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    Ford Dodge or Mercedes van

    A good set of winter tires will solve your adventures in most of the areas in the states. Especially in New England. I drove my Saab 9-5 Wagon on winter tires in NH and upstate NY winter and it wasn't too much behind of Subarus. In some cases it drove even better. If you have means get a Ford...
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    EGR/DPF-to delete or not to delete

    I have another question to the diesel gurus: Is GMC's new 3.0 Duramax worth to consider? I heard a pump replacement requires to drop a transmission as the only way to approach it is the back of the engine. The new GMC Sierra AT4 looks absolutely stunning...
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    EGR/DPF-to delete or not to delete

    My whole one year of taking classes about environment, environmental issues and interacting with those people made me come to a conclusion that the whole field, industry and activism is dominated by misanthropes who will gladly send you to the gulag and gladly see your kids starved and...
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    INEOS Grenadier

    When I hear Land Rover talking about adventures I am like uncle Jun... speechless and confused what they are talking about.
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    INEOS Grenadier

    "trade dress." Interesting. Is it even possible to make a utilitarian vehicle with high off-road capabilities and not look like Defender or G-wagon or TLC? It's like trying to build a hunting log cabin and trying not make it look like a hunting log cabin. It is really hard. On top of this...
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    INEOS Grenadier

    There is a significant difference between the mechanics of the Df and Gr. Will the judge take this into account? As for the looks, well yeah it looks quite similar... If they lost a case in the Common Law system, will it it be taken into account as a precedent in another Common Law country (US)?
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    F150 - Gas vs Diesel

    What is Ram's EcoDiesels overall satisfaction and reliability? It's been around like 7 years. Ram would have discontinued if it had been bad.
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    (partially) new Tundra coming?

    hm… isn’t open differential, that can be mechanically Locked 100%, better than complicated central slip diff where you can’t even put it in low gear without locking it electrically? Also size wise that transfer case is smaller than the Toyota’s. This is not to say Toyota’s T case was bad.
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    (partially) new Tundra coming?

    Speaking of 4X4, awd, fwd and such. I present you the best awd or 4x4 system ever engineered by the mankind: The system of Land Rover Defender, RR and Disco I. It was combination of mechanical simplicity, robustness and amazing performance (3.5 low gear ratio). No chain connection. It was all...
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    (partially) new Tundra coming?

    I always find one thing strange with Toyota pickups that is you can't get a rear locker in lower trims as an option. You have to go to the higher trim to get it as a part of the trim such as TRD or TRD Pro. I personally would like a lower trim truck, with a higher payload than TRD, and a rear...
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    F150 - Gas vs Diesel

    Ford has walked away from a diesel for 1/2 trucks. However, GMC continues to put diesel in the Silverado and Sierra. Expedition Portal gave the truck very good review. 30mpg on highway excellent. It’s is what my 2.3 Saab averages...
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    (partially) new Tundra coming?

    Out of all models and trims, among the crew cab models, which one is gonna have the best load carrying capacity? I am sure it won't be Off-road Pro trim.
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    INEOS Grenadier

    This is exactly why I have zero interest in small trucks such as Tacoma or Ranger. I only just started paying attention to this. I have a dog, hunting gear, living gear and want to get bikes and kayaks and a small boat for duck hunting. Two adults + food and water and you are way past of the...
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    (partially) new Tundra coming?

    Generally, I liked it! Not sure about the payload numbers if true. p.s. what is a half tone crew cub 4wd truck with the highest payload in the market these days?
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    Upland Hunting - General

    Man, it must have been a blast! Was it in the costal TX? ----- My dog Just passed the Utility Hunting Test (HZP) , a day after she turned a year old, with 178 score which very very good. She was the youngest dog in the test with a zero practical hunting experience (was too small and it took me...
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