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Wisconsin Tacomas and bad financial advice

Discussion in 'Mid West' started by Thatbassguy, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. Mar 31, 2024 at 12:32 PM
    Thatbassguy

    Thatbassguy [OP] Sweet or sour?

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    Did you drive it?

    I'm curious what other people think about the turbo 4. Apparently it's not fast enough for some people. I didn't even know it was being marketed as a sport truck.
     
  2. Mar 31, 2024 at 12:49 PM
    Camerasandcoffee

    Camerasandcoffee 900hp short of 1000hp

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    Finally going through my photos. Ultimately I will put them up on a Google drive and share the link but here are a few.
    DJI_0006.jpg DJI_0017.jpg DJI_0023.jpg DSCF8212.jpg DSCF8234.jpg DSCF8264.jpg
     
  3. Mar 31, 2024 at 12:54 PM
    LarryDangerfield

    LarryDangerfield One Larry a day keeps the money away ™ Moderator

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    No but I definitely want to. Just for curiosity's sake and for no other reason
     
  4. Mar 31, 2024 at 12:59 PM
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    That's how they get ya!
     
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    Before the mother in law came over, I turned the lights and radio on in the garage, opened a few toolbox drawers then grabbed a pliers and started bending on a pc of scrap wire to make it look like I was doing something out here. :notsure:

    the-conners-john-goodman-motorcycle.jpg
     
  6. Mar 31, 2024 at 2:39 PM
    WiscoPat

    WiscoPat One does not simply purchase a Ridgeline

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    I'll personally never understand why speed is such a factor for some, when it comes to pick up trucks. I care about the utility and durability, not the 0 to 60 time. To each their own, I suppose.

    Oh, and happy Easter all!
     
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  7. Mar 31, 2024 at 2:45 PM
    WiscoPat

    WiscoPat One does not simply purchase a Ridgeline

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    @pearing just read through your updates, thanks for posting them!

    Glad you all had a fantastic time. Looking forward to stories and opportunities for...uh, "investing" into the damaged trucks.
     
  8. Mar 31, 2024 at 3:13 PM
    Thatbassguy

    Thatbassguy [OP] Sweet or sour?

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    The comments seem to be all over the place. I thought it felt great, personally. But, I was focused on torque and midrange power. I think that towing is where the extra power will be more noticeable.

    Based on a lot of the comments that keep popping up on the 4Runner forum about turbo engines in general, a lot of people don't seem to understand that these new turbo setups are designed to improve low end torque, not top end power.

    Either way, I guess I'm going to have to drive another one to get a better feel for it. For science.
     
  9. Mar 31, 2024 at 3:14 PM
    Pixeltim

    Pixeltim Misunderstood member

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    I mean… it’s a truck! If you want speed, there are many far better options.
     
  10. Mar 31, 2024 at 3:15 PM
    Pixeltim

    Pixeltim Misunderstood member

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    Right, then you’ll bring it home.
     
  11. Mar 31, 2024 at 3:17 PM
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    Thatbassguy [OP] Sweet or sour?

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    Doubtful. But, knowing me, I wouldn't say it's not possible. :anonymous:
     
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    Thatbassguy [OP] Sweet or sour?

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    Question for everyone who is running a fridge:

    Are you using a second battery specifically for the fridge and other things you don't want draining the starter battery?

    If so, do you have a way to charge it off the vehicle while it's running?

    I'm planning on getting a charger I can plug in when 120V power is available. And, I'll be using a solar panel as well. But, I wouldn't mind having it charge while I'm driving, also.

    The fridge is likely to be the only thing running on the battery most of the time. I might use it for an electric blanket, or other miscellaneous things occasionally.

    Am I over-thinking this?
     
  14. Mar 31, 2024 at 3:34 PM
    Pixeltim

    Pixeltim Misunderstood member

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    I merely know this from extensive personal experience. :anonymous:
     
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    I've done a few 3-5 day trips now with my 12v fridge and always just leave it running non stop in the truck bed plugged to the main battery.
    The fridge I have has auto shut off so it will never kill the battery, but I still carry a jump pack just in case.

    I drive the truck everyday during the trip so the fridge never runs more than 12 hours without the truck being run as well
     
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    LarryDangerfield One Larry a day keeps the money away ™ Moderator

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    I think many who care about 0-60 are someone like me, who are in a similar situation as me. I have the need for speed and would love a sports car for going fast and turning hard, but due to necessity/practicality can only have one vehicle so even though I make the smart choice of having a truck, said truck having sporty characteristics would be great.
     
  17. Mar 31, 2024 at 3:56 PM
    Pixeltim

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    So you're looking for a Raptor?
     
  18. Mar 31, 2024 at 4:00 PM
    LarryDangerfield

    LarryDangerfield One Larry a day keeps the money away ™ Moderator

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    Never. Ford is the leader in recalls and has horrendous reliability. I would need a second vehicle to drive when it was in the shop
     
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    Pixeltim

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    I'm so very glad to hear that! I've only owned one ford in my life, a 67 Mustang, it was a great car, but those were different days.
     
  20. Mar 31, 2024 at 4:11 PM
    Pixeltim

    Pixeltim Misunderstood member

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    Ya know, them be trucks, not boats!
    Just saying.
     

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