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If you had to choose

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sandawgk5, Aug 10, 2005.

  1. sandawgk5

    sandawgk5 3/4 ton status

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    As many of us in this hobby I do not have unlimited funds. I want a detroit and my 14FF is in pieces waiting to be put back together. An optimum time to put a detroit in right? I also am going to be putting a 4 inch lift in when these axles go in to the rig and I will be going crossover eventually. So if you had to choose what would it be crossover or a detroit. From what I can tell they are pretty close in price and I can only afford one of the two right now.

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    Ira
     
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    Crossover
     
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    Detroit! Who needs to turn?
     
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    Yeah, if you have a detroit you can just go straight all day and run stuff over. Turning is for pussies.
     
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    id go with the detriot personally, and crossover next. you can get by without with the stock steering (and a steering arm) you cant get out of a mud hole if ya aint got traction
     
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    Detroit hands down
     
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    Detriot. Who needs steering is right. Just get out and kick tire to turn. :p:
     
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    Well I did not see that coming. I really thought I would get more votes for steering. Well the detroit is actually cheaper than crossover so I guess that works too. Since I am going to use stock steering which is better for a 4" lift drop pitman arm or raised steering arm I have a dana 60 if that changes anything.

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    Ira
     
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    79k20350 3/4 ton status

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    run a 2" block under you steering arm and you'll be all set. a 4" arm tends to over correct and exagerate bumpsteer
     
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    Coooooool :d
     
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    Crossover and weld the rear.
     
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    :doah: why didnt i think of that, i want to change my vote
     
  13. sandawgk5

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    welding not an option truck still sees street time and I dont want to scrub tires that much is it any less than a detroit prolly not but I just dont like the idea of welding. Prolly gonna get flamed for that :haha:
     
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    the locker---duh!

    from what i understand the axel is already apart put it back with the detriot.....you can put crossover on with having to explode your axel back apart
     
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    Stick around awhile and you'll get the bug. You'll have 2 or 3 4x4 trucks and one will turn to trailered trail queen. So go ahead weld it, crossover, and take your next $400 and buy something good on gas to drive back and forth to work. After you wheel it hard a few times and get tired of replacing busted park/tail lights, blowing tire beads, crushing exhaust, pulling large dents out of the doors, and replacing side mirrors you'll say I should have just welded it. :wink1:
     
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    My K5 is my third vehicle. I have a Saturn for gas mileage and it is paid for. Problem is I do not have a towrig or a trailer yet. I have 3 vehicles and I am moving across the country next summer to Norfolk Virginia and I have to use the K5 as a tow rig for one of the cars in order to get them all on the east coast. I do have plans to put her on a trailer though it is probably a year and a half out. I gotta get the wife to get a job :haha:
     
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    Well that makes more sense. If didn't have to drive it cross country I would still say weld it. I guess you can get a detroit but crossover is just so much more cool :p:
     
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    I might be able to "convince" the wife that I "NEED" crossover. She is almost to the point where she doesnt even ask how much things are. It is almost always smile and knod. :haha:
     
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    Deeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeetrooooooooooiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitttttttttttttttttt :D
     
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    i vote detriot. u can still drive with stock steering setup. i do with a 4" lift anyways. and its easier to do later
     

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