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K5 Blazer 4wc 4wheel FWC pop-up camper crawlabago

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#251 Zoomad

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Posted 08 October 2020 - 03:47 AM

Not much going on with the camper since the engine/trans swap is in full swing.  Engine and trans are in, wiring is done and front sheet metal is back on.  It's within a week of first fire up with the 8.1.  

 

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#252 Zoomad

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Posted 08 October 2020 - 03:55 AM

Sorry for the glare..

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#253 CougarCouple

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Posted 08 October 2020 - 03:08 PM

Looks nice happy for you, now you will really have to respect the skinny pedal when off roading. :)
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Posted 08 October 2020 - 04:20 PM

Between the big block and more gear reduction in granny low, I'll be using my big toe on the throttle pedal.
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#255 Vic Harder

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Posted 08 October 2020 - 11:54 PM

Which intake manifold is that?  I had the 8.1/Alison combo in my previous Sierra 3/4 ton.  It moved nicely when asked to.   :D


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Posted 09 October 2020 - 04:56 AM

Which intake manifold is that?  I had the 8.1/Alison combo in my previous Sierra 3/4 ton.  It moved nicely when asked to.   :D

It's the stock one.  It's just not under the normal 8.1 engine cover.  Not many know what they look like without it.  

 

I've got a lot of experience with the 8.1 platform and agree they move out well when asked.  Don't matter if it's a 24,000 pound RV or my soon to be 7,000 pound off roadster. I'm betting it's going to move out a little better than the Class A rv's I was dealing with or most of the trucks that came with an 8.1.  Having my buddy Larry pass me going up Monarch or Wolf Creek Passes without downshifting out of 5th gear also demonstrates what the 8.1 can do when not stuck with a Class A house on it's back.  The little tune it's got will help with that. 


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#257 Vic Harder

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Posted 09 October 2020 - 07:42 AM

I had an HP Tuners tune done on mine.  That got me better drivability and about 15% better fuel economy.  Zoomad indeed!


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Posted 11 October 2020 - 02:53 PM

Can't recall, axles already upgraded? 14bff's & D60's aren't the lightest things, but it's sure nice to know that you probably can't break them until you do something extremely stupid.

 

For a fledgling project we're thinking coil sprung Dodge D60 front, for the LHD t/c that will come with the "LS" power-train, and an RDB vintage 14bff for the rear.


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Posted 12 October 2020 - 03:04 AM

Can't recall, axles already upgraded? 14bff's & D60's aren't the lightest things, but it's sure nice to know that you probably can't break them until you do something extremely stupid.

 

For a fledgling project we're thinking coil sprung Dodge D60 front, for the LHD t/c that will come with the "LS" power-train, and an RDB vintage 14bff for the rear.

14b full floater already out back. D44 up front still.  Next planned upgrade once my wallet recovers is the chrome-moly shafts for the D44.  In the meantime I'll be careful off road. 

 

But, that being said the truck is a runner again.  We got it fired up today.  Drove it down to the end of Larry's street and back.  Needs exhaust but it runs, turns, shifts and stops great.  

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