K5 Blazer | Jimmy build created by the_blaze, Jul 6, 2017
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Cut off wheel to make the tires fit and weld both diffs for lockers and you will be set, for now.
If the rockers are rusty, cut them out and replace with 2x6 rectangular tube.
It will help especially with low lift for now
I like plan B.
Yup I'm thinking about boatsiding it.
The water pump went out so I replaced it, no big deal right? I guess the gasket moved and I didn't notice now I have a bigger leak lol.
It's all good.
I may have found a donor truck with a 6" lift and 3/4 ton axles I can rob. That would make this project go much faster and I can throw on my older 37" tires on it
Nice, more Plan B.
I always try to avoid plan B.
Added some pictures to show the bone stock truck as it sits today, can't wait to see how crazy this gets.
Where are the pics??
@72gmck5 click on image gallery
Turns it the new water pump was defective and that's why it leaked. I swapped it and we are back in business.
Anyone driving these 80s tbi blazers know an easy way to get power? This thing is a PIG. I mean wow it's slow lol it's bone stock so I'm up for anything.
Not unless you wanna spend money on that engine. Easiest way to get power out of a TBI is to bolt it onto a big block
I figured that I better move my butt over to this thread.....
How far forward can the axle move, before there is a problem for the draglink? (stock or crossover)
Lol well I love a big block as you know from my nightmare build.
I think I'll see what changing the gearing from 307 to 410s do. (Btw found 3/4 ton axles geared with 410s) I bet that will help a tiny bit,
Also doing a full tuneup
Not 100% sure, I know I'll need to convert it to crossover asap.
@72gmck5 is trying to talk me into keeping it as low as possible and cutting as much as needed to fit 37s.
I'm still wondering if going big like my other rig makes more sense, like 8" lift and trimming I could do 40s, if I wanted** or 6" and 37-ish. I'm trying to come up with an idea for what will rock crawl the best. I need flex but don't want to break the bank getting there.
High lift sucks. I was and wasn't joking about just roaching the fenders out and shoving the tires under there. After 4" lift, the geometry issues become exponential and it goes south
The 4.10s will help a lot
So B52 to get 4", move axle forward, shackle flip the rear with an axle relocation plate to move it back, 1" body lift to help when you clock the t-case, built in sliders and trim to fit tires..
Oh, and maybe a zero-rate up front to compensate for the bigblock..
Before BB17 right??????
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