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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mrk5, May 16, 2006.
Even I'm not this silly:
That thing wheels, quit hatin'
But they are so skinny ..... maybe its logical , skinny tall is equal to short wide
We need some testing here , send me those tires and 6 lug wheels , and I'll perform a stress test by mounting those and trying my hardest
exactly who in their right mind would scuff those new tires on the curb!
That looks like one of those southeast texas mud trucks. Replacement parts will be easy to find, and plentiful too
if you gear it right, it'll be just fine!
i bet the 7/16" wheel studs are diggin that big time.
I didn't even think about those wheels needing to be 6-lug. I'll bet they used some adapters.
I'll have to get a side shot. The truck actually looks kinda cool, and I suppose that is all they were really after.
i cant be sure but it ALMOST looks like a front shaft is present.
you cant look cool when you paint ur truck like a cow........
W/ Chromos and CTMs .... it'll be just fine....!
Anyone else hungry for Green Chile....!?
I think there was a front driveshaft because I remember being surprised to see one. It doesn't have a motor or front clip, though.
it is not, however the front lift blocks are.
At least it doesn't have 18 chrome shocks, although four would be nice.
i believe it! when i was at a junkyard in MD, a guy was trying to argue with me that 1ton stuff is too heavy for mudpits and that most people were swapping out the 1ton stuff for half-ton, and on top of that, mismatching the gears.....yea he knows what hes talkin about. he told me to go back there with my truck and have a competition.....i just might have to do that, id like to see his 1/2ton F350 crush my locked 1ton k5 haha
Well he's partially right there buddy...
Lots of guys run 1/2 ton stuff for mud bogging, theres a lot less stress so they can get away with it, no point in putting a boat anchor in there if you dont need it..
i know there isnt as much stress in mud, but even if you've got 44x19.50 boggers and a big block?
If the trucks Gutted you can get away with it . But i'd still at least run a 3/4ton rear. oh and the mis matched gears is correct also some guys gear the rear lower so the front will spin faster and kind of Pull the truck throught the pit
I really don't think the weight difference between a set of 10bolts and a dana60 and 14bff is that much for mud bogging. especially if you are running a 38 and bigger. Maybe a rail, I saw one with a 10bolt up front with 3.42 gears and 38s, but it was a cutted s10 body on a blazer frame.
Well, without a motor it won't be breaking the axles anytime soon.
it's not just the axles weight but also how much it hangs down 60's and 14 bolts make good "Mudplows" I'd still rather have the Heavy Duty stuff though
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