October 20, 2004Howdy homegrown! My buddy has got a toyota t-100 on some 33" bfg m/t's without regearin it and that thing runs fine you should be okay about the offsetting of the tires you gonna have to ask somebody else about that I don't know to much about that. Anything thing else man?
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October 20, 2004Dont just bring a bottle of water. Bring lots of it. Jugs/Gallons. Use old radiator jugs/plastic kitty litter jugs. Those things work awesome. The blanket is a great idea, but I generally bring my Zero degree sleeping bag and tent with me off road. Helps when those times come that you have to spend 3 more days out in the woods than you wanted to in the first place....hehe.
October 20, 2004keep turning the tires a little bit so you get a good grip going through and dont let your friends tell you "you can make it" unless they know what they're talking about. jugs of water are good and a fuel cannister is good as well. try to bring a good spare tire. if you cant afford a fith tire of what you have, get at least an ALL TERRAIN NOT ALL SEASON spare. go for the bfg all terrain's if you can. DONT FORGET TO HAVE FUN AND TAKE PICS!!!
October 21, 2004The jug of water thing is a great tip I've been wheelin for about 5 years and never thought of that or seen it, I usually take a window squeegy you know from the stop and go gas stations but now I'll take a jug too.
October 21, 2004LOL 5 years of mudboggin and you never brought some water with you incase of you overheating? LOL
Sorry, I just had to laugh at that. It would suck big time to be overheated and have nothing but muddy water to put into your cooling system. Unless you like to filter water, I don't think a water pump would like you too much after that...talk about hard to flush out the system too!
October 21, 2004Yea, what can i say rookie...lol, but really i never seen it done either. But then i usually go with the same group of people so we all know what the others know, but yea when i get back from iraq I'm definitly using the jug of water idea.
October 21, 2004MeanGMC, where are you? My husband is at Al-Asad.
October 21, 2004I'm in Najaf at FOB Duke, I'm with 1st Battalion 4th Marines Sniper plt., I've been to Al-Asad airbase it's real nice it's gotta be one of the nicer bases out here, he lucked out to stay there.
October 27, 2004Being a high school student. I would get mud tires that fit under your truck with a stock suspension and maybe a body lift. Then buy a strap, highlift, and other manual recovery gear. Then go play and save up the money to go bigger. Do some research while your saveing and develope a plan. This way you get to go play in the mud, learn some of the basics, and save some money to go bigger. Granted you won't be out in the really deep and nasty stuff, but you will be out playing. While your playing you'll figure out real quick what your truck lacks. Lockers, ground clearance, flex, winch, etc. You have to figure out what your next mod will be, usually that will be determined by what or where you get stuck the most. If your buddy always makes it through, see what his truck has that yours doesn't.
October 27, 2004when I go in the mudbogs, I cover my inner fender wells and strap a tarp up against the frame like a belly tarp, make sure its not in reach of moving parts, this works well for me, never had my motor stall from mud and water this way. Welded diffs will work in mud but have seen them break more often then locked diffs, between auto and standard trannies, its your preference, I us standard and can use it for whatever I want, but I've never owned an auto so I know how to use it, if you like autos, build it up for serious mud, big cooler, shift kit, and a higher stall torque converter will all help to keep the mud flyin.
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