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Old 08-28-2005, 02:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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K5 build up (tentative)

Since I wreked my toyota this past week I have decided to build a k5 to run 40in tires.
The plan:
A. 1-ton axles f+r geared to 5.13 welded in the back open in the front
B. H-D Steering
C. Sky shackle flip for the rear and 4in lift springs for the fron
D. 40in IROKS with some steel rims
E. Hack the fenders
F. Bodylift as neccesary

That is the basic foundadion for the rig and incedentalls will be taken care of.

Lemme know what you think.
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Old 08-28-2005, 03:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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With a rear locker, and the front open...you will just run into problems of the rear pushing/shoving the front into obstacles. This is really not good for your truck...this is what happened to mine, thanks to no front locker...(front axle snapped the center pin off the spring pack, and shoved back into the transfercase...destroying the Xfercase and tranny.)
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Old 08-28-2005, 03:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Chris, so what are you suggesting?
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I think his tellin you that you should run a locker in front also...
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Old 08-28-2005, 09:46 PM   #5 (permalink)
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2 quik suggestions, I run a K-5 on 42s. The lift is sufficient, but the tires wil get into your firewall on 4" springs, the front axle needs to go foreward 3 or 4 inches. use your stock 52" rear springs up front. then put some 56"s in back when you do your shackle flip. You will need cross over steering.
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I think his tellin you that you should run a locker in front also...
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2 quik suggestions, I run a K-5 on 42s. The lift is sufficient, but the tires wil get into your firewall on 4" springs, the front axle needs to go foreward 3 or 4 inches. use your stock 52" rear springs up front. then put some 56"s in back when you do your shackle flip. You will need cross over steering.
I agree, but if you stay with 40s you shouldn't get into your firewall, I don't, with 4in. springs and 39.5 swampers......however, if you havn't already bought your lift and are going to be going crossover steering anyway, I'd do the 52s up front.

Oh, and no body lift neccesary for 40s with a 4in lift as long as your not afraid of the sawzall Plus I think body lifts are gay

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What sort of work is putting the 52s up front? And would the 56in rears eliminate the need to use a zero rate to move the axle back afterwards?
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I've got 52's on the front. Check out the pics http://www.villagephotos.com/pubbrow...der_id=1423355 Oh and I have a "gay" body lift also

link for 52's http://coloradok5.com/52inchspringswap.shtml
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Use your stock 52" rear springs up front. then put some 56"s in back when you do your shackle flip. You will need cross over steering.
Here's another vote for that. It requires a little more work but is very much so worth the extra effort.

I have stock 52's up front with 7.25" shackles, relocated front hanger & shackle hanger about 3" forward for optimal axle placement & shackle angle. Ford shock towers, and stock 56's (run backwards) in the rear with a shackle flip (reversed sides) & 6" shackles. It rides like a cadillac and flexes like a trail rig should. I also have a 3" body lift and I've yet to have a tire rub.

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Old 09-04-2005, 07:22 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Here is a pic of my K5 w/ the 52's in the front and a zero rate to move the front forward about 3.5", and the rear is a shackle flip w/ Ford 57's. Tires are 38's, but there is more room there for bigger tires. Fenders are cut all to sh!t.

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