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$50k for this??

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by bigoltrux77, Sep 24, 2003.

  1. bigoltrux77

    bigoltrux77 1/2 ton status

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    With those two different sized tires, i'd like to see this guy put it in 4LO and stomp on it? Then we'd see how dumb he really is.

    Ya know, seeing peolpe do stuff like this makes me feel better about myself!! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    With those two different sized tires, i'd like to see this guy put it in 4LO and stomp on it?

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    As long as the front and rear gear ratios are offset to compensate for the different size tires it isnt a big deal. Looks like it could be a decent mud drag truck. But not sure if it is worth that much from the little info provided.
     
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    If any truck is worth 50k, that one is. It was in alot of magazines a few years back and it is built real nice. Not really my thing, but it's a hell of a truck if it's what you're in to. The front and rear are geared to compensate for the different sized tires, and alot of the body panels are removable for when the guy runs it where it miught get banged up. You can see the dzus fasteners on the bedsides...
     
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    The gears probably compensate for the tire dia. differences. You see that all the time in 4WD mud drag trucks and pullers.
     
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    Lets see here, it has 4.56's in the front and 5.86's in the rear. The custom front shafts are 35 spline throughout. The 572 is new, it had a 1,000cfm force port EFI'd 454 a few years ago. At that time it's estimated value was just $30,000. Had to get the old Four Wheeler mag archives out, October 1998 /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    If any truck is worth 50k, that one is. It was in alot of magazines a few years back and it is built real nice.

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    I totally agree. I have a few of the magazines it was in, and it is built tough and right.
     
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    That thing was in the TTC a few years ago,pretty bad ass /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    Yall aint never seen mud racers with the same size tires all the way around but different ratios front to rear,like 4.88s in the rear and 4.10s in the front /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    Yall aint never seen mud racers with the same size tires all the way around but different ratios front to rear,like 4.88s in the rear and 4.10s in the front /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

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    I have. They're stupid.

    I have seen same gears and 38x11s up front and 37x13 in the back. Seems to work fine, esepecially in the mud.
     
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    Yall aint never seen mud racers with the same size tires all the way around but different ratios front to rear,like 4.88s in the rear and 4.10s in the front /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

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    I have. They're stupid.

    I have seen same gears and 38x11s up front and 37x13 in the back. Seems to work fine, esepecially in the mud.

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    Yep. Just have to have slippage somewhere, mud usually does the trick. If not, it happens in your t-case.
     
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    Or driveshaft, or hubs, or axle u joints....slippage has to be somewhere. Something has to break if it's not at the wheels. Either that or bind up so bad you'll wish it broke.
     
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    Don't trash talk this truck, it isn't some mall poser /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif It was in Top Truck a few years back when they had 4 wheeler TV on ESPN 2, and it went through the mud pit and tank trap like they weren't there /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif This thing is built to play, not just look pretty.

    Oh, and a custom 5 ton rearend with disk brakes!!! That is something you dont see too often.
     
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    i like everything about it other than the different sized tires front and rear... i think that looks gay on about 99% of 4x4s.

    j
     
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    Don't trash talk this truck, it isn't some mall poser /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif It was in Top Truck a few years back when they had 4 wheeler TV on ESPN 2, and it went through the mud pit and tank trap like they weren't there /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif This thing is built to play, not just look pretty.

    Oh, and a custom 5 ton rearend with disk brakes!!! That is something you dont see too often.

    [/ QUOTE ] I agree that truck could rip our trucks a new ass hole! The main reason is because of those HUGE rear tires. They probably float right over the mud, reminds me of a pro streeted ride because of the rarrowed rear and fat wide tires. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    for mud racing you stagger either the gears and/or tire sizes. the idea is for the rear to push the truck, but with the front turning faster, you can get the truck to steer as it will try and pull the truck. Without seeing a detailed breakdown of whet is in this truck, you can't say what it's worth. to you, maybe nothing. but to somebody else, alot. There is alot of time put into these trucks, you like to think you can get some of that back when you sell them. I think the truck kicks ass! but I wouldn't want it!
     
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    alot of the body panels are removable

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    This is true; when it was in TTC there were pics with the bed sides missing /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif Helluva truck, wonder what he'll build next?
     
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    Quagmyr is a 4x4 legend. If you run your truck in mud or live in the midwest, you know Quagmyr. Unbelievable truck. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    Hey, I've gotta defend my local offroad trucks. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
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    Ya know what, if I had the money I would buy that truck in a heartbeat. If for nuthin else, think of the attention one would get when cruisin by your local anythin. Just my two cents worth.

    Allan
     
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