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offroad truck any suggestions?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by muddyblzr, Nov 2, 2004.

  1. muddyblzr

    muddyblzr 1/2 ton status

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    hey guys im new hear and ive heard excellent things about ck5 and i wanted everyones opinion on my offroad truck.
    1985 gmc shortbox pickup
    350 fuel injection
    turbo400 tranny
    np205 t-case
    dana 60 (locked,5.13 gears)
    14 bolt (locked or spool 5.13 gears)
    40X16X15 interco TSL'
    beadlock rims
    4 inch tuff country spring in teh front with a ord shackle, rear sky-manufacturing shackle flip with a stock spring and long shackle
    flatbed with radiator, spare tire, fuel tank and tool box mounted in it, custom roll bar in teh back with a halo cage around the cab possibly a exo. custom bumpers and sliders, missouri offroad rear shock crossmember, long shocks up front. hydraulic assist steering

    anyone have anymore suggestions?
     
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    Well you pretty much covered every persons wish list, How about a 203/205 doubler kit for extreme crawl ratio?
     
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    a 4spd, a doubler, 52's in front, 56's 57's or 63's in rear, a winch, ???
    What kind of wheelin' do you do?
     
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    I think your going to need more then 4" of lift. Maybe a 6" and a good amount of /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gif


    Later
     
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    tell that to Rene... /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif
     
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    I think I have told that to Rene.
    too much hacking
     
  7. muddyblzr

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    im thinking about making a drop hangar for the front so get some more lift and i dont mind cutting. i live in houston so its alot of mud, trails not really rocks mostly muddy trails, hill climbs and stuff. i want a doubler but the only one ive found is expensive from ord. and i have a 12k hydraulic mile marken winch
     
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    i think i might have a descent ratio running 5.13 and 40's in low the case is like 1.96 and first gear is 2.48.
     
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    how about a msd7al3,8 or 10 ignition, plus reverse pattern b&m shifterwith a transbrake if you don't already have them. got any pic's sounds nice /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    man im gonna be broke after this project, o well more than worth it. id rather spend it all on my trucks than anyting else.
     
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    teh ck5 "UAV" has about the same lift as i do about a 5 inch in teh front and about 6 in hte back and it fits 39's and flexes like crazy. i wish i could afford some alcan springs u can custom build them to have the lift and flex u want. and those guys r great and responding to ur e-mails they e-mailed me back in a day. i love those guys they helped alot
     
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    i want a doubler but the only one ive found is expensive from ord

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    Wagoner Machine and Stazworks also make doubler kits
     
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    how much are they?
     
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    Poohbair hit it on the head. Wish I'd have done this route in the first place and not bought lift springs and steering
    correct stuff, only to change it... /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gif
    52's in front (do cross over and hydro assist too)
    56's in rear with shackle flip
     
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    thats probably what im gonna do i have some big shackles for the back that measure the longest 7 1/2 inches eye to eye, my suspension will be almost the same as teh ck5 UAV
     
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    I think I have told that to Rene.
    too much hacking

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    And here I thought you had some sense. /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif
     
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    what trucks came with 63 inch springs? i think that might give me the perfect shackle angle.
     
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    what trucks came with 63 inch springs? i think that might give me the perfect shackle angle.

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    88-98 Chevy
     
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    hmm interesting ill have to find me osme bc i think thats the perfect shackle angle for me. not sure yet ill find out theres alot of junkyards in houston. is the 1.2 ton chevy's 88-98?
     
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    its been a while but heres a big update on the trail rig. picked up a 85' shortbed chevy and so far all ive really been doing is fixing rust and did a cab swap. but i got the suspension done. 52'' up front and sky flip with 56'' springs. im considering trying to inboard them with some johnny joints. run the drivetrain i got with it 350carb/350/203 with a d60 and 14 bolt both already have detroits go with 5.13 or 5.38 gearings. 39.5X15X15 tsl on a mrt 15X10 beadlock. flatbed with rear mount radiator and a k5 tank until i can get a fuel cell. stock steering until i can go hydro assist and crossover. i plan on tubing the cab out and cutting all the sheetmetal off later on down the road when money is more abundant. also down the road plan on narrowed front with an exo.
    any other suggestions ill try to add some pics soon
     

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