Personal diesel truck

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Tallbastid, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. Sasquatch2112

    Sasquatch2112 scatology expert

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    The government is mad about losing its Tax revenue. Don't get between the govment and its $$. Bad things will happen.
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  2. 1greenmachine

    1greenmachine Been here awhile

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    Had some farmer last summer come in at work saying that the cops where dipping tanks at a tractor pull and nabbed a few guys. Its funny that the extra few bucks in taxes are so important but thrives are greedy and the governments the biggest one out there.
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  3. klp

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    I have never owned a Suby but my '05 Tacoma was a great truck. I traded that on a Tundra which was also great but huge, hard to park, and huge. :deal One thing about the Tacoma is they are pretty thirsty, something I hope they address with the next remodel. My Tundra driven gently would get close to the same mpg figures. I don't use my trucks for work, just moving bikes around mostly.

    I am waiting for the OP to post up pics of his new Taco....

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  4. Tallbastid

    Tallbastid Let's get tropical

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    You must be talking about the 6cyl Taco? I'm going 4cyl only for the fuel mileage it will bring me. Nissan doesn't make a 4x4 4cyl, and I'm unimpressed with the Canyon/Colorado.

    Have my Taco conifgured; 2013 access cab, M/T, 4x4, SR5 in blue. Going to get the all weather floor mats and call it a day... I'm hoping to have this truck forever. I'm currently playing the dealership game, and have been pleasantly surprised at the lack of ass-hattery I've experienced this far. (I've worked sales, so I like to think I can spot the bullshit) Should be anytime in the next month or so, once I find a deal I like or the Jeep sells. :clap
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  5. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    So I was watching Top Gear a little bit ago. Seems that Ford makes a Ranger 4dr DIESEL pickup for EUR.

    3.2l V-6 IIRC

    Ummmm why can't we get that here?!

    M
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  6. Sasquatch2112

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    Dodge is bringing out a 1500 diesel this year.
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  7. Ko

    Ko Observant as never

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    Not true, we get the engine :lol3

    Probably because it will cut into 150s...


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  8. Sasquatch2112

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    The real advantage of the diesel over all other options:

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    My truck, two buddies with their bikes and a buddies trailer heading out to Death Valley for several days of fun and merriment.

    1500 lbs of crap in the bed, 10,000 lbs of trailer. Motored up and down the hills at 70+ :clap
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  9. a1fa

    a1fa Throttle Jockey™

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    must have been a cozy ride in that single cab.. who was in the middle?
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  10. Sasquatch2112

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    Extended cab. My buddy to the right of the photo had the back seat to himself.
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  11. ysr612

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    down in Central America it seems all of the Japanese companies make little 4 cyl diesel trucks that get from 30 mpg for the turbo to over 50 for the ones that can't get out of their own way.
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  12. Tallbastid

    Tallbastid Let's get tropical

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    Is there a real reason why we don't have those little diesels in the us? I'd buy one it a heartbeat.
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  13. mud

    mud I just wander.....

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    I have never REALLY heard a good one. Mostly just conspiracy type stuff.....
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  14. darenative

    darenative Been here awhile

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    10k of trailer makes for a dull read. It should have read 6500 lbs of trailer and 3500 lbs of hookers and beer..:lol3
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  15. Sasquatch2112

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    Fixed for you! Shhh, don't tell the spouse. :rofl
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  16. ysr612

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    look what type of time VW had trying to sell there early Rabbit and Golfs. I do think that is the reason we don't have them.

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  17. Tallbastid

    Tallbastid Let's get tropical

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    Yeah but now tdi's are very popular, it seems the us market is warming up to diesel.
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  18. CA Stu

    CA Stu Steer with your face! Super Moderator

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    One of your buddies better be a midget to fit in the back seat of that thing. :D

    I have the exact same truck.
    01 Laramie SLT longbed camper special w/5.9 Cummins. :D
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  19. PirateJohn

    PirateJohn Banned

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    Funny! I need to hang with you jokers as long as the hookers don't exceed 120 lbs. each. If we are talking about 300 lb. hookers and minimal quantities of beer then ai pass ;)


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  20. AtlantaViking

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    Here's the reason as I understand it. Prior to '06 the US had about zero emissions regs on diesels. So the soot spewing and good mileage was plentiful. However, once the tighter regs from EPA kicked in post '06 we went from 0 regs (for all practical purposes) to the most stringent in the world. This forced practically every auto maker out initially and made the diesel PU market get ridiculous EGR systems that radically overcomplicated a simple engine, killed the good mileage, and led to all sorts of reliability issues (see Ford 6.0 pre EGR in school buses vs. post EGR in PU - what a train wreck).

    Anyway - now that high gas costs have affected the love for the big V8s and the demand for small diesels might actually exist - nothing out there can be readily dropped in and meet the regs. I don't know if Europe has the same regs as we do now - and I wonder about that since Ford is bringing in the 5-cyl diesel in the new transit from Europe and Dodge is bringing in the VM Motori in their new van...so take all this with a grain of salt (or two)