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Old October 12th, 2012, 11:33 PM   #1
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Beaterk5's sas project

Well I just picked this up. It's a 96 Tahoe it has air bags on all 4 corners. The entire susp needs re worked so I'm going to throw it up on some leafs for now. later down the road if I keep it maybe a link'd susp front and rear.

Right now what's planed is ord spring hanger kit and 8" springs up front. Out back I'm thinking a shackle flip with an add a leaf and a 4" block. After the susp and steering are done ill move on to putting a motor in it. Luckily the p.o didn't cut any wires when he pulled it so I can drop in another Vortec motor and run the 4l60e trans and push button t-case. For gears I'm planing 456's with 6 lug outers on a 44 and a sf 14 bolt rear, with a 37-39" tire.

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Old October 13th, 2012, 09:52 PM   #2
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Found my front axle today it's not a high pinion but it'll work. Was sitting in a truck out back that had Been forgot about. Also picked up some not destroyed or missing front hangers spring's, shackes and shackle mounts.
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Old October 13th, 2012, 10:05 PM   #3
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Wow, I'm glad you are redoing the suspension....that is some scary fab work!
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Old October 13th, 2012, 11:45 PM   #4
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Yes, yes it is...... The angles are for articulation right?

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Old October 14th, 2012, 01:51 AM   #5
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that thing could be pretty cool....glad your redoing the "suspension" lol.

That needs to go into the booty fab thread lol
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Old October 14th, 2012, 02:10 AM   #6
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Lol ya I'm aiming for the same height just a completely different suspension lol. It's aprox 10" of height gain right now I'm going for 11-12" in the front and about 10 in the rear. The best part will be i can take every one wheeling. plus you don't see very many tahoes lifted much less solid axle swaped
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Old October 14th, 2012, 02:13 AM   #7
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Lol ya I'm aiming for the same height just a completely different suspension lol. It's aprox 10" of height gain right now I'm going for 11-12" in the front and about 10 in the rear. The best part will be i can take every one wheeling. plus you don't see very many tahoes lifted much less solid axle swaped

Check out my " 2 link mount" I mean swing arm



And just for kicks my fleet including the 84 if this one goes well I may do the blue 94 too just a lil smaller though


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Old October 14th, 2012, 07:07 AM   #8
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Good to.see a tahoe lifted im work on giting my 97 up some
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Old October 16th, 2012, 05:55 AM   #9
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Good to.see a tahoe lifted im work on giting my 97 up some
You going solid axle, ifs or body lift? Me and 95yukongt are going to use this one as a learning curve and do his 95 2 door after mine
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Old October 17th, 2012, 04:58 AM   #10
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Well not going to make any progress this week in parts gathering bought this with my Tahoe money instead for the week

http://www.marlinfirearms.com/firear...re/1895SBL.asp
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Old October 19th, 2012, 02:26 PM   #11
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Im just going with ifs just so i can fit a 33 to 35 still want it as my tow rig but still do light wheeling nice gun lol
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Old October 19th, 2012, 08:43 PM   #12
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Sounds like what my 94 has. a 3" body and 35's. and thanks on the gun ive wanted it for a bit of time now.

also have some bad news on the Tahoe.Its frames out by about 1-1/2" so it's getting parted out.so time to tear apart a perfectly good truck that just needs a rear end

97 Chevy z71 Vortec 350, true duals with flows, hypertech, k&n filter, trick flow t.b. spacer. hopefully by spring ill have a 6 lug sas with a 77 ford 44 and factory 10 bolt may try and find a sf 14 for it but that can always be changed later.

Already have the front axle a set of 6 lug outers, ord shackle flip and 6.5" super shackle are on there way. going to also put in a 4" block and ord 0 rate add a leaf to net 10" of lift rear. Front is yet to come but going to be ord sas kit, 8" 73-87 front spring. Along with the ord cross over steering set up an a ried racing/ dedinbear flat top knuckle. After that all that will be left will be to figure out shock length and mounting, and figure out length for a set of 81-87 ext brake lines. since I will be using calipers from that year truck should be a blot on and go there. Hopeing to be out of this for under 3000 including truck purchase price. Minus wheels tires and gears i feel it should be very do-able.

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Old October 31st, 2012, 06:22 PM   #13
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Got my rear parts in off road design shackle flip and 6.5" super shackles.

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