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Unread 11-30-2012, 09:25 AM   #1
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Bro trucks

What is the attraction to them? I guess I don't get it.

The "boy racer" I kind of get, with a small "fast" car that gets decent mpg.

The "rally car" guys I understand because their cars usually have turbos and are AWD so they are good in the snow, and better on gas than SUVs.

Granted, I would never buy the above vehicles but I see why people might have them.

Bro trucks:

Expensive to buy.
Expensive to own and maintain.
Most who own them never use them as a truck.

There are a growing number of them around here. They are all huge lifted diesels, usually blacked out, with straight pipe exhausts, and the need to blow smoke in everyone's face. They also rarely obey traffic laws, and like to race each other. There is a problem around here with them driving over medians as well as the front lawns and landscaping of local businesses.

I like a diesel truck as much as the next guy (drove one for work in highschool), but I wouldn't buy one unless I needed it. I don't tow or plow, diesels are expensive to buy and fix, and diesel is more expensive than 93 octane gas in my area.

My friend just bought a 2003 Duramax. Keep in mind the only thing he puts in the bed is beer cans, and he doesn't haul anything or tow. Its lifted, beat to hell, the wiring is crap on it, the engine stalls for no apparent reason, the transmission is slipping and needs a rebuild, and it has almost 200k miles. Oh and it was a former plow truck. He took out a loan to buy it, and thinks its awesome. This is the same guy who complained the gas mileage sucked in his PAID OFF 5.2L ZJ Grand Cherokee.

Am I missing something?

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Unread 11-30-2012, 09:54 AM   #2
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Am I missing something?
It's a Bro Truck thing, if I have to explain it you wouldn't understand.

Lol, seriously I feel ya. I live in Houston and they are everywhere. I work in construction yet most of the guys I work with (even other superintendents) have at most a 1/2 ton pickup or something small that gets decent mpg because they have to work for their check. All I can figure is it is guys with more money than sense. Hell, there is a lifted 3/4 Ram in my neighborhood on a huge lift with the owners name painted on all four rims. Immaculately clean white wheels with pink lettering, them country girls love their trucks too.
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Unread 11-30-2012, 09:57 AM   #3
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It's just a trend that will die out in due time. Remember how there were almost no ricers before Fast amd the Furious came out?

The bro dozer trend more than likely comes from California since it's bro dozer capital back home, and naturally it's spreading. That's my theory on where it came from, I'm probably wrong.


But I stand by my statement that it's a trend. I'm already seeing less of them on the road in California. Prerunner trucks are the new thing in California, you'll probably start seeing more of those in a few years.
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Unread 11-30-2012, 09:58 AM   #4
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them country girls love their trucks
This, which is about the only reason to spend so much money for a 'truck'.

Having a truck that can go 0-60 in 2.5 seconds yet is lifted 12 inches with 40" boggers serves no purpose. You can't haul. You can't tow. You can't even get in the thing. I'd like to see someone shovel sand into and out of the bed of a truck like that.
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Unread 11-30-2012, 10:32 AM   #5
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Because people are stupid, that's why.
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Unread 11-30-2012, 10:32 AM   #6
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stock diesles with "programmers". it makes me laugh. doing nothing a stock cummins 12v couldnt do since early 2000!
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Unread 11-30-2012, 10:39 AM   #7
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I just find it interesting he would buy one when he knows absolutely nothing about them, like a lot of other bro truck drivers. He has a programmer, and looked up a bunch about power mods and how to make it blow smoke, but doesn't understand how glow plugs work. Just like the guys who mod a 6.0 Powerstroke and use a programmer on it then wonder why it blew the head gasket. I asked him about fuel additives for winter and plugging his truck in, since its stored outside. He gave me a confused look.

Almost every day now he asks me something different, and I always just think the same as the pic below:




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Unread 11-30-2012, 10:43 AM   #8
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Show him a picture of a Cummins ISX15 and tell him that's what a real diesel is.
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Unread 11-30-2012, 11:01 AM   #9
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Unread 11-30-2012, 11:30 AM   #10
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Yeah buddy! 1800ft-lbs of **** you rolling down the interstate right there! That thing will take a truck well beyond 75mph, with 20 tons in the trailer. The radiator might not be having fun, but everything else is!

EDIT: ****in 40lbs of boost and ****...
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Unread 11-30-2012, 11:57 AM   #11
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There's a lot of them around here too. There's a guy who lives not far from me with a newer (07+) 2500HD with a custom lift, all links chromed, nice wheels & tires, custom paint job...easily a $75,000+ truck.......and the guy lives in a double wide.
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Unread 11-30-2012, 12:16 PM   #12
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Ignorance + terrible taste = bro truck owners and the boys and girls who think it's cool
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Unread 11-30-2012, 12:25 PM   #13
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I thought bro trucks was a way to compensate for their lack of testosterone, or something like that.
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Unread 11-30-2012, 12:27 PM   #14
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or their lack of something else...
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Unread 11-30-2012, 12:40 PM   #15
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I've only heard the term "bro-truck" just now. I'm old.
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