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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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    Tonight's the night that we got the truck,
    We're goin' downtown, gonna beat up drunks!
    Your turn to drive, I'll bring the beer,
    It's the late, late shift, no one to fear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10 Wheels View Post
    Ford 32,000 Lbs

    Awesome! Got me beat

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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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoelS View Post
    A pickup hardly qualifies as a truck.
    Miner hardly qualifies as a vehicle anymore.
    Dodge Ram, 250K.

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    ii drive me an 07 Silverado.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoelS View Post
    A pickup hardly qualifies as a truck. [/url]
    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
    "The problem with America is stupidity. I'm not saying there should be a capital punishment for stupidity, but why don't we just take the safety labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed in GA View Post
    If the state of Texas thinks a pick up is a truck, then it's a truck.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by x136 View Post
    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
    "The problem with America is stupidity. I'm not saying there should be a capital punishment for stupidity, but why don't we just take the safety labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself?"

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed in GA View Post
    No and No
    Huh. I wonder what the point of the differentiation was, then.

    Probably just extra taxation or something. *shrug*

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    What do you have in the box, Commander?
    I think I was editing while you were typing your post.
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    My El Camino had Texas Truck plates, just saying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skiahh View Post
    I think I was editing while you were typing your post.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mlts22 View Post
    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.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by x136 View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by waikikihei View Post
    Have a look at a double cab tacoma.


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