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Old 08-23-2012, 10:23 AM   #2536
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That diesels put down a lot more power per cubic inch than any gasser can stock or slightly modified. I love diesels, especially Cummins, did you take something different from my post?

My next diesel will be a 16L Volvo.

Nice truck, but why did you get the girl mirrors?
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That's an apple/orange comparison between two different combustion processes which renders all the numerical fun kind of pointless.
This.

Not my pick-em-up. I just do all the tweaking. KORE recon suspension allows that 7500 lb bastard to be 4' off terrafirma. And then set a 3000lb pallet in the bed. 21 mpg at 80 and it rides better at 100 than it does at 65. Swiss Army knife of trucks.

Makes for a cool truck.

And the other mirrors are :ymca on anything but a dually.


Not a cool truck. But it payed well.
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:39 AM   #2537
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That's an apple/orange comparison between two different combustion processes which renders all the numerical fun kind of pointless.
Yes, that is true!
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:43 AM   #2538
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The 496 is a totally antiquated design at this point - & has been discontinued from the GM lineup for some time. The new generation gassers are MUCH stronger and more efficient. Something about a huge V8, though - calls to the lizard brain in special kind of way.

A diesel is obviously a different beast entirely. I was tempted, but never crossed to, the dark side of oil-burning madness. The Cummins-powered Dodge would be my weapon of choice though, if I were to go there - but I'm sort of partial to the older 5.9L version (05-07). The Cummins is a no bullshit motor.
I know what you mean. The 5.9L is an awesome engine. No doubt. I had an '06 Megacab 6-speed manual. Sometimes I wish I still did

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Come to think of it, the HEMI Ram Power Wagon... What's not to love?! Except the price, I guess.
Yeah, they're pretty proud of that!
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:46 AM   #2539
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This.

Not my pick-em-up. I just do all the tweaking. And the other mirrors are :ymca on anything but a dually.
Ah, you're a diesel guy! If I cared as much about that stuff as I used to I'd have my truck modded but I lost interest over the years. I would still like to do leveling springs/spacers and a new track bar.

I'm running stock Michelins and got 73,000 miles out of them.

The tiny mirrors belong on the 1500s. Besides, the big mirrors are priceless when towing wide trailers.
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:52 AM   #2540
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Ah, you're a diesel guy! If I cared as much about that stuff as I used to I'd have my truck modded but I lost interest over the years. I would still like to do leveling springs/spacers and a new track bar.

I'm running stock Michelins and got 73,000 miles out of them.

The tiny mirrors belong on the 1500s. Besides, the big mirrors are priceless when towing wide trailers.
Don't level.

KORE recon w 5100 Bilstiens.
It's Power Wagon suspension only better. Adds down travel and looks killer w/ 35x12.50s.

Carli trackbar and 5100 damper.
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Old 08-23-2012, 04:32 PM   #2541
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This 04 5.9 puts 550hp/1000 lbft to the ground.

What's your point?
Either the man is small or the truck is from Texas? Cant see any rifles in the rear window so not from Texas????
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Old 08-23-2012, 05:47 PM   #2542
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Either the man is small or the truck is from Texas? Cant see any rifles in the rear window so not from Texas????
Both.

But in all fairness those are brand-new 35's. No real "lift" it went up 1.5" from a leveling kit and 150k mile springs
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Old 08-23-2012, 07:56 PM   #2543
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My new-ish toy.

Still learning the ins and outs of it, mostly that the front locker is more of a flip-over switch and I end up on the side.
Sounds like there's a couple stories here.

Nice truck.
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Old 08-24-2012, 05:52 AM   #2544
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What's not to love?! Except the price, I guess.
And the gas mileage.
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Old 08-24-2012, 07:05 AM   #2545
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Sounds like there's a couple stories here.

Nice truck.
There is a hill in the Tahuya offroad area that is not terribly steep, but it does tilt to port going downhill. I didn't go over that time, but scraped the rub rail a little bit.

Going up a couple of weeks later I had my buddy riding shotgun and my girlfriend and her baby in the back seat and I hit a bump and it tipped right over. Fortunately the berm held it at about 55 degrees. Baby crying, girlfriend screaming bloody murder, my buddy and I tipped it back on the wheels and drove out no problems.

Engine!





Size comparison with my buddies Subie

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Old 08-24-2012, 01:25 PM   #2546
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There is a hill in the Tahuya offroad area that is not terribly steep, but it does tilt to port going downhill. I didn't go over that time, but scraped the rub rail a little bit.

Going up a couple of weeks later I had my buddy riding shotgun and my girlfriend and her baby in the back seat and I hit a bump and it tipped right over. Fortunately the berm held it at about 55 degrees. Baby crying, girlfriend screaming bloody murder, my buddy and I tipped it back on the wheels and drove out no problems.

Engine!





Size comparison with my buddies Subie

What is this thing even? Besides looking stupidly top heavy it looks pretty flipping awesome.
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Old 08-24-2012, 01:34 PM   #2547
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Pinzgauer.

I've been lusting after a 6x6 version for years.
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Old 08-24-2012, 01:40 PM   #2548
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There is a hill in the Tahuya offroad area that is not terribly steep, but it does tilt to port going downhill. I didn't go over that time, but scraped the rub rail a little bit.

Going up a couple of weeks later I had my buddy riding shotgun and my girlfriend and her baby in the back seat and I hit a bump and it tipped right over. Fortunately the berm held it at about 55 degrees. Baby crying, girlfriend screaming bloody murder, my buddy and I tipped it back on the wheels and drove out no problems.
Very cool. There's a guy who imports them near me. I've seen his personal 6x6 on occasion. The 4x4 sure is small. How's the maintenance? I've thought about getting a Volvo C303 or a Mog 404 but I'm not sure if I want to deal with having to source parts.
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Old 08-24-2012, 02:12 PM   #2549
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've thought about getting a Volvo C303 or a Mog 404 but I'm not sure if I want to deal with having to source parts.
You probably don't: I bought a G-Wagen in the mid-80's that was a PITA to get parts for. A very EXPENSIVE pain-in-the-ass, and I can't imagine the two mentioned above would be any easier-- or in the case of the Mog-- cheaper.
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Old 08-24-2012, 02:33 PM   #2550
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Engine!


Is that a four cylinder laying on it's side? Kind of interesting.

As far as sourcing parts for a rare vehicle, I think if it's not a daily drive (meaning you can leave it sit until you find the parts), hunting for parts might be part of the fun.
I don't know about everyone else, but I've noticed that I actually enjoy the research and hunt for my next whatever, whether it's a watch, bike, truck etc.
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