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« Reply #50 on: April 14, 2015, 09:24:12 PM »
A large displacement gasser at that...those things are stout!
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« Reply #51 on: April 16, 2015, 08:21:03 AM »
Finally took a pic of my Dmax... Also a pic of the frame rail that is above the driver side rear tire. That what Minnesota does to metal. 3 years ago it was perfect. No rust in site. Will have to attack the bad spots when I have time.
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« Reply #52 on: April 16, 2015, 08:48:34 AM »
Looks like the battleship New Jersey after having rested in the ocean water for 40 years!
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« Reply #53 on: April 17, 2015, 02:46:20 PM »
Don, If I have my way it will get a P pump 12valve when this V10 goes out.  I only gave 2000.00 for this truck so I got a heck of a deal.  I have a miss I cant figure out with this V10.  Plus everything and I mean everything is run by a computer on this thing.  Cant even adjust the timing.  When It finally dies I will do everything I can to do away with as much of the computer stuff as possible.  I get 8 miles per gallon.  It doesnt matter if its in town driving, highway driving, pulling a trailer, not pulling a trailer. LOL
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« Reply #54 on: April 17, 2015, 02:48:25 PM »
Finally took a pic of my Dmax... Also a pic of the frame rail that is above the driver side rear tire. That what Minnesota does to metal. 3 years ago it was perfect. No rust in site. Will have to attack the bad spots when I have time.

You going to take the bed off? I've got a similar issue... not horrible, but want to treat it all. Going to take the bed off and grind/treat/paint.
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« Reply #55 on: April 17, 2015, 02:50:09 PM »
I get 8 miles per gallon.  It doesnt matter if its in town driving, highway driving, pulling a trailer, not pulling a trailer. LOL

I've heard that about those V10's... defies physics, but everybody says the same thing!
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« Reply #56 on: April 17, 2015, 10:39:57 PM »
Well going to a 12 valve will more than double your mileage. Come to think of it, it will double your torque as well!
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« Reply #57 on: April 18, 2015, 03:07:20 AM »
Had a V10 Triton in a "special" van we had at work. It was a gutless wonder and got about the same mileage.
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« Reply #58 on: April 18, 2015, 08:24:53 AM »
Had a V10 Triton in a "special" van we had at work. It was a gutless wonder and got about the same mileage.
I rented the same vehicle. Ford V10 triton E350
Had it out in Barstow, Ca. Gutless wonder...
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« Reply #59 on: April 18, 2015, 10:07:08 AM »
Here's one of mine. Before the traction bars and the removal of the tool box

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« Reply #60 on: April 18, 2015, 01:49:01 PM »
Finally took a pic of my Dmax... Also a pic of the frame rail that is above the driver side rear tire. That what Minnesota does to metal. 3 years ago it was perfect. No rust in site. Will have to attack the bad spots when I have time.

You going to take the bed off? I've got a similar issue... not horrible, but want to treat it all. Going to take the bed off and grind/treat/paint.

I'm not sure yet if I will take the bed off. I probably should. I have a small Kubota tractor so I might be able to lift it. I will give it a more thorough inspection and see how wide spread it is but I assume it will all be covered. The odd thing is the front half or engine bay area is fine.
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« Reply #61 on: April 18, 2015, 02:29:45 PM »
A pic my son took with his phone when we were out at the farm the other day
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« Reply #62 on: April 18, 2015, 05:32:24 PM »
Here she is taking on a hurricane! Only picture of the beast i have at the moment.
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« Reply #63 on: April 19, 2015, 10:50:38 AM »
Here's Moby Dick- with what my 22 year old son refers to as "the old man appearance package"....kids!
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« Reply #64 on: April 19, 2015, 12:50:02 PM »
Nice lookin rigs guys!
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« Reply #65 on: April 19, 2015, 03:31:44 PM »
Here's Moby Dick- with what my 22 year old son refers to as "the old man appearance package"....kids!
That's very clean, Mike!
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« Reply #66 on: April 20, 2015, 12:33:51 AM »
Here's Moby Dick- with what my 22 year old son refers to as "the old man appearance package"....kids!

Do you rub it down with Teflon rags to keep dirt from sticking to it? I can see my reflection in your paint just looking at the pic!
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« Reply #67 on: April 20, 2015, 06:31:35 AM »
Here's Moby Dick- with what my 22 year old son refers to as "the old man appearance package"....kids!

Do you rub it down with Teflon rags to keep dirt from sticking to it? I can see my reflection in your paint just looking at the pic!

No, but based upon Don's recommendations, I stay away from Malls!
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« Reply #68 on: April 20, 2015, 08:03:24 AM »
Here's Moby Dick- with what my 22 year old son refers to as "the old man appearance package"....kids!

Do you rub it down with Teflon rags to keep dirt from sticking to it? I can see my reflection in your paint just looking at the pic!

No, but based upon Don's recommendations, I stay away from Malls!

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« Reply #69 on: April 20, 2015, 08:05:07 AM »
Here's Moby Dick- with what my 22 year old son refers to as "the old man appearance package"....kids!

Do you rub it down with Teflon rags to keep dirt from sticking to it? I can see my reflection in your paint just looking at the pic!

Like that crazy stuff Nate came up with!
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« Reply #70 on: April 20, 2015, 07:27:20 PM »
what did I come up with?

HC, that was center mass bro.....but very funny
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« Reply #71 on: April 20, 2015, 08:04:17 PM »
what did I come up with?

HC, that was center mass bro.....but very funny
You know, that water/dirt/mud/oil and everything else repellent stuff
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« Reply #72 on: April 20, 2015, 10:02:09 PM »
sorry about that, I had a derrrr  moment.  disregard.
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« Reply #73 on: May 30, 2015, 02:46:31 AM »
Duramax put to work, hauled a couple loads of top soil to the church on the last work party day
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« Reply #74 on: July 06, 2015, 10:19:45 PM »
Bumping up this thread! I know you guys have some more recent photos out there...




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« Reply #75 on: July 06, 2015, 10:21:17 PM »
That right there is the right size trailer. Not that city block long thing I own along with Ken and JRs!
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« Reply #76 on: July 06, 2015, 10:24:37 PM »
That right there is the right size trailer. Not that city block long thing I own along with Ken and JRs!

No kidding. I'm already missing the pop up trailer.
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« Reply #77 on: July 06, 2015, 10:36:36 PM »
We love it... Already dreaming of a 5ver though. We bought this 2 days after we got married. Use it a ton, but stayed "small" because I had a half ton at the time. At 6500 lbs going over the cascades all the time, the 5.3l no likey. Hence, diesel now. Everything's "half ton towable, easy!" to an RV salesman.


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« Reply #78 on: July 13, 2015, 10:25:25 AM »
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« Reply #79 on: July 13, 2015, 10:42:11 AM »
Nice
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« Reply #80 on: July 13, 2015, 10:47:04 AM »
Lookin good Britt! Head on over and introduce yourself! Welcome :)
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« Reply #81 on: July 13, 2015, 02:12:25 PM »
Finally put some OEM style towing mirrors on.


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« Reply #82 on: July 13, 2015, 02:17:44 PM »
Finally put some OEM style towing mirrors on.



Rock on, looks good. Did you level them, or were they fairly level out of the box?
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« Reply #83 on: July 14, 2015, 12:23:45 AM »
Put the truck to work these past weeks hauling the tractors to and from the hay fields.




The small tractor started having problems so we had to resort to our big one to finish. Total weight is somewhere between 13k-14k. For a gasser I thought it handled it well enough.


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« Reply #84 on: July 14, 2015, 09:19:54 AM »
An offering of advice.  Your truck will pull heavy loads better if you have a majority of the weight over the trailer axle.
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« Reply #86 on: July 14, 2015, 11:10:47 AM »
Nice truck! Does that have the 8.1?
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« Reply #87 on: July 14, 2015, 11:48:13 AM »
Clean 2500
Same question, 8.1? or 6.0?
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« Reply #88 on: July 14, 2015, 02:06:38 PM »
An offering of advice.  Your truck will pull heavy loads better if you have a majority of the weight over the trailer axle.

The small one isn't very heavy but we didn't have anything but a short chain at the time so we had to pull it to the front but the big one was parked over the axles.
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« Reply #89 on: July 14, 2015, 03:57:41 PM »
6.0 I had the axles regeared to 4.56 to make up for the 285's. IIRC its geared 3% steeper than stock now.

Few years back I put in a 60 gallon fuel tank with in cab switch.




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« Reply #90 on: July 15, 2015, 10:51:33 PM »
I have that same tank in my dually.  Nice set up.
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« Reply #91 on: August 03, 2015, 06:38:31 PM »
Well, I hope all the Chevy's won't gang up on my truck, but here it is! Love my tacoma, and this is the camper trailer I haul with it. Truck is a TRD Sport and the trailer is a 2109S Rockwood mini lite.


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« Reply #92 on: August 03, 2015, 06:43:43 PM »
Nothing wrong with a Taco. Very popular truck!
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« Reply #93 on: August 03, 2015, 07:40:40 PM »
nothing wrong at all with a tacoma
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« Reply #94 on: August 03, 2015, 09:36:51 PM »
That is a sweet set up. Like that you have it set up level. So many I see going down the road are not.


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« Reply #95 on: August 03, 2015, 09:53:35 PM »
That is a sweet set up. Like that you have it set up level. So many I see going down the road are not.


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Thanks! Yes, I like to be sure it's setup correctly, but as you've mentioned it's not uncommon to see people driving around with the hitch too low or too high, or not using WD hitch when needed etc. No need to tempt fate!

I would eventually like to upgrade suspension, re-gear, and put in some lockers etc, but it's still awesome as-is, actually the truck does surprisingly well offroad in stock form (minus the TT of course :) )

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« Reply #96 on: August 03, 2015, 10:03:34 PM »
And some of the best camping spots are not accessible to guys pulling big 5ers. I'd love to downsize when the kids go off so I can see the country without having to worry if I have enough clearance.


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« Reply #97 on: August 03, 2015, 10:24:23 PM »
That is a nice setup! One of my favorite rigs I've ever had was my '01 Taco TRD. I bet you enjoy the heck out of that!


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« Reply #98 on: August 04, 2015, 07:21:35 AM »
And some of the best camping spots are not accessible to guys pulling big 5ers. I'd love to downsize when the kids go off so I can see the country without having to worry if I have enough clearance.


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Yes that extra clearance is certainly a plus. When I go camping I like it to be more private, in a wooded area. I don't care for the style of camping where you park your 5th wheel in, what is basically, a big open field. I would really like to do more overland, expedition type camping, but I have a little girl who is about to turn 1, so with her, the camper is the best of both worlds.

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« Reply #99 on: August 10, 2015, 01:44:14 AM »
On our way home from family vacation in Lake Chelan



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