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Old April 15th, 2006, 10:23 AM   #41
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looks like a good first vehicle vwman. I wouldnt listen about the color or the gas milage and what you should or shouldnt do too much. I would keep it up and get a few years out of it and not go the lightning engine route though. I mean go for it if you have money burning a hole in your pocket :gman: Good first truck, not to bad at all for a 15 year old that bought it him self

Heres some advice (you may not want to hear cause your excited about the new wheels) lots of guys throw tons of money at there first real car, and regret it a few years later ... keep it as your daily driver, tow rig, etc. Keep it clean and reliable and get a few years out of it. This will help you save some money for something that is really cool.

And put your money into a vehicle that you can get your money back on when it comes time to sell it.

very good advice and well put
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Old April 15th, 2006, 03:26 PM   #42
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i work at mcdonalds cut grass build decks and roof houses and build hadicap raps and landscape
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Old April 15th, 2006, 04:19 PM   #43
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" One of the things Edward knows is: its not how you stand by your car, it's how you race your car "
You own Chevy's, which means racing will never be a possibility for you.
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Old April 15th, 2006, 06:13 PM   #44
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You own Chevy's, which means racing will never be a possibility for you.
I have a GMC too < messing with ya
I also have a jeep that will NEVER see over 25 MPH
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Old April 15th, 2006, 06:20 PM   #45
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this truck tops out at 85 or 90 but alot of power it has a c6 trans and the 5.0 v8 efi
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Old April 16th, 2006, 12:34 PM   #46
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Ever here of sarcasm or joking? You should see how bad I got ragged on when I joined over a year ago.

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Old April 16th, 2006, 06:18 PM   #47
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all the cool kids work at mcdonalds (me too)
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Old April 17th, 2006, 05:33 PM   #48
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2wd --- lift it anyway beef up the front suspension and have yourself a 'baja' style truck

I had a '85 2wd S-10 that I could put my head through the floorboards when i got it... fixed up it sank tons of cash into it and dont regret it a second... that truck taught me A LOT about vehicles. You got a good base here, buy it and use it as a tow rig for a 4x4

This is way better then your buggy -- and i hate ford
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Old April 17th, 2006, 05:56 PM   #49
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I wouldn't classify a 118k truck with a c6 to have "a lot of pwer" but it def is gona have wayyyyyyyy more balls than some buggy. I'd just drive it and keep it runnin good and then have it as a decent tow vehicle. (oh and 14 mpg sucks ass...my jeep gets 20 and still burns a full tank driving home at 70mph)
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Old April 17th, 2006, 08:10 PM   #50
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My friends 2wd ford 20+ inches of travel front and rear, sits on 35's



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Old April 19th, 2006, 02:20 AM   #51
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i'm leaving it stock and just akin care of it
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Old April 20th, 2006, 12:01 PM   #52
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cool.

looks like you will have a tow rig once you get ahold of a 4x4!


Yes. I also agree with the statement that you made regarding keeping it stock. Just stick to maintaining it and keeping it dependable and you'll be able to use it for many things, including towing. The truck is a pretty good choice for a variety of reasons:

- Extended cab for gear and the occasional person.
- Long wheelbase for better towing.
- A common Ford motor for which there is a large aftermarket.
- Only one axle's worth of gears to change or swap if you need to beef it for towing in the future.

I can't see the rear pics that well, but the one thing I would consider investing in is a heavy hitch or a bumper with a receiver built into it to replace that ball-in-the-bumper towing setup.



When you are done dicking around with your buggy (if you still have it) and you sell your Snapper, get with me. (Leave your Dad at home this time.) I am assembling a 4-spd CJ-5 rolling drivetrain from various components I have collected and don't need for any of my projects.

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it is a short bed
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wow. amazing. we never could figure that out.
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wow. amazing. we never could figure that out.
You missed it. Nevermind.
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Old April 21st, 2006, 07:49 AM   #56
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this truck tops out at 85 or 90 but alot of power it has a c6 trans and the 5.0 v8 efi
should be an E4OD trans, not a C6.

Nice truck, keep it stock and fix what breaks on your own and you'll learn a lot.
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well you had the options of what trans you want and this has the c6
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cool, If you send me the VIN, I can email you the build sheet and any dealer repairs that have happened... if you're interested
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