Truck owners thread

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Phil Weston, Sep 14, 2015.

  1. Phil Weston

    Phil Weston average to below average poster.

    I know we used to have a truck owners thread, and I've searched through my watched threads and it isn't there so I think it was lost in the crash.

    Figured I'd start a new one up. Think about buying a new Ford F-150 and I know there used to be a poster who worked for Ford and had a code to give out for a sweet. Anyone know if he is still around or did we lose him in the crash as well.

    TIA, likes will be given
     
  2. BayouMafia

    BayouMafia this that slumdog millionaire Bollywood flow
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    I drive a Tundra and like it. That's all I have to contribute to this thread.
     
  3. dallasdawg

    dallasdawg does the tin man have a sheet metal cock?
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    I drive a Sierra and like it. That's all I have to contribute to this thread.
     
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  4. * J Y *

    * J Y * TEXAS
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    I own a truck. And a boat. And another truck.

    I drive a truck-boat-truck
     
  5. wes tegg

    wes tegg I'm a Guy's guy, guys.
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    I drive a Silverado and like it more than BayouMafia and dallasdawg like their trucks. That's all I have to contribute to this thread.
     
  6. dallasdawg

    dallasdawg does the tin man have a sheet metal cock?
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    Yeah well I've got an autoboathome
     
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  7. dallasdawg

    dallasdawg does the tin man have a sheet metal cock?
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    Okay okay sorry I love it

    Seriously though I love it. Actually drove it for 13 hours yesterday from Tennessee and its a beast. Averaged 20 mpg on the drive
     
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  8. * J Y *

    * J Y * TEXAS
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  9. ~ taylor ~

    ~ taylor ~ Boom... head shot.
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    I drove a Ranger for 16 years. I miss being a truck owner.
     
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  10. Arkadin

    Arkadin inefficiently efficent and unclearly clear
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    They make Rangers in other countries still, they're fucking sweet and look like raptors. Bring back the Ranger, Arkadin '16
     
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  11. Van Earl Right

    Van Earl Right Allllllllllllllllllll Day, Errrrrrrrrrrrry Day

    Just looked at my Silverado. The cab has a laptop and some clothes in it. The back seat is full of cowboy toys. The bed has blood and dove feathers along with 2 dozen spent 12ga shells, and some ZOOm Super Hogs that I thought were lost.
    What would I do without a truck?
     
  12. Lefthook

    Lefthook token Oregon State fan
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    I love my diesel.

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  13. Louis Holth

    Louis Holth David LaChapelle levels of not giving a fuck
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    I drive an F-150 and like it. That's all I have to contribute to this thread.
     
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  14. leroi

    leroi Rival Shark Boat Captain
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    1st generation tundra checking in

    i always say go with Toyota if you want reliability, and Ford or Chevy half-ton or 3/4 ton if you NEED to tow very stuff on a regular basis.

    Dodge and Nissan, I would only own if under warranty.
     
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  15. Lefthook

    Lefthook token Oregon State fan
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    Nah... Depends on the year with the Dodge. I would avoid the 07-09 like the plague, but my 04.5 with the HO common rail motor and no emissions equipment is a tank. The 10 and up Cummins Ram with the AISN transmission is a good truck. The emissions stuff is a pain in the ass but it's a pain in the ass with them all.

    I've got an Edge Juice with Attitude programmer/fuel-in box and have been running 50psi of boost on the stock turbos since it was new without a single hiccup. But, I'm also not a retard. I have a built transmission with a trans temp gauge and I have a pyrometer to keep an eye on EGT's. The common rail 5.9 motor is just bulletproof, and they make much bigger power than the Duramax or Powerstroke. You'll have more transmission maintenance to deal with on the Dodge, but at least you aren't pulling the cab off every few years to put another set of HG on.

    It's also somewhat dumb to say you don't need a 3/4 ton unless you tow on a regular basis. Buy the vehicle that meets all your needs. If you tow heavy or even think you might be towing heavy, do yourself a favor and get a proper vehicle for the job.
     
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  16. CUAngler

    CUAngler Royale with Cheese
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    06 Tundra double cab. 160k miles and will probably drive it until it catches on fire. Wish I could buy the same truck brand new again.
     
  17. Barves2125

    Barves2125 "Ready to drive the Ferarri" - Reuben Foster
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    I drive a 2005 Ford F-150 FX4 and I love it very much.

    The poster that works at the Ford plant in Kansas City (I believe) is user jaygabriel .
     
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  18. Phil Connors

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    2014 Tundra. Love it
     
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  19. Artoo

    Artoo Ah Skywalker, Missed you I have.
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    jaygabriel is who you were thinking of, I believe.
     
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  20. 47 straight

    47 straight In Russ We Trust
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    I have a 2015 Chevrolet High Country. It's the absolute tits.

    Got the 6.2L with 8 speed transmission and average 19mph.

    Has all kinds of great features including but not limited to: heated/cooled seats, live weather, WiFi on board, pandora..


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  21. gilstein21

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    I have a 2012 F-150 Lariat and love it ... that's about all I have to say about that.
     
  22. SmoochieWallace

    SmoochieWallace Ipse dixit
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    Just bought a 2015 F150 for the wife. 3.5L V6 302a package with sunroof. The thing is nice as fuck compared to my old 99 150
     
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  23. THF

    THF Banned From Hogville for Being an Ass
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    Sierra owner checking in. Just paid it off and still not really looking at replacing it.
     
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  24. a.tramp

    a.tramp Insubordinate and churlish
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    i have a truck
     
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  25. cdaysker

    cdaysker Quarry
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    Silverado owner here. Can't see any circumstance where I don't drive a truck for the rest of my life.
     
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  26. Dirty Ears Bill

    Dirty Ears Bill I aint the mother fucker.
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    15.2 MPG checking in
     
  27. Dirty Ears Bill

    Dirty Ears Bill I aint the mother fucker.
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    Oh and obligatory:
     
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  28. Van Earl Right

    Van Earl Right Allllllllllllllllllll Day, Errrrrrrrrrrrry Day

    My pop has this truck in dark brown. It truly is ripe tits
     
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  29. * J Y *

    * J Y * TEXAS
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    Yes hello tell me about the wifi
     
  30. 47 straight

    47 straight In Russ We Trust
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    It's integrated through OnStar. The service, unfortunately for me, comes through AT&T 4G LTE. It's unfortunate because that's what my cell phone service is through. Would've been even better if it was VZW or something so I had different service ranges.

    Unlike cell phone plans, you only pay for the data you use, it doesn't expire monthly. You pay per gig.

    The live weather map is really great if you drive a lot. Put your destination into GPS and hit weather and it will show you the weather throughout your drive (map included).

    Of course the truck also comes with: trailer brakes, heated steering wheel, sliding back-glass, sun roof, all bose speakers, a front & rear camera, lane switch assist, smart gears that change based on going up or down hill...
     
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  31. IanC

    IanC I'm sorry, the card says Moops
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  32. HOOSINSC

    HOOSINSC You're with me leather
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    Really like the new Colorado Chevy came out with. Looks like they're trying to cut into the Tundra market with the ride height/size/price tag. seems they finally put a strong motor in it
     
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  33. Rebelution

    Rebelution I'm not superstitious but I am a little stitious.
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    '15 Sierra All Terrain, big fan. Third z71 in a row however, so there may be some bias.
     
  34. hoebekec

    hoebekec Fan of: Michigan State and all Detroit pro sports
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    2011 Silverado owner, also previously owned a 2002 Silverado and a 1999 F-150, no major issues with any of them.

    Will own some type of truck everyday of my life that I can still drive.
     
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  35. bignate50

    bignate50 Well-Known Member
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    '12 Sierra SLE. Love it, although I am tempted to trade up for a 2015 Sierra as they look amazing. Just doesn't seem practical at the moment
     
  36. wes tegg

    wes tegg I'm a Guy's guy, guys.
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    That's nice.
     
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  37. Rebelution

    Rebelution I'm not superstitious but I am a little stitious.
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    Related: Just got a set of the new KO2s, love them
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  38. Tiggity

    Tiggity Watery Grave
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    2012 Silverado LTZ checking in. Moved from SUV (Yukon SLT) to truck and not looking back. Rides as great on the road as it handles the woods.
     
  39. thunderstruck

    thunderstruck I'm a Boss

    GOAT tire for onroad and off-road performance.
     
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  40. thunderstruck

    thunderstruck I'm a Boss

    2011 Silverado with 2.5" leveling kit and 33" nitto terra grapplers. Paid off so it will be around for quite sometime. Towed my 3,000# boat all over TN and Alabama and then from Memphis to FL with no issues.
     
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  41. AaronCE

    AaronCE Swoll Member

    '14 GMC 2500HD 4D 8' box Duramax SLT. Damn thing came with 20" aluminum rims. So now I'm stuck with premium tires. $220 or so each.

    Also, cheap fuckers put a steel 18" rim/tire combo for the spare...

    Anyways, looking to upgrade the rims, bumpers, and lights (HID), anybody got some good suggestions? Thanks.

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  42. oknole

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    2014 Ram 1500. Was a Chevy man all my life, and have had a few little knick-knack electrical issues in the first 15k miles. If those keep popping up, I may trade at warranty expiration.
     
  43. bigred77

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    I really like the headlights on the bottom two
     
  44. lhprop1

    lhprop1 Fullsterkur
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    Traded in my 04 F150 FX4 last summer and upgraded to the EcoBoost. Love dat VROOOOOM! and dat gas mileage.
     
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  45. AaronCE

    AaronCE Swoll Member

    Really wonder about the incoming light-duty diesels. Turbo'd 3L mill. Even a 5L... Could be potent.

    Also as far as stuff. Black out rims and plate bumpers. Been looking at www.ironcrossautomotive.com and www.goboondocks.com, but don't really care for the pre-runner look.
     
  46. Lefthook

    Lefthook token Oregon State fan
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    How do you like the Nittos? Seems like everybody I talk to that went from the Toyos to the Nittos regretted it.. I'm on my 3rd set of Toyo Open Country Grapplers, and I love these tires.

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  47. Duck Smoker

    Duck Smoker I feel like I'm in a Lexus
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    I have an F-350 dually diesel with a gooseneck hitch for pulling very heavy objects and large beasts. It can pull them quite easily. It doesn't make for a good everyday vehicle, so I don't use it as such. Hope this helps.
     
  48. Whiskers McKitty

    Whiskers McKitty Who ate the Cat?!?
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    '12 FX2 Crew, bought it used with 11,000 miles for $30,500.
    Thing sold new for $50,000 2 years prior.
    Previous owner already put a $1600 bed cover and spray in liner.
    He traded it in for a Mini Cooper. I think that's why I got such a deal on it because it was at a Mini/BMW lot. IMG_20140722_201809_171.jpg

    I wish it wasn't black but it looks great for a day or two after I wash it.
     
  49. thunderstruck

    thunderstruck I'm a Boss

    Sometimes they remind me of a bias ply. Like if it's parked for a while they get flat spots and ride rough for a few miles until they warm up.

    I got misquoted when I was tire shopping and the price was so low I had to go with them. The tire guys tried to correct the price after the mounted two on my wheels and I said take the off because that isn't what I was quoted and not what I was going to pay. Of course since they were already mounted they couldn't resell them so the gave me the original price I was quoted.
     
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  50. Pokes

    Pokes That's the way baseball go
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    2012 Silverado. I've had it just over a year now and love it. :ohgosh:

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