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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by trevorf, Jun 2, 2014.
My 96 with 96k mikes.
Damn... That is one fantastic machine you have there. Keep it just like that forever!
Damn hitch thieves.
Not going out like that again. 5/8" Grade 8 bolt, red LocTite, cold weld. Bring power tools and time next time, thieving scum.
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I feel you on that...I bought a 2012 Ram 3500 in January in Colorado while visiting family. I live in Alaska, and was planning on going and getting it last week and coming up with a new trailer full of goodies. Due to work restrictions on traveling out of town and the Canadian border bring closed, there's no way I'm getting it any time soon. So, she sits... At least my family is keeping it on a battery tender and taking it on warm up trips.
Just move up to Wi, one winter left in the receiver and it's a act of god to get it out. Traded in my old truck with the hitch still in it because 10 minutes of pounded didnt even budge it.
Same as my three year old truck in southern Illinois, it was NEVER in salt as it was ONLY used to pull my RV. 60k miles and it could not be removed.
Yeah I had one once I'm pretty sure I could have towed a 10,000# trailer without the pin in.
Put the Ex to work dragging home another Frontier. Probably would have made the drive but trailering was less of a headache. Unknown trans issue, guy said it gets jerky/rough when driving for extended periods.
Old Fronty putting the trailer back. Easier to make the 90 uphill turn in my backyard with this guy than the Ex.
Does that one have the battery and booster motor/generator? Light hybrid? I rented a Ram 1500 Hemi with that setup last year. Good lord was it ever quick. I read that with the electric boost it was making like near 600 lbs ft.
Automatic? You are probably aware of the radiator/trans cooler mixing of fluids causing herky-jerky in the trans while driving. I had a 6-speed manual Frontier for 11.5 years so, I didn't have to deal with that.
No - from all accounts the e-torque engine as it’s called doesn’t give much real world advantage unless towing. I don’t tow so the e-torque and Diesel engines would be be wasted money.
It’s plenty quick as is. Amazing a 6.5sec 0-60 is possible in a 2 1/2 ton truck.
I had an 09 that was subject to that mess. Luckily mine never had the issue in the 115,000 miles I had it. Nissan extended warranties on that part for free. Too much time has probably passed though.
We bought this for the farm just before stuff hit the fan, did not go down to get it the weekend before the Canada / US Border closed because it was too cold to be trying to get a 40 year old truck back so it has been sitting in the middle of Montana for a while and it looks like it will be another 30 days at least before we even think about going to get it.
That right there is a proper TRUCK. Looks in excellent shape too. What engine and transmission? Your stuck truck is bigger than mine...
Yea, its an auto and that was the first thing I checked. Coolant looked fine and the radiator wasn't replaced anytime recently judging by its appearance. Trans fluid was OK but looks old.
I only gave $700 for the truck so even if it needs a trans I'm still doing OK on it.
Iv’e heard the auto trans in the fronty can be finicky, curious if you know why that is? Thank god I got the 6sp manual! Love my Frontier
edit,,,,, just saw other post explaining trans issues, now I know
Yea I would have preferred a manual but TBH the woman will be using this more than I will. She can drive my manual GTI but the truck might have been too much. Plus having an auto in the fleet is nice on those lazy days (Excursion is manual and a hell of a clutch pedal to work in traffic).
That's why you stick it in gear and let the thing creep. ...as much as possible anyway.
I have a manual X3, but luckily, don't have to commute in 66 traffic.