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Old 01-30-09, 10:07 PM   #1
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Drive a truck?

Just wondering if any of you guys take pride in driving a truck

Tell us what size, brand, model, mods, etc.

I drive a '96 Red F-150. No mods yet, but a cold air intake and a 9" inch lift coming soon.
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Ford 32,000 Lbs

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We're goin' downtown, gonna beat up drunks!
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A pickup hardly qualifies as a truck. That said, it's what I drive. An old Toyota Tacoma. 150k miles and still runs great. I'd buy another if I could afford it right now. But I'm saving for a new bike.

You could get one of these: http://www.surlybikes.com/lht_comp.html
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A pickup hardly qualifies as a truck.
Miner hardly qualifies as a vehicle anymore.
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When I lived in Texas, the state required me to have a license tag which had "truck" at the top of it.

If the state of Texas thinks a pick up is a truck, then it's a truck.

Of course, the full size 1/2 Ton pick ups that are being built today are damn near as big as a "Duece and a Half" was in the 60s
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Did you have to stop at truck weigh stations, or adhere to the lower "truck" speed limit (assuming either exist in Texas)?
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Did you have to stop at truck weigh stations, or adhere to the lower "truck" speed limit (assuming either exist in Texas)?

No and No
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I'm deciding between two vehicles come a new job and a paycheck. Basically Ford or foreign:

Honda Ridgeline -- if you are used to F-350s with decent lift kits, its not in the same league, but these days, I'm needing a DD that does the car thing about 90% of the time, then tow/haul stuff the remaining.

Ford F-150, 5.4L. Everything one would want in a pickup truck (although I wish Ford would put the 3 valve, 6.8 V-10 in F-150s). I worry though. The older ones were great (some need engine/trans work at 100k), but I've seen horror stories with '04s and some models. One of my ex-bosses had so much trouble with his, he had to invoke Texas lemon law provisions.

Since I'm mainly commuting these days, and not hauling stuff for campsites, I am leaning for the Ridgeline since its slightly smaller and better for town. However, another full-sized pickup isn't a bad idea either.
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What do you have in the box, Commander?
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Huh. I wonder what the point of the differentiation was, then.

Probably just extra taxation or something. *shrug*
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My El Camino had Texas Truck plates, just saying.
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I'm deciding between two vehicles come a new job and a paycheck. Basically Ford or foreign:

Honda Ridgeline -- if you are used to F-350s with decent lift kits, its not in the same league, but these days, I'm needing a DD that does the car thing about 90% of the time, then tow/haul stuff the remaining.

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Since I'm mainly commuting these days, and not hauling stuff for campsites, I am leaning for the Ridgeline since its slightly smaller and better for town. However, another full-sized pickup isn't a bad idea either.
Have a look at a double cab tacoma. Ridgelines are hideous. 150's trail in reliability and the v8's get 15mpg. Resale value of tacomas is through the roof for a good reason.
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Did you have to stop at truck weigh stations, or adhere to the lower "truck" speed limit (assuming either exist in Texas)?
In Texas, F-150s-F-350s are considered light trucks and regular car laws apply to them. This is different from 18-wheelers.

Any elected official that would try to change this would be tarred and feathered, because of the predominance on Texas roads of pickups and SUVs.
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Freightliner, with a 53' reefer, 80,000 pounds

ZIL Heavy offroad tractor, pulling an equipment drop deck or multiple trailers in a land train config, up to 180,000 pounds.

I've driven a few in my time.

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06 Tacoma access cab. Recreational only. 4cyl 4WD. Delivered in 10/05. Got less than 9k on it. I do have a bike rack for it though. Priorities and so forth.
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