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Old 09-18-2019, 11:29 AM   #1
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Inspiration needed

My 83 K30 has been apart for months! Started as a cam and intake swap. I am trying to find the ambition to get it back on the road!
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Old 09-18-2019, 11:36 AM   #2
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Re: Inspiration needed

Just looking at pics 1 and 2, would be inspirational enough. Damn thatís a nice truck!!
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Old 09-18-2019, 06:26 PM   #3
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Re: Inspiration needed

when your done you can do this and all people in newer car's and truck's cant do it .
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Old 09-18-2019, 06:33 PM   #4
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Re: Inspiration needed

I'm on the phone with 4wheelparts ordering a 4" lift. Maybe that will get me going.
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Old 09-18-2019, 07:03 PM   #5
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Re: Inspiration needed

get a real good kit so the ride is nice .

tuff country / bds would be my first 2 for off the shelf ride quality .

and next i wouldnt be using that company your on the phone with . call offroad design for a good kit with great shocks and tuff country springs .
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EDELBROCK pro flo 4 = best deal going so far . love my setup works great.
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Old 09-18-2019, 09:47 PM   #6
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get a real good kit so the ride is nice .

tuff country / bds would be my first 2 for off the shelf ride quality .

and next i wouldnt be using that company your on the phone with . call offroad design for a good kit with great shocks and tuff country springs .
Agree with a good kit and nice ride. Our straight axle trucks can be brutal with those few thick leaf front springs. I'm aware of ORD. I've had their kits before and read good things about Tuff County. I'll be using some of their parts. I've also had good luck with Skyjacker and 4 Wheel Parts has a pretty good price right now. I'm on a budget so spending my pennies wisely. ;-)
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Old 09-19-2019, 08:15 AM   #7
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when your done you can do this and all people in newer car's and truck's cant do it .
Haha, good call.
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Old 09-19-2019, 10:06 AM   #8
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Re: Inspiration needed

That lift with those hubcaps will look horrible! Remove the caps and send them to me and all will be good.
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Old 09-19-2019, 10:29 AM   #9
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That lift with those hubcaps will look horrible! Remove the caps and send them to me and all will be good.
LOL! I actually found another set of D60 caps for dirt cheap the other day.
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Old 09-19-2019, 11:07 AM   #10
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Re: Inspiration needed

this is my beater k30 with 3-4" lift and 255/85/16 on stock wheels and caps ( no sunsoaked not your caps )

the 255/85/16 is a skinny 33" tall tire . this keeps the stock look but taller .
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