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What would you do...

Discussion in 'Plains Region' started by Michk5, Sep 30, 2005.

  1. Michk5

    Michk5 1/2 ton status

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    As some of you know I'm headed to Kansas (McConnell AFB) in a few months from Overseas. I originally planned to build a flexy trail rig but the more I look into the wheeling I'll be doing I think it would be more fun to have a rig with a 12' lift (trim the rest) and some of the new 47 LTB's or 49 Irok's :D I have never liked the trucks with huge lifts because I saw them as useless for the type of wheeling I liked to do. However, if mud is what I'll be wheeling 99% of the time why not have a rig built for it?? With this plan, I would re-gear the one tons down to 5:13's with detroits in both ends, build a decent BBC and th400/NP205, throw in some 1 ton drive shafts and HUGE meats and hit the mud holes :D Of, course I would address the steering issues with crossover and hydro-assist.

    Is it me or is there really more to do than just mud? If you were in my situation would you build a trail truck or a mud truck?

    In case you didn't see the 47 LTB pics I posted in the garage here's one
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    47 LTB vs 49 Irok
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  2. fourwheelerjeff

    fourwheelerjeff 1/2 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    why not do both?

    i was looking at my parts pile the other day and it hit me. i have the 12 inch lift, 39.5 boggers, one tons, crossover and enough stuff laying around that i can build a tall mud truck, i have an 87 k10 i was thinking of selling, now i may build it into the mud truck. and use my m1008 as the recovery rig for when i stick it good. :haha:
     
  3. afroman006

    afroman006 1/2 ton status

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    I would build a trail truck with those tires. Versatile trucks are more fun...
     
  4. SkulzNBonz

    SkulzNBonz 1/2 ton status

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    Good trail rig. There is more than mud around these parts. Then again, most of the rock buggies around here use Rockies and 42"+ tires :eek1:

    John
     

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