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OnTheReel

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  1. OnTheReel

    GAS PRICES

    Seems to me there would be too many compromises. All the major production EVs are designed from the ground up as an EV to make the best use of available space. Even the best conversions would suffer from poor range and would be incredibly expensive. And then of course…what happens to the perfectly good ICE driveline they take out? Scrap heap anyway. We’re being forced into what feels good, not what makes any sense for the consumer or the environment.
  2. I would try a proper ceramic coating. I used Adam's Graphene on all my black plastics and it looks incredible. I saw Project Farm had good results with Cerakote Trim Coat too. Deep clean first though, the stuff is basically forever. And buff off any excess coating right away.
  3. OnTheReel

    GAS PRICES

    Cost me $26 to fill a Jerry can up yesterday for my lawn tractor. Thought about protesting instead to learn these greedy oil companies a lesson. But the ticket for not cutting my grass would be more expensive than the fuel. And then there are those who aren’t retired and need to drive to work (or drive for work). I suspect the consumer really does not have the control after all.
  4. Typically need to add load resistors when moving to LED lights, the truck isn't seeing the same current draw it used to with the incandescent bulbs, so it thinks they are burned out. Not familiar with the exact lights you are running but various vendors sell adapter harnesses with load resistors built in. It's kind of a pain either way because these resistors get hotter than hell and don't last long. On my 2016 Sierra I had to replace them 3 times in two years.
  5. They can’t even legally sell Teslas in my state since they are direct to consumer. So needless to say there aren’t a ton around here but quite a few over the border in IL. Don’t trust anything about the EV market right now. Seems entirely driven by government force, hype, and the automotive bubble in general. Too many people living high on the hog. When they realize money ain’t gonna be so easy anymore, I wouldn’t be surprised if half or more of the reservations for these things don’t make good a year from now.
  6. Not making excuses for GM since they were heading down this path for years before. But now they are really getting their arm twisted by these ridiculous new CAFE standards, and of course the fuel prices under the Brandon admin. The plan has always been EV, by force. And if the public still rejects them, I predict government bailouts for GM, and a golden parachute for Mary Barra.
  7. I wasn’t suggesting turbo-ing the V8. Although that would be fine by me. Either way, GM is going to have to do something. The Powerboost F150 is at 430HP and 570TQ. The Chrysler I6 makes 510hp and 500TQ in the Wagoneer with no hybrid assist. If they stick that in the Ram, the GM 6.2 is playing third fiddle and it won’t even be close. A strong turbo I6 might best fill the hole for GM.
  8. GM sent me an oddly specific survey like two years ago about my feelings on an I6 turbo in a pickup. I wouldn’t be surprised if this is already in development since many of the other questions in the survey are now in the refresh trucks. Engine bay obviously has the room since the 3.0 fits. Add two cylinders to the 2.7, done deal. I would pick it over the Ecoboost for sure but V8 is still king. Unfortunately GM seems content to let the current ones rot on the vine and these fuel prices ain’t gonna help motivate them!
  9. OnTheReel

    GAS PRICES

    $5.89 premium in rural Wisconsin. The other station was $6.19, so that’s a bargain. Thought I died and went to Illinois.
  10. OnTheReel

    USFL

    I haven’t been watching many of these games but last night’s was really good. And how about that OT rule?
  11. OnTheReel

    GAS PRICES

    Been stuck around $4.49 regular. Sam’s is only 10 cents less. Not going to be worth the trip down there this week, so I topped up to full from 3/4 tank with 87 E10. This brings my octane down to 91 which is the minimum required. If the station had 88 E15 I could have saved more, both in cost per gallon, and the ability to dilute a little bit more than 3:1.
  12. OnTheReel

    GAS PRICES

    Just love that. Trump was apparently responsible for every single Covid death, but innocent addled JB isn’t responsible for anything? Not the war breaking out, not the gas prices, not inflation. Not even the much higher number of Covid deaths. Nothing.
  13. OnTheReel

    GAS PRICES

    His executive order pen, and his senate tie breaking sidekick has had plenty of negative meaningful effects.
  14. OnTheReel

    GAS PRICES

    Conservatives and Joe Manchin are to thank for this, not the White House. Brandon supported ramming through 3 trillion more in stimulus. If he got his wish, goodbye deficit reduction. Applauding this is like thanking an arsonist who ran out of gas before he could burn my house down.
  15. OnTheReel

    New truck?

    Been scouting deals on a Jeep for my wife and pricing seems pretty tight still. Any perceived crash in the truck market would probably be tied to a general crash of the economy, just as much as fuel prices. Wait till you see what happens to real estate.
  16. OnTheReel

    GAS PRICES

    Well, when the posts teasing you about proper word form are full of emojis and grammatical errors, what can you say?
  17. OnTheReel

    GAS PRICES

    If you say greed is nothing new, then how can it be to blame for our current situation? These corporations have always had a profit motive (“greed”), and yet up until last year, prices remained reasonable. Why is that? Because inflation is not greed. Supply constraints are not greed. Both are intertwined, and both are the result of bad policy. Self inflicted wounds.
  18. OnTheReel

    GAS PRICES

    Not a chance Grump! I sure ain’t happy about paying this much, because it was predictable and avoidable. But I’m also not one of the people getting completely killed by these prices. We here are all fortunate in that regard.
  19. OnTheReel

    GAS PRICES

    I believe it. Thank god I saw the writing on the wall and sold my big boat. I shudder to think of filling a 210 gallon tank at marina rates. Boat market is gonna crash real soon, along with anything else recreational. And just about everything I suppose. But hey, at least Covid is still every bit as prevalent as if we had not pumped trillions of fake money into this economy to stop it.
  20. OnTheReel

    GAS PRICES

    Maybe. I haven’t seen double digits since I bought the thing. Just happy to be out of the 7s, it was a long winter.
  21. OnTheReel

    GAS PRICES

    Thank God for Sam’s Club. $4.79 instead of $5.39. Still absurd, of course. Now everyone on TV is just saying “stop going places, and stop buying stuff”. Yeah, that’s called a recession, genius. I’m sure the airlines and carmakers are primed and ready for another bailout.
  22. Unfortunately as the early adopter, you're first in line for all types of weird stuff. My "all new" 19 was in the shop a dozen times. With any luck it's just a software glitch and an update will come out eventually. Don't let it ruin your new truck buzz, nothing is ever perfect.
  23. Looking for a cheap mod your wife won’t even notice? How bout this brand new Gen5DIY DRL harness for 2019-2022(LTD) Silverado with LED headlights. Excludes High Country and Midnight Edition. https://www.gen5diy.com/products/19-20-silverado-1500-drl-override-harness Never got around to installing. Stops the DRL from dropping out when the turn signal is on. $55 shipped in the US. So half price.
  24. Have to laugh or you’ll cry.
  25. OnTheReel

    Ram TRX

    Yup, the TRX is the best. It does everything and does it well. Been perfectly reliable too, no issues at all.
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