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What should I do with $400?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Hossbaby50, Jan 14, 2002.

  1. Hossbaby50

    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    I worked during my whole Christmas break, and I should have a check for at least $400 coming. What should I do with it? My options are:

    A: Get a soft top.
    B: Chrome Moly rear axles.
    C: Chrome Moly front axles.
    D: Get a 14 Bolt FF.

    Right now I am leaning toward the soft top. The soft top would reduce weight and be nice in AZ for the summer. The reduced weight would help reduce breakage too. I have stock spare axles for the front and rear. So chromo axles are toward the bottom of the list. A 14BFF would be nice, and I got one lined up, but I don't know the gear ratio of if its open. With a 14BFF though I would need new rims, and to convert the front end to 8 lug which would probably put it over the $'s that I have now. Any suggestions are appreciated, and any other thoughts as what I should use the $ for are appreciated too. Thanks.

    Harley

    My Chevy isn't broken, its just out of gas.
     
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    E. Give the money to UseYourBlinker

    Well sounded good.... Soft-tp sounds good [​IMG]



    Eric
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    why dont you do some motor work thats always good
     
  5. Hossbaby50

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    My motor is good for now. I have a GM crate 300HP motor with true dual exhaust and MSD cap, rotor, coil, wires, and 6 Offroad box. It runs great, so motor upgrades are really low on the list right now. The only thing I would like is a Edelbrock manifold and headers, but they can wait. The motor is always a good place to put money, but my the motor is good so other things take priority.

    My Chevy isn't broken, its just out of gas.
     
  6. Hossbaby50

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    I don't need to spend money on CK5 stuff Steve. I am going to win the $75 in free CK5 stuff so I'm covered there.

    My Chevy isn't broken, its just out of gas.
     
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    Dropping any more money into your 10 bolt rear should not even be an option, just my $.02. Soft top sounds good. A 14 bolt is always a good investment and I've seen matching sets of 3/4 ton axles go for around $400.

    Rod
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  8. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    out of your chouces, i'd get a softtop or a 14b ff.

    if it were me i'd get an ord shackle flip kit, 1" body lift 1" a-a-ls that's like $330 spend the rest on a shift kit and other junk.

    --Scott, 1989 GMC Suburban 2500 4" lift, 36" TSLs
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  9. Greg72

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

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    Hoss,

    I dunno about that softtop. Do you park this K5 at school? I'd be worried about vandalism or theft too much....I think the hardtop mught be safer for the time being.

    What about the comfort items like the seats, interior, tunes? Sometimes just making the truck "a nicer place to be" can be relatively inexpensive, but VERY enjoyable.


    -Greg72

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    i'd get the 14FF

    hola
     
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    Fix your stalling prob :) I would say lighten the vehicle first then go with hardened axles since you arent going over 35s. If you go with the 14 FF you will bigger tires to clear it, then you will need a dana 60 to have the front hold up etc.

    86Jimmy 4"&35"MTRs,87 burb 4"&33"MT,69Firebird w/525 hp,and 70GTO live in PHX,AZ<a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/modifierperformance>My vehicles</a>
     
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    14 bolt full floater and matching front should be no problem for $400. Brakes and rims will put you over though.

    Tim
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  14. Hossbaby50

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    I have talked with Philly87 (MSD Tech) and we think it is the coil possibly overheating. He said that it is probably not the box, but not out of the question. He said the coil windings could heat up enough that it would expand enough to cause it to stall. Then when it cools down it contracts to normal size and runs fine.

    My Chevy isn't broken, its just out of gas.
     
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    I figures that it has to be something other than the box, because most of the time if the box is bad it acts up all the time.

    86Jimmy 4"&35"MTRs,87 burb 4"&33"MT,69Firebird w/525 hp,and 70GTO live in PHX,AZ<a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/modifierperformance>My vehicles</a>
     
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    They are both MSD parts, (box &amp; coil) so he said to send him both and he would run them through testing to try and narrow it down. Now I got to get my buddy to pull them and have them sent to Philly87. Thats the next step.

    My Chevy isn't broken, its just out of gas.
     

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