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knixon804 k5 blazer one ton and ls swap


hey guys here is an accelerated version of the past to the present.
My buddy bought this clean blazer last year and brought it to my house for a one ton swap. the swap was 14b/60 combo with open front and spool rear, 4.10 gears. while doing the swap i was standing underneath the rig admiring how clean it was for a michigan k5. i wanted it but the time wasn't right so i finished the swap and lead him on his way.

first wheeling trip when he got it

one ton swap day.

well this fall he sank it on drummond island and hurt the motor. so i had the opportunity to buy it. so i did!
mods are as follows
dana 60 front, open carrier
14 bolt rear, full spool
4.10 gears
2wd steering box with ORD cross over
37" nitto ridge grapplers
17" KMC beadlocks
custom front bumper with smittybilt 12k winch
heres some pics of it over the last year

So now on to my ls swap. i am doing a pretty basic swap using the following:
2003 5.3
243 heads
vinci chopper cam (210/218 .550 lift 112LSA)
dual valve springs
shoenfeld swap headers
2.5 dual exhaust (mufflers TBD)
700 R4 trans because it has one trail ride on it. (bowtie overdrives cable)
ict billet motor mounts
walbro 255 fuel pump
corvetter reg
ebay CAI
bp auto harness


i have most everything listed above for the swap. just need to install the cam and rip the motor out.. stay tuned!


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