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post #1 of 16 Old 08-03-2010, 04:46 PM Thread Starter
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5 ton chevy

i wanted to start this thread to get it out of the dippers section

Here is my 97 chevy with 54's and 5 ton running gear. its still under constrution and will contiune to be until it is clearing 66 inch rise and canes if u have any questions or comments please fell free to ask.



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I have a question.

One of these days I plan to turn my truck into a project truck like yours. What gears are you running? And what's the biggest I could go without having to buy new axles? I want to go as big as i can using my stock axles. I don't foresee enough funds down the road...or ever to be able to upgrade to 5 tons .

Ultimate goal is 54" Michelin military's. Love those tires

Congrats on the truck btw....a mans gotta dream

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I have a question.

One of these days I plan to turn my truck into a project truck like yours. What gears are you running? And what's the biggest I could go without having to buy new axles? I want to go as big as i can using my stock axles. I don't foresee enough funds down the road...or ever to be able to upgrade to 5 tons .

Ultimate goal is 54" Michelin military's. Love those tires

Congrats on the truck btw....a mans gotta dream
IIRC the 2.5 tons usually have 6.72 gearing - not sure about the 5 ton though. How big you can go with your tires depends on what you plan on doing with the truck, how much power you have and how heavy the rig is. If you've only got a 4-banger in a 2000lb buggy, you could probably hang 54's off of 1/2 ton stuff without a problem
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I have a question.

One of these days I plan to turn my truck into a project truck like yours. What gears are you running? And what's the biggest I could go without having to buy new axles? I want to go as big as i can using my stock axles. I don't foresee enough funds down the road...or ever to be able to upgrade to 5 tons .

Ultimate goal is 54" Michelin military's. Love those tires

Congrats on the truck btw....a mans gotta dream


you can build a set of 1 tons to be stronger then a set a stock 2.5 tons. You can run 54's on your running gear as long as you have the right gear ratio and dont over stress the drivetrain. My 5 tons have 6:77 gear ratio IIRC and my small block 350 has plent of power with them 54's. on a diesel i would probley run a 5.13 gear with 54's if it were my truck

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I need to pick up more hours at work. So much to do!

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Need to give that thing a bath and let us see it clean lol just joking what good is a truck that big unless its muddy if it were all clean i would be kinda disappointed

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Need to give that thing a bath and let us see it clean lol just joking what good is a truck that big unless its muddy if it were all clean i would be kinda disappointed
lol a bath is coming i just dont feel like climbing on the tires to get the hoot plus it will show all my dents. im talking the truck to get panited soon yall give me some suggestions on color

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got any action pics? that thing is a beast!

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Custom paint or just one solid color?

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Custom paint or just one solid color?

Just soild color for now i will do the custom paint job when and if i get a sponsor for it. Got a guy thats a small block enigne builder that is going to build my motor thats in my truck. So we will see where that goes.

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