I don't know about all of that. In my neck of the woods it's been about the monster Bro-Dozers. Even those are falling away. I guess the people who want to get muddy just save themselves the time, money, and GAS and just buy a 4-Wheeler.
I just happened to look at a car when I was just out (Saturday morning, 8:30 am).. and there were several mini-trucks (some did not show up in picture- they were in back of car wash).
Is mini-truckin back now?
That's kind of weird since we don't really have any mini-truck left (brand new).
I did not know about this and I live here (been working too hard.. that's my excuse).
That is embarrassing.
And that also explains why the SONIC was full of classics this morning. which also had me
When I first got it I was thinking no mods but now I've got the bug. Probably won't go too far though, lower it 4 inches all the way around and and put on a set of these:
Maybe shave the back bumper and tailgate, color match the grill and front bumper and the black trim above the doors. And swap the gray interior out for tan, if I can find all the pieces.
Eventually I'll have to do something about the motor. I'd love to do something crazy like a 3.7 Atlas swap but that may be cost-prohibitive. So I'll probably just rebuild the 4-banger.
It feels quite a bit more powerful than the 2.2 (I had a reg cab 2wd 5 speed 1990 b2600i) and still gets reasonable fuel economy (20s).
It was also used in the RWD/4x4 Mazda MPV.
Ok, the 2.2 had 85 hp and 117 ft-lbs, while the 2.6 had 121 hp and 150 ft-lbs.
Tho the timing chain job on the g6 is a REAL PAIN.
And.. the 2.2 is the Mazda F engine, and the 2.2 turbo is the Mazda FET engine.. same family
Swap potential? The FET definitely has some balls (torx).
Last edited by BRealistic; 04-14-2012 at 01:20 PM.
Thought about a 2.6 swap and looked around but the best price I could find for a crate engine was around $2700. But I figure I can rebuild the 2.2 for around $500 with a little help from my neighbor. If I end up doing a swap it will have to be a major increase in power to justify the extra cost.
4 coilpacks, 2 gearboxes and counting...Originally Posted by alleghenyman
The Colorado is definitely not a mini truck. For that matter, the last-gen S-10 was considerably bigger than any of the early 90's mini trucks (when I bought my S-10 in 99 I put it next to my B2200 and the size difference was super obvious).
I don't get the whole mid-size truck thing with the Dakota, Colorado, etc. I used to have a Colorado and it was a nice truck but the fuel mileage is not much better than a full-size and they're not much cheaper than a full-size either. It would be nice if somebody would get back to basics and build a true mini-truck because there has to be a huge potential market for it.
Last edited by Roboturner913; 04-14-2012 at 01:35 PM.
I dont think mini trucks ever died out, even here in redneck-ville with potholes the size of craters we have quite a few people rolling slammed, chopped, shaved, bagged minis. My brother in law has a bagged full-size, a bagged chamelion yota, a bagged mazda b2000 with a small block chevy, his buddy has two bagged yotas, and a few more rollin around town here. Not to mention the crap load at the truck shows here around the lake
And what about a wrecked B3000 (or 3.0 Ranger)? The 3.0 vulcan is a very compact durable engine, and later models had over 150 hp and 180 ft-lbs. It's a very under-appreciated engine, and are dirt cheap used.
I got about the same fuel economy with my 01 B3000 as I did my 90 B2600i.
When I think mini-trucks I always think of how much I'd like the obligatory canvas slider sunroof (if it's still got a roof at all).
Mini Truckin Magazine, one of which I accidentally bought when buying a motor trend in a hurry in the 90's.
Or, JJ Fad's Supersonic with the smokin hot girls with the high pitched off key voices.
I knew a guy years ago who had a B-series with a Buick 3.8L. Thing was faaaaaaast.
Last edited by Roboturner913; 04-14-2012 at 01:47 PM.
This would be my choice
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