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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by stockk5, May 27, 2004.

  1. stockk5

    stockk5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Well i have my 4" lift in the mail, tires already picked out just gotta save for them a lil more.. what else is good to do to your k5 to make it work well offroad but it still is used as a DD.. Thanks mike
     
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    namkrow 1/2 ton status

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    Sway bar disconnects.
    Cheap and effective.
     
  3. jekquistk5

    jekquistk5 Weld nekid Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    locker for the rear as long as your not heavy on the gas on the street, consider your running 10blts under there
     
  4. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    I drive mine to work all the time . 4 inches, 33's, ORD disconnects, ORD steering brace ( must have !! ) , shackle flip, brake lines , and Genuine Gear Quic Loc in rear( made by tractech , its a Detroit EZ Locker ) .

    This combo kicks some butt off road /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif You are going to rub a bit fully stuffed with the swaybar disconnected , but it won't hurt anything. The ORD disconnects are easy after you've run them awhile, just grease the frame bushings. A rear locker makes it easy to feel like superman. The steering brace will help prevent frame cracks , which could happen anyway with larger than 35's /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  5. stockk5

    stockk5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    what exactly do rear lockers do? keep the tires spinning at all times? or prevent that?
     
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    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    Well with a stock open rear, when one tire loses traction it spins and the other one gets NO power. A rear locker will power BOTH wheels all the time when in off road situations preventing that, while still unlocking on hard ground around corners for driving to work . A rear locker will make the truck seem unstoppable /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    Yea the sterring brace is a MUST. I think you should get and install that ASAP. Frame cracks are a PITA and very expensive. I had to pay more than 1200$ to fix mine. Now I have the brace and keep it tightened up so I shouldnt ever have a problem again.


    Nick
     
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    oops.
    Forgot about the frame reinforcements for the steering box!
    -T
     
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    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    steering brace (weld, bolt on, or both)
    gears (unless your ratios are ok)
    lockers (front and rear)
    crossover steering
    rock sliders
    bumpers
    differential armor
    fuel injection (if you don't already have it)
    roll cage
    cushy seats & race harnesses
    upgrade axles maybe (depending on setup)
    etc.

    that list should keep you busy for awhile. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    Harley
     
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    unclematty 1/2 ton status

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    1 ton axles
    crossover steering
    long travel shocks
    hydro assist steering
    any engine over 500 cid
    super low geared manual trans
    indestructable t case
    big freakin' tires
    roll cage
    seats and belts
    rockin' stereo
    bedliner
    soft top
    winch and bumpers
    body armor
    remove doors and tailgate
    start hackin' off extra metal /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gif /forums/images/graemlins/weld.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grind.gif
     
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    stockk5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    haha oh man yeah those upgrades would be awesome but im 18.. very poor and use it as my daily driver so doing major upgrades like thats is outta the question, im not going some crazy rock crawling.im in it for some basic trails/mud nothing real serious< thanks for the ideas though!
     
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    but im 18.. very poor and use it as my daily driver

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    OK, I can understand that. Well you have a lift coming , thats good first step. I would save the rest for the tires. You don't have to have a locker right away, it just makes it easier and opens up more trails to you. You can save for that. The steering brace is not too bad if you put aside some each payday , then get it later this summer or something ( but please get a brace soon ). Disconnects also can be done at a later date, just unbolt yours before you wheel , unless you are comfortable without it. I actually took my Blazer in some cool stuff at stock height, it was fun.

    Enjoy yourself, do what you can when you can, in a short time ( time will fly now that your 18 unfortunately ) you could have an awesome blazer /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I sell the steering brace, too. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Obviously you have come to the right place. Just take your time, and keep asking questions and keep your eyes open for deals. Welcome! /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    yeah the steering brace is def. my number one upgrade, even before i asked these questions i reasearched some stuff on this board and others and a cracked frame would SUCK!!! How much would u sell your brace for? Thanks a lot guys! Mike /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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