Gearheads Unite: What do you drive or ride?

Discussion in 'Gadgets & Gear' started by Zeta33, Jul 17, 2014.

  1. Bob W

    Bob W

    Dec 31, 2000
    The S2000 comes stock with staggered wheels. :thumbup:
     
  2. LeatherMan64

    LeatherMan64

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    Jan 15, 2013
    I know I'm a half page late, but gooeytek- that's easily the coolest wagon I've ever seen, possibly excluding David freiburger's Buick Electra from Roadkill :D

    My daily driver is a 1984 Ford Ranger. 2.8 v6 and a 4 speed. Currently in the shop, Carb pulled apart and soaking in cleaner because the jest were completely clogged. Thats what I get for buying a $900 Ford :D
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  3. Bob W

    Bob W

    Dec 31, 2000
    Shoot, if it lasts three months without a major repair you've gotten your $900 worth. If it lasts a year, you've won the lottery.
    And heck, that red is so pretty I'd pay $900 just to have it as a lawn ornament. :)
     
  4. LeatherMan64

    LeatherMan64

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    Jan 15, 2013
    Ha thanks Bob, it probably should have been made a lawn ornament a long time ago. And there's no reason for it to have run as long as it did, I knew it had a bad fuel pump and carb when I bought it, bust still drove it until about a week ago when the pump finally gave up the ghost. It's now gone from $900 worht of mini truck to $1500 worth of mini truck with all the miscellanious stuff I've done, but supposedly with this most recent repair it's running like a top. Looking forward to at least 3 weeks of maintenance-free service :D
     
  5. Bob W

    Bob W

    Dec 31, 2000
    Hey, at least it's red. :)
     
  6. Zeta33

    Zeta33

    Jul 13, 2014
    Yep. My Enkei RPF1s are 18x9 up front and 18x10 in the rear. I might go wider if I end up going with a single turbo setup. It's always hard to choose between allocating money for another car or continue putting money into your current build lol

    LeatherMan64- Old Rangers are tough, tough trucks! It should be running great for a while now. Seems to me like you're getting a lot of bang for your buck! Good looking truck you've got there.
     
  7. kidcoyote

    kidcoyote

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    Jun 7, 2010
    I always liked the square body look of these trucks lots of personality and character, if it was a newer truck that extra you just spend in repairs would be atleast doubled or more. its payed off no payments, lower insurance. doesn't seem so bad to me.
     
  8. poneill9690

    poneill9690

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    Jul 16, 2014
    Wow, I totally forgot to throw up pics of my Mustang. Sorry 4literranger485, its a 5.0 bored over, trickflow heads, trickflow intake, Buddy Rawls custom grind cam, full exhaust, entirely tuned by myself via Binary Editor with a Moates QuarterHorse.
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  9. Roadracer_Al

    Roadracer_Al

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    Jan 5, 2013
    There was a comment a little way back that just touched one of my pet peeves -- as much as I love a big American truck, most people that own them seem to buy them for status not utility (at least here in California). I really miss small, useful, economical trucks like the '80s Toyotas & Nissans -- the smallest truck you can buy today is bigger than an F150 from 15 years ago!! I'd *love* to own a small truck with a midsized diesel motor. Small diesels are pretty pathetic, however, which is why Nissan only sold, like, 19 of them in the US when they offered it in the early '80s.
     
  10. Zeta33

    Zeta33

    Jul 13, 2014
    Agreed. I think the older Frontiers are really good trucks. Not bad on gas, plenty of space in the bed, and close to indestructible!
     
  11. mshambone

    mshambone

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    Sep 5, 2005
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    Just picked this up to serve as my EDD during the spring, summer, and fall. This 1953 Chevy 210 has the 6 cylinder Blue Flame engine with 3 on the tree. Not perfect, but then again, when the kids accidentally scratch it or it gets nicked in the parking lot, no need to blow a gasket!

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    My daughter took this picture of me from the inside of my wife's van. This is what I use when the kids are not with me and I "need" to go somewhere. It's a 2008 Harley Springer Crossbones. Yea, the original seat looks cool, but not real comfy when in the saddle for more than a couple hours.

    Lastly, I have an F150 extended cab for those times when I need to haul something or salt and snow make their seasonal appearance. No pics of that as I haven't taken any of it since owning it.
     
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  12. gooeytek

    gooeytek

    Jul 12, 2011
    20x8.5 with 275/40's in front, and 20x10 with 315/35's in the rear.
     
  13. rustyrazor

    rustyrazor

    Oct 13, 2011
    I 100% agree... i bought a 08 tacoma and wish it was a smaller older version. beautiful truck, but its still BIG for a 1/4 ton truck. I used to have a 89 isuzu pickup (exact same size as the old mid eighties tacomas) and it was awesome! small light wicked 4x4 that was exactly what a 1/4 ton should be IMHO. The '08 is an awesome truck, just way bigger and way harder on gas from my old one. anyway, thats my rant on that, so to the point of this all i have a Tacoma TRD OFF ROAD and a 2013 fiat 500 Abarth... I needed something easier on gas and i missed having a quick car.
     
  14. djtSA

    djtSA

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    Aug 6, 2013
    Sorry for the small pic but all I have on me at the moment , into offroading and the like , and here in SA we do it old school , Toyota Hilux 2.7 2001 4x4 , 31 BFG's pic was of a 4x4 challenge we did some years ago , sadly I don't nearly 4x4 as much as I used to but this "bakkie" (what we call it in South Africa) has 280000 kms (about a 170000 miles) on the clock and still going strong , most it has cost me was I had to recently replace the alternator and water pump , in $ equivalent of $270 :)

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    of course this would be my dream Hilux :)

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  15. Metal Made Fox

    Metal Made Fox Banned BANNED

    Sep 28, 2011
    Wicked 350Z, Zeta! Here is mine.

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  16. Zeta33

    Zeta33

    Jul 13, 2014
    Metal Made Fox- man yours is super clean! Looking good dude. How dark is your tint, and is your windshield tinted as well?

    Just a shot I got yesterday.
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    Great looking cars, trucks, and bikes everyone.
     

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  17. Metal Made Fox

    Metal Made Fox Banned BANNED

    Sep 28, 2011
    Thanks! I believe I have 15-20% tint on the rear and side windows. Surprisingly the front windshield looks like it has very dark tint as well but I guess it's just the camera angle. I also blacked out my emblems using plasti-dip a couple of day ago. Came out spectacularly perfect.

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  18. Metal Made Fox

    Metal Made Fox Banned BANNED

    Sep 28, 2011
    Also wanted to share my old E39 BMW. I had this one pimped out to the max!

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  19. Metal Made Fox

    Metal Made Fox Banned BANNED

    Sep 28, 2011
    Your BMW M5 is incredible! ///M Power is nothing to be messed with. You know BMW is truly the ultimate driving when they can build a big and heavy luxury sedan that can handle like a Ferrari on the track and keep up with a Lamborghini in a drag race.
     
  20. MVF

    MVF Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 2, 2005
    I've got an '06 330i and an '05 Tacoma TRD 4x4. I had my version of the perfect trifecta up until last year when I had to sell my '07 Yamaha FJR- what a great bike that is! I'm happy with what I've got, but wouldn't mind upgrading to a 335 ; )
     
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