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    This POS
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    But don't think that its because its an old one, the new ones are just as unreliable, they just cost more to fix

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    what model lr are we talking about here?

    i always thought they were kinda cool, i mean not as cool as cjís of course, but you know almost as capable

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    So the LR is an NAS 4.0 V8? Absolute crap engine.

    Swap in a 300TDI & you'll get about the same acceleration & close to 30MPG on the highway @ 65-70.
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    Nope, it was a gutless 2.5N/A, replaced by a slightly less gutless 200tdi (no better than 24mpg whatever I do) rebuilt last year and now it looks like another top end rebuild and possibly a new head

    Any way (enough of that green oval crap) back to pick ups, I'm after either a 7.3 F350/250 pre 2000 (for tax reasons) or the previously mentioned W200
    But there is a very nice 41 ford on ebay that's calling to me 350V8 700r4 a 9" out back and gm front clip .

    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post
    So the LR is an NAS 4.0 V8? Absolute crap engine.

    Swap in a 300TDI & you'll get about the same acceleration & close to 30MPG on the highway @ 65-70.
    Last edited by artif; 07-06-2019 at 04:07 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by artif View Post
    Nope, it was a gutless 2.5N/A, replaced by a slightly less gutless 200tdi (no better than 24mpg whatever I do) rebuilt last year and now it looks like another top end rebuild and possibly a new head
    put a chevy or ford motor or cummins four cylinder in there and be done with it
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by artif View Post
    Nope, it was a gutless 2.5N/A, replaced by a slightly less gutless 200tdi (no better than 24mpg whatever I do) rebuilt last year and now it looks like another top end rebuild and possibly a new head
    Oops - forgot you're in the UK...

    My brother's 110 with a 300TDI gets 28+MPG. I drove a 110 with a TDI5 a few years ago - nice rig (that the guy paid 65K US for - so it shoulda been nice!
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    Waste of a good engine
    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    put a chevy or ford motor or cummins four cylinder in there and be done with it

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    oh **** the uk, yeah that changes things

    what do you call that aluminium buick v8 over there? thatís what your lr needs. . .
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    I love V8's but that thing is useless, not even for a boat anchor

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    oh **** the uk, yeah that changes things

    what do you call that aluminium buick v8 over there? thatís what your lr needs. . .

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    If it weren't for importation hassles (the US has wised up to people bringing in LRs) I'd sure take it off your hands. I know a nice 300TDI looking for a home. It's in Canada though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post

    did i stumble onto the nascar forum?
    Wherever you go...

    There you are...

    In a NECKAR forum <G>

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    Hey Gman, I would have never posted if I thought it would trash your thread, I will stay in the byob from now on.
    "para todo mal, mezcal, y para todo bien tambiťn" (for everything bad, mezcal, and for everything good, as well.)

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    Anything but a Tundra.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobby of Tulsa View Post
    Hey Gman, I would have never posted if I thought it would trash your thread, I will stay in the byob from now on.
    My very best forum friend (well... except for Glen, of course, but HE'S such a friend to everyone <humanitarian> that it hardly counts <G>)... you are welcome to post on my threads any old time. Even if you are feeling testy, feisty, ornery, codgery, grumpy, and/or obstreperous. With what you go thru daily... I'd have likely strangled someone by now.

    That was a nice truck. Another one that my dad owned at one point. His was a dark green. I used to take it out in the fields on wet days and throw it around - cutting cookies, and trying to avoid getting buried axle-deep. Back when I could almost barely see over the steering wheel.

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    Anything is better than what i have.
    Ya have to have no pride whatsoever to drive what I drive.
    It's a real POS.
    Ask Pless, He's seen it.
    Still, it gets me where I'm goin and back home again.
    I'm gonna ride til I can't no more.
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    i liked the license plate sheet metal repair
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    I had a look at these on Friday. The top spec model with the leather and everything seems pretty nice, has 3 diffs, they reckon you can select 4WD up to 100kph even on tarseal. I dunno that I would try that though.

    Actually I was looking at the runout previous models which are being offered at some really good prices.
    If you cant make it accurate, make it adjustable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    i liked the license plate sheet metal repair

    Aluminum siding too in a few spots.
    Sheet metal self tappers, some duct tape, caulking and spray paint.
    So far it's been a great temporary repair.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stiletto View Post

    I had a look at these on Friday. The top spec model with the leather and everything seems pretty nice, has 3 diffs, they reckon you can select 4WD up to 100kph even on tarseal. I dunno that I would try that though.

    Actually I was looking at the runout previous models which are being offered at some really good prices.
    Mitsubishi has some of the lowest resale values going. Just FYI.
    "If it ain't broke, you're not trying." - Red Green

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post
    Mitsubishi has some of the lowest resale values going. Just FYI.
    Yes I know, but in looking at the runout models the entry price is low enough to offset that to a large degree. Even the runout models have a 10 year drivetrain warranty and 5 years for the rest of the vehicle. I tend to keep my vehicles a long time by which time their value would tend to be just that of any working vehicle of that general condition.

    Didn't end up buying anyway, as what I wanted wasnt available.

    I do think the latest model's styling is way better than the earlier model. I'm sure styling has affected sales in the past.
    If you cant make it accurate, make it adjustable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stiletto View Post
    Yes I know, but in looking at the runout models the entry price is low enough to offset that to a large degree. Even the runout models have a 10 year drivetrain warranty and 5 years for the rest of the vehicle. I tend to keep my vehicles a long time by which time their value would tend to be just that of any working vehicle of that general condition.

    Didn't end up buying anyway, as what I wanted wasnt available.

    I do think the latest model's styling is way better than the earlier model. I'm sure that has affected sales in the past.
    My main experience is with their cars. Get to 100K miles & no one will touch 'em.
    "If it ain't broke, you're not trying." - Red Green

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post
    My main experience is with their cars. Get to 100K miles & no one will touch 'em.
    Yep, here they certainly depreciate faster than a Toyota. Check out the depreciation curve for BMW's too.
    If you cant make it accurate, make it adjustable.

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    I'm putting my truck in for a $160 modification this week. I had to go up into the mountains yesterday to pick up a bike. The truck was struggling a bit - especially overtaking on the steep hills. It runs out of puff... but at least we didn't strike the same problem as the guy in front of us.

    We were on a really steep... and I do mean REALLY STEEP section of road when a DH tourist van driver backed out of somewhere he shouldn't have and blocked the road. We'd been in low gear doing no more than 12 mph at that stage... until we were stopped. The truck in front of me was overloaded (as is common in Thailand) - full of large timber planks, piled about 4' high. When the DH got out of the way, said truck tried to restart on the hill... and came a couple of metres backwards. I was fine for that... but hand on horn, I was reversing down the hill. His second attempt failed too... but I was able to reverse even further back and get around him. No idea how that all ended up... but I suspect, not well.

    So - my Toyota has a turbocharged 3 litre, 4 cylinder diesel - but it isn't intercooled. I was over at my fabricator's place during the week and he was doing an intercooler on the same type of engine as mine... 3 days work, $162....







    I've got a different bar - with a WARN winch... but it should all fit... and if it doesn't, he'll make it fit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peb View Post
    Saw a midsize Honda truck the other day that looked decent. I sincerely hope I never need another full size pickup, at least as long as the stupidity in design continues.
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    The Ridgeline has a lot going for it. It does not offer a - non-negotiable for me - longer bed. The 6' - 3" on my Tundra is ok, but can't live with anything shorter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David G View Post
    The Ridgeline has a lot going for it. It does not offer a - non-negotiable for me - longer bed. The 6' - 3" on my Tundra is ok, but can't live with anything shorter.
    Aren't you allowed to drive with the tailgate down there?
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bigfella View Post
    Aren't you allowed to drive with the tailgate down there?
    you can in South Carolina

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bigfella View Post
    Aren't you allowed to drive with the tailgate down there?
    It's not so much carrying capacity... though that is part of it. I go to boat shows and go camping with the family - and the back of the pickup - with a high canopy - is the bed. The short-beds are too short to sleep in comfortably.

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    Got one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Girouard View Post
    Until your load leaks out and kills someone! Tell me you DONíT do this regularly! Holy ****, your NOT that %$#King stupid are you!
    And you fly jets ?? Holy F&^$!
    Haven't you heard of tie-downs. Just 'cause they aren't in the photo doesn't mean he doesn't use 'em. Mine live in the truck. Enough to handle any load.. and if not, there's always string... or staff who insist on riding in the back

    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

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    Quote Originally Posted by katey View Post
    Got one.
    You're lucky. Around here there would be nothing left of the body due to rust.
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    Good enough for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reynard38 View Post

    I'm pretty happy with mine so far.

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    Doesn't anybody want one of these?


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    I like the size of this:

    https://www.jeep.com/gladiator.html

    But too expensive, Chrysler quality control, probably poor on the highway in terms of steering feel and noise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bigfella View Post
    I'm putting my truck in for a $160 modification this week....
    Wow, different economy indeed, what a deal!
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