Re: Lifting 1990 GMC Jimmy Lifting questions

no kiddin, i live in nh too kj! -Pete
Re: Lifting 1990 GMC Jimmy Lifting questions Group: alt.autos.4x4.chevy-trucks Date: Tue, Mar 30, 2004, 11:45pm
(EST+5) From: snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com (KJ)
............"I like the look of huge lift huge tires cut & flaired 6point roll cage and a 1500 RTI score (practically on it's side going up some extreme hill)" Uhm... just having fun there. Show me a truck that does that and I'll show you a truck with a linked suspension and coils or coilovers. Or air bags mounted waaaay up the lower link. 1500.......Sorry man, you'll never......... ever............ get that with leafs. I'm currently building a 3-link for the rear of my pickup. I've got 10" lift now with 42" swampers. Articulation SUCKS ASS with 10" springs. She's a great muddog but crap, thats why the coils are goin in. With the 350 SM465 NP205 the drive train is stout, but I'm a little high with 4.56's in the diffs, I'd be alright with a BBC but for a SBC I should be at 4.88 or even 5.13 for some good grunt. For you, you won't have bump steer with 4" of lift, if the steering's tight through the joints. Here's the specs for a 1990 K5. What I basically want to be able to do is tackle some rocks (we really don't have that many outcroppings around here, even though the nickname is the 'granite state') - but mostly fling mud around and generally make a mess. It's my daily driver so I want it to look tight and ride relatively comfortably. Starting to think maybe a 2" block, 2" spring, and 1-2" body lift would be the key? That would keep my springs flatter for a smoother ride, and better articulation. Or even do a shackle flip in the rear and get some new shackles for the front? The blocks/body lift would give me that extre height after that to finish the apperance. Then pop some 33" whatevers on there and I should have a mild trail rig. Maybe some sort of locker down the road... ~KJ~ [ Top ] Year: 1990 Production Total: 18,921 Base Price: 16,485 Weight: 4,839 Wheel Base: 106.5 in. Fuel Tank Capacity: 26-gallon/31- gallon Length: 184.8 in. Height: 73.4 in. Std. Engine, (net HP): OHV Eight-cylinder 350 cid. (210) @ 4000 rpm Opt. Engine, (net HP): OHV Diesel Eight-cylinder 379 cid. (130) @ 3600 rpm OHV Diesel Eight-cylinder 379 cid. (148) @ 3600 rpm Rear Axle: GM Corporate 10-bolt (8.5-in. 1.28 Axle Dia. 30 Spline) Front Axle: GM Corporate 10-bolt (8.5-in. 1.28 Axle Dia. 30 Spline) Transmission (M): SM465 4 spd. (6.55:1 First Gear) Transmission (A): TH700-R4 (3.06:1 First Gear) Transfer Case (M): NP241 (2.72:1 Low Range) Transfer Case (A): NP241 (2.72:1 Low Range) Notes: All Blazers now had a standard rear wheel antilock braking system. A new electronic speedometer was also introduced for 1990, along with non-asbestos brake linings. The Blazer body also used double sided, galvanized exterior sheet metal. The 5.7-liter V-8 (L05) engine was improved for 1990 with the addition of improved oil control rings, a redesigned rear crankshaft seal, a new camshaft sprocket design, non-asbestos intake manifold gaskets, and heavy-duty intake valves. Blazers featured a steel half-cab with an integral roll bar built into the steel front compartment roof and lock pillar structures.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
North south? Near manchvegas here.
~KJ~
............"I like the look of huge lift huge tires cut & flaired 6point roll cage and a 1500 RTI score (practically on it's side going up some extreme hill)" Uhm... just having fun there. Show me a truck that does that and I'll show you a truck with a linked suspension and coils or coilovers. Or air bags mounted waaaay up the lower link. 1500.......Sorry man, you'll never......... ever............ get that with leafs. I'm currently building a 3-link for the rear of my pickup. I've got 10" lift now with 42" swampers. Articulation SUCKS ASS with 10" springs. She's a great muddog but crap, thats why the coils are goin in. With the 350 SM465 NP205 the drive train is stout, but I'm a little high with 4.56's in the diffs, I'd be alright with a BBC but for a SBC I should be at 4.88 or even 5.13 for some good grunt. For you, you won't have bump steer with 4" of lift, if the steering's tight through the joints. Here's the specs for a 1990 K5. What I basically want to be able to do is tackle some rocks (we really don't have that many outcroppings around here, even though the nickname is the 'granite state') - but mostly fling mud around and generally make a mess. It's my daily driver so I want it to look tight and ride relatively comfortably. Starting to think maybe a 2" block, 2" spring, and 1-2" body lift would be the key? That would keep my springs flatter for a smoother ride, and better articulation. Or even do a shackle flip in the rear and get some new shackles for the front? The blocks/body lift would give me that extre height after that to finish the apperance. Then pop some 33" whatevers on there and I should have a mild trail rig. Maybe some sort of locker down the road... ~KJ~ [ Top ] Year: 1990 Production Total: 18,921 Base Price: 16,485 Weight: 4,839 Wheel Base: 106.5 in. Fuel Tank Capacity: 26-gallon/31- gallon Length: 184.8 in. Height: 73.4 in. Std. Engine, (net HP): OHV Eight-cylinder 350 cid. (210) @ 4000 rpm Opt. Engine, (net HP): OHV Diesel Eight-cylinder 379 cid. (130) @ 3600 rpm OHV Diesel Eight-cylinder 379 cid. (148) @ 3600 rpm Rear Axle: GM Corporate 10-bolt (8.5-in. 1.28 Axle Dia. 30 Spline) Front Axle: GM Corporate 10-bolt (8.5-in. 1.28 Axle Dia. 30 Spline) Transmission (M): SM465 4 spd. (6.55:1 First Gear) Transmission (A): TH700-R4 (3.06:1 First Gear) Transfer Case (M): NP241 (2.72:1 Low Range) Transfer Case (A): NP241 (2.72:1 Low Range) Notes: All Blazers now had a standard rear wheel antilock braking system. A new electronic speedometer was also introduced for 1990, along with non-asbestos brake linings. The Blazer body also used double sided, galvanized exterior sheet metal. The 5.7-liter V-8 (L05) engine was improved for 1990 with the addition of improved oil control rings, a redesigned rear crankshaft seal, a new camshaft sprocket design, non-asbestos intake manifold gaskets, and heavy-duty intake valves. Blazers featured a steel half-cab with an integral roll bar built into the steel front compartment roof and lock pillar structures.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
north, just above franconia notch. i used to be the old man's neighbor!!
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

Motorsforum.com is a website by car enthusiasts for car enthusiasts. It is not affiliated with any of the car or spare part manufacturers or car dealers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.