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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Bubba Ray Boudreaux, Aug 8, 2001.

  1. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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    I've added some pics to my site which is down below. Mostly race pics from the last two off road races I went to, but I do have an anoymous K5 posted, check it out and maybe I can find the owner of this K5. If I can get any sleep in the next day, I'll post some tech type pics I have.

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  2. solowookie

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    I can't believe this has been up for a day and nobody has replied (man looks like some pretty intense stuff goin on there!)

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  3. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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    I posted on the race-dezert board too, no replies, but I got something like 500 views since yesterday. There was one pic I missed getting at Parker, but I was too involved in getting out of the way. A buggy came through the turn, was on the gas hard and skidded across the top of the ruts. Missed me by about ten feet, but the crew for that wrecked Chevy was right next to me and they were a lot closer and there was a buggy on the other side of them pitting and he almost got them too. Everybody right there got a good taste of the roost too.

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    SWEET pics, man! I wish I had a desert-race rig. I wonder how well 36" tires and a 6" lift would hold up? hmmm...

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    that the sure looks like a TON of fun! I'm betting that is a very addictive sport.

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  6. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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    No dice. That yellow ford that I had commentary about getting a ride in, $30 g's, as in 4 zeros after the 3 was what the suspension alone cost. There's alot of trucks out there that cheaper, but setting up suspension for dez racing is mostly custom. A set of springs for a K5 racer is around 2,000g. Shocks, lookiing around 200 bucks for one shock. Here's an example, guy I talk to has a stock mini Ranger (if you're wondering why a lot of Fords, they came from the factory with a cheaper, easier to setup suspension system up front). Stock classes are just that, very little leeway in rules. Him and his brother set a $15,000 limit to build this truck. People said it couldn't be done. They did it and it's competive too. They bought a junkyard Ranger for around $500. That's $14,000 dollars of work, parts, and labor they put into it. The rule of dez racing is a finely tuned suspension is what will get you there.

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    Yes it is very addictive. In fact, I just wrote a memo for my academy class, an autobiography. One thing I had to do was write about my long term career goals. Off road racer made it in there. [​IMG] I got strapped into that yellow Ford and we were going through 2-3 foot whoops at 50-60 mph, and you could barely feel it. Took some time to get used to it cause you should go up and down alot more, but that's not the case.

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  8. Pugsley

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    Ditto on that goal - I've been contemplating going into debt and getting into either a Class 9 or a Predator truck once I get employed and settled again.

    Dos mas Tecates!!!
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    I've got my plan. Spend the beaucoup dollar on the Beast. There's nothing like old iron. But then again, I almost bought a rusted out '84 F-150 4x4 a few months ago to build, but passed it up.

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    man you gotta stop talking like that! [​IMG]

    man if you keep doing that then I'm gonna be tempted to start that at some point in time! man it is just incredible how much fun that looks! I can't imagine what a rush it would be to go over terrain like that at those kinda speed.

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    <blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr>

    man you gotta stop talking like that!

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    I've rappel out of Hueys, shot large and exotic weapons, 4wheeled in some awesome country (Hawaii, at govt. expense of course), traveled all of the country, 'ceptin Yankeeland. There's only one thing I can think of that would be better than riding in the co-pilot's seat, and that would be at the controls[​IMG]

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    I thought of that too - But I figured that by the time I got the old Blazer up to snuff to take on Baja, I could probably have invested enough to build a couple Predators or ProTrucks

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    But I've may of thrown a monkey wrench into the whole equation. I've talk to the wife and "hopefully" in about ten months start reigning in the CSA revolution here in the PRK and going home. I've kind of decided that with my current job, it might be nice to get back to OK, find a small town and play Andy Griffith there and that would cut back on the race watching. Of course I've only been to about 8 races out here, but I've just about had it with the friggin smog and people out here, plus I would like to get closer to my family out there. But I would continue on working on my dream of racing, I'd just have to travel a little farther to do it.

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    Class 9, yeah that class is cheap, but the Predators are running what $35,000? I think that with a guy doing most of the labor himself, he could probably get a Blazer race ready for about 5,000. Not talking Class 8, maybe stock or the Prerunner Class that MDR has.

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    There's some good turf out there to race too! Maybe coordinate a SCORE CSA series"[​IMG]

    Dos mas Tecates!!!
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    Problem is most of it is ranch/farmland. Then there are those Sierra Club types. There's a couple of little battles going on right now, if not over that I know the Sierra Club is working and one of them, they are on the side of the small farmer which sucks. Then they got the whole minnow thing going on. [​IMG]

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    The complete TurnKey Predator sets at $55 grand right now - but there's already quite a few making the used rounds. Little spoiled kids got them and had too much competition from real drivers. A complete turn-key Chenoweth Class 9 still goes for les than $10 G's. I figured the Achilles' Heel in the Blazer is the frame - It'd be a PITA to be able to beef it enough, and still fit into sportsman's class rules.

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    Yeah, I've seen some of those high-flying Rangers on the newer issues of Offroad magazine. So you mean my $50.00 shocks won't cut it out there? Dang! Seriously though, awesome pictures.

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    Cool

    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.moabdadc22.alloffroad.com/>http://www.moabdadc22.alloffroad.com/</a>Real four wheelers don't need tools to remove body panels, paint, tail lights..etc.
     

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