenty /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    So are the 81-87's full time 4x4, or is it a defferent case then the 203?
     
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    out of curiosity, where are u located?

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  7. kybol

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    Oops, I am in Alberta, just north of Edmonton.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Look into BDS springs. IMHO, they are going to be your best buy without minor suspension mods like an AK57 Ford rear spring swap. They flex awesome, as you can see in my little pic below, I can stuff and rub my 37's into the rear wheel well. Plus you can't beat thier warranty. I think thier are NP205's in 1980 trucks, but they have a slip yoke on them.

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    How much of a lift is it?
     

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