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New king shocks and traction bars. Video of my first drive in over a year is up!!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 1976Blazer76, Apr 22, 2007.

  1. 1976Blazer76

    1976Blazer76 1/2 ton status

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    Go some King shocks with reservoirs, my Blazer handles great now. What you guys think. Video to come.

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    kontradictions 1/2 ton status

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    nice setup, im interested to see how it performs
     
  3. nvrenuf

    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    Where is your gas tank? I see it's not under the body but I also didn't see it in the interior pic either.

    Come awn man, post up the video! Also post up some pics of the whole truck, the last I saw the front clip wasn't complete. :thumb:
     
  4. 1976Blazer76

    1976Blazer76 1/2 ton status

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    Hope the video works. Front clip not on yet, will be soon. Wanted to finish stuff under the hood first so I can get to it a little easier....Hope you enjoy the video.

    <embed style="width:400px; height:326px;" id="VideoPlayback" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" src="http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=-8143479395374463374&hl=en" flashvars=""> </embed>
     
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    bad a**!! the big block sounds sweet. more people need to post vids of their rigs
     
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    sweet rig man

    what you have going on for suspension?
     
  7. 1976Blazer76

    1976Blazer76 1/2 ton status

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    Well, I got the suspension probably 9 months ago and didn't plan on building the blazer like I ended up doing. So I have 8" skyjackers in front with 4" in the rear with an ORD shackle flip. Then, now I got the king shocks.
     
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    what are the specs on that motor....:saweet::saweet::saweet::saweet:
     
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    holy god. im in love. nothin like spinnin 42's hittin second gear man. you own all. you runnin 5.13's?
     
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    NIce rig man! Way to go on the video man. Way better then pictures!
     
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    1976Blazer76 1/2 ton status

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    488's for now. Figure one day I will blow them up then I'll go up and get a different ratio.
     
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    76zimmer Flyin Rat Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Sounding, and looking good man. Whats next narrowed front sheetmetal?
     
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    Sahweeeet!!
     
  14. mrk5

    mrk5 The Sticker Guy Moderator Vendor GMOTM Winner Author

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    Hey you've got perfect timing on the pics! I'm getting ready to install some 15" travel Doetsch Tech shocks in the rear of my truck on that's exactly one of the methods I was looking at. That being off the top of the spring plate. Unfortunately I have about half the lift you do, so I'll have them protruding further into the cargo area.

    Could you still run a rear seat if you wanted?

    Can you tell any difference with the shocks, or do you really have a good comparison since you just installed the springs too?
     
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    nah, no narrowed front sheet metal. I wanna keep it looking "stockish" as far as the body goes
     
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    Stock seat will not fit, but for one I didn't plan on running a rear seat anyways. but if I wanted to, fabbing up my stock seat to bolt in wouldn't be a problem.

    As far as performance, I don't have anything to compare to with this setup. but I can say that I can turn a corner on pavement at full throttle and my truck doesn't feel out of control at all. I couldn't be happier with how it handles right now.
     
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    Here's the pics of the body on for the first time and who knows how long, this was a couple days ago, the front fenders are currently being trimmed.

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    Sounds and looks great man, I know exactly how it feels. Took my truck for a drive yesterday for the first time in a year and 1/2 and I couldn't stop smiling. I'll have to get a vid up.
     
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    Wow Lookin Awsome

    Whats the specs on the 454?

    Keep up the good work

    Tom
     
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    X2!!!!!
     

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