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Old 03-13-2002, 05:50 PM
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you're right you can get away with less if need be but i hope those that do try to get away with less at least take the precautions to be safer out there! More distance and time for brakeing and slower cruising speeds.
You wont catch me doing 75-80mph down to FL pulling my old Scarab in anything less than a 2500 burban w/454 or my crewcab dually 454 4x4. Granted even those speeds for those trucks are a bit fast but atleast i know if something pops up in the road the truck is alot better off handling the situation with power and brakeing then a smaller truck!!
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Old 03-13-2002, 06:32 PM
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Sorry Guys, I'm the wrong to give driving advice I guess? Was only trying to offer my help. This crane wieghed 220,000lbs was 110 feet long, 28 feet wde and stood 26 feet tall. I did take it slow. I should have stated a disclaimer to my driving habits and skills.
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Old 03-13-2002, 07:33 PM
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I've taken the liberty of using my computer skills to display an artists rendition of your potential rig setup as I'd previously mentioned. The x marks are for the firechickens. If you'd like for me to recreate these images on your actual vehicles just let me know. I generally work for food and beer. I can also give you a cad image with details for the K&N kit and Redline Oil install.
LOL - I'm assuming that you are 100% joking here. Photoshop used there?

K&N on the Toyota 2.4L? You think that will do anything at all? What's this about Redline oil install? I'm familiar with the oil.

What I need is a deeper first gear, and I'd keep on towing with this 'lil truck - first gear is truck-deep already, but still need more torque multiplication.... I need a deeper first gear ratio in the tranny, but do not think that such a thing exists.... If I changed the ring and pinion, I'd have to change it substantially to make first gear a lot deeper..... but this will fark-up my highway driving.....If this truck was 4WD, it would pull the boat up the ramp w/o a problem, even with only a 4-banger. Don't underestimate the little Jap under the hood!
 
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Old 03-13-2002, 07:57 PM
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Kook- You still looking for a truck? Didnt we all have this conversation a few weeks ago? 80s Full size Ford or Chevy 4x4 or Blazer or Bronco if you need a back seat.......Doug
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http://www.ncstatesurplus.com/ssp/pu..._bid_dates.asp
There are some dirt cheap late model Ford and Chevy trucks....buyer beware obviously...maintenance is pretty good but the people driving them don't care. Look at the completed auctiond for price guidelines.
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Old 03-13-2002, 09:21 PM
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GootaHavit. Amen to that usually they will have kids in the back andnot straped in. i usually end up having State or local police escorts moving bigger loads. ive had people cut them off in front of me some people dont realize what it takes to slow down 100,000#s. I just keep smilin
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Those look like Auto cars
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Hey Jon , Good call on the Autocar that one in the picture is a 68 old girl still runs strong!.

Kook good luck on your search. Sorry if my answer mislead you I still believe you can get away with it, maybe not by choice but neccesaty. If that is your boat its great looking. thanks, MFB
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