a drive shaft is to much ??
but you have about $7,000 in parts listed off
but you have about $7,000 in parts listed off
Maybe they should come up with some sort of guidelines. Here are some that I think should be included:
1. They should be safe in the environment they were built to operate in. Outside of a mudbog pit, this thing doesn't belong anywhere.
2. If it is being built solely as a mall crawler, then it has no place here, but if you do show up bragging about it, then there should be a disclaimer in the title that it has absolutely no functionality, and that is all about posing.
3. If you install a D60 front axle, a working t-case and driveshaft should be required.
4. Don't claim to have a Detroit in an axle without a driveshaft. It makes you look foolish.
5. Don't bother mentioning how many hot rods, cruisers, and low-riders you have built, because this isn't the place for it.
6. Don't bother talking about all the time and effort that has gone into it. Time and effort are not the same thing as vision and talent. It takes all 4 to make a great build. If people like it, you will get praise, if they don't, well, you'll hear about that too.
Saying that you and your folks did all the work on a completely bolt on build is ridiculous. Someone else did all the work, and you capitalized on it.
I'm sure that there are any number of other people who will chime in about this.
I'm not saying that there is anything wrong with his truck. I'm saying that there is no tech in it, other than some Brand Name Dropping. It is not a capable 4 wheeler. It is less safe in every conceivable environment aside from deep mud. It's too tall to be safely driven on the streets. The brakes are in no way up to the task of stopping a vehicle with those tires. It's handling will be compromised on and off road. It is an interesting showpiece, nothing more.
you know, in some colleges, they have classes that can be done pass or fail. if this was one of them, this term paper would receive a failing grade.this is why pirate4x4 is starting to sound like a bunch of school girls that think they know everything. Its not yours so why are you so worried about what he is doing to it. Its one of the cleanest K5's ive seen on here. Who gives a shit if it can climb a hill or not. Atleast it will look good sitting in the driveway and not some beat up POS.
do you randomly post shit and expect no feed back or opinions on what you posted?this is why pirate4x4 is starting to sound like a bunch of school girls that think they know everything. Its not yours so why are you so worried about what he is doing to it. Its one of the cleanest K5's ive seen on here. Who gives a shit if it can climb a hill or not. Atleast it will look good sitting in the driveway and not some beat up POS.
well alot of guys running this same setup are still getting in the 16s and 17s. well my truck gets around 18 right now...hmm, so one or two less miles per gallon? doesnt seem like much to me.Dude, I've seen your other threads.
You would have been better off to have remained silent, and let everyone wonder.
Guess the cat's out of the bag now.
"would 5.29s, 35s and a straight axle effect mileage much?"
hey doug, just read this, i was typing up my other reply, when u posted it up. Anyways, no sweat on the thread, it is classy to own up and trying clear things elsewhere, which i think is pretty cool. I really dont mind, as i expected to get flamed pretty bad, but hopefully when i actually get the rig off road capable, i will win a couple of opinions back.VHD44,
It was not my intent to for my particular opinion to dominate your thread, so I am deleting all of my posts except this one and the first one.
I would ask that everyone who cluttered this thread up attacking my opinion do the same. If you want to, we can start our very own thread, and continue things there.
Hope that you get the bugs worked out of it, because I see huge potential in the truck, you will have to lower it considerably to realize them.
Be sure to post a build thread....you did better with your second set of pics. I think the point here is if you're going to build a rig, make it usable and keeping a safe COG is important......as we now know the world is not flat like it used to be.but hopefully when i actually get the rig off road capable, i will win a couple of opinions back.
thats usually true, but you can have all three if you do your research and take your time and do everything right.Ok, let me edit that last part....
you can want 3 things
did you not see the sage brush, and desert landscape?thats usually true, but you can have all three if you do your research and take your time and do everything right.
once he gets a front driveshaft, he'll have a nice truck with a stout motor that shouldnt have any trouble rescuing his buddies from the mud pits. yes its a tall truck, but it could still handle a fair share of trails (not tight ones), mud for sure and sand (which is what the majority of the stuff probably is around where he lives)