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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by camok5, Oct 19, 2005.

  1. camok5

    camok5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I have been building my blazer for awhile now and have been useing it as a daily driver as well. My plan is to over build it so it can handle driving to the trails and back because there are not that many good trails close by. The trend on CK5 seems to be that alot of people have turned there rigs into truggies or trail only trucks, this isnt an option for me because of space and money for a tow rig and trailer( Santa Barbara is VERY expensive). I want to see pics of trail rigs that people also use as daily drivers and I want to know some good tips for doing both.
     
  2. mtnman210

    mtnman210 1/2 ton status

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    Hey I'm just south of you down in san fernando valley If you ever want to go wheeling hit me up. But anyways here's my DD. 6in lift 35bfg mud terrains. It's more a daily driver than wheeler but I still can go out and have a blast with it.
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  3. joez

    joez 1/2 ton status

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    I daily drove my K5 like this for just over a year, until i pulled the tires off of it for my trail rig. 2" body lift, Q78-15 TSL's on 15x5.5" rims, rear gov-bomb replaced with a lockright.

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    And i drive this on the street whenever possible, generally i drive it to school 2-3 days a week, and pretty much exclusively arround town. Its just to much fun to drive on the street to leave sit in the driveway.

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  4. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    not summer:

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    I drive it a few times a week, and drove it to Moab in '03 for Blazer Bash.

    The only thing is there are always compromises. Usually what makes it better on the trail makes it less civilized on the street. What makes it better on the street is usually useless or detrimental for the trail. Swampers wear fast, yet removing them, storing them and having to have a second set of smaller radials is a PITA.

    I've had it 8 1/2 years and it's only been the last 7 or 8 months that i haven't driven it every day to work.

    As you can see it's not like i have room for a trailer and a tow rig...

    Rene
     
  5. 4xcrazy

    4xcrazy 3/4 ton status

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    The only running, licensed vehicle i own, pretty capable, if i want more body damage,,,needs more lift to do more damage too, but gets me to where the fish and peace and quiet is... :crazy:


    On the trail,,, :D

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    AND, my buddy's daily driver/wheelin rig,,,would you believe this thing CAN flex???

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  6. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    :haha::haha: Yup my daily driver can flex when it wants to :wink1:

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  7. outlawtorn

    outlawtorn 1/2 ton status

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    Drove my blazer for about 5 months like this and then i bought a car to save gas lol :rolleyes:
     
  8. camok5

    camok5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Nice rigs, keep em coming.

    tRustyk5- your blazer is alot like how I want mine to look but I cant seem to part with the cash for the larger tires when they where out so fast on the street. I am trying to decided on a compromise maybe 37'' ssr radials :confused: also it sucks for me, I cant take the doors and top off because I have a good cd player, tools, etc and I park on the street. :doah:
     
  9. 84gmcjimmy

    84gmcjimmy 1 ton status

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    HIJACL:

    Joe, in inches, how big are those tires on your toy, and what are you using for lift?
    Any more pics?

    HIJACK no more
     
  10. mountainexplorer

    mountainexplorer 1/2 ton status

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    This was mine and will be again as soon as I put a motor and axles back in it.
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    For now, this is the current diesel daily driver.
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  11. koldsimer

    koldsimer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Here's my daily driver. I am driving my maxima more and more because of gas prices though.

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  12. RaisedK5

    RaisedK5 1/2 ton status

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    Untill gas got so high i drove mine 11miles to and from work everyday.

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  13. clarkjw24

    clarkjw24 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    DD, DD when it rains, DD on thurs. rain or shine.

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    eclipse 1/2 ton status

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    Here was my daily driver....
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    Here it is now, its been in my shop for too long, its getting a rebuilt 350 and an engine comparment make over.
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    This is what I have been driving, the old family truckster... 6.2 diesel and still going slow
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  15. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    I'm hoping to get my NV4500 rebuilt and installed. Then I will get some 37" radials and probably drive it a bit more.

    As for the theft deal...As long as I've had my Jimmy we have lived in a somewhat bad area for property crime. Mostly car theft, theft from cars and other petty crap usually done by homeless or druggies. I've never locked my truck in the entire time and until recently never had a problem. I never had a problem because most crack heads wouldn't be able to figure out how to get my truck started, and manual tranny vehicles aren't popular with the kids. I did recently forget to bring in my craftsman socket set i had under the passenger seat...and woke up to my passenger door ajar and the tool set gone. :doah:

    Stereo is pointless in my truck.

    Rene
     
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    I been driving this every day for a couple months.
    Since the price of gas went up so much its cheaper to drive it because propane is only a $1.25

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  17. k20

    k20 3/4 ton status

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    See the webshots link below, heck, theres even some pics on there from yest of my new paintjob, though I still have to put all the trim back on.
     
  18. joez

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    They measure just over a true 35" tall, when new they were over 36". As for lift, just a set of worn 3" springs and slightly longer shackles. Front axle is pushed 1 1/2" forward for firewall clearance. Ill get some more pics when i get home.
     
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    this is my daily driver, rain or shine...still needs a D60 and crossover...oh and the 38" thornturds im getting this weekend...time to bring out the cutoff wheels...
     
  20. monster man

    monster man 1/2 ton status

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    here's my DD:

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    mostly stock except some engine mods and 32's. Real trail stomper :haha: no, but she gets it done
     

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