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New England B.S. Thread

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

  1. Apr 5, 2021 at 10:05 AM
    mach1man001

    mach1man001 [OP] eh whatever

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    Just have Drew @tacobell007 do the bushing. He's done a bunch of them!
     
  2. Apr 5, 2021 at 10:16 AM
    GarlicFarts

    GarlicFarts Bang Ding Ow

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    awesome. I’ll keep that in mind - I was going to go to an off road shop in Abington someone mentioned had done theirs, I’m not attached to them so :notsure:

    I’ll keep y’all posted after my tire shenanigans.
     
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  3. Apr 5, 2021 at 10:36 AM
    mach1man001

    mach1man001 [OP] eh whatever

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    Yeah I don't want to speak for Drew but I think he's probably done around 20 of those things.
     
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  4. Apr 5, 2021 at 10:40 AM
    mach1man001

    mach1man001 [OP] eh whatever

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  5. Apr 5, 2021 at 10:46 AM
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    All this talk about trailers gotta get @dc welding in here since he has built some nice ones over the years
     
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  6. Apr 5, 2021 at 11:03 AM
    ABA180

    ABA180 It burns when I pee....

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    Pretty much, though I'd probably be most upset if my bikes were lost..supply and demand type thing plus a couple of them I don't think I would ever part with. My house..might almost be better off to throw a match to it as long as I get the cats out first!!

    So annoying. The other insurance when I got hit a few years ago was so quick to believe him even though the pictures clearly showed he hit the side of my truck versus me rear ending him as he tried to claim. Easier for them to try and get out of it though.

    Al Bundy: "Insurance is like marriage..you pay, pay, pay, and you never get anything back!"
     
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  7. Apr 5, 2021 at 11:04 AM
    ABA180

    ABA180 It burns when I pee....

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    Grrrr...I think I need a new job. Not happy about it but at least I need to look at comparable stuff in my field and see if there's anything better.
     
  8. Apr 5, 2021 at 2:32 PM
    Pugga

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

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  9. Apr 5, 2021 at 2:54 PM
    tacobell007

    tacobell007 Does that have the v6?

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    Just let me know, I have the tools and have done 20+ of them
     
  10. Apr 5, 2021 at 2:56 PM
    tacobell007

    tacobell007 Does that have the v6?

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    Yessir, you would be correct
     
  11. Apr 5, 2021 at 3:53 PM
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    My mind goes in wobbly directions.
    I know why folks stay on this thread/page/etc/site because we are all friends and learn here.
    So my question is to the folks who no longer own Toyota's.
    It seems to me that most of you went with the Blue Oval rather than the Bowtie, I'm just curious why?
     
  12. Apr 5, 2021 at 4:57 PM
    MikeyMcFly

    MikeyMcFly This is heavy, Doc.

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    Try doing two in a year. I didn’t find out the Mazda was a total loss until Day 23-24.

    I added the new car replacement option after the Tacoma and it paid big time. I ended up with MSRP+sales tax on the Mazda. They fought me on destination, and eventually settled for half but paid for the remote start I installed when I bought it. I think my net gain was like $4,500 or so. It was the only reason we could justify the JGC at the time. (No comments from the peanut gallery on that one).
     
  13. Apr 5, 2021 at 5:22 PM
    Pugga

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

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    My dad is a Chevy guy, I had one also and liked it well enough. For the half tons, I don’t like how the bow ties drive compared to the Fords. I wasn’t interested in buying a half ton Ram.
    When I started looking at 3/4 ton trucks, I still didn’t want a Ram at the time although after seeing and riding in one, i’m still not keen on the 6.4 with MDS but they ride nice and the interiors are nice as well. Initially, I bought a gasser. In that market, the Ford 6.2 had the Chevy 6.0 beat 6 ways to Sunday and I liked the Ford cabin better than the others. When it comes to a diesel, I’d gladly own a Duramax but I still like Ford’s cabin better and Ford’s diesel is the top of the food chain for power because, why not.
     
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    ABA180

    ABA180 It burns when I pee....

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    If I was going to go full size right now I'd go Ford.

    No need for a huge powerplant so that's the only real reason I would consider a Dodge.
    Like the Tundra but way expensive.
    Never again will I buy a GM as my daily after owning my 2006 Colorado.
     
  15. Apr 5, 2021 at 5:59 PM
    GarlicFarts

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    if I was buying a 1/2 I’d be in an f150 hands down. 1/4 If I had to do it again there’s a high chance I’d be in a ranger or frontier instead. Not a fan of the current offerings by Chebby. Hell if I had to buy a 1/4 again today knowing what I know now and having checked off the Tacoma on my bucket list I’d probably be in a used ranger or frontier.
     
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  16. Apr 5, 2021 at 6:20 PM
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    My parents had several Fords and they treated us well. They also had one GMC S15 Jimmy and that thing was awful, seemed like a new repair every couple weeks. So, that was strike one. It was a sample size of one so not fair to judge but it was always in the back of my mind. I later heard of a colleague who was stranded in Virginia because his Silverado blew the ECU at 20k, my cousin was on his third rear end in his 2500HD because the G80 locker grenaded two, so those situations didn't help their case as I was looking to replace my Tacoma.

    Strike two was the interior and exterior styling. I loved the way Super Duties looked ever since I was too young to drive so when they made the F-150 look more like them (prominent headlights, stepped window, stamped tailgate) I loved it. The newer GM truck interiors feel claustrophobic with poor visibility due to the short windows and high bed. The interiors also reminded me too much of my friend's mom's late 90s Grand Prix.

    The final strike was the drivetrain. I never liked the 5.3 a whole lot because to me it feels lazy. I drove a Ford 2.7 and it was a night and day comparison. At the time, a 6.2 or 3.5 Ecoboost weren't really considerations. I would still be happy with a 2.7 today except finding the options I wanted was nearly impossible so I took the engine I could get.

    I will say GM gives you more for your money. They have a lot on the LT trim that you need to jump to a Lariat to get in a Ford. Ford improved that a lot for 2021, but some things like 4 auto are still Lariat and up only while GM puts that on almost everything.

    I will also add that the Fords aren't perfect. I have had a few factory issues on both trucks right off the bat, and interior rattles/fit and finish can be annoying. I don't think GM is any better there but Toyota sure is. Despite that, I could see myself buying a third F150 eventually. The hybrid is very cool.
     
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  17. Apr 5, 2021 at 7:08 PM
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    Seeing how long I can keep stock(ish) OVTuned

    I'm the odd one out. Still have the Tacoma, but, it sat for a year.. just started driving it again last month(red truck needs oil change).
    She prefers the Tacoma over the Grand Cherokee, so, will likely just sell that when this is all over.

    But, I went back to the "devil I know", and bought another Frontier. Simple. Less stuff (gadgets) correct number of pedals:burnrubber:, reliable... built in the US..

    I've had plenty of oval and bowtie rides for work... they're all junk now. We had a fleet of ecoboost vans. We have 2 left. Tons of issues.
    Current Chevy got a new trans at 55k, and the new one is slipping, shift flare, blah blah at almost 90k. Constant vibration, rattling the shelves loose.

    With the most recent tune I loaded in the Tacoma, I don't mind driving it.
    But, overall, I'm not impressed. Its NICER than the my Frontier, but, not better.
    That being said, I'll keep both of these before I buy a newer "American Truck"
    If I NEEDED a full size, Titan or Tundra. Unless I needed something 3/4 -1ton.

    Besides, we all know bikes are better....:stirthepot:
    Definitely more fun...
     
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  18. Apr 6, 2021 at 5:01 AM
    deanosaurus

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    I'm making the rounds through the brands. So far the bowtie FUCKED me. Blue oval is still in orientation but it's promising so far.

    This I can confirm. My f150 drives much tighter and smoother than my Sierra did. One thing I will say.. I'm not 100% sold on this truck being aluminum. It does almost everything better than the Sierra except tow, and I think the weightless, aluminum rear end has something to do with it. But I'm also no longer on 10 ply tires, so when I change out my current OEM tires on the f150 to my 10ply Michelin LTX At2's I'll have to re-evaluate.
     
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  20. Apr 6, 2021 at 7:06 AM
    Pugga

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

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    When I still had my 150, I did feel like the back end was 'squishy'. I ended up putting Sumo Springs on the rear (like Timbrens, just an extended, load carrying bump stop) and also went to 20" wheels so I got a shorter sidewall. That made for a more comfortable towing experience although, mine was a '13 so prior to the aluminum body swap.
     
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