I never hear you guys discuss going out wheeling it's all whats wrong
with my new truck that your scared to take out and play with and get
dirty. What the fuck is that about. I have more money in my truck that a
lot of you got in your new one. They are Four wheel drive use them. I
never hear any thing about 60s or locker or the worst time I got stuck.
it's always about some switch some bull shit thing.Duz any body in this
group go wheeling????????
But I had no mods. to my vehicles.
As far as worst stuck, it was when me and another guy were in a 79 Ford. We
hit a soft drift in a ravine and had to crawl out the back window. Took 4
hours, a tractor and a lot of shovelling.
The amount of money into a truck is not a scale to judge off-road ability
with! Most 4x4 trucks and SUVs don't ever do and off-roading of any
I love taking my '85 'Burban where I shouldn't! Do I do mud bogging, rock
crawling, pre-running? No. Trails, mild mud, exploring... This time of year,
snow drift pounding.
Now when I get my '49 GMC Panel truck done, that will be something that
will see some serious fun! Rubicon? No! Serious, not extreme!
If you have put so much into your truck and use it comparatively then you
know that stuff goes wrong, breaks, acts up, malfunctions, and so on.
Relax and tell us what you have and what you have done with it. Maybe if
you post what you said you want to hear in the group, you might get more out
of the people in it!
Yep, but I gotta drive 150 miles to get out the SF Bay Area...so what if
it gets scratched when the bushes get a little too close to the ruts
Have even taken the 450SL into places labelled "High Clearance Vehicles
Only" in Utah-Canyonlands...strange looks by the rafting companies
dropping people into the Green River in the middle of no-where when some
duffus comes driving by in a convertible with a half mile of dust behind
I have driven really bad "tracks" in a toy Ford Ranger and a
small Nissan sedan and a Chevy Suburban towing a trailer with
horse on board. None of these vehicles had 4WD, and none got
stuck. The trick to not getting stuck is to think far ahead
of where you are, and don't get high-centered or drag the oil
pan. On occasion, I get out and walk ahead to see what I am
about to drive into, to be sure I can drive out again. Also,
I check that the spare tire and all tire-changing tools are
present and that the spare has full pressure. I learned that
one the hard way.
My point being is I never read about all the stuff that guys are doing
to improve there chevy 4x4 for going out and playing with them. It seem
like alot of guys in here got trucks they just run on the street why
have 4x4 for if thats all you do with it? I am aware that you do not
have to put all the money in the world to build a good truck.It take
alot of time and know how.My 75 k5 has 60s front and rear lockers with
steering in the rear 3 link coil overs 44Boggers 406 ci 205 t case.I
have found some slick ways to building stuff cheap.I would like to share
ideals with others guys. I have had lots and lots chevy 4x4 and broke
alot of stuff you name it I have broke it there are a lot of ways you
can build trucks so they won't brake so easy.
I under stand that not ever body wants to take there new trucks out and
beat the hell out of them. My point being there is lot more to talk
about than radar detectors and dome lights. What about the guys who like
building them instead of worrying about wet payment. I am sorry I did
not realize you are Mr Joe Pro four wheel drive in your HD 2500. So tell
us about the Trucks you have built.
On Sun, 7 Dec 2003 12:12:12 -0600 (CST), firstname.lastname@example.org (K5 Blazer)
you don't seem to understand how usenet works...... if you want to
talk about offroading, then start a new thread. instead of whining
about people not talking about it, start talking about it. it's
On Sun, 7 Dec 2003 10:20:46 -0600 (CST), email@example.com (K5 Blazer)
i can't speak for the others here, but i joined the group when i had
problems with a blazer and needed advise..
i think off road experiences might be more common in a non-brand type
off roading group??
(sort of like the rv-popup group i'm in, which has a lot of stuff like
places to go and camping experiences)
I thought this was alt.autos.4x4.chevy-trucks; i didn't know it was
extreme.offroading.beat.the.hell.outta.your.bowtie. I mean, I didn't know i
was obligated to offroad to read this newsgroup; I get on here for questions
when my truck tears up. I mean, can't we all just get along and post
whatever the hell you want to about Chevy 4x4's?
sure. I got stuck on farm land out here. Wasn't pretty. Took a full size
farm tractor and a winch to get me out. Plus I flooded the entire truck so
bad I sold it. Oh yeah, that was a FERD.
I don't go four-wheeling anymore. I just hoss around in the 24"'s of snow we
just got. This 93 Silverado tanks right through it like it was on rails.
Yup. But this tends to be a repair group rather than an offroad boast group.
go beat your chest in Rec.Offroad.Mud or something
I use one of 3 4x4s. A 1982 1.5 liter 3 cyl Diesel Iseki 3510, a 1998 300cc
Honda TRX300FWW quad bike and a 1988 2.8 litre 4 cyl Turbodiesel Isuzu
Bighorn Irmschur (Trooper to you if you're stateside)
My old '77Chevy PU has towed numerous "modified" 4WD vehicles out of
"sticky" situations. I don't go 4-wheelin' officially but I do drive in
plenty of sand, mud, snow, etc. so the 4WD does get a regular workout.
The Off-road ability of the vehicle is not directly proportional to the
amount of money (and time) spent modifying it.
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