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Wheeling With The Long Wheelbases

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Resurrection_Joe, Mar 19, 2004.

  1. Resurrection_Joe

    Resurrection_Joe 1 ton status

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    Ahhhh besided Payney the man with two... nevermind, anyway besides him, and a few others (DougK20 I think is a real person), I don't see a lot of 131" or more wheelbase being dragged around trails, maybe mud pits, but not trails

    Anyone have any good photos?

    I post because I read a thread I won't mention that brought up doubts that I won't mention that were compounded by another aspect of LWB trucks that I won't mention. It gave me a nice reason to stay up all night and obsess... in my ever so insecure RJ way

    I'm almost over it though

    Anyway, I thought LWB trucks were kind of a minority here, and this being CK5 and no SDK30, I can see why
     
  2. Confedneck

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    lwb truck? as in long bed? i took mine out on florida trails lol...
     
  3. clubba68

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    What about Willyswanter? /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
  4. CyberSniper

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    I spent most of last summer tooling around on trails, that was before my lift and lockers. I had to straighten the fender behind the left front tire a couple times from driving over stuff I shouldn't and both gas tanks are dented.

    The trails I wandered weren't "hardcore" but they did make you choose a line and pay attention. I am sure some poor sucker would've gotten stuck on some of them or laid their Heep into a bank.


    I'd say having a LWB doesn't hurt you at all, especially if you don't mind body damage. You just have to pay a little more attention to rear overhang and the rear driveshaft. Sure, tight stuff is a bit tighter but it sure is a lot more fun in a truck than a Heep. After driving my Dad's Heep for a bit I realized it's like driving an oversized garden tractor around and I've lost a lot of respect for Jeep enthusiasts that can't make it through something.
     
  5. txfireman110

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    Look in Casper's pics in Member's Rides. Its an 80 long bed. He does pretty good with it. He goes everywhere I go with my K5. (just has to make 14 point turns sometimes /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif)

    Casper Pics

    Sorry, I was being lazy
     
  6. chvyhs

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    I have no trouble wheelin a LWB.

    [​IMG]

    I haven't got any new pics since I put the new tires on, but atleast it's a pic of the LWB I wheel.
     
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    that burb is sweeeettt! /forums/images/graemlins/bow.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  8. Confedneck

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    that an orange f-body i see? maybe a charger?
     
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    That's a nice 'burb /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
  10. Resurrection_Joe

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    Clubba68

    Payney = Willyswanter

    Wrath

    Hmmm, I have the gas tank problem taken care of, the rear overhang definately, and theres not much body left to damage. I guess I just need to skid the belly and I should be good.

    Everyone else, thanks for the comments.

    That is a nice burb, ever have a problem sliding over things that fall between the tires? I think I've discusse with someone I won't mention the problem of LWB being negated to some point if you can drag the belly of it over with the front or rear.
     
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    I haven't really had any trouble high centering. I seldomly use the rock sliders (with all that hieght). I seem to hit the rear pinion yoke around the same time as all of the K5's I go wheelin with.

    Confedneck,
    It's my orange '66 in the garage.
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    /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gifThat's a nice chevelle /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif(its a chevelle right?)
     
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    [​IMG]

    this is the one of many I have of mine, I'll have to upload some others

    That was with 35s, now its on 38s
     
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    I dont think thats a chevelle, maybe its a Camaro...im not sure, Oh and RJ, id wheel my truck if there were any trails around here...damn Iowa. Theres a few up here buy Emmetsburg that get a bit challenging when they get muddy. But a fullsize 4x4 will make short work of them. A couple S10s on A/Ts got stuck, but not bad. Your truck would just walk right over this crap...but me and my Saggin spring, and 31s...well a flew over log has to be negotiated...I need lift and 33-35s... /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif
     
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    I dont think the body style for camaro's were that long? Is it a Chevelle???
     
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    It's a Chevelle. No f-body was ever that big.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    I dont think thats a chevelle, maybe its a Camaro...

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    It is most definately a Chevelle. He said it was a '66. The first Camaro was a '67. /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    It's a Chevelle. No f-body was ever that big.

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    Thanks for clarifying that for me /forums/images/graemlins/bow.gif /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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  20. Drey

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    my bad...thats the last time i beleive my roommated about classic bowties. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif He was tryin to tell me the first Maros were in 66 and i thought 67.
     

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