Friday morning I returned home from buying this '82 Stepside from Bandon Oregon, 600 miles from me. Today... well, Saturday, I threw on my 39.5" Boggers and went to a mud bog here in town. My "new" stepside on 39.5" Boggers and 4" of lift and Wayne's Ford Bronco on 33" Boggers and no lift: Here's another local mud bog/racer... and S-10 bodied 502+ CI powered rig, who ended up frying his tranny: A 427 powered Nissan Cab: Chad's '70 GMC... who is running the old motor out of my orange Blazer that started smoking on me last year. Well... the block is still what used to be my motor... now, it has a stroker crank and he had no problems turning 38's with 3.73 gears in 4-high and 2nd gear. But he broke something in the front end or T-case, and became a 2wd as dark set it. I felt my runs were slow. I was worried about being under-geared with 5.13's and 39.5's, and figured 4-high and 2nd may be too low. Turned out in the deep stuff, I had to run 4-low and 2nd to stay in the 396's power band, which is like 3grand+. I never got stuck though. Suburban White Guys video staff interviewed me shortly, which sucked, cause it's like trying to get a Vulcan off Star Trek to show emotion and be loud and excited. I doubt they'll ever use that clip. At my last run, they wanted me and the Nissan to go side-by-side. I figured, sure, why not. I knew I'd lose, but I'm not competitive... I'm just there for fun. I don't know who said to go, but I didn't see/hear it, so I took off the line after the Nissan, then let off the gas and cranked it right to avoid the two rigs touching, then punched it again until I came to the end wall where I had to let off again and make sure I didn't run into it. Somehow, at the end I made it out first... partially cause he took the harder side and I had to swerve right and hug the shallower edge to avoid a collision. And to my surprise, they called me up and gave me a 2nd place trophy. It's been a strange last 4 days. 5 days ago, that truck was 600 miles away and I had never seen it before in person.