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Old 04-29-2013, 03:45 PM   #1
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looking at getting a new vehicle

been looking on getting a new vehicle where the rover parts well cost me a arm and a leg. i been looking a chevy blazer the older style or a ford bronco from 1986 or older what is your opinion on what vehicle to get. well be used as a expedition / trail runs/ mild rock crwaling
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Old 04-29-2013, 05:35 PM   #2
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Hmmmmm, I seem to recall something being said about rover ownership....
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Old 04-29-2013, 05:43 PM   #3
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Re: looking at getting a new vehicle

yep same here
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:00 PM   #4
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Re: looking at getting a new vehicle

I ran blazers since high school (20years)! I think they are great. Parts are everywhere and interchangable with the same pickup design. But, keep in mind, fuel mileage! I now run a jeep wrangler, much lighter to tow, and better on fuel. A normal k-5 weighs in around 5500-5700lbs. My jeep with full- size axles and a small block, weighs 4000. A blazer with a bunch of bolt- ons, a Dana 60 and a bunch of crap in the back, will hit 6000 easy. I like them both, just had to lightin' up a little.
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:11 PM   #5
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I'm wrong about the weight of a factory, I said normal, Blazer. They averaged 4500 lbs. Mine always had lots of extras. I never saw less than 5700-5800 on the scales. My last one weighs 4800. But it is pretty much tube and one layer of sheet metal.
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Re: looking at getting a new vehicle

look for a 78/79 f.s. bronco. try to shy away from the sissor (ttb) front axle. they r a smooth ride but, they have lots of issues. at least 78/79 broncs u got a soild front dana44 and rear 9" is tough as nails. not only that those 2 years r badass looking to boot. nothing against blazers but, I prefer 79 or older broncos. I now have a 78 bronc and it is killer...
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Old 05-21-2013, 09:56 PM   #7
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look for a 78/79 f.s. bronco. try to shy away from the sissor (ttb) front axle. they r a smooth ride but, they have lots of issues. at least 78/79 broncs u got a soild front dana44 and rear 9" is tough as nails. not only that those 2 years r badass looking to boot. nothing against blazers but, I prefer 79 or older broncos. I now have a 78 bronc and it is killer...
I also have a 78 bronco! And I can't find crap for parts around my area. But it is indeed a great rig!
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Old 05-30-2013, 12:25 AM   #8
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Buy a Toyota, all yrs are good you can beat the s@!t out of them parts are cheap and even cheaper at trail queer.
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Old 06-03-2013, 06:41 PM   #9
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Traitor. You need to get back in a Nissan. Unless you want to blend in.
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Old 06-03-2013, 06:43 PM   #10
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Blazer for cheap parts

Bronco for seeing less on trail
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