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Alabama Off-road/ Mods/ Meets Thread

Discussion in 'South East' started by SuthrnTaco07, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. FlawedXJ

    FlawedXJ mall crawlin', web wheelin', concrete cowboy

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    I don't, but here is the back of it when its folded down. Its just some scrap flat we had lying around with wheels studs welded in.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Useful, and free. You can't beat that. I built mine out of an old wheel bearing and my old shackles. Works great.
     
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    You'd likely have to get some air bags and/or helper springs, but I think you could tow it.

    I towed a few cars and trucks with my 07 2.7l. Get used to downshifting when approaching hills though.

    Awesome price on that rig though!
     
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    I'm trying to ballpark the weight. A stock sami is about 2 grand, you throw on 500lb dana 44's and armor, figure it's somewhere in the vicinity of 3200?
     
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    I'd say that would be a pretty good guess. Maybe call the guy and see if he has weighed it?
     
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    Yeah, not a bad idea. thanks Dave. :thumbsup:

    ... Because the apartment complex is gonna LOVE having a fourth car of mine in the lot, and one that looks like that at at that. :D
     
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    I had 4 trucks and a bike parked out in front of my apartment a couple months ago. Neighbors don't like it much. :D
     
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    I actually have a jeep now. Imagine that.
    id think once loaded down you are looking closer to 3500. Don't forget, tires will add another 300 ish. and then around 1500 for a trailer good enough to tow.
     
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    Really probably more like 2 g's for a tandem-axle... Point taken. I wouldn't want to do 5500 regularly for any distance even if I had a v6.

    Maybe I'll go talk to this guy:
    http://columbus.craigslist.org/cto/3686823510.html
     
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    I actually have a jeep now. Imagine that.
    yeah. it was taxing on my v6 with the cj. Given I still pulled it with my 33's on there. an old cj5 is about the same size as a zuke.
     
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    not to mention noone around here had to pull anything like the daily commute you see jim. i would think it might get a bit tricky on 40 and 75 through those hills and curves. but just my .02

    edit... i guess you dont see as much of 40 as i was thinking, forgot how far outside knoxville i have to come just to get to your town.
     
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    Yeah, I really want one with 33-35's and toyota axles, should weigh in at more like 2500, 2800 tops. I'll keep looking, thanks for the reality check guys.
     
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    but for a few hundred lbs more......
     
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    Hah, the fictional sami I described (pretty much that one in nashville is what I want) can surely do the moderate trails at windrock, easily keep up with y'all in alabama, and be a lot of fun.

    Probably some day in the future when the taco is old and sad, I'll trade it in on an f-150 and go get some big crawler, but I have a lot of easier driving to get good at before then. I'm not there yet by a long shot.
     
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    I think the problem is that you want a 4x4 truck w/big tires, and you're truck isn't really suited for towing what you want to buy.

    You're likely going to be stuck buying a smaller off road rig with smaller tires, an off road rig that is road capable, or a bigger truck.
     
  17. FlawedXJ

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    Rock bouncing is quite fun though!
     
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    Not true, I'd actually like a side-by-side, those looked fun as crap and if I did manage to break down on the trail, I could definitely get back off.

    I was riding in two 4x4 trucks with big tires, they broke down, and one of them was there until 5am because he couldn't get out. I want something small.

    Too bad sxs's are so damn expensive, or i'd just buy one of those.
     
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    I agree in the side by sides, they are awesome but the price reflects it.

    I was referring to this post. VVV



    You could always pick up an Argo. :rolleyes:
     
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    Hah, I must have missed something. Man, a sami with 33's or 35's will go plenty of places, especially if I don't have to be so antsy about breaking it like I am with the taco. You guys have seen me, I'm like a little girl - kyle had to hold my hand and do all that spooning last time.
     
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