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Unread 06-20-2014, 11:28 AM   #37921
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Here you weirdos go... A friend of mine down in bullhead is selling his ride...
Want want want want want want by have absolutely positively zero practical use for it.

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Well it ain't just the smoke and the traffic jam that makes me the bitter fool I am But this four-wheel buggy is A-dollaring me to death.
For gas and oils and fluids and grease, And wires and tires and anti freeze....And them accessories, Well honey, that's something else!
Well I figured it up and over a period of time, This four thousand dollar car of mine, Cost fourteen thousand dollars And ninety-nine cents, well now!
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Unread 06-20-2014, 11:33 AM   #37922
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There was a bobbed 5 ton at the storage unit we used to use for out work trucks before the new office. Thing was absolutely insane and awesome. I'll dig up pics. The bumper was higher than the hood of my magnum.
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Well it ain't just the smoke and the traffic jam that makes me the bitter fool I am But this four-wheel buggy is A-dollaring me to death.
For gas and oils and fluids and grease, And wires and tires and anti freeze....And them accessories, Well honey, that's something else!
Well I figured it up and over a period of time, This four thousand dollar car of mine, Cost fourteen thousand dollars And ninety-nine cents, well now!
- Jerry Reed

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Unread 06-20-2014, 11:34 AM   #37923
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Yep, 2wd. I do want to link it in the rear later down the road, but for now, I will use leaf springs. 2.5" rear Devers are like $800 a pair though.
They can be had cheaper then that for sure... but... I've said it a million times, you think jeeps are expensive, these things are worse! LOL
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Unread 06-20-2014, 11:39 AM   #37924
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Want want want want want want by have absolutely positively zero practical use for it.
What's funny is other peoples minds... Like I have absolutely beyond zero interest in one of these things. Like not even novelty factor for me. I mean beyond using it as a lawn ornament... That's about it. To me, it doesn't even look appealing to drive. It just looks like a pure pain in the butt! HAHAHA, but for others, I guess there's some appeal to them. I'm sure my rides have absolutely zero appeal to others though as well so whatever... I just don't understand it.
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Unread 06-20-2014, 12:01 PM   #37925
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What's funny is other peoples minds... Like I have absolutely beyond zero interest in one of these things. Like not even novelty factor for me. I mean beyond using it as a lawn ornament... That's about it. To me, it doesn't even look appealing to drive. It just looks like a pure pain in the butt! HAHAHA, but for others, I guess there's some appeal to them. I'm sure my rides have absolutely zero appeal to others though as well so whatever... I just don't understand it.
I would use the military truck as a tow rig to pull my XJ, Ranger, and 3 other rigs any place I want to. And look bad *** doing it.
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Unread 06-20-2014, 12:11 PM   #37926
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Even that use doesn't appeal to me at all... I'll stick to my van getting twice the MPG and looking like a pedophile! LOL
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Unread 06-20-2014, 12:14 PM   #37927
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khris, can you approve me on that offroad desert deals facebook group or whatever?
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Well it ain't just the smoke and the traffic jam that makes me the bitter fool I am But this four-wheel buggy is A-dollaring me to death.
For gas and oils and fluids and grease, And wires and tires and anti freeze....And them accessories, Well honey, that's something else!
Well I figured it up and over a period of time, This four thousand dollar car of mine, Cost fourteen thousand dollars And ninety-nine cents, well now!
- Jerry Reed

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Unread 06-20-2014, 12:32 PM   #37928
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Even that use doesn't appeal to me at all... I'll stick to my van getting twice the MPG and looking like a pedophile! LOL
your van gets WAY better mpg's then that 5 ton. I think the best they get is 8 and loaded as little as 1/2 mpg. Spend that $7500 on a mid 90's power stroke and a gooseneck trailer.
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Unread 06-20-2014, 12:37 PM   #37929
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owning a 5 ton or a deuce, bobbed or not, in my opinion, is more akin to owning a tractor than a highway vehicle.

If one owned land and needed a useful heavy duty vehicle for it, that would make sense and be a fun toy at the same time. That **** maxes out at like 55-60mph and runs at some rediculously high decibel rating where ear protection is required for highway use.
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Well it ain't just the smoke and the traffic jam that makes me the bitter fool I am But this four-wheel buggy is A-dollaring me to death.
For gas and oils and fluids and grease, And wires and tires and anti freeze....And them accessories, Well honey, that's something else!
Well I figured it up and over a period of time, This four thousand dollar car of mine, Cost fourteen thousand dollars And ninety-nine cents, well now!
- Jerry Reed

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Unread 06-20-2014, 01:03 PM   #37930
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khris, can you approve me on that offroad desert deals facebook group or whatever?
It's not my group, I just "liked" it... There's two offroad classfieds on fb that I see that get a lot of traction. One is heavy on the spanish stuff though. Almost annoying and typically you see the same items popping up on both. LOL
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Unread 06-20-2014, 01:05 PM   #37931
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your van gets WAY better mpg's then that 5 ton. I think the best they get is 8 and loaded as little as 1/2 mpg. Spend that $7500 on a mid 90's power stroke and a gooseneck trailer.
So far the WORST I've gotten in my van is 12mpg and that was towing and holding like 70mph up the grades with the expo on the trailer behind it. I won't tow like that, I just wanted to see what it would do and what mpg would do. That's 100% stock though by the way, no intake, no exhaust, no tune... I've been getting about 15-16 with loaded trailer with it. Been getting 18ish around town and when I took it to LA and San Diego 2 weekends ago I actually got 21mpg with it.

I've heard I could drop in some K&N filters, cut out the cats or whatever the diesel version of them is, put a highflow muffler on it or none at all and a mild tune and get a noticeable improvement on that even. Well, when towing... I've read that those couple items will make it so that the MPG unloaded vs. loaded will barely change. Like 21 highway empty and 19loaded type deal. But honestly, I'm not interested in modifying it, I'd rather keep it stock and know it's going to last essentially forever with the limited miles I put on it. I don't need to win any races while towing...

BTW though, I also don't run much over 70mph with it. Seems like 70 is it's sweet spot. 75 just seems like the RPMs are screaming a bit too much which is like 2200 where 70mph is only 100 less at 2100 but audibly the engine just sounds happier there. I've ran it up to 80-85 but I don't think I'd leave it there all day. I'm the type that'll get there when I get there with nothing to prove when towing, or well, hell... Driving on the street in general honestly! LOL My friends that ride with me around town always ***** I drive too slow and then they go for a ride in the dirt and they're typically like who the F is this guy??? LOL
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Unread 06-20-2014, 01:17 PM   #37932
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Huh, I guess I was able to add you Marn... I'm far from a professional facebooker.
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Unread 06-20-2014, 01:28 PM   #37933
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Marn,

You'd look really nice in one of these!

http://www.race-dezert.com/classifie...tails&id=75195

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Unread 06-20-2014, 01:46 PM   #37934
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first one is too weird lookin and the price is ???? I can dig the second one but thats still more monies than i have ever had in my life, lol.
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Well it ain't just the smoke and the traffic jam that makes me the bitter fool I am But this four-wheel buggy is A-dollaring me to death.
For gas and oils and fluids and grease, And wires and tires and anti freeze....And them accessories, Well honey, that's something else!
Well I figured it up and over a period of time, This four thousand dollar car of mine, Cost fourteen thousand dollars And ninety-nine cents, well now!
- Jerry Reed

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Unread 06-20-2014, 01:51 PM   #37935
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The price on the first one is a steal!!!!
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