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truck badass-ness scale

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BranndonC, Feb 10, 2004.

  1. BranndonC

    BranndonC 3/4 ton status

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    ok so we all have opinions on what makes a rig more badass or less badass than ours, so i propose a badass scale, for example, i'll start by saying something like:

    mogs = 10 points
    d60 = 8 points
    d44 = 5 points
    10 bolt front = 4 points
    stock 350 = 5 points
    stock 454 = 7 points
    built High hp/tq BBC = 9 points

    etc etc...

    just trying to figure a way to figure out rig greatness with a mathematical formula for laughs...

    i mean we all see rigs that are slightly less than ours and slightly better than ours and i just wanna see what people rate certian things as far as what makes a good rig /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
  2. unick

    unick 1/2 ton status

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    rear steer = 10000000000000000000000000000001 points
    4 link = 10000000000000000000000000000000 points
    both = 99999999999999999999999999999999 points

    And you even do 4 link with rear steer????

    nick
     
  3. 84_Chevy_K10

    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    D44 and 10 bolt need to be worth the same

    lockers, winch, and any custom fab need to be worth serious points

    crossover and hydro assist gotta be worth something too /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  4. beater_k20

    beater_k20 Banned

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    bling should be negative points. this should not include chrome steel wheels though, as they're just as functional as any other steel wheel. if it serves no purpose, like 40 KC DayLiters across the top of the cab, its negative.
     
  5. hi pinion

    hi pinion 3/4 ton status

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    i score a 23 on the rictor. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    beater_k20 Banned

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    how do you figure? there's no set scale yet?
     
  7. hi pinion

    hi pinion 3/4 ton status

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    i was going by the one on top,but if i can make my own scale,it would be much higher /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  8. willyswanter

    willyswanter 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Bull shizzy! The highest you can score on that is 19 if you run mogs and a built big block!
     
  9. DaHateTank

    DaHateTank Registered Member

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    D44 and 10B should be NEGATIVE!!! yech!!

    IFS should be MORE negative. /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

    dual cases, maybe 8?? Equal to D60 (Im asssuming D60 front...D60 rear ain't too impressive, IMO)

    -Marty
     
  10. hi pinion

    hi pinion 3/4 ton status

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    yeah,i lie,i made up my own number for my front /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gifok,ive talked enough for 4 days here,now its time to listen........ /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
  11. Shaggy

    Shaggy 3/4 ton status

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  12. Bullet

    Bullet 1/2 ton status

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    1031RRv1.0

    How does that stack up /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    [ QUOTE ]
    bling should be negative points.

    [/ QUOTE ]I definantly disagree... /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
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    Bullet 1/2 ton status

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    [ QUOTE ]
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    bling should be negative points.

    [/ QUOTE ]I definantly disagree... /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif

    [/ QUOTE ]

    What about if all your bling is in the interior? I have a billet dash, billet shaved vents and billet shaved door inserts where the stock pull straps used to be /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
     
  15. BranndonC

    BranndonC 3/4 ton status

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    Your Break-Over Angle (BOA) is 27.46 degrees!
     
  16. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Your Break-Over Angle (BOA) is 23.27 degrees!

    /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif

    Rene
     
  17. Muddytazz

    Muddytazz 1 ton status

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    Your Break-Over Angle (BOA) is 24.48 degrees!

    /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
  18. DPI

    DPI 1/2 ton status

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    Your Break-Over Angle (BOA) is 25.32 degrees!

    You need to add Rockwells to your list!
     
  19. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    [Gregs soapbox]

    The problem with all these types of rating systems is that they rely on the "bigger is better" mentality.

    I don't necessarily agree that if 1/2 Tons are normal, then 1-Tons are better, therefore 5-Ton axles are better still..... Same goes for tires....35s -> 38s -> 42's -> 48s -> ???? Is bigger the most imporant criteria??? /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif

    I could theoretically build a truck with the LARGEST available part in each category (engine, axles, tires, etc).....would that make my truck badass??? I think NOT. Odds are I'd have an abomination that could never be driven on the street, and was SO specialized for one purpose that it would be bascially useless for everything else........ kinda like trying to do your daily commute in a Top Fuel dragster. /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif

    I think that "Badass" is probably more a function of how close a vehicle is to it's desired functionality. A truck that is built-to-the-hilt for crawling, but fails to provide basic comforts or safety as a street-driven truck (if that was also a criteria) has failed miserably. It's hard to feel "badass" when you can't drive it anywhere, or afford the gas in the tank....or are afraid to drive it because the tires will wear out too fast.

    To my view, "badass" is the truck that can do the kind of wheeling that the owner wants to do with a MINIMUM of compromises to creature comforts, and driveability on the street. The more places you can enjoy your truck, the more "badass" it is.....


    [/Gregs soapbox]
     
  20. Burt4x4

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    Your Break-Over Angle (BOA) is 26.10 degrees

    Not too sure what all this means but was kinda fun to put it in.
    My rig is BadAsss! there now no one needs to guess if it is or not cuz I just said it was /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     

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