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Jsdirt

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About Jsdirt

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  • Birthday 12/01/2013

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    MA (where freedom began ... & now goes to die)
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    2007 Silverado Z71 extended, 4x4, 5.3 LMG, 3.73, LT2 - '93 Volvo 940 - '86 Mercury Grand Marquis - '74 Yamaha RD350

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  1. I've heard of several with failing injectors right out of the gate, and this was several months back. All less than 3k miles, some less than 700 mi.. That's the joy of buying new - you don't really know how "great" a deal you got until you're well out of the warranty period.
  2. First Drive Review: 2019 Chevy Silverado

    I remember now. Not sure if that John Deere case was related to this ... but a farmer purchased a $500,000 combine, and when they started having trouble, they inquired J/D about service info. J/D's response was basically, we own the software - it is ours, and you can't have it. This also touched off a lawsuit. Seemed to be a trend during the last administration ... Here's a more recent case: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/mar/06/nebraska-farmers-right-to-repair-john-deere-apple
  3. First Drive Review: 2019 Chevy Silverado

    It's the principle of it all, Doug. Our country was founded upon personal freedom - these types of surveillance fly right in the faces of our Founding Fathers. We have a Constitution written to uphold these freedoms, but a certain group of folks have nearly succeeded in brainwashing the populace into believing it's an "old relic", and that it's ok to ignore it. The government, or ANYONE, has NO BUSINESS WHATSOEVER looking into any aspect of my life!
  4. First Drive Review: 2019 Chevy Silverado

    The hatred started when people paid good money for a new truck ... and they started burning oil at 250 miles away from the showroom (among other issues, like failed injectors, cracked dashboards, failed front end components, etc., etc..). 2009 was a REALLY bad year it seems. I remember one guy's video titled "Hey, look at my new truck" .. or something to that effect - it was idling in his garage, and you couldn't see your hand in front of your face from all the smoke. If they're going to charge a premium price, you'd think they'd make a little extra effort on quality control ...
  5. First Drive Review: 2019 Chevy Silverado

    That alone would be a deal breaker for me if I was in the market. It's MY truck, I should be able to do what I damn well please to it. Can't say I'm surprised to hear that. Just another money grab by GM. Hey GM - how about EARNING income on merit, instead of stealing it via EXTORTION?
  6. First Drive Review: 2019 Chevy Silverado

    I am too, Doug ... but anything smaller than a 18" looks ridiculous on modern stuff (trucks, I should say) - they've designed the wheels to be huge these days. Probably so when the crap hits the fan, you'll be literally "spinning your wheels". Wide tires ain't going far in deep snow. When the UPS guy delivered these wheels/tires in summer of '10, he asked if they were going on a tractor-trailer unit. When I told them they were going on my little half-ton pickup, he was speechless in disbelief for a few seconds. They looked REAL friggin big inside the UPS truck. LOL, yeah, NOT circumference - might have had a few too many the night before, there. Meant DIAMETER. Words mean something! My summer wheels are 275/55-20, and have 4.5" of sidewall. Look perfectly fine on this piece of rolling Tupperware.
  7. What did you do with your truck/shop today

    Ahh, now I see. Cameras can be deceiving. 304 is miles ahead of what the factory gives us, at least. Full Ti would've cost a fortune, even DIY ...
  8. First Drive Review: 2019 Chevy Silverado

    1" less sidewall bothers you that much? On a tire that's 31" in circumference, a 20" rim isn't all that radical - there's 4.5" of sidewall. 26's, or 30's would look ridiculous, IMO.
  9. I had to Google those Quickjacks - that's a great setup! Wish I had something like that 30 years ago. Would've made my life 1000x easier! I finally installed a full sized 2-post lift here last month. Those Quickjacks could be a nice addition for when I get another problem child that occupies the main lift for a week or more. The finances are still recovering from this addition, the lift, and all the excavation/drainage work. Holy crap is that stuff spendy! Lumber today must have 24k gold strands in it that I can't see ...
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