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What is the best 2003-2004 Stock 4x4?

  • Toyota Tacoma TRD

    Votes: 14 25.5%
  • Jeep Wrangler (not rubicon)

    Votes: 2 3.6%
  • Hummer H2

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Ford F-150 4x4 Off-Road

    Votes: 24 43.6%
  • Ford Ranger 4x4 Off-Road Level II

    Votes: 11 20.0%
  • Dodge 1500 4x4 Off-Road

    Votes: 1 1.8%
  • Dodge Dakota 4x4 Off-Road

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Chevrolet 1500 4x4 Z71

    Votes: 2 3.6%
  • Chevrolet S10 ZR2

    Votes: 1 1.8%
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Would have to go with either the Tacoma or the ranger stage 2 for right off the line offroad performance.:beer
 

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You should have just left out all the Dodges and the H2 as well, it was kinda a waste of poll space lol
 

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All the magazine reveiws and tests I've read on the Ranger FX4 stage 2, said they were pretty surprised at how well it handled off road. A lot of praise was put on the use of Bilstein shocks on the truck versus the F-150 FX4s which use Ranchos. But I haven't driven any vehicles on the list so what the hell else do I know. Other then the 2002+ Dodge Ram noses are too big for their own good. If I recall correctly the magazine that tested the 4x4 in stock form used up the front air dam and bumper pretty good. The ZR2s are pretty good for what they were since they were built on a completely different stronger frame then what the regular S10/Blazers were they were just underpowered.
 

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I might be a little biased (since I drive a ranger :brownbag) but it seems like my little truck can go through most anything, except ruts from 44's I don't even have the FX4, and it can weel with the big ens:beer
 

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Max said:
The ZR2s are pretty good for what they were since they were built on a completely different stronger frame then what the regular S10/Blazers were they were just underpowered.
I had a '96 S10 ZR2 when I was out in Colorado .. it didn't seem underpowered to me .. I could pull my buddy's fullsize chevy pickup out when he was really stuck and I was in low range :shrug it had Bielstien shocks/suspension and I have never ridden in anything offroad capable that felt as good as that truck .. on or offroad


... the s10 blazers were another story though :confused: total turds
 

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Damager said:
I had a '96 S10 ZR2 when I was out in Colorado .. it didn't seem underpowered to me .. I could pull my buddy's fullsize chevy pickup out when he was really stuck and I was in low range :shrug it had Bielstien shocks/suspension and I have never ridden in anything offroad capable that felt as good as that truck .. on or offroad


... the s10 blazers were another story though :confused: total turds
In that statement Damager I was comparing the ZR2 lineup to Ford's lineup. The ZR2 Blazer was down 10 - 15 HP on the Explorer Sport, but I'm sure the 190HP that those engines had were good enough.
 
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