killian96ss wrote:Since you have a V8 now, I highly recommend installing a Transgo shift kit for the 4L60E. It takes 3-6 hrs to install, but is well worth it if you want that V6 calibrated transmission to last very long.
okaussie wrote:I put a Badlands 12000lb winch on the front of my CC a couple of weeks ago. Bought the wireless remote too. Have yet to try it out. Had to modify the mounting plate to fit my Westin BrushGuard, cow catcher on the front. Can't wait to try it out this winter..
ApproachMedium wrote:Where did you get your AC Delco kit from? My parking brake is currently inoperable because of a stretched cable, im glad i read this here first!
LMs10CrewCab wrote:yah, but all I have is TB crank and my new 4.25" backspaced rims are not helping that out, I had the truck up on the jack with the wheels at full lock and it was just too close, I know it would rub the fenders, plus I like the "high" look with small tires - I guess I'm just weird
ApproachMedium wrote:LMs10CrewCab wrote:yah, but all I have is TB crank and my new 4.25" backspaced rims are not helping that out, I had the truck up on the jack with the wheels at full lock and it was just too close, I know it would rub the fenders, plus I like the "high" look with small tires - I guess I'm just weird
Forget the TB crank lol, do the body lift. Its worth it. No excessive stresses on the ball joints which suck enough with these trucks. I thought I was going to hate it. Im running the stock ZR5 wheels as you can see with the 30 inch tires. With the lift it looks a lot better. No other height modifications have been made to my truck other than that. I decided to go that route over modifying the suspension since the body lift was sorta necessary for the V8 swap to make installation and service easier, and i dislike the idea of messing with the torsion bars or anything that may cause alignment issues. I had a bad experience with them when I tried some 2wd wheels on it a while back that stuck out too far hitting everything.
Im trying to save some cash up to have all my front bushings replaced, which I will then install the ZR-2 front torsen bars.
They look much better than the old ones, but I will have to get used to them now as I have to turn them with two fingers!
_STUCKY wrote:Your truck is looking good. I kinda wishing I'd have found some center caps. My gpa's truck has a set... Must inquire again about them tomorrow...
As far as body lift vs torsion bars. I'm also not a fan of body lifts for the same reason you said, rust. I've never had any luck trying to turn body mount bolts out. They always spin. That made my k5 a nightmare when I put body mounts on it, and on the jeep, I broke the first one I tried to get out and just gave up right there. No need to break them all. Ended up cutting a hole in the floor and drilling it out and just putting a bolt and a nut back on it. I hate rusty body mounts haha
Also, I think you are going to rub the plastic nonsense on the bottom of the bumper. I thought mine was good too, and it ended up getting a good crack in it, so I cut it off. I've probably posted a picture since then on here somewhere.
I do agree that you may as well change both bearing if you need 1. As for the caliper rubbing, mine did the same thing. A grinder with a flap wheel on it cured that.
ApproachMedium wrote:Last Monday Dave and I removed the rear axle which was donated to an Old Navy truck project on an S10 frame.
A week later my ZR-2 axle is installed, POR-15 bilstien shocks and all new brake lines.
More work in progess to come. Oh and its got 270K on it now, 135k on the swapped motor at this point. Keep em truckin.
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