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Old September 8th, 2012, 12:19 PM   #21
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I too wish we had inspections.....not to the level that pa or ca has....just something to keep unsafe shit off the road.
Unsafe is a matter of opinion.
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Old September 8th, 2012, 12:31 PM   #22
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Not having emission checks or annual inspections is one of the great things about living in Michigan.

All trucks have the bed sag over time.

People drive what they can. I have driven A LOT of pos just to get me to A-B. Usually until I flew by a cop going 20+ over then I parked it for a few weeks.

That truck is not that bad at all. The owner may have gotten to the IDGAF stage. Or maybe they found a truck on CL for 1k they they could haul stuff around while remodeling there house then sell for parts.

Lots more you need to know before taking a picture of someones ride and bashing it publicly.
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Old September 8th, 2012, 12:35 PM   #23
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maybe hes just got alot of tools in his tool box?
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Old September 8th, 2012, 12:36 PM   #24
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Not having emission checks or annual inspections is one of the great things about living in Michigan.

All trucks have the bed sag over time.

People drive what they can. I have driven A LOT of pos just to get me to A-B. Usually until I flew by a cop going 20+ over then I parked it for a few weeks.

That truck is not that bad at all. The owner may have gotten to the IDGAF stage. Or maybe they found a truck on CL for 1k they they could haul stuff around while remodeling there house then sell for parts.

Lots more you need to know before taking a picture of someones ride and bashing it publicly.

I have seen truck that looks like piles of fukc , but are mechanically perfect, all the best parts, good steering, brakes and suspension. I have also seen trucks that looks super nice and the steering and suspension is loose, and brakes don't work worth a fukc .
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Old September 8th, 2012, 12:50 PM   #25
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define your thresholds of "good shape" - anything that takes more distance to stop than say a porsche 911 gt2, or can't corner like a Rossion is unsafe in my opinion. it's a miracle we don't all die every day we get in a car.
My definition would be it functions as the manufacturer designed.

If you ball joints and tierods are loose and flopping around they are not in good shape and functioning as designed. Like wise if your rotors are grooved and rusty and the pads are worn out then they are not functioning as designed.

That's the stuff that needs to be weeded out imo
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Old September 8th, 2012, 12:53 PM   #26
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Trying to find the clip with a Chevy getting pulled out and folds.
Funny you mention it, I just rolled across this video a couple nights ago.



Lots of F-bombs dropped in the video....you've been warned!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=JJt7uKX5qEk
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Old September 8th, 2012, 01:06 PM   #27
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My definition would be it functions as the manufacturer designed.

If you ball joints and tierods are loose and flopping around they are not in good shape and functioning as designed. Like wise if your rotors are grooved and rusty and the pads are worn out then they are not functioning as designed.

That's the stuff that needs to be weeded out imo
curious. how many miles are on the shocks in your old dodge or toyota?

checked the air pressure on either lately? how old is the brake fluid in either? power steering fluid?



the summer rated (very sticky) kumho's that are on my daily driver are technically beyond their serviceable life based on remaining tread-depth.

that being said, in the dry, they still operate a shiton better than all season's

there's a set of nearly new (I had them on for one month at the end of winter) continental extreme contact dws in the basement that are going on when cold weather gets a little closer, I guess in the mean time I'll be happy we don't have periodic inspections, and to slow down in the rain.
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Old September 8th, 2012, 01:35 PM   #28
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Not having emission checks or annual inspections is one of the great things about living in Michigan.

All trucks have the bed sag over time.

People drive what they can. I have driven A LOT of pos just to get me to A-B. Usually until I flew by a cop going 20+ over then I parked it for a few weeks.

That truck is not that bad at all. The owner may have gotten to the IDGAF stage. Or maybe they found a truck on CL for 1k they they could haul stuff around while remodeling there house then sell for parts.

Lots more you need to know before taking a picture of someones ride and bashing it publicly.
This is the crappiest looking vehicle I owned, and it's still better than that Chevy.



I junked it when the head gasket gave out.

Drove it to the junkyard in fact.

I would be afraid to put anything in the bed of that Chevy. And yes, the frame was bent- The frame rails are parallel to the bed. I couldn't get a better pic because the owner was a fairly large dude that I did not wish to piss off.
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Old September 8th, 2012, 02:08 PM   #29
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I can't help but think that at one time that was a nice vehicle. it's a shame when people drive something into the ground like that and couldn't care at all. just like contractors that spend 40K on a new truck and not more then 3 months later it looks like a damn demo derby car.

you havent priced trucks lately have you... 40k is a pipe dream.

some people say they will run their truck into the ground. its most likely been paid for 5 times over if its a work truck.
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Old September 8th, 2012, 02:43 PM   #30
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This site makes me lol. It's ok to be racist and bash "niggers". But heaven forbid you make fun of poor people or someones piece of shit truck.
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Old September 8th, 2012, 03:14 PM   #31
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This site makes me lol. It's ok to be racist and bash "niggers". But heaven forbid you make fun of poor people or someones piece of shit truck.
It was a ninja's truck if that makes a difference.
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Old September 8th, 2012, 03:40 PM   #32
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There are these U shaped straps that get bolted over u-joints at each end of the shaft.
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Old September 8th, 2012, 05:07 PM   #33
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Old September 8th, 2012, 06:42 PM   #34
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You know bloomule, I think at the very least that truck drives compared to that once driving YJ of yours
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You know bloomule, I think at the very least that truck drives compared to that once driving YJ of yours
I quit driving it when the frame broke.

Then let it age in the driveway for a few years before selling it for parts.


Reminds me, how's the XJ doing?
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Old September 8th, 2012, 10:07 PM   #36
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get your facts straight old man. 99 was the first year for that body style.
I said nothing of body style. I stated that GM was mounting the front of the bed to the back of the cab, not the frame, as early as 95. I know, because I had one that was T-boned, and never lined up right again.

You read like steveo. slow and sloppy.
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The video of the chevy truck taco'ing, the extricator is at fault, nobody rolls vehicles over end for end, it should have been pulled from the side. My guess is they deliberately bent the frame in half, for whatever reason unknown. Probably because the rest of the truck was totaled by the frozen water and ice body work that took place.
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Old September 8th, 2012, 10:16 PM   #38
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That's Steveo's truck.
Your welcome for getting your mom out of the house for the night faggot.
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Old September 8th, 2012, 10:18 PM   #39
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get your facts straight old man. 99 was the first year for that body style.
X2 95 was problably the last year he made his house payment.
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