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Unread 03-03-2013, 07:07 AM   #1
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Is it me or has Truck U become nothing more than a sales pitch? Do they build anything any more?

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Unread 03-03-2013, 07:19 AM   #2
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I just had this conversation with myself last week. All they do is show you a cool part, tell you how you can get it, then do it again.
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Unread 03-03-2013, 07:38 AM   #3
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I just had this conversation with myself last week. All they do is show you a cool part, tell you how you can get it, then do it again.
Can we take this as a hint that you may need some help? First you're having conversations with yourself and next thing you know, you're talking to an imaginary friend.
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Unread 03-03-2013, 07:44 AM   #4
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That show has always sucked. Just a hair worse than trucks now. Seems like each week it's how to install a bumper on a new vehicle.

The worst ones are a full episode on a hand held ecu control and all it's options.

Matt Steele got rich off of mudslingers so he just Carrys Bruno along.

Horsepower is simply "how to use a dyno that none of you can afford"
Trucks is either a bolt on or take a truck apart 10 times on a "budget"

Muscle car does some nice fab work and is informative but way to big a stretch for me on tools. Still entertaining though.
Xtreme does some really nice stuff but you can see issues he has that he doesn't point. These two are what I dvr and watch. When that show started that's when I started getting into fab work. I built my first cj5 soa with revolvers like his cj7 and I had to learn all the problems he didn't show(which was a ton). But I drove mine on the road unlike Ian.
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Unread 03-03-2013, 08:25 AM   #5
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Can we take this as a hint that you may need some help? First you're having conversations with yourself and next thing you know, you're talking to an imaginary friend.
LOL
Don t talk about Fred like that. He's a cool guy and he is th only one that will talk about my jeep with me when I am at home.
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Unread 03-03-2013, 08:43 AM   #6
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TV shows

That is why I only watch Pimp My Ride...... It is both technical and entertaining.... Xzibit is on the trails all the time...
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Unread 03-03-2013, 10:36 AM   #7
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its a good thing this forum doesnt have a general discussion area
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Unread 03-03-2013, 10:38 AM   #8
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its a good thing this forum doesnt have a general discussion area
Yawn,

He did say off topic so you didn't have to read it.
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Unread 03-03-2013, 10:42 AM   #9
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You all need to get off your azz and go do some work to your Jeeps. Myself included.
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Unread 03-03-2013, 10:43 AM   #10
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Yawn,

He did say off topic so you didn't have to read it.
Amen.... Don't like it? Don't read it.....
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Unread 03-03-2013, 12:34 PM   #11
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I still like to watch all of these shows to feed my automotive addiction but I agree that most all of them are nothing but 30 min commercials for the product or super chemical of the week. None of them have any idea on what building on a budget is like.
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Unread 03-03-2013, 12:47 PM   #12
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These are the same mentality as Fishing shows..It,s all about pushing products as we all know the Sponsor calls the shots pays the bills and your left with not much of a Show,I think were better off getting off or own !@@ and work on our Own Jeeps!! Just my 2 cents.Ah! now I feel better
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Unread 03-03-2013, 12:58 PM   #13
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I think the best one was when they said how good this was.



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Unread 03-03-2013, 01:25 PM   #14
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What about the Gears show that's the one I connect with. And when he was on Trucks.

Stacy Todd I think is his name.
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Unread 03-03-2013, 01:29 PM   #15
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What about the Gears show that's the one I connect with. And when he was on Trucks.

Stacy Todd I think is his name.
Stacy (might be Stacey) David. Corny but has some entertaining projects.
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