I Need a New Truck. Any Recommendations?

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  1. mildew

    mildew Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Yep. Looks good but I'd bet it would ride better with 265 75 16 and normal suspension.
     
  2. Cerberus_Kelpie

    Cerberus_Kelpie Wings Over the World!

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  3. ABFer

    ABFer Super Moderator Staff Member

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    The existing contraption is DOA. Four good wheels and tires, rear doors are good enough to use, has a nice Dana limited slip rear in it and the tranny is good. I'll run it up on the trailer, advertise the good stuff for any scavengers on Craig's List and run what's left to the local scrap yard. I have never sold a used car to anyone but the scrap yard in my life. I milk 'em dry.
     
  4. Cerberus_Kelpie

    Cerberus_Kelpie Wings Over the World!

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  5. sharpshooter

    sharpshooter Well-Known Member

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    I was checking out new trucks online, at a local dealer. They had a payment calculator that went all the way to 240 months!!! Is that for real?
     
  6. ABFer

    ABFer Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't know but it's getting more and more out of hand all the time. Funny thing I remember when I was a tinsel toothed punk and my older sister bought a new car my father was beside himself that she got a THREE YEAR FRIGGIN' LOAN on the thing!!!!!!
     
  7. sharpshooter

    sharpshooter Well-Known Member

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    LOL...I played around with that calculator. You could buy a 2014 loaded z71 for only 266 a month....FOR 20 YEARS!!!
    Sure does make the 90's used trucks look REAL good
     
  8. Guardrail

    Guardrail Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I made one payment on my 96. I was going to stretch it into 2, but decided to leave my car there and drive the truck home, retrieving the car later.

    Guardrail
     
  9. Razorpig

    Razorpig Owned by W@H(itsherfault)

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    Holy crap, 240 months? The government takes over General Motors and now you have to mortgage their vehicles? Sounds about right I guess.

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  10. JIM BOB

    JIM BOB Super Moderator Staff Member

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    My daughter in law learned the hard way about that transmission.About 1600 bucks worth.Stories all over the internet about that POS.
     
  11. WildHeart

    WildHeart Well-Known Member

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    Yeah we learned the hard way, and our neighbor friends got a double whammy. Should have done my research a bit more thoroughly but we just had a month to decide what to get within our budget and enough room to haul 6 kiddos and two adults. Now that my niece and nephew moved away I should have found the one that had the two bucket seats in the middle row so it was easier to load and unload our four kids. Hind sight is twenty twenty. Cost us about $2000, but I had someone else do the heavy lifting. Other than that I love the Yukon, so I guess it was (Brian's) well spent money. :D
     
  12. Razorpig

    Razorpig Owned by W@H(itsherfault)

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    I like the Yukon well enough to deal with the glitch the transmission had considering that once the part was replaced correcting the known issue the transmission works great and from all reports there are no other major problems with it.

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  13. ABFer

    ABFer Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Those Yukons are great station wagons. You can put a whole litter in there and all your stuff for vacation. I enjoyed my van for the years it served me for pulling boats, hauling motorcycles and storage when my front porch got full. Really like that storage feature of a van but I'm thinking pickup truck this time around. I figure if I really want I can keep the van for storage and have it all.
     
  14. WildHeart

    WildHeart Well-Known Member

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    I kinda knew you weren't looking for a SUV, I just originally wanted to warn you about the transmissions in them that also run in the pickups. Got off subject slightly, lol. :D
     
  15. sharpshooter

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    Vans are awesome! My first car was a van. Walls and ceiling carpeted, smelled like my Dad's pipe tobacco, had 4 captains chairs, a bed, card table....we called it "The Booze mobile". My cousin had 1 with a Cemetery mural painted on the sides, and red velvet walls, we called that "The LOVE Shack" ...FUN TIMES!!
     
  16. WildHeart

    WildHeart Well-Known Member

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    That just sounds very creepy and/or the start of a horrible adult film, lol.

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  17. sharpshooter

    sharpshooter Well-Known Member

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    Hey, it was the seventies!! John Holmes was the man then, right?..LOL (ofcourse it was the 80's when we got them as hand-me downs)
     
  18. Razorpig

    Razorpig Owned by W@H(itsherfault)

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    Holy crap......if this hearse is rockin don't come a knockin.

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  19. sharpshooter

    sharpshooter Well-Known Member

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    I could tell ya some stories....one time...oh never mind, that would get me banned..lol

    Did I mention, it had house speakers under the bed? It was trend setting, now everybody wants a big speaker box in their trunk
     
  20. Razorpig

    Razorpig Owned by W@H(itsherfault)

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    I can only imagine the pick up lines. I'm sure checking out the stiff in the back played in there somehow

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