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Old March 7th, 2013, 10:23 AM   #1
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Default Prerunner/dune truck

Throwing this out there for a feeler. Looking to get another prerunner such as at least a ext. cab or 4 door Chevy 1500/ford f150 or I may consider a std/ext. cab ranger. I want to get back to the dunes, camping and all the fun stuff I remember as a kid/young adult and have my kids experience good clean fun. I thought about buying a solid vehicle and having lenger racing do the long travel but I have to imagine the price would be astronomical. Im more specifically looking for a ddable truck that could be 2wd or 4wd. It could have a live axle up front but I prefer to shed the weight and have something half tonish that is built right. Shoot me a pm or reply if you have any leads or your looking to sell yours.

I'm aware of desert rangers, TRS, white boys toys, race dezert and all the sites with prerunners but before I possibly go that route I want to see what's around locally. After all, I did find my ranger on here from a respectable member.
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Old March 7th, 2013, 10:32 AM   #2
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Not for sale but I'm building a "budget leaf spring prerunner" I'll have roughly $6000 in a drivetrain and suspension I can have a lot of fun with and depend on.


May give you some ideas, here is my build so far.

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It will be setup just like this guys but ride a little better as I will have fox air bumps and he is just using the stock rubbers dropped down

It's not something you would really wanna launch, but some air time and pretty good riding rig for not spending $8000 on just a suspension.


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Old March 7th, 2013, 05:57 PM   #3
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Thanks dueling, as much as I would love to go that route I think I may have to buy something at least halfway done and just make the payment. Lol, the wife doesn't like seeing continual money spent on my projects. You ask her and she would say hunting, fishing, biking, and guns take up enough time and money. Looking forward to seeing the progress on yours tho!
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Old March 7th, 2013, 06:36 PM   #4
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Yah I understand that for sure. If Someone woulda told me I would have $8000 into this stupid thing by the time I got it to where I wanted... I would have laughed and said they were stupid.. Lol.


It woulda been nice to find somebody's already done rig that has $10000 in it, but you pick it up for half that.


Good luck, post up if you find something. Love me some land slingin rigs
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Old March 8th, 2013, 10:35 PM   #6
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Lol as much as I appreciate the link I guess I should clarify that I'm not looking for a project but rather something the whole family can enjoy. Preferably mid 90's up into the 2000's. it will make someone a nice vintage prerunner but its just not suitable for me
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Just get a long travel sand rail. You will have much more enjoyment out of it in the dunes.

In all honesty, they are better in every way in the sand than any truck with a motor in the front will ever dream to be.
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Old March 10th, 2013, 02:00 PM   #8
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I would love a long travel sand rail! Haven't ruled it out but I would like a truck bed for throwing Bambi in and moving my hunting/fishing misc stuff around. It would be much nicer to have a multi purpose vehicle.
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Old March 16th, 2013, 09:19 AM   #9
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I may have one for you :) It is a 94 ranger reg cab. Ford 5.0 mild build V8 sounds awesome!!!! (carb not efi) , aluminum radiator , electric fan , aluminum drive shaft , 8.8 rear with 4.88 posi , 2 wheel drive , 4 wheel disc brakes , Fab Tech long travel in the front w/BRAND new bilstein 7100 10" remote res , Deavers in the rear , bed cage w/BRAND new Bilstein 7100 14" remote res. Aluminum fuel cell , custom built light bar with brand new lights (not even hooked up yet) , race seats , custom race dash , removable steering wheel , all MSD componets on motor , all lines aeroquipt fittings not hose clamps , sidewinder shifter , flowmaster dual exhaust , fiberglass on all four corners , New paint on body and chassis. etc..... i'm sure i am forgetting something , this truck has it all. Roof lights need hooked up. I dont really need to sell it but I just got another prerunner and the wife is about to kill me lol
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Let me know what you decide, pics Pmed would be great
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Back up, the audi is up for sale to get myself a 94 ranger! Or possibly a crew cab prerunner?
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look through either of these and you will find what you are looking for.

http://www.dezertrangers.com/vb/trucks-buggies/

http://www.race-dezert.com/classifieds/
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Thanks bones for the offer, that sure looks like a fun toy but I'm not that hardcore to own a race vehicle like that. I need some space to haul things besides on a trailer

Atvlifestyle I do appreciate the recommendations but I did state in my original post that I'm a member in a few of those sites and am looking here first

Honda- not sure lol. Haven't looked at it yet
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Oh ok, Honda this thing sold a whole ago. Tried getting ahold of that owner(alix4d) and he told me it was gone. Current owner had it up for 5k on Craigslist and never responded to the 2 texts and voicemail I left.
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Atvlifestyle I do appreciate the recommendations but I did state in my original post that I'm a member in a few of those sites and am looking here first
I read that and understood, but you will be hard pressed to find what you are looking for here. I was in the same mindset once and went the route of building mine versus buying local. If I had it to do again I would buy a truck out of Cali or AZ that was as close to what I wanted as possible and change the few things to how I want them. It will cost alot less and go alot faster.

just my 2 cents. and sorry I should have stated that the first time.
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Atv I completely agree and if I hadn't flown out to New York already for my car I wouldve been out in California trailering one back. That does seem to be my best option and I lost out on a killer deal on a crew cab f150 all done. Oh well
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