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Pics: my suburban project Before, During & After

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Big89Burban, Dec 11, 2005.

  1. Big89Burban

    Big89Burban 1/2 ton status

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    Alright guys. Just spent most of the weekend putting on my 3/4 ton D44/D60. Finished the disk brake swap in the rear. Installed the new master cyl. and installed the 44's. Things left to do: Install the 5.38 gears. Have a draglink made for X-over & gotta cut down the driveshaft to fit the D60 (too long now).

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    After the 12" lift (wont fit 44's) :(
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    The *almost finished product. 12" suspension 3" body.
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    I'd like to thank everyone here that helped with questions and everyone that helped find parts :D
     
  2. ankarback

    ankarback 1/2 ton status

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    That's a huge burb but it looks like it still need some:hack: to clear thoose tires. Looks nice though.
     
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    outlawtorn 1/2 ton status

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    :laugh: Holy christ thats a mammoth
     
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    Inu-Hanyou1776 1/2 ton status

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    That can't be your garage can it?
     
  5. muddybuddy

    muddybuddy 3/4 ton status

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    u sure u got 5.38s? i didnt think they had come out with them yet...

    sweet truck reguardless!
     
  6. k5freak44

    k5freak44 1/2 ton status

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    5.38s have been out for atelast a couple months unless he is running a d60 or d70.

    i wouldent take that thing off road until you nip off some of the fenders tho, even a little articulation will send one of those tires into the fender and will make it look worse then if u cut it.
     
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    mountainexplorer 1/2 ton status

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    Looking good... and big. :D
     
  8. Big89Burban

    Big89Burban 1/2 ton status

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    No. Thats not my shop (unfortunately!) I guess you dont see any BMW's in the background but thats what I slave my life away fixing.

    I swear the box says 5.38 on it. Ordered it from yukon. Has 8 pinion teeth & 43 ring gear teeth. :dunno:

    Thanks for the compliments

    Oh and BTW I mostly built this thing just to play with in the mud. Not too serious at the moment (besides its really too big for most trails around here) but it will eventually get a D60 out front and some more serious tires.
     
  9. blackblazer717

    blackblazer717 1/2 ton status

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    ya i was going to say... those tires are what i call 44inch mall marchers, i hear they are very good on the street though and some minor off-road but if you have goo luck great.
    p.s. the rig is huge and i like it alot!!!

    LUKE
     
  10. redneckdude

    redneckdude 1/2 ton status

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    those axles are like what my friend had under his dakota (HP 44 front/60 rear) with 5.38s and detroit in the rear...the gears for dana made axles do go pretty low and ive yet to see one set of 5.38s for a 14b.

    its reallllllllllly big tho...and pretty clean looking.
     
  11. Seventy4Blazer

    Seventy4Blazer 3/4 ton status

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    thats a sharp looking burban... i think the bushwacher cut out flares would solve a few problems with the law and fender tire contact. they would look sharp as well, but its your ride. keep up the good work
    Grant
     
  12. Big89Burban

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    HAHAHA.....

    I live in TX dude. There is hardly any tree-huggin' laws against trucks here. Just headlight/tailight height. Only have to have mudflaps & all that crap if Ur dual rear wheel.

    BTW My rear axle is a D60 not a 14b(think someone got it confused). Kinda wish I woulda done a 14b but I came accross the D60 for cheap. Same with the 44's got them for crackhead prices so I couldnt pass it up..
     
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    ahh ya i thought it was 14b, gears makes sense now.
     
  14. dleroy43

    dleroy43 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    the second pic looks like the trucks around here :p: :rotfl: (except their not burbs)
    I do love seeing another big grey burb :burb: :saweet:
     
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    I'm bored and that reminds me of a buddy of mine's truck, xcept he has some real tires.:p: 383ci. locked, 1 tons, 5.13's, crossover, 12 sus, 3bod 44boggers Freakin hilarious how his rear shackles are backwards cause his springs are arched so much. Some guys just gotta have their **** sky hi. lol

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  16. dubbyx

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    Thought on the street the bottom of your front bumper had to be within 24" of the ground, and nothing could stick out past the fenders more than 3" left side and 4" right side? just something I read somewhere in the DOT lists... could be wrong or outdated...

    burb looks sharp... lemme know how those tires work in sand... been considering a set of those on mine...
     
  17. Big89Burban

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    aww come on now.. thats not nice :D

    I got the tires CHEAP... Like really cheap.. Gonna go TSL's or IROK's later.


    With the TX laws.. Well I was a state inspector until about 6 months ago. I guess a cop could be a big ass about it and write all kinds of crap but they usually wont mess with you about it

    Thanks for the compliments
    More pics to come later..
     
  18. 78Suburban

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    holy lift batman

    that is a beautiful burb. I bet it'll pick up chicks like crazy ;) I love the look so huge burbs :D
     
  19. mciahpv

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    Dude, that is one BAD ASS 'burb! (Awesome shop, too) And don't listen to these naysayers -- jack that sucker up there until you're so high you've got to wear an air mask like an F-14 pilot!!!
     

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