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Discussion in '4wd Pick-Ups K10 K1500 V10 V1500' started by coltdaddy47, Aug 26, 2015.

  1. coltdaddy47

    coltdaddy47 Better grab onto something quickly

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    Finally broke the truck out, first time in a year. Had some fun in the rain but phone died to early before we got to the good stuff
     

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    Only two problems I had was the same electrical Gremlin, and I threw both belts down in the creek, couples minutes later they were both back on and had no other problems.
     

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    Not sure how I missed this thread. Looks like mega fun. That's the shit I want to be doing. I gotta get my K10/20 together ASAP.
     
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    It had been awhile since I posted. But not a thing changed on the truck since the last time I posted. It was fun to actually get the ol girl out and let her do what she was built for. I really want to lock the rear end but even with both axles being open she pushed threw mud up to the bumpers. Buddy owns a good amount of land and had some trails, couple creek crossings, and a huge mud pit if you got the power to make it through lol. Next thing I'm gonna work on is making a stronger front bumper because that warn winch bumper sucks.
     
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    If you're not real aggressive with it, running that small of a tire, and not over 300-350 horsepower you can get lunchbox lockers for front and rear fairly cheap and that wouldn't require resetting up the gears. Pretty much just swapping out the spider gears for the lunchbox lockers.
     
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    I think I'm around the 400hp mark and on half tons. I don't plan to go any bigger than 35s that are on it but I'm not afraid to hit the skinny pedal when need be. Since I'm not going with taller tires I'd rather keep half ton axles for the clearance. But I expect to break things in the name of fun.
     
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    Well hell yes. You have to break shit. If you don't you're a pussy. Can't hang with the big dogs if you piss like a puppy right? :grd:
     
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    Breaking shit? You mind finding the weak points!
     
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    Well yeah, then fix it and make it better. But you still gotta break shit or you didn't have enough fun.
     
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    Gotta know what to spend money on next. I like being the guy everyone talks about when they say you ain't gonna believe this but I've never seen this happen to a so and so part. (I've twisted a forged rod right at 360° and bent it like a S before).
     
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    That is possible. I'd have to say a cylinder most likely filled with water.
     
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    And your correct lol. Flooded road wide open throttle. Made it 3 or 4 times no problem before that. Guess my luck ran out. So possibly this weekend I might be doing my rear shackle flip to get rid of the Po's stacked blocks in the rear. Still gotta research what shocks to get.
     
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    For my own knowledge and documentation, axle tube code is kan, so without cracking the covers I should have 3.07 gears. 12 bolt rear 10 bolt front. Anyone see a build thread on half ton axles please post it.
     
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    I have a 90 burban 10 bolt up front with an Eaton posi with factory 30 spline axles and a 12 bolt rear with home brew disc set up and posi and 3.73s. Truck is still going together but should be fun.
     
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    Lesson learned, next time buy new floor pans. Bending and cutting a new one is more work than I expected. Guess I'll finish it up tomorrow.
     

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