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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by gjcarving, Nov 23, 2013.
With that F450 I drove if you let it drop out of the redline shifting it didn't have the power pull the next gear. But you also couldn't just mat the gas pedal because it would wheelie or break something in the lower gears.
So, it was gratifying to get right. But man did it suck to screw up when you were doing emergency response and had to come to complete stop and start over. But OMFG did that giant Holly sucking fuel into a 429 sound good.
What made it a bitch for me was that was my mutual aid job. Normally I was attack team for my own station. But for mutual aid on the next island over I had to grab that old POS and drive it. So, I didn't drive it enough to get good.
Booked for my first organized trials event.
.......One week after I actually get the bike...
This should be entertaining....
You havent driven many 4drs then
20mpg with 35s and an auto trans
4dr does the job with the longer wheelbase, extra doors are great for shufflin people/kids around.
Rides better than the 2drs
Havent had a single recall yet, on any of my last 5 jeeps actually
Its is a Jeep thing, you either love’m or hate them. They are great to tool around in, but they are not a truck. Pulls small trailers fine, forget anything bigger than a 5x10 enclosed.
Mine is loaded for Moab, pulling a 5x8 thru the mountains will be a new experience. I’ll report back in a few weeks
OK back to new trucks, can I just say that if the 2020 Bronco is what I think it is going to be Jesus will indeed weep.
Four fucking doors? On a Bronco? Did they eat the brown acid in 69? Seriously, what the hell is Ford thinking?
I don't remember the over/under being all that much of an issue. If you got it wrong the secondary transmission lever simply wouldn't move until you had the proper speed/RPMs. I do remember slowing way down a few times and starting over in like 2nd, but I don't recall stopping. I might have had to. I just don't remember.
I do remember the damn 2-speed rear axle giving me fits for a few days until I had it mastered. Like a mile of clicking sound on several occasions until I figured it out.
I did jump in a buddy's older C75 grain truck a couple of autumns ago to help for a couple of weekends. (I still have a CDL) It all came back to me and I shifted that trans, and axle, like a boss!
Noooo, mine was 2Dr but I know peepolzzz wiff them inn 4dr. If you expect something besides a Jeep you will bee dissappoint. You aRR a jeepy duder. Id expect nuthin less than you two be smitten!
And no manual transmission on the upcoming rangers. That's about as bad as 4 doors on a bronco.
Don’t get in a hurry. I remember doing really well at my first event but getting a lot of 5s because I went the wrong way.
For newbs...listen and watch. I had an old timer give me the best trials advice anyone ever gave me at my first event...at your first trials find your line and walk it, in every section, first time through. I kept that practice at every event I ever rode.
Like a golf ball that just lays there and torments you, a trails section does the same thing.
Disregard these guys .
Pin it to win it.
Diesel sticky shifter with leave sprangzzzz.
Run dont walk!
There was a hotshot AHRMA/WERA/CCS roadracer friend of mine that wanted to try vintage trials once. This guy could flat fucking own a racetrack.
We picked him up all damn day as he crashed his brains out about 15 times that day "pinning it to win it."
Great... I can't golf either.
Wish they would have put the 4.0 in the new JK's, but the 3.6 gets 20mpg all day where the 4.0 bested 15 but closer to 12 most times
I had an old timer at that Ryan Young class tell me, "everybody walks their line before but many forget to walk and pay attention to your front tire line and your rear tire line"
I was just like "Screw you old man! I'm gonna pin it to win it!!!" then I flipped him off, hopped on my bike and roosted that old bat!
First part was true!
Seriously! How long can we talk about these 4 wheeled things that are good for nothing besides getting from point A to point B?!?!?!
Our work fleet is made up of 1/2 ton Fords and Rams, 3/4 ton Rams, and 1 ton Rams. We use to be all Ford but the 6.0 diesels forced us to move to Rams. Why Ford ever left the 7.3 liter I have no idea but the 6.0 was and is a disaster. Anytime you have to pull the cab off of the frame to work on something is pure stupidity and it happened quite often. The Ford Eco Boost is not that much more economical on MPG to make a difference. The interiors on our 1/2 ton Rams are better. We issue new trucks at 100K so I can't say how long they actually last. We have no reliability issues with any of our trucks, Ford or Ram.
I kinda enjoy the weeks I trade my bike with my little brother and I drive his 6.0L F350.
No truck needs 620hp off the rear axle...... But WOW is that FUN!!!!
Problems with all F450 and F550's I've been around....which is LOTS