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mud truck building

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by fourwheelerjeff, Jul 9, 2003.

  1. fourwheelerjeff

    fourwheelerjeff 1/2 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    if you were going to build a mud truck would you use a blazer or truck; short bed or long bed /forums/images/graemlins/pimp1.gif
     
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    SkulzNBonz 1/2 ton status

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    Long bed or 'burban

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  3. RingMaster4x4

    RingMaster4x4 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I would use a truck, but as far as longbed or short. That all about how much lift you want to run. If a 8-12 or more=long, 4-8"=short. just my thoughts
     
  4. yellowK20

    yellowK20 Well Lubricated Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    longbeds make better mudtrucks the long wheelbase helps them stay straight while going through the pits shortbeds and blazers tend to get sideways alot easier
     
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    RingMaster4x4 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    yeah but getting sideways is kind of fun.IMO /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  6. yellowK20

    yellowK20 Well Lubricated Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    yeah your right better build 2 trucks /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    RingMaster4x4 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    yeah your right better build 2 trucks

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  8. fourwheelerjeff

    fourwheelerjeff 1/2 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    ummm, no, i am going to sell off some of the fleet, so i am trying to decide what to sell and what to keep /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    time to prioritize(?) my life /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  9. yellowK20

    yellowK20 Well Lubricated Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Sell the toyota
     
  10. fourwheelerjeff

    fourwheelerjeff 1/2 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    Sell the toyota

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    just out of curiousity, why /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif

    btw, it is running a 350 in it /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  11. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    my k5 has only ever been used for mudding and yes its one hell of a sidewinder in the mud. As soon as I hit good mud it steers like crap while guys in longer do circles around me. oh well I have a long bed now and spotted a long bed Internation 1210 pickup at the junkyard I want to ask about. Would make a sweet unique rig.
     
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    Definitely go for the long bed! Just about everyone around here runs long beds. There are a few blazer and heeps, but for the most part, its long bed trucks. Good luck with it!

    Kris
     
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    I retract that statement nice truck you say it has a 350 in it ?
     
  14. fourwheelerjeff

    fourwheelerjeff 1/2 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    yes, it is running a 350, did you get the link to the pics i sent, did you notice the three gear shift levers /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    personally, i think you should use a short bed silverado. 79 vintage to be exact /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    yea, shortbed, lighter for mud, and definitly a auto, no sm465, i have one and use it for mud its just not good for wheel speed in mud holes, lots of Engine REV. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    Regarding long trucks not gettin sideways, I was out muddin onetime in my old burb and somehow my steering wheel and ended up at full right lock and my burb was trackin sideways, following the front wheels. I went this way for about 30 yards before it straightened out. Dunno if it matters I just thought it was interesting.
     
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    The only time the guys at the local mud races get sideways is when they have (dare I say it) too much horsepower, but not enough traction. There is only a couple trucks that do this. Puts on a good show though!

    Kris
     
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    longbeds are nice b/c by the time your rear end starts sinking your front end might be headed out.

    blazers are nice b/c you can turn them on their head

    you can turn anything sideways if you try hard enough

    69k5
     
  20. nvrenuf

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    Is this truck going to be for playing or racing? If racing, will it be for a shallow drag race style pit or a deep bog?
     

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