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Pre-Runner Trucks—There Should Be a Rule

Tim Sletten

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We pre ran caliente in 2015 in a 2006 Range Rover on 20"s. Made it all the way around and of course the last down hill into town we lost a front air bag and nose skidded all the way down.
 

BHollander

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Dam I guess since I have not technically preran a race in my bronco even though it has 3k+ dirt miles ill start calling it my bronco with body kit. I dont want to ruffle any feathers but this logic of actually prerunning a race is dumb.
 

Kyle D

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Dam I guess since I have not technically preran a race in my bronco even though it has 3k+ dirt miles ill start calling it my bronco with body kit. I dont want to ruffle any feathers but this logic of actually prerunning a race is dumb.
So is the logic of bolting on white fenders and some 95% worn BFG race tires. There's gotta be some middle ground and further more some realistic common sense as to what people call their ride. I don't believe it was meant as a personal dig.
 

BHollander

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So is the logic of bolting on white fenders and some 95% worn BFG race tires. There's gotta be some middle ground and further more some realistic common sense as to what people call their ride. I don't believe it was meant as a personal dig.
Not taken personal at all. Just being a smart ass lol. I do not care if people call their lifted silverado or ranger a prerunner that's their deal. I'm not offended by it at all and I can tell by looking at something if it is truly a prerunner or not or even remotely comfortable off-road.
 

mexgamer

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Anything is a pre runner if you try hard enough.






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You got that right! Me and my dad preran the 2003 Baja 500 from the start line to Ojos in a 2000 Chevy S-10... yes a freakin S-10! That thing only had 4 cylinders! The only thing that wasn't stock were the BFGoodrich All-terrain tires... but we made it! We got stuck only once, and that was because we had to pull over to let a TT through. I remember I had to go in the back to put some weight on the tire with traction.
 

nickybobby333

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My dad and I took our family Jeep Grand Cherokee prerunning through Baja for three 500s. That thing has seen it all!
 

johndjmix

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Can you call a stock raptor a prerunner?

How about the (was it Toyota or subaroo) that had the words "prerunner" on the side of a truck/vehicle?

--John


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JaysinDesignz

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I prerun a 2001 Silverado with a 6" rough country lift on it and rough country shocks.
I have had to pull out 100K fancy prerunners racing not walking on preruns.
And never get stuck in silt beds..
Oh and I usually have to replace front wheel bearings twice a year.
 

y2kbaja

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This thread reminds me of this oldie but goodie:

YOU KNOW IT’S A “DISCO TRUCK” WHEN:


ü THE TUBING ON THE TRUCK LOOKS MORE LIKE A “JUNGLE GYM” RATHER THAN OF USE

ü EVERTHING ON THE TRUCK IS PEP BOYS SPECIAL

ü THE TRUCK IS SO STICKERED UP YOU CANT SEE THE PAINT

ü THE FRAME IS PINK

ü THERE IS A PROPELLER IN THE HITCH RECEIVER

ü IT HAS STACKED LIFT BLOCKS

ü IT HAS 38” TIRES AND STOCK DIFF GEARING

ü IT HAS A BAD BOY CLUB 20” DIE CUT

ü IT HAS A TRIPLE-DOUBLE CHROME ROLLBAR WITH KC LIGHTS

ü THE REAR BEDCAGE WITH 2-35’S SPARES ARE BOLTED TO JUST THE BED

ü THE BEADLOCKS AREN’T, JUST SOME “FAKE-LOCKS”

ü THE FAT CHROME SIDE RUNNING BARS ARE BOLTED TO THE BOTTOM LIP EDGE OF THE CAB

ü IT HAS A COOL “PRE-RUNNER” BUMPER WITH A SKID PLATE THAT HAS THE SAME APPROACH ANGLE OF A CLOSED GARAGE DOOR

ü HALF THE TRUCK IS AN ’88 AND THE OTHER HALF IS A 2000

ü IT HAS TO SLOW DOWN UNDER 5MPH TO GO OVER A 3 INCH SPEED BUMP

ü IT CANT TUCK ITS 37” PROJECTS IN THE FENDERWELLS

ü IT HAS A PRERUNNER LOOKING “LIGHT BAR” MOUNTED ON THE STOCK BUMPER AND IT WAS BOUGHT AT FABTECH

ü HE GOES TO SELL HIS TRUCK HE TALKS ABOUT HOW HE PAINTED THE CHROME BUMPERS TO MATCH THE TRUCK

ü IT HAS WHITE FENDERS AND THE TRUCK IS PAINTED

ü ITS GOT PULLED BEDSIDES TO FIT 31’S JUST FOR THE FUN OF IT

ü ITS GOT ANY “NO FEAR” STICKERS

ü THE FRONT IS LIFTED WITH A 6 INCH LIFT AND THE REAR HAD A LEAF TAKEN OUT JUST FOR “THAT LOOK”

ü THEN NUMBER OF STICKERS IN THE BACK WINDOW, NONE OF WHICH HAVE ANY OFF-ROAD SIGNIFICANCE, IS A HIGHER NUMBER THAN THE IQ OF THE DRIVER

ü IT CAME THAT WAY FROM THE DEALER

ü IT HAS A “UNIVERSAL FIT” FRONT PRE-RUNNER BUMPER WITH LIGHTS THAT ARE NOT EVEN WIRED

ü ITS GOT THE PSEUDO PLATED “TRAILING ARM LOOK” TRACTION BARS

ü THE SKIDPLATE HAS THE SAME THICKNESS OF A TIN CAN

ü THEIR SIDE WINDOW LEVEL IS AS HIGH AS YOUR RACE/CHASE RADIO ANTENNA

ü YOU LEAVE IT A HOME AND TAKE YOUR CHEVY TO THE RACES

ü THE BLACK SPRAY PAINT IS WEARING OFF SHOWING THE FABTECH BLUE UNDERNEATH

ü THE SPARE TIRE IN THE BED WAS FOUND IN THE DESERT AND IS THE WRONG LUG PATTERN

ü THE INNER FENDER WELL HANGS LOWER THAN THE GLASS FENDER

ü THE BACK HAS A LOWERING SHACKLE TO GET THE PRERUNNER LOOCK AND HAS AN INCH OF UPTRAVEL

ü THE LIFT BLOCKS IN THE REAR ARE TALLER THAT THE GROUNDCLEARANCE

ü IT HAS DUAL EXHAUST OUT THE BACK BUT ONLY 1 IS HOOKED UP

ü YOU CANT REACH DOWN TO THE DRIVE THROUGH ATM

ü YOU CANT GET THROUGH THE TACO BELL DRIVE THROUGH BECAUSE THE FAKE KC’S ON THE BED MOUNTED LIGHT BAR WILL GET SNAPPED OFF

ü ALL THE AFTERMARKET PARTS INCLUDING SUSPENSION ARE ATTACHED WITH GRADE NOTHING BOLTS AND SPLIT WASHERS

ü YOURS AND YOUR GIRLFRIENDS NAME ARE IN THE BACK WINDOW

ü IT HAS MORE INCHES OF LIFT THAN UPTRAVEL

ü YOU PULL INTO A HIGH SCHOOL PARKING LOT AND EVERY KID CAN NAME YOUR BRAND OF SUSPENSION

ü THE AMOUNT OF STICKERS EQUALS THE NUMBER OF OFF-ROAD LIGHTS THAT AREN’T EVEN HOOKED UP

ü THE SHOCK BOOT COVERS MATCH THE LIGHT COVERS

ü THE FRAME IS EXPOSED BY THE BODY LIFT AND YOU PUT STICKERS ON IT

ü THE WHEELS ARE WIDER THAN THE TIRE SIZE

ü IT HAS MORE CHROME SHOCKS THAN LUG NUTS

ü IT HAS THOUSANDS IN STEREO EQUIPMENT AND NONE IN COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT
 
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