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Re: I bought a new turbo too
« Reply #15 on: February 01, 2023, 07:37:50 AM »
I get that itís in our nature to stick with what we know and like brand wise, but a brand will never be loyal to a customer so you gotta check all options when looking for something new.


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The 2011 Chevy was a tough one for me at first.   I was younger and didnít to stray from the brand.  I had a list of things I wanted in a truck and I was looking to find it in a Ford even though I was ever so slightly open to GM.  I had a dealer that was really working with me to find what I wanted. They called me to come check something out and it wasnít what I was looking for but as I was walking the lot to go find it I had stumbled on to the Chevy and it immediately caught my eye.  We made the deal and I quickly got over the fact that it wasnít a Ford and realized how stupid that really is.  Now I shop for what I want in a vehicle and not who makes it. 


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Re: I bought a new turbo too
« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2023, 07:50:33 AM »
Love your truck, Mike. Looks great. Glad you like it. That fuel mileage is very nice. 

Iíve had 17 Fords, 3 Chevys, 2 GMC, 1 Pontiac, 1 Toyota, 1 Cadillac, 1 Dodge, and 1 Ram, not counting toys.

My 2021 Ram 1500 is by far the best truck I have ever owned. Best ride and by far the best designed and most comfortable interior. The center console is light years ahead of anything else Iíve ever had.

I had so many issues with my 2017 F150 and such crappy dealer service experiences with it that I will probably never buy another Ford vehicle.

Complete list, just because

62 F100
76 Monte Carlo
81 GMC Sierra
87 GMC S15
88 Supra
93 F150
93 Cavalier
96 Explorer
98 Explorer
99 Ford Windstar
2000 Ranger
2002 Expedition
2002 Trans Am
2006 F150
2006 Five Hundred
2010 Taurus SHO
2010 Expedition
2011 F150
2008 Silverado
2014 Mustang
2015 Fusion Hybrid *
2017 F150
2018 Taurus SHO *
2018 Challenger Scat pack Shaker
2018 Cadillac CTS
2021 Ram 1500 *
2018 Taurus Limited *

Still have the four with a *

Doesnít count these former toys:
64 F100
86 IROC Z
89 Trans Am
95 Firebird Formula
69 Firebird

and I still have the below toys:
66 GTO
86 Chevy Silverado short bed
2006 VW Beetle
48 Chevy 3100
What a list.  That Supra immediately jumped out at me as not fitting in.  I like it though.  I like the car.  Was given the chance to do a burnout in one once.  Strange situation but why not. 

That cavalier and windstar gave me a chuckle. 

Ram has come so far with their interiors. Itís ridiculous.  They said I dont like the overall look of their trucks with the big vertical center screen.  I donít mind the size.  I just donít like the way itís integrated in to the dash.  Thereís no flow to it and it looks out of place and dominates the whole look. 

GM is light years behind with their interiors.  Itís the biggest knock towards them.  Itís barely changed from my 15.  I will say itís functional though.  I like whatís touch screen vs whatís real buttons.  Button locations are nice.  Itís overall well though out and implemented but itís not overall impressive to look at.  They had a few 1500s in the showroom while I waited for my paper work and the interiors are completely different.  Without sitting in it and playing around with it I donít know how much Iíd like it but just looking at it briefly itís a step in the right direction. 

Fords interiors have always felt a little more ruggedly bold.  Not as classy but still up to date on styling. 



Back to my truck.  A few other likes and dislikes.  The pro tailgate.  Like and dislike.  Itís very cool and useful.  It also means I canít use it as intended with my current hitch.  I love my hitch.  I have to remove it all the time, not use the tailgate step or buy a new B&W hitch which is an option at some point.  Itís a great hitch just not what I wanted to do when I love my current hitch. 

With the pro tailgate you get a bar to grab similar to Fords except Fords integrates much better in to tailgate than GM who just attach it to the side of the bed where it takes up room. 

I also just noticed the tie downs in the bed.  Thereís a lot of them.  And at different heights.  Definitely a bonus.  I haul propane tanks a lot and the low tie downs never secured the tanks very good. 


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Re: I bought a new turbo too
« Reply #17 on: February 01, 2023, 08:58:14 AM »
I was texting with Jason yesterday and I told him I traded the 450 for a GMC.  His response was he was questioning our friendship now and then he abruptly had to go.  Haha. 


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Re: I bought a new turbo too
« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2023, 04:45:56 PM »
Lots of tie downs are nice.   I am a fan of buttons and knobs over touch screens as well.  My Ram has the 8Ē screen in it, instead of the 12Ē vertical, so I still have all the climate control knobs and such. I am not a fan of the big screen look either.   

I had seen where GM has redone their interior for 2023, but I havenít seen it yet.


I was texting with Jason yesterday and I told him I traded the 450 for a GMC.  His response was he was questioning our friendship now and then he abruptly had to go.  Haha. 


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Re: I bought a new turbo too
« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2023, 06:57:58 PM »
Lots of tie downs are nice.   I am a fan of buttons and knobs over touch screens as well.  My Ram has the 8Ē screen in it, instead of the 12Ē vertical, so I still have all the climate control knobs and such. I am not a fan of the big screen look either.   

I had seen where GM has redone their interior for 2023, but I havenít seen it yet.


I was texting with Jason yesterday and I told him I traded the 450 for a GMC.  His response was he was questioning our friendship now and then he abruptly had to go.  Haha. 


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Lol.   
My 18 F250 had a finicky touchscreen.  It just did t respond well.  Then I went to the 16 F450 and it made me miss the 18.  This GMC is very nice.  Very responsive with good haptic feedback. 

So which SHO was the one you wrecked?  If I remember right you were hit or run off the road and went down an embankment of sorts. 


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Re: I bought a new turbo too
« Reply #20 on: February 03, 2023, 08:36:32 PM »
Lots of tie downs are nice.   I am a fan of buttons and knobs over touch screens as well.  My Ram has the 8Ē screen in it, instead of the 12Ē vertical, so I still have all the climate control knobs and such. I am not a fan of the big screen look either.   

I had seen where GM has redone their interior for 2023, but I havenít seen it yet.


I was texting with Jason yesterday and I told him I traded the 450 for a GMC.  His response was he was questioning our friendship now and then he abruptly had to go.  Haha. 


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Lol.   
My 18 F250 had a finicky touchscreen.  It just did t respond well.  Then I went to the 16 F450 and it made me miss the 18.  This GMC is very nice.  Very responsive with good haptic feedback. 

So which SHO was the one you wrecked?  If I remember right you were hit or run off the road and went down an embankment of sorts. 


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The 2010 was the one that got wrecked.  I was rear ended by a steel company truck on I10. He was fully loaded doing about 35, I wasnít moving, just stuck in traffic.   I still miss that car.  I havenít modded the 2018.  It is my sonís daily driver now.

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Re: I bought a new turbo too
« Reply #21 on: February 04, 2023, 05:23:06 PM »
Lots of tie downs are nice.   I am a fan of buttons and knobs over touch screens as well.  My Ram has the 8Ē screen in it, instead of the 12Ē vertical, so I still have all the climate control knobs and such. I am not a fan of the big screen look either.   

I had seen where GM has redone their interior for 2023, but I havenít seen it yet.


I was texting with Jason yesterday and I told him I traded the 450 for a GMC.  His response was he was questioning our friendship now and then he abruptly had to go.  Haha. 


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Lol.   
My 18 F250 had a finicky touchscreen.  It just did t respond well.  Then I went to the 16 F450 and it made me miss the 18.  This GMC is very nice.  Very responsive with good haptic feedback. 

So which SHO was the one you wrecked?  If I remember right you were hit or run off the road and went down an embankment of sorts. 


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The 2010 was the one that got wrecked.  I was rear ended by a steel company truck on I10. He was fully loaded doing about 35, I wasnít moving, just stuck in traffic.   I still miss that car.  I havenít modded the 2018.  It is my sonís daily driver now.
Hold on, I just noticed the 06 beetle.  Listed under toys.  Whatís the story behind that?  There has to be a story.  I need there to be a story. 


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Re: I bought a new turbo too
« Reply #22 on: February 05, 2023, 10:40:58 PM »
Lots of tie downs are nice.   I am a fan of buttons and knobs over touch screens as well.  My Ram has the 8Ē screen in it, instead of the 12Ē vertical, so I still have all the climate control knobs and such. I am not a fan of the big screen look either.   

I had seen where GM has redone their interior for 2023, but I havenít seen it yet.


I was texting with Jason yesterday and I told him I traded the 450 for a GMC.  His response was he was questioning our friendship now and then he abruptly had to go.  Haha. 


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Lol.   
My 18 F250 had a finicky touchscreen.  It just did t respond well.  Then I went to the 16 F450 and it made me miss the 18.  This GMC is very nice.  Very responsive with good haptic feedback. 

So which SHO was the one you wrecked?  If I remember right you were hit or run off the road and went down an embankment of sorts. 


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The 2010 was the one that got wrecked.  I was rear ended by a steel company truck on I10. He was fully loaded doing about 35, I wasnít moving, just stuck in traffic.   I still miss that car.  I havenít modded the 2018.  It is my sonís daily driver now.
Hold on, I just noticed the 06 beetle.  Listed under toys.  Whatís the story behind that?  There has to be a story.  I need there to be a story. 


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Itís a long term project.  Also a science experiment.  It was a victim of the tax day floods in 2016. Didnít flood per se, but sat outside during all the rain with a slightly open sunroof, then continued to sit for another three weeks in the UT Dallas parking lot in the sun and heat, and became overgrown with mold. It looks like a Petri dish on the inside. It belonged to our good friends and neighbors, and they asked me if I could clean it up. At the same time they needed a trailer so they offered to trade me their bug for my 4x8 utility trailer, so I did.  I had traded a leather backpack for the trailer a couple years prior, so I looked at it like trading a backpack for a car.  Long term plan is to LS swap it and rat rod it, but that wonít happen until I get the race truck built. The truck project starts this spring, hopefully. 
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Re: I bought a new turbo too
« Reply #23 on: February 07, 2023, 07:26:29 AM »
Lots of tie downs are nice.   I am a fan of buttons and knobs over touch screens as well.  My Ram has the 8Ē screen in it, instead of the 12Ē vertical, so I still have all the climate control knobs and such. I am not a fan of the big screen look either.   

I had seen where GM has redone their interior for 2023, but I havenít seen it yet.


I was texting with Jason yesterday and I told him I traded the 450 for a GMC.  His response was he was questioning our friendship now and then he abruptly had to go.  Haha. 


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Lol.   
My 18 F250 had a finicky touchscreen.  It just did t respond well.  Then I went to the 16 F450 and it made me miss the 18.  This GMC is very nice.  Very responsive with good haptic feedback. 

So which SHO was the one you wrecked?  If I remember right you were hit or run off the road and went down an embankment of sorts. 


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The 2010 was the one that got wrecked.  I was rear ended by a steel company truck on I10. He was fully loaded doing about 35, I wasnít moving, just stuck in traffic.   I still miss that car.  I havenít modded the 2018.  It is my sonís daily driver now.
Hold on, I just noticed the 06 beetle.  Listed under toys.  Whatís the story behind that?  There has to be a story.  I need there to be a story. 


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Itís a long term project.  Also a science experiment.  It was a victim of the tax day floods in 2016. Didnít flood per se, but sat outside during all the rain with a slightly open sunroof, then continued to sit for another three weeks in the UT Dallas parking lot in the sun and heat, and became overgrown with mold. It looks like a Petri dish on the inside. It belonged to our good friends and neighbors, and they asked me if I could clean it up. At the same time they needed a trailer so they offered to trade me their bug for my 4x8 utility trailer, so I did.  I had traded a leather backpack for the trailer a couple years prior, so I looked at it like trading a backpack for a car.  Long term plan is to LS swap it and rat rod it, but that wonít happen until I get the race truck built. The truck project starts this spring, hopefully.
Looking at your list of toys, I am assuming the race truck is the 86 short bed. 


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Re: I bought a new turbo too
« Reply #24 on: February 08, 2023, 08:55:56 PM »
Lots of tie downs are nice.   I am a fan of buttons and knobs over touch screens as well.  My Ram has the 8Ē screen in it, instead of the 12Ē vertical, so I still have all the climate control knobs and such. I am not a fan of the big screen look either.   

I had seen where GM has redone their interior for 2023, but I havenít seen it yet.


I was texting with Jason yesterday and I told him I traded the 450 for a GMC.  His response was he was questioning our friendship now and then he abruptly had to go.  Haha. 


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Lol.   
My 18 F250 had a finicky touchscreen.  It just did t respond well.  Then I went to the 16 F450 and it made me miss the 18.  This GMC is very nice.  Very responsive with good haptic feedback. 

So which SHO was the one you wrecked?  If I remember right you were hit or run off the road and went down an embankment of sorts. 


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The 2010 was the one that got wrecked.  I was rear ended by a steel company truck on I10. He was fully loaded doing about 35, I wasnít moving, just stuck in traffic.   I still miss that car.  I havenít modded the 2018.  It is my sonís daily driver now.
Hold on, I just noticed the 06 beetle.  Listed under toys.  Whatís the story behind that?  There has to be a story.  I need there to be a story. 


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Itís a long term project.  Also a science experiment.  It was a victim of the tax day floods in 2016. Didnít flood per se, but sat outside during all the rain with a slightly open sunroof, then continued to sit for another three weeks in the UT Dallas parking lot in the sun and heat, and became overgrown with mold. It looks like a Petri dish on the inside. It belonged to our good friends and neighbors, and they asked me if I could clean it up. At the same time they needed a trailer so they offered to trade me their bug for my 4x8 utility trailer, so I did.  I had traded a leather backpack for the trailer a couple years prior, so I looked at it like trading a backpack for a car.  Long term plan is to LS swap it and rat rod it, but that wonít happen until I get the race truck built. The truck project starts this spring, hopefully.
Looking at your list of toys, I am assuming the race truck is the 86 short bed. 


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Nope.  The Ď48. Going to build a drag and drive truck, shooting for mid 7s.  The Ď86 is totally stock and will stay that way. 
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Re: I bought a new turbo too
« Reply #25 on: February 09, 2023, 09:12:55 AM »
Lots of tie downs are nice.   I am a fan of buttons and knobs over touch screens as well.  My Ram has the 8Ē screen in it, instead of the 12Ē vertical, so I still have all the climate control knobs and such. I am not a fan of the big screen look either.   

I had seen where GM has redone their interior for 2023, but I havenít seen it yet.


I was texting with Jason yesterday and I told him I traded the 450 for a GMC.  His response was he was questioning our friendship now and then he abruptly had to go.  Haha. 


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Lol.   
My 18 F250 had a finicky touchscreen.  It just did t respond well.  Then I went to the 16 F450 and it made me miss the 18.  This GMC is very nice.  Very responsive with good haptic feedback. 

So which SHO was the one you wrecked?  If I remember right you were hit or run off the road and went down an embankment of sorts. 


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The 2010 was the one that got wrecked.  I was rear ended by a steel company truck on I10. He was fully loaded doing about 35, I wasnít moving, just stuck in traffic.   I still miss that car.  I havenít modded the 2018.  It is my sonís daily driver now.
Hold on, I just noticed the 06 beetle.  Listed under toys.  Whatís the story behind that?  There has to be a story.  I need there to be a story. 


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Itís a long term project.  Also a science experiment.  It was a victim of the tax day floods in 2016. Didnít flood per se, but sat outside during all the rain with a slightly open sunroof, then continued to sit for another three weeks in the UT Dallas parking lot in the sun and heat, and became overgrown with mold. It looks like a Petri dish on the inside. It belonged to our good friends and neighbors, and they asked me if I could clean it up. At the same time they needed a trailer so they offered to trade me their bug for my 4x8 utility trailer, so I did.  I had traded a leather backpack for the trailer a couple years prior, so I looked at it like trading a backpack for a car.  Long term plan is to LS swap it and rat rod it, but that wonít happen until I get the race truck built. The truck project starts this spring, hopefully.
Looking at your list of toys, I am assuming the race truck is the 86 short bed. 


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Nope.  The Ď48. Going to build a drag and drive truck, shooting for mid 7s.  The Ď86 is totally stock and will stay that way.
Your list was extensive.  Iím still catching some of the stuff.  That 48 is a sweet looking truck!


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« Reply #26 on: February 09, 2023, 04:09:26 PM »
I'm not jealous.... :die:
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« Reply #27 on: February 16, 2023, 05:07:07 PM »
Nice looking truck Mike.     Happy for you bro.   


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Re: I bought a new turbo too
« Reply #28 on: February 17, 2023, 10:29:06 AM »
Nice looking truck Mike.     Happy for you bro.   


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Thanks, Jason.

Interestingly enough, I get more compliments on this truck than any other truck in the past. 


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« Reply #29 on: April 14, 2023, 07:26:31 PM »
I have been selling of camper stuff and a guy showed up today to buy my 50amp surge protector. He drove
Over an hour to come get it and he pulls in the driveway in my F450 I just traded in.  He barely got a word out and I said to him, youíre not going to believe this. 




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