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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 83blazer, Aug 16, 2001.

  1. 83blazer

    83blazer Registered Member

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    ok i need some of yalls opinions i was wanting to know what yall thought of the things i was gonna do to my blazer and if it would make it a beast
    well first off i am gonna get a used limited slip and put it in the backend and then get some 35x12.5 mud kings and then get some 15x10 rims i know thats really not all that much done but i figure it may be a big improvement in my trucks offroad ability
     
  2. solowookie

    solowookie 1/2 ton status

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    give us a little more info on what is on there now...

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  3. 83blazer

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    1983 silvarado jasper 350 shortblock as far as preformance on it its got a kandN but i am runnning open header so i lost some hp from that as far as gearing its stock i dont have any kind of traction control got a 4 inch susp lift i dunno what eles to say
     
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    pull the diff cover and count the gears to find out the ratio, or if they are the stock axles there is a sticker in the glove box that'll let allow you to cross reference.

    what about wheel's &amp; tires??? you mentioned you got a lift does it have stock tires / wheel's on it???

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    That's the first thing I did but I only went to 33x12.5 with 3.73 and I noticed a huge lose in power. I did like the off-road traction though and I learned to live with the trade off for a while. You'll be changing gears next.
     
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    ok so change the gearing first off? then do other stuff??
     
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    Probably, depending on tire size. I'm in that boat now, big tires, WRONG gear ratio... Now I'm scrambling to get a cooler and a temp gauge to make sure I'm not frying my tranny, and I'll STILL probably have to regear.. sigh. But these guys could tell you better than I can - they know their s**t.
     

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