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APEowner
APEowner SuperDork
3/9/22 1:45 p.m.

I once built a '73 Riviera on a K5 Blazer chassis so my 4xx4 taste is questionable but I think it's all good.  Lifted trucks, mall crawlers, hard core rock crawlers, Harleys with loud pipes, stanced import cars, lowriders with hydrolics, muscle cars, classic hot rods, high dollar exotics, rat rods.  I'm not likely to own or even want a lot of those but if the owner enjoys thier particular form of automotive expression I'm happy to support them.  Behaving like a shinny happy person, not so much and I haven't observed that behavior to be exclusive to any particular sector of the hobby.

Folgers
Folgers New Reader
3/9/22 9:42 p.m.

I only have a issue with Harley like bikes. 

They are by far the loudest vehicles on the road, and are very proud of it. 

They take it one step further, when they can’t hear the radio over the bike they upgrade the stereo. 

It just seems very excessive and annoying for everyone. 

Just wish we would be more considerate as a whole. 

mad_machine
mad_machine MegaDork
3/10/22 11:18 a.m.
1988RedT2 said:

The ONLY thing about loud, lifted trucks that I find objectionable is that the bumper height is often at a level which will not engage the bumper of any vehicle they might collide with.  This, to me, seems an egregious offense, and should be punishable by fines and public beatings.

years ago, I almost got in an accident with one of those vehicles.  Kid had hit lifted so high it was nearly impossible to see his brake lights.  He stopped short when I was not expecting it and by the time I realized and stopped, the nose of my car was under the back of his truck with the rear bumper a few inches from impacting with my windshield.

Would the accident have been my fault for not paying attention or traveling too close.  Yes.  I didn't think I was too close, but with his taillight's height was literally above the roof of my car, they did not register as quickly as if they had been directly in front of me.  Getting decapitated by a jacked up pickup was not how I wanted to end my life.

stuart in mn
stuart in mn MegaDork
3/10/22 11:31 a.m.

People are free to have their own preferences, but I don't understand modifying a vehicle to make it less useful - that applies to slammed cars as well as jacked up trucks.

yupididit
yupididit PowerDork
3/10/22 12:56 p.m.

Another bitchfest of a thread

Noddaz
Noddaz UberDork
3/10/22 1:14 p.m.

It is not up to me.  Different things for different people.

Just sayin'.

That being said I like a mildly lifted truck.  But when you need ladders and multiple steps to get in?  Not so much.

 

Mndsm
Mndsm MegaDork
3/10/22 1:30 p.m.

I'm very much a function personn. Every time I see one of the current crop of brodozers I see 10k worth of wheels that would taco the minute they hit something heavy enough for their suspension to be worth it. 

 

I think what gets me though, like others have said- is the attitude. It's the old porcupine bmw joke. I don't think I've run into a single person of that particular fanbase I'd wanna have a Snapple with. That and that's the same crowd that was clowning everyone for wide wheels and bad fitment during the stance craze. Guess what guys, broken is broken. 

Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos)
Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos) MegaDork
3/10/22 3:38 p.m.

Much like driving without a license: You can build whatever kind of truck you want.

You're not allowed to drive it on public roads unless it meets the safety and emissions standards for doing so.
 

 

Rons
Rons HalfDork
3/10/22 4:24 p.m.

I defer to my dogs, they use a complex algorithm that uses size, speed, proximity,and noise to determine if a vehicle should be barked at. I generally agree with them.

mad_machine
mad_machine MegaDork
3/10/22 10:25 p.m.
Mndsm said:

I'm very much a function personn. Every time I see one of the current crop of brodozers I see 10k worth of wheels that would taco the minute they hit something heavy enough for their suspension to be worth it. 

I replaced the shocks and springs on my Disco last year.  I searched far and wide till I found a set of stock height heavy duty springs.  They did bring the truck up a couple of inches, but that was because the stock springs had sagged over 100k miles.

I have been tempted to get pair of 1 or 2 inch lifted springs for the rear to make towing better.. but I have not been that motivated.

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