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Putting a 14FF under my K5

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by George_Pimpdaddy, Apr 12, 2007.

  1. George_Pimpdaddy

    George_Pimpdaddy 1/2 ton status

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    Hey so finally have soem time off work so im doing my axle upgrade this week :D
    Anyways just figuring up a list for parts for the whole deal so far i got
    wire wheel for grinder :crazy:
    new lug nuts :eek1:
    80-90w oil about 6 quarts ;)
    black paint (any suggestions?)
    Brake cleaner
    RTV What colour?
    Napa #447 conversion u joint x2 nice to have a spare:haha:
    new 3 3/8" U bolts

    Now i was also thinkin since im down there and im gonna be running my new 35" bfg muds on no lift still to maybe throw in a zero rate? and some new shocks to replace my old dry ones. If i did the zero rate would it benifit me to move the axle back any?

    Thanks
    Matt

    89:k5: 355/700R4/241
    No Lift 35" BFG Mud
    10 bolts with posi in rear soon to change to 8 lug 10 bolt and 14FF 4.10
    4"lift this fall hopefully:doah:
     
  2. Russell

    Russell LB7 Tahoe Status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Use Glossy Black Tremclad rust paint in a spraycan. De-grease, then wire wheel all of the flakey stuff off, and shoot the paint right overtop of the light surface rust. That stuff sticks forever, and looks really good too, won't fade. Heck, if you wanted to, you could just brush it :D

    Get the stuff at any Canadian Tire, Wal-Mart, Home Depot etc

    I personally used black RTV with my rear diff cover, held up very well!
     
  3. George_Pimpdaddy

    George_Pimpdaddy 1/2 ton status

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    Thanks man, I just got back from Canadian tire and napa gathering parts.
    I got the blue RTV sealant, 6 quarts of 80-90w, break cleaner, 5" wire wheel, and some truck box liner spray paint. So looks like im heading out doors today to do some work on the axles, was just wondering about the brake lines as the ones where cut i believe so any napa part numbers? oh yea and i got 2 conversion u joints coming too from napa.
     
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    The steel lines that run along the axle tube? You will have to buy the straight pieces of tubing and bend them.
     
  5. George_Pimpdaddy

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    yea those ****ty, well i got a bender lol to bad its not a bolt on kit
     
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    I did the disc brake conversion on my 14 bolt for about $200 including the brake lines. I wanted the brake lines to look nice, so I bought a flare tool ($20) for making the double flare. Bend the line, cut to length, flare. It turned out real nice.
     

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