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My truck....


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Hot dog, I got this to work, in a round about way.  Sorry, the plow was not mounted on it in this pic, but the next round will have it.

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Nice lookin' pick-m-up. nod.gif  thumbsup.gif

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Yea, it's nice to look at, but I wish I could change a few things. 


1.  It needs a standard transmission.  I despise the automatic.  And I'm being kind there...

 
2.  Needs stiffer ride.  Real trucks don't float like a marshmellow.  This thing still does and I've changed to stiffer shocks.  Next step, new springs.  2 new leafs in the rear, and BBC truck coils up front should do the trick.


3.  Standard transmission.  Automatics suck. 


4.  It needs 4.56's or steeper gears to be what I call a truck.  I do use it you know.


5.  Needs to be self cleaning.  I hate the weekly scrubbings it gets all summer/fall long.

6.  Did I mention the standard transmission?? 



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10-4 on the tranny - - when we lived in the Rockies, I had a 74 Chevy PU 3/4 ton 6cyl with a standard and I kept about 8 or 10 sheets of drywall in the bed during the winter (I was in the Drywall business) and I could go places that Mopar trucks with automatics and Firebirds with automatics could not go because of that low end torque and being able to NOT break the tires loose on the frozen roads. 

my partner had a Power wagon with auto and I have pulled around an passed him many times going into a subdivision to work to where the grade wouldn't allow him to ease up it - -  he always had to get a run at it, so to speak

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disbelief I was a trucker and have shifted enough gears...my Ram has a 5 spd. manual and I hate it.   blehdohnod.gif  I haven't actually driven the thing in a long while 'cause it hurts like Hell with my bad back. My next truck will definately have an automatic transmission.

Here's a pic of the ol' thing, she's a '98...the cap is off now and my biz decal is under the rear side windows now.

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so you disagree with the traction advantage???



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No. disbelief I totally agree with the traction advantage. nod.gif  I'm just tired of changin' gears and with my back the way it is it's a painful experience. doh  I've done the same as you with a manual 2wd weighted properly...goin' around 4x4's. I always claimed that it was me and not the truck that made the difference though. rofl.gifThe only part of yer post that I would take exception with is the dis on Mopars aww Heh,heh.

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No. disbelief I totally agree with the traction advantage. nod.gif  I'm just tired of changin' gears and with my back the way it is it's a painful experience. doh  I've done the same as you with a manual 2wd weighted properly...goin' around 4x4's. I always claimed that it was me and not the truck that made the difference though. rofl.gifThe only part of yer post that I would take exception with is the dis on Mopars aww Heh,heh.


I understand the lumbar shifting prob and the Mopar was just for you, anyhow, altho my partner did have a nice Dodge PW with camper and all - - - he just could regulate the right foot with the auto tranny - - - I would just stick the Chebbie in Granny and with no accelerator - - - put put put put right up the hill biggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrin




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Yeah, yeah, yeah...I thought that Mopar crack was suspicious. HeeHee! rofl.gifdisbelief 

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keeping ya on yer tippies biggrin

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I've said multiple times that plowing with a 2wd can be done if you think about what you are doing.  Don't put it into spots where you will get stuck.  My dad always said that the only thing a 4wd is good for is getting into the ditch a bit farther than a 2wd will go. 

True story about the other night when I got stuck.  I went to plow a residential driveway on a flat lot that had never been plowed at all this season.  We had a day of warm temps and rain and then a good dumping of 8 -10 inches of a decent fluff on top of it.  The guy told me there wasn't a culvert at either side of the driveway.  He was wrong...  I slid broadside and completely blocked the driveway.  So I called my brother-in-law (Dawn's brother) to have him pull me out.  He came, then plowed that driveway out for me.  The next night, my father-in-law (Dawn's Dad) tells me repeatedly that "You need to take that plow off if it can't push more than one snowflake", "You can't plow snow with a 2wd", and the ever popular "You need a 4wd in Wisconsin"...


 Alrighty then.  I kept my mouth shut.  Dawn asked me on the way home what her dad said, and I told her.  Keeping in mind that her brother had just filed bankruptcy just months ago and had to have his folks co-sign for his "new" '04 Silverado (and they help with the payments as well...), she said, "What did you say back?".  Not a word, because if I did, I would have asked him to co-sign and make my payments as well.  I was hacked.  My truck is paid for, so is the plow.  Neither his truck or the plow are paid for. Come see me when he pays it off....  Won't happen.  For god's sake, he still lives at home.  Sorry about the rant, but that just burns...

For the record, though, as soon as I got paid, I promptly went and paid him for plowing that driveway and pulling me out.  Did it with a smile and a handshake knowing full well he had just shafted me behind my back.  Might make him think next time....


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Don't blame ya fer rantin' one bit. disbelief That statement would make me stubborn enough ta prove 'em incredibly wrong. I'm just like that though. There's a coupla guys here that plow with 2wd trucks...no problem. Of course it can be done...you do it.

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