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The End of an Era

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by ColoradoTJ, Oct 13, 2016.

  1. Oct 13, 2016 at 2:49 PM
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    ColoradoTJ

    ColoradoTJ [OP] So there I was.... Staff Member

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    I put my Tundra up for sale last night around 11PM, and it was sold today. That was flippen quick.

    So now that it is all said and done, I still believe the Tundra is the best 1/2 ton truck for the every day person. It just does everything so well, and is very reliable....hard to argue with that.

    I will be having a few things for sale soon.

    Tow mirrors (@Muleycrazy13 has first dibs)
    bed mat
    airbags
    Softopper

    Beeb a great ride, that is for sure.
     
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  2. Oct 13, 2016 at 3:36 PM
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    bsktball55

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    What are you getting to replaced it? I know you were talking about a 3/4 or 1 ton to tow your trailer.
     
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  3. Oct 13, 2016 at 3:54 PM
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    ToyotaTundraMike

    ToyotaTundraMike Not A New Member

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    Good luck with your next purchase man! What are ya moving up to?
     
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  4. Oct 13, 2016 at 3:56 PM
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  5. Oct 13, 2016 at 4:21 PM
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    NewImprovedRon

    NewImprovedRon Hey! Get off my grass!

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    Hate to see you steppin' out of a Tundra, Chris, but a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do...:( Hope the new owner treats her right!
     
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  6. Oct 13, 2016 at 4:31 PM
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    ColoradoTJ

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    IMG_3710.jpg

    Something like this. 3500 LTZ longbox.

    Not sold on the longbox. This truck rides like a dream.
     
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  7. Oct 13, 2016 at 4:32 PM
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    ColoradoTJ

    ColoradoTJ [OP] So there I was.... Staff Member

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    He didn't even drive it. Lol.

    He also left it at my house for a bit. He looked at the stack of receipts and said "I'm good, I'm going to watch the Bronco game."
     
  8. Oct 13, 2016 at 4:34 PM
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    CaptTyler

    CaptTyler Life’s too short to have an ugly boat.

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    Looks nice man! We'll all miss ya! :cheers:
     
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  9. Oct 13, 2016 at 4:40 PM
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    mdavis

    mdavis I need a beer.

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    If I had the need (and money) this is what I'd be driving.
     
  10. Oct 13, 2016 at 4:44 PM
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    CaptTyler Life’s too short to have an ugly boat.

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    Have you looked at GMC's?
     
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  11. Oct 13, 2016 at 4:50 PM
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    COMiamiFan

    COMiamiFan SSEM #3. Don't forget to try the search bar.

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    Don't leave the forum, man. You still have knowledge you can still drop on us.
     
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  12. Oct 13, 2016 at 5:30 PM
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    ColoradoTJ

    ColoradoTJ [OP] So there I was.... Staff Member

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    Shit, after the "good deal quote" I received from Chevy....

    I just stopped at Ford....
     
  13. Oct 13, 2016 at 5:33 PM
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    Law323

    Law323 it’s only weird if you make it weird

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    Hate to see that happen, Chris.

    Good luck with your Chevy buddy!
     
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  14. Oct 13, 2016 at 5:34 PM
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    mdavis

    mdavis I need a beer.

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    Yep, chevy's are expensive! That's why the F-series are the top selling pick up.
     
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  15. Oct 13, 2016 at 5:35 PM
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    BlueFalconActual

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    Glad that you sold it so quick but genuinely bummed that you are leaving. Please keep us posted.
     
  16. Oct 13, 2016 at 6:05 PM
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    X2!
     
  17. Oct 13, 2016 at 6:14 PM
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    T-Rex266

    T-Rex266 Independentoffroad who? That's cute. Staff Member

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  18. Oct 14, 2016 at 8:32 AM
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    PRO BLANCO

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    Keep in touch Chris, and good luck with your new purchase.
     
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  19. Oct 14, 2016 at 8:41 AM
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    Mike Tread lightly.

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    Im not going to lie, those new Super Duty's that are coming out are freaking sweet. 925 pounds of torque :eek:
     
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  21. Oct 14, 2016 at 5:26 PM
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    mdavis I need a beer.

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    Saw one today in person. It is pretty nice.
     
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  23. Oct 14, 2016 at 6:02 PM
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    Hey Chris, we'll all miss you.
    Thanks for your wisdom and wit.
     
  24. Oct 15, 2016 at 7:39 AM
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    Congrats Chris this has been a long time coming im happy for ya!
     
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  25. Oct 15, 2016 at 7:50 AM
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    Thanks brother.
     
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    I've only been on here a month or so but your knowledge and expertise will be missed.
    I'm partial to diesels (had a '99 7.3 'stroke wish I never sold. Dad still has his though). I know you'll be happy with the capabilities the platform offers.
     
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  27. Oct 17, 2016 at 5:39 PM
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    Well it looks like GM is going to earn my business. Today I put a deposit down on a white 2016 Chevy LTZ 3500, longbox, single rear wheel truck, jet black leather interior. Pretty much fully loaded to the hilt. I almost did a 2017, but looking back in history and the advice of a 22 year GM tech on this site, I really do not want to do this until all the bugs are worked out of the L5P.
    This will be my first longbox truck. These trucks are huge, but I need some things:

    -fuel capacity. The factory is 36 gallons. As most of us already know, 26 gallon tanks just blow ass and really do not give a range I like. A bed mounted fuel tank should be added. 20-50 gallons should really put me where I want to be. Pulling into fuel stations can get to be a real PITA with a trailer and in diar need of fuel. One thing I always liked about my Dodges was the range. I could drive from Southern Colorado to Montana on one tank. Now I can make the round trip without fueling and dealing with price gouging.

    - towing stability. Long boxes just tow way better.

    - not worrying about crushing my cab with a 5th wheel or goose-neck trailer unless I am a total retard.

    - the ride is phenomenal in comparison.

    - bed space even if a hitch is in the bed.

    - no need for slider hitches. This is a huge savings.





    Ford flat out just pissed me off and lied to my face. Not the first time this has happened. I doubt one will ever be in my driveway. I have only owned one Ford in my life, 84 Escort that we purchased for flinging in the air in High School. My buddies 2011 has been pretty good for 70k miles with little to no issues. My other two buddies with 15 & 16's have seen their fair share of problems before 20k miles. One sold his before 13k miles. The other was pulling heads off at 15k miles. I'm not going to deal with that crap.

    Ram, even though they really have improved leap years from just a few years ago, I have to listen to the people that use them for work, day in...day out. Personally, if someone spends $50k or more, they shouldn't have to spend thousands more to make them run right. Not to mention replacing front end parts all the time.
     
  28. Oct 17, 2016 at 6:17 PM
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  29. Oct 17, 2016 at 6:19 PM
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    joonbug bacon

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  30. Oct 17, 2016 at 6:24 PM
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    ColoradoTJ

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    I haven't even seen it yet, and 56k
     
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