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HotWheelsBurban

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Houston, Texas
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Carol
Truck Year
1990
Truck Model
R2500 Suburban
Engine Size
350
Kinda rare that anything makes my daily driver look small, but it happened today....
If Rawhide (my 97 CCLB) is "Texas sized" then does that make the Sprinter Alaska? It's dark blue like their flag, just needs the constellation on it.
 

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Memaloose

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Dolan Springs, AZ
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Tony
Truck Year
1975
Truck Model
K20
Engine Size
350
My new daily driver as of 4/27/24.
2023 Harley-Davidson FXLRS. 1923cc, (117 cubic inch) 6 speed.
I've already ridden it 2600 miles, 50 mpg. I wore out the suspension on the '07 Yamaha XV 1700 and can't buy a replacement rear monoshock. It only has 68,000 miles on it too.
This FXLRS is a fun machine!
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HUFFINCOSMOLINE

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One Gas Station Town
First Name
N.
Truck Year
79
Truck Model
C-10
Engine Size
350
01 Tacoma I have owned for 23 years. She just hit 300k miles
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And my 2017 Sierra I drive daily
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jjester6000

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Illinois
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Jack
Truck Year
1974
Truck Model
C1500
Engine Size
250
As some of you might know, I recently picked up a new daily driver (like 4 months ago.
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This mint '01 S10 Blazer.
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It's been pretty nice to me so far this year.
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I've already put 11k on it since I bought it.
 

kapitein

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Location
Netherlands
First Name
Alex
Truck Year
1986
Truck Model
C20 Suburban
Engine Size
454
Here are my (other) dailies.

2016 Mustang GT Supercharged. 650WHP, currently with a McQueen wrap.
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2024 KIA EV9 GT-Line. Lot of hate for electric vehicles, but this makes a lot of sense here in Europe.

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2007 Suburban LTZ. This one is for sale, making room for my incoming 86 C20 454.


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Grit dog

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Auburn, Washington
First Name
Todd
Truck Year
1986, 1977
Truck Model
K20, C10
Engine Size
454, 350
Got a new DD. The Bitchin Camaro is getting turned into a pickup truck. My younger son is moving to Montana to play junior A hockey!
The mero ain’t a winter wagon and the blue truck is staying warm here in WA.
He’s building houses in Idaho right now to pay for part of this.
The rest is graduation, 18th bday this week, Christmas and probably next years holidays gifts!
Really proud of him.

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Hemi 4x4 8speed grampa truk with 36k miles. And not overpriced. Can eat off every inch of it and it still has tread on the original tires! Lol
Cars all have a name here. This is mini me.
Because …big brother. lol.

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TotalyHucked

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Auburn, Georgia
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Zach
Truck Year
1985
Truck Model
Sierra 1500
Engine Size
5.3
Got a new DD. The Bitchin Camaro is getting turned into a pickup truck. My younger son is moving to Montana to play junior A hockey!
The mero ain’t a winter wagon and the blue truck is staying warm here in WA.
He’s building houses in Idaho right now to pay for part of this.
The rest is graduation, 18th bday this week, Christmas and probably next years holidays gifts!
Really proud of him.

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Hemi 4x4 8speed grampa truk with 36k miles. And not overpriced. Can eat off every inch of it and it still has tread on the original tires! Lol
Cars all have a name here. This is mini me.
Because …big brother. lol.

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I'm not gonna lie, I will miss my Ram when it's gone. They're great trucks, just maintenance hogs (or at least mine is) and finicky
 

legopnuematic

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MO
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Spencer
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1971, 1̶9̶7̶4, 1976, 1979,1̶9̶8̶5, 2002
Truck Model
Dart Swinger, Sierra 10, C10 Cheyenne, C10 Big Ten, Silverado 10, Ram 2500
Engine Size
225/6, 350 c.i., 350 c.i., 5.9l Cummins
My rental truck was a 2024 Ram 1500 classic, 3.6 2wd. It was decent, but I really disliked the knob shifter.

Not even 3500 miles and twice it had shifting issues. Going from park to drive or reverse it was like stuck in forward and reverse. It also liked to hunt gears, I understand why, it’s an 8 speed and trying to optimize rpm/tps/load for best economy. I guess I just like my 3 and 4 speeds that hold a gear unless taking off or passing, and mechanical shift linkage.

It was impressive the amount of free space under the hood with that v6 though.
 

Grit dog

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Todd
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1986, 1977
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K20, C10
Engine Size
454, 350
I'm not gonna lie, I will miss my Ram when it's gone. They're great trucks, just maintenance hogs (or at least mine is) and finicky
Ya you’ve said that before.
What in particular?
This one is super low miles. 36k on it. No tick.
The trans, idk, I feel like the 8HP is top of the heap.
Havent had a personal vehicle 5.7 hemi yet, but a combined 150k on a 6.1 and 60k+ on a 6.4, both engines had/have been 100% trouble free.
 

Grit dog

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My rental truck was a 2024 Ram 1500 classic, 3.6 2wd. It was decent, but I really disliked the knob shifter.

Not even 3500 miles and twice it had shifting issues. Going from park to drive or reverse it was like stuck in forward and reverse. It also liked to hunt gears, I understand why, it’s an 8 speed and trying to optimize rpm/tps/load for best economy. I guess I just like my 3 and 4 speeds that hold a gear unless taking off or passing, and mechanical shift linkage.

It was impressive the amount of free space under the hood with that v6 though.
Had aV6 Ram rental 4x4 couple months ago. Boy was that thing a turd at 5-10kft elevation! Lol
Trans worked great just like any other 8HP. Although I can see if one is used to and comfortable with a transmission that can only make 1 or maybe 2 choices best case, that getting used to 6-10speed transmissions may take a bit.

PS this one doesn’t have a shifter dial. It’s a lowly Tradesman so it has a conventional shifter on the column. (Not that it matters, they’re both electronic anyways).
 

TotalyHucked

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1985
Truck Model
Sierra 1500
Engine Size
5.3
Ya you’ve said that before.
What in particular?
This one is super low miles. 36k on it. No tick.
The trans, idk, I feel like the 8HP is top of the heap.
Havent had a personal vehicle 5.7 hemi yet, but a combined 150k on a 6.1 and 60k+ on a 6.4, both engines had/have been 100% trouble free.
Whole front end rebuild at 95k miles, everything was completely worn out (had a balljoint fail and found everything else). Granted, it's had a 2" level most of it's 71k miles before I bought it and then I threw on a 3" but I've had several NBS trucks that were cranked to the moon with their original front end components with 150-200k miles on them. Wheel bearings both went about the same time too. Level kits on these don't put anything at weird angles like older trucks either, I'm completely at a loss as to why everything was worn out at such a low mileage.

Parking brake design is STUPID. It has cables that pull an L-bracket that goes through the backing plates. This L-bracket/pivot seizes over time from corrosion and there's no way to avoid it. Mine has never worked, gotta pull the axles out to replace everything. Just about everybody on the forums or IRL that I know with one of these have never had a working parking brake, even down south.

Not to mention the Hemi tick/lifter failures. LS's have them too, just as often. But after I'd bought the truck and was doing research, I found how bad a of a design the 5.7 Hemi is. The cam being raised so far in the block and a main oil galley being between it and the crank, blocking 90% of the oil splash it would traditionally get, was a bad idea IMO. Granted, my truck has no tick/lifter issues or anything, it runs like a scalded dog. It'll make a little noise on startup if it sits for a couple weeks straight but so do 100% of any vehicle with hydraulic lifters. I specifically looked for a '16+ truck cuz they seem to have fewer issues in this area. Oh and the oil filter location is stupid too, right above the front crossmember and EPAS rack.

Speaking of that rack, it's very common for them to just randomly fail and then it's $3500-up for a replacement. My GF had a '13 Ram and had to pay $4500 to get hers replaced by a shop.

The 8hp is awesome overall, especially paired with the 3.92s mine has. My only real gripe with it is that if you don't come to a complete stop and pause, it tries to start off in 2nd and feels like it's slipping till it goes down into first. It'll also do that in 3rd/2nd occasionally. That could be fixed with a tune though.

Oh yeah, the computer is encrypted too. So you have to send it off to be unlocked, which is like $400, before you can spend $7-900 to have it tuned. And the trans computer is a separate computer that also has to be unlocked and then tuned separately. So it's like $1500 to tune one of these things.

The reverse camera/radio will randomly be dark when I go to put it in reverse and I can't see anything. The heated seats also will randomly have days where they only work for a few minutes rather than till you turn them off. I've checked the grids and wiring and found no issues, seems to just be a random gremlin in both these cases.

This being a Daimler/Mercedes/semi-German designed product, it's just nature of the beast. It's a great truck if you keep up on everything. But I quite literally have worked on this truck more than my '85 over the past year and I'm over it.
 

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