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Hi guys,

We have here in Israel a lot of Sonoma trucks which r very cheap to buy.

Anyway, I like to drive fast off-road and Im looking for the cheapest yet best option car for it.

What I want to do is to buy one of those' install a spool in the rear axle, install a good 3 inch + suspension system (fabtech? procomp?), install a K&N filter on the 4.3 V6 , roll cage and proper seats and start kicking.

I guess, that what I want to ask is: did anybody did something like that with 2wd sonoma and if anyone has some advise for me concerning using sonoma 2wd for fast off-road driving I'll be happy to read it.

thanx

Ran

 

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Camburg has just the thing for you if you want a long travel front suspension (and you will for fast off roading, probably in sand) I believe they make a 12" travel kit for the front suspension of 2wd trucks... I'm not sure of the link though. /wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif But I'm sure someone knows it... You can do a search and come up with it... /wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif

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Yes. The Camburg kit is tits! Go for the biggest kit they have. You can get some fiberglass fenders also for added clearance. 2WDs are very cool!
Good Luck to you with it!
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Thanx a lot for the input.

Well, the 6' inch suspension is looking good. Im afraid that I will have a problem with the 12 inch becouse the police here is prohibiting the use of after market suspensions and other stuff too... so if the car is looking too good they just stop you and you have to redo the yearly test...

What is bothering me is that I see a lot of Ford's racing but no Sonoma/GM.

Why is that?

 

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The Camburg kit likely doesn't give nearly 12" of lift... I'm guessing closer to the 4" to 6" lift range. It just allows you longer wheel travel, or more up and down movement of your wheels, which is what's needed for high speed sand driving... /wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif

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F*rd's are very popular because it's very easy to modify cheaply. Any pre-A-Arm Ranger can be had for cheap and the beam suspension can get gobs of wheel travel!

The only Chevy S-10's I know of that race are the old MacPherson ZR2 (now sold to >>>?<<< I Forgot), and the Hardin Racing team, who runs a current model GMC truck.

S-10's are just a pain in the butt modify!

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The kit Camburg sells is the California Supertrucks kit, just painted gray. If you are getting the long travel kit, you have to get fiberglass fenders, since the wheels are going to stick out farther and would hit the stock ones. The best shop if you are looking for a long travel kit would be www.bajaconcepts.com They give you your choice between Fabtech, and California Supertrucks arms with specially valved Bilstein shocks, fiberglass fenders, and even optional National leaf springs.

2000 GMC Sonoma, 4.3, auto, 6.5" fabtech lift with 31" BFG mud terrains
 
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