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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-05-2006, 07:23 PM
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baja truck

Just wondering if anyone knows of any good places to turn my rig into a very capable off-roader/baja truck?? also, what do you think its the best way to get power from the little 5.2L. i have seen them with close to 500 hp after a supercharger, but just dont know what to do with the engine to start out with. I NEED MORE POWER...HELP!!
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Re: baja truck

A YEAR WOULD BE GOOD TO START WITH
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Year, body style, and drive would help. NEED MORE INFO
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Its a 1998 4x4 with a 318 (5.2L) regular cab short bed.
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Re: baja truck

For power, start with the basics. Exhuast, intake, chip, etc.

Then if its a baja truck cutting weight will be a priority. Fiberglass fenders, hood and bedsides will help, as well as taking of the tailgate. Use aluminum wheels instead of steele, they weigh less.

Find yourself a long travel suspension setup with new coilovers and reservior shocks. Regear the axles to match whatever tires you go with.

Full underbody skid plates should also be on the top of the list. If it's an automatic, a remote cooler and filter would do you good.

You will probably be running at night, therefor you would get alot of use out of auxilliary lights. The higher the better, so get yourself a few on the roof and the bumper.

Make sure you have a full size spare tire, as well as a Hi-Lift jack, recovery straps and basic hand tools. I would also invest in a CO2 power tank so you can air down the tires and then air back up when you get to the road.

This is a start. If you have any questions feel free to ask

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