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Old October 7th, 2008, 01:41 PM   #1
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Well my vehicle is a 1977 Chevy K5 blazer when it started.
Engine:1997 GM Vortec 350 switched to carb w/ extreme 4x4 cam
Tranny: SM465 w/ granny low
T-Case: NP 205
Axles:3/4
Front: Dana 44 "Open" 4.10
Rear: 14bolt FF w/10.5 ring gear "Open" 4.10
Suspension: Add-A-Leaf
Tires: P285-75R16 Super Swamper SSR
Transformation 1:
Axle:
front: Auburn limited slip, warn premium lockouts, brute force u-joints, new seals, bearing, raised steering arm,ext...
Rear: Detroit locker, new drums, shoes, hardware, wheel cylinders
Suspension: 2" blocks all the way around...i know illigal ass hell!!!
Tires: 34-10.5/16 bias ply Super Swamper LTB's
Removed heater box from both inside and engine comp.
Transformation 2:
Broke the dana 44 twice.
First time was the stub shaft on the drivers side, while trying to pull the friends jeep out. Also broke the lockouts and u-joint
Second time was stuck in a hole and matted it and broke both inner and out axle shafts, u-joint was never foung and all bearings all the way around. Sunk blazer up the tranny hump in water!!!
Alxe:
Front: Dana 60 from a SRW out of a 1986 1ton truck
Installed the Dana 60 front then bent a connecting rod and cracked a head!!! From sinking the last time i broke the axle shafts
Transformation 3:
OVER THE WINTER
Engine: 355 engine
Steering: Crossover steering
Suspension: 4" rough counrty lift, eliminate sway bar
Tires:16-35/16 Super Swamper boggers and a 13-36/16 Super Swamper TSL Bias ply spare
Alxes:
Front: 4.56 gears w/ a Detroit locker
Rear:4.56 Gears
Exhaust: Cut-outs @ collector
Lights: Pro Comp 6" round Competition Driving lights

Can't really think of anything else at this time, but if you have any suggestions for me feel free to tell me thanks!!!

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Old October 7th, 2008, 01:45 PM   #2
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Help the front out, weld that 14bolt!!
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Old October 7th, 2008, 01:49 PM   #3
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Ya i forgot to say that i broke the Detroit in the rear and ended up welded it!!!

What else should i do to the front??
Dynatrac lockouts, drive flanges, 35spline outer stub upgrade??


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Old October 7th, 2008, 02:11 PM   #4
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spicer 35 spline stubs and warn lockouts, I wouldn't spend the money on dynatrac hubs for 36's and stock shafts.

Oh and some 38-39's
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Old October 7th, 2008, 02:36 PM   #5
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All you need is new stub shafts and u-joints for the upgrade right?? And 38-39's aren't really practical where i go wheeling but that would be great!!!


Thanks for the input!!!

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Old October 8th, 2008, 10:18 AM   #6
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Drive Flanges or Warn Premium Lockouts???
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Old October 8th, 2008, 10:50 AM   #7
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Warn hubs.. You need something to be a weak link so why not a hub.
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Old October 8th, 2008, 07:33 PM   #8
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Dont do the exhaust cut outs they are gay

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Old October 10th, 2008, 10:31 AM   #9
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Makes more power with the cut-outs right at the collector!!
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DAMN!!!!

Warn Premium Lockouts: $426
Poly Performance Dana 60 Drive Gears: $245
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Old October 16th, 2008, 04:48 PM   #11
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Just put 35 spline stub shafts on the list now!!!!
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If you are only running 36" tires. I would not put any more money into that Dana 60. It should be strong enough for 36" tires. I would use that money for a winch or something. looks Good i'm sure you will have alot of fun in that blazer.
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I've read that the Dana 60 outers are the same as the 44 outer stub shafts and i've already broke 2 of them in my 44 that i used to have!! So are they built stronger in the 60's or are they the same then???
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i think it may need a 50" subframe lift with 30" chrome spinnerz and some woofers ghetto rider haha
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Anoyne else think of anything i can do to upgrade???
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New pics of my engine and Oops of it too!!!

Ok i wish it was my engine!!

557 Hemi putting out 2,100 horse and 1,500 ft lbs before it blew up on the dyno @ school!

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Anoyne else think of anything i can do to upgrade???
Put Rockwells under it and spend the extra money on a warm big block.
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Just spend 800 on a Dana 60 and 14 bolt this summer so i don't really want to buy rockwells. Already had a 14 bolt rear that i just did new breakes on this summer also. So i just pulled the 44 out of the front and sold it w/ the extra 14 bolt i had. And i have a 454 bored .60 over that i did when i was in college and also put splayed caps in the middle three main caps. But i don't have money to get the 496 stroker kit and i want to run it next year so i have to put the small block back togeather!

So i was cleaning the carbon off my pistons w/ a wire wheel and found the #8 piston slapped a valve! Took all the valves out of the heads and none were bent though, so thats good. Gonna take the heads and block to the cleaners and have them steam cleaned and magna-fluxed next week.

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DAMN!!!!

Warn Premium Lockouts: $426
Poly Performance Dana 60 Drive Gears: $245
find cheaper lockouts, you done need the fancy kind if your setting them up to be the piece that breaks first. [pre u-joint/ shaft]
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My luck has always been stub shaft or inner shaft brakes then the u-joint then it gets the lockouts too!!

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