Took my Silvy offroad. *lots of pics*

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  1. ThackerSS

    ThackerSS I Keel You.

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    Friend called me up today and asked me to come out to 300 acres of his friends to do some swamp riding to see how my new tires worked out.

    Specs on my truck are as follows:

    2003 RCSB z71.
    5.3L, Exhaust is only mod to the motor.
    3.73's, g80 "locking" rear diff

    3" blocks in the rear, torsion bars cranked to max in the front.

    305/70/16 Maxxis Buckshot Mudders


    Overall was VERY impressed with my truck. I did get a chance to take just a few pictures....
    First, heres a pic of my truck when its clean

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    Here was the first little rut hole that ended up bottoming my truck out and I needed a little tug.

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    It was just soft, slushy... and deep in the ruts.

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    Stuck :(

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    Tow strap hooked up... only took a very small pull to get me loose.

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    My friends blazer that did the pulling. 89 with a 6 inch suspension lift... 37" Truxxis M/T's 4.56 Gears

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    Out :)

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    More of his truck dicking around.

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    The blazer coming OUT of the swamp.

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    My truck after bouncing around the flood plains.

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    Leaving :)


    And last but not least. The Cleanup.

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    It seems like this forum has alot of nissan titan, and Tundra sackriders. And I find that really sad. The day I look at any nissan or toyota with seriousness as far as trucks go.. will be the day my balls dry up and fall off. Whats good on paper does not = whats good in the real world. Trucks are trucks. They are made to get dirty. To go offroad when you got a 4x4, and to haul the shit out of everything.. including ass. And thats why I use my truck the way I do. 70k hard miles including multiple visits to the mud and to the woods... without a single problem yet.

    Chevy FTW. :bowdown:
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    I do like Chevy and GMC.... And honestly, a GMC may be my next truck. But Toyota and Nissan are very capable 4x4, as well!

    Here's my Toyota less than 3 days after I got it :noes:

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    But your truck looks good. I really do like the SCRB... If I had the money to throw around, I'd love to turn one into a dedicated offroad rig... I'd take the bed off, and make my own custom flat-bed. It'd be sweet.
     
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    Shit needs a lift - that would have helped out a lot.
     
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    Nice ride, what kind of rims are those? I have a black 02 silverado and I want to black it out.
     
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    very nice :bigthumb:
     
  6. IslanderOffRoad

    IslanderOffRoad Do you even lift kit? OT Supporter

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    lol @ cranked torsion bars
     
  7. ThackerSS

    ThackerSS I Keel You.

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    LOL @ The Chevy's coming from the factory with the T bars cranked all the way out and you can crank them to max without fucking up any of the angles in the front suspension and the only downside is a slightly stiffer ride.

    LOL.

    Know what your talking about, you drive a Cherokee. End of story. :mamoru:
     
  8. ThackerSS

    ThackerSS I Keel You.

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    16x8 Cragar Soft 8's

    For chrome center caps, chrome lugnuts... and the wheels you are looking at $300 shipped for all 4 from summit racing.
     
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    IslanderOffRoad Do you even lift kit? OT Supporter

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    if they come that way why did you list that its done? :rofl:

    cranked torsion bars = increased wear on front suspension components. i worked a a 4x4 shop and saw it all the time.
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    They come all the way down. There's no problem cranking the t-bars as long as you get the front-end aligned after doing it. If you crank too much, the front-end won't align properly, so back it off a bit and then get it aligned.


    As for increased wear, I disagree. If you get the front-end aligned then you're not really maxed out on the t-bar crank. Thus-far, I've got 157,000 miles on my GMC with the t-bars cranked and oversized mud-terrain tires... I've only gone through 2 CV half-shafts... Pretty good considering the mileage and how hard I drive my vehicle (both times I busted the CV offroad).
     
  11. ThackerSS

    ThackerSS I Keel You.

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    Wrong again. But since you worked at a 4x4 shop... prob as the cleaning boy I guess you know everything.

    When I say that they come all the way out.. I mean they are decranked.

    I maxed mine out.. and was able to get the front end alignment spot on.
     

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