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What should I do with $1000?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by firefighter184, Oct 19, 2004.

  1. firefighter184

    firefighter184 1/2 ton status

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    Like it says. Keep in mind that I am a mechanical idiot and will rely heavily on friends or a shop to get work done.

    My Blazer now:

    89 K5
    mildly modded 350 (milder cams, manifold upgrade)
    3 inch exhaust thru magnaflow muffler
    brand new 700R4 (HD, kevlar clutches, etc)
    3inch front 4inch rear spring lift (Tuff Country)
    33x12.50x15 Daytona M/T's on Rockkrawlers

    Where would you guys put the thousand bucks?
    I'll be getting it in December.
     
  2. nvrenuf

    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    A Dana 60, what else is there...? /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  3. B_to_C

    B_to_C 1/2 ton status Author

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    I'de say some sort of armor, like new bumpers or rocker guards. Maybe a winch w/ a new front bumper (Now i'm porjecting my wants onto your list, oops /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif)

    And as i'm sure many others will say "or you could just give it to me /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif

    Maybe invest in some mutual funds or put it in your IRA /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif ...sure would make a better return then investing in your truck...
     
  4. BlueBlazer

    BlueBlazer 1/2 ton status

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    Lockers!
     
  5. BranndonC

    BranndonC 3/4 ton status

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    Lockers!

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    x2
     
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    A Dana 60, what else is there...? /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    [/ QUOTE ] Ditto
     
  7. k20

    k20 3/4 ton status

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    split it w/ me?
     
  8. firefighter184

    firefighter184 1/2 ton status

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    Yah, I know, problem is this:

    I am currently running 10bolts F and R. So if I were to pick up 1-ton axles, which I MIGHT be able to get for a grand, I would still need to get new wheels and tires to fit 'em. Plus, I have no freakin idea how to do an axle swap and what other little stuff that comes with it (brake lines, brakes, spring perches, X-over, etc).

    Right now I'm thinking the 1-ton stuff will be next year. I'll probably buy the axles with my tax return and the tires and wheels with next years X-mas check. I have wheeled these 10bolts pretty hard and never had a problem, I'm hoping they'll give me one more year...
     
  9. sickquad

    sickquad 1/2 ton status

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    Put it into your retirement fund or buy some stock in a underpriced materials company.

    -Chris
     
  10. firefighter184

    firefighter184 1/2 ton status

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    I did actually think about putting into stock from a company like FMC or AM General or maybe an ammo company. War is good for the economy if you invest right...
     
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    smokkey1 1/2 ton status

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    you could buy an 14FF for cheap. and buy an 8-6 lug adapter for it, so you wont have to buy new rims. Tonyp makes them, you could PM him to see how much they cost.
     
  12. KRAZIE87K5

    KRAZIE87K5 1/2 ton status

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    Give it to me so that I can get a new rig!

    front bumper and winch?

    -Dan
     
  13. ronnny3

    ronnny3 Registered Member

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    a winch would be a good thing and some of them friends that don't have one should be happy to help install it and call when they need your help. /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif
     
  14. 84_Chevy_K10

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    Get two lockrights and spend the rest on crossover steering. It'll get you going for now without swapping any axles.
     
  15. mrk5

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    I think my first thought would be a winch, and maybe do a hidden mount behind the bumper. If that's too much fab, I know there's someone selling a Warn winch bumper in the parts forum.

    My other thought is lockers. But if you really plan to swap axles that may be throwing money away. Of course you could probably sell them later, but you going to loose a little money. If you are going to stick with the 10bolts for quite a while longer then go with lockers over the winch.

    How about some new diff covers. (at least on the rear)/forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    Of course, you do need to get that fan and alternator fixed so you can go wheelin!
     
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    clarkjw24 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Buy some $150 used lockers for the 10 bolts and find a used 9000lb winch. Spend the rest in beer until next december. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  17. dlaw36

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    or, spend it all on beer and ride with someone that has lockers and a winch /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
  18. blueblaze

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    [ QUOTE ]
    Like it says. Keep in mind that I am a mechanical idiot and will rely heavily on friends or a shop to get work done.

    My Blazer now:

    89 K5
    mildly modded 350 (milder cams, manifold upgrade)
    3 inch exhaust thru magnaflow muffler
    brand new 700R4 (HD, kevlar clutches, etc)
    3inch front 4inch rear spring lift (Tuff Country)
    33x12.50x15 Daytona M/T's on Rockkrawlers

    Where would you guys put the thousand bucks?
    I'll be getting it in December.

    [/ QUOTE ]



    Throw a big ass party... /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif
     
  19. CHEVY 4WD

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    14Bolt FF and a Locker
    or ATLEAST a Locker in the rear
     
  20. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    if u are going to upgrade your axles, dont spend a penny of that $1k on them... you'll just be pissed at yourself later... trust me, I know.

    If i was you, I'd spend a few bucks to get a ff14b rear and wheel adapters and put the rest in a savings account until you're ready to get the D60. Spending $ on lockers, gears, x-over steering parts etc etc for half ton poop makes no sense at all at this point of your buildup.

    j
     

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