You are Unregistered, please register to use all of the features of FirearmsTalk.com!    
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > General Discussion Forums > The Club House >

Things that disturb us....!


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-17-2017, 03:11 PM   #801
JTJ
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
JTJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Lake Havasu,Arizona
Posts: 9,420
Liked 5232 Times on 2814 Posts
Likes Given: 1726

Default

Those jacked up 4x4 trucks made a good showing in Houston. Of course it was by drivers that actually used them. Mostly in Louisiana swamps. The Red Neck Army. The Aussies put snorkels on their 4x4 rigs.
https://www.maxim.com/rides/redneck-army-trucks-rescue-national-guard-2017-9
https://www.safari4x4.com.au/products
__________________
Patron Member NRA
"I would not be an old man if I had not been an armed young man." JTJ
I was taught to respect my elders but they are getting harder to find.
JTJ is offline  
5
People Like This 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2017, 10:27 PM   #802
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
kfox75's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Wrong side of the tracks, Erie PA,
Posts: 7,192
Liked 6966 Times on 3961 Posts
Likes Given: 32991

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Balota View Post
Ah, but you're missing the point. By jacking up an already tall truck you can ensure that (a) you can see over pretty much anything around you, and (b) no one can see past you (unless they're really low slung and can see under you!!!)
Not to mention the view from up there in the warmer months, when the college girls get out the convertibles.

Like gunman, i choose to drive a 3/4 ton truck, mine being a 91 Chevy with about 2 inches of lift in the front, and 3 in the back. i am also leasing a Hyundai Ellantra, and own motorcycles, the car to help build my credit up for a better rate when i buy a house (lease just shows payments made, not debt, so it looks better on a report), and the bikes because I enjoy them. The truck because it makes me money more often than not, as I use it to haul, tow, and plow.

i also feel far safer in my old, non-airbagged, no ABS, no Traction Control, truck, which I do take off road as well. And no, I don't count lawns and parking lots as off road. Same with the wife's Dakota, as I have been hit in a car, with a full size truck, said car being frame on body, and the truck tore the body off the frame. Not going to happen with the K2500 or that Dakota, as it would be a case of slide under my frame, or contact it, if hit by another light duty truck.

more often than not, my room mate uses the Ellantra to go to and from work, as he drives the furthest, and then he switches back to his Yukon in the winter. We have one car, one van (his girlfriend's), and 3 trucks, 2 of which can haul all 3 of our trailers, and one that we only tow the 7 x 12 2 gate ATV one. both the K2500 and the Yukon are used with the enclosed or the 22 foot car trailer.

now, i'm not saying that the Hyundai isn't safe, as my daughter walked away with a couple scrapes, bruises, and a broken wrist, when some one hit her Hyundai Accent with a minivan broadside at 40 MPH, when they ran a light, and even though the car was bad enough off to have to be taken away on a flat bed, the body structure left the cabin pretty much untouched. I have also seen it go the other way, and a friend's daughter died in WV 10 years ago, when her smaller car was hit by an Explorer, so I do get that it's when and what\how bad, not if, which is why I have owned trucks for the last 20 years instead of cars, for the most part, and most of my cars were former police cars\interceptors.

I'll gladly spend more for gas to keep me and mine safer out on the road.
__________________
Guns don't kill people. Blood loss and organ failure do.

I may live in the North, but I still uphold the Southern Values I was raised with.

lifetime member. NAHC, NRA, And SCOPE NY

If it's a nice enough day to wash the bike, it's d@mn well also a nice enough day to be riding it instead.
kfox75 is offline  
3
People Like This 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2017, 03:47 AM   #803
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Dallas53's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Deep Central East Texas
Posts: 6,236
Liked 8039 Times on 4404 Posts
Likes Given: 13731

Default

i'm just a huge fan of really tall lifted trucks. ever had to use a step ladder to get stuff our of the bed of your truck? buy a set of those high dollar tall tires that got ate up just cruising the paved roads? and once you start lifting a truck and putting really tall tires and such on them, components start wearing out quicker. and most people usually just lift a truck for looks, with little or no regard to upgrading the steering and braking systems to account for the lifted state of the truck and larger tires.

start lifting a truck and putting huge tires on it, and it ends up with the aerodynamics of a brick, which kills fuel mileage, not that most 4wd trucks started with any decent fuel mileage to begin with.

nope. those really tall lifted trucks are nothing but huge rolling money pits. BTDT, several times in the past.
__________________
Gone Back To The Woods!
Dallas53 is offline  
2
People Like This 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2017, 12:55 PM   #804
JTJ
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
JTJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Lake Havasu,Arizona
Posts: 9,420
Liked 5232 Times on 2814 Posts
Likes Given: 1726

Default

I had a lifted TJ with big tires for a while. I decided that crawling over big rocks was more nerve racking than fun when you are not rich.
__________________
Patron Member NRA
"I would not be an old man if I had not been an armed young man." JTJ
I was taught to respect my elders but they are getting harder to find.
JTJ is offline  
3
People Like This 
Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 02:29 AM   #805
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Trez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: 3-P
Posts: 4,428
Liked 1553 Times on 931 Posts
Likes Given: 1555

Default

I find 31" tires are just fine with me... My Wrangler with 33"s is a bit big but hopefully I wont have it too long...

All the autos I like are deathtraps so Ive pretty much accepted Ill probably be maimed or killed in a serious accident...

__________________
Quote:
...... I suffer from a very rare genetic defect that causes me to be sympathetic toward the International cause. There is no cure.
Trez is offline  
dango Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Does this not disturb people? BenLuby Politics, Religion and Controversy 20 10-14-2011 10:23 AM
can we talk about non-gun related things in this part? as_eye The Club House 5 01-27-2010 10:08 PM
15 things you should know about La Raza bkt Politics, Religion and Controversy 5 07-10-2008 07:46 PM