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  1. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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  2. stoney

    stoney Part of the unwashed, middle-American horde

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    We used to do that when I was growing up. We'd drive as far into the mountains as we could, then set up camp. Usually would spend a week+ doing hikes and such with the car as the home base. and we did it in one of these:
     
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    bdamschen Turbo Monkey

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    It won't if you can't keep the wheels on the ground putting down the power.


    Doesn't matter how much power you have through a gnarly whoops section if you keep loosing traction.
     
  4. demo 9

    demo 9 Turbo Monkey

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    Downforce brah


    ^ desert racer
     
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    bdamschen Turbo Monkey

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    My cousin got one of these for free from a co-worker when I was in high school.


    Only problem was a blown head gasket, took us a night to fix. That thing survived through 3 mexico trips down to El Gulfo. Every trip we'd destroy something really impressive on it (ripped off oil pan, sheared off strut, finally lost both front wheels). And each time we'd drag it back to a friend's place down there with someone else's truck, go home and bring the parts and tools we needed down the next trip. We got some funny looks for the places we managed to wedge or jam or just get to with a lot of throttle...
     
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    bdamschen Turbo Monkey

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    I think you're on to something... Quick, someone call up Scott McMillin and tell him he's been doin it wrong this whole time! :rofl:
     
  7. TheMontashu

    TheMontashu Pourly Tatteued Jeu

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    That I will give you, but I'm not racing through the desert, so I could care less

    You can get diesels to spin up, with valve springs and sleeves you can get a cummins engine to redline at like 5200, turns the thing into a 100K motor, but hell, how long will a 600hp V8 last.....
     
  8. kickstand

    kickstand Turbo Monkey

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    ok, this is my last attempt to reason with you.

    I have a diesel, I love it, I have offroaded a million different vehicles, and have friends who have buggies that compete at KOH (I was up til 1am helping a friend finish his buggy for this years KOH), my brother and another friend pit for a baja 1000 team and have also for many of their shorter races, I have friends who have rock crawling buggies I have driven and spotted in competitions, I have had many jeep wranglers that were dedicated rock rigs, I have had full size exploration type rigs, I have had a toyota mini truck, friends with geo's, sammys, toyota landcruisers etc. my brother races a jeep cherokee in the TREC series, my friend built a VW bug to race in TREC and also races his polaris RZR in TREC....I give up.

    My e-penis is huge when it comes to offroading.

    Diesels are sweet.

    Your love affair with your 12v cummins is off the charts retarded. Just stop talking.
     
  9. TheMontashu

    TheMontashu Pourly Tatteued Jeu

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    And this is the last time I will say it, I'm not trying to crawl, or baja my ****. I never have and I never will, I guess you missed that point. I need to get me and ALL MY **** to the woods, and they don't fit in a small truck/ 4runner. It's as you say a full size exploration truck.

    I know something about crawling, and as I've stated earlier, I would grab a 22RE toy and do a SAS on it (I don't know that much about crawling but I've done a couple SAS's with some friends)

    I'm not saying that ford is gay cause it's a gasser, I'm saying it's gay cause I think fords are junk. (and all American cars for that matter, I drive a damn dodge, I know first hand how crappy the quality is)


    Instead of reading other people telling me I'm a retard for trying to "crawl" or "baja" my truck, read MY posts and look at the fact that I'M NOT TRYING TO DO THAT!!!
     
  10. TheMontashu

    TheMontashu Pourly Tatteued Jeu

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    BTW, I measured last night and I've got 12.5 inches to the pumpkin, and the articulation of a solid axle
     
  11. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    lol, great article on Autoblog....


     
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    mattmatt86 Turbo Monkey

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    Speaking of Pumpkin, I had some Pumpkin Cheesecake last night. F'ng AMAZING :drool:
     
  13. stoney

    stoney Part of the unwashed, middle-American horde

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    Want.
    edit: wait, saw the rest of the pics. It's ugly a sin.

     
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    kickstand Turbo Monkey

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    oh for christs sake

    pics....

    How does a 35" tire give you 12" of ground clearance on a dana 80?
     
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    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    lol. the back is the only thing i dont like, but id deal with it if i bought one. the interior is sweet too.
    what dont you like about it?
     
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    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

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    front end (grill and headlights specifically) sorta remind me of a delorean.
     
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    CrabJoe StretchPants Reincarnated Crab Walking Head Spinning Bruce Dick

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    For realz. A quick search on the interwebtoobz shows that a D60 w/ 35's @ 25psi gives 11.5" clearance.....a D80 has to be a good 2" or so less than that I would say. And I'm pretty sure you can't grind down a D80 like you can with a D60.
     
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    Serial Midget Al Bundy

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    No truck box - trucks do have a purpose you know. :)
     
  19. stoney

    stoney Part of the unwashed, middle-American horde

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    Ass end. And there is something I don't like about the interior...
     
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    That's nothing! I made it from Liberia to Monteverde when I rented a Corolla in Costa Rica.:busted:
     
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    kickstand Turbo Monkey

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    You can grind anything down. But I agree, there is no way he has 12" ground clearence.

    I was trying to find a thread of my buddies 14 bolt shave he did on 39's to get his numbers, but he never did that actual measurement, just pointed out he gained 2".

    dude's a goof
     
  22. kazlx

    kazlx Patches O'Houlihan

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    Agreed. I like the front of it and the profile show. The rear looks odd. I like the one interior shot they have though. Part of the appeal of having a truck is to move things....although a full on desert truck usually doesn't have much of -or any- part of a useful bed. I guess that's one of the other things I like about the Raptorz.
     
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    demo 9 Turbo Monkey

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    mooshoos dodge, 100% necessary for gravel roads and curbs
     
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    demo 9 Turbo Monkey

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    Thats actually a point i never thought of, if you wanted a desert racing truck (for the desert, or just for a smooth ride in town) you could (until now) never get a functional one. I use my bed 5/7 days of the week, so i could never drive the redbull rig, but a raptor is a functional truck.
     
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    Is it just me or does that look like the only thing its missing is a flux capacitor?
     
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    kazlx Patches O'Houlihan

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    The Raptor is appealing just for that reason. You can still drive it around the street with relatively good manners and it can function as a grocery getter, but you could also drive it damn near anywhere. Obviously, a rig dedicated to your sport (rockcrawling, desert, etc) is going to be better at that specific task. I bought a truck instead of an SUV just because I like having a bed. I would just like it get a little bit better than 10-12mpg. Makes it hard to swallow for road trips....but in all fairness, it's a 6.2L V8. Most people buying that truck wouldn't be too worried about gas prices. In all honesty it wouldn't be that big of a deal for me, since my work commute is 5 miles.
     
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    Sandwich Pig my fish!
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    I would love that...just dumb down the rear end, give it some moderately usable bumpers for DOT certification, and shrink the mongoloroofscoop, we'll be good to go.
     
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    My buddy actually measured it, he prolly ****ed it up being that he knows nothing about cars, I still havnt had the chance to get to my new place and measure it. School is kicking my ass right now....
     
  29. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    is this the same guy who cant figure dimensions out on a tattoo?
     
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    bdamschen Turbo Monkey

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    Hahah, you win. That thing is hawt. :banana:
     
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    kickstand Turbo Monkey

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    the math just doesn't add up.

    I'll measure my 350 when I get home, just to shake my e-penis around a little more when I get home
     
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    kickstand Turbo Monkey

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    If toned down just a hair, I think I could handle it.
     
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    Ditch the gold rims and stickers and its good to go.
     
  34. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    you definitely wont like their other version w/ 24k rims :rofl: