Author Topic: New Member, New Truck 86. Chevy Suburban  (Read 91 times)

Offline DJMelodia

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New Member, New Truck 86. Chevy Suburban
« on: July 16, 2019, 03:55:34 AM »
welcome yall! my name is DJ and im a new member here on JT4x4. i look forward to meeting everyone real soon and doing some wheeling! my truck is an 86 Chevy Suburban with a 350tbi from an 87, TH400 transmission, 1 ton axles, 4" rough country lift, and 33" dick Cepek Mud Country tires. im taking her to the body shop on wednesday and am looking into getting trail ready for the next event. what should i get for tools and accessories? im completely new to offroading so i dont really know where to start. other than a high lift jack what should i get?

photo was way too big to post, so heres a link to my truck photos on facebook

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=372547603447137&set=pcb.372547783447119&type=3&theater

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=372547726780458&set=pcb.372547783447119&type=3&theater

Offline moosin

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Re: New Member, New Truck 86. Chevy Suburban
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2019, 02:05:02 AM »
Skip the body shop.
You'll get plenty of body work done in the woods. LOL
You should have front and rear tow points.
Xtra fluids, fire extinguisher, maybe a tire patch kit, your own tow strap. At some point you'll want a good winch, for tools you will slowly learn which ones need.
Holy crap I just looked at your pics, that is one big rig. You may want to ride along with someone 1st. Up here in the Northeast its pretty tight wheeling.
« Last Edit: July 17, 2019, 02:07:45 AM by moosin »

Offline DJMelodia

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Re: New Member, New Truck 86. Chevy Suburban
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2019, 01:20:56 PM »
i just got an 88 K5 as well. bought it 2 days ago. im gonna wheel with that instead. it might take a month or so to get things trail ready. i took the burb to the body shop yesterday. most likely wont wheel with it, but the blazer is definitely gonna hit the trails. i dont have any pics of it, unfortunately. its about 6ft shorter than the suburban and has tons of potential.

Offline Big Chuck

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Re: New Member, New Truck 86. Chevy Suburban
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2019, 02:05:21 PM »
Well, a K5 will be easier to move around for sure. We have a full size K5 in the club now, my rig is built on a 77 K10 frame, bobbed down 10 inches essentially making it a K5 frame.
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1989 YJ on a 78 K10 chassis that has been bobbed in the middle. Chevy crate 350 mated to a T400 with a reworked NP203. 14 bolt full floating rear with a Detroit locker, Dana 60 chromo shafts with a lockrite locker. Roll cage, skid plate. 15 gallon fuel cell in the back. Needs some stuff....