We went out to the Harrington, Wa. Mud Bogs today. It was my first tow with the new 6.2 Diesel '83 K30. Now, had I known how sluggish and lacking in power 6.2 diesel motors really were, I may not have gotten it. Sure, I got twice as good mileage as my Crew Cab 454... but... Wow. No Power. Gutless. And I complained about the 454 in the crew cab being gutless... but now that I look at it, I can't say that anymore. So, the '84 red/white Blazer I traded for the K30 (mepr's old K5) goes out with us. Dillon (mepr), one of our voluntary pit crew, kinda regretted getting rid of it now seeing it with 3/4 ton axles, a 454, TH400/205 and 6" lift. Jimmy went with in his '79 K20 with 35's and a rear Detroit, 454/TH350/205. Travis brought his '84 K5 with a 400+HP 454, 4.88 gears, 700R4/208, on my 36" Hummer tires. Buckwheat brought his '68 Dodge Shortbed on 36's, 360, Dana 60's, 4.56s, locked in the rear. Tony was there earlier with his '65 Chevy truck, 396, TH350/205, 4.10s, on 35" Boggers I ran the '82 Stepside Shortbed, with a 396, SM465/205, Dana 60/14-bolt, Detroits, 4.10s and 35x15.50s in the rear and 36x12.50 Swampers up front. First rigs to run before our class all got stuck. Jimmy and I got lined up together, and I broke through the furthest run in my lane to over 100ft. It was so thick I ran 4-low and 2nd gear and held it at 6 grand. After my run came Buckwheat and Tony... and Buckwheat stayed in my ruts and broke through to about 135ft. The next truck through was then able to make a full pass. My 2nd run in the other lane (4-hi and 2nd gear) was a full run, but I still got sucked into a hole at the finish line and got stuck again! So much for being locked front and rear... 2 runs, 2 stucks. Jimmy pulled through the other lane as I sat angled into the hole in my lane. My 3rd run, there was a rut system and I ran an 8.22 second full run. Kind of pathetic for a built 396 locked front and rear. But at least I made it one of three runs. Of all 5 rigs in our group that came together, we all got stuck two of our runs and made one full run without getting pulled out. I decided to make a few runs for fun after the races were over... and after 4 runs I hear a noise. Rod bearing are now toast in the Stepside... a 396 with less than 2500 miles on it. Onto the trailer it went, and away we went home... sluggishly behind my Diesel truck. I have made the decision that the stepside and the 6.2 diesel truck will both get sold eventually. I have too much into both of them to justify adding them to "the Fleet". I miss the days when gas was cheaper, and I used the Crew Cab and took the Truck Blazer places. Today I just felt like I neglected my true "kids" and tried replacing them with "adopted" vehicles I added to the fleet this year.