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Alabama thread!

Discussion in 'South East' started by Davtopgun, May 18, 2009.

  1. Jan 11, 2019 at 6:06 AM
    stronghammer

    stronghammer it's not a porn name

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    so is letting it sit in the driveway better for it than cranking up and immediately driving off, even easy driving?
     
  2. Jan 11, 2019 at 6:10 AM
    BamaTaco56

    BamaTaco56 #GreenTrailTeam

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    I don't have the knowledge on the subject to answer that question.
     
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  3. Jan 11, 2019 at 6:12 AM
    stronghammer

    stronghammer it's not a porn name

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    Same..
     
  4. Jan 11, 2019 at 6:13 AM
    whitedlite

    whitedlite Insta @loadedtacos.. budget built

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    engines are most efficient at temp..

    thing about engine being at temp for idling is the trans is still cold.

    crank your truck up before buckling and all the small things you do in the am just to let it sling some oil then take off, i let mine run for probably less than 20 seconds before going in reverse and leaving. I do like you though, I don't get on it hard at all when I leave in the AM.
     
  5. Jan 11, 2019 at 6:28 AM
    tweakit88

    tweakit88 MOBTOWN OFFROAD AMBASSADOR

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    Warming up was needed to get oil flowing through the motor in the days of old. Now a days 20-30seconds is all you need. Just take it easy in it the first few miles and let the rest of your fluids warm up and your good to go.
     
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  6. Jan 11, 2019 at 6:31 AM
    tweakit88

    tweakit88 MOBTOWN OFFROAD AMBASSADOR

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    This ^
     
  7. Jan 11, 2019 at 6:34 AM
    EddyRRT

    EddyRRT Bumper builder Vendor

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    I run a power cord to my motor lol
     
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  8. Jan 11, 2019 at 6:36 AM
    BamaTaco56

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    It gets cold enough to use a block heater / blanket there?
     
  9. Jan 11, 2019 at 6:46 AM
    InfernoChalupa

    InfernoChalupa Using CRAWL control on Bunny Trails

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    Child booster seat, spilled glitter slime, chicken nugget crumbs, spilled milkshake in cupholder, and many more courtesy of daughter.
    I have one!
    I don't ever warm mine up at idle in the driveway, unless its defrosting the windshield. I always hop in, crank it up, buckle my seatbelt, grab my phone out of my pocket, open spotify if it doesn't automatically connect (sometimes it auto connects to apple/itunes music), put my phone back, and drive off. Roughly about 20 seconds of gettin the truck juices flowin' before driving off! I also don't drive with a heavy foot anyways, so I'm never hard on it in the warming up first couple minutes of driving. Have a nice 2 minute slow backroad commute to get to the interstate.
    Morning everyone! Happy Friday!
     
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  10. Jan 11, 2019 at 6:48 AM
    whitedlite

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    I've plugged up the old 6.0 in the garage in alabama, but only when I wake up for about 30 mins. It just acts better when it first starts even here in alabama.

    when we drove it to indiana and had a blizzard we left it plugged in with an extension cord over night.
     
  11. Jan 11, 2019 at 7:00 AM
    whitedlite

    whitedlite Insta @loadedtacos.. budget built

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    also, if you ever crank a 7.3 even the ones that came in the later body styles in the temps we had this morning you'll see the rpms fluctuate just like a tractors does.

    have a 99 7.3 and it's a tank with 310k miles on engine and new trans.
     
  12. Jan 11, 2019 at 7:07 AM
    BamaTaco56

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    I had a 99 7.3 at my last job but it didn't/still doesn't get ran much. has like 90k miles on it, lol. But it carries a drilling rig that used the motor for hydraulic pressure, so it has a lot of hours on it.
     
  13. Jan 11, 2019 at 7:57 AM
    yota243

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    Bw s256 turbo with 3 in glass pack dumped pre axle raptor liner bed and top rails and fenderflares and rocker panels. Hunter side steps. Plasti-dipped upper fenders and emblems. satin black spray paint here and there inside and out. 5100's set to 1.75" up front . C channel front bumper. Maxxis bighorn 255/85/16
    Sweet! Do you happen to need a holster also? And is there any way I could borrow it for a couple days to build a holster? Ill cut you a deal on a holster for lettin me use it by the way... Any plans on headed north anytime soon? Lots of questions
    Sincerely
    Your new best friend
    E.J.
     
  14. Jan 11, 2019 at 8:07 AM
    pat's taco

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    I have leather seats and normally just freeze my nuts off on cold mornings. I don't warm my truck up. I jump in and go. But I also have a few minutes driving out of the neighbor hood before I hit the highway and then Interstate
     
  15. Jan 11, 2019 at 8:32 AM
    InfernoChalupa

    InfernoChalupa Using CRAWL control on Bunny Trails

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    Child booster seat, spilled glitter slime, chicken nugget crumbs, spilled milkshake in cupholder, and many more courtesy of daughter.
    haha I actually have a bravo concealment kydex holster for it! Lost a little retention, and I made it worse trying to heat it back up and shape it back, but it still works lol No plans to head up north until I get sliders from @Jerneyman, but even that looks like its gonna be a little more delayed than I'd hoped due to lack of funds :( I saved the money for them but probably need to be responsible and take care of some other debts first for the sake of my marriage :anonymous:
     
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  16. Jan 11, 2019 at 8:38 AM
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    TacoAlaMode Mr. Midlife Crisis

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    I start mine and give it a quick bump from neutral to drive to get me out of the garage. I'll kick it back to neutral and sit for half a minute or more depending on the temperature while I sort my stuff, close the garage door.... After about 100 yards, it can be full WOT getting onto Bailey Cove if I'm in a hurry, if not I baby it through the school zones and such for about 3 miles.
     
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  17. Jan 11, 2019 at 8:44 AM
    yota243

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    Marriage? Sounds like a his and hers ccw is in order js
     
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  18. Jan 11, 2019 at 8:45 AM
    stronghammer

    stronghammer it's not a porn name

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    New rotors and pads showed up for the 4runner today. Hope to find time to install them this weekend...
     
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  19. Jan 11, 2019 at 8:49 AM
    InfernoChalupa

    InfernoChalupa Using CRAWL control on Bunny Trails

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    Sure sucks that we both work at hospitals and can't carry at work, which is where we spend the majority of our time.. Still hasn't stopped me from buying guns for some reason:notsure:
     
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  20. Jan 11, 2019 at 8:51 AM
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    On cold mornings, I tend to let mine run for about 5 minutes.

    Getting fluids and seals to an operating temp, before applying a load is still practiced in the aviation world.

    I honestly don’t see where that can hurt, but then again I’m old... :anonymous:
     
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