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Old 08-24-2008, 04:43 PM
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whats better in mud....

1996 extended cab 4x4 powerstroke with 35inch boggers and rear locker. Or 2004 chevy duramax 4x4 extended cab longbed with 35 boggers and factory rear locker? I own both and would like to no what to put some offroad money into.
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solid axle wins my vote
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id say mud the 96...the 04 is newer and wouldnt wanna take it into the mud. the 96 is all leaf suspension so its gonna stay planted to the ground
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Don't let the "newness" frighten you,...the only reason I wouldn't use the Chevy is because of the front end weakness.


My truck was 6 days old when I cut the fenders off, and when it was 26 days old,...it took it's first "mud bath"...




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Old 08-24-2008, 05:37 PM
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sweet. what would have better traction? Would the ford just sink? way more than the chevy?
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both are diesel's so the weight won't be too different at all.

traction,...another thing that will be the same.

Like I said the biggest (huge) difference is the solid axle in the Ford,....alot stronger than the Chevy.....you don't see many mud rigs changing to IFS do ya,...they all do SAS's for a reason.
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Old 08-24-2008, 05:55 PM
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Look around, Serious offroaders always use Jeep, Toyota and Ford. It's a fact . Very few use Chevy, except for Chevy engines in Jeeps. GM axles stink.
And the front suspension of coarse has already been addressed.
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Old 08-24-2008, 06:01 PM
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Both trucks are boat anchors they wiegh so much that they sink in the mud.
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Mavsps you never did say if the 96 was an F250 or F350.The reason I say this is the 250 is a TTB axle, not a true solid axle. Even still i would put the money in the ford. the TTB is still stronger than the Chevy front end.
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Well if it was only a one time deal i would say the duramax because the IFS has more clearance and the duramax will most likely make more wheel speed than your 96. If i was using it for a constant mudder I would say the 96 because it will take a lickin and keep on tickin also you can build the suspension and axles up way easier than you ever would the chebby, the IFS is for a high way mochine
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