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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by NE79, Jun 30, 2001.

  1. NE79

    NE79 1/2 ton status

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    Although this page certainly has a purpose, it is very sad to see these pictures.

    http://www.suvone.com/suv396a.htm

    uh-oh<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by NE79 on 06/30/01 07:20 PM (server time).</FONT></P>
     
  2. HispanicPanic

    HispanicPanic 1/2 ton status

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    first of all that is sad and second of all you have to many http:// in your link so you might want to correct it there NE79

    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://jimjim.coloradok5.com>http://jimjim.coloradok5.com</A> Not all Hispanics drive lowriders
     
  3. NE79

    NE79 1/2 ton status

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    all is well now. Thanks.

    uh-oh
     
  4. chevy4x4

    chevy4x4 1/2 ton status

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    <blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr>

    "When you climb up on the rock, the SUV will roll rapidly down the other side with a jolt and you will damage the running boards on your SUV"

    <hr></blockquote>

    lol

    How come every sentence has the word "SUV" in it at least once...it got annoying

    <font color=purple>L8R...</font color=purple>

    <font color=green>chevy4x4
    </font color=green>

    Check out the forums for a good laugh.
    Also, take the "test your SUV driving kills test"
    I can't give you a direct link cause once you take it, you can't go back again...
    just go to <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.suvone.com/>http://www.suvone.com/</A> and you'll see it on the left.<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by chevy4x4 on 06/30/01 07:54 PM (server time).</FONT></P>
     
  5. UseYourBlinker

    UseYourBlinker 1 ton status

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    LOL...




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  6. klier

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    This one is even funnier!

    http://kliernetwork.net/truckproject
     
  7. jimmyjack

    jimmyjack 1/2 ton status

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    I dunno people, thats one damned big rock! Must be out of an explorer magazine!!!

    "My blazer may be slow, but it goes faster at higher speeds"
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  8. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    OK its kinda funny to read...but at least its a place to start for the uninitiated. At least maybe some SUV owners might actually use the T-case.[​IMG]

    Rene

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  9. seattlek5

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    ...with one hand on the bender.
    I've always wondered what to do when encountering a rock that was taller than the sidewall of my tire. Before, I always turned around and went home. But now, thanks to the help of SUVone.com, I can keep on going (as long as the rocks are small enough to not tear of my factory running boards or air dam).
    Pretty funny, good find. I'm send a link to my brother (stock '96 Grand Cherokee.)
     
  10. 90K5

    90K5 1/2 ton status

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    HAHAHA....that rock is huge!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    90K5

    See my truck at <A target="_blank" HREF=http://albums.photopoint.com/j/Albumindex?u=1329584&a=9886502>http://albums.photopoint.com/j/Albumindex?u=1329584&a=9886502</A>
     
  11. ironmikek5

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    Just what I needed to see:

    Topic: Watch That Cellular Phone Antenna !

    Argggh.

    I am particularly concerned about the off-roading white Yukon that is about to go through a 3" puddle...I guess I'll have to check back next month to see how he made out.

    <font color=red>"Oil? That's not my oil...that was there before" </font color=red>[​IMG]
     
  12. Grim-Reaper

    Grim-Reaper 3/4 ton status Author

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    Well it was sort of basic but at least there was an atempt made to prepare these people that think the have a "Off-Road vehicle". The information did have it's merits but remember it was tageted at at a different group of users. Most of us are so far beyond that level and it seems humorus and common sence but too a novice it's good basic information. Top of the list should be loose the running boards before they become trail trash or get jammed into the body and cause more body damage.
    Unfortunatly they left out any information about proper recovery equipment and techniques.



    It's not my damn planet monkey boy!
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  13. Pugsley

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    I hope I never damage the running boards on my SUV - They make my SUV look like a really nice SUV, I sure do love my SUV, aren't SUVs great?

    If it weren't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all[​IMG]
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  14. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Damn!!! That was all some funny crap!!! [​IMG]

    I can't believe what some people will write to get their name or article on the 'net! [​IMG]

    OH MY FRICKIN' GOD!!! That rock was humongous!!! [​IMG]

    I live on a gravel road and driveway. Guess I'm gonna have to go re-read the 'how-to' and learn better how to drive over my 'pea-sized' gravel!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    BTW, is a K30 classified as a SUV? [​IMG][​IMG]

    <font color=red>I m so we Todd did.
    I m sofa king we Todd did.</font color=red>
     
  15. Grim-Reaper

    Grim-Reaper 3/4 ton status Author

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    Well I sent a e-mail to them and got a responce.
    Mike (the guy who runs the site) was very open to ideas on how to improve the site. Seemed like a nice guy. Remeber this site targets a group that is not going to be rock crawling or mud bogging like us. They are more of a recreational group that is just looking for some areas to travel that is off the beaten path enough that you do need 4wheel drive but not something like Tellico or the hard area of Moab.
    I've included how to locate us but some of you folks were a little rough on the site so I didn't give a link to this post but he may run across it (be nice). He was curious as to how we found his site. I asume it was found off Top4x4.com.
    Let's be a resorce for him to improve his site and not slam them. After all these are the trucks that evolved (or devolved with the IFS) from ours. At least he's trying to educate this group and that is a good thing. Most people who own these class of vehicles just think that all they have to do is put it in 4wd and go. He has pointed out there is far more even for light off road travel. His use of SUV I think is to be generic and not become a site that caters to Just Chevy but to all vehicles in the class. Many ofe these vehicles are not really truck based so SUV is probably the better term to use for his site and after all it is named SUVone.
    Here is a copy of our e-mail

    Eric:
    Excellent suggestions! We'll include them in our next revision of the web site.
    How did you happen to loocate our web site?
    Thanks for the suggestions.
    Mike Neal

    Eric Hummel wrote:

    &gt; Eric Hummel - made general comments: 7/1/2001
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    &gt; http://www.suvone.com/suv496.htm
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    &gt; Nice to see a web site dedicated to educating SUV owners on how to use their
    vehicles off the beaten path. As and avid off road enthusiast I too often find
    unprepared people stuck in the woods that were unprepared for what they were
    facing. While you have taken time to explain a great many things I was
    disappointed that you did not cover proper SAFE recovery or recovery gear.
    &gt; You should have a complete section of how to outfit a vehicle with recovery
    gear.
    &gt; It should include such useful information as NEVER use a chain to jerk pull a
    vehicle, A proper recovery strap have far more recovery ability that a chain and
    is far safer to use. It should never have hooks that are permanently attached.
    If the strap were to fail the hook would become a projectile. Many vehicles even
    though they came with 4wd do not have proper recovery points. Tow hooks are an
    option on many vehicles including Jeep's. Without a place to attach a strap or
    hand winch to they are useless. A SUV with IFS has nothing safe to attach to if
    it does not have frame mounted hooks.
    &gt; I was also disappointed in the section showing you using a bun gee cargo net
    to hold gear. While I was very happy to see that you pointed out the importance
    of securing gear. Unfortunately those cargo nets are nowhere strong enough to
    handle any real weight in an unexpected washboard condition or a roll. A
    ratcheting cargo strap would be much safer in this application.
    &gt; I also feel that you need to include more land use information. More and more
    trails are closed due to people not taking the time to get involved in local
    land issues.
    &gt; I would like to leave you a link to United Four Wheel Drive Association. This
    is a world wide organization that promotes safe Off Roading. www.ufwda.org From
    this site you will find many good land use links to organizations like Blue
    Ribbon Coalition, Tread Lightly and others. United also sponsors "Back Country
    Awareness" classes. These class again go over the very useful information you
    have provided as well has proper recovery information and usually include a
    trail ride for people to use and hone the skills they have just learned about.
    &gt; I hope I didn't come off as to critical but as I said ,I have on several
    occasion come across people who were just not prepared. You have what looks like
    is shaping up to be a great web site. It appears to be a good resource that will
    get many people pointed in the right direction.
    &gt; Eric Hummel
    &gt; Landuse Director for the GBR www.gbr4wd.com
    &gt; Member of
    &gt; Southern Four Wheel Drive Association www.sfwda.org
    &gt; United Four Wheel Drive Association www.ufwda.org
    &gt; Moderator www.coloradoK5.com



    It's not my damn planet monkey boy!
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  16. ChevyCaGal

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    Grim's right (as always! [​IMG]) But it's better to see these folks learning to use what they got then never trying at all. In them learning how to use it we now will get less of them pointing fingers at us. They begin to understand why we love to do off roading and possibly get way into themselves... most of them will never see a Moab or a Hollister, but they will at least see something that requires 4 wheel drive. And for the ones that do go on they'll be that much more informed. I know when I got my Blazer I was unsure how to get into 4 wheel drive at first with the whole what each thing did. It's better to teach them what to expect and learn so they don't end up stuck and wrecking their t-case because they had no clue. Then we have to come along and rescue them.... I assumed first time out I was in 4 wheel drive and wasn't. I was stuck... lucky for me I was able to back out before I sank in too deep after digging out some mud. But I had nobody to teach me how to do it right... this site would have been of some use to me despite the avid use of the word SUV [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I removed my quote so gay, vegetarian, minority, eco-nazis who love Jesus, nuke spotted owls, vote Gore and smoke medical marijuana won't be offend.
     
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    Sorry, haven't looked at the post for a few days. It wasn't my intention to bash or make fun of the site or anyone who reads it. I agree that it is educational for beginners and I appologise for any hard feelings. I just thought it would be a humorous thing for those on this site to see the "rock" that could pose a hazard.

    uh-oh
     
  18. CaptCrunch

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    This is the type of thing IMO can be taken a number of ways... one it is just funny as heck... especially for any of us who were around a while agon talking about Steve's peve of truck w/ one wheel on a big rock in the middle of no where. Well how bout a small rock [​IMG] LOL. But then this is good stuff I think for the outdoors man who needs to go on a rugged trail to get to a hunting or fishing spot. These trails sometimes are used so little they are a lot like 4x4 trails, but a touch more tame and level. Hey give a couple of these guys and gals a chance to catch the bug... then blow out a couple of CV axle shafts and they'll be looking for a good old straight axle Chevy like the rest of us here [​IMG]

    -Mikey
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    <font color=purple> Not everybody is at our level ........they have to be taught too.

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    Boy, these are funny. It is very seldom that this technique really works, unless it is a smaller rock. I have been using this technique for many years, but with hand controls. It gives you a bunch more control than the two foot method. I like my hand controls but only for the reason I have to use them to get the Blazer to move. Been in a wheelchair for 27 years, and the old hand controls give you a better feel of the terrain. Didn't want to mess up this post. The concept really works if the rock isn't just a "Little To Big", then you are in deep cocca! Usually, when I am doing this manuver, the rock is too big and I have to back back on the rock and get someone to put another rock on the other side due to setting it down on the frame or rocker panel!

    k5woody I Don't Understand The Jeep Thing Either!!!
     

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