Hi All, Well...summer is coming around and hopefully I can start making some mods for my recently aquired 88 K5. I have several questions and have done many searches on the site and have found lots of neat stuff but most of it looks pretty expensive and extensive. Funds are very limited and will come in small amounts over long periods of time. I would love to build a full blown rock crawler but im going to have to settle for a truck that is reliable and durable, since it will be the main transportation to and from camping runs etc while fully loaded. I will be making these mods over a long period of time. Several of my friends have Jeeps and are telling me to sell the "Boat" and get a "Real" 4x4 cuz the Blazer would not be able to go half the places they go cuz its too big /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif Oh well, I like the Blazer so thats what im going to use /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif If you can please provide some help it would greatly be appreciated. Guess a list of prioritys would be good. I need to get some tires before I do any wheeling and looks like 33's are where im going to have to start. 1) The truck currently has Corporate 10 bolts with 3.73's. I know theres alot of info about swapping to D60's or 14FF. Thats probably going to have to wait. Im looking at starting with 33's then maybe someday 35's so will the 10 Bolts be OK or is a Dana 44 a better interum setup? What about changing the stock hubs? 2) I have a line on some Eaton posi's, will those work in front and rear or do I really need a Locker? 3) I was thinking about a 2.5" front spring swap with 2.5" shakle flips due to the simplicity or do I need to go to 4" and make all the mods that go with that? From what can tell, theres a million changes thats required for 4" and many problems that can come with it. 4) The xfercase is a 208, is the 205 a better swap? can the xfercase chaindrive handle the load of 33's or what mods need to be done. What about a fixed yoke ? 5) What about loading on the 700r trans? 6) I assume the best thing is to get the most articulation possible, Does this require shock mount relocation and longer spring swap or can the stock setup with some minor/medium work be tweaked sufficiently (greased bushings and looser shakle bolts with nylock nuts)? 7) Many years ago (when I was a kid) we had a 57 CJ5, we use to run tubes in tubeless tires so you could run low pressure and not worry about breaking a bead and getting a flat. Is this still a valid technique? 8) Steering box frame reinforcement. Is this a necessity? 9) Crossover steering? 10) Im sure during the summer, while we are wheeling, the wife is going to want the airconditioning running. Is the stock setup (tow-package cooling) suficient or should I switch to electric fan setup? (I have a set of Ford Winstar dual fans that will fit the radiator perfectly and pull about 5000 CFM) Basically I want to have something reliable, affordable and that can go most places others can. Where do I start? Ive been thru the basic drivetrain and engine maint and all is in good shape. Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!