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#1 Gravityman

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Posted 06 October 2007 - 10:03 PM

I am looking into getting a truck soon to haul around my crap. I was wondering what truck some of you sooby drivers own out there? Do you like the truck or is there a different model you would want?

#2 john in KY

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Posted 07 October 2007 - 06:03 AM

66 Dodge.


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edit: 318 A engine/4bbl/4-speed/4.10 SureGrip from a newer crewcab/10 ply tires/once drove it 6500 miles in a 20 day period. After that road trip (Alaska to Alabama) I knew it was a keeper.

#3 Skip

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Posted 07 October 2007 - 06:56 AM

07 F250 PSD
only change would be to a 4" dia turbo back exhaust
(I have it just don't have it installed.)
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Posted 07 October 2007 - 12:04 PM

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92 Dodge Ram 250
if I set the cruise at 55, it'll get 22MPG empty, I usually average 14-16 loaded, depending on what I'm towing, I just wish it was a 5 speed instead of a slushbox.

#5 grossgary

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Posted 07 October 2007 - 01:57 PM

your price range and what you want out of it will determine more than our oppinions. i like reliability and cheap since i hate driving trucks with a passion, strictly functional for me. i have a straight 6 300 1994 Ford F150. in terms of reliability you can't really beat that motor with a manual trans, maybe with the exception of diesels but i know nothing about those. i tow cars with it through the mountains and it's a bit on the weak side, have to down shift to 4th to get up the steep interstate grades but otherwise it does exactly what i need and doesn't cost a dime. i've just now reached my first "repair" - a headlight at 175,000 miles. kind of scarry that everything but belts, plugs and tires on it are still original considering i'm a replacement/maintenance guy on my soobs.

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Posted 07 October 2007 - 02:50 PM

1969 International 1 ton, 345 V-8, 5 speed front, 4 speed aux in backwards (making it an overdrive, rather than an underdrive)
Bought at auction originally for $200, transmissions originally from a 10 ton gas International truck, ran on propane until the price went through the roof, back on gasoline now.
While parked on the street neighbors kid let their car roll out their driveway into the side did no damage.
3 1/2 Tons EMPTY, it laughs at conventional garage hoists, licensed for 24,000GVW.
A "terror" on water pumps, it eats one yearly, they are starting to be hard to get.

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Posted 08 October 2007 - 06:07 PM

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1993 dodge w250 4x4 cummins diesel love machine

yeah she's my baby.i need a new air intake though.....:cool: your gonna love your new exhaust skip.i do .4" rook exhaust.aluminized for no rusty...i can get 22 mpg too....if i keep my foot out of it.but generally stay around 15 loaded highway and in town,17 in town ,and 19-20 on the highway. i love it.i have put 10,000 miles on her since april.and she has eaten them up.wouldn't even trade her for a new one.

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Posted 08 October 2007 - 07:46 PM

1969 International 1 ton, 345 V-8, 5 speed front, 4 speed aux in backwards (making it an overdrive, rather than an underdrive)
Bought at auction originally for $200, transmissions originally from a 10 ton gas International truck, ran on propane until the price went through the roof, back on gasoline now.
While parked on the street neighbors kid let their car roll out their driveway into the side did no damage.
3 1/2 Tons EMPTY, it laughs at conventional garage hoists, licensed for 24,000GVW.
A "terror" on water pumps, it eats one yearly, they are starting to be hard to get.

Local guy when I was a teenager special ordered a 4WD 64 IH to pull his ditching machine. Had 9.00/16 wheels/tires, hi-lo range, and a knob on the dash that when pulled locked the front and rear differentials. Never stuck it to my knowledge.

#9 Skip

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Posted 09 October 2007 - 07:19 AM

Monsta - thanks for the encouragement.
The 4" I have is SS.
Too heavy for me to install and my truck's weight
tore the lift out of the ground at my local exhaust shop :^0

Might try a Ford dealer when I take it in for it's 10 k service.


Gavity here's a link for doing some research if you want
http://forums.pickup.../ubbthreads.php




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