Re: s-10 to truggy?
ah yes, the airborn story. Its pretty simple really, almost as simple as it is stupid. I was playing lacrosse at a rival college and we were there all day for a tournament. The parking lot next to the field was pretty small, so most people ended up parking along this asphalt walkway that went through the park, I among them. However, next to parking lot was this mudpuddle, modest to say the least. Maybe three or four feet wide, one foot across, but still its a mudpuddle, it was calling me. All day as I walked back and forth between games I was staring at the mudpuddle, it was making fun of me, calling my truck names that sort of thing. So after our last game, which we lost so I was in a bad mood anyway, I decided to drive through that mudpuddle like nobodies business. I hit it at about 3,000 RPMs in second and rapidly found out that my modest little mudpuddle had the depth of a gravel quarry. My front end went down and then BAM! as it hit the parking lot. This was no ordinary BAM, this was the type of BAM that normally heralded engines falling out and that sort of thing. Then, I'm airborn. The front end came up so hard that my foot went down hard on my gas peddle and the rest of the truck was propelled through the puddle and into the air. My buddies in front of and in back of me swear the thing was three or four feet in the air. Well, what goes up ect ect ect, so down I came. I hit so hard my radio presets were reset to random stations. The guy who was riding shotgun damn near had to get a change of underpants. When I got out to inspect the damage I totally expected to see two popped tires, some crumpled fenders and maybe and engine sitting back in the puddle, however my little S10 came thorugh with flying colors. The only real damage was a heater core that started leaking coolant (which I didn't find out about for a couple of weeks, nice little mess that made) and my shocks have gone completely squishy. Driving down the freeway feels like being on a small boat in a storm, it rocks so bad. I figured I'm fortunate I didn't hit it at a turn or else my A-arms would still be decorating the puddle. So thats my story, and I'm sticking to it.
93 S-10 in the works