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What would you do if you had $2,000

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 91gmcjimmyCH_IL, Nov 12, 2001.

  1. 91gmcjimmyCH_IL

    91gmcjimmyCH_IL 1/2 ton status

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    I'm looking to throw my hard earned money into my 91 K5 but the only thing is i don't want to spend it and then realize I have made a mistake. Like paying to much for somehting or just buying somehting that wasn't worth it. So I am interested in what the experienced and well educated K5 member would do with 2,000 dollars. How much can you buy for 2,000 dollars? What would you buy?

    To start with:
    8' suspention lift
    350 tbi-stock
    F&R 10 bolt with rear Gov-Lok :(
    single flowmaster
     
  2. Jason73K5

    Jason73K5 1/2 ton status

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    I'd go for something like a winch, tires, locker, roll cage, lift, maybe a doubler.

    73K-5: TBI350/TH-400/NP-203/14FF/D44
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  3. UseYourBlinker

    UseYourBlinker 1 ton status

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    Some booze & a lap dance [​IMG]

    I need tires, updated drivetrain, & new interior carpet.


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  4. 90K5

    90K5 1/2 ton status

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    some dubs for my Cadillac.... j/k.
    Probably save it and spend it on the engine when it goes out.

    90K5
     
  5. solowookie

    solowookie 1/2 ton status

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    I'd pay bills, and take my wife out on the town.

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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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  7. 91gmcjimmyCH_IL

    91gmcjimmyCH_IL 1/2 ton status

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    already got the tires.
     
  8. 91gmcjimmyCH_IL

    91gmcjimmyCH_IL 1/2 ton status

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    the November issue of Petersons Mag got me thinking about putting some of it into my engine: Cams etc... Or maybe a 14 bolt I don't know!!! damn it!!!
     
  9. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    I think it's too hard to make that recomendation without knowing the intended use for your Jimmy. If your plan is to cruise the malls and look 'cool', then appearance related products would be the best for you.
    If you plan on wheelin the wee out of it then strength of drivetrain should be addressed first, and go from there. "Plan the work and then work the plan" as a good friend of mine once said.

    The type of wheeling will also dictate tire size and optimal lift.
    Mud usually breeds a fairly tall truck, huge tires. A rock crawler usually requires as little lift as possible and sheetmetal trimming to fit the bigger tires.

    Personally I would spend some time reading about what works and what doesn't work on this site. Then decide what exactly you want to build. Once you have a plan try and stick with it. Many people will upgrade axles to 3/4 ton or one ton after they dropped huge bucks on fancy aluminum 6 bolt rims...that's the kind of waste you would want to avoid.
    Same with any upgrades to 1/2 ton axles...

    Rene

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  10. Chaz88K5

    Chaz88K5 1/2 ton status

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    i would pay off my credit cards from the d60 and 14 bolt i just bought.

    <font color=green>Chaz</font color=green>

    [​IMG]<font color=blue>Look in the Blazers for sale page!! my 72 needs to go!</font color=blue> [​IMG]
     
  11. 91gmcjimmyCH_IL

    91gmcjimmyCH_IL 1/2 ton status

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    Thanks for the advice but it still doesn't make my decision any easier. My intended use is for mudding. I've decided to get 36 inch tires to remain close to legal and what i want is a little bit more power and strength. I was really considering putting in cams. noticable difference or not? Should I get rid of my ten bolt? I just don't know.
     
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    I think I would convert the front 10 bolt to 8 lug and throw in some kind of traction aid.And later upgrade to moly shafts.In the rear pick up a 14ff and a Detroit. I think ya could do that for 2k .

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  13. scooby

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    i would re tub my blazer lol
     
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    Common upgrades are a 14 bolt FF rear, and 8 lug conversion up front for 35-36" tires and under. Gearing is important and so are lockers. With the 700R4 tranny 4.56's would be a good ratio for you. 10 bolt rears are famous for spontaneous self destruction on pavement...so that would be the first thing to go if it were my truck.

    Another good upgrade would be the biggest trany cooler you can find to help the 700R4 live...

    ORD steering brace to stiffen up the front end and prevent cracking the frame.

    Good recovery points front and rear...especially for a mud truck. Custom bumpers to attach em too would also be good.

    A CB for trail communication, a trail box for tools and spare parts.

    A sawzall...just trust me on this one.[​IMG]

    Rene


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  15. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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    A date with Terri Clark.
    Actually, I would get some custom race springs from Deaver and use the leftovers to buy tube for a cage and bumpers since it would take another 3 grand for the wheels and tires I want.

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    sawzall hehehe yup.
    u just never know.
     
  17. Hossbaby50

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    14 boltFF rear and a big tranny cooler. Thats some advice right there. With 36's your 10 rear won't last long. I destroyed mine with 32's on the street. Get the BIGGEST tranny cooler you can find. And also a tranny temp gauge would be good too, that way you know when to stop and give your truck a break. 700R-4's HATE heat. Recap. 14BFF, tranny cooler, temp gauge. Also the ORD steering brace would be a very good investment with 36's. You could probably get all these things for well under 2K and have some cash left over for misc. crap that might go wrong. That's my $.02

    My Chevy isn't broken, its just out of gas.
     
  18. 1 FN HI K5

    1 FN HI K5 1/2 ton status

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    Tpi, arb air lockers,sound system the list is endless. <font color=red>1 FN HI K5</font color=red> [​IMG]

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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Invest it and hope the stock market goes back up.

    Make sure you get an portfolio with an agressive return.

    When the stocks have gone up, cash in later down the road and then you will have way more $$$$ to build and fix up your Blazer! [​IMG]

    But by the time the stocks do go up, we will probably be retired by then! [​IMG] [​IMG]


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    Upgrade drivetrain- don't know if I'd go Dana 60's with only 36's though. Would loose some precious ground clearnace.

    Dana 44- tires, lockers



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