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Old 03-14-2012, 07:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I Need Good Advice "New build And My First"

What should i get to prep and build my 84 chevy for 54 boggers i need to know lift kit suspension everything and thanks for any help
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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A rich relative, the winning lottery ticket, and give us more details about what drivetrain you are starting with, and how/where you want to use it.

With 54" tires, you'll probably want 2.5 ton axles.
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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im not looking to do it all at one time just a few things at a time i think iam gonna start with the 2.5 ton axles i want to run at 4.88 gear what do yall think about that
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im not looking to do it all at one time just a few things at a time i think iam gonna start with the 2.5 ton axles i want to run at 4.88 gear what do yall think about that
I think you won't be able to run a 4.88 gear in a rockwell. 6.17 and 6.72 are the only options available, I'm pretty sure. 4.88s wouldn't even be a good option if you could.

Also, 54 boggers have a very shallow tread depth, and compared to AG tires, aren't very good. Sounds to me like you're wanting to go waaaaaay to big. Big trucks like you're wanting to build aren't good for much other than going through mud holes, and they still aren't even great for that, either. To each their own...

A lot of money, a lot of time, and a lot of fabrication skills are necessary to build something like this. Without those, you'll only end up with a pile of scrap metal.
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It wont work. Rockwells don't fit blazers.


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84 Chev on 54" Boggers sounds like a bad idea

Bunch of Rockwell noobs giving advice. http://ouversonusa.com/index.html

You guys should spend some more time looking at build threads in the Chevy and Mud forums.

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lift is way over-rated so go buy a sawzall or cutting wheel, cut the crap out of your fenders then stuff some big rubber under there and get a locker.
you will go farther with a locker than you will with lift, hands down
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84 Chev on 54" Boggers sounds like a bad idea

Bunch of Rockwell noobs giving advice. http://ouversonusa.com/index.html

You guys should spend some more time looking at build threads in the Chevy and Mud forums.
How long have those Ouverson gears been out?
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How long have those Ouverson gears been out?
Couple years maybe? There is another company making different ratios too, cant remember the name.
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:44 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I agree with most of what is said in each of the posts...and disagree with some. Example; 2.5's will fit under a blazer if done right. The point is, none of us can help without knowing what the driver intends to use it for: rocks, mud, (don't even think about sand) or Starbucks. I have Willys wagon on 2.5's that I have wheeled for 8yrs on a home made suspension ($150 bucks in steel and two trailer hitch balls) minus shocks, and it works so well while carrying 7-adults into the Hammer trails in CA, I am using the same set up in the crawler I am building now. I have built 15 rigs of different types and the one I am building now, I have changed major things several times and I haven't turned the key yet. Can you build it for cheap? Yes. But you better know what you are doing or be intimate with a person who does and will help you. Otherwise, leave the check amount blank.
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