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Old December 16th, 2012, 12:10 AM   #181
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No one is reading your posts....BECAUSE YOUR POSTS ARE FUCKING STUPID!
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Old December 16th, 2012, 05:50 AM   #182
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so there is a $1200 tub that is close to home and it is still worth it to go to fucking georgia in a beater truck to buy a tub that you can only see pictures of????

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Old December 16th, 2012, 06:07 AM   #183
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Alright, so I don't run this conversation to run away on a name calling battle between chevy and ford (and maybe toyota, datsun, nissan, mazda ??) but here's the deal:
I'm planning on heading down to Georgia in a week to pick up some parts for my cj. The only item of significance weight wise is the fiberglass tub, at ~310 lbs. I don't have a vehicle that can haul, and I may or may not be able to borrow a friends 95? blazer with the 4.3 and ~150k miles. edit: Also will likely have access to a trailer that will be sufficient. I'm trying to solve the vehicle problem, not find a trailer, just to clear up any confusion.

I know the 4.3 is a good motor, but I've heard mixed reviews about the blazer. Since it's a 1400 mile round trip, I'd rather buy a cheap pickup for the trip, and then sell it afterwards then have the blazer break down on me. So here are the options I know of, please tell me the pros and cons of them
The main trucks am looking at are the Ranger and the S10. The foreign trucks listed aboveall tend to carry a higher price than I want.

So for the ranger, there's the 4 cyl 2.3, and the 3.0 and 4.0 v6. I personally prefer stickshift, plus it should net me better mpg on the freeway. The most this whole rig could weigh is ~1k pounds.
I'm wondering if the the ranger 2.3 is too underpowered to tow this light of a load at 70mph. I wont be trying to drive quickly, and I don't know if the smaller engine will save me gas or use more because it may be overloaded.

The 3.0 I don't see in stick form often, the 4.0 in manual I see more often.
Would a relaxed cruising speed on the freeway with the 4.0 net me better mpg than the 2.3 because it isn't as underpowered?
Also have been told the auto trannies are weaker on these trucks. Not sure if that's true, or whether people just overwork them and they overheat.

For the s10, I basically have the iron duke, the 2.8, and the 4.3. Same questions as above: what will be able to handle the load and net me the best mpg? I don't need lots of power, I just dont want to be way overworking the engine. I'll be taking it easy.

NOTE: I Will only be using this truck for the time it takes for me to go down south and back, until the time I can sell it as soon as I return. Can't have that kind of mpg for my commuting.

edit: I probably will not need 4x4 either, if that makes a difference.
I dont want to read this whole thread, but have you considered shipping your item? This seems like a more sensible idea.
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Old December 16th, 2012, 06:14 AM   #184
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I dont want to read this whole thread, but have you considered shipping your item? This seems like a more sensible idea.
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Old December 16th, 2012, 07:01 AM   #185
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my friend had a ranger 2.3l 4 cyl 5speed. we often put one snowmobile in the bed, and put another on a small 1 place trailer behind it. it was fine on flat ground, struggled in the hills a little. got pretty good mpg.

if you opt for a v6 get a 4.3l s10.
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Old December 16th, 2012, 08:55 AM   #186
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I'm just going to stop replying to these posts, cause this isn't helping me!!!!! Just fyi

this has all been asked and answered on the last 2 pages, if not before then. Feel free to go back and look.

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Old December 16th, 2012, 09:18 AM   #187
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Old December 16th, 2012, 09:19 AM   #188
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What are you paying for this tub in Georgia? Must be in the $300 range to make it worth it.
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Old December 16th, 2012, 09:23 AM   #189
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I see in the parts delivery forum that this awesome trip got cancelled, why for?
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I see in the parts delivery forum that this awesome trip got cancelled, why for?
actually, I got back from the trip Friday. Went quite well. The cancelled thread you see if the one where I was looking to see if anyone else was going to be heading down there, and if I could pay them to snag my stuff.
No one was, and I decided to head down myself. The thread for that is 2-3 aobve the cancelled one you saw.
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actually, I got back from the trip Friday. Went quite well. The cancelled thread you see if the one where I was looking to see if anyone else was going to be heading down there, and if I could pay them to snag my stuff.
No one was, and I decided to head down myself. The thread for that is 2-3 aobve the cancelled one you saw.
Do tell what you have invested in your adventure and what vehicle you used...
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well, it was better than shipping it, and I enjoyed a solo roadtrip.
Rented a 2012 Dodge Ram from enterprise. $80.

Gas was cheaper down south, but never paid over $3.40 a gallon. As low as $3.03 in TN.
avg of 19 mpg on the way down with empty trailer, and 17.5-18.5 on the way back with the tub.

Spent about $250 in gas. + rental. Brought my own food, stayed in a super 8 motel for $50. So, about $400 into the trip all said and done. Pretty much what I expected. I was satisfied, and it was something cool to do myself.

Now someone's going to tell me I could've shipped it for less, which isn't true.
If that kind of fight starts lol I'll just stop replying again. I saved around $350 vs shipping it, plus, as I said, I got to take a solo roadtrip, which I'd never done before.

So all in all, I think it was worth it. Apparently, the majority of those reading this thread are moneybags, and $350 wouldn't be worth it to them. It was to me though, especially when combined with the experience I gained, which is all that matters at the end of the day.
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well, it was better than shipping it, and I enjoyed a solo roadtrip.
Rented a 2012 Dodge Ram from enterprise. $80.

Gas was cheaper down south, but never paid over $3.40 a gallon. As low as $3.03 in TN.
avg of 19 mpg on the way down with empty trailer, and 17.5-18.5 on the way back with the tub.

Spent about $250 in gas. + rental. Brought my own food, stayed in a super 8 motel for $50. So, about $400 into the trip all said and done. Pretty much what I expected. I was satisfied, and it was something cool to do myself.

Now someone's going to tell me I could've shipped it for less, which isn't true.
If that kind of fight starts lol I'll just stop replying again. I saved around $350 vs shipping it, plus, as I said, I got to take a solo roadtrip, which I'd never done before.

So all in all, I think it was worth it. Apparently, the majority of those reading this thread are moneybags, and $350 wouldn't be worth it to them. It was to me though, especially when combined with the experience I gained, which is all that matters at the end of the day.
I know, and have met many people from this site... None of which are moneybags.
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I'm glad to see you rented a truck and got your parts instead of trying to be a cheapass buying and selling and flipping s10's and rangers in each state on your way there and back.
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