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Old 08-07-2012, 02:08 PM   #51
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We moved here from Chicago. I'm well aware of how just a couple of snow and salt winters destroy vehicles. I just replaced my Air Shocks that I put on back in 1995. I did it with a Crescent wrench.

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We moved here from Chicago. I'm well aware of how just a couple of snow and salt winters destroy vehicles. I just replaced my Air Shocks that I put on back in 1995. I did it with a Crescent wrench.
Congrats. Glad to see you mad it out of that hell hole. Did you drive it in the winter?
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2003 chevy silverado x-cab z71.

Reason, i like chevy trucks. Ford still doesnt have a decent 4wd system neither does dodge. Both ford and dodge i feel like im constantly having to fight to keep them between the lines. I dont find either pleasent or easy to drive. I detest the interiors and seats and control layouts of both dodge and ford trucks.

I dont care if satan himself rises up from the depths and takes over gm so long as they produce a comfortable powerful easy to drive and operate vehicle.

As for foreign trucks none of them offer a good v8 motor.

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Congrats. Glad to see you mad it out of that hell hole. Did you drive it in the winter?
This truck I drive all year round. I bought it here. It has never seen Illinois, and never will. I've never had a car last in Illinois, except for my Vette. And that only got driven in the Summer. I sold it when we moved out here. I purchased both my truck, and my wife's 1991 Mustang when we moved to Arizona back in 91.
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2008 Chevy 3500HD LTZ Dually Crew Cab with the Allison/Duramax combo. Got it for pulling our trailer and I feel like a king driving it. I love the Duramax and can't ever see a reason to go back to a gasser.

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1998 Chevrolet S 10
Regular cab shortbed.
It's in rough shape. Want a new truck.
I sure miss my beat up ol s10. Great little truck. My friends named her the rock and roll truck of satanic glory.
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When I was looking for something newer I was considering toyota and ford trucks,one of the delivery driver services guys we use to deliver materials said they drive Toyota trucks and that they run almost forever,said they had a tundra that finally **** out after 600,000 miles
I love toyotas. This is my second Tacoma. Before I had a 97 Tacoma xcab. I bought that with 60k on it, drove it to 180k without any problems whatsoever. Should have never got rid of it. I have had everything with the exception of any GM product, because, well frankly I don't like them. I just had a ranger that crapped out, so I finally got to buy a new Toyota.
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Wife's truck: 1997 Dodge Dakota club cab, 4X4, 318, auto, sport trim. Picked it up for $500 due to the last owner wrecking it, went over the mechanicals and did the bodywork over the winter. Her 41st birthday present. No pictures as of yet for either truck. Soon.

My truck: 1991 Ford f-150, Standard cab, 4.9 litre I-6, 5 speed, long bed, 4X2. She bought it to replace the mini van I always got stuck with whenever she stole my explorer. This one is my parts runner and work truck.198 k on it, new clutch in '07, tune up, brakes, and tires are all we had to put into it since. I need to do some body work on it, but already have most of the needed panels. When I have them I'll get started on that. Does everthing I need it to do as is. You're right Downsouth, you just can't beat those inline sixes for towing.

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1994 Toyota 4 banger pickup:

Lock Right lockers.
Headers and cat back system.
Line-X bed liner.
Demountable 6,000 pound winch.
Tweaked engine control module.

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I've driven beater trucks all my life, my last one an '82 S-10 that I squeezed 378,000 miles out of (rebuilt almost everything over the years I had it except the transmission and rear end).
Having officially entered geezerdom, and recieving an inheritance in 2007, I figured it's time to have some comfort.
Me: 2007 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab. 5.3 V-8, 4WD, Z-71 off road package, towing package, every option available except sunroof. The dealer had to bring it in from another state, said he never sold one that loaded before. Leer fiberglas topper, GM Performance cat-back free flow exhaust and GM cold air intake. I'm worth it, dagnab it!

Wife: 2007 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Crew Cab, Duramax/Allison power (for towing the horse trailer), 4WD, Z-71 off road package, heavy duty towing package, every option available. No topper, installed a drop-down gooseneck ball hitch (not 5th wheel) to pull the trailer.

My project truck, that used to be one of my daily drivers, now dead, is an 88 F-150 w/302 V-8 and 5 speed manual. When I retire in a couple of years that is going to be my hot rod project. Really want a 85 or so Mustang, but sometimes ya gotta work with what ya have.

Almost forgot the "why" part. We have a small farm and need to haul and tow stuff. It's on a dirt road that after a tropical storm or two gets dicey to drive a 2WD vehicle on.
And with grandkids the crewcab part comes in handy.

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