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i got a bronco

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by aaaaggh, May 25, 2001.

  1. aaaaggh

    aaaaggh 1/2 ton status

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    actually it was given to me by an elderly uncle. not to sound ungreatful but oh man this thing sucks! rides like a freakin buckboard and the 31s rub! it overheats at every slowdown in traffic. i really dont understand what ford people see in this 351 all any of my 350s are can eat this thing for lunch. and you gotta love thsews anit lock brakes that lock at every stopsign. and bad handling..... id like to drag whoever invented ttb out into the street and beat him. so now ive got a blazer a jeep a Z71 a buick and a bronco. i even like teh buick better than this turd. i was thinking about chaining one end to the jeep (383 stroker sm420 dana300 dana 60/44) and the other to the blazer and trying to pul it in 1/2. i could sell tickets or something. ok maybe ill jsut sell it.

    friends romans countrymen, lend me some parts
     
  2. Wheels

    Wheels 1/2 ton status

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    Does it have a removable top?? You can always make a flower planter for the garden out of it.....
     
  3. steve85fla

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    I hear they make disposable boat anchors out of them
     
  4. FastEddy

    FastEddy 1/2 ton status

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    Blazer Food!!!!....clean it up, advertise it, dump it, put the money towards a real 4x4...or advertise it trade or swap for chev/gmc 4x4.....just my 2 cents
     
  5. muddin4fun

    muddin4fun 3/4 ton status

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    Yes, sell it and use the money on your blazer [​IMG]



    <font color=orange>hAS ANYONE SEEN MY cAPSLOCK KEY?</font color=orange>


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  6. 83ZZ502_Jimmy

    83ZZ502_Jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    yea the best plan it put a little elbow grease in it and sell it. Make some mod money for the k5

    '83 GMC Jimmy 4x4 ZZ4 Crate Motor
    '84 Chevy P/U 4x4 Sand Drag Racer, 578 RWHP
    '94 Impala SS
    '01 Chevy 2500HD w/8.1L & Allsion Auto
     
  7. UseYourBlinker

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    Put a cheap paint job on it,shine it up real nice.....and stick it up someones candyass.....in other words: SELL IT!!!


    <font color=blue>My rig </font color=blue> <A target="_blank" HREF=http://community.webshots.com/user/vwryda>http://community.webshots.com/user/vwryda</A>
     
  8. Blue85

    Blue85 Troll Premium Member

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    A yes, the beauty of Twin Traction Beam. What could be better than continously varying wheel camber with normal suspension travel? Or how about needing to install a camber kit after 4 years just because the springs sagged 1/8"? And then you've got to align the thing. The question is, at which single position do I want it to be aligned correctly at, because as soon as you move the steering or the wheels travel, the toe and camber change. I swear this junk was invented by tire companies who were tired of people getting over 20,000 miles on street tires.

    <font color=green>Why does everyone worry about my gas mileage, but not think twice about an Excursion owner?</font color=green>
     
  9. 90K5

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    I guess ya'll dont like broncos too much......[​IMG] I'm kinda surprised it rides bad, all the Bronocs I've ridden in or driven handle a lot better than my Blazer. Must be a real piece...

    90K5

    See my truck at <A target="_blank" HREF=http://albums.photopoint.com/j/Albumindex?u=1329584&a=9886502>http://albums.photopoint.com/j/Albumindex?u=1329584&a=9886502</A>
     
  10. mattman

    mattman 1/2 ton status

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    Yeah, I agree with 90k5, my Bronco II with 206,000 miles rides a lot better than my Jimmy with 118,000 miles (and a lot slower too, maybe that's the problem). The tire thing is a pain though, either you rotate the tires regularly or you give it up altogether. Also, as far as the TTB goes, I'd rather have that kind of IFS over the SLA kind for off-roading. Easier to lift, rides better and costs lots less. Just my opinion, after all I was looking for a Bronco when I bought my Jimmy (still wonder if I did the right thing, have to know my Jimmy to understand).

    90 GMC Jimmy, 350 TBI, 700R4, 32's
    84 Bronco II 204,000 miles and counting...........that's 206,000 and counting now
     
  11. FRIZZLEFRY

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    A good friend of mine has 79 Bronco.460/C6/205,coil sprung Dana 44 and a 9" and this thing was bad a$$ before the BB.Its drivetrain is stock except for the BB and nearly indestructable.

    All work and no beer makes Frizz a dull boy
     
  12. Pure Insanity

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    ok im not a big advocate of fords,BUT,the IFS that GM had/has is a total POS!at least the TTB is a d44 center section.ive seen TTB take a beating and a 1/2 and keep goin.then ive seen the IFS of GM lose a wheel cuz the hub wouldnt take the 38s.the same truck lost both front wheels at different times,and 1 side twice.so IMO if were talkin IFS vs. TTB,gotta go w/ the TTB.sorry!but straight axle truck vs. staight axle truck, im a GM fanatic![​IMG]

    PURE INSANITY
    86 blazer see it at:<A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.zing.com/album/pictures.html?id=4292792569>http://www.zing.com/album/pictures.html?id=4292792569</A>
     
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    Make a flower planter out of it.... LMAO!!! What a beautiful visual that came to mind.

    Why do people keep calling it a Bronco!!!!! [​IMG]
     
  14. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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    If I could afford it, my Beast would be getting TTB. There's plenty of race trucks that use it, I would too. If you really don't want it, send it my way. Does it the 9 inch rearend? If it does, pack it up the whole package and send it my way.

    "Liberals ain't mean, they just don't have any common sense!"
     
  15. 1990K5

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    i have to agree w/ pureinsanity, the dana 44f (ttb) is way better than chevys ifs but in comparison to a live axle they both suck. any true 4x4 enthusiast will agree w/me when i say "brand loyalty is bullshit" i like my '90 k5 a hell of a lot , 35's, strong, looks kick ass, full conver't(in a few days) reliable as a toy, 15mpg, and ramps 1100. what more could i ask for? all the truck companies have made really good stuff and really bad stuff. i just think as a majority of good parts its chevy, but i have to admit there arn't very many trucks on the road as cool as a fully restored, lifted and locked 66-77 bronco. just my .02
     
  16. Pure Insanity

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    well thanx 1990 k5 im glad someone agrees w/ me![​IMG]

    PURE INSANITY
    86 blazer see it at:<A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.zing.com/album/pictures.html?id=4292792569>http://www.zing.com/album/pictures.html?id=4292792569</A>
     
  17. JunkYardCrawler

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    sell it

    Going nowhere everybody is a Moto Psycho
    Got my wheels in motion and i got a path to beat
     

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