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Most capable offroad vehicles??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by tiger9297, Sep 18, 2006.

  1. tiger9297

    tiger9297 1/2 ton status

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    I'm not talking military or anything like that. I'm talking regular vehicles ie. 1/2 tons to 1 tons, jeeps, and all the other 4x4's out there.

    I think with the short wheelbase and good power you'd have to put K5's and Broncos at the top of the list. I know Jeeps are up there too. Maybe a 3 way tie. Probably Short bed pickups next?? I'm sure the old Dodge powerwagon should go somewhere.

    1- K5's / Broncos

    2- Jeeps

    3- short bed pickups

    4-

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    b454rat 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I'm a Gm guy, so anything Gm will work for me. I wheeled in a few trucks, and a dead stock S-10 Blazer did pretty damn good. I dispice Jeeps, I dont' know why people say they are the best offroad vehicle. If they are so good, then why do you replace everything but the body and frame with GM Ford or Dodge stuff?? My old man had a Toyota that was stock, and we had a blast wheeling both of them. Both had stock tires, and never got stuck too bad, Mostly high centered on the axles and stuff. I think small and large vehicles have their adavantages and disadvatnages. Smaller of course better manueverability, and the large with more power and ground clearance to climb over stuff. Guess it depends on what vehicle you like or find a good deal on.
     
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    SUBURBANS

    its a wheelbase thing :burb: :D
     
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    George_Pimpdaddy 1/2 ton status

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    lol i liked watching you work on yours james
     
  5. roadnotca

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    X2:haha:
     
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    X3.
     
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    unimogs!
     
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    koldsimer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Mercedes G-wagons and some land rovers are quite capable in their own right. For 100K+, the Benzo had better do more than look pretty!
     
  9. MattK

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    i think the powerwagon is one of the best off-the-showroom wheelers right now. only thing that you could ask more of it it a better departure angle, but simply a pickup thing.

    that or a rubicon.

    but stock sucks, i dont care how cool it is stock for stock.
     
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    New... A Jeep Rubicon stock with lockers, low gears, and decent mud tires.
    Older... I like the first Gen Bronco's with coils up front, tho they had some small tires. OR a 69-75 Blazer.

    A couple months ago a got to bash around in a 06 F350 crew cab longbed work truck. All that diesel power, 33" tires and lots of room. It was fun.

    So I guess in my opinion the most capable off road vehicle would be one you dont own. So when you drive it like you stole it you will do more than you normally would in your own. :D
     
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    MNorby 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Drive it like a rental, just make sure there is a crossmember under the oil pan... :D
     
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    Rubicon and the Powerwagon hands down MaMopar had there **** together on those 2
     
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    stock vs. stock = H1

    built vs. built = K5 by far ;)
     
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    I driven many military H-1's there slow, noisy, huge turning radius, and there always breaking down. I could have saved the military millions if they would have just let me put a 4" lift and the Humvee 37" tires on the CUCV's
     
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    agreed, i was thinkin that those k30 cucv's were pretty good as well. didnt the m1028's have some sort of traction-aid up front? 4.56's and detroit, how can you beat that?
     
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    Yep! Though I guess military was excluded.
     
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    Unimogs are civilian vehicles as well. Mainly used on farms in the other countries...

    I'd say crew cab long beds work well off road, mine seems to.
     
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    When they put a diesel (which?) in the Power Wagon, look out!:D
    I want mine in red.
     
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    have you een the october issue of Diesel Power ???there a guy who put a cummins 6-spped in his
     
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    :yikes: :rotfl: is it RED?
     

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