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Old 01-18-2012
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my friends are always saying "its supposed to be dirty its a truck" lol. but its the nicest vehicle ive ever had and i aim to take care up it. even if it means i wash it twice a week lol
Same here. I like to take care of my possessions. I financed it by myself when I was 19 (no cosigner), and paid for it myself, so I take pride in it. When the rear end decided to crap out on me, I swapped in a new one myself. Not to mention I spent so much time making it my own, because it looks nothing like it did when I first bought it.
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Old 01-18-2012
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my friends are always saying "its supposed to be dirty its a truck" lol. but its the nicest vehicle ive ever had and i aim to take care up it. even if it means i wash it twice a week lol
My friends say that too. Since its my first truck I baby the **** out of it. I <3 my truck.
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My friends say that too. Since its my first truck I baby the **** out of it. I <3 my truck.
same with mine. my stx is my first truck and the first thing i have owned since i almost died in a crash last year. i wanted something to haul my artist stand around with me to carshows and a car wasnt gonna cut it.
i went from barely surviving this a 96 ford aspire

to my stx which i have been adding and changing things since i got it

i added some 18" TSW Jaramas, a bakflip tonneau cover, cold air intake, cd/mp3 player and xm radio. those are just the first of several things i want to do to it.
heres a link to my cardomain page for the truck. http://www.cardomain.com/ride/393697...pickup-2d-6-ft
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Crazy car wreck. Cant even tell what kind of car it was. I would say lower the truck but since you still haul stuff around id say it is completely fine the way it is.
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Made myself this decal at work.
Its going on the top center of my windshield
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I like it. :-)

I'm sure most of us would/will.
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Crazy car wreck. Cant even tell what kind of car it was. I would say lower the truck but since you still haul stuff around id say it is completely fine the way it is.
yeah that was a really messed up night. i hit the back of a parked semi at 65mph. when my dad saw the car to get when he could out of it he couldnt even tell it was a car til he saw the tail lights of it.
the stand i have doesnt weigh much so ill be ok if i lower it. i had already planned to lower it 2 inches front and back so i can still drive in hannibal without having to worry about taking a chunk out of the stx bumper. if need be i can also put some load helpers on the back of the truck to keep it from sagging too much and scraping.
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Old 01-19-2012
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yeah that was a really messed up night. i hit the back of a parked semi at 65mph. when my dad saw the car to get when he could out of it he couldnt even tell it was a car til he saw the tail lights of it.
How the hell are you alive man? You have someone watching out for you...
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yeah that was a really messed up night. i hit the back of a parked semi at 65mph. when my dad saw the car to get when he could out of it he couldnt even tell it was a car til he saw the tail lights of it.
the stand i have doesnt weigh much so ill be ok if i lower it. i had already planned to lower it 2 inches front and back so i can still drive in hannibal without having to worry about taking a chunk out of the stx bumper. if need be i can also put some load helpers on the back of the truck to keep it from sagging too much and scraping.
Good call. I wouldnt go to low if you have a lot of ruff roads. It's nice to look good but also great to have a comfortable drive.
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How the hell are you alive man? You have someone watching out for you...
i dont know how i survived it cause my fiancee didnt. the EMTs and emergency workers all said if i would have hit a foot to the right i would be dead too. i found out later they also said if the guy that stopped to call 911 had shown up 30 min later i would have died. they had to cut off the roof, drivers door, the back of my seat and the brake pedal to get me out. i hit so hard it blew every window out of it, blew all 4 hubcaps off and exploded my stereo out of the dash as though there was a bomb in it.
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Good call. I wouldnt go to low if you have a lot of ruff roads. It's nice to look good but also great to have a comfortable drive.
yeah the ride was a bit rough when i first bought the truck, but when i put that heavy *** tonneau cover on it it made it ride much better. i want to lower it so it holds the road better with what i want to do to it performance wise but also to make it look better. the roads arent all that rough but they are steep and i dont want to enter a street and drag my bumper when i do. Especially since i found out how much there bumpers cost. if i did that i probly just sit in my truck and cry lmao
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i dont know how i survived it cause my fiancee didnt. the EMTs and emergency workers all said if i would have hit a foot to the right i would be dead too. i found out later they also said if the guy that stopped to call 911 had shown up 30 min later i would have died. they had to cut off the roof, drivers door, the back of my seat and the brake pedal to get me out. i hit so hard it blew every window out of it, blew all 4 hubcaps off and exploded my stereo out of the dash as though there was a bomb in it.
I'm so sorry to hear about your fiancee man. That must have been horrible. Glad your ok though.
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I'm so sorry to hear about your fiancee man. That must have been horrible. Glad your ok though.




:-( I didn't even see that part until you quoted that part. :-( I'm sorry to man. That's super sad. How long ago did this happen?
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:-( I didn't even see that part until you quoted that part. :-( I'm sorry to man. That's super sad. How long ago did this happen?
2/12/11 which was only 6 days after i proposed to her. the docs said that with the injuries i had that i would be in the hospital for a minimum of two weeks and wouldnt be able to go to her funeral. i set right up and looked the head doc in the eyes and said "you just f__kin watch me. I dont f__kin care if i have to hop into a f__kin wheel chair and wheel myself the 30 miles back home but NO ONE is gonna keep me away from there". three days later i was bein released to go home lol
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Drove it.
First time in a few days, it snowed so i figured i'd go have some fun.
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Drove it.
First time in a few days, it snowed so i figured i'd go have some fun.
how'd it go?
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how'd it go?
curb rashed my front tire. i turned a bit to avoid a garbage can rolling in the street, and then slid into the crub, bounced off via tire and went on my way.
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Sounds like an adventure....I just drove to the bank...It was raining out. I love home the rain makes cars stand out and look sexy. I love my truck!
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curb rashed my front tire. i turned a bit to avoid a garbage can rolling in the street, and then slid into the crub, bounced off via tire and went on my way.
good day then!
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pulled my trans for a new clutch and slave gonna have fun with it tomorrow.
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this happened yesterday when the roads were dry. did a HUGE burn out tryin to get out on the highway in front of a slow oldtimer. sit there smokin for bit before i took off with the *** end sideways still smokin. finally caught traction and took off like a striped assed ape and got another *** jerk and chirp when i shifted gears. all this while laughing like a madman at the fun i was havin lol
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Installed this Sony DMP along with Polk components in the door.The factory one didn't have a CD player much less a USB port.Much better,except this one doesn't have a CD player either.Guess there'll be no more CDs stuffed everywhere.The speakers really impressed.Less bass than factory but a 10" sub and a 4 channel amp is next.

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I took it to go buy groceries...
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Ok I guess it's my turn...

Didn't do all this in one day but well drove to the j/y to find a few parts for the Saturn and some for the Ranger.

Gave it an oil change (waaaaaay overdue!)

Used it to haul 4 seats and various interior parts to my g/f dads house, and to a buddy who lives like an hour away....

Went down to help a buddy of mine fix his 02 Dodge Neon after he hit a boulder and destroyed most of his passenger side. Then followed said friends up to Auto Zone to get more parts. So they beat me there in their little 90's Toyota Corolla but when I got to the parking lot I effortlessly ripped a donut and said "can your Toyota do that??" They just looked at me like

So later on I put new shocks on the rear (KYB GR-2's) and then later yet same on the front. Wow was a PAIN it was getting those front shocks off!!@#$% Nothing like trying to torch off rusted old hardware and cooking the rubber grommets in the process. Smells putrid and must have filled half a city block with smoke.

Also, investigated why my reverse lights were intermittent. Turns out the connector on the range selector switch was corroded on one side. Some contact cleaner, a wire brush, and 15 minutes later that problem was solved.

Then it snowed so you know I had to have some fun with that

All I need to do now is replace the license plate bulbs and get it inspected.
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Added air to all 4 tires since they were sitting at 21 psi all around! No wonder I was getting no greater than 16 mpg average on the highway. Pumped them up to 32 all around, due to the cold weather stripping them of 1-2 psi each month, so we'll see how that goes.
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