I bought a Tracker

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by RLK, Jun 16, 2012.

  1. JamesG

    JamesG Rabid Poster

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    Yeah, second gen Trakicks look dorky with the stock wheels/tires.
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  2. Ogre_fl

    Ogre_fl Long timer

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    Its been YEARS since I went though upsizing the tires, but I think the 235's I have on mine are as big as you can run on a non-lifted tracker without any rubbing issues.
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  3. WVhillbilly

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    :nod
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  4. LuciferMutt

    LuciferMutt Rides slow bike slow

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    Nice score. I've always thought that if one lived in a small beach town or on an island/etc that one of these things (with 4WD) would be an ideal runabout. Great for sand and some fun offroading to get to certain spots.
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  5. JamesG

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    Which is why the islands of the Caribbean are crawling with them.
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  6. Dave in Wi

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    I saw this in the local news today. I don't think I'd put my 18 year old daughter in one of these. But they are fun.

    TOMAH, Wis. -
    Four people were injured when their SUV rolled twice after the driver lost control in TuesdayÂ’s snow, according to the Wisconsin State Patrol.
    Officers said the driver of the Chevrolet Tracker lost control in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 90 near Tomah at 1 p.m. Tuesday while it was changing lanes.
    The driver, Hayley Malone, 18, of Kendall, was transported to Tomah Memorial hospital along with the passengers ranging in range from 14 to 44. All are from Kendall.
    The State Patrol said none of the injuries are life-threatening.
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  7. WVhillbilly

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    They all do that.


    But I have been in a lifted Samurai which was tilted WAY over and didn't roll.
    Low speed vs high speed, these things ain't F1 cars by a long shot.

    You can't tell how steep this is in the picture, but it was hard to walk up.
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    Slightly modified
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  8. Thinc2

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    Cool car at a great price RLK - congrats!
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  9. RLK

    RLK 4,949

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    I must correct myself. No ABS. I was thinking that i'd never seen a dash light for it, I looked for the modulator w/ brake lines under the hood, nope. The seller said it had it. Its got plenty of brakes but the rotors are warped. No big deal.
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  10. jonny cash

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    I bought this 96 a couple months ago off Craigslist. It was cheap! I've got more grins per dollar than almost anything else I've owned. The 20 " of snow last week was worth almosr every penny!
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  11. jonny cash

    jonny cash LEGEND

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  12. WVhillbilly

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    Nice Tracker, and not rusted to hell either. Surprising.
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  13. RLK

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    That looks like fun JC! I took the passenger seat out yesterday to help a friend move. We fit a nightstand, a big old tv, and 6 boxes of stuff. It makes me think I could set a cot inside and lay down.
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  14. WVhillbilly

    WVhillbilly Long timer

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    Smallest hotel room ever :lol3
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  15. jonny cash

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    Thanks!! I too was pleasantly surprised when I went to look at it. Interior is in great shape also, and the ac works.
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  16. PaddedHat

    PaddedHat Been here awhile

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    My daily commute at one point was driving right through a ski resort. They are perennially hopeful fuckers, and would start the snow makers up every time the weather man lied, and said that it would be dropping below freezing. I quickly learned to never assume that the road up the mountain would be snow free, any time after the beginning of November. Well one morning I'm right behind one of those jelly beanish abortions AKA the Suzuki X90. and apparently he didn't get the snow memo. He rounds a blind corner as he starts the climb and, fuck me if he doesn't hit a man made blizzard. He taps the brake and starts spinning, and spinning....... after a while it looks like that last few seconds before the clothes washer stops. Eventually he comes to a stop, facing the desired direction and pulls to the shoulder. As I pass, I look over. He has a ten and two death grip on the wheel, and looks like like he has seen the face of God. I wasn't even driving, and I concur with your opinion, it was pretty horrifying.
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  17. thumpism

    thumpism Been here awhile

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    A buddy of mine decided he wanted one of these and I found exactly what he wanted on CL; soft top 2WD, manual trans with A/C. Seller was moving up to a 4WD Tacoma pickup. Dented passenger door was the only issue. He's been driving it for years now and loves it, but I had the honor of driving it to his place following his real car. I did not care for the Tracker on the interstate but it is a neat little vehicle. From my observations it seems to be the second vehicle of choice in rural Pennsylvania. They were everywhere during a trip I took there a while back.
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  18. OaklandStrom

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    Rusted? Do they salt the roads where you are?
    Rusty cars are pretty rare on the west coast. My Tracker was pretty much rust free.
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  19. WVhillbilly

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    To say they salt the roads in WV would be a gross understatement.

    I'll have to spend some time under the back of my truck this spring with a wire wheel and Rustoleum, it's a 2010.

    I've seen the frame of an 04 Chevy truck rusted in two in the past year.

    My car doesn't come outside in the winter, not ever. Nor do my bikes.
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  20. Bueller

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    Same issue in Ohio. Why is it they didn't use this crap when I lived in Washington State (which happens to be mountainous) but they feel compelled to keep the flatlands of Ohio encased in a crust of brine for 1/3 of the year?
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