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Discussion in 'Pacific Region' started by Topdown, Feb 27, 2003.

  1. Topdown

    Topdown 1/2 ton status

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    Who in the portland/vancouver area can be trusted to change the gearing in my 72? I want/need to go to a 4.11 (maybe a 4.33) but dont wanna sell my kidneys to do it and dont want to lose the rearend in a flurry of a$$-bullets while running down the freeway. If one of you guys knows how, I would prefer to give you the $$ than some shop I dont know.

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  2. shane74

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    I think Ron (Powermad) is one of the local gear gurus. Hit him up.
     
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    If not Ron, ask Josh (Silver84K5) who says he has a guy that can do each end for $150 plus parts..........
     
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    Ya 150 plus parts, and i think hell knock 50 bucks off if you bring him the axles out of the truck. He is located in boring, Tell me if your interested and ill PM you his phone number.
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    wow, 150, not bad... have to remember that one if i ever go 4.88 or 5.13. /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif

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    How much did you have to fork out??
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    for...? when jamie did my d60? I dunno if the reciept was itemized to that degree... there was new stub shaft installation, gears, the detroit, and a basic d60 rebuild in my case, not just gears. Cost was in the mid $300-ish range if i remember right, but that included some parts/seals that the 60 needed.... hmmm, maybe i didnt get that bad a deal after all. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    havent seen ya on here in a while buddy, boss finally got you working in the pacific time zone again? /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif all that travel you were doing was bad times!!

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  8. shane74

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    Yep, I am home for this week. I may home for quite awhile. I found out last week that I broke my back sometime in last year. It has been killing me every once in awhile (go figure huh??) I guess I snapped it pretty good. They aren't sure exactly what is holding it together, or why I'm still walking. I go see a surgeon this Friday. It looks like my wheeling days are over for now. Right now, just driving my truck hurts like hell, and jumping in and out of it isn't any fun either. I may have my lift and 38's for sale soon. I'm thinking of lowering it back down to stock and running 33's on it for awhile. I need the ride to be less jarring, and the swampers really don't offer exemplary ride quality /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
     
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    damn that sucks /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif hope you get better soon /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
  10. kennyw

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    Just find a cheap/free S10 for a comfortable ride... Then you will still have your rig when your back is better /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Thanks man. I will, it'll just take awhile. I'm like a cockroach...I keep coming back, with or without body parts! LOL!! I have a high tolerance for pain, so I doubt this will keep me down for too long. /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    a cheap/free S10 for a comfortable ride

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    Does such a thing really exist?? Actually, my wife and I have been kicking around the idea of a new car. We both hate payments, but it is getting to the point where we need one. Especially with the way gas prices are now. It cost me $50 to fill up this last Saturday! /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif
     
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    a cheap/free S10 for a comfortable ride


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    Does such a thing really exist??

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    I got this one for free and it runs & drives still... but with 300,000 miles and many over due maintenance items.
     
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    Wow, that explains your comment to me on a PM about the Burb springs..........ouch.

    I bought an 89 S-10 Jimmy for $2500 a year ago.......great rig and gets 19mpg on the highway. Decent ride, good on the kidneys/back. I see a lot of older ones with the 2.8L V-6 for sale for less than $1500.

    Anyway, hope you get well soon..........
     
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    Yeah, I bought an 89 S-10 Blazer a few months ago for $1800. Good condition. 153K miles. 4.3L V6 (powerful... heh) that gets 16-17 mpg. With a tune-up it should be near 20.

    Meanwhile my K5 gathers rust in my driveway while I try to scrounge money to fix her... /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
     

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