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New England B.S. Thread

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

  1. Jun 22, 2021 at 6:06 AM
    jethro

    jethro Master Baiter

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    I don't miss working in the field for that reason. I was living in NH when most of our work was within the 128 belt of MA, so wakeup time was usually 3:45am. Then meet at the park and ride at 4:45 for a early ride to MA and be on the job for 5:45. But yes, the advantage was getting out early. Our crew usually only took one, very short lunch break at 10am, then we'd leave at 1:45. That's .

    Sounds like you didn't have your hitch in at the time? Probably best result but still sucks.
     
  2. Jun 22, 2021 at 7:11 AM
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    Hitch is there, didn't have anything in it but it's there. I haven't gotten underneath so far it looks straight
     
  3. Jun 22, 2021 at 7:23 AM
    Pugga

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

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    That's a big bummer!
     
  4. Jun 22, 2021 at 7:28 AM
    BigMacMcCoy

    BigMacMcCoy Cajun In Vienna

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    All the dumb choices in one vehicle
  5. Jun 22, 2021 at 8:29 AM
    crashngiggles

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    OH Crap Jay.....I'm sorry....that sucks
     
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  6. Jun 22, 2021 at 9:32 AM
    mach1man001

    mach1man001 [OP] eh whatever

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    I've been wanting to get lightly rear ended for years now (that doesn't sound good!). I've always wanted to get a high clearance bumper.
     
  7. Jun 22, 2021 at 9:49 AM
    Sloth

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    I was waiting for the same on my FJ. I did get rear ended at low speed (guy slid on snow into me), but really the hitch ball just destroyed his bumper and his hood pushed the rear door spare tire mount a little. Rear bumper was untouched. Lame.
     
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  8. Jun 22, 2021 at 10:13 AM
    Pugga

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    You know what I say, anything worth doing is worth overdoing! In keeping with that, I got a gentle nudge in the rear of the truck and ended up with a whole new truck! :thumbsup:
     
  9. Jun 22, 2021 at 10:40 AM
    GarlicFarts

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    They doing your frame? if not, I'd aim for a little bit more than a light tap! :rofl:

    My old mazda 3 - I had a receiver on it for a bike rack. Dude in a jetta rear ended me because he was putting on/taking off his boots after a snow storm (it was the day after it snowed overnight). I felt it, for sure. Dude's front end was smashed to bits, I'm sure some of the foam underneath took a hit but other than a damaged license plate light, I was good to go! Traded it in a year later anyway so I didn't care.
     
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  10. Jun 22, 2021 at 11:30 AM
    ABA180

    ABA180 It burns when I pee....

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    Or care

    Except it started rusting in 2016..haha

    Yup, same thing or they overbuy. Laugh as people will at my 2WD, 5 lug, power nothing truck I got a truck with under 7K miles and got as decent as I could for my trade in (didn't want to trade but I didn't need the risk of selling that POS private) for $200/60 at 0.9 interest.

    I was in no huge rush to pay mine off for those reasons, but we didn't do as well rate wise on the Rav4 (though we got the best one possible) so we just power pay on that.

    Now what about the ass beating you dispensed to the bellend who hit you?
     
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  11. Jun 22, 2021 at 12:39 PM
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    I don't think there's a single ding on my bumper, I really think I lucked out. Hoping the tailgate will just be buffed out

    Lol poor girl. Looking at report she was 22. Had scrubs so i think she was a UMass nursing student. She was apologetic. Clearly at fault. Her parents came and they were polite as well. She went through 2 red lights before that. Her outback was rough lol. New hood, grill, bumper, not sure what else lol. I think my lift was the perfect height to reduce the impact
     
  12. Jun 22, 2021 at 4:26 PM
    CttAznRanger

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    Alright y’all, I need some input from everyone.

    I got new-to-me sliders and they have minor surface rust. Should I take em apart, grind it down and paint them back up, or just say screw it and put em on.

    Second, I got a 4’ firestik I ended up mounting onto a CaliRaisedLED bed accessory mount. Ended up taking a highway trip, and the mount ended up bending out a bit. Any ideas on how to prevent that, besides removing it entirely? The only think I can think of is to get a 102” whip antenna with a clip to hold on down when I plan on going on highway trips. Thoughts?
     
  13. Jun 22, 2021 at 4:35 PM
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    I'm just going putting this here for FYI.


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  14. Jun 22, 2021 at 5:18 PM
    Chasespeed

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    Sliders... I'd clean them up. I did for the ones on the Nissan. And will for whatever I find for the Tacoma.

    Antenna mount... did 5k+ with a Rago mount, and no issues...
    I also have my firestick one quick release mount.... for anywhere low clearance...

    And speaking of clearance... increasing the clearance under the TRD in the near future(when all parts arrive, all ordered today). Not much... but, the couple road trips it was used for.... too much bumps too contact....

    Just need a set if Sliders, and a little more skidplate
     
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  15. Jun 22, 2021 at 5:32 PM
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    I hear that!


    Well that sucks!

    By the sound of it maybe she should invest in some driving lessons?

    Clean them and paint them 1st. If you don't you'll be kicking yourself later!
    As for the antenna, the 1st thing to do is ditch the 4 footer and get yourself a 3ft one. The 4 feet it too long and puts too much leverage on the mount. 2nd thing is to get a flexible antenna (they are lighter too) like a Firestick Firefly or a Wilson Flex. After that just bend the mount back and enjoy.
     
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  16. Jun 22, 2021 at 5:56 PM
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    Take you time, clean them up, and make them like new. You know that you are not taking your truck offroad soon, so do it right the first time. You will be kicking yourself in the ass if your didn't. Get yourself a 3 foot firestick with a quick disconnect.

    What @mach1man001 said
     
  17. Jun 22, 2021 at 6:20 PM
    CttAznRanger

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    I might get a Rago mount then. Do you ever drive with the firestick on the highway?
    Not entirely sure which one I have. @fatfurious2 which antenna was it?

    Are there any super strong mounts that mount by the passenger taillight? I would do one on the bed rails, but the diamondback cover says no.
    So, what’s the exact difference between a 3’ and a 4’ stick? Is it just a small change in distance due to the height?


    But would anybody even entertain the idea of that 102” antenna with a clip to hold it down?

    Seems like there is the consensus to clean and re-paint the sliders.
     
  18. Jun 22, 2021 at 6:26 PM
    fatfurious2

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    You have this one:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000X3EOUG/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8

    I used a mount made by @Shmellmopwho . It was his personal mount, that I had needed in a hurry. Im sure he could make you one of equal strength (and youd be supporting a TW member)
     
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    @CttAznRanger yep. Just shy of 5k @ 70+

    Mine is a firefly as well.
     
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  20. Jun 22, 2021 at 6:39 PM
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    Oh crap. That sucks. Sounds like it isn’t too bad though.
     
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