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Today it is my birthday (12-12)

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Tall_Girl, Dec 12, 2001.

  1. Tall_Girl

    Tall_Girl Registered Member

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    I turned 22 totday, (12-12) and Sammy gave me a set of rims for my 35" tires. He is a nutcase, I just met him a week or 2 ago. First actual meeting was only saturday. And now he rolled in the brand new set of 15x10's.

    Anyway, now I'm ready to go to my 35's. I have the 12bolt axle that I got from Sammy as well. I've done a little reading on this site and I found that 4.56 gears would be best. Is installing gears something I can do myself? I'm also planning to put in an ARB locker in the same go.

    What reading on this forum and searching back also told me is that most of you do not like the type of tires I own. But they did super under the jeep. Also, Sammy drives them. He says that they almost seem to be developed for the Dutch trails. There simply is nothing better over here.

    Other thing. Could I install a transmission cooler myself?

    Oh, and you are all invited to the party. lol.

    XXX
    Lana

    6'5" tall Dutch girl, just bought a 88 K5, and about to dump the jeep.
     
  2. californiak5

    californiak5 1/2 ton status

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    Re: Today it is my birthday

    Happy B-Day Lana............

    Tell Sammy that my B-day is in March and I need some rims too................[​IMG]

    See Ya,
    Keith

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  3. shaggyk5

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    Re: Today it is my birthday

    wow. happy birthday.

    4.56 gears are pretty good for 35's, especially since oyu tow a boat. I would suggest having a pro do the gear change and ARB install, because there are very close tolerances involved and you need special tools too.

    What type of tires are they? Thornbirds? They do seem to have a rather negative opinion around here, but ive never seen them in person so i cant judge.

    And yes, you should be able to install a trans cooler yourself.


    P.S. Way to go Sammy!



    -matt
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  4. Boss

    Boss 1/2 ton status Author

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    Re: Today it is my birthday

    Happy B Day!!! [​IMG]

    Damn Sammy!! Get em'

    Anyhow, installing gears, I wouldn't recommend it personally. No offense, but I would get some more experience on other stuff, easy stuff, then harder stuff, before I tackle gears. I've never attempted it myself, but getting ready to install an ARB locker shortly myself. (that's easier than gear swap). Definately put the ARB in at the same time doing the gear swap. Maybe have someone who has done it before help, while you watch/and asisst...best way to learn.

    What tires you got?

    Tranny cooler...Yes, you can do that yourself. Super easy.
    Boss

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  5. Moose

    Moose 1/2 ton status

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    Re: Today it is my birthday

    Happy Birthday!
     
  6. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Re: Today it is my birthday

    Happy B-Day Lana!

    In the states, there is a birthday tradition where people give you "a pinch to grow an inch".....

    I think in your case, we should just say "Happy Birthday" and leave it at that!!! [​IMG]

    Have a good one.






    -Greg72

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  7. WakeBoard&4X4er

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    Re: Today it is my birthday

    Happy B-Day
    I have been wanting to know, are you in any of the AREA 69 Wakebording vids that you can get off Wakeboarder.com think that the are from your area, and there is a gir in thier vids. Just asking. Are a Pro? I wakeboard here but not close to a pro and it is kool to find others that Wakeboard and drive K5s!!! well if you want the Vids that i got from Area 69 i can send them to you, but one is 10 mins long and the other is about 20 mins long.
     
  8. 2Dogs

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    Happy Birthday! (but this doesn't mean you get the sweatshirt LOL)

    Dave

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  9. 73 K5 Blazer

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    Re: Today it is my birthday

    Happy Birthday!!!

    It looks like you are well on your way to having a nice blazer. Let Sammy know that he can give me some rims for my birthday.
     
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    Happy Birthday,Lana!![​IMG]

    There is article about doing gearswap on December 4Wheel&amp;Offroad.After I read it,I've been thinking that when I need to do gearswap,I guess I do it myself.
    If you think that you can do it,and know what you're doing,why not.

    Tranny cooler instal is a piece of cake.

    I'm too lazy to stick shift,that's why I prefer autotranny.
     
  11. Grim-Reaper

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    Happy B-Day!
    Man to be 22 again! hahahaha. Have a good one!

    Women dig dents and flat paint!
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    Happy Birthday.

    My Chevy isn't broken, its just out of gas.
     
  13. Rob 85K5

    Rob 85K5 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Happy Birthday!!!

    Rob

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  14. 1bad82k5

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    Happy Birthday. Have a great one.
    eric

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  15. Eric78K5

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    Happy B-Day!

    Eric78K5
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  16. Commocozy

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    Wow One day apart my b-day was yesterday and i just turned 22 :-)

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
    who knows what i will be driving in a few weeks.
    Right now i have a 98 Explorer with 6" lift and 33's.<P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by Commocozy on 12/12/01 01:01 PM.</FONT></P>
     
  17. SCOOBYDANNN

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    Happy b-day

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  18. K10ANDYKHAMNIC

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    Happy Birthday ! :)

    Kick It In The Firewall !!
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  19. Burt4x4

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    Happy B-Day
    I did my own gearswap for the first time. It worked!!yyaaahhoooo
    It took me almost 1 month to complete. I was only able to work on it on weekends and some work nights. It was not easy and you NEED lots of time to doit yourself. Also more tools like shop press,gages and others. If you don't have alot of time then paying for it may be better. Cuz sure would suck to go thru all that work and have it explode on your first test drive.

    Good Luck


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  20. surg82k5

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    Happy Birthday, I will be turning 22 ina little over a month, glad to hear you got your Blazer and it sounds like you have someone to help you work on it or just enjoy it any time you need, have a great birthday and take care,
    Sergio

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