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Old December 14th, 2012, 06:35 AM   #81
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I can't believe that a person who has no way of going to Georgia to pick something big up would commit to buying something big in Georgia. I have a fleet of trucks at my disposal and a couple trailers and I would be hard pressed to find something worth wasting 2 solid days and a bunch of money driving to go get.
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Old December 14th, 2012, 08:25 AM   #82
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Buy a v6 powered car of any kind. Cobble fukc a hitch on it. Buy/rent/beg/steal a snowmobile trailer. Get your shit. Stfu, get 22mpg, and drive car until dead. This is not difficult. HOWEVER, By my estimation however, what you require is a brand new, zero mile, loaded, diesel, dually pickup. With only 1400 miles on it you won't lose more than $500 off sticker. Easy!
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Apparantly your reading skills are as sharp as your common sense. I did suggest something reasonable.
Then I suggested something you would grasp.
All joking aside, any v6 fwd car has more than enough ass to do what you are asking, and will do so comfortably and cheaply. Get your head out of the clouds needing a pickup truck for hauling sub1k lbs.
Well, I considered your comment a joke, because you acted as if I was looking for a brand new diesel pickup, when nothing Iíd said could be further from the truth. The car makes sense, I guess, but Iíve never liked pulling a load with a car, for fear of trans damage and lack of brakes. I guess it could work though.

What doesnít make sense to me is that you seem to think going out and buying a v6 car to drive down there will be more reliable than a pickup in the same price range. I wouldnít keep a v6 car, simply because Iíll need better mpg on my daily commute than that. I tend to drive 4 bangers and my cars average 32mpg or better. So that would get sold within a month too. I guess to me, the car is no different than the truck. I couldnít have expected you to know that, but again, not quite what I asked.
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Old December 14th, 2012, 08:33 AM   #83
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Don't get me wrong, I think this is a retarted idea lol, but hey, if your dead set on it then at least I can help with some info for ya

It really would be your best bet to not have to buy another vehicle; borrow a good one from a buddy, or take him/her along then. shoot them some cash for their time and you pay gas.
Well, the deal is, this idea was thought out to begin with, so it made perfect sense. A few factors have changed since then, so it's not as cut and dry as it originally was. I am trying to borrow a vehicle, but the blazer wont be usable, and not sure what else I can ask around for.

I may be able to get a ride with a friend, but that's still up in the air. Again, I'm open to reasonable options, but most of the options presented I've already considered. Some of them I'm now reconsidering, but keep in mind I wasn't looking for options, but opinions on trucks. A month ago, none of my buddies were traveling anywhere, and didn't plan too, so when I'd considered that at the time, it didn't work.

Since everyone needs to know EVERYTHING, I'll fill you in on this too. The pickup would only be used for hauling once, but I would probably keep it for a few weeks afterwards and use it for my dd until I get another car. I'm borrowing one right now, so this would allow me to not have to be borrowing one, and it would get me down there with a small load.

As toivio said, a car would work, but I dont see the difference between a $1500 truck and the same price for a car. Either is just as likely to break down on me by the reasoning presented on here.
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Old December 14th, 2012, 08:34 AM   #84
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Old December 14th, 2012, 08:38 AM   #85
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Old December 14th, 2012, 08:40 AM   #86
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I am so glad I can get awesome rental discounts through my employer. >$50 a day for a full size pickup with unlimited miles!

But I think it is a dumb decision, you are going to spend wayy too much money on the trip down there, should be able to find one up here for a better deal.

That being said, I would feel confident driving my old 95 GMC sonoma with 160,000 on it to Georgia and back. Great truck!
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Old December 14th, 2012, 08:40 AM   #87
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I can't believe that a person who has no way of going to Georgia to pick something big up would commit to buying something big in Georgia. I have a fleet of trucks at my disposal and a couple trailers and I would be hard pressed to find something worth wasting 2 solid days and a bunch of money driving to go get.
again, you don't know the whole story, and I don't really feel like telling it to you. basically, I had someone who was down south, and was going to bring it back for me, and said he was looking for a good deal too, and if I found one he could bring it back. I'd found him a yj tub, and he said he had plenty of room (obviously, it's a 26' enclosed trailer).
Then he filled up his 26' trailer with other stuff instead, and told me that he was out of room.

So, THAT was the original plan for this. It didn't work out, but the parts I'm getting are still a good deal, and now I'm trying to find the best way to get down there.
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Old December 14th, 2012, 08:46 AM   #88
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You will have a very hard time getting advice on your original question.Most people on this site would rather attack your ideas then offer anything positive.They believe they know it all and what makes sence to them is the only logical answer.
I dont know that your plan makes a lot of sence to most,but it does to me.I like adventure,road trips,and a challenge. I see no problem buying a ride cheap,transfering insurence and plates,and selling it steep after you are done with it.Most people dont know that it is possible to buy a car right,drive it and resell for a profit.
Let them sit behind their keyboards and be negative while you go for a cruise to georgia.If it doesnt save you any money,o well. You got of your ass and did something instead of just attacking someone else.
If I can pull two sitdown pwc through the red top mountains in Georgia with my geo tracker you should be fine with a 4cyl. S10. You only need to do it once,not every day.
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I am so glad I can get awesome rental discounts through my employer. >$50 a day for a full size pickup with unlimited miles!

But I think it is a dumb decision, you are going to spend wayy too much money on the trip down there, should be able to find one up here for a better deal.

That being said, I would feel confident driving my old 95 GMC sonoma with 160,000 on it to Georgia and back. Great truck!
wow, that is a crazy good deal with your discount. If even triple that was true in my case, I'd still do it, but unfortunately, it isn't.

The money I will spend on the trip down + the money spent on the tub < the cost of any cj tub and accessories I've found around here. Trust me, I've been all over craigslist, and if there was an easier way for me to have done this, I would be.
I haven't found any decently priced cj tubs up here recently, and I keep on looking. Feel free to let me know if you find anything worthwhile.

You're in waterford!!! (any chance you wanna loan me that sonoma?? )
is it 4wd and manual? I've looked at a few of those with the 4.3
Seem to be good trucks. Any advice on what to look out for with them?
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You will have a very hard time getting advice on your original question.Most people on this site would rather attack your ideas then offer anything positive.They believe they know it all and what makes sence to them is the only logical answer.
I dont know that your plan makes a lot of sence to most,but it does to me.I like adventure,road trips,and a challenge. I see no problem buying a ride cheap,transfering insurence and plates,and selling it steep after you are done with it.Most people dont know that it is possible to buy a car right,drive it and resell for a profit.
Let them sit behind their keyboards and be negative while you go for a cruise to georgia.If it doesnt save you any money,o well. You got of your ass and did something instead of just attacking someone else.
If I can pull two sitdown pwc through the red top mountains in Georgia with my geo tracker you should be fine with a 4cyl. S10. You only need to do it once,not every day.
hey, I appreciate that. Like you, I saw this whole thing as kind of an adventure/road trip on my own, which I've never done, and the prices are certainly challenges for me to beat, you're right. I'm realizing that people dont seem to think it's possible to "flip" cars, you're right.

Wow, a tracker managed to do that?? Awesome.
Was it the 3 spd auto or 5 spd manual? I love those trucks. What kind of mpg did you average?
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Be carefull with 95 s10s. Nothing wrong with them per say,but they are a one yr only for the trans,wiring, and pcm. If a trans did go out finding a 95 is more difficult then 96 up.
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Be carefull with 95 s10s. Nothing wrong with them per say,but they are a one yr only for the trans,wiring, and pcm. If a trans did go out finding a 95 is more difficult then 96 up.
hmmm ok. what about a 95 sonoma? same deal I'd assume?
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hey, I appreciate that. Like you, I saw this whole thing as kind of an adventure/road trip on my own, which I've never done, and the prices are certainly challenges for me to beat, you're right. I'm realizing that people dont seem to think it's possible to "flip" cars, you're right.

Wow, a tracker managed to do that?? Awesome.
Was it the 3 spd auto or 5 spd manual? I love those trucks. What kind of mpg did you average?
It was a 5 speed. I honestly dont know if I ever checked the milage on that thing.I was driving a bdmt and hot rod chevy for daily drivers,it did better then I was used to.I bought it totalled with only a few thousand miles on it.I fixed it,drove it for about a yr,sold it and put $3500 profit in my pocket.
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It was a 5 speed. I honestly dont know if I ever checked the milage on that thing.I was driving a bdmt and hot rod chevy for daily drivers,it did better then I was used to.I bought it totalled with only a few thousand miles on it.I fixed it,drove it for about a yr,sold it and put $3500 profit in my pocket.
yea I guess it would get better mpg than a hot rod. that's solid though. similar to what I like to do.
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hmmm ok. what about a 95 sonoma? same deal I'd assume?
Cant remember for sure.I know 94 was the body change for trucks and 95 for blazers jimmies.Iirc 94-95 trucks are the same as 95 blazers and jimmies.Dont hold me to that,its been awhile since I got out of the s10s.
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wow, that is a crazy good deal with your discount. If even triple that was true in my case, I'd still do it, but unfortunately, it isn't.

The money I will spend on the trip down + the money spent on the tub < the cost of any cj tub and accessories I've found around here. Trust me, I've been all over craigslist, and if there was an easier way for me to have done this, I would be.
I haven't found any decently priced cj tubs up here recently, and I keep on looking. Feel free to let me know if you find anything worthwhile.

You're in waterford!!! (any chance you wanna loan me that sonoma?? )
is it 4wd and manual? I've looked at a few of those with the 4.3
Seem to be good trucks. Any advice on what to look out for with them?
Sold it a few months ago, was in your price range too!
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Old December 14th, 2012, 09:12 AM   #97
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Cant remember for sure.I know 94 was the body change for trucks and 95 for blazers jimmies.Iirc 94-95 trucks are the same as 95 blazers and jimmies.Dont hold me to that,its been awhile since I got out of the s10s.
hmm alright. I'll have to do some research on it.

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Sold it a few months ago, was in your price range too!
shoot.
well still, what was a weak link on those things, and is something I would both want to look out for when buying one, and when driving them. other than the outside mirrors haha.
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Old December 14th, 2012, 09:18 AM   #98
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contact route55 here on this board to transport it for you.

Beyond that, in reading the whole thread, you are way over thinking this.
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Old December 14th, 2012, 09:19 AM   #99
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You should probably just buy my powerstroke. An extra 140 miles on a 215k miles truck won't matter on your resale. You can have it for 7k. And its a crew cab so you'll be able to sleep in it. And its a long bed so you won't need to tow a trailer for your trip.
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If you are looking at s10s there are things to look out for,and maybe use to your advantage when buying.
Ball joints,idler arms,and piman arms are common wear parts.Autozone stuff lasts less then a yr.Moog or napa premium should last the life of the car unless wheeled.
Heater cores are known to go out and a pita to replace.I have bought several s10s because the owner was quoted $1000+ at the dealer. For less then $75 and half a day of my labor I can save a decent little truck.
Fuel pumps wear out like any gm.Buy a delphi from napa,make sure the ground is good,and never worry about it again.
I have had reverse go out in two 95 blazers around 180,000.
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