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    Best full size SUV under $7,000

    Expeditions were IRS once they switched body styles from the first gen. Solid axle in the GM stuff until 2021. You can swap a 4L80, but it isnt worth it IMO... a reputable rebuild with some HD parts will be more than adequate if it goes out. I have 170k on mine, original trans and rear end.
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    Best full size SUV under $7,000

    Best condition 03-06 Tahoe you can find. The transmissions and rear ends are perfectly fine if you dont beat on them, and if they go rear ends are a dime a dozen in junkyards and bolt in upgrades are cheap. And any trans shop can rebuild a 4L60E with their eyes closed. I know less about the...
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    Another Road trip: TX-NM-AZ-UT-CO-TX, July 9th to July 22, 2020

    There's usually more people? I did a really similar route in June 2010 and while places weren't empty the passes definitely weren't full of people. I did Imogene on a Friday according to my pictures and I think I saw 2-3 other vehicles.
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    Thoughts on the new Tahoe Z71/Yukon AT4?

    I'm a chevy guy. I'd never buy a new GM, the Ford trucks are doing everything better recently. This is nothing but some decals and a marketing package. I'm sure the traction control will prohibit any real off road ability, but we'll see what happens when it gets tested. That being said, I'm...
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    New Bronco

    F150 is a great pick. I'm not a pickup guy and having been in one for the last 3.5 years I'm ready to move back to a wagon. Though its been pretty helpful with house projects, I'm just about done with the big ones for a while.
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    New Bronco

    Yup same. If it ends up over budget or too small, I’ll probably end up in a 4Runner.
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    New Bronco

    The rear is the same AdvanTEK 44 in the rear of the JLs, and the same M190 front axle as the Ranger and ZR2. You get the big nasty M210 front (D44 center) with the TT V6.
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    New Bronco

    The wheelbase and rear end design increased the Gladiator's tow numbers, not just the grille design. The grill was primarily for cooling, and is being carried over to new models years in all trims, or maybe just the ecodiesel and turbo? New Defender can tow more bc its IRS and has air...
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    New Bronco

    I couldnt find the payload, if thats true that isn't bad at all. I don't need to tow more than 3500lbs, and if I did I'd be getting a truck instead.
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    New Bronco

    Can't wait to see more real reviews and such when they get launched to press. I just need a little bit more rear seat room that you get in the JL and I'll be sold. I can deal with the low cargo capacity by supplementing with racks and such. I love that in typical Ford fashion, you can add the...
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    4Runner vs LR4 Help

    You should be able to do metal masher with some creative spotting and just the ATRAC working. I've been looking at 5th gens myself and you can save yourself a few grand in some cases buying a SR5 and adding a locker (if you feel you need to) later. KDSS will make for a much more car like road...
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    New Defender Rage/Hate Thread

    BMW B58 turbo straight six? That's a real reliable, "fix it with a pair of pliers" type of motor. TBH not sure if I'd rather have that or a new JLR mill under the hood for reliability.
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    INEOS Grenadier

    I’d bet a good bit that you won’t be able to get into one for less than $100k
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    New Defender Rage/Hate Thread

    The Aztec would sell like crazy if it was released brand new right now. AWD, decent ground clearance, cheap cost of entry, AND A BUILT IN TENT! It’s an overlanding wet dream.
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    New Defender Rage/Hate Thread

    Its ExPo. The rules are: If it isn't a Toyota is wrong. Unless its a full-size diesel truck. Land Rovers are all unreliable garbage, but pretty to look at. "Wranglers don't have high enough payload!!!" - Tacoma owner running 750lbs over GVWR Colorado ZR2, Ranger FX4 and Gladiator Rubicon come...
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