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Old April 20th, 2012, 05:02 PM   #1
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Talking First truck

Bought a 1983 Scottsdale and have a 350 with a edelbrock high rise intake XD, putting cherry bomb extremes on, also putting on 37" goodyear wranglers, and 6" lift sus. for the tires, and either building or buying if I have the money, a heavy duty bumper. Picture is the one in my profile picture. Any thoughts or ideas?

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Old April 20th, 2012, 05:03 PM   #2
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Making a big dumb mud truck?
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Old April 20th, 2012, 05:08 PM   #3
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Making a big dumb mud truck?
Yes I am lol, thats for offroad fun, got a 1973 Opel gt for cheaper gas though.
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Old April 20th, 2012, 05:18 PM   #4
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Well seeing how its your first truck I would build an all around rig first. That way you can figure out your wheeling style, and if you still like mud there's plenty of fun to have with 37s.

Full size or not I bet you like trails and rocks better
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Old April 20th, 2012, 05:28 PM   #5
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Haven't tried the rocks yet due to lack of places I know of to climb, but I have done mud and trails with mud and it was quite fun lol, I'll take your advice though and not make it solely a mud truck, soon as I find a place to climb some rocks XD.
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Old April 20th, 2012, 09:34 PM   #6
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I personally hate mud. Hate cleaning it! It gets in places I never thought it could get in! After the last time I washed my Jeep after goin in some deep ruts, I said never again. Strictly trails and rocks now. Can't help mud on trails, but not going in the big mud pits!

Yea, like Wadey said, best to make it an all around rig to start. Get to know what you like to do (bog, wheel, rocks), then you can decide which direction to build your rig.
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Old April 20th, 2012, 09:44 PM   #7
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Sell me the Opel gt? what kolor is it?
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Old April 21st, 2012, 12:25 AM   #8
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Sell me the Opel gt? what kolor is it?
Nah, grandpa gave it to me, its a faded orange color.
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Old April 21st, 2012, 07:56 AM   #9
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Nah, grandpa gave it to me, its a faded orange color.
My dad had one the same kolor that he rolled down a mountain hill out in Montana. Really wish I coulda got that car. Kool truck btw.
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Old April 21st, 2012, 08:00 AM   #10
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My dad had one the same kolor that he rolled down a mountain hill out in Montana. Really wish I coulda got that car. Kool truck btw.
Ya there a nice little car for local shows or parades, thanks.
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Old April 21st, 2012, 11:33 PM   #11
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Heard a rumor that my year of 3/4 tons would need more than 6 inches of lift to fit 37"s underneath, anybody know for sure?
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Old April 22nd, 2012, 12:16 AM   #12
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got a sawzall? it can fit with no lift if you want.

i dont know your terrain... but mud, rocks, what ever... youll get farther with a locker than simply slapping bigger tires on it. if you have to offset that cost with a smaller lift or tires, its justified. with 37" tires your also looking at regearing if you plan to commute regularly with it. again, i dont know what your area is like, but the trend i am seeing here in Mi, is that you can go almost anywhere with 35s if you are locked/locked. much bigger than that, and you got to leave the state to REALLY push your rig.
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Old April 22nd, 2012, 01:41 AM   #13
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got a sawzall? it can fit with no lift if you want.

i dont know your terrain... but mud, rocks, what ever... youll get farther with a locker than simply slapping bigger tires on it. if you have to offset that cost with a smaller lift or tires, its justified. with 37" tires your also looking at regearing if you plan to commute regularly with it. again, i dont know what your area is like, but the trend i am seeing here in Mi, is that you can go almost anywhere with 35s if you are locked/locked. much bigger than that, and you got to leave the state to REALLY push your rig.
I have trails and mud holes over here, so the bigger tires were good for the deeper holes, and its going to be a mostly off-roading truck, and towing every once in a while. I was also planning on putting a locker on as well as the tires, but thanks for the advice waves.
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Old May 1st, 2012, 07:16 PM   #14
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Hehe

Tire's not on, just next to it

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Old May 1st, 2012, 07:55 PM   #15
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looks like it gets good fuel mileage,
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Old May 1st, 2012, 08:14 PM   #16
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how many hp do the stickers add?
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Since its a chevy, id buy a bed toolbox to keep some tow straps. That way, you can give your buddies a tug when they're stuck
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Bad a@@ seat cover!
You need an air freshener to match!
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Who's blood is dripping out of the drivers door onto the cement?
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Old May 1st, 2012, 08:24 PM   #20
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ive had a dozen of these, great first beater
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