Mud in my Veins
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Paducah, KY
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TNN\'s Trucks! and that IFS Chevy with 44\'s
Did anyone see the episode that was on today? I know it was on a while back too. They had this extended cab pickup that had, get this:
1) 44" Super Swamper Boggers on an IFS truck
2) 6" IFS Procomp lift
3) Torsion bars cranked 3"
4) 6" brass body lift with the rubber factory body mounts sitting on top of the brass pieces
5) the stock 1/2 ton IFS
5) that rear sure looked like a 10 bolt
6) a 350 "with the usual go fast parts" to motorvate it
7) oh yeah, and they claimed it was not just a show truck, that it actually got 'wheeled.
I would not even ride in this thing. I'd be to afraid first time he hit the brakes the body would slide off the frame. This thing reminded me of all the stupid stuff the kids at home did to get more lift when we were in HS. I was expecting to see hockey pucks under there.
Okay, let's see here, those tires are going to eat those diffs alive. Those axles are just not capable of taking that abuse unless it never ever gets put in 4x4 and only is driven on and off of the trailer (big trailer). I also know that there isn't a gear ratio higher than 4.56 for the IFS, so that means if he did change the ratio, he had 44" tires and 4.56 gears. Would you want to drive that? Those torsion bars cranked all the way is going to just bus those CV-joints. Course, the bad ride would be soaked up by those Boggers, not that the ride wouldn't be horrible anyways. That body lift is totally unsafe. Like I said, I wouldn't ride in it for money. To me "the usual go fast parts" means all the bolt on stuff. That's all my truck has so far, but then, it only has a 3" suspension lift and 33" tall tires. That truck has to be a dog. Oh yeah, and the last thing, the Bogger's tread looked absolutely pristine. Not a hint of discoloration or wear other than on the tops of the tread from being rolled into their studio.
That thing was so pathetic. That show just went down in my mind. They thought it was totally cool. I know that it's not like they could say how ****ty it was, but damn, go find the guy who's Z71 with the 44" boggers and had a D60 front and 14FF was on the cover of Four Wheeler a few months back. Now that is a peice of work worthy of TV coverage. It was just pathetic. I knew immediately I had to go post about it. Just disgusting. I'd take that truck on in a 4x4ing contest any day. Yeah, it may have 11" bigger tires than mine, way more ground clearance, probably a slightly more powerful 350, and all kinds of gadgets, but I know it'd bust both driveshafts and probably both axles within 10 feet of putting it in 4lo. If I never made it over the first obstacle I'd still win. I made it to the obstacle.
1992 Blazer Sport, 350 TBI, Gibson 3" cat back, 4L60, K&N, Rancho 3" lift, 285/75R16's on 16x8 Bajas