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    Re: Ford vs chevy vs ram SRW one ton diesel

    Nice looking truck!
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    Re: Internet Dish Wiring

    This.
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    Re: Ford vs chevy vs ram SRW one ton diesel

    Got a kick out of driving past the golf courses up there and every vehicle in the parking lot was a $80,000 pickup....
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    Re: Internet Dish Wiring

    Would not be running the ground wire into the interior of the house....
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    Re: Ford vs chevy vs ram SRW one ton diesel

    Country Cadillacs... Lol.

    Sounds good.
  6. Re: Trailer Tire Failure - Not a good way tho start the weekend

    Have a look at PMC Tire out of Sherbrooke. Particularly for snow tires.

    Amazing service.

    Pmctire.com
  7. Thread: Towing HEAVY

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    Re: Towing HEAVY

    http://www.overdriveonline.com/navistar class-action-lawsuit/
  8. Thread: Towing HEAVY

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    Re: Towing HEAVY

    Would stay away from anything post 2010. The warrant claims on their egr equipped motors almost bankrupted the company. On ours the high pressure pump failed at 50 hours, one of the emissions sensors...
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    Re: Opinions wanted on trailer.

    My mental math puts you over 6K.
  10. Thread: Towing HEAVY

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    Re: Towing HEAVY

    This is what we use. 2011 IH 4400 with a 20,000 lb rear axle, air brake, air ride, air suspended cab. It is still a rough sob to ride in and I would not be happy using it for daily duties. It was...
  11. Re: Gas & Diesel Titans go head to head on the Gauntlet

    I believe the trailer was identical.
  12. Re: Gas & Diesel Titans go head to head on the Gauntlet

    Except that it's a moving target.
  13. Re: Gas & Diesel Titans go head to head on the Gauntlet

    That's not the point. The pressurized oil burner should have made short work of this test at altitude. It also used nearly as much fuel over the same course, which is echoed in the feedback from...
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    Re: Korean attack on TBN

    Thought I'd had a stroke
  15. Gas & Diesel Titans go head to head on the Gauntlet

    Surprised this hasn't been up here yet.

    Not sure what Nissan was doing when they tuned the diesel, but it got smoked by the new version of the 5.6 Gas motor... Over a minute faster up the hill...
  16. Re: Trailer Tire Failure - Not a good way tho start the weekend

    Synthetic rubber. There is very little real rubber used in tires nowadays.
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    Re: which snow blower is better?

    Yup, that's pretty much all they use here now.
  18. Thread: Poison Ivy

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    Re: Poison Ivy

    It's everywhere in Quebec. I have pictures of roadside ditches that are carpeted with the stuff.
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    Re: How much trailer do I need?

    You will also max out a 7000 lb trailer with that combination.... Pay attention to the available payload on anything you look at.
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    Re: How much trailer do I need?

    I have a ct235 and an 18' trailer. With the bushhog and loader installed it hangs 3' over. 18' is the minimum you should be looking at IMO.
  21. Re: 2006 Ford F-150 rear pinion gear failure !!!

    Do you have a teenage son.....
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    Re: Adjustable air bags

    I've got over 100,000 Km's on a set of Air Lift 1000's in my ram. At 30 psi there is basically no squat with 1000 lbs on the ball. The truck does sit about 2" higher unloaded though.

    You will...
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    Re: Ford vs chevy vs ram SRW one ton diesel

    They are a pretty tough combination to find. I haven't seen one for sale anywhere.
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    Re: Ford vs chevy vs ram SRW one ton diesel

    You should price 20" tires...
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    Re: Ford vs chevy vs ram SRW one ton diesel

    The harsh ride is likely from running the tires at full rated pressure. Also, going with twenty inch rims and E rated tires is not going to be pleasant ever.
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    Re: Bobcat CT 235 starting problem

    Can you hear the fuel solenoid click when you turn the key to run?
  27. Thread: Poison Ivy

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    Re: Poison Ivy

    Cover your exposed skin with sunscreen. It will give you a barrier against it.
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    Re: How much oil should my truck use?

    Our DMax will randomly burn a quart of oil between fill ups.... Dealer could never find a problem.

    It will go for months with no issue and then boom, down a quart.

    Keep an eye on it.
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    Re: American made chain and hooks

    Good luck.
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    Re: American made chain and hooks

    No, I'm a realist who has experience in buying such products.

    Good luck. And you should look into the laws that stipulate how goods are labeled.
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    Re: American made chain and hooks

    I doubt you will find any suppliers.
  32. Re: Considering ground-source heat pump, advice or suggestions?

    From what I've read the duct work has to be sized to the heat pump or the heat exchanger will freeze up. They need higher volume than a typical furnace/ac unit.
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    Rotary Cutter Re: Bush hog crazy wheel....

    nerd.
  34. Re: Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    I had one. The ten steps, in order. Cone of silence for the wife.
  35. Re: Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    Buddy of mine did that. That's why you never let the wife interrupt your trailer prep routine.
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    Rotary Cutter Re: Bush hog crazy wheel....

    The only thing I can say is that the pivot has too much castor angle. I think you're right that someone has used a universal replacement, as it looks to me that if you reversed the wheel would...
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    Re: Suggestions for Mower for 91-year old?

    You might be able to find a nearly new Simplicity Conquest. Pwr steering and suspension.
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    Re: Suggestions for Mower for 91-year old?

    That's awesome.
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    Rotary Cutter Re: Bobcat rotary cutters?

    Bobcat doesn't make it's own implements. If you can figure out who makes it all the better. My blower for example is made for them by Erskine. Looks like a good deal in any event.
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    Re: 7 ft wide land pride bush hog?

    It also has a huge amount of inertia. Be very careful engaging the pto and make your throttle changes slowly. I already slip the clutch at idle to get my 60 going.
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    Re: Which Gooseneck Trailer?

    wow... lol
  42. Re: Considering a 2004 Chevy express 3500 any horror stories??

    Check the oil pan on the E Series. Huge job to fix if it's rusty. BTDT.
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    Re: Load balancing

    500 lb tongue rating is class 3.

    Not even rated for the empty trailer.
  44. Re: Synthetic Vs petroleum oil for engine break in ?

    Make sure he's not over filling.
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    Re: Ford aluminum truck beds are strong how?

    Spray on undercoatings often make corrosion issues worse. Just ask GM about their truck frames.
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    Re: Load balancing

    I agree, it is a very poor idea. And when that trailer starts to sway it will be unrecoverable.
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    Re: Ford aluminum truck beds are strong how?

    Would not have expected that result honestly.
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    Re: Which Gooseneck Trailer?

    Yup, they are expecting you to put 4~5 K on the pin when they rate your trailer. You will be limited by your trucks axle rating.
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    Re: Load balancing

    Think you're going to be in trouble with tongue weight. That trailer probably weighs over a thousand pounds on the tongue empty. It appears to be at least a 15t rated trailer.
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    Re: Semi - Commercial Zeroturn Comparison

    I made a similar sheet. I zeroed in on the Ferris/ Simplicity/ Snapper Pro lines.

    I bought a used simplicity citation with 70 hrs for $4K. It will outlive me.
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    Re: 2 stroke engines and operator health

    I would look at fuel consumption as well, particularly with that much cutting.
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    Re: How much can a 40hp tractor tow??

    How long is the grade
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    Re: 2-Stroke Lawn-Boy Engine Won't Run

    Equally important on a two stroke..... The muffler. If it's sludged up or plugged the engine will not run.
  54. Re: Climate change: Is your opinion informed by science? Take our quiz!

    They do exactly the same thing in Saudi. It's amazing to be driving through the desert and come across these huge circular plots of land. They also have some of the worlds biggest dairy operations...
  55. Re: Climate change: Is your opinion informed by science? Take our quiz!

    I know of many examples. Typically the lease holder pays for water storage on the land owners property as compensation. It would never be public knowledge.
  56. Re: Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    Used to see this all the time with the moving vans. It was usually the owners picnic table....
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    Re: Gooseneck with a single dually axle?

    You know you want it.
  58. Re: Climate change: Is your opinion informed by science? Take our quiz!

    The undeniable truth is that we are not going to convince 7 billion humans to stop going about their daily lives. So we will have to adjust to any new reality that mother throws at us.
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    Re: Threats and toys

    My Dad had a guy rush him in his office with a knife after a nasty settlement. Dad kept the desk between them and managed to slip out and bar the door behind him.

    Good luck.
  60. Re: Laminate vs cork vs bamboo -- and the weight of a grand piano

    If you stand on one foot, that is more pressure than your piano... for a point load.
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    Re: No more V8 in F150?

    The V-8 Ecoboost has been in development for quite a while. And yes, it will likely be the end of the Powerstroke line.
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    Re: Pin Won't Budge

    I think you'll eventually find that the hammer blows mushroomed the pin by a few thousands, and that's where it's going to sit.
  63. Re: NADA values... are they consistent with market or useless?

    New trucks are north of $60K for a basic diesel one ton. That's why the used market is so inflated. People are advertising my 2014 RAM for the same money that I paid for it new.
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    Re: How much rust can under-body spray stop?

    VW did the same thing, and every front fender will eventually rust through where this foam is attached to the sheet metal. Easy to change a front fender though...and cheap.
  65. Re: Cheating on Emissions: Nearly All New Diesel Cars Over Limits; Tractors Next?

    GDI vehicles will be next.
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    Re: Questions on 2016 F250

    With a double overdrive there really is no penalty in going with the 4 series gears. However your pulling power from a stop is greatly improved.
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    Re: How much rust can under-body spray stop?

    I can affirm that Krown absolutely soaks your vehicle. I opt for the half spray though. No drilled holes.
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    Re: Painting over nicotine/tar stains on wall.

    I know the Kilz I have used, you have to wear a respirator or you will be higher than a kite.
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    Re: How much rust can under-body spray stop?

    Ya just have to keep it cleaned off.... Don't ya know...
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    Re: How much rust can under-body spray stop?

    You live in Missouri. Thanks for the input.
  71. Thread: Beer

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    Re: Beer

    Fwiw, the stuff they sell here as Guiness, is not genuine Guiness.
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    Re: 2016 Truck Crash Test

    Except that the newer trucks are on average 800~1000 lbs heavier over the older models.
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    Insurance Re: Kubota RTV road insurance in Canada

    RV ATV Coverage - ON
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    Re: Painting over nicotine/tar stains on wall.

    Amazing amount of work.
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    Insurance Re: Kubota RTV road insurance in Canada

    One Google search brought up multiple ATV liability insurers in Ontario.

    Still won't get you road legal though.

    I was told that one of the reasons these things became popular was for folks...
  76. Thread: Beer

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    Re: Beer

    American lagers are very similar to Czech pilsners in drinkability and taste. Serve them cold.
  77. Re: Equalizer Weight Distribution Hitch - Worthwhile on a Ram 1500

    One thing, you need to run a binder over your loader and another for your box blade.
  78. Re: Equalizer Weight Distribution Hitch - Worthwhile on a Ram 1500

    Looks good. I haul virtually the identical load with my 14 bighorn. Air bags only, a thousand pounds on the ball and it pulls perfect. 30 psi in the bags though.
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    Re: How much do you know about WWII battles?

    You took the beginners test
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    Re: Decarbonizing GDI Engines....

    I think we all realize that.
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    Re: Pickup Owners: Do you buckle up?

    I have to say, I'm another one who would be dead if I had my belt on during the crash I had when I was 18.
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    Re: How much do you know about WWII battles?

    23.... Didn't know the Pacific stuff very well.
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    Re: Decarbonizing GDI Engines....

    Peak cylinder pressure is probably about the same, although Mazda is pushing 14:1 static with their Skyactiv motors. That is definitely diesel territory.
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    Re: Decarbonizing GDI Engines....

    Most of the modern V motors have gone this way. Hemi and LS motors for example. Very tough engines.
  85. Re: 2006 F350 SD DRW... would appreciate your opinions.

    Am always suspicious of older trucks with fancy new rims.
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    Re: Decarbonizing GDI Engines....

    That's an interesting chamber. Very diesel like...
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    Re: Pickup Owners: Do you buckle up?

    Watch any of the Saudi drift videos and that will convince even the staunchest anti-belter to buckle up. Pretty amazing how a human can be FIRED out of an open window when a car barrel rolls.
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    Re: Tip for handling filled tires alone please

    I'm a little late to this, but I use a pallet jack. Very easy to manipulate the tire, but you have to be careful that it doesn't topple over when wheeling around. And the floor has to be smooth.
    ...
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    Re: Decarbonizing GDI Engines....

    Ford is using the pulsed fuel injection trick on the cam overlap phase too.
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    Re: 2016 Truck Crash Test

    To me it looks like the Ford cab separated from the frame and absorbed some of the shock that way. You can clearly see it getting pushed well into the box.

    The RAM is pretty alarming. That's a...
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    Re: 2016 Truck Crash Test

    RAM would just fly over it....
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    Re: Painting over nicotine/tar stains on wall.

    I believe that's what Killz is basically.
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    Re: Decarbonizing GDI Engines....

    It's interesting that you can tell a car has GDI when they merge on the hwy. They blast out a big puff of carbon just like an old timey muscle car.

    Respectfully I would disagree with the premise...
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    Re: Painting over nicotine/tar stains on wall.

    I grew up with a smoker and I had chronic ear nose & throat problems for 19 years. It had a huge impact on my life, so I'm pretty militant ( read obnoxious ) about smokers in general. Anyways, a...
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    Re: Barns and condensation.

    You need to keep air circulating inside the structure. We have several seacans that we use for storage and the first spring they literally rained inside with moisture, and they obviously do not have...
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    Re: Painting over nicotine/tar stains on wall.

    3~4 packs a day with visible staining on the walls, is probably going to be a gut job. All new drywall and floors. Not kidding.
  97. Re: A rant on CC purchases - be careful of subscriptions

    Sirius did an auto renewal to me this year as well. At full rate. There was no notification of the new charges, they just took it. I have been down this road with them before and you might as well...
  98. Re: Whats the trick to hooking up hydraulics and not having leaks

    TDS | MSDS | Hernon manufacturing
  99. Re: Whats the trick to hooking up hydraulics and not having leaks

    I use a loctite type product, I think it's called drip stop.
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    Re: My new truck finally arrived yesterday ..

    Very nice.
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