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MC25
03-22-2018, 02:14 PM
6" Fab Tech and 35" BFGs. Really impressed with the ride on this Fabtech lift.

so you understand why I bash rough country? Lol

Double D
03-22-2018, 02:31 PM
so you understand why I bash rough country? Lol

Coming from a 'car-smooth' ride Avalanche and adding my 4" Fab Tech lift, it still doesn't ride as rough as some trucks. Glad to hear I got a decent lift kit.

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MC25
03-22-2018, 02:38 PM
Coming from a 'car-smooth' ride Avalanche and adding my 4" Fab Tech lift, it still doesn't ride as rough as some trucks. Glad to hear I got a decent lift kit.

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Love your truck D!!!

Mastercraftdave
03-22-2018, 02:41 PM
so you understand why I bash rough country? Lol

Rough Country isn't a bad lift for the money. I haven't had any issues with the 3 that I had prior to this. But you can tell a difference in the ride.

Mastercraftdave
03-22-2018, 02:42 PM
Coming from a 'car-smooth' ride Avalanche and adding my 4" Fab Tech lift, it still doesn't ride as rough as some trucks. Glad to hear I got a decent lift kit.

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That looks great. Really mean look. I was about to get a Avalanche but at the time the dealer didn't have the color I wanted. I have always thought they looked great lifted.

MC25
03-22-2018, 02:56 PM
Rough Country isn't a bad lift for the money. I haven't had any issues with the 3 that I had prior to this. But you can tell a difference in the ride.

Agreed. Did one on my last project Jeep, and man that was a rough ride lol

Double D
03-22-2018, 02:56 PM
Love your truck D!!!

That looks great. Really mean look. I was about to get a Avalanche but at the time the dealer didn't have the color I wanted. I have always thought they looked great lifted.

Thanks guys! I'm in Love again.. :D Love my Avalanche!

lakedrum03
03-22-2018, 02:59 PM
Coming from a 'car-smooth' ride Avalanche and adding my 4" Fab Tech lift, it still doesn't ride as rough as some trucks. Glad to hear I got a decent lift kit.

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Looks good DD!

Wheelin98TJ
03-22-2018, 03:37 PM
Agreed. Did one on my last project Jeep, and man that was a rough ride lol
RC and Fabtech are both junk when it comes to Jeeps.

Fabtech makes nice truck lifts, but nothing good for Jeeps.

Mastercraftdave
03-22-2018, 04:16 PM
Agreed. Did one on my last project Jeep, and man that was a rough ride lol

I now have to get me a new MC sticker for the rear window.

MC25
03-22-2018, 04:20 PM
RC and Fabtech are both junk when it comes to Jeeps.

Fabtech makes nice truck lifts, but nothing good for Jeeps.

Iím giving pro comp a chance on the LJ

Wheelin98TJ
03-22-2018, 04:23 PM
Iím giving pro comp a chance on the LJ
Pro Comp isn't much better.

Currie is the way to go, but it is a little pricey.

How much lift are you doing?

MC25
03-22-2018, 04:42 PM
RC and Fabtech are both junk when it comes to Jeeps.

Fabtech makes nice truck lifts, but nothing good for Jeeps.

Pro Comp isn't much better.

Currie is the way to go, but it is a little pricey.

How much lift are you doing?

I did a rubicon express on my JKUR and it was great on the trails. Terrible daily though lol.

Just 2 inch, smittybilt replacement fenders and some 35s probably

Wheelin98TJ
03-22-2018, 05:16 PM
I did a rubicon express on my JKUR and it was great on the trails. Terrible daily though lol.

Just 2 inch, smittybilt replacement fenders and some 35s probably
For a 2" on a TJ/LJ, I like BDS.

Are you sure you want 35s? Are you regearing?

RE is ok. People loved them 10 yrs ago because they were one of the firsts to make a long arm kit, but after time, people realized their stuff wasn't that great. Bushing problems, poor geometry, low hanging skid plate, stiff and short springs, and probably a few other reasons I'm forgetting.

MC25
03-22-2018, 05:26 PM
For a 2" on a TJ/LJ, I like BDS.

Are you sure you want 35s? Are you regearing?

RE is ok. People loved them 10 yrs ago because they were one of the firsts to make a long arm kit, but after time, people realized their stuff wasn't that great. Bushing problems, poor geometry, low hanging skid plate, stiff and short springs, and probably a few other reasons I'm forgetting.

the 3.5" RE lift i had on my JKUR was so stiff, that I literally sold the jeep like two weeks after I had it put on. made money though. lol.

ill have to double check, but Im fairly certain this one has factory 3:73s. my 98 Sahara has 3:73s as well. for what i'm doing with it, theyll be fine. Should look awesome too.

ValveCoverGasket
03-22-2018, 05:34 PM
i figured boat ownership would push us into a truck at some point, and sure enough... picking up a diesel colorado next week. cant wait to have a bed to throw stuff in after a day at the lake

Wheelin98TJ
03-22-2018, 05:42 PM
the 3.5" RE lift i had on my JKUR was so stiff, that I literally sold the jeep like two weeks after I had it put on. made money though. lol.

ill have to double check, but Im fairly certain this one has factory 3:73s. my 98 Sahara has 3:73s as well. for what i'm doing with it, theyll be fine. Should look awesome too.
It will definitely look good, it just won't accelerate or slow down very fast.

You won't be able to use overdrive.

I wouldn't go any bigger than 32-33s without a regear. The 4.0 I6 is gutless already. Pair it with the wrong axle ratio and it really becomes a dog.

MC25
03-22-2018, 05:47 PM
It will definitely look good, it just won't accelerate or slow down very fast.

You won't be able to use overdrive.

I wouldn't go any bigger than 32-33s without a regear. The 4.0 I6 is gutless already. Pair it with the wrong axle ratio and it really becomes a dog.

The farthest Iíll take it, not on a trailer is probably to work or the gym. Work is only 5 miles away, so itís all good. Iíve had 10 or so 4.0s, and I gotta say the auto makes it feel about 12 times slower than the manuals lol

MC25
03-22-2018, 10:07 PM
TBT just for fun

harborseal
03-22-2018, 10:51 PM
2 wheel drive, don't need 4 in Florida where I boat. Not real special other than pearlescent paint. 5.3 litre V8, pretty good gas mileage even when towing.

zsqure
03-23-2018, 07:08 AM
i figured boat ownership would push us into a truck at some point, and sure enough... picking up a diesel colorado next week. cant wait to have a bed to throw stuff in after a day at the lake

Pictures are required you know. Don't tease us like that. Next week is a long way off.

ValveCoverGasket
03-23-2018, 12:13 PM
Pictures are required you know. Don't tease us like that. Next week is a long way off.

youre tellin me haha

not having anything to move the boat around with the last little bit has been kind of a drag too, since we've had really nice weather a couple weekends already!

Mastercraftdave
03-23-2018, 12:45 PM
First tow.

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Forrest-X45
03-23-2018, 04:35 PM
youre tellin me haha

not having anything to move the boat around with the last little bit has been kind of a drag too, since we've had really nice weather a couple weekends already!

Excellent choice on the Colorado. My good friend just purchased ZR2 but he went with the gas V6. He ordered his and has to wait 3 months.

Can't wait to see pics. :dance:

Forrest-X45
03-23-2018, 04:39 PM
First tow.

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Looks awesome, Dave!! How do you like towing with the 8 speed? I am hearing great things about the 10 speed and really trying to hold off test driving one. ;)

Mastercraftdave
03-26-2018, 10:46 AM
Looks awesome, Dave!! How do you like towing with the 8 speed? I am hearing great things about the 10 speed and really trying to hold off test driving one. ;)

So far I have been happy with the 8 speed. There are a lot more shift points but I think it make the truck a lot faster. It has a lot more low end grunt and I find it really handles the X23 a lot better from a stationary position than the 6 speed.

It takes some getting time getting used to the shifting but overall I'm very happy. I bet the 10speed will only be an improvement. I contemplated waiting for the 2019s, but I would rather wait and let them work out the kinks in the first year.

MC25
03-31-2018, 06:18 PM
Moving into the warehouse!

Greenwood87
04-01-2018, 12:19 AM
Iím that Hummer guy the op posted about.

VP46
04-01-2018, 03:58 AM
Iím that Hummer guy the op posted about.

Are you seriously posting INC response to a post in 2005??? PS I love Hummers!

Mastercraftdave
04-01-2018, 02:18 PM
Finally got them both cleaned up and together.

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ValveCoverGasket
04-01-2018, 05:45 PM
^^^ looking great!
making me wish it was summer already!


had a fun drive home thursday from idaho with this thing..
best mpg was a 50 mile stretch getting ~34, average for the drive was 24 at 75-85mph. should make a great commuter.
we put over 20k miles on our pilot last year between commuting and weekend trips so i think the diesel payback will be fairly speedy!

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havent hooked it up to the boat yet...

Forrest-X45
04-02-2018, 05:20 PM
^^^ looking great!
making me wish it was summer already!


had a fun drive home thursday from idaho with this thing..
best mpg was a 50 mile stretch getting ~34, average for the drive was 24 at 75-85mph. should make a great commuter.
we put over 20k miles on our pilot last year between commuting and weekend trips so i think the diesel payback will be fairly speedy!

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havent hooked it up to the boat yet...

Looking great!! I like it and waiting for your report on towing. :steering:

STX30MAC
04-09-2018, 12:03 AM
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MC25
04-09-2018, 12:17 AM
Nice rides. Welcome to the site.

STX30MAC
04-09-2018, 12:20 AM
Nice rides. Welcome to the site.



I think I did something wrong. Didn’t mean to start a new thread.


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STX30MAC
04-09-2018, 12:32 AM
My 2 tow vehicles.
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joes205
04-09-2018, 02:58 AM
I'm really jealous of that denali. How's that 6.2 pull??

Double D
04-09-2018, 09:51 AM
Finally got to haul the boat since adding the lift, new wheels/tires, air bags, new drop hitch, and add-on rock tamers. I know my gas mileage will drop but she towed nice. No complaints, except for the salt on the roads that morning...

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Prostar 190
04-09-2018, 10:45 AM
Finally got to haul the boat since adding the lift, new wheels/tires, air bags, new drop hitch, and add-on rock tamers. I know my gas mileage will drop but she towed nice. No complaints, except for the salt on the roads that morning...

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Makes for a great looking package!

Prostar 190
04-09-2018, 10:46 AM
Looks good!

Mastercraftdave
04-09-2018, 10:55 AM
Great looking setup

MC25
04-09-2018, 03:14 PM
Call me Richard Rawlings

dmbeck
04-09-2018, 03:41 PM
Call me Richard Rawlings

Fitting since I'm sure you and Richard wear the same style jeans.

lakedrum03
04-09-2018, 04:07 PM
Fitting since I'm sure you and Richard wear the same style jeans.

Is "girlfriend's jeans" a style?

MC25
04-09-2018, 04:08 PM
Is "girlfriend's jeans" a style?

I wear lucky jeans from Costco lol

STX30MAC
04-09-2018, 05:49 PM
I'm really jealous of that denali. How's that 6.2 pull??



I have to look back a lot to make sure boat is still there.
You hitch it up and the air bag suspension inflates to make the truck level. Then I add 1% gain on the trailer brakes. Thinking about just towing the boat around all the time. The power of that engine vs the 5.2L in the Silverado is unreal. But it’s the wife’s denali. A bit jealous.


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Mastercraftdave
04-09-2018, 06:03 PM
I have to look back a lot to make sure boat is still there.
You hitch it up and the air bag suspension inflates to make the truck level. Then I add 1% gain on the trailer brakes. Thinking about just towing the boat around all the time. The power of that engine vs the 5.2L in the Silverado is unreal. But it’s the wife’s denali. A bit jealous.


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Did you put electric brakes on the trailer?

I have the 6.2L in my truck and its night and day better than the 5.3L especially with a lift and tires.

Footin
04-09-2018, 06:09 PM
Looks great Dave.

STX30MAC
04-09-2018, 07:09 PM
Did you put electric brakes on the trailer?



I have the 6.2L in my truck and its night and day better than the 5.3L especially with a lift and tires.



Lol. I do not know if they are electric. I just know they lock when you unplug them from the truck. Figured they were electric. Either way, the Denali handles everything better than the truck. I want a truck now with the 6.2L. The Denali has a leveling kit with Bridgestone ATs. Silverado has RC 3.5in lift with BFG AT 275/65R20 Diablo custom tune which does help with low end power. It it will just spin the wheels if you hammer down. That tune makes it a lot more fun to drive without the trailer.


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MC25
04-09-2018, 10:23 PM
Right at 17k pounds on the ol ferd

XC500mod
04-09-2018, 10:38 PM
Thatís nothing for a 6.7!

Heading to the car auction with these last couple loads?

MC25
04-09-2018, 10:40 PM
Thatís nothing for a 6.7!

Heading to the car auction with these last couple loads?

I wish. The Tacoma and BMW are both mine. 6.7 is my dads. The two beetles are for my dealership.

XC500mod
04-09-2018, 11:24 PM
Whoís white jeep Cherokee, must be 98ish?

Iíd really like to buy a low miles southern Jeep Cherokee of that vintage. 4.0L were awesome engines.

MC25
04-09-2018, 11:25 PM
Whoís white jeep Cherokee, must be 98ish?

Iíd really like to buy a low miles southern Jeep Cherokee of that vintage. 4.0L were awesome engines.

Just picked that up Saturday. 1998! Good eye. This is my 7th Cherokee.

XC500mod
04-09-2018, 11:33 PM
What are you going to do with it? If itís clean, not full of rust and you get bored with it let me know. I need something just like.

MC25
04-09-2018, 11:46 PM
Whoís white jeep Cherokee, must be 98ish?

Iíd really like to buy a low miles southern Jeep Cherokee of that vintage. 4.0L were awesome engines.

What are you going to do with it? If itís clean, not full of rust and you get bored with it let me know. I need something just like.

Itís a 4.0 4x4. Originally from PA, has a little bit of rust here and there. Has rust on the floor pan under the drivers side and a little on the passenger side front fender. Planning on cutting the fenders potentially on the depth of the rust, we will see. Planning on lifting it.

pmkkdx
04-10-2018, 09:49 AM
What are you going to do with it? If itís clean, not full of rust and you get bored with it let me know. I need something just like.
does it need to be 4 wheel drive??? A co-worker has a similar one in pretty good shape that doesn't get driven (for like 2 years now) since her room mate got a company vehicle. I can find out what year and specs. I know it's 2 wheel drive and the only thing it needs from what she told me is a battery. Should be relatively cheap but it is only 2 wd.

Mastercraftdave
04-10-2018, 09:52 AM
Those old Cherokees make great camp vehicles and are very capable off road. My brother have a Navy Blue 4.0L 4x4 Classic Edition when he first started driving and it was such a sweet jeep.

sivs1
04-10-2018, 10:45 AM
I had a 2001 4.0L 4x4, loved it until the engine blew, not entirely sure what happened or if it was like that when I bought it and just got worse overtime. Was a sad day when I dumped it for $1,100. Wish I had the means then to just replace the engine, still wonder where it is today.

Zrlee
04-10-2018, 10:57 AM
Finally able to get a pic with both the new XT22 and Tahoe all cleaned up.
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FoggyNogginz
04-10-2018, 10:58 AM
I wish. The Tacoma and BMW are both mine. 6.7 is my dads. The two beetles are for my dealership.

Huge air-cooled VW fan over here. I feel about the VW Beetle like slalom fans feel about boats; ....the engine needs to be in the right place!

lakedrum03
04-13-2018, 01:47 PM
Changes to the fleet:

174103

MC25
04-13-2018, 02:28 PM
Love the 4Runner. Have two of them in the family!

jwindsor
04-13-2018, 11:44 PM
New Chevy 2500 duramax will look good pulling the black and red x15 this summer.

ValveCoverGasket
04-14-2018, 11:34 PM
finally had a chance to put a bit of a load behind it, drove really well. the exhaust brake is surprisingly effective at speed.

will start a thread next week for the new boat the first thing will be sticker removal... i think the tribal X looks teeeerrible haha

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MC25
04-16-2018, 03:38 PM
This was a lot bigger than I thought lol

Mastercraftdave
04-16-2018, 03:43 PM
Looks great.

03PS209
04-16-2018, 04:15 PM
2011 limited F150. Roushcharged 6.2 does the job just fine

pmkkdx
04-16-2018, 06:31 PM
Changes to the fleet:

174103
2018? I have heard rumors about a redesign for the 4Runner coming soon. Waiting to see if those will be in the 2019 later this fall. Time to upgrade my wife's 4Runner but holding off for now in hopes that is true.

MasterCraft Ranger
04-16-2018, 06:57 PM
Changes to the fleet:

174103

What are you towing with the 4Runner? I love the current generation but they're only rated for 4700 lbs of towing.

dagodan
04-16-2018, 07:20 PM
durango srt 392 hemi towing capacity 8700. love it.

XC500mod
04-16-2018, 09:18 PM
2011 limited F150. Roushcharged 6.2 does the job just fine

very nice!

tell us more. cost etc... i've often thought about this as an alternative to a diesel.

prostar205
04-16-2018, 09:22 PM
durango srt 392 hemi towing capacity 8700. love it.

How is that SRT Durango? That is one sweet ride. Besides my truck (1999 Ford Expedition with a 425hp Lightning Supercharged crate motor), the Durango SRT or the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk are my favorite SUVs on the market.

joelevy
04-16-2018, 09:56 PM
YES. Love the Durango combo. Here's my '11 Citadel HEMI with '07 X45. I installed some additional aftermarket coolers to keep things nice going over some mountain passes (I'm in Seattle) and also airbags in the rear shocks. Mileage is nothing impressive but love have a 3rd row SUV that can take on all this without having to go full suburban. Curious though - you say rated for 8700 - I thought it was 7500?https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180417/e2fb993b9998f3d7f69f84004a8ad44c.jpg

03PS209
04-17-2018, 01:51 AM
very nice!

tell us more. cost etc... i've often thought about this as an alternative to a diesel.

Well if youíre looking at the roush kit I have, itís a 625hp kit with a different tune. Will run you between $9-$10k. 9lbs of boost. No traction in 2WD. Tows like the boat isnít even back there, and hurts lots of little sports cars feelings.

pmkkdx
04-17-2018, 09:33 AM
What are you towing with the 4Runner? I love the current generation but they're only rated for 4700 lbs of towing.
4700 for the 2wd (what we have) and tow a '04 X2 (205V) and it does okay for 100+/- miles we tow. I believe 4wd is rated for 7500-7800 towing.

It's about time for an upgrade time wise for us and rumors have it that the 4Runner will be going thru an upgrade to have more interior room but also rumors of it going unibody and front wheel drive but I can't find confirmation on either of those nor when it might happen. Rumors were mid year 2018 but that's out the window now I believe and haven't seen any spy photos or info either. We are looking for options and the wife really likes the looks of the new Cadillac XT5 but we saw one at church last weekend and it's considerably smaller than her 4Runner and suspect towing will be very low if even rated. Not sure of what other options there are that would have a minimum 4500 lb tow capacity in a mid-size SUV???

dagodan
04-17-2018, 10:09 AM
I wanted the trackhawk however didnt have the tow capacity. I use this for a backup from by dodge 2500, love it. wanted a hotrod and a tow vehicle all in one.

MC25
04-17-2018, 10:30 AM
4700 for the 2wd (what we have) and tow a '04 X2 (205V) and it does okay for 100+/- miles we tow. I believe 4wd is rated for 7500-7800 towing.

It's about time for an upgrade time wise for us and rumors have it that the 4Runner will be going thru an upgrade to have more interior room but also rumors of it going unibody and front wheel drive but I can't find confirmation on either of those nor when it might happen. Rumors were mid year 2018 but that's out the window now I believe and haven't seen any spy photos or info either. We are looking for options and the wife really likes the looks of the new Cadillac XT5 but we saw one at church last weekend and it's considerably smaller than her 4Runner and suspect towing will be very low if even rated. Not sure of what other options there are that would have a minimum 4500 lb tow capacity in a mid-size SUV???

My brother actually has a 2018 TRD Pro 4Runner and a 2018 XT5. I really like them both but the XT5 is definitely smaller than the 4Runner. I would probably wait it out as Iíve heard about a new 4Runner in the pipeline too.

pmkkdx
04-17-2018, 02:20 PM
thanks, yes, we aren't in any hurry, just staging to trade before ours gets too old and too many miles to be still a valuable trade in value.

MC25
04-17-2018, 02:22 PM
thanks, yes, we aren't in any hurry, just staging to trade before ours gets too old and too many miles to be still a valuable trade in value.

I towed our pontoon with my moms SR5 premium 2016 4Runner. I think it was 5500lbs and it wasnít incredibly fun

lashburn1
04-18-2018, 02:29 AM
My brother actually has a 2018 TRD Pro 4Runner and a 2018 XT5. I really like them both but the XT5 is definitely smaller than the 4Runner. I would probably wait it out as Iíve heard about a new 4Runner in the pipeline too.

aint no 4Runner in the Pipeline .....yet

MasterCraft Ranger
04-18-2018, 07:29 PM
4700 for the 2wd (what we have) and tow a '04 X2 (205V) and it does okay for 100+/- miles we tow. I believe 4wd is rated for 7500-7800 towing.



Current Toyota website says "5000" across the tow capacity of all 4Runner models. Only the much larger Sequoia is capable of towing into the 7000 range.

https://www.toyota.com/4runner/features/mileage_estimates/8664/8666/8668

pmkkdx
04-18-2018, 07:58 PM
that might be true today, it used to be 4700-4800 for 2wd and 7500-7800 4wd, at least in 2012. I'll have to check in our owners manual when I remember.

Albornj
04-18-2018, 09:35 PM
You guys are crazy if you think a 4runners towing capacity is 7800 pounds in any year. Maybe its combination weight is there. My full size 2017 yukon xl 4wd only has a towing capacity of 8,000 lbs. Here is motortrends 2012 report http://www.motortrend.com/cars/toyota/4runner/2012/

lashburn1
04-19-2018, 12:03 AM
You guys are crazy if you think a 4runners towing capacity is 7800 pounds in any year. Maybe its combination weight is there. My full size 2017 yukon xl 4wd only has a towing capacity of 8,000 lbs. Here is motortrends 2012 report http://www.motortrend.com/cars/toyota/4runner/2012/

Current 4-Runner is 5000....

GoneSkiing
04-19-2018, 12:04 AM
For the 4runner you have to go back to 2009 or so, when you could get it with a V8. Tow rating was something like 7,300 lbs with the V8.

lashburn1
04-19-2018, 12:36 AM
For the 4runner you have to go back to 2009 or so, when you could get it with a V8. Tow rating was something like 7,300 lbs with the V8.

toyota dowgraded the ratings for 4-Runner and Sequoia substantially after 08 or 09.

V8 or not, the Runner is not a 5000+ tow vehicle. .... But I love it anyway

Albornj
04-19-2018, 06:41 AM
I could see the sequoia towing close to that it is a full size suv.

jon_thornton
04-19-2018, 11:08 AM
We used to have a sequoia to tow our 45 and it did with zero issue.
I believe rating on that was 8 or 9k.
With the exception of heading up the hill to our lake, but thats going to challenge any truck.

Since we have upgraded to a LandCruiser and if i recall correctly its rating is 10k.
Tows great due to the better gearbox, but on the FWY, you can definitely feel the difference in shorter wheelbased between the two.

Love the landcruiser way more than the sequoia, so if you love the 4Runner and need to tow, i highly recommend the LC.

#snatchattack
04-19-2018, 12:05 PM
I have not gotten to pull the X-star with it, although my GF has. :( We've had it for about four months now. Just got the ceramic coating done over the whole truck and wheels.

She's a beaut aint she?

roadster02
04-19-2018, 03:09 PM
Now that's a tow vehicle! Great looking.
Ill bet you don't lose any sleep worrying whether or not you have the capacity to tow your boat, or anything else intended for pickup trucks. You don't have to peruse your owners manual to find out if you can pull something, you just hook it up and go. That's the beauty of buying a full size diesel, no worries mate.


I have not gotten to pull the X-star with it, although my GF has. :( We've had it for about four months now. Just got the ceramic coating done over the whole truck and wheels.

She's a beaut aint she?

04-19-2018, 03:10 PM
I have not gotten to pull the X-star with it, although my GF has. :( We've had it for about four months now. Just got the ceramic coating done over the whole truck and wheels.



She's a beaut aint she?



Yaaasssss!!

MC25
04-19-2018, 04:21 PM
Just picked up a hydraulic tilt 20í trailer. Stoked.

John Johnson
04-19-2018, 05:00 PM
I love that Tacoma. My 250 is filthy and it's towing my new boat for the first time this weekend. For some reason that bothers me.

Forrest-X45
04-19-2018, 05:05 PM
Just picked up a hydraulic tilt 20í trailer. Stoked.

Nice trailer! The tilt with beaver tail are sweet and so nice to load/unload.

MC25
04-19-2018, 05:07 PM
Nice trailer! The tilt with beaver tail are sweet and so nice to load/unload.

After dragging my bugs up a gooseneck last week, this was a must have. For $2800, I felt like it was a steal!

paintpollz
04-19-2018, 06:56 PM
After dragging my bugs up a gooseneck last week, this was a must have. For $2800, I felt like it was a steal!

Dude. That thing has got to be like, not ideal, behind a Tacoma.....

MC25
04-19-2018, 06:58 PM
Dude. That thing has got to be like, not ideal, behind a Tacoma.....

It only weighs like 2500 pounds

paintpollz
04-20-2018, 09:35 AM
It only weighs like 2500 pounds

Ya but what happens when you put another 3000 lbs on top of it. At least its a TA I guess, that may help keep it stable.

I get tossed around in the tahoe with the 197 and SA trailer, and that's not even breaking 4000 lbs I don't think.

Mastercraftdave
04-20-2018, 10:04 AM
Ya but what happens when you put another 3000 lbs on top of it. At least its a TA I guess, that may help keep it stable.

I get tossed around in the tahoe with the 197 and SA trailer, and that's not even breaking 4000 lbs I don't think.

That is still less than the weight of his X30 that he posted pictures of.

MC25
04-20-2018, 10:27 AM
Ya but what happens when you put another 3000 lbs on top of it. At least its a TA I guess, that may help keep it stable.

I get tossed around in the tahoe with the 197 and SA trailer, and that's not even breaking 4000 lbs I don't think.

My LJ is on it right now. Iíd imagine Iím right at 6k with it right now.

MC25
04-20-2018, 01:57 PM
Yeah not too much fun lol

paintpollz
04-20-2018, 06:47 PM
Yeah not too much fun lol

hahahahaha

MC25
04-20-2018, 07:53 PM
hahahahaha

My truck doesnít have an electronic brake controller. Had a really bad situation where traffic was blocking my lane and I locked up all 4 of my tires with no trailer breaks. Thatís the most shaken Iíve ever been towing anything, even more than a 40ft gooseneck in bumper to bumper traffic.

98 Saleen Cobra
04-20-2018, 09:06 PM
Damn Aric, you need to go and get the brake controller. That's sketchy when towing close to the limit.. Love the Tacoma though!

MC25
04-20-2018, 09:14 PM
Damn Aric, you need to go and get the brake controller. That's sketchy when towing close to the limit.. Love the Tacoma though!

I think Iím gonna skip the controller and just use my dads F250 until I get back into another. 2018 250 platty in white gold please lol

lashburn1
04-21-2018, 12:38 AM
Since we have upgraded to a LandCruiser and if i recall correctly its rating is 10k.
Tows great due to the better gearbox, but on the FWY, you can definitely feel the difference in shorter wheelbased between the two.


Most LC ever towed was 8500, but thats plenty for an X45.

04-21-2018, 12:55 AM
I think Iím gonna skip the controller and just use my dads F250 until I get back into another. 2018 250 platty in white gold please lol



Yaaaassssss!!

FoggyNogginz
04-21-2018, 12:59 AM
My truck doesnít have an electronic brake controller. Had a really bad situation where traffic was blocking my lane and I locked up all 4 of my tires with no trailer breaks. Thatís the most shaken Iíve ever been towing anything, even more than a 40ft gooseneck in bumper to bumper traffic.Seriously, this is exactly why I sold my Tacoma years ago. Just because it's enough truck to tow the boat doesn't mean it's enough truck to stop it! For daily driving I actually prefer the smaller trucks, but I've had several scares like that before which made me move to the Tundra.

98 Saleen Cobra
04-21-2018, 02:09 AM
I think Iím gonna skip the controller and just use my dads F250 until I get back into another. 2018 250 platty in white gold please lol

Damn gunna jump into a 2018!!! $$$$$$$

#snatchattack
04-21-2018, 07:48 PM
Yeah not too much fun lol


Damn that is sketchy! Pucker factor for sure!

h20_skidog
04-22-2018, 05:29 PM
Youíll love towing with that truck! I have the 2016 model with the 6.6L Duramax w/ the 6 speed Allison transmission and itís like ďtowing whatĒ.

h20_skidog
04-22-2018, 05:30 PM
New Chevy 2500 duramax will look good pulling the black and red x15 this summer.
Youíll love towing with that truck! I have the 2016 model with the 6.6L Duramax w/ the 6 speed Allison transmission and itís like ďtowing whatĒ.

MC25
04-22-2018, 05:35 PM
Damn gunna jump into a 2018!!! $$$$$$$

Girlfriend is getting demoted back into a Jeep from the X5, so I can take that money and put it into a real truck lol. I love my Tacoma.. would prefer to keep it and trade my bmw in on it, but too expensive to keep both

98 Saleen Cobra
04-22-2018, 05:39 PM
I totally understand. The new super duty’s are awesome. Wish I could justify one. But my truck is more than adequate.

MC25
04-22-2018, 05:52 PM
Damn that is sketchy! Pucker factor for sure!

It wasn’t fun. But I still tow the boat with it which weighs more. At least the boat has surge brakes. Lol

XC500mod
04-22-2018, 08:03 PM
Girlfriend is getting demoted back into a Jeep from the X5, so I can take that money and put it into a real truck lol. I love my Tacoma.. would prefer to keep it and trade my bmw in on it, but too expensive to keep both

what kind of real truck you getting. the new super duties rock out.

hey whats the deal with lewisville autoplex? they have some nice lifted trucks, everything is used so I'm wondering if they are canadian.

MC25
04-22-2018, 08:18 PM
what kind of real truck you getting. the new super duties rock out.

hey whats the deal with lewisville autoplex? they have some nice lifted trucks, everything is used so I'm wondering if they are canadian.

I get all my stuff from Lewisville Autoplex. Right here in north Texas. The Tacoma was new so I had to go to the Toyota dealer, but my next truck will either come from them or be new. 2017+ F250

XC500mod
04-22-2018, 08:38 PM
watch out for canadian trucks they are all over the north. my buddy got taken in utah on a '17 ford super duty with really low miles. get the f350 srw while you're at it.

fstaslp
04-22-2018, 08:48 PM
watch out for canadian trucks they are all over the north. my buddy got taken in utah on a '17 ford super duty with really low miles. get the f350 srw while you're at it.



Whatís the deal with Canadian trucks?

MC25
04-22-2018, 08:52 PM
watch out for canadian trucks they are all over the north. my buddy got taken in utah on a '17 ford super duty with really low miles. get the f350 srw while you're at it.

Yeah I only buy trucks from the south

Barefooter92
04-23-2018, 01:18 PM
Bought mine from Canada...eh? Nothing wrong with it. They use more sand and gravel rather than the salt and brine in Ohio.

paintpollz
04-23-2018, 02:56 PM
My truck doesn’t have an electronic brake controller. Had a really bad situation where traffic was blocking my lane and I locked up all 4 of my tires with no trailer breaks. That’s the most shaken I’ve ever been towing anything, even more than a 40ft gooseneck in bumper to bumper traffic.

Damn son I can't believe you were towing in that tacoma with that load and no e brake on the trailer. Sketch. Glad you are going to use your dad's truck moving forward. Too bad you didn't keep that other 250, that truck was really nice.

You might also want to check out half tons. I mean if it's something you are looking at keeping for a long time,,,, you could do 8,000 lbs "relatively" comfortably in the F150 with a factory e brake and ecoboost, not saying I would want to tow near that much weight all the time but if you only have to tow once every couple weeks it might be a more economical truck.

The 250 is just a huge truck to used as a work daily commuter for your office job, plus it requires more attention. Of course they are a lot of fun to mod. But now that I think of it, if you are towing your project cars around a lot, especially with that trailer, the 250 is going to be drastically more comfortable. Sometimes I wish I had a 3/4 ton just to tow the 197...

paintpollz
04-23-2018, 02:59 PM
Yeah I only buy trucks from the south

Smart

My tahoe's undercarriage is a rust bucket bc it was a Vermont truck for 4 years after I bought it. Totally not ideal to purchase one of those trucks, totally unavoidable if you live up there unless you are religious with your yearly oil baths.

MC25
04-23-2018, 03:20 PM
Damn son I can't believe you were towing in that tacoma with that load and no e brake on the trailer. Sketch. Glad you are going to use your dad's truck moving forward. Too bad you didn't keep that other 250, that truck was really nice.

You might also want to check out half tons. I mean if it's something you are looking at keeping for a long time,,,, you could do 8,000 lbs "relatively" comfortably in the F150 with a factory e brake and ecoboost, not saying I would want to tow near that much weight all the time but if you only have to tow once every couple weeks it might be a more economical truck.

The 250 is just a huge truck to used as a work daily commuter for your office job, plus it requires more attention. Of course they are a lot of fun to mod. But now that I think of it, if you are towing your project cars around a lot, especially with that trailer, the 250 is going to be drastically more comfortable. Sometimes I wish I had a 3/4 ton just to tow the 197...


I wonít own another modded diesel out of warranty. Next one will be new or CPO for sure. After the 8 or so half tons Iíve had, I know I wonít be owning another. Just not as stable as I like for long distance boat towing, need it for gooseneck towing for when Iíll be going to auctions and stuff. If itís a 250, Iíll keep it until the warranty expires for sure.

If I got a trailer brake controller, towing the flatbed wouldnít be a big deal at all.

paintpollz
04-23-2018, 04:08 PM
After the 8 or so half tons Iíve had, I know I wonít be owning another. Just not as stable as I like for long distance boat towing, need it for gooseneck towing for when Iíll be going to auctions and stuff.

Ya I can see that, the 3/4 ton is a huge difference in stability and I really do love it. See the thing for me is I drive for work, I'm always schlepping in north dallas traffic. Since I'm doing that more than towing the boat, I go half ton and I think that's the right move for me. It's the tahoe now but will be the 4 door in 2-3 more years.

Good luck on your searches for the 250.

MC25
04-23-2018, 04:16 PM
Ya I can see that, the 3/4 ton is a huge difference in stability and I really do love it. See the thing for me is I drive for work, I'm always schlepping in north dallas traffic. Since I'm doing that more than towing the boat, I go half ton and I think that's the right move for me. It's the tahoe now but will be the 4 door in 2-3 more years.

Good luck on your searches for the 250.

Probably 6 months out on that at this point. I only commute about 15 miles a day total, so itís not a huge deal

MC25
04-23-2018, 10:26 PM
God was truly watching over me today. Lady pulled out in front of me in my X5 and I hit her going 35-40mph

93Prostar190
04-23-2018, 10:37 PM
Hopefully all is ok .... German car took care of you ....
Cars can be fixed or replaced, glad you are ok.

04-23-2018, 10:38 PM
God was truly watching over me today. Lady pulled out in front of me in my X5 and I hit her going 35-40mph



So glad youíre doing ok!

MC25
04-23-2018, 10:41 PM
I walked away and so did she. Her dog was in the car and I was honestly more concerned about the dog. But all is well, never been in an accident before so I’m a bit shaken up. No injuries though.

Double D
04-23-2018, 10:43 PM
I walked away and so did she. Her dog was in the car and I was honestly more concerned about the dog. But all is well, never been in an accident before so Iím a bit shaken up. No injuries though.

Glad your good, and the dog too. :)

98 Saleen Cobra
04-24-2018, 12:27 AM
Damn man glad to hear you're ok!!!

MC25
04-24-2018, 12:40 AM
Damn man glad to hear you're ok!!!

car tech is insane. Knee airbags and all!

paintpollz
04-24-2018, 01:12 AM
car tech is insane. Knee airbags and all!

Damn dude glad you and the dog are ok. Looks like you were well protected.

How about that timing....

Mastercraftdave
04-24-2018, 09:17 AM
Glad to hear you are okay.

pmkkdx
04-24-2018, 09:32 AM
glad you are okay! Time for an upgrade to a 2500 :rolleyes:

dhanni848
04-24-2018, 10:32 AM
Glad you are ok, BMWs are tanks! Even though you have no injuries still go get checked out. Been in too many wrecks myself and it is a good idea.

Covi
04-24-2018, 10:42 AM
Aric, happy to hear everything is ok! You cracked her a good one. What was the experience of the air bag deployment? Never been in a wreck that caused them to go off.

Maristar210
04-24-2018, 10:48 AM
Aric,

Good job tossing the Jack Daniels bottle. ;)

MC25
04-24-2018, 11:20 AM
Aric, happy to hear everything is ok! You cracked her a good one. What was the experience of the air bag deployment? Never been in a wreck that caused them to go off.

Iíve never been in any accident before. Luckily I braced right as it was happening and the airbags didnít slap my face. Just the knee ones got me and a little bit of airbag rash on my arms. they were LOUD though.

dmbeck
04-24-2018, 11:44 AM
Aric,

Good job tossing the Jack Daniels bottle. ;)

Jack Daniels, more like watermelon burnett's

MC25
04-24-2018, 11:51 AM
Jack Daniels, more like watermelon burnett's

Yeah right lol

Covi
04-24-2018, 12:55 PM
I was wondering if they made a noise...... Also curious about the rash affect. Again glad all is ok! Oh do they also litter the car with some type of powder?


Iíve never been in any accident before. Luckily I braced right as it was happening and the airbags didnít slap my face. Just the knee ones got me and a little bit of airbag rash on my arms. they were LOUD though.

MC25
04-24-2018, 12:57 PM
I was wondering if they made a noise...... Also curious about the rash affect. Again glad all is ok! Oh do they also litter the car with some type of powder?

Iím not sure. My pano sunroof was wide open so there was a lo of air flow. I have a very small rash on my left wrist, but other than that, I walked away completely unscathed. The seatbelt tightened so fast that I didnít move an inch.

rtch_atl
04-24-2018, 01:23 PM
Iím not sure. My pano sunroof was wide open so there was a lo of air flow. I have a very small rash on my left wrist, but other than that, I walked away completely unscathed. The seatbelt tightened so fast that I didnít move an inch.

I'm glad everyone is ok!

paintpollz
04-24-2018, 02:02 PM
Iím not sure. My pano sunroof was wide open so there was a lo of air flow. I have a very small rash on my left wrist, but other than that, I walked away completely unscathed. The seatbelt tightened so fast that I didnít move an inch.

are you sore today?

MC25
04-24-2018, 03:41 PM
are you sore today?

Not really. Still sore from having my really bad wisdom teeth pulled a few weeks ago, so nothing really out of the ordinary. I saw it coming at the last second and was able to brace pretty hard.

roadster02
04-24-2018, 05:05 PM
Great that you escaped injury. Wonder if the car will be totaled based on the airbag deployment? I've heard they do that even when there is light damage to the bodywork due to the expense of airbags.

paintpollz
04-24-2018, 05:26 PM
Great that you escaped injury. Wonder if the car will be totaled based on the airbag deployment? I've heard they do that even when there is light damage to the bodywork due to the expense of airbags.

Not bad for a German car, roadster02?

That car is SHOT. take it to the scrap yard.

tenmile
04-24-2018, 07:44 PM
Depending on year/options/etc, it may not be totaled. That's actually not THAT bad, would make a nice rebuilder for someone if insurance elects not to fix it and sends it to salvage auction.

New, 2nd (and 3rd gen) airbags are far better than 1st gen (think 1990's and early 2000's) ones. Variable stage so they'll deploy at different rates depending on severity of the crash. They do make a noise (think a shotgun sound), and they do leave rashes and burns if at even moderate deployment. Just google 'airbag burns' if you're curious.

FWIW, tensing/bracing for impact is worse than not seeing it coming. Been a few studies on this over the years, the ragdoll effect and letting the car do the work seems to be better for your body. Similarly, it's why you hear of these drunk guys getting into major wrecks and walking away.

MC25
04-24-2018, 07:47 PM
Depending on year/options/etc, it may not be totaled. That's actually not THAT bad, would make a nice rebuilder for someone if insurance elects not to fix it and sends it to salvage auction.

New, 2nd (and 3rd gen) airbags are far better than 1st gen (think 1990's and early 2000's) ones. Variable stage so they'll deploy at different rates depending on severity of the crash. They do make a noise (think a shotgun sound), and they do leave rashes and burns if at even moderate deployment. Just google 'airbag burns' if you're curious.

FWIW, tensing/bracing for impact is worse than not seeing it coming. Been a few studies on this over the years, the ragdoll effect and letting the car do the work seems to be better for your body. Similarly, it's why you hear of these drunk guys getting into major wrecks and walking away.

Estimator at bmw says well over 25k without tearing it apart.

tenmile
04-24-2018, 07:50 PM
Estimator at bmw says well over 25k without tearing it apart.

I'm sure BMW would say that, using OEM parts and marked up labor. Depending on who your insurance company is and their pre-negotiated rates with body shops, that could easily be 30-50% lower elsewhere.

Insurance Co (and state rules, I don't know what TX law is) will dictate if it's repaired, or totaled. It's obviously new enough to have decent resale value so that's a factor as well.

MC25
04-24-2018, 08:04 PM
I'm sure BMW would say that, using OEM parts and marked up labor. Depending on who your insurance company is and their pre-negotiated rates with body shops, that could easily be 30-50% lower elsewhere.

Insurance Co (and state rules, I don't know what TX law is) will dictate if it's repaired, or totaled. It's obviously new enough to have decent resale value so that's a factor as well.

2014 with 50k. It’s done. By Texas law I only have to get one quote.

tenmile
04-24-2018, 09:17 PM
2014 with 50k. It’s done. By Texas law I only have to get one quote.

Interesting. I don't know TX law but usually, that's not your call- it's the insurance company's. And the law I was referencing was total repair value vs. resale, not number of quotes. Either way, good luck with it.

JohnnyB
04-24-2018, 09:26 PM
Curious timing 😯

Glad you are OK....

F250 time

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JohnnyB
04-24-2018, 09:27 PM
FWIW, tensing/bracing for impact is worse than not seeing it coming. Been a few studies on this over the years, the ragdoll effect and letting the car do the work seems to be better for your body. Similarly, it's why you hear of these drunk guys getting into major wrecks and walking away.

Soooo...in the words of Chet Ripley, "go loose when you fall"



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JohnE
04-24-2018, 09:28 PM
Glad you and the other driver (and pup) are OK, Aric. I've never been in an accident, either. (Knock on wood) But my wife was t-boned in 2014, and was rattled pretty good. Nothing serious, but she had some aches that lasted months, if not longer.

MC25
04-24-2018, 09:36 PM
Interesting. I don't know TX law but usually, that's not your call- it's the insurance company's. And the law I was referencing was total repair value vs. resale, not number of quotes. Either way, good luck with it.

Right. Now that it isn’t considered CPO (bought it certified pre owned), the value should be mid to high 20s.

I towed it to the shop of my choice, and really don’t have to send it anywhere else.


The lady is trying to say I’m at fault as well as her, so this will be an interesting play. I still have my Tacoma, so not time for anything new still for a while.

John Johnson
04-24-2018, 09:57 PM
Whether a car is required to be deemed a total loss is statutory. In Alabama and many other states that is when repair exceeds 75% of vehicle value. It’s only an insurance company’s call if less than that number. Even then, they may pay you and let you keep salvage since you may be in the business anyway. Regarding the lady who thinks it may be your fault, if she pulled out in front of you that’s her fault. I’ve never seen a jury second guess officer’s opinion unless a driver registered a BAC or crash data recorder conflicts speed.

MC25
04-24-2018, 09:58 PM
Whether a car is required to be deemed a total loss is statutory. In Alabama and many other states that is when repair exceeds 75% of vehicle value. Itís only an insurance companyís call if less than that number. Even then, they may pay you and let you keep salvage since you may be in the business anyway. Regarding the lady who thinks it may be your fault, if she pulled out in front of you thatís her fault. Iíve never seen a jury second guess officerís opinion unless a driver registered a BAC or crash data recorder conflicts speed.

Iím thinking it was just a scare tactic until the police report is released

John Johnson
04-24-2018, 09:59 PM
Iím thinking it was just a scare tactic until the police report is released

Exactly.

tenmile
04-25-2018, 12:48 AM
Whether a car is required to be deemed a total loss is statutory. In Alabama and many other states that is when repair exceeds 75% of vehicle value. Itís only an insurance companyís call if less than that number. Even then, they may pay you and let you keep salvage since you may be in the business anyway. Regarding the lady who thinks it may be your fault, if she pulled out in front of you thatís her fault. Iíve never seen a jury second guess officerís opinion unless a driver registered a BAC or crash data recorder conflicts speed.

Agreed on most fronts; the exception being if there's a severe difference between your quote and Insurance company's quote to repair. Just because you got a $25K repair quote on a ~$30K car, doesn't mean it's a done deal (that's specifically how fraud in auto industry happens, for the record). They have the right to haul it to a shop of their own choosing to get a quote (spoiler: it's never the dealer) and make a decision from there.

Prime Example: OEM quote on recent repair was $20K on a $26K car- over 75% statutory for AL in your example.. USAA's negotiated terms with a shop were $12K. Sadly, you don't win that debate. Important note is that it's 100% loss in TX, not 75%....

My point being: it's not settled until it's settled.

Wish you well on the at fault debate. Doesn't look like TX is a no-fault state so hopefully there's no debate (though, I've had a friend get pegged with fault when someone pulled out in front of him). To any end, it's a giant pain in the a$$.

MC25
04-25-2018, 12:57 AM
I don’t believe they have that right in Texas. They prefer more than one quote, but you are not legally obligated to take it anywhere else. Also, in Texas, insurance companies cannot tell you where to take the vehicle, or specify what parts you can or cannot use.

https://www.tdi.texas.gov/bulletins/2010/cc30.html

lakedrum03
04-25-2018, 09:49 AM
In Ohio it is the owner's decision for the repair shop. As long as the shop is accredited, the insurance company cannot force you to use another one.

paintpollz
04-25-2018, 09:56 AM
In Ohio it is the owner's decision for the repair shop. As long as the shop is accredited, the insurance company cannot force you to use another one.

I'm pretty sure that's the way it is in CT too.

Sodar
04-25-2018, 11:38 AM
California is the same way. You can choose the shop. The insurance company uses their internal quote or their shop's quote as a place to start. You take it to the shop of your choosing and the insurance company issues further payment to the shop of your choosing, as the costs increase beyond the initial estimate.

If for some reason, however you wish to accept payment for the repair, rather than repair, you are stuck with the internal quote.

Beyond that, I do not know, as I have never totaled a car.

MC25
04-26-2018, 09:28 PM
Getting better mileage towing my Tacoma on the trailer than pulling it empty with my Tacoma lol

JohnE
04-26-2018, 09:39 PM
California is the same way. You can choose the shop. The insurance company uses their internal quote or their shop's quote as a place to start. You take it to the shop of your choosing and the insurance company issues further payment to the shop of your choosing, as the costs increase beyond the initial estimate.

If for some reason, however you wish to accept payment for the repair, rather than repair, you are stuck with the internal quote.

Beyond that, I do not know, as I have never totaled a car.

Exactly how it works here in MA, too.

MC25
04-26-2018, 10:35 PM
Exactly how it works here in MA, too.

Iím not sure how you contest this

04-27-2018, 09:09 AM
Getting better mileage towing my Tacoma on the trailer than pulling it empty with my Tacoma lol



*drops the mic*

lashburn1
04-27-2018, 10:02 AM
Iím not sure how you contest this

Typically, the only argument would be if Unit 2 "failed to reduce speed to Avoid collision "

Unless unit one is disputing this diagram altogether?

Otherwise, it pretty much Unit 1 Fault.

Anyone witness it?

MC25
04-27-2018, 10:08 AM
Typically, the only argument would be if Unit 2 "failed to reduce speed to Avoid collision "

Unless unit one is disputing this diagram altogether?

Otherwise, it pretty much Unit 1 Fault.

Anyone witness it?

I mean it was a last second thing. I had the brakes locked up, which is why I hit her more towards the rear and not in the middle. Insurance hasnt received the report yet, but it states she’s at fault for failure to yield. I am unit 2.

paintpollz
04-27-2018, 10:12 AM
Iím not sure how you contest this

haha. mic drop

there is no contesting that. you're good.

tenmile
04-27-2018, 06:49 PM
Looks like you shouldn't have any issue with 'at fault'. For some reason I thought she pulled into traffic from the right, not turned left in front of you.

As to the rest of the comments, you're not wrong- that's more or less much how it works in every state. But, there's caveats to that statement:
-Insurance does not have to accept your shop's quote as-is. They generally always retain the right to have a second opinion. Otherwise, what's to stop you from taking your car to your Cousin's repair shop, having him write up a quote for $20K on $8K in damage, and the two of you split the profit?
-Your shop of choosing doesn't have to accept the insurance company's requirements and rates. Which then will create a bunch of back and forth for you.
-Many (most, actually...) insurance companies will not pay for OEM parts, unless Aftermarket or used parts are not available. Remember this when discussing repairs with your shop. That alone can be several thousand dollars of difference between a quote from say, the BMW Dealer using all OEM parts, and an accredited shop using insurance instructions and sourcing used or aftermarket parts. And that will factor into insurance decision on repair vs. total.

Anyway, YMMV as they say, or your experience could be different. Just my experience over the years dealing with salvage vehicles, rebuilder projects, insurance companies, etc.

roadster02
04-27-2018, 08:38 PM
Spare tire?

Getting better mileage towing my Tacoma on the trailer than pulling it empty with my Tacoma lol

grantman
04-29-2018, 01:49 AM
Raptor and 14 x30[emoji106][emoji16]. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180429/32c4b0c796d2e404384ffc3853d38ac7.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180429/4cc05b354077f474c4a7bb0955e82f45.jpg

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93Prostar190
04-29-2018, 08:09 AM
Nice Raptor and Rig ... sweet ... we have an F150 ... but man that Raptor grill always make me look twice!!! Sweet one!

grantman
04-29-2018, 03:08 PM
Nice Raptor and Rig ... sweet ... we have an F150 ... but man that Raptor grill always make me look twice!!! Sweet one!Thanks man[emoji109]

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John Johnson
04-29-2018, 03:44 PM
Continuing the Ford theme, this is my 5 year old. It's been a good truck. I hate DEF though.

04-29-2018, 03:48 PM
Continuing the Ford theme, this is my 5 year old. It's been a good truck. I hate DEF though.



B-E-A Utiful!!! https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180429/8ee414c9b68b55ca682b79f0eca1fa60.jpg

Hereís mine gettiní dirty!

John Johnson
04-29-2018, 03:51 PM
B-E-A Utiful!!! https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180429/8ee414c9b68b55ca682b79f0eca1fa60.jpg

Hereís mine gettiní dirty!

That's best color combo ever. My 150 had the black/tan scheme. I bought my 250 off the lot so didn't have much to choose from.

04-29-2018, 03:53 PM
That's best color combo ever. My 150 had the black/tan scheme. I bought my 250 off the lot so didn't have much to choose from.



Sheís a King Ranch and we call her black beauty [emoji23]
I was lucky to find her low mileage and well cared for-didnít at first know whether I liked the black/tan, but I love it now.

John Johnson
04-29-2018, 03:54 PM
Raptor and 14 x30[emoji106][emoji16]. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180429/32c4b0c796d2e404384ffc3853d38ac7.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180429/4cc05b354077f474c4a7bb0955e82f45.jpg

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Damn I love the gel on that boat.

grantman
04-29-2018, 03:56 PM
Damn I love the gel on that boat.Yeah it's a sweet color combo. Thanks[emoji106]

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350x2
04-29-2018, 07:24 PM
Continuing the Ford theme, this is my 5 year old. It's been a good truck. I hate DEF though.

Love the F-150ís... I looked long and hard for a good deal on a used one 2 or 3 years old, but never found anyone willing to deal like I wanted. (My dad used to have a partnership in a Ford dealership in the 70ís)

I found this Ď17 Titan with 12k miles and thought I would give it a try... itís been a great truck so far!

clrussell
04-29-2018, 07:24 PM
She’s a King Ranch and we call her black beauty [emoji23]
I was lucky to find her low mileage and well cared for-didn’t at first know whether I liked the black/tan, but I love it now.

Wrong person

clrussell
04-29-2018, 07:26 PM
Continuing the Ford theme, this is my 5 year old. It's been a good truck. I hate DEF though.

I can help with def issues 😉

MC25
05-02-2018, 02:05 PM
Looks like you shouldn't have any issue with 'at fault'. For some reason I thought she pulled into traffic from the right, not turned left in front of you.

As to the rest of the comments, you're not wrong- that's more or less much how it works in every state. But, there's caveats to that statement:
-Insurance does not have to accept your shop's quote as-is. They generally always retain the right to have a second opinion. Otherwise, what's to stop you from taking your car to your Cousin's repair shop, having him write up a quote for $20K on $8K in damage, and the two of you split the profit?
-Your shop of choosing doesn't have to accept the insurance company's requirements and rates. Which then will create a bunch of back and forth for you.
-Many (most, actually...) insurance companies will not pay for OEM parts, unless Aftermarket or used parts are not available. Remember this when discussing repairs with your shop. That alone can be several thousand dollars of difference between a quote from say, the BMW Dealer using all OEM parts, and an accredited shop using insurance instructions and sourcing used or aftermarket parts. And that will factor into insurance decision on repair vs. total.

Anyway, YMMV as they say, or your experience could be different. Just my experience over the years dealing with salvage vehicles, rebuilder projects, insurance companies, etc.


Well, their insurance deemed it a total loss with it having $31,000 in damage. Pretty insane lol

John Johnson
05-02-2018, 02:07 PM
Well, their insurance deemed it a total loss with it having $31,000 in damage. Pretty insane lol

Good deal. So have they accepted liability?

MC25
05-02-2018, 02:12 PM
Good deal. So have they accepted liability?

Not yet. My adjuster was out of the office Friday, supposedly returning Monday but her line still goes straight to voicemail. So Iíve been talking to random ones. They still havenít reviewed the police report.

pmkkdx
05-02-2018, 02:44 PM
word of caution, if the other party claimed you were at fault or both parties were at fault, there may be something of that nature included in the police report ...

I have also found a lot of the time insurance companies will not try to fight with another insurance company about where fault lies, therefore you still end up with a hit on your insurance and likely increase in your premiums.

MC25
05-02-2018, 02:50 PM
word of caution, if the other party claimed you were at fault or both parties were at fault, there may be something of that nature included in the police report ...

I have also found a lot of the time insurance companies will not try to fight with another insurance company about where fault lies, therefore you still end up with a hit on your insurance and likely increase in your premiums.

Luckily the police report is very descriptive about what happened and who is at fault.

paintpollz
05-02-2018, 03:07 PM
Well, their insurance deemed it a total loss with it having $31,000 in damage. Pretty insane lol

time for a 250

jbmccul
05-02-2018, 04:46 PM
time for a 250

He should have kept the lime green jeep 8p

clrussell
05-06-2018, 09:46 AM
Today is the day. This is the latest Iíve been to get in the water in a long time.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180506/77e787e5a8ecff136c6676d531baeb72.jpg

nickespi
05-06-2018, 10:54 AM
Today is the day. This is the latest Iíve been to get in the water in a long time.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180506/77e787e5a8ecff136c6676d531baeb72.jpg



Lookin good! Iíll be headed your way shortly to take delivery on the new boat!


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MC25
05-12-2018, 07:50 PM
Dad ditched the 15 for an 18 King Ranch

JohnE
05-12-2018, 09:04 PM
Today is the day. This is the latest Iíve been to get in the water in a long time.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180506/77e787e5a8ecff136c6676d531baeb72.jpg

Looking good!

Mastercraftdave
05-13-2018, 09:08 PM
Not the X23 but the Silverado handled it with ease
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180514/0df5159c382dda346b91c0e734b0d335.jpg

Caught a few amberjacks.

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JasterCraft
05-14-2018, 07:18 AM
Life is good.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180514/1a38d41baf52fe8fc0657be1bb52cf93.jpg


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clrussell
05-14-2018, 10:15 AM
Lookin good! Iíll be headed your way shortly to take delivery on the new boat!


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Nick, where you headed and when??

nickespi
05-14-2018, 10:30 AM
Nick, where you headed and when??



Osage Beach area. Is that anywhere near you? Hopefully Iíll be going up there this weekend to pick up the new boat.


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MC25
05-15-2018, 11:03 PM
Yeah, Iím loving this truck.

clrussell
05-15-2018, 11:17 PM
Selling my long bed.. headed to pick up the replacement tomorrow

AKralk83
05-26-2018, 02:45 AM
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180526/895d161043941bfba2e467dbbf184f14.jpg

Nothing special. Just glad to finally to headed to the lake. It has been a long Ohio winter


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JohnnyB
05-26-2018, 08:15 AM
Yeah, Iím loving this truck.I love my 250

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214skier
05-28-2018, 01:07 AM
2018 Platinum 2Ē lift 35Ē RThttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180528/99af61b4eb2d44ae9b987846db873915.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180528/0a621a21cc87fcbc7e32c17d2a8a77c1.jpg


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moosehead
05-30-2018, 10:06 AM
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180530/98a1d7de8a44f4a0efe42279b1187d31.jpg

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toddvdh
06-13-2018, 03:51 PM
New wheels and bullbar for my plow mount.

176872

176873

JP-OH
06-13-2018, 04:06 PM
Someone please buy this for your tow rig:

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1998-chevrolet-tahoe-2/

06-13-2018, 04:31 PM
RNM?! That is a great Tahoe

MC25
06-13-2018, 05:07 PM
Someone please buy this for your tow rig:

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1998-chevrolet-tahoe-2/

Talk about an absolutely absurd price, that didnít even meet the reserve

Wheelin98TJ
06-13-2018, 05:50 PM
Talk about an absolutely absurd price, that didnít even meet the reserve
I saw the bid at $40k and was pretty shocked. That may have just been the starting bid, I didn't really pay close attention.

I think he'd be lucky to get half that.

MC25
06-13-2018, 05:53 PM
I saw the bid at $40k and was pretty shocked. That may have just been the starting bid, I didn't really pay close attention.

I think he'd be lucky to get half that.

Iím no expert, but I feel like you could build something better for less. Stupid to not sell it upwards of 40k.

Ski-me
06-13-2018, 06:26 PM
I’m no expert, but I feel like you could build something better for less. Stupid to not sell it upwards of 40k.

https://www.jegs.com/p/Chevrolet-Performance/Chevrolet-Performance-LS9-62L-638HP-Supercharged-Crate-Engine/1271011/10002/-1

Engine with controller....$23k alone.

4L80e beefier tranny, stronger front axle and Dana 60 rear end. A lot of dollars right there for just the material......Plus the install and fab to make it all work!

MC25
06-13-2018, 06:33 PM
https://www.jegs.com/p/Chevrolet-Performance/Chevrolet-Performance-LS9-62L-638HP-Supercharged-Crate-Engine/1271011/10002/-1

Engine with controller....$23k alone.

4L80e beefier tranny, stronger front axle and Dana 60 rear end. A lot of dollars right there for just the material......Plus the install and fab to make it all work!

Could do a single turbo 6.0 with forged internals and a built 4L80e for less than 23k though.

bill-d-c
06-13-2018, 06:40 PM
Appears to be a very high quality build with no shortcuts. Probably be tough to build it for 40K, even if you did the work yourself. A 3 year old GMC Yukon will run in the mid 40's, I think I'd just as soon have the Vette powered Chevrolet. It would be unique to drive, if nothing else.

1redTA
06-13-2018, 08:57 PM
looks like a great finished project, being said 50 cents for every dollar spent is considered top dollar

clrussell
06-16-2018, 10:47 AM
My L5P and x star

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180616/e63a7f581255268f85ca481bb78ea835.jpg

Reedus
06-20-2018, 09:05 PM
My L5P and x star

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180616/e63a7f581255268f85ca481bb78ea835.jpg

Leveling kit?

clrussell
06-21-2018, 02:08 AM
Leveling kit?

Itís factory bars turned up

clrussell
06-21-2018, 05:48 PM
Leveled on 35s and Tennessee bound
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180621/ba5cfbac932adaf496ae93780dfa03a8.jpg

slaterbj
06-23-2018, 10:11 AM
2015 F150 2006 Maristar

Polak
06-28-2018, 01:04 PM
TBT just for fun

You made the AMP Research FB Page. I'm skeptical about that M-F statement though.

MC25
06-28-2018, 01:14 PM
uhhh lol. That truck didnt even have AMP steps on it lol


and by jobsite, my office lol

waterbuffalo
06-28-2018, 02:07 PM
But my wife says if itís on the internet itís always true??...lmfao.

Sodar
06-28-2018, 02:09 PM
uhhh lol. That truck didnt even have AMP steps on it lol


and by jobsite, my office lol

This made me laugh!

Nor*Cal
06-28-2018, 09:02 PM
2.8L Duramax Colorado. Seems to tow similar to other vehicles I've owned like a Chevy Silverado 1500 and much better than a Grand Cherokee. The exhaust brake is a cool feature I'm sure will be handy coming down from Tahoe later this summer.

https://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/picture.php?albumid=1575&pictureid=9480

MC25
06-30-2018, 09:27 PM
Took the toy out to its natural habitat today.

paintpollz
07-01-2018, 04:23 PM
Took the toy out to its natural habitat today.

man thats great that you are taking it out on the trails, such a great truck for that. I bet it was a blast. I miss the trails

MC25
07-01-2018, 04:41 PM
man thats great that you are taking it out on the trails, such a great truck for that. I bet it was a blast. I miss the trails

I took it straight to the dealer after so I wouldnít have to clean it. No success lol

fstaslp
07-01-2018, 07:26 PM
You trade it in??

paintpollz
07-02-2018, 10:02 AM
I took it straight to the dealer after so I wouldnít have to clean it. No success lol

lol.

what was the sticker on that one?

MC25
07-02-2018, 10:10 AM
lol.

what was the sticker on that one?


~72. Used though, was 60. Really cheap actually which was why I was considering it.

paintpollz
07-02-2018, 10:19 AM
~72. Used though, was 60. Really cheap actually which was why I was considering it.

lololol

MC25
07-02-2018, 10:25 AM
lololol

Could drive it for 6 months and trade it in for 60 lol

ValveCoverGasket
07-03-2018, 02:54 AM
2.8L Duramax Colorado. Seems to tow similar to other vehicles I've owned like a Chevy Silverado 1500 and much better than a Grand Cherokee. The exhaust brake is a cool feature I'm sure will be handy coming down from Tahoe later this summer.


the exhaust brake is super handy, and it definitely tows better than it has a right to
30+ mpg on the commute also doesnt hurt!

GoneSkiing
07-16-2018, 01:07 PM
Picked up a new tow rig last week. Tested it out with a quick tow to the fuel up the boat.

jbmccul
07-16-2018, 04:35 PM
Picked up a new tow rig last week. Tested it out with a quick tow to the fuel up the boat.

How's she tow the NXT?

neil.anderson63
07-16-2018, 10:47 PM
I took it straight to the dealer after so I wouldnít have to clean it. No success lol

Big fan of Fordís blue. Nice truck Aric!

Double D
07-16-2018, 10:58 PM
Not what I wanted to share, but it happens.

This was after 6.5 hours on way home from Norris. Guessing a fuel pump. First one for a 11 YO truck with 100K + miles..

My son came out and grabbed the boat...

I still love her.. ;)

...

Prostar 190
07-16-2018, 11:25 PM
Not what I wanted to share, but it happens.

This was after 6.5 hours on way home from Norris. Guessing a fuel pump. First one for a 11 YO truck with 100K + miles..

My son came out and grabbed the boat...

I still love her.. ;)

...

That stinks how far from home were you when it happened?

Double D
07-16-2018, 11:40 PM
That stinks how far from home were you when it happened?

45 minutes. Much better than hours..

Barefooter92
07-17-2018, 08:15 AM
Bummer! My Fuel pump went out at 145K, easy fix. Trany next at 160K?

Ski-me
07-17-2018, 09:09 AM
Been there DD! Towing boat through Butte, MT.....transfer case pinhole leak. Fluid under entire truck and boat. :(

Ski-me
07-17-2018, 09:35 AM
And one more DD. This was my maiden voyage when I first purchased this truck from Wisconsin. Hadn't even gotten it home yet and it just quit on my way back to Colorado.

Double D
07-17-2018, 09:55 AM
And one more DD. This was my maiden voyage when I first purchased this truck from Wisconsin. Hadn't even gotten it home yet and it just quit on my way back to Colorado.

Bummer on both.. Yeah, it was the first time she left me stranded while hauling the boat.

Nice Rock Tamers... ;) I did the same thing, with a twist. Not sure I shared this on here or not...

..

paintpollz
07-17-2018, 09:56 AM
Not what I wanted to share, but it happens.

This was after 6.5 hours on way home from Norris. Guessing a fuel pump. First one for a 11 YO truck with 100K + miles..

My son came out and grabbed the boat...

I still love her.. ;)

...

What year is that avalanche?

I've got 152k on my 2010 Tahoe that pounds north Texas pavement all day. She's been good to me but I'm all for preventative maintenance so I don't get stuck.

Double D
07-17-2018, 09:58 AM
What year is that avalanche?

I've got 152k on my 2010 Tahoe that pounds north Texas pavement all day. She's been good to me but I'm all for preventative maintenance so I don't get stuck.


2007 2 LT, first year of the dreaded AFM.... 102,000 miles..