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03-26-2014, 02:29 PM   #7846
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ex Finn. Quote
As much as it pains me to say this ( a long time Ford guy here ).
The Duramax with the Allison tranny is hard to beat>
Yeah it is hard to beat. For a Ford.
Seriously, I have no real preference for Ram over Chevy, or vice versa. The reason my current truck is a Ram is because the Ram dealer stocks long beds, the Chevy dealer here typically doesn't.

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Cummins >*

Of course I may be biased due to me having worked for them for the last 7.5 years...
I don`t think you are biased, they make serious engines.
Guy at work had a Dodge 4X4 that would smoke all four tires through third gear, on a rolling start. Had something to do with twin turbo`s, 700 Hp and Godzilla amount of torque.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ex Finn. Quote
I don`t think you are biased, they make serious engines.
Guy at work had a Dodge 4X4 that would smoke all four tires through third gear, on a rolling start. Had something to do with twin turbo`s, 700 Hp and Godzilla amount of torque.
Kind of reminds me a bit of the late 60s, early 70s. Only difference is; then it was two-door family cars with huge engines. Now it is pickup trucks with huge engines.

Pretty awesome toys though, no matter which years you are into.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Parallax Quote
Yeah it is hard to beat. For a Ford.
Seriously, I have no real preference for Ram over Chevy, or vice versa. The reason my current truck is a Ram is because the Ram dealer stocks long beds, the Chevy dealer here typically doesn't.
Dodge is pretty popular over here. All the domestic brand dealers have good stock of different configurations.
I did get a sticker-shock little while ago. Looked at a four-door F-350 diesel dually with full bed. 70 THOUSAND dollars!
Could buy lots of K-3`s with money.


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I'm not sure my next one will be a 4 door, and it may not even be a diesel. Diesels are a real pain in this climate. There's no way I would ever go back to a short bed though.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Pioneer Quote
Kind of reminds me a bit of the late 60s, early 70s. Only difference is; then it was two-door family cars with huge engines. Now it is pickup trucks with huge engines.

Pretty awesome toys though, no matter which years you are into.
Yup, used to be muscle cars, now it is muscle trucks.
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Sure there are a few malcontents ...
58,296 members and you spotted me right away!
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58,296 members and you spotted me right away!
What makes you think that you are special
edit: must have something to do with your regional cuisine


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What makes you think that you are special
edit: must have something to do with your regional cuisine
My Mom always said so. Are you criticizing my Mom!

Edit: Mrs. jac and my 5 year-old grandson just finished slicing and munching raw, frozen caribou meat with soy sauce for supper, sitting on the kitchen floor, ulus at the ready. Can't get more Regional than that!
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Are you criticizing my Mom!
No way. I know better than that.

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ulus at the ready
I have a tourist version from Alaska, sharp enough to get my full attention.
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I was also amazed at the bonehead things people would pull on the highways.
I could write a book!

QuoteOriginally posted by Ex Finn. Quote
I don`t think you are biased, they make serious engines.
Guy at work had a Dodge 4X4 that would smoke all four tires through third gear, on a rolling start. Had something to do with twin turbo`s, 700 Hp and Godzilla amount of torque.
That's right.

Godzilla Torque!

Oh baby!

QuoteOriginally posted by Pioneer Quote
Kind of reminds me a bit of the late 60s, early 70s. Only difference is; then it was two-door family cars with huge engines. Now it is pickup trucks with huge engines.

Pretty awesome toys though, no matter which years you are into.
For me?

Anything that turns dead dinosaurs into high torque horsepower gets me pingin'!

QuoteOriginally posted by Ex Finn. Quote
Dodge is pretty popular over here. All the domestic brand dealers have good stock of different configurations.
I did get a sticker-shock little while ago. Looked at a four-door F-350 diesel dually with full bed. 70 THOUSAND dollars!
Could buy lots of K-3`s with money.
My 2001 Ram was $36,000.

5.9 liters.

24 valves.

Six speed manual transmission.

Six wheel drive.

245 horsepower.

505 foot pounds of torque.

Straight out of the box.

All loaded up with the camper, the trailer loaded with the race car, 150 gallons of race fuel, extra tires, etc. grossed out at 20,000lbs. Went down to Willows, California to Thunderhill for a race meet. Going over the mountains in Southern Oregon and Northern California were no sweat. Pulled the steepest grades in 5th gear, and got 20 mpg to boot.

People ask me if I have done anything to boost the power.

I ask why?

It did everything I needed it to do and got great fuel mileage to boot.

Why mess with a good thing?



Godzilla has nothing on me.

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. . . . . . . and it may not even be a diesel. Diesels are a real pain in this climate.
You have to plug them in when the temps get below freezing. And when the temps stay below freezing for extended periods you need to add a bit of fuel treatment to keep the fuel from gelling. Not too much though, or you will gum up the injectors.
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Yeah, I use Howe's, and run a blend. Starting isn't a problem down to about -10F. Colder than that I plug it in. The biggest problem for me is I work a mile and a half from home. Diesels don't warm up at idle, and they don't warm up in a mile and a half of driving either, and short hops like tnat aren't good for them.
The upside is that even at about 9500lbs with my slide in camper I can still leave most unloaded gassers in the dust.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Racer X 69 Quote
Godzilla has nothing on me.
That`s a pulling rig right there

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The biggest problem for me is I work a mile and a half from home
My exact problem, I would kill it by not driving long enough.
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The biggest problem for me is I work a mile and a half from home.
And you don't walk to work or ride a bike because???

QuoteOriginally posted by Ex Finn. Quote
That`s a pulling rig right there
Yes it is, thank you!

Has that hociR dude beat all to Hell.

{By the way, that picture was shot with a hociR XR2S with a Pentax M40~80 lens on Kodak film. }
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ex Finn. Quote
Could buy lots of K-3`s with money.
But we won't...of course!


Steve

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By the way, that picture was shot with a hociR XR2S
Dang nice hociR. I love mine and that is why I won't buy a K-3. No hybrid spawn in this house, no way!


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