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Old 02-28-2006
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Well, first.... It'd be a kickass streetqueen tow rig...

And of course, I'd have a sweet beater.

Some of those are slickrock, some kinda tank trap, and I'm not sure about the rest...but i'm not a guru or anything, just guesses
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well that was simple. thank you for clarifying that, but forgive me if im wrong but didnt you say you were going to take this rig down the trails.......ya know what? nevermind. Lets jsut leave it alone. keep it on the street and right side up.
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I said I might, but then i thought a little more, and decided that I wouldn't. But I'm gonna go with the 12.5" lift, now.

I'm talking to a guy @ Stockton wheels right now, tryin to work out a deal on some custom 22x11 beadlocks for the 40x15.50R22 Nitto Mud grapplers...

Gonna be HUGE!!
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haha, and not cheap either. good luck man, cant wait to see it
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haha, yeah, 3600 for the lift, 3k for the Dynatrac hub fix kit, 4k for the tires, and custom track bars.... oh boy. that's not even including custom beadlock wheels.
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**** well damn.. thats a lot of money.. good luck with it...
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Good luck man!!! The truck isnt what gets ya ..It's the Fuel and insurance..Might as well double your payment...Just a warning..But it seems like you are well researched..I'm not hating..Go for it! If you don't,you will always wish you had...TRUST ME..been there done that..
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Thanks for the encouragement, guys... about the first I've gotten on here...lol.

Me and my extreme dreams...lol.
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a buddy of mine has a 99 F250 diesel 4inch lift on 35's and let me tell you that thing is capable of some off roadin Definitly not a hardcore trail rig but it never ever lacks in the power dept
If I had the money I would buy one. I cant wait to get rid of my ranger its too small for me. Maybe consider getting a regular gas motor instead of diesel It'll be 4-5k$ cheaper
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But the diesel motor will get about the same mileage as I get right now and it can use Biodiesel which costs about $0.50 to a dollar to make. And it smells like french fries....mmmmmmm, french fries...
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good point
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You could save that 4-5k on fuel in a year or two depending on how much you drive.... about 100mi a day for me.
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Oh No

Im not sure how long this debate has been goin on, but dont waste your money on a nice truck to wheel. Old Scottsdale Chevy 3/4 ton= $2000. For your money you cant beat them. They never need repaired after wheeling, cheap cheap huge lifts, easy to work on and mod, and you will never be paranoid about the extra sounds and stuff after muddin. TRUST ME= 40" groundhawgs on 78' Scotty. Love It and the thing will literally drive through a house! never a prob.
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Oh No

Im not sure how long this debate has been goin on, but dont waste your money on a nice truck to wheel. Old Scottsdale Chevy 3/4 ton= $2000. For your money you cant beat them. They never need repaired after wheeling, cheap cheap huge lifts, easy to work on and mod, and you will never be paranoid about the extra sounds and stuff after muddin. TRUST ME= 40" groundhawgs on 78' Scotty. Love It and the thing will literally drive through a house! never a prob. Plus you never worry about body work, or insurance!

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Don't plan on getting very far offroading a superduty diesel, without major upgrades, you simply will not get very far. Superduty= too much weight, diesel= way too much weight! I have a 2001 F-350 diesel, in the mud, sand or wet grass, it does nothing but sink. My 2005 F-150 in 2wd will go anyware the 350 goes in 4wd and much more. My 2wd ranger will pretty much go anyware my 350 will make it through!
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tell these guys that f-350's are too big https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ighlight=claws
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I never said that they were too big, just too heavy and not practical without extensive upgrades, which it seems that all of the trucks in your link seem to have!
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If I was gonna save 4-5k down payment, I would buy me an old beater truck for about 2-3k and fix that up. Good example was Andy's suzuki samurai. Lots more cost effective, especially if you're upside down on your current truck. Financing sucks on used as well.

There are other options too
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but he did say he was going to spend an extra 10k on it
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Well, first.... It'd be a kickass streetqueen tow rig...

And of course, I'd have a sweet beater.
hmmmmmmm...
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rolla_guy, if ur serious about getting a rig to wheel and need something bigger...why not go with a bronco or short bed pre-97 f150? u can still keep ur ranger for a DD and make the Pre a wheelin rig.
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Yota!




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Actually, I found a ranger in the paperfor 200 bucks. and I found an XJ for 750.

Only thing is, I don't have any monety right now. But I start working tomorrow.

Everyone has toyota's around here, but none of them are for sale.
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Sorry, I wasn't aware that the TRUTH hurts so much for certain individuals.(DELETED POST)

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High maintenance+Low clearance=sucks except for towing. They need some inches between the ground for actual mud and flex. They would get stuck in the first hole around where we go.

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