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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-16-2003, 05:45 PM
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Solid Front axel newbie

I am pretty new to off-roading and I was just wondering if you guys could give me some suggestions on good trucks and setups.
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 12-16-2003, 06:23 PM
 
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Re: Solid Front axel newbie

well,....what do you plan to do off road street driving? how much do you want to spend and how extreme do you want to go?

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I am looking to spend like proably around 2-5 for the truck and maybe 1500 in modifications? Probably no more than 37 inch tires and no more than a 6" suspension lift with a 3" body life. Moderate [img]images/graemlins/givemebeer.gif[/img]
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Re: Solid Front axel newbie

sooooooo what's your question?
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Then I hope you already have springs, axles, gears, drive shafts, etc becuase 1500 is going to cover tires and wheels and thats about it...

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Re: Solid Front axel newbie

Take your time when finding a truck. Try to find a 3/4 or 1 ton then you will have good axles from the start, but like Willys said, gears, lockers, driveshafts, lifts, etc arent cheap.
Also be careful when purchasing one, sometimes its better to buy a stock truck then a modified one because the previous owner could of mickey moused somethings. Also find a rust free truck if you can, you'll thank yourself in the end if you want a nice looking rig too.
Before you buy lift and tires, you really need to evaluate how much off-roading you will be doing. If your just going to be a Weekend warrior or less you could probably get away with 35s or 33s. If you do alot of highway driving a set of Radial ALl Terrains would be better then Boggers.
I guess what im saying is take your time with your decisions, I made the mistake of buying a customized truck that had been mickey moused in many ways. Im still paying for it.
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