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New England B.S. Thread

Discussion in 'North East' started by mach1man001, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. Dec 27, 2019 at 3:49 PM
    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free 1983 - 2015... It was a good run

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    That statement is exactly what scares me away from small turbo engines in a big truck, the ones that are constantly under boost aren’t surviving overly well. I know I don’t exactly run my vehicles into the ground, usually at 100k i’m looking to trade, but i’d at least like to think the vehicle COULD last. And that mode of thinking leads me to keeping the F250...

    The new 5.3 has the cylinder deactivation which i’m not thrilled about. I don’t recall if Ram does the same or does start/stop. Ford does the start stop but you can deactivate it pretty easily.
     
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  2. Dec 27, 2019 at 3:50 PM
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    Got rid of mine at 57k miles, so you have a better long term experience
     
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  3. Dec 27, 2019 at 6:10 PM
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    Seeing how long I can keep stock(ish) OVTuned
    I can't speak for the Ram specifically, but, the Hemi in our Charger has cyl deactivation. Shuts 4 down. Only a minor delay between application of throttle, and all 8 firing. Fraction of a second.

    There is no perfect truck.

    We pick and choose what is best for us.

    I like my Taco... But, so many little things, I get frustrated sometimes. Usually transmission/shift strategy related. But, I hate automatic transmissions, so stupid shit is magnified to me. Shoulda got a stripped down TRD OR 6MT...

    In all honesty, if I had to start over again and keep an automatic, I would probably go back to a Frontier.
    In 130k, only REPAIR, was a fan clutch.
    Wasn't outstanding at anything, but, did everything pretty well.

    Anyway, I am rambling while waiting on a show to get going....
     
  4. Dec 28, 2019 at 6:44 AM
    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free 1983 - 2015... It was a good run

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    I think you’re statement about there not being a perfect truck is spot on. It’s all weighing pros and cons for what we need as an individual (and personal experience with specific manufacturers).

    I had a long chat with the Chevy dealer and the deal’s a no-go. They have an advertised price you can’t get to, not all of the promotions apply to get you there. That said, we’d be starting too far apart on what mine is realistically worth and their starting point to make it worth it. I’m not willing to lose that much in the trade. So, for the foreseeable future, the F250 is sticking around. I do really like driving it so it’s not a sad day at all really. But, as a consolation prize, my wife gave me the green light to get the Ferd’s windows tinted next week :woot:
     
  5. Dec 28, 2019 at 6:58 AM
    Bridge4

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    I have always been disappointed in trade numbers. You have to go private sale to get good money and that comes along with its own issues I’m sure you know.

    “hey man, want to take half price and deliver it to me? I’ll pay cash!”
     
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  6. Dec 28, 2019 at 7:20 AM
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    Seeing how long I can keep stock(ish) OVTuned
    Part of the reason I have hung on to my Taco. Not interested in taking a beating on it.

    And part of the reason it is still keep it stockish.
     
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  7. Dec 28, 2019 at 1:43 PM
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    Free free free paying it forward. Worked good in my Tundra. Townsend or Acton MA area

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  8. Dec 28, 2019 at 5:24 PM
    mach1man001

    mach1man001 [OP] eh whatever

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    I'll take it please... Thanks
     
  9. Dec 28, 2019 at 7:10 PM
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    MikeyMcFly This is heavy, Doc.

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    I had my in-law Christmas today. Christmas was pretty good to me this year, but I can't say I'm not glad to be over it (and the related stress). I am excited to get back into a normal eating pattern as well. I've been eating large amounts of junkfood (waaay more than normal) and my body is a mess.

    I ended up with the popular Kicker/Subaru tweeters and the Kicker rear door speakers I'll have to put in at a later date. I've already got the Kicker 6x9s in the door (yes, I know dedicated components are better, but I didn't want to go down the amp road just yet). I think I'll ultimately get an amp for them and I think I may end up with a dedicated subwoofer instead of the powered 8" unit I have now. I want to like it, but I find it just simply doesn't hit the way I want it to. I feel awful since it was a Christmas gift from the wife a few years back, but I think she'll ultimately understand.

    I found this amp here:
    https://www.crutchfield.com/S-b7FRbtVpRQl/p_206KXA8005/Kicker-44KXA800-5.html

    which seems to be a good compromise for what I want to do in that it will beef up my speakers and give me good power for a subwoofer. Then I'll add something like this:

    https://www.amazon.com/AudioControl-6-Channel-Output-Converter-Restoration/dp/B00ATHBO86

    for the output control. Call me crazy but I don't hate the stock HU on the truck. I don't like the Alpine option that looks like a tablet and I don't want a smaller HU with a dash kit. CarPlay is nice, but I'm surviving quite okay without it.

    Ultimately this is all a pipe dream since unless I rob a bank, with two kids in daycare and a nearly $600/week daycare bill, modifications have slowed to a truly snail's pace. I want the 2020 LED headlamps first and those are something like $1,500 for the pair IIRC. I wish I had some sort of desirable skill I could offer that would make me an extra $300-400 a month without really impinging upon my day to day life. I used to flip parts when I was in the Honda world, but the car supply for what I was into has completely dried up as has the owner's pool.

    /pathetic rant over.
     
  10. Dec 29, 2019 at 6:52 AM
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    Ok
     
  11. Dec 29, 2019 at 7:20 AM
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    mach1man001 [OP] eh whatever

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    How often are you in Acton?
     
  12. Dec 29, 2019 at 7:31 AM
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    Every work day. Tomorrow all day. Tuesday till noon. Thursday and Friday all day
     
  13. Dec 29, 2019 at 11:05 AM
    ABA180

    ABA180 It burns when I pee....

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    @Pugga, I know it's a brand thing but I have to say GM isn't good about honoring warranty stuff..especially if you're in something with a new engine/trans/etc, prepare for headaches from my personal experience.
     
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  14. Dec 29, 2019 at 11:46 AM
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    No idea what powered sub you have but I may be interested sheet I get my focal speakers installed front and rear
     
  15. Dec 29, 2019 at 11:50 AM
    MikeyMcFly

    MikeyMcFly This is heavy, Doc.

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    There’s an autocorrect in there that is confuzzling me a bit.
     
  16. Dec 29, 2019 at 11:50 AM
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    Took my truck in for an oil change Friday morning as well as the frame inspection. Of course they come back and say it's rust free thank you fluid film/woolwax. So all they say is they'll contact me when Toyota decides what to use on the frames to protect the this time lol
     
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  17. Dec 29, 2019 at 11:52 AM
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    Yup. Depending on when I install my fronts and rears I might be interested. I'm not looking to shake goes but is like some bass. Also going to need to learn how to change my stereo settings properly using the equalizer and other features
     
  18. Dec 29, 2019 at 11:55 AM
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    MikeyMcFly This is heavy, Doc.

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    I’m years out from this unfortunately. You’re welcome to hear it, it’s just not what I want because ultimately I’m still 18 when it comes to music.
     
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  19. Dec 29, 2019 at 1:16 PM
    Pibbles99

    Pibbles99 One more cast

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    I got first round playoff ticket in Foxboro and was hoping for a bye week. Only because it affects my schedule. But oh well
     
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  20. Dec 29, 2019 at 1:49 PM
    Pugga

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    I remember you saying that. I’ve had my run ins now with Ford, Chevy and Toyota, all for different reasons. It seems every manufacturer has their pros and cons, same for dealerships. I did pass on Nissan a while back when looking at their XD because of the terrible reviews they were getting from a service perspective. It sounds like there will be a blue oval in my driveway for a while now anyways.
     

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