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post #31 of 39 Old 09-03-2019, 12:43 PM
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post #32 of 39 Old 09-03-2019, 10:40 PM
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We got the trucks too. Full size lifted diesels with wheel spacers making them 7'11 and 15/16 wide rollin' coal. All the sound of turbines and whistling and waste gates abruptly opening at every shift.

The red light behind my house is like the Christmas tree at the drag strip for these coal rollin' fools. Actually this fad seems to thankfully be fading out and there are fewer into this. For a while I was hoping diesel would reach $8 a gallon.
I often see the brodozers around here too. 3/4 ton diesels that likely start at $60k new before all of the goodies are added. I see them on the road and in parking lots but Iíve never witnessed how the drivers enter and exit the trucks. It would be interesting to watch. To me it seems counter intuitive to take a truck with gobs of torque for pulling and effectively neuter it by adding 50% more to the wheel/tire diameter. Not my taste but to each his own. Farkling is fun whether itís a bike, Jeep, truck, or whatever..
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I often see the brodozers around here too. 3/4 ton diesels that likely start at $60k new before all of the goodies are added. I see them on the road and in parking lots but Iíve never witnessed how the drivers enter and exit the trucks. It would be interesting to watch. To me it seems counter intuitive to take a truck with gobs of torque for pulling and effectively neuter it by adding 50% more to the wheel/tire diameter. Not my taste but to each his own. Farkling is fun whether itís a bike, Jeep, truck, or whatever..
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Isn't it also customary to put a 6 foot log jack across the hood to match the snorkel and carry a couple 5 gallon jerry cans because fuel stops in suburbia are sometimes a mile apart.

Around here lots of jeeper people with 40" mud tires, 8" lift, snorkel, 6 foot jack straped across the hood, roof rack, jerry cans, tube bumpers with winches and more shackles hanging off them than a 500T crane has on board. As you walk buy them you can see the frame is clean and obviously the vehicle has never even seen a gravel road.

My BIL is one of these douchers but in all fairness even w/o the jeep he's a monumental douche but thats a different story.
I used to drive my Volvo wagons up the most absurd 4wd roads in Colorado and Utah. Most people don’t know but all rwd Volvo’s have auto locker rear ends, fully locked under 5mph, making it possible to crawl up anything if you have clearance. I always loved the astonishment of the folks with the huge expensive trucks, it would blow their mind when I showed up at the top of a pass in my wagon.
Never got stuck, knowing the road is paramount however.

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post #35 of 39 Old 09-07-2019, 04:44 PM
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2004 Jeep Wrangler TJ as my daily driver for 3 years since purchase in 2016. It was low mileage, really clean and mostly stock.
Has been a good vehicle so far and filled the "always wanted a Jeep" itch.

I'm biased but it's the best lookIng Jeep at work out of 6 others (TJ, JK AND JL). Can't say it was a bad move. Not sure where the Jeep hate is coming from.

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post #36 of 39 Old 09-10-2019, 03:02 PM
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The CJ6 I owned had been modified a bit by the original owner. Full floating rear axle, bigger brakes, overdrive, Foldout windshield, extra 17 gallon gas tank under the body, roll bar and a metal roof.
I added the military 17 gallon gas tank under the driver seat and a roof mounted spare tire carrier.
Those new 4 door models look great. The classic style with plenty of room.
I see that there are various available tent tops for them too. But with little opportunity for camping anymore I don't lust for a new vehicle.
My aging 4 Runner will have to do.<img src="https://www.stromtrooper.com/images/StromTrooper_2015/smilies/tango_face_wink.png" border="0" alt="" title="Wink" class="inlineimg" />
What can year 4Runner? Last year I had to search like hell to find a 3rd gen, nice ones sell fast. I ended up a with a 2000 Limited with the factory locker, 203k miles and rust free from Colorado. It's still a baby though and I love it. I had a new 2014 FJ Cruiser that I ordered two weeks after they announced the end of sales. I traded it in because I got tired of a big payment but I'll away miss it. I love my 00 4Runner though!
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Mine is a 2001. 4WD. Just enough all electric stuff to make it comfy. No fancy seat adjustments though.
179K+ miles or there about. I'm surprised at how many are not 4WD.
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I love my CJ5. It's a blast on the fire roads.



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