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Greg Nichols
05-17-2019, 01:31 PM
Here you see Black Violence and The War Horse together, calmly in their stables.
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callmebubba
05-17-2019, 01:53 PM
I’m not as good with clever names but I do love the truck I have now. It has semi aggressive tires because it does regularly see mud (not an asphalt angel) and a grill guard because I hit 3 deer in the first 3 months I owned it.
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Greg Nichols
05-17-2019, 01:56 PM
Oh I dig that jeep in the background. Truck is bad ass as well.

Marco Innocenti
05-17-2019, 04:08 PM
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2006 Tacoma 4x4
2018 2SS Camaro Convertible

callmebubba
05-17-2019, 06:21 PM
Oh I dig that jeep in the background. Truck is bad ass as well.

It’s a well done Jeep for being in a part of the country we’re in. He got it so he could stop having to drive his asphalt angel on rainy days.

apamburn
05-17-2019, 06:51 PM
92 XJ. I'm not much of a fan of the color but it was like that when I bought it. Lifted, locked rear diff. Gets me where I need to go.

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steve_k
05-17-2019, 07:01 PM
From back in the day, around 1992 or so.... my 80 Toyota 4x4.

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Hypnotoad
05-18-2019, 02:13 AM
Not as sexy as the previous vehicles but it gets me to work at over 60 miles per gallon and it will do 80 miles per hour.

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Travlin
05-18-2019, 05:08 AM
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#Blackbikesmatter

:cheers:

M1A's r Best
05-18-2019, 05:18 AM
This picture was taken just to show the difference light angle/intensity makes in the color on my Coupe. The paint is called Interlagos Yellow. At the time I got it the dealership took some time to find/obtain one with the color/options/package. They tried to talk me into a different color. My response was, "I'll bet I can get a yellow Camaro." The backtracked and told me they could find one, just give them a few more days.

They called a couple days later and told me they'd located one but I would need to come down to the dealership and pay a deposit on it to show I was serious about it so they could then get the dealer that had the car to "trade" it to them and get it delivered to them so I could pick it up. The wouldn't tell me where it was.

When they called to tell me it was in and ready to pickup I went down to get it. The sales manager walked in and told me why they had trouble finding one. He told me it was one of only two cars with the color and options package sitting on dealers lots east of the Mississippi. In the years since I've seen two others in that color but can't speak about the options/package.

Genesis Coupe, 3.8 Trak with the 3.8 V6 and 6 speed manual transmission. I still find it fun to drive, 8 years later. Lots of fun.

https://i.imgur.com/TtEHGRXl.jpg

SEANSTRAIT
05-19-2019, 04:51 PM
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2019 F350KR and Grand Designs Reflection. Bought them both this week while taking a month sabbatical from work. Loving the mountains but it's COLD!

callmebubba
05-20-2019, 04:52 AM
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2019 F350KR and Grand Designs Reflection. Bought them both this week while taking a month sabbatical from work. Loving the mountains but it's COLD!
Same reason I got my 350 (18 Platinum). Been full timing it in the camper for 14 months now, through two PA winters. It gets easier every time; only had my water freeze up for a little while on 2 occasions this year. Lol
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Papa
05-20-2019, 02:34 PM
New to me today:

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And the Disco Panda:

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COG
05-21-2019, 11:23 AM
Latest chariot, aka "geeserglide"... 2018 Roadglide Ultra...

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kssoftwareman
05-21-2019, 02:31 PM
Callmebubba my bride and I have been thinking about possibly selling our home and hitting the road. We are 70 and in good health. Why did you take to the highway?

callmebubba
05-21-2019, 02:52 PM
Callmebubba my bride and I have been thinking about possibly selling our home and hitting the road. We are 70 and in good health. Why did you take to the highway?

Transient construction worker. It made sense at the time because the job I have was never supposed to stay stationary for this long (26 months in one location now, 14 of it in the camper). In retrospect I could have saved money to rent a house but my situation is completely different than yours. It’s just me (I’m not quite 30) and a corgi so space isn’t an issue. It would NOT have worked for me and my ex-wife but I had a neighbor last year who had a wife and 3 kids in one slightly smaller than mine who were happy as could be.
I am not a minimalist and did not take a minimalist approach when I bought it. It’s 37’ long + the nose, leather recliners, residential refrigerator, king size bed, 50” TV, etc. A friend did the opposite, bought a used, 30’ bumper pull that he could pay cash for and only lasted 4 months. Now he swears living in a camper is terrible.
It’s not for everyone but in my little niche of the world it’s the general standard of living and most prefer it to moving in and out of rent houses/ apartments (myself included).

kssoftwareman
05-21-2019, 03:31 PM
Very interesting and this really makes sense for your situation. I like your approach as a non minimalist. Thanks for the explanation. Live well.

Brightlightman
05-27-2019, 04:04 PM
Maybe too grayman, lol? That pelican case is cabled in securely behind the seats. The AK is my current truck gun (took a class with Randy Harris with it), but I almost always have an AR pistol/Stakeout/PDW in the front with me.

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Nanuk
02-19-2020, 12:28 PM
592701972 Dodge W200 Power wagon. 2002 5.9 Magnum, lockers front and rear, and nice big BFG's.....

Eldora
02-19-2020, 01:07 PM
59271My 2001 Super Duty. Bought it new with the 7.3. Has 135K on it now.

Greg Nichols
02-19-2020, 01:19 PM
Latest chariot, aka "geeserglide"... 2018 Roadglide Ultra...

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That's not a bike, that's a 2 wheeled Winnebago.

MesserMan
03-13-2020, 08:34 AM
War Machine:

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paknheat
03-14-2020, 05:48 AM
Question for yall driving the F-350s.

Are yall using gas or diesel?

What kind of fuel mileage are you getting?


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BarnStorm
03-14-2020, 09:04 PM
Question for yall driving the F-350s.

Are yall using gas or diesel?

What kind of fuel mileage are you getting?


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I have a gas (6.2L) F250 that I purchased new about a year ago. Its all stock with no lift kit or oversized tires or anything. I get 12.5-12.9 around town and 14.5-15.5 on the interstate.

paknheat
03-15-2020, 05:40 AM
I have a gas (6.2L) F250 that I purchased new about a year ago. Its all stock with no lift kit or oversized tires or anything. I get 12.5-12.9 around town and 14.5-15.5 on the interstate.

My wife & I are going to be in the market for a larger truck soon, thank you for your input.


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JJ1
03-15-2020, 08:14 AM
Have an older Chevy K3500, dual wheel.
Using the diesel Duramax with the Allison transmission.
It is a 2003 and running great.
Adjusted the chip with a programmer and getting 16 MPG around town and 18-20 on the highway.

coastalcop
03-15-2020, 09:41 AM
Getting anywhere traveling light.


Getting there with a purpose ;)

Getting anywhere and staying for a bit

callmebubba
03-15-2020, 10:11 AM
Question for y’all driving the F-350s.

Are y’all using gas or diesel?

What kind of fuel mileage are you getting?


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Diesel, on 35x12.50 tires I was around 14.5 average (highway and city). Did some minor exhaust modifications to free it up and jumped to nearly 18. Bumped tire size to 37’s and now I’m at 15.5. But it looks really cool and still puts enough power to the ground to pull anything other than a commercial trailer.
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paknheat
03-15-2020, 11:18 AM
Have an older Chevy K3500, dual wheel.
Using the diesel Duramax with the Allison transmission.
It is a 2003 and running great.
Adjusted the chip with a programmer and getting 16 MPG around town and 18-20 on the highway.

My wife is leaning towards a Chevy.


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paknheat
03-15-2020, 11:18 AM
Diesel, on 35x12.50 tires I was around 14.5 average (highway and city). Did some minor exhaust modifications to free it up and jumped to nearly 18. Bumped tire size to 37s and now Im at 15.5. But it looks really cool and still puts enough power to the ground to pull anything other than a commercial trailer.
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Very nice looking rig .


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Marco Innocenti
05-14-2020, 02:55 PM
Little addition to the battle wagon; 06 Toyota Tacoma 4x4:

Representing deep behind enemy lines, in the SF Bay Area.

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The stickers are straight. The latch on the shell has gone crooked over the years/miles.

HeavySmoke
06-18-2020, 05:04 PM
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My newest acquisition.

coastalcop
06-22-2020, 04:20 AM
Went a different route and sold my TJ Rubicon. Wanted something that would tow the boat without issue and ran into this. Still needs a little work , but its coming along nicely. 02 silverado reg cab with 5.3 v8 and custom camper. The original builder used it to explore the arctic circle and lived in it for about 6 months up there. No rust , but rewiring the camper and catching up with fluids, belts, etc

michael
06-22-2020, 01:25 PM
That's nice!

45Smashemflat
06-22-2020, 02:18 PM
Very cool, would like to see some details on the camper.

coastalcop
06-23-2020, 04:24 AM
Very cool, would like to see some details on the camper.

Teaching today, but will get more pics up in a bit. In a nutshell, the original builder took a tool bed and expanded it. Welding aluminum to raise the height, then a popup system that raises overall interior height to around 6'2". has bed frame that folds up to a couch, 20 gal water tank (both manual and electric pump), twin solar panels on the roof (one had an indicent with a tree, going to replace both). The panels feed a solar controller that in turn feeds the LED lighting and charges two deep cycle batteries. He had a 1750w inverter hooked up as well, but Im going a different route. Stove is moveable coleman propane and is fed by a big bottle in one of the tool cabinets. I will be putting in the cartridge type chemical toilet, and might plumb the sink line for an external shower.

While not as offroad capable as my rubicon was, this gives me a lot more to work with in a package not too much larger than the two door TJ.

45Smashemflat
06-23-2020, 02:16 PM
I'm digging that! Very cool set up description.

buddy357
07-10-2020, 05:22 PM
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paknheat
07-25-2020, 04:19 PM
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200725/1b1bdcffc68999be1d10b8e47fd1a16c.jpg

I want one of these.


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alex v
08-02-2020, 07:07 PM
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Where I'm going, I don't need roads.

coastalcop
08-14-2020, 09:30 AM
The bullfrog led me to build this one..

USN-PO2
08-15-2020, 01:54 PM
Just a basic Dakota with a 4.7

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Arizonanative1957
09-14-2020, 05:46 PM
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coastalcop
09-15-2020, 04:33 AM
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How are the roads? Way were going, we dont need roads ;)

907Thunder
12-01-2020, 09:33 PM
MMMMMM C170...If I had the coin I would want a 185

mike28w
12-02-2020, 07:07 PM
?? 180 ?? (You'll need a lot of coin for a 185.)

steve_k
12-02-2020, 07:10 PM
Plane camping? Damn, that could be fun!

Papa
05-24-2021, 05:12 AM
Any recommendations for an electric ATV? Just started researching. I need 4WD and enough power and clearance for moderately rough trails, but don't need or want a sidebyside, just the ability to carry a chainsaw, hatchet, shovel and a couple of long guns.

And it needs to be vewy, vewy quiet.

SoCal1
05-24-2021, 06:34 AM
Any recommendations for an electric ATV? Just started researching. I need 4WD and enough power and clearance for moderately rough trails, but don't need or want a sidebyside, just the ability to carry a chainsaw, hatchet, shovel and a couple of long guns.

And it needs to be vewy, vewy quiet.

I need something quiet to deal with predators and thieves. Looking at these online:

https://www.drrusa.com/evsafari-4x4

The nearest dealer is a couple hours from me and does not have the 4x4 model in stock yet. As soon as they do I am going to go take a look.

coastalcop
07-01-2021, 10:31 AM
Well Bullfrog 1 led me to bullfrog v2 the f250 I posted earlier. Did everything I could to make it an Excursion, with a passthrough to the bedcap, camping system, electric cooler, all I could think of.

Then Truck prices for lendable trucks went crazy (those with low enough age and mileage). For shits and grins I filed and got a few offers for my truck. HOLY SMOKES! So when you are offering me a few thousand more than I paid for it new, Im going to sell. So sell I did!

With the additional funds from the sale, (and the recoup of funds already paid against the loan balance) I figured I would go to the source and find an Excursion. I didnt want the 5.4 v8 or the 6.0 powerstroke so that left the 7.3 powerstroke or the 6.8 v10. Looking around a 1000 mile area couldnt find a 7.3 with under 260k miles and under 15K dollars (those things are holding their value), But a lot of searching (and getting screwed on a 02 v10 with 80k miles) finally led me to this one....Bullfrog 3.0 .

2001 excursion v10 4x4 , spent the first 10 months of its life in Connecticut and the remainder in El Paso. No rust, the prior owner had all service and repairs done at the stealership, and it looks like they took him for everything but blinker fluid. So my next build starts. Electric cooler in place of the center console, pull out third row seats, and 60% of second row (empty nester) , build a sleeping platform, scavenge as much of drawer system as possible from 2.0 build, add solar to the hood, and the new war wagon is progressing nicely.

Nice to start out with more room than you need!!! With the sleeping platform I can stretch my arms over my head and not hit the conventional cooler at the rear doors (Im 6'3" for reference)

I still have to have our k9 unit run the dogs over it given the amount of time it spent in El Paso and the natural voids that exist in this platform. I also expect to be singled out for additional screening any time I come back from my place in Terlingua.

Dorkface
07-01-2021, 11:20 AM
I miss my Excursion.... bad. It was a '02. 7.3 with 320k on it. Couldn't afford to keep dropping a few grand into it every couple of months. Now i have an f150. Its ok.

coastalcop
07-01-2021, 12:09 PM
I miss my Excursion.... bad. It was a '02. 7.3 with 320k on it. Couldn't afford to keep dropping a few grand into it every couple of months. Now i have an f150. Its ok.

Yep on of the things I did before pulling the trigger was to go to Rock auto and price everything but the diffs, engine, and transmission (tranny recently replaced with ford reman) total was around 4k, and the cal van repair if it ever throws a plug is pretty easy. Besides the fact it already has new injectors, plugs, coils, ac delco battery, like I said the stealership took him for everything but the battery. Heck I pulled the auto lock hubs off the front because I prefer manual hubs and they , the bearings, and the axle looked new. Dry climates and regular maint help a ton

Papa
07-01-2021, 01:00 PM
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Resurrected yesterday.

Travlin
07-01-2021, 04:40 PM
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Resurrected yesterday.

Now THAT'S styling!
I love the old heavy metal.

steve_k
07-01-2021, 05:53 PM
For those who might know the Midway & Rosecrans / Sports Arena area of San Diego, you know what kind of low life creatures frequent the area...

Saw a pimp backhand one of his ho's in one of those. I was picking up lunch and cruising up and down a few one way streets to get there... On one street I saw a pro walking down the street, then on another I saw Kid Rock and some chick in the caddy. As I was leaving I see Kid Rock pull up to the girl I saw walking earlier, he leans over the other girl and pulls his ho in to the car, back hands her, she sits back up, and they all drive away as one big happy family. At first I was in shock, then I couldn't stop laughing.

Chariots of Whore.

hawk9506
07-02-2021, 09:44 AM
61686. 1997 F-250 Diesel. Totally Stock. Its a reliable mule.

Winchester67
07-02-2021, 03:28 PM
Here is the best part of my favorite Chariot...favorite of the current stable, anyway.

62-10
07-02-2021, 03:37 PM
Here is the best part of my favorite Chariot...favorite of the current stable, anyway.

Now that looks like fun!

Dorkface
07-02-2021, 04:44 PM
Here is the best part of my favorite Chariot...favorite of the current stable, anyway.

Ford 5.0. What is it in?

Papa
07-02-2021, 04:46 PM
Pretty sure I know the answer to that one--something to do with a snake.

Dorkface
07-02-2021, 04:50 PM
Pretty sure I know the answer to that one--something to do with a snake.

Maybe. 302 conversions and create motors have been done to many things.

Papa
07-02-2021, 04:58 PM
Maybe. 302 conversions and create motors have been done to many things.

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Betting it's this one.

Winchester67
07-02-2021, 05:41 PM
You are correct! The Backdraft Cobra, factory built in South Africa. A 50th birthday present from my long suffering wife. She likes convertibles but would not get on the back of my motorcycle. So this is the compromise machine. I was riding less and less since she would not go with me, so after 30 accident free years on two wheels I gave my Harley to my brother and settled in for a four wheeled motorcycle! A 345 horse 302...big fun.

Winchester67
07-02-2021, 05:50 PM
No windows, no roof, no heater, no radio. The side pipes and the five speed Tremec provide the soundtrack.

coastalcop
07-03-2021, 05:01 AM
No windows, no roof, no heater, no radio. The side pipes and the five speed Tremec provide the soundtrack.

Sex on four wheels ! I always loved the cobras but the XO likes a top and heat/ac so I have the MUCH slower Miata RF. Still a ton of fun though and great lines , though I almost called and pulled the trigger on this

https://www.cardealfinder.com/autos/ferrari/250/1978-ferrari-250-gto-tribute-red-75920.html

Dorkface
07-03-2021, 07:22 AM
That's awesome Winchester67. Very cool.

Winchester67
07-06-2021, 05:58 AM
Thanks! That Alpha GTO looks like a lot of fun for the money. It it was built by Alpha, that is worth a look. Kits vary so much in quality/assembly...most of them are worthy of the crappy reputation that kit cars have, but some are really worthwhile. I looked at a Cobra built by a retired engineer that was flawless...and 50 others that I would not drive around the block. But a factory built car, that is a horse of a different color.

One of the things to check for is the wiring. A lot of times it is out of sight, and a home built car can have some pretty slipshod work because of that. Here is a picture of the wiring on my Backdraft. Factory built by people that care!

M1A's r Best
07-07-2021, 05:00 AM
Traded off the 2014 Expedition LE Limited (I like to have lots of room to carry stuff/people) on a new F250 crew cab long bed 4WD. Not real fancy, but I'm liking it. Got the LineX spray in bed lines and undercoating. Just got the interior stain/wear resistant treatment done. Looking for a topper/camper shell and considering options/cost.

Took it on a break in road trip last weekend. Thirteen and a half mpg going up to the mountains. Sixteen and seven tenths mpg coming back. Hell, my old Chevy did really good to bet 17 mpg on the same roads coming back from WV. I'm feeling better about this big sucker with almost 400 hp and over 400 lb/ft of torque. Got the off road package so it's up a bit, bigger tires, skid plates, etc. It also had the snow plow package so it's got the 240 amp alternator and two big batteries under the hood. I really like all the door pocket storage. No problem getting the flashlight and two double magazine pouches in the bottom pocket and still have room left for the charger cables, knife, tire pressure gauge, cinnamon gum and a water bottle. Smaller pocket above it for other stuff.

Not something intended for tight trails. My front carport is 23 ft. long. It barely fits with just inches left under the roof front and back.

Just found out last night it's got a 48 gallon gas tank. Missed that earlier as it's not specifically listed on the window sticker as it's standard on the long bed crew cab trucks.

Good thing it's got the running boards. Helps us old folks get in/out.

https://i.imgur.com/JlBGlmUl.jpg

Takes up more than it's share of the front carport. Have to park over near the center or the roof would scrape. Gotta be a good way to raise the carport up a foot or so.

https://i.imgur.com/7MKbMO7l.jpg

coastalcop
07-07-2021, 09:02 AM
quick trick, there is a hidden latch on the rear seat drivers side. There are kits available to make it an access pull latch like the passenger side, but I just used a piece of discrete paracord. Gives you a great and relatively hidden place to store BOB , truck gun , etc.

UNO
03-18-2022, 07:14 PM
Traded my rav4 prime in the other week. Just got the ppf, tires replaced, and ceramic tint finished up, today.
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Papa
08-07-2022, 01:07 PM
If the X3 is ever released from dealer shop hell, so that it can either be sold or shot, we'll need a replacement for the XO's daily commute: a reasonably priced SUV with AWD, mileage in the mid-20s to low 30s, decent performance and cargo space, and the legs (and comfort) for an extended road trip.

F*** anything European. And I already have a largish US SUV and a full-sized US crew cab pickup which are more than satisfactory.

Any love for the Hyundai Tucson? Any other suggestions?

No tiny cars please. I gotta drive this thing, too.

Faramir2
08-07-2022, 01:22 PM
If the X3 is ever released from dealer shop hell, so that it can either be sold or shot, we'll need a replacement for the XO's daily commute: a reasonably priced SUV with AWD, mileage in the mid-20s to low 30s, decent performance and cargo space, and the legs (and comfort) for an extended road trip.

F*** anything European. And I already have a largish US SUV and a full-sized US crew cab pickup which are more than satisfactory.

Any love for the Hyundai Tucson? Any other suggestions?

No tiny cars please. I gotta drive this thing, too.My mom's Honda Pilot is the bee's knees, for efficiency, space, driveability, and handling. If I had to drive an SUV, I could live with one of those.

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extremist
08-07-2022, 01:40 PM
If the X3 is ever released from dealer shop hell, so that it can either be sold or shot, we'll need a replacement for the XO's daily commute: a reasonably priced SUV with AWD, mileage in the mid-20s to low 30s, decent performance and cargo space, and the legs (and comfort) for an extended road trip.

F*** anything European. And I already have a largish US SUV and a full-sized US crew cab pickup which are more than satisfactory.

Any love for the Hyundai Tucson? Any other suggestions?

No tiny cars please. I gotta drive this thing, too.
LOVE my 2020 Kia Sorento EX which followed up my 2105 Sorent EX. It's the twin of the Hyundai Sante Fe. The smaller Hyundai Tuscon is the twin of the Kia Sportage. All great vehicles.

62-10
08-07-2022, 01:42 PM
If the X3 is ever released from dealer shop hell, so that it can either be sold or shot, we'll need a replacement for the XO's daily commute: a reasonably priced SUV with AWD, mileage in the mid-20s to low 30s, decent performance and cargo space, and the legs (and comfort) for an extended road trip.

F*** anything European. And I already have a largish US SUV and a full-sized US crew cab pickup which are more than satisfactory.

Any love for the Hyundai Tucson? Any other suggestions?

No tiny cars please. I gotta drive this thing, too.

I suggest the 2019 & later Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk with the 3.2 V6. Comfortable, capable, & decent enough fuel economy, given what it is. Trailhawk gets upgraded suspension, protection plates, dual range transfer case, & locking rear diff, among other things.

steve_k
08-07-2022, 07:22 PM
Added a new to me 2003 Jeep Wrangler to the stable a few weeks ago. When I was in CA back in May for a funeral and gun run I saw that my mom still had her '03 TJ thats been sitting since she bought a newer Rubicon back around 2010/2011. So she offered it to me at a good price and and started making plans to get the service up to date and take the time off for another road trip. Finally got things in play and headed for San Diego on July 7th to visit family, friends, and pick up my new ride. Had a great time, enjoyed lots of good mexican food, and had a great road trip through CA, NV, OR, and WA... And of course I was rolling dirty in CA.


2003 Jeep Wrangler TJ, 2.4L, 5spd 4WD, with about 194k on it after getting it home. Had a 2.5" lift put on it before picking it up, as well as a fresh timing belt, oil change, and I think just about all the fluids changed. Since getting it home I have given it a good scrub down inside and out, removed the carpet, seats, and interior for additional scrubbing, replaced the top/door skins, and started ordering tons of used parts off eBay for the things that are to far past a good cleaning.


Cottonwood Charcoal Kilns, somewhere outside of Lone Pine, CA.
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Greg Nichols
09-28-2022, 12:05 AM
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My new addition.

RedLeg0811
09-28-2022, 08:07 AM
I'll have to post pictures later.

I have a 70 bronco. It has been sitting for over a year as I went to replace the headers because they were leaking where they met the pipes and nothing I did would seal them up. The company that I wanted headers from finally is getting them ordered. It is a small mom and pop shop and their vender raised the min order since the headers are custom. I should have headers in a month.

currently have a 2012 F350 diesel, but will be selling or trading it soon. We had been looking at truck campers for a while and finally decided to order a dually so that it carried the weight better. Ordered the dually F-350 with a whole bunch of doodads in the beginning of Feb. They just started building it this week Sept 26th. Couple things I am really looking forward to are the adaptive cruise control and the camera system.

The camper we bought the end of Feb.

coastalcop
09-28-2022, 10:14 AM
I'll have to post pictures later.

I have a 70 bronco. It has been sitting for over a year as I went to replace the headers because they were leaking where they met the pipes and nothing I did would seal them up. The company that I wanted headers from finally is getting them ordered. It is a small mom and pop shop and their vender raised the min order since the headers are custom. I should have headers in a month.

currently have a 2012 F350 diesel, but will be selling or trading it soon. We had been looking at truck campers for a while and finally decided to order a dually so that it carried the weight better. Ordered the dually F-350 with a whole bunch of doodads in the beginning of Feb. They just started building it this week Sept 26th. Couple things I am really looking forward to are the adaptive cruise control and the camera system.

The camper we bought the end of Feb.

Its the ACC and tech stuff that is holding up the final assembly. Lots of folks i know have been getting calls from Ford saying they could speed up delivery dates if they accepted fewer options on the order (possibly to be updated as computers came in). This was over the last 6 months or so, perhaps they are catching up now.

Knowledge
09-28-2022, 11:42 AM
I have a 70 bronco. It has been sitting for over a year as I went to replace the headers because they were leaking where they met the pipes and nothing I did would seal them up. The company that I wanted headers from finally is getting them ordered. It is a small mom and pop shop and their vender raised the min order since the headers are custom. I should have headers in a month.


Nothing beats the old bobcat bronco IMHO...

RedLeg0811
10-03-2022, 08:48 AM
Coastal,

Yeah I agree with you about the chips.

Knowledge, Yeah I do like my classic bronco and it will be nice to have it running again.

UNO
10-06-2022, 02:32 AM
Had it for a month and a half and love it, but want more speed/power. Trading for an ev6 GT when they drop.
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psalms23dad
10-06-2022, 04:58 AM
If the X3 is ever released from dealer shop hell, so that it can either be sold or shot, we'll need a replacement for the XO's daily commute: a reasonably priced SUV with AWD, mileage in the mid-20s to low 30s, decent performance and cargo space, and the legs (and comfort) for an extended road trip.

F*** anything European. And I already have a largish US SUV and a full-sized US crew cab pickup which are more than satisfactory.

Any love for the Hyundai Tucson? Any other suggestions?

No tiny cars please. I gotta drive this thing, too.

The Euro cars went full retard a few years back. Once BMW went from their old reliable inline 6 to everything being turbocharged the cars became disposable.
Having said that, Hyundai is and has been one the worst brands ever in terms of reliability (Only rivaled by a Euro SUV brand I cannot mention in fear of getting banned)
For as a SUV that would rival a X3 take a look at the 4 Runner.

Faramir2
10-06-2022, 06:04 AM
The Euro cars went full retard a few years back. Once BMW went from their old reliable inline 6 to everything being turbocharged the cars became disposable.
Having said that, Hyundai is and has been one the worst brands ever in terms of reliability (Only rivaled by a Euro SUV brand I cannot mention in fear of getting banned)
For as a SUV that would rival a X3 take a look at the 4 Runner.P23dad, what's your take on Audi? Thinking of eventually replacing my Mazda 3 with an Audi mates to a manual transmission; probably a sedan, to be practical.

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UNO
10-06-2022, 07:05 PM
P23dad, what's your take on Audi? Thinking of eventually replacing my Mazda 3 with an Audi mates to a manual transmission; probably a sedan, to be practical.

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Not him, but friend if mine has a new q5 and s4. Both have given him hell, and he's out of pocket a fair bit even thiugh he has warranties and service plans out the ass. Euro is stoopid money, but a 4runner in no way is similar to an x3, especially the 40i and M. Just be prepared to pay. For. Everything. If you can afford it, buy used. If you're pinching pennies, buy new. If you think that's backwards, buy the 4runner.

UNO
10-06-2022, 07:15 PM
The Euro cars went full retard a few years back. Once BMW went from their old reliable inline 6 to everything being turbocharged the cars became disposable.
Having said that, Hyundai is and has been one the worst brands ever in terms of reliability (Only rivaled by a Euro SUV brand I cannot mention in fear of getting banned)
For as a SUV that would rival a X3 take a look at the 4 Runner.

Hyundai makes the worse engines but has the best EV.

UNO
10-06-2022, 09:41 PM
Can confirm, cool Bronco. Except when you twisted the driveshaft out from under it, and turned it into a front wheel drive with a big flappy thing underneath. :tongue:

Hey BTW, duallys slide off the road in the snow too. :lol:

They're the #1 "found in the ditch" where I live every time it snows. What you don't see in the ditch are AWD CUV's on proper all weather tires like CC2 or snows.

UNO
10-06-2022, 10:56 PM
Too true.
I wasn't really sold on the crossover thing for a while, but am leaning more that way now, at least for the wife's car. As soon as we can get rid of enough kids to stop driving a Suburban, I'm thinking of probably an FX37 (I like a little older stuff) or whatever the newer QXxx model is of same. I've got the car version of that, and even lowered and on wider tires it's a beast in the snow, and sooo much fun to drive. She likes the slightly elevated position of an SUV or crossover, so IMO the FX37 will be the closest analog to what is working well for me. And for trips, I drive her vehicle, so it's gotta be fun for me. :)

I haven't driven the newer QXwhatever generation of Infiniti, but have heard from a lot of Infiniti fans that they lost a lot of the fun driving feel with the newer cars compared to the G35/37. Not sure if that translates to the crossover or not but I'd assume so. And say what you will about Infiniti (all brands have their own issues), mine has been rock solid reliable and without a doubt the best AWD system I've ever had for a driving enthusiast. What I mean by that is the ability to induce and control oversteer at will, in slick conditions anyway, with the handling to go with it; it's the same basic AWD system that made the R32-R34 Skyline GT-R cars into track legends. It's really a RWD system with power added to the front wheels as needed; at no point does it ever power the front wheels without also powering the rear, unlike most AWD systems.

The new Infiniti crossovers are total trash. The QX50, FX37, etc. of which you speak were the last of that breed from Infiniti. If you're looking to stay mainstream, I would highly recommend you look at the Acura RDX. I owned one for a few months and REALLY liked it. It is FWD based, but the tq vectoring AWD system really is legit. It did not FEEL like a FWD car like my Mazda CX5 did. The RDX actually vectors torque. It can push 70% to the rear, and 100% of that L or R to the outside tire in corners under throttle. You can feel it doing so and it's very un-CUV-like.

That said, I've gone full EV. Once I bought my C40, I knew there was no way I was going back to gas. I plan to upgrade to an EV6 GT as soon as they are available in the US.

If you want a driver's vehicle pure, though, the Stelvio is one way. I test drove one back to back with an RDX and highly preferred the RDX, though. Still, the Stelvio has its charms if you want something "different", and they look great!

RedLeg0811
10-07-2022, 08:53 AM
Can confirm, cool Bronco. Except when you twisted the driveshaft out from under it, and turned it into a front wheel drive with a big flappy thing underneath. :tongue:

Hey BTW, duallys slide off the road in the snow too. :lol:

Driveline was fine, it was the output shaft on the D20 transfer case. It is a known weak link which is why with a beefed up 351W, 35" tires and a ZF 5 speed I don't normally put it in granny low. Stupid me I was showing off for a 12 year old and blipped the throttle a bit more than I meant to. I'll have to post a picture of the output shaft it is pretty cool.

Well the SRW F-350 had a couple of things going against it heavy as fuck and the OEM tires wore out at 38K. I would have thought I would have gotten at least 50k. That was some slippery snow. To my credit after putting the Good year Duratracks on and later on the Falken WildPeak A/T3W I have not got stuck since.

I would even say the dually will be worse off road and in the snow. Although it does have a snow setting, so I am interested to see if that works well.

The really annoying thing is I just got those Falken tires and Fuel wheels a little over a year ago and I love them, but the dually pattern is just a tad bit different and so I either sell them with the truck or by themselves.

New truck is built and should be here at the end of the month!

golucky
10-10-2022, 08:46 AM
I've been satisfied with my F150 Lariat. Living in Texas, going from suburbs to my work in the city, it does fine minus the GPA due to the V8 engine. The trip on the I-10 corridor stretch from Katy to Houston last night after a friends wedding and the crazy drivers gave my satisfaction that my family and I are in my truck and not the wife's midsize SUV. Wife enjoys my Geezer features such as actual real cool seats as it vents directly from the A/C system, not just a fan that recirculates the cabin air into the seats in her Lexus 350. My F150 is 12 years old now, mileage at 100K. When comparing to the wife's and son's SUV (both RX350), I will confirm I've had more problems with the Ford such as dual cabin A/C blowers going out and new radio. There are some other minor items like the tail gate getting stuck with broken lock and broken handle on the glove compartment. But that's it besides the 100K tune-up and regular maintenance. I've never been broken down on the road with this truck (yet). Also, I use it for our business with the rental properties. Coming from a Honda or Toyota family (both mine and wife), I often get asked why the Ford and not a Toyota Tundra for the V8. At that time (2010), the Ford F150 had the best crash test rating and with the kids as infants, I'm able to afford the best safety for the family. I'll probably keep it for a couple more years until I'm close to retirement. Then it's either a Suby (forester as made in Japan or Outback), 4runner, or GX460. All of which will fit my needs. In my AO, there isn't much for offroading as I'm in Houston area but prone to flooding during heavy rain or Hurricanes when they hit.

Fuzzy, congrats on the new ride!

RedLeg0811
11-18-2022, 02:07 PM
This is the new truck to haul the truck camper and tow the bronco.

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Papa
11-18-2022, 03:30 PM
Whoa! Now there's a road monster. Just feed it a Prius once a week and it'll run forever.

Nanuk
12-05-2022, 05:20 AM
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UNO
02-26-2023, 03:18 AM
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My latest acquisition.