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Any mud runners here....

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by NEK5, Mar 19, 2007.

  1. NEK5

    NEK5 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    that have diesels?

    I know they`re good for torque, but anything else? All the wheeling I do is mostly woodsy and mud, so I would like it to perform good. The main reason I`m considering it, is you could end up with a good 20+MPG wheeler....
     
  2. TexasBlazerBoy

    TexasBlazerBoy 1/2 ton status

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    Don't have a diesel....sounds good in theory.:D


    I strongly dislike it when people don't respond to threads.:doah:
     
  3. iwaxmyjimmy

    iwaxmyjimmy College web wheeler Premium Member

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    Weight is a big factor, as I'm sure you know.
     
  4. KGsK5

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    I run some mud with my 6.2 and with the ATs that i have on there it doesnt do too bad. Not really thick nasty mud or anyhting but it gets me throught just about anything that i need to get through. I am sure that with some real tires it would do fine. As long as your not mud dragging or anyhting.
     
  5. 85mudbogger

    85mudbogger 1/2 ton status

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    i wouldnt say mud running would be the word for it but mud bogging yes and for the weight would take you straight to the bottom, maybe it u run like boggers or some type of tire that doesnt dig in the front and then boggers in the foward direction on the rear to dig and not a big turbo to keep the lag down so it has good throttle response and builds the torque quick then i dont see a problem,ive seen diesels used for sled pulling and can i say :eek1: but seems like all the deisels i have seen have been like show trucks and huge on 49s and bigger, never seen one with like 35s or the like.
     
  6. muddybuddy

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    why do you think im buying a diesel?;)
     
  7. runamok151

    runamok151 1 ton status Premium Member

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    i've got 2 friends that are running older 24v dodge 2500s that do well. 1 is about 8" of lift on 38" swampers and the other about 10" lift on 40" hawgs. the one on 40s is a beast as it sits and he's going bigger w/ militaries and tractors. they both sling alot of mud and the good thing is they're both good for pulling others out.
     
  8. NEK5

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    Yeah, I would love to have a wheeler that can get that kinda mileage....maybe I need to buy a sami:thinking:
     
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    Naw, stay full size. 6.2 is what you need :D
     
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    and turbo it like im going to do;)
     
  11. blazin_blazer

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    i had a friend that had 6.2 and it had terrible head gasket problems. they were replaced twice while it was still under warranty then once more after warranty ran out, so he sold it. it was a n/a engine and it still blew headgaskets. is this just an isolated incident or have others had or heard of this? he told me it was such a problem that gm had put a recall on them because of this problem. it was a 88-90 model truck, is that the 6.2 or would this be a 6.5?
     

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