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Is two-wheel drive good for anything?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Blazer_Boy, Dec 16, 2001.

  1. Blazer_Boy

    Blazer_Boy 1/2 ton status

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    I just bought a '83 C15 Sierra Classic short box from my uncle. He has a dealer's license and bought from a tow yard. I did some swapping and got it for $200. It has every option I can think of except dual tanks. The part I like about it is that it has a factory four speed. The wierd thing (for me) is that it isn't four-wheel. I dunno, just feels like its been castrated or something to me. I won't take it off-road, the only thing it'll see is snow and some crappy gravel ocassionally. Basically I'm looking for reassurance that have something cool.

    Is there any advantage to a two-wheel drive? With 77,000 miles on it and a four-speed, I just haaaad to have it. I'm thinking about dropping my 450 lb/ft tq 406 SB into it. I don't think my '82 K5's 700r4 would appreciate that much umph.

    Thanks

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  2. Danno

    Danno 1/2 ton status

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    Daily driver and drag truck.

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  3. TorkDSR

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    i just wnt wheeling, and shaggy k5's lil brother brought his 2wd ranger. we had a blast, it was sweet as hell.... prerunner style. after that i thought about picking my self up one of those lil jobby-jobs and lifting it with paddle tires and race slicks up front

    with a little speed it seemed that trail running wasnt that tough, but we avoided mud, and rocks arent in Jersey

    Tork DSR
    "look ma, i can make the dog pee white...."
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  4. POWERMAD

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    Hell yeah, do a sport truck stance on it, toss in a healthy plant
    Redo the rear axle and call it a day.
    If I ever get around to doing another Hot Rod it will be a SWB truck.
    Go <a target="_blank" href=http://forums.chevytalk.com/cgi-bin/ubbcgi/forumdisplay.cgi?action=topics&amp;number=45&amp;SUBMIT=Go>here</a> for some great info on 2 wheel drive rigs.
    4x4 stuff too but most of the guys there are into 2 wheelers.
    Alot of guys there have some seriously cool rigs.

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  5. 81Bogger

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    'Drop it till it grinds and drive it like ya stole it! [​IMG]

    <font color=red>81</font color=red><font color=blue>Bogger<font color=blue>
    "<font color=blue>Mud under tire, and Fords in the rear view...<font color=blue>" [​IMG]
     
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    Yeah, there is definitely something cool about a $200 truck that can go to the hardware store, work, daily driver stuff that you dont really care about. Low miles means that it will last a long time for you to neglect and not wash. Kind of like my wifes car - hehe. Seriously it is nice to have a truck thats not important to you so you can put all your attention to the one that matters. They can't all be special.

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  7. wheelnut46

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    Another nice thing about 2 wheel drive:
    Tires are cheaper.

    Bill
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  8. POWERMAD

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    All of my rigs are special[/] all are destined to have a makeover.
    Each one is special to me in it's own Chevy way. LOL

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    Drop it, body drop it, bag it (and you MUST run a minimum of 250-800psi of helium through the bags of course)[​IMG] and RAIL the SH!T out of it[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  10. Blazer_Boy

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    I'll probably keep the stock stance. I won't put the little biddy 235s back on it, but still something reasonable [​IMG]. Do they handle or ride better? I was thinking of putting a power-trax in the diff. That way I can have traction in the slippery stuff and wont spin just one tire. It already has a limitied slip in it. I suppose I'll pull that for an opened carrier 3.42 w/ the powertrax.

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    Up in the north I don't think it is worth much, but hey you got what sounds like a great deal on a low mile rig. Good enough. They will ride a bit better then a 2wd drive because no straight axle setup up front. I say a good daily driver and parts hauler... so now when do you go for the big lift [​IMG] LOL

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    Up in the north I don't think it is worth much, but hey you got what sounds like a great deal on a low mile rig. Good enough. They will ride a bit better then a 2wd drive because no straight axle setup up front. I say a good daily driver and parts hauler... so now when do you go for the big lift on the blazer? [​IMG] LOL

    -Mikey
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  13. 88jimmyoungowner

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    if someone ever pisses you off, you can tear up their yard doing dopughnuts- the car will slide easily with AT's and being a 2WD truck

    16, 88 jimmy, kearning, but still need help
     
  14. madups311

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    hell yeah, YARD RUTING

    1979 Jimmy 4" skyjacker, add-a-leaf, 35" M/T's, Body Lift purchased.
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    Out in the ORV areas arround where I live, sometimes its fun to play in 2wd. 2wd makes for good doughnuts and the like when in the mud. Only thing is that we do it with a 4wd truck in 2wd, so that option is gone in your case. Gotta have the umph to get yourself out of a mess when ya' get into it...
     
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    that is why you get a buddy with a fourwheel drive and a tow strap to pull you out

    16, 88 jimmy, kearning, but still need help
     
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    that is why you get a buddy with a fourwheel drive and a tow strap to pull you out

    16, 88 jimmy, kearning, but still need help
     
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    oh yeah, if it is going to be a daily driver, then you will save a little bit of money on gas, so you can have some xtra cash for the 4x4

    16, 88 jimmy, kearning, but still need help
     
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    I'd like to find myself a 73-87 stepside 2wd - add a 4" lift/16" travel suspension, 'glass fenders, and a full cage with 37"s and have some fun[​IMG]

    ......And knowing is half the battle
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    great for stunt driving. i have a 2wd jeep pu, not on the road now, it for sale. great stunt truck
     

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