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Well, I spent all my money

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by franco802, Dec 19, 2006.

  1. franco802

    franco802 1/2 ton status

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    I went to 4wheel part about an hour ago to get some prices on tires. I ended up buying a lift/tires/shocks/ and having it installed warranty and all.

    I had a coupon for 50% off installation and the guy took an extra 30% off everything. I have known the guy for about 4 years and he hooked me up.

    So, in all I got, a 4" Procomp lift(front springs/ES5000 shocks/rear blocks with all new ubolts front & back,steering arm,brake relocate brackets,),alignment, 4 35" bfg mud terrain km, mounted & balanced, new stems, lifetime warranty on labor,complete lift kit, tire warranty (replacement whether its my fault or not) and life time alignment all for $1700.00 out the door. The guy gave me a pretty decent deal and I could not pass it up.

    I wanted to do everything myself, but I decided since it was a decent deal, fug it.

    I am getting my Blazer back Thursday. I will post pics when I get it back.

    So...what do you guys think?
     
  2. sandawgk5

    sandawgk5 3/4 ton status

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    I would have helped you do the install and drink some beers but if you are happy then it was a good deal.

    Ira
     
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    Shoot I wish I had one of those shops around here and could get a deal like that. Minus the blocks in the back. Definately seams like a good price w/tires.;)
     
  4. franco802

    franco802 1/2 ton status

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    Yeah, I did the math and they gave me everything pretty much at wholesale.

    The rear blocks won't be on long. i will ditch the blocks and get a flip kit in the future. My next step after this is to regear with 456's and buy longer brake lines.
     
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    franco802 1/2 ton status

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    DAMMIT!!!!!

    Just kidding. I appreciate the offer:D I don't drink alcohol, but I would of got you alot of beers:D

    Mabe you can help me do the shackle flip:)

    I am pretty happy with the deal I got.

    I have never had procomp stuff, except for their tires(which I think are BFG anyway). I am hoping those springs flex ok.

    One thing that is funny, when I mentioned the words "Rough Country", everyone started talking crap about them. I have had Rough Country stuff and it's pretty decent for the price. I began to back up Rough Country by letting those guys know I have owned Rough Country products and beat them to crap and kept on going.

    Only reason I went Procomp was because that's the best deal they could do. Which is fine with me as I have had plenty of friends who swear by Procomp and have never had problems with their stuff. After all, it's just springs and shocks:D
     
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    My rears are factory GM 56s and my fronts are I dont know what brand 4" that I bought used:D.

    Ira
     
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    franco802 1/2 ton status

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    Damn neighbor , I just noticed your in El Cajon. I live right off College ave., north of SDSU.
     
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    79k20350 3/4 ton status

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    Thats a really good price for everything and installed!

    Personaly i have more fun building em so its not hard to tell which way i woulda gone.:D Still nice to see someone investing in their truck:D
     
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    Can't complain about the price! Can't wait to see the pics either!
     
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    You might hate the ride and flex of those springs. IIRC the Pro-Comp 4" fronts are about 620 lbs/inch (stock 52" rears are about 300 lbs/inch for comparison.)

    Rene
     
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    I had a pair of 4" pro comps on my blazer and they were pretty damn stiff. I had them on there for about 4 years, I thought they would eventually soften up after a while but they didnt. Needless to say after going 52"s in my blazer I switched those same procomp springs designed for the blazer over to my 4x4 crew cab with a 454, the ride in there is alot better since the weight of the truck is so much more but they are still kind of stiff.
     
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    Damn, where was that damn spring rate chart when I needed it:D
     
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    The spring rate chart says 520:confused:
     
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    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I've got a ProComp 6" lift. The reason why they could get you the best price with that brand is I think it is 4wheelparts brand, they own it.

    They are stiff, but most lift springs are I gues. Mine flex fine.
    [​IMG]
     
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    WOW! My old stomping ground! I grew up in Kearny Mesa; across the freeway from Sharps Hospital.
    I'll be down there in March visiting. Maybe we can all hook up and do an Anza Borrego run.
     
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    Sounds awsome, you bringing down that monster listed in your sig?
     

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