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Wheelbase

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by MNorby, Jan 29, 2007.

  1. MNorby

    MNorby 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Where are ya'll at with your wheelbase on your gen 1 K5s? I am streched out to 108.5" now after swaping srings, rear end, and spring perches. Used Ruff Stuff perches in the forward 1" hole then put my 56s in backward so I am effectively 3" back from stock on the rear now then figure the nature of the shackle flip I figure I am about 2.5" or so back from stock. Few pics and finally a side profile shot for ya

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  2. CDA 455

    CDA 455 3/4 ton status

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    I'm still at stock length.

    I might add a total of 2" in the future.

    But one thing at a time :D !

    BTW, I like your foot landing on the side of your rig! Where'd you get?
     
  3. MNorby

    MNorby 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    It was on it when I got the rig but I have been told its off the same vintage pickups.
     
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    i hope to be at about 115-118"...but i'm really digging the way 108.5 looks...& of course the MTR/Swamper combo...lol...
     
  5. vtblazer

    vtblazer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I was just saying the other day, "I gotta move my rear axle"

    Don't know my wheelbase right now but it's going to grow a little longer pretty soon.

    At a minimum, I plan on removing the rear overload springs and install a set of zero rates for the 1" off set they will give.

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    Yukon Jack 1/2 ton status

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    With the way you have the fenders cut, the axles look real good moved.
     
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    I like my 104" WB. I think it wheels great and flips Uturns very easy. I bee keepin mine at 104 :D
     
  8. MNorby

    MNorby 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    VT: Thats about the way mine looked. Am about to drop $900 on a rear shaft and yoke/flange etc so wanted to make sure its where I want it for the driveshaft length.

    Yukon: Thanks, I still need to round out the corner on the rear-rear fenders like the front-front fender
     
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    looks awesome!! yeah the mt/r and swamper thing is kinda cool too! im diggin that step, its sweet!!
     
  10. Greg72

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

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    107"

    1" forward up front
    2" backwards in rear
     
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    Moved the axle back 1.5"s and now I'm @ 106" total.

    By removing my rear overloads, I'm hoping for better flex...:thinking: :dunno:

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  12. MNorby

    MNorby 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    that looks really nicely centered in the wheel well.
     

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