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Nova Bandit
02-12-2006, 02:58 AM
Just trying to get an idea of the kind of people we have here.

BCT
02-12-2006, 01:46 PM
bada$$ powerstroke in da mud/snow/sand/pavement and a pimped out dune/mx YFZ...

MXGIRL88
02-12-2006, 06:54 PM
1987 Ford F150 body with a Chev. 350
I know it's not much, but it's a start. It seems to work well for us. We have been pondering the idea of building another truck from the ground up. But, as we all know that takes $$money$$!!!!:)
We also have a Honda 4X4 ATV.

ol'e blue
02-12-2006, 07:19 PM
Just Have A '78 Chev Drive Train And '85 Body Nothing Fancy, 40" Swampers,
6" Suspension Lift, 4" Body Lift 350c.i. With Th.400 Trans, Dana 44 Front, And Corp. 14 Rear, Currently Building New Motor With 500+ H.P.

Nova Bandit
02-12-2006, 10:10 PM
I've got a mean pair of hip boots! Get me through anything!

HELLRAISER
02-12-2006, 10:43 PM
Do you feel left out Nova???

HELLRAISER
02-12-2006, 10:44 PM
My specs are at the truck of the month link

BCT
02-13-2006, 12:12 AM
Do you feel left out Nova???

BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHA

We could hang an axle un the front of the trans am for him!

Nova Bandit
02-13-2006, 12:14 AM
You could, but it still wouldn't have an engine in it. But if you don't want that third 2.5 ton...

HELLRAISER
02-13-2006, 12:31 PM
Im sure we could work somthing out or I got the set of 3/4 tons we could stuff under it.

Heywood Jablowme
02-13-2006, 05:17 PM
This Kind...


http://www.midwestmudmotors.com/Hyper-Sport-Trans.gif

Lil Swampy
02-13-2006, 07:33 PM
working on a s10 zr2 puting straight axle in front and thinking about a little juice plan on a 350 but want to make sure drivetrain is solid first so will run 4.3 for a year

Nova Bandit
02-17-2006, 12:44 AM
For the ZR2, you could try to get a NO2 system that will run on the V6 until you get the V8. They make systems that will work on both, don't they?

Lil Swampy
02-17-2006, 12:50 AM
yep my thoughts exactly

HELLRAISER
02-17-2006, 01:20 AM
For the ZR2, you could try to get a NO2 system that will run on the V6 until you get the V8. They make systems that will work on both, don't they?

In all honesty all that NOS is going to do for you is maybe knock your truck off its jack stands, with the rate your going.:banana:

Lil Swampy
02-17-2006, 01:51 AM
i dont see them axles flying in your truck plus i need some leafs

HELLRAISER
02-17-2006, 01:54 AM
i dont see them axles flying in your truck plus i need some leafs


Arent we a little touchy:mad: Ive got to get my tires sat morn but maybe sometime this weekend we can go get the springs for you for you. if it aint to f***ing cold

Lil Swampy
02-17-2006, 01:58 AM
i will be up north this weekend but will be home hopfully at a decent time on sunday and also i was just joking when do you want some help:punch:

HELLRAISER
02-17-2006, 02:03 AM
Honestly next weekend I might need some help we will have to see how much I get done this next week, front clip is off already and cab only has the seats left and it ready to come off.

Lil Swampy
02-17-2006, 02:06 AM
call me if you need help at all this week any time as you know my scedule is wide open

Cleatus
02-17-2006, 08:16 AM
I run nothing. And like it.

Lil Swampy
02-17-2006, 12:59 PM
lot less work that way

Nova Bandit
02-17-2006, 01:34 PM
It costs less, too.

Unless you count the alcohol you need to consume from getting too bored.

Lil Swampy
02-17-2006, 01:48 PM
i might let you ride in mine this year unless your scared you have seen me drive:arf:

89Orion
02-26-2006, 04:43 PM
Haven't mudded with it yet, but looking forward to getting it dirty again.
http://www.supermotors.org/getfile/168675/fullsize/Made%20it%20out%20the%20mudhole.jpg

Lil Swampy
02-26-2006, 08:30 PM
looks like a nice rig do you drive it on the road?

HELLRAISER
02-26-2006, 09:54 PM
Nice rig, Id post a pic of mine if wasnt in pieces right now. :brick:


Also welcome to the website.

77fordf-150
02-26-2006, 11:15 PM
Hey Hmthesing glad ya made it here. I'm muddinbronc over at Fsb. You got a sweet looking rig there.

89Orion
02-28-2006, 02:45 PM
Yeah, she get's driven on the road. Was my daily driver for a while (3 mile drive to work.) Then got a job in Eagan. 8 gallons of gas a day wasn't cutting it! Unfortunately, that picture is from the only time I've really wheel'd it since I bought it.

Lil Swampy
02-28-2006, 05:00 PM
now it can really be abused.:headbang:

HELLRAISER
03-01-2006, 01:26 AM
Yeah, she get's driven on the road. Was my daily driver for a while (3 mile drive to work.) Then got a job in Eagan. 8 gallons of gas a day wasn't cutting it! Unfortunately, that picture is from the only time I've really wheel'd it since I bought it.


From the way your sig looks your pretty well set up to ditch the pavement and meet the world trucks were made for:drive:

89Orion
03-01-2006, 01:39 PM
Yeah, I'd have to say technically it's not street legal. The bumpers are a little high.:D I just got my "tow rig", so now I just need to find me a trailer.

HELLRAISER
03-01-2006, 03:49 PM
Oh yes the expences that go along with the sport of 4x4 trucks

CountryBoy2784
03-01-2006, 06:33 PM
I own a '78 chevy K20 from with '85 chevy s10 pont reg cab on it. abt 2 inch custom lift. 8 inch susepension 14 bolt w 10.5 ring gear rear axle w dana 44 front axle. both of axles have mini spools inside it with 4.09;1 ratio gears. it drives with 38.5' bogger tires. stock 350 motor w turbo 350 tranny n ****ty np-203 tcase. possible getting dec headers 3 1/2' outside pipes out of hood. the project's 50% done. want know whats another 50% check my web site of those mud trucks.

I also are building another project with '74 chevy K5 blazer frame, '91 chevy cavalier body, gonna put body on that frame, others plans will be shown later.

Lil Swampy
03-01-2006, 06:43 PM
sounds like your busy

77fordf-150
03-02-2006, 12:10 AM
hmthesing what did you get for a tow rig?

HELLRAISER
03-02-2006, 01:25 AM
stock 350 motor w turbo 350 tranny n ****ty np-203 tcase.


You know Ive never really had any problems with my np203.

CountryBoy2784
03-02-2006, 05:08 AM
You know Ive never really had any problems with my np203.
really? weird cuz mine kept disconnected. but i need to trim off inside s10 cab floor more so prob shld be better.

HELLRAISER
03-02-2006, 07:27 AM
Maybe cause if it aint in 4 lock you aint really getting the full potential from it.

SuperDirty
03-02-2006, 10:56 AM
I just found this site so this is what I run.
Chev frame (year unknown) 2.5 ton rockwells 52 inch tractors with a small block th350 and a divoced 205. 87 chev body black with orange flames

1991 jeep YJ With 36's blaze orange may have been seen at Howies in with a bunch of B!!chs in it.

The big truck will be gettin a big block and 1996 Z71 body for 06 Lot of work left to do.

HELLRAISER
03-02-2006, 12:03 PM
Welcome backwoods you from MN. If you have any, post your pics we love seening other peoples trucks.


I Here ya there with work to do. Im running damn near a whole new truck this year with GMC 2.5tons 52" tires 454 connected to th400 with a divorced t-case lots left to do.

HELLRAISER
03-02-2006, 01:03 PM
I just found this site so this is what I run.
Chev frame (year unknown) 2.5 ton rockwells 52 inch tractors with a small block th350 and a divoced 205. 87 chev body black with orange flames

1991 jeep YJ With 36's blaze orange may have been seen at Howies in with a bunch of B!!chs in it.

The big truck will be gettin a big block and 1996 Z71 body for 06 Lot of work left to do.

Your chevy is that the one we have glimpse of in the video.

SuperDirty
03-02-2006, 01:28 PM
What video?? I want to see!!!!!

HELLRAISER
03-02-2006, 01:46 PM
What video?? I want to see!!!!!
Click on vids and pics then above the actual pics theres a video link

SuperDirty
03-02-2006, 01:47 PM
I see I see Me!! about ten times and itch yeah now I really got it you can almost see my truck at hertle pulling on Travis's boxless ford. Thats when I still had 60's and 44's

HELLRAISER
03-02-2006, 01:48 PM
pretty cool huh

HELLRAISER
03-02-2006, 04:13 PM
you can almost see my truck at hertle pulling on Travis's boxless ford. Thats when I still had 60's and 44's


Do you mean at the begining of the hertel footage. we may have you in some other footage as well that will maybe get posted at a later date. Also we are going to try and make it to as many mud bogs, as we hear about for more video, so if you see the MINNESOTAMUD.com shirts around put on a good show and you may get on some more video, as we will have more camaras out this year.

SuperDirty
03-03-2006, 09:56 AM
Where's my MN MUD T-shirt? I can Also contribute vids from last year and I'm sure there will be ton's more in 06

HELLRAISER
03-03-2006, 10:34 AM
Where's my MN MUD T-shirt? I can Also contribute vids from last year and I'm sure there will be ton's more in 06


T-shirts are on order.:banana:

Nova Bandit
03-06-2006, 10:15 AM
Yup.

I should have tee shirts on hand by then end of this week, early next week at the latest!

Lil Swampy
03-06-2006, 01:27 PM
its about time

HELLRAISER
03-06-2006, 02:19 PM
Nice That will help getting the word out

muddyCJ
04-08-2006, 08:59 AM
Hey all, new to the forum, great to be here.

I'm running an '82 CJ7 w/ 5" lift, 33 x 12.50 x 15 Mickey Thompson Desert Duelers (came with the jeep...more on that in a sec), lockers and a 4.3L '86 Chevy 6 cyl. engine that was swapped in about 5 years ago (before I acquired the Jeep).

For the most part, it's got plenty of power and...after fixing some pesky electrical system issues, runs great. It would kick ass in the mud if the current tires (which I couldn't afford to replace until now) didn't gum up so bad in any serious mud.

I'm looking to replace the tires...as soon as this weekend if possible with some better mud tires. Any recommendations? (I'm sure this group has some :) !)

Lo4Sho
04-08-2006, 10:45 AM
What are you gonna be doin, mostly street, little mud , little crawlin. I personally am a big fan of Parnelli Jones Dirt Grips. They're a pretty agressive tire, they make less road noise than one would think and they're pretty sweeet lookin.

Lil Swampy
04-08-2006, 12:32 PM
we need more info on what your doing with them. all mud, trails,road and the ocasianal mud?

89Orion
04-08-2006, 12:52 PM
I've heard the PJ Dirt Grips wear really fast, not to mention they're pretty spendy. I'd get a set of TSLs and be done with it.

countryf250
04-08-2006, 03:34 PM
I only rip it up in the truck, no atv for me. Lookin forward to another muddin season though, its def soft here.

muddyCJ
04-09-2006, 04:47 PM
What are you gonna be doin, mostly street, little mud , little crawlin. I personally am a big fan of Parnelli Jones Dirt Grips. They're a pretty agressive tire, they make less road noise than one would think and they're pretty sweeet lookin.

Well, thought about exactly where I wanted to go with this..in part based on the prompting from you guys. I do like to run the Jeep around town in the summer as well as use it as a vehicle to get me to fishing spots...the bucket seats in it are lots more comfortable than the modified bench in my other vehicle (a 94 Ford Ranger). I also use it as a backup vehicle when the Ford is in the shop regardless of season, so performance on ice is also a factor.

So...after visiting with folks at the tire shop as well...I'm going with Bridgestone Duelers but am keeping the current Mickey Thompson's...which still have a fair bit of tread on them...in climate controlled storage (which I have available for other stuff). They're still not great mud tires but are aggressive enough to swap back on if I find I'm totally unhappy with the Bridgestone offroad performance....though I have a feeling I won't be mudboggin' too much with those...maybe I'll just have to find an ATV to go boggin with...could pull it behind either vehicle... :)

Just based on the drive back from the Tire shop I think the improvement in ride around town...on our totally crappy streets here...the choice a good one given I do use it on road a fair bit.

thanks for the input, all...it helped.

Lil Swampy
04-10-2006, 05:52 AM
duelers are great tires and you should get good mileage out of them i had a set on my 99 chev and loved them there great on ice and alright in the mud

Nova Bandit
04-13-2006, 09:14 AM
Here's another guy who likes the duelers!

IMHO, they are one of the best all around tires out there for light trucks.

muddyCJ
04-15-2006, 03:36 PM
duelers are great tires and you should get good mileage out of them i had a set on my 99 chev and loved them there great on ice and alright in the mud

Cool. No complaints so far, though haven't been out in the mud yet...

Nova Bandit
04-18-2006, 05:29 PM
So, you got the duelers on the truck?

Take it off road and tell us what you think!

ol'e blue
04-26-2006, 10:27 PM
finally got my new motor in last weekend and got it runnin plenty of power now working on putting my dana 60 front in and new rear gears 4.56 i also installed a 3500 rpm stall witch is great tryed it out at my brothers farm in the small mud pit we created last summer :D :D :D :) :) :) :D :D :D

HELLRAISER
04-27-2006, 12:11 AM
Sounds like you will be ready.

Lil Swampy
04-27-2006, 03:33 PM
my box and cab now sit up on there own no more wood block still a lot to do dont know if it will be done by memotial or not

77fordf-150
05-24-2006, 10:44 PM
dude im gonna freak out this weekend and get a bunch of shiznits done to my trucks just wait maannn

Nova Bandit
05-25-2006, 12:12 PM
dude im gonna freak out this weekend and get a bunch of shiznits done to my trucks just wait maannn

Which ones? :D

77fordf-150
05-25-2006, 09:15 PM
The 70 and the 77 and maybe a 78 bronco that I think im buying this weekend

Blue Deuce
05-29-2006, 10:28 PM
right now I just watch. I have a couple of budies with thier 4 wheelers & soon a couple of mudders! I plan on getting a 4 wheeler or another older cheap Bronco or Blazer!

Nova Bandit
05-30-2006, 08:30 AM
I plan on getting a 4 wheeler or another older cheap Bronco or Blazer!

The best thing about a 4 wheeler is that you can just jump on and go! Not as much messin around like with the trucks!

tie6044
05-30-2006, 12:34 PM
I used to be a truck only mudder but after this weekend wheeling my new King Quad I am now hooked on both! Even though they both take just as long to clean:mad:

Nova Bandit
06-09-2006, 12:56 AM
No kidding! It took me almost 3 hours to get the Griz clean after mud fest. Had to winch the front end up into a tree, take off all the skid plates and pressure wash everything! I took some pics. I'll throw them up some time here.

Ian
04-11-2007, 05:01 PM
I have a 72 chevy body with a 350 sitting on 60 front and 14 bolt rear with 44iraggation tires

chevy_338
04-11-2007, 06:22 PM
61 willys but it is not done yeat but be for that i had 90 suzuki samurai all stock running 31/10.5/15

onlydriveagm
04-12-2007, 12:09 AM
86 pontiac 6000le on a 77 chey blazer frame with 39.5 x 18s boggers. stock 350 and a rear locker stock front and rearend

wileyk
04-12-2007, 12:39 AM
I've got a mean pair of hip boots! Get me through anything!

hey, nova B. this is garys relative with the jeep and the red blazer how about posting the good picks off my 2003 in the water i do not think my stuff is is not still frozen and i aint talken about the jeep you know its my regular driver, but hey why buy a jeep if your not going to use it right???????
WILEYK:cool: :cool:

84chev
04-12-2007, 01:21 AM
hey kinda new here like some of the other guys in the process of building an 84 chevy k20. Anyone have trouble running 15in rims on 3/4 ton axles i believe its a d44 and corporate 14 i wanna make sure i can clear them but the trucks at my parents still and i wanna order the rims so i can get the truck out

77fordf-150
05-13-2007, 10:35 PM
84chev I think it depends sometimes on the backspacing. I have a buddy with 3/4 ton axles. (74 ford) and he has 15 inch rims on them.

Luckyburrito
05-14-2007, 12:57 AM
79 F150 4" lift 33" 460ci and a 79 Bronc 4" lift 460 with some old ditch witch tires :bat:

HELLRAISER
05-14-2007, 05:34 AM
:worthless:

chevy_338
08-08-2007, 06:41 PM
working now on a 61 willys pickup running stock 79 blazer frame