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Order of mods?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BowtieRed, Jun 17, 2003.

  1. BowtieRed

    BowtieRed 1/2 ton status Author

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    Basically, I've been working on trucks for maybe a year, I'm 16, and I'd like to know what ya'll think I should order these mods up. My tranny sucks, it doesn't have 3rd and shifts poorly.

    TH400
    D60
    Black Paint
    44" Tires
    Holley SysteMax kit
    Speedmotive Stroker Kit
    Edelbrock Thunderseries AVS 800cfm Carb
    New bumpers
     
  2. Seventy4Blazer

    Seventy4Blazer 3/4 ton status

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    TH400
    New bumpers
    Black Paint
    Holley SysteMax kit, Speedmotive Stroker Kit, Edelbrock Thunderseries AVS 800cfm Carb all three at once.
    D60
    (doubler? 3 to one NP203? i dont know what ya do for wheeling....)
    44" Tires

    saviungs account for all the lift height violations... /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
    Grant
     
  3. yellowK20

    yellowK20 Well Lubricated Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    paint & bumpers last . first you should buld the motor and tranny then Axles then the tires /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     
  4. mud390

    mud390 1/2 ton status

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    I would have to agree with yellowk20. Get the drive train where you want it before you make your truck all nice and shiny. Motor, trany, trans case, and axles first, then worry about the fuzzy dice and velvet seat covers. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

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  5. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    first: TH400... if its about to go on ya, better get it done asap...

    second: D60

    third: everything else...but..

    fourth: tires

    j
     
  6. big_bad_blazer

    big_bad_blazer Registered Member

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    Well in a 4 wheel drive the motor does not really matter just has to be reliable. it is all about gears, tork and parts that will hold up. i would say trans and the d60s of course you are going to put a posy in the back. i just pulled my tranz it is a th350 and i am keeping it that why but i am going to put a stage 2 shift kit in it to make it stronger. the th400 is stronger. but i can rebiuld my [naughty word] cheep because i work for bg&s transitions so ya just remember gears and strong parts and a reliable engine and you will be fine unless you want to beat some cars on the street. i put a 406 because i blew up my old motor. ohh and about the carb i would not go bigger then 750 if you do not have a big block or it will just not help. see ya man and good luck
     
  7. BowtieRed

    BowtieRed 1/2 ton status Author

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    paint is definitely going to be three coats of rustoleum followed by maaco- i don't like the red and white, people still think it's the previous owners truck and it's starting to rust, it's not for show /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    i do mudding, so HP, no tq is what i'm lookin for
     
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    Confedneck 3/4 ton status

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    form follows function
     
  9. Grim-Reaper

    Grim-Reaper 3/4 ton status Author

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    5.13 gears BEFORE 44's or your going to roast the tranny.
     
  10. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    good call on the gears...

    j
     
  11. jjlaughner

    jjlaughner 3/4 ton status

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    look at where the power starts and goes to thats your order!
    Guessing you already have a lift kit and drivelines!?

    ->motor (fuel delivery), tranny, transfercase, axles (gearing and the D60), then tires... once your done wrenching, the finishing touch for anything is paint! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    i always looked at it the other way around. ie, if u are gonna put a blown 502 in ur rig, u sure as hell better have beefy axles, tcase, tranny FIRST... /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif AFA drivetrain stuff goes, Id build it big axles first, invulnerable tcase next, then the tranny, and finally that monster big block that will require all those beefy componets. Otherwise ur gonna end up with some toasted tcases/axles etc when u have a huge engine but weak parts down the line.

    j
     
  13. supersize75

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    tranny
    axels
    motor after axels because you dont want to toast your old axels
    Just get a 600cfm carb
    bumpers

    and lastly paint

    And fot the record I did mine in a demented version of that order

    75 Blazer
    frame off
    396 motor
    new tranny
    then got 38's
    14 bolt rear
    converted front d44 to 3/4 ton

    I got the 38's and before driving on them with 1/2 ton axel I decided to go with beefy axels, I am the guy who waste a $300.00 tire because he enjoys peelin out, I hate being young and stupid...when I am older I will learn, or so I hope /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    then had front gears done to match the rear 4.56
    lastly I just painted it
    Then got a cage and the rest is in the works /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

    To think this was me about 8 months ago /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif [​IMG]
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    i always looked at it the other way around. ie, if u are gonna put a blown 502 in ur rig, u sure as hell better have beefy axles, tcase, tranny FIRST... /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif AFA drivetrain stuff goes, Id build it big axles first, invulnerable tcase next, then the tranny, and finally that monster big block that will require all those beefy componets. Otherwise ur gonna end up with some toasted tcases/axles etc when u have a huge engine but weak parts down the line.

    j


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    Yeah looking at his sig, it looks like its already in the air so going backward at that point with the axles first does seem like a better plan of attack /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    BowtieRed 1/2 ton status Author

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    ok, i'm thinking you have too much money to be 18!
    How does this sound:
    Holley Intake manifold/Carb (my QJet's deadspot is growing fast)
    Tranny (warranty. . . /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif )
    D60 w/5.13 @5.13 for 14FF
    Longer front shackles+ 0rates take a couple leafs out
    Echobit shackle flip, take out a couple leafs
    44s+ sawzall mod
    /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    How's that?
    Thanks,
    red
     
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    BowtieRed 1/2 ton status Author

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    actually. . . i'm changine my mind again, maybe i should do all the drivetrain work, and be building a kick-ass big block in my garage with the other half of my money, i mean a big blown block chevy, i think THAT would be best. so to the scrapyard it is for a GOOD 454 block! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     

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