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Ironhorse
10-16-2018, 07:44 PM
Possibly last hurrah for the season

Great looking set up!

danwell
10-17-2018, 10:49 PM
Rainy ending to a beautiful day.

181208

Nice rig! Any info about the wheels? I'm planning to change the rims on my truck and I am looking for options. I kinda like the street look of american force wheels (https://4wheelonline.com/American-Force-TruckWheels.1180) but I'm still undecided on what to get.

MC25
10-17-2018, 11:16 PM
Nice rig! Any info about the wheels? I'm planning to change the rims on my truck and I am looking for options. I kinda like the street look of american force wheels (https://4wheelonline.com/American-Force-TruckWheels.1180) but I'm still undecided on what to get.

Go american force!!!!!

cal2vin
10-18-2018, 12:43 PM
Nice rig! Any info about the wheels? I'm planning to change the rims on my truck and I am looking for options. I kinda like the street look of american force wheels (https://4wheelonline.com/American-Force-TruckWheels.1180) but I'm still undecided on what to get.



Those are Black Rhino Warlords. I have Black Rhino sidewinders on my tundra and love them. All their wheels are hub center and donít utilize a center cap. I hate center caps. They always get scratch or break and my rotating tires a bigger pain in the ***.




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197 TT
10-26-2018, 11:44 AM
My old school set up:cool:

QBhater
10-26-2018, 11:53 AM
Awesome!

MC25
10-26-2018, 11:54 AM
My old school set up:cool:

Oh dang that is so cool. I love the soft topper, they make awesome products.

197 TT
10-26-2018, 11:56 AM
Oh dang that is so cool. I love the soft topper, they make awesome products.

Agree - not cheap but extremely good quality, design and service

MC25
10-26-2018, 11:58 AM
Agree - not cheap but extremely good quality, design and service

I had one on my Tacoma. They overnighted it for free to boot!

toddvdh
10-26-2018, 11:58 AM
Nice rig! Any info about the wheels? I'm planning to change the rims on my truck and I am looking for options. I kinda like the street look of american force wheels (https://4wheelonline.com/American-Force-TruckWheels.1180) but I'm still undecided on what to get.

As others said they are Black Rhino warlords in Matte gunmetal. The tires are Bfg all terrain in 285/65/20 size. The truck is stock height with snowplow package, there is no rubbing at all and i can fit through a 7' carwash with 1" to spare.

I'm not a big fan of the bro look, so went with tires and wheels that fit. :D

I wasn't sure if i would like the dark wheels and almost went with some chrome ones. But after having it for a while, i really like the look.

Prostar 190
10-26-2018, 11:44 PM
My old school set up:cool:

Good looking K5!

Thrall
10-27-2018, 12:58 PM
My old school set up:cool:

Do want!

BRADP43619
10-29-2018, 06:06 PM
We use a 2016 Yokon. This is the first thing we have towed
With the truck and I have to say Iím a little disappointed.
We love the truck but the mileage sucks when towing. We love
Truck other than that and I couldnít beat the deal.

Footin
10-29-2018, 06:38 PM
Love our Yukon also, not crazy about 3.08 rear end.

dmbeck
10-30-2018, 10:18 AM
Iíll throw another one up since I didnít have the Mastercraft decal on the truck the first time haha, this might be my favorite thread on this forum.

waterbuffalo
11-03-2018, 08:36 AM
I just installed new turbosmart wastegates, duel valve BOVís to atmosphere (fricken sweet when it lets off), and a tune on my 2012 F150 ecoboost. Now Iím pushing roughly 450hp with 520ft of torque. Man what a difference, this truck is bolstering some serious HP now.


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MC25
11-03-2018, 10:14 AM
I just installed new turbosmart wastegates, duel valve BOVís to atmosphere (fricken sweet when it lets off), and a tune on my 2012 F150 ecoboost. Now Iím pushing roughly 450hp with 520ft of torque. Man what a difference, this truck is bolstering some serious HP now.


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How long have you been tuned? What tunes?

waterbuffalo
11-03-2018, 10:21 AM
How long have you been tuned? What tunes?



Today was the first day. Its not a custom tune. It was from Hypertech MAX ENERGY 2.0 programmer https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181103/925d6ad964864617cc5ab0910c292fbf.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181103/7850951f7b582a4ab40f6585b5115888.jpg


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MC25
11-03-2018, 10:30 AM
I’m hesitant. I’ll probably do something, just hate messing with engines lol

waterbuffalo
11-03-2018, 10:36 AM
Iím hesitant. Iíll probably do something, just hate messing with engines lol



If anything get the turbosmart BOV to atmosphere, its so cool hearing it blow off. Its 50/50 atmosphere to intake. Very cool upgrade with no ill effects.


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waterbuffalo
11-03-2018, 10:38 AM
Also my truck has 118k, so its time to wake this old girl up..lol.


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mtajpa
11-03-2018, 01:01 PM
I have had to upgrade a bit for awhile. Still waiting on getting mine back. The tow with this to LOTO was a breeze. LV-LOTO in 19 hours straight run. Only 3 stops. 80 gal fuel cell in back. Set the cruise at 5 mph over limit never looked back.

Hoping to get mine back next week after lady turned left in front of me as I was traveling about 35mph. Couldn't believe it. 21 years with hardly a door ding in this.

Thrall
11-03-2018, 01:18 PM
^Id be so p!ssed!
Somehow I handle seeing a new car smashed up better than a well cared for classic....

mtajpa
11-03-2018, 02:49 PM
They wanted to total it but told them their offer was 1/2 of what i wanted. They decide they would fix it. Did a search around the country and showed them some 97's for sale in less than this ones condition they actually agreed to fix it after that.

soacj
11-03-2018, 02:53 PM
What Thrall said--that's one clean looking OBS. Hope the repair meets your standards!

mustangtexas
11-04-2018, 07:20 PM
Works great for me.

Ski-me
11-05-2018, 09:33 AM
What Thrall said--that's one clean looking OBS. Hope the repair meets your standards!

Very clean! Even though I'm a Chevy guy, I can certainly appreciate a nice looking truck. I was at Discount Tire a few months ago, some lady/rancher drove up in your truck too. Really amazing condition, interior looked new, diesel. She said she loves the truck and only 30k on it. I asked is she wanted to sell and she said NO! So nice!

paintpollz
11-05-2018, 09:50 AM
Iím hesitant. Iíll probably do something, just hate messing with engines lol

but you lovvvvvvve hey look at me upgrades, so you gotta get the BOV to atmosphere....

whooooosh!!!!!!

jtryon
11-05-2018, 09:50 AM
I just installed new turbosmart wastegates, duel valve BOVís to atmosphere (fricken sweet when it lets off), and a tune on my 2012 F150 ecoboost. Now Iím pushing roughly 450hp with 520ft of torque. Man what a difference, this truck is bolstering some serious HP now.

how much did it cost to do this, and are you expecting to have to upgrade the trans or anything else to handle it long-term?

waterbuffalo
11-05-2018, 10:57 AM
but you lovvvvvvve hey look at me upgrades, so you gotta get the BOV to atmosphere....



whooooosh!!!!!!


LMAO.

how much did it cost to do this, and are you expecting to have to upgrade the trans or anything else to handle it long-term?


The BOV are running 295$ for a set, the wastegates were 255$, both from turbosmart on EBay, and the programmer was 349$ on eBay also.

I wanted to take them off anyways to see if they had any tears in the rubber flaps and this was way better than any plastic stuff they had on from the factory.


The trans on that truck is rated for 500 hp anything over that and you might have a problem. Thatís from a person who knows these engines and transmissions extremely well. I have no other mods besides a drop in K&N filter and tighter gaped plugs.

Iíve only been driving around for a few days on this and man! she rips now. I canít believe the power she puts down now. Mind you im running premium gas with a premium gas tune. I will be going down to regular fuel soon





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MC25
11-05-2018, 11:11 AM
but you lovvvvvvve hey look at me upgrades, so you gotta get the BOV to atmosphere....

whooooosh!!!!!!

But it already does this! Lol.

My F250s 66mm turbo made some sweet arse noises though.. STUTUTUTU

waterbuffalo
11-05-2018, 12:35 PM
But it already does this! Lol.



My F250s 66mm turbo made some sweet arse noises though.. STUTUTUTU



Nah!!... If itís like my Ď12 you canít hear a damn! thing.

You have to do this mod, because now when they donít LOOK at you, now you can MAKE them look at you .. lol.

paintpollz
11-05-2018, 03:45 PM
the greater the whoosh the more heads will turn

waterbuffalo
11-06-2018, 07:06 AM
if you canít have the V8 rumble, you gotta get it some where.[emoji1690].

It makes a better swirl when you slowly let off the gas, like a diesel would do. Itís only loud when you let off fast, not that annoying either, and puts a grin on your face. [emoji57]. You donít hear that kinda thing from a truck.


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paintpollz
11-06-2018, 01:07 PM
wooooooooooooshhhhhhhhhstustustustustustu woooooooooooooooshhhhhstustustustustustustu

Mbarron634
11-07-2018, 09:47 AM
http://i1024.photobucket.com/albums/y302/mbarron634/truck1_zpsarhsaopr.jpg (http://s1024.photobucket.com/user/mbarron634/media/truck1_zpsarhsaopr.jpg.html)
http://i1024.photobucket.com/albums/y302/mbarron634/truck_zpseptfazdr.jpg (http://s1024.photobucket.com/user/mbarron634/media/truck_zpseptfazdr.jpg.html)

Here's my tow pig...2018 Lariat 3.5 EB Bilstein level 35x12.5x20s tows great, looks better!

mtajpa
11-07-2018, 09:58 PM
I work across the parking lot from you.

Mbarron634
11-08-2018, 09:03 AM
I work across the parking lot from you.

Where at?

waterbuffalo
11-08-2018, 03:53 PM
LOL. I canít see the parking lot....let alone anything else in the picture [emoji848].


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mtajpa
11-08-2018, 09:35 PM
Where at?

NVE assuming your at the Brady building on Lindell

Mbarron634
11-08-2018, 10:29 PM
NVE assuming your at the Brady building on Lindell

Iím at the main plant up in North Las Vegas. I live down by IKEA though. Weíll have to get together on the lake sometime!

ChadH
11-10-2018, 12:22 AM
I broke down and upgraded the old Cummins with a new one, my 4th Cummins. I didn't have a pic of it pulling the boat yet. I'm guessing it will handle it just fine, this load is about 18,000 lbs of hay and a 7,000 lb trailer. It didn't even struggle in the least bit. These new diesels are so ridiculously impressive stock.

2018 Ram 3500 Mega Cab Laramie with the Cummins and the Aisin. I absolutely love it!

soacj
11-10-2018, 07:21 AM
I broke down and upgraded the old Cummins with a new one, my 4th Cummins. I didn't have a pic of it pulling the boat yet. I'm guessing it will handle it just fine, this load is about 18,000 lbs of hay and a 7,000 lb trailer. It didn't even struggle in the least bit. These new diesels are so ridiculously impressive stock.

2018 Ram 3500 Mega Cab Laramie with the Cummins and the Aisin. I absolutely love it!

Nice truck! I've enjoyed my 3500 SRW Cummins/Aisin truck as well, though it was a struggle giving up the 6spd manual from my last truck.

MasterCraft Ranger
11-12-2018, 01:06 AM
From this summer's 500 mile haul to Lake Powell. 2015 Ram EcoDiesel paired with the 2011 X25 and a 2009 Tacoma LB towing a '91 Prostar.

dmbeck
11-12-2018, 09:13 AM
From this summer's 500 mile haul to Lake Powell. 2015 Ram EcoDiesel paired with the 2011 X25 and a 2009 Tacoma LB towing a '91 Prostar.

Nice setup, flip those board racks in next time though:D

MasterCraft Ranger
11-12-2018, 12:58 PM
Nice setup, flip those board racks in next time though:D

Haha, I have had the debate before and stood in the boat trying different positions. It seems like theyíre going to catch a lot of wind regardless of their position.

dmbeck
11-12-2018, 01:39 PM
Haha, I have had the debate before and stood in the boat trying different positions. It seems like theyíre going to catch a lot of wind regardless of their position.

Yeah they are going to catch wind regardless of position but your chance of catching them on something and bending them is way less likely when they are rotated in. I know it's not a huge chance but its a costly one if they do get bent.

MasterCraft Ranger
11-12-2018, 02:14 PM
Yeah they are going to catch wind regardless of position but your chance of catching them on something and bending them is way less likely when they are rotated in. I know it's not a huge chance but its a costly one if they do get bent.

Canít argue with that logic.

lakedrum03
11-12-2018, 03:52 PM
Used the '18 4Runner to pull the boat down the road for the first time. I was happily surprised with how the brakes felt and how well the transmission maintained gears without getting jumpy.

182232

Mastercraftdave
11-12-2018, 05:20 PM
Used the '18 4Runner to pull the boat down the road for the first time. I was happily surprised with how the brakes felt and how well the transmission maintained gears without getting jumpy.

182232

I love that boat. MC solid red boats are so beautiful.

JohnE
11-12-2018, 05:53 PM
I love that boat. MC solid red boats are so beautiful.

I'm not a big fan of red, but I'll agree. All red looks fantastic.

19_Skier
11-13-2018, 05:14 PM
Last week before the winter tires go on. Debating putting a leveling kit on in the spring - any thoughts?

djkslc
11-14-2018, 04:18 PM
2017 Jaguar F-pace with 2018 XT20. Not my regular tow vehicle, but it did dang good coming home from the dealer.

lakedrum03
11-14-2018, 05:05 PM
Anybody ever use these things?

Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System

https://www.etrailer.com/Vehicle-Suspension/Toyota/4Runner/2018/TTORSEQ.html?vehicleid=20181014372#exp-productdetails=.questions

AKralk83
11-15-2018, 10:52 AM
Anybody ever use these things?

Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System

https://www.etrailer.com/Vehicle-Suspension/Toyota/4Runner/2018/TTORSEQ.html?vehicleid=20181014372#exp-productdetails=.questions



I think I put air bags on my work truck for around 280. Pretty similar but adjustable


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Slvr Bulit
11-15-2018, 11:21 AM
I know it's not an MC but here is a 2019 chevy traverse pulling my boat. a litter better on gas then my truck and much nicer ride.

Prostar 190
11-15-2018, 01:36 PM
Anybody ever use these things?

Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System

https://www.etrailer.com/Vehicle-Suspension/Toyota/4Runner/2018/TTORSEQ.html?vehicleid=20181014372#exp-productdetails=.questions

My brother has them bon one of his trucks and seems to like them.

MC25
11-19-2018, 12:04 AM
Just an auction transporter

MasterCraft Ranger
11-19-2018, 12:36 AM
I think I put air bags on my work truck for around 280. Pretty similar but adjustable


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I added these to my 2015 Dodge 1500 and love them. $200 installed.

stuartmcnair
11-19-2018, 11:51 AM
Just an auction transporter

some serious sag there...

MC25
11-19-2018, 11:52 AM
some serious sag there...

Itís only 8k pounds

Mastercraftdave
11-19-2018, 12:04 PM
Just an auction transporter

Man I thought my truck sagged......

MC25
11-19-2018, 12:06 PM
Man I thought my truck sagged......

Keep in mind my truck sags with no trailer lol

dmbeck
11-19-2018, 12:07 PM
Itís only 8k pounds

8k centered on those axles

It's not called sag, it's called stance. Only bros with forces understand.

MC25
11-19-2018, 12:11 PM
8k centered on those axles

It's not called sag, it's called stance. Only bros with forces understand.

Not really centered.

Double D
11-19-2018, 12:14 PM
Keep in mind my truck sags with no trailer lol

The truck looks sweet, but I hate the sag.. Level or raised in the back IMO.. Just sayin..

What is the appeal with a saggy a$$?

I dislike sag so much, added air bags on my AV to prevent it.

dmbeck
11-19-2018, 12:26 PM
Not really centered.

This is the internet, if I say it's centered, then it's centered #notfakenews

Mastercraftdave
11-19-2018, 12:29 PM
Keep in mind my truck sags with no trailer lol

Not a ford guy but this truck looks nice. I have a bro sag going just not as bad lol.

MC25
11-19-2018, 12:32 PM
8k centered on those axles

It's not called sag, it's called stance. Only bros with forces understand.

The truck looks sweet, but I hate the sag.. Level or raised in the back IMO.. Just sayin..

What is the appeal with a saggy a$$?

I dislike sag so much, added air bags on my AV to prevent it.

Iím adding airbags and Iím lifting the rear one inch to eliminate the bro lean a little bit. I like the way it looks, serves no other purpose.

Also I havenít lifted the rear more because I wonít be able to fit in the garage... see below. Lol

Double D
11-19-2018, 12:40 PM
Iím adding airbags and Iím lifting the rear one inch to eliminate the bro lean a little bit. I like the way it looks, serves no other purpose.

Also I havenít lifted the rear more because I wonít be able to fit in the garage... see below. Lol

Yeah, that's tight. Bigger than what I have clear between my door and tower light when I put the boat in the garage, but we make it.

cbryan70
11-19-2018, 12:42 PM
some good Tags in this thread

Tags
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MC25
11-19-2018, 12:45 PM
Not a ford guy but this truck looks nice. I have a bro sag going just not as bad lol.

Thanks!

It even has wetsounds. Lol

LDA6339
11-19-2018, 02:58 PM
Thanks!

It even has wetsounds. Lol

Wetsounds work great!

MC25
11-19-2018, 03:33 PM
Wetsounds work great!

LMFAO. so glad you guys videod that lol

Buyrovers
11-20-2018, 10:39 AM
86 Land Rover 110 with td5 Turbo diesel swap and heavily massaged

John Johnson
11-20-2018, 10:40 AM
^^^That's bada$$

stuartmcnair
11-20-2018, 11:27 AM
Itís only 8k pounds

You need to get the weight distribution right. Too much weight on the tongue.

Might want to invest in a Weigh Safe hitch.

MC25
11-20-2018, 11:34 AM
You need to get the weight distribution right. Too much weight on the tongue.

Might want to invest in a Weigh Safe hitch.

I need airbags, especially for the 40ft bumper pull Iím ordering.

paintpollz
11-20-2018, 11:38 AM
Keep in mind my truck sags with no trailer lol

poop truck!

Not a chance that tows as well as a stock truck.

saw a guy with rock lights on the road the other day. I was wondering....Is the engagement of the rock lights a part of the startup procedure if you have them on your truck? Like, every time you start your truck, you flip on your rock light toggle switch?

paintpollz
11-20-2018, 11:39 AM
Thanks!

It even has wetsounds. Lol

That's a really badass setup, would be awesome for tailgating. Do you have subs in the truck?

MC25
11-20-2018, 12:55 PM
That's a really badass setup, would be awesome for tailgating. Do you have subs in the truck?


2 JL 10w0v3s in a ported box, JL 500.1 amp, audiocontrol sound processor. Itís a sweet setup for tailgating!

MC25
11-20-2018, 12:56 PM
poop truck!

Not a chance that tows as well as a stock truck.

saw a guy with rock lights on the road the other day. I was wondering....Is the engagement of the rock lights a part of the startup procedure if you have them on your truck? Like, every time you start your truck, you flip on your rock light toggle switch?

Well obviously it doesnít since itís on 35s lol. It towed it awesome compared to my 5.0. No drama.

If itís dark, theyíre on before I start the truck l

waterbuffalo
11-20-2018, 09:11 PM
Whiskey tango foxtrotís up with the sideways pictures...LOL.

I will say out of all the combos lately, hands down itís Double D that gets my vote!


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waterbuffalo
11-20-2018, 09:15 PM
Last week before the winter tires go on. Debating putting a leveling kit on in the spring - any thoughts?



Honestly, I would drop it or get rid of that strip and then lift it. Looks to sporty to lift.


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Sodar
11-21-2018, 12:45 PM
Whiskey tango foxtrotís up with the sideways pictures...LOL.

I will say out of all the combos lately, hands down itís Double D that gets my vote!


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Aric needs to stop holding his phone like he is a teenage girl making an Instagram story and all pics would be perfectly rotated... every time! 8p

waterbuffalo
11-21-2018, 01:04 PM
Aric needs to stop holding his phone like he is a teenage girl making an Instagram story and all pics would be perfectly rotated... every time! 8p



OMG!..that exact scenario did cross my mind. [emoji12].


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MC25
11-21-2018, 01:05 PM
Aric needs to stop holding his phone like he is a teenage girl making an Instagram story and all pics would be perfectly rotated... every time! 8p

Do your job and rotate it then!! 8p

Sodar
11-21-2018, 01:31 PM
Do your job and rotate it then!! 8p

Tell your boyfriend that Bud Light Lime tastes like dish soap.

MC25
11-21-2018, 01:39 PM
Tell your boyfriend that Bud Light Lime tastes like dish soap.

sHe prefers michelob lime cactus.

MC25
11-25-2018, 08:50 PM
@paintpollz, rock lights are also good for working on the truck lol

paintpollz
11-26-2018, 12:04 AM
@paintpollz, rock lights are also good for working on the truck lol

lol, their only useful purpose.

I was wondering, can you link them to your headlight relay so they turn on automatically? Now that would be innovative.

MC25
11-26-2018, 12:28 AM
lol, their only useful purpose.

I was wondering, can you link them to your headlight relay so they turn on automatically? Now that would be innovative.

Oh yeah, thatís easy. I prefer them on the switch though so, and I like to have them on when Iím parked. I could however do a 3 position switch with on/off/auto.

More lift. No more bro lean.

grantman
11-26-2018, 12:30 AM
Nice [emoji106]. Looks much better imo

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lakedrum03
11-26-2018, 08:42 AM
More lift. No more bro lean.

Still looks like a girly man's truck. :D

Need to get some mud flaps on that thing.

MC25
11-26-2018, 08:54 AM
Still looks like a girly man's truck. :D

Need to get some mud flaps on that thing.

Iím not trying to look 3x my age with mud flaps!!! Lol

jtryon
11-26-2018, 10:00 AM
@paintpollz, rock lights are also good for working on the truck lol

lift blocks :rolleyes:

MC25
11-26-2018, 10:16 AM
lift blocks :rolleyes:

Supra thatís 6 years older than me :rolleyes:

paintpollz
11-26-2018, 10:30 AM
I prefer them on the switch though so, and I like to have them on when I’m parked.

https://media.tenor.com/images/5b815a9ea9f95f8b6b2c7336e41008cf/tenor.gif

Ironhorse
11-26-2018, 11:12 AM
Oh yeah, thatís easy. I prefer them on the switch though so, and I like to have them on when Iím parked. I could however do a 3 position switch with on/off/auto.

More lift. No more bro lean.

Looks great!

jtryon
11-26-2018, 01:14 PM
Supra thatís 6 years older than me :rolleyes:

not everyone is born into money.

MC25
11-26-2018, 01:20 PM
not everyone is born into money.

Neither was I. Donít come out swinging and expect to not get jabbed.

LDA6339
11-26-2018, 03:12 PM
Tell your boyfriend that Bud Light Lime tastes like dish soap.

sHe prefers michelob lime cactus.

I thought he was talking about me

MC25
11-26-2018, 03:16 PM
I thought he was talking about me

But... you and me drinking together

Sodar
11-26-2018, 04:15 PM
But... you and me drinking together


182496

MC25
11-26-2018, 10:16 PM
.....

Ironhorse
11-27-2018, 09:45 AM
.....

Awesome!

paintpollz
11-27-2018, 10:10 AM
.....

https://media.giphy.com/media/xT1R9QkNgPr062iHx6/giphy.gif

MC25
11-27-2018, 10:20 AM
https://media.giphy.com/media/xT1R9QkNgPr062iHx6/giphy.gif

I posted that just for you lol

paintpollz
11-27-2018, 11:52 AM
I posted that just for you lol

lol thank you.

roadster02
11-27-2018, 01:19 PM
Good for changing flat tires.


.....

waterbuffalo
11-27-2018, 05:08 PM
.....


...and curb checking those rims.


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MC25
11-27-2018, 05:15 PM
...and curb checking those rims.


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Meh, thatís what the 360 cameras are for. They do help them at night.

waterbuffalo
11-27-2018, 05:23 PM
Its actually hard to see what im looking at. Are those cameras and are we seeing your rock lights?. Iíve never seen 360 veiw before?

Edit; never mind, I can see your tires now!

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lakedrum03
11-27-2018, 05:28 PM
Meh, thatís what the 360 cameras are for. They do help them at night.

Dude..... you really need cameras to park your truck?

What is this world coming to?

MC25
11-27-2018, 05:32 PM
Its actually hard to see what im looking at. Are those cameras and are we seeing your rock lights?. Iíve never seen 360 veiw before?


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The birds eye view cameras

MC25
11-27-2018, 05:33 PM
Dude..... you really need cameras to park your truck?

What is this world coming to?

The truck basically drives itself. It doesnít need me.

lakedrum03
11-27-2018, 06:04 PM
The truck basically drives itself. It doesnít need me.

Hahahha. Soon enough we will all be passengers in our own vehicles.

waterbuffalo
11-27-2018, 06:16 PM
Meh, thatís what the 360 cameras are for. They do help them at night.



....again, protecting those investments.


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John Johnson
11-27-2018, 08:07 PM
Does anyone remember curb feelers?

Ironhorse
11-27-2018, 09:13 PM
Does anyone remember curb feelers?

Lol! Oh yeah, I'm old enough to remember those.

waterbuffalo
11-28-2018, 09:16 AM
Looks a lot better, aric. Now it doesnít look like your truck has itís nose stuck in the air all the time. [emoji16].


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jsx30
11-28-2018, 04:33 PM
I picked this up last week. Iím really liking it. Havenít towed anything with it yet but itís got to be better at that job than my old 4Runner...

paintpollz
11-28-2018, 04:54 PM
I picked this up last week. Iím really liking it. Havenít towed anything with it yet but itís got to be better at that job than my old 4Runner...

i might be looking at a 2015 tomorrow.

dont need but want

MC25
11-28-2018, 04:59 PM
i might be looking at a 2015 tomorrow.

dont need but want

Iíll sell you mine. Lol

paintpollz
11-28-2018, 05:25 PM
I’ll sell you mine. Lol

lolol. can't afford your truck even u held a gun to my head to buy it. I'm a cash buyer so it all depends on whats in the piggy bank.

looking at a 5.0L fx4

but I might end up buying my wife a ford edge instead, cuz she deserves it. now that's a power play right there

waterbuffalo
11-28-2018, 05:35 PM
I picked this up last week. Iím really liking it. Havenít towed anything with it yet but itís got to be better at that job than my old 4Runner...



If itís the 3.5....you will love it.


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jsx30
11-28-2018, 06:20 PM
i might be looking at a 2015 tomorrow.

dont need but want

There's some good deals on the left over 18's. You may be able to pick one of those up for not much more than used prices...

jsx30
11-28-2018, 06:22 PM
If itís the 3.5....you will love it.


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It is. I went to the dealership thinking I'd get the v8 but after driving the 3.5, I was sold. I really like the 10 speed transmission also, very smooth...

MC25
11-28-2018, 06:26 PM
Count me in on one of these. Yes.

waterbuffalo
11-28-2018, 08:09 PM
Now that thing is fugly!!.

My 2006 Hummer H3t looked way better. I had the Alpha with the 5.3 - V8, AWD. It was an awesome truck. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181129/c0d974ae8bd3ffc15f614d51715794fa.jpg like I said before, all the damn Jeep! people would wave [emoji112] at me....Lol.


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Wheelin98TJ
11-28-2018, 09:42 PM
I think the rear overhang makes the Gladiator look a little goofy.

But I'm sure with some 35s, or better yet 40s, it'll look much better.

SteveO
11-28-2018, 11:24 PM
Count me in on one of these. Yes.

You gonna buy a Malibu LOL???

osmonet
11-28-2018, 11:31 PM
That jeep concept is sharp. If execution measures up I would consider it for my next vehicle.

jbmccul
11-29-2018, 12:05 AM
You gonna buy a Malibu LOL???

That's what I was gonna say!

MC25
11-29-2018, 08:21 AM
That jeep concept is sharp. If execution measures up I would consider it for my next vehicle.

Not a concept. That is the released version.

jtryon
11-29-2018, 09:39 AM
Count me in on one of these. Yes.

hell yes. i've been waiting a long time for this to be released. needs a small diesel or a v8 to be perfect though...

edit: found another article that says it has a diesel option.

Mastercraftdave
11-29-2018, 09:42 AM
Not a concept. That is the released version.

I just cant see a jeep jeep pulling all that great with a V6. It loks like the diesel option is the best way to go for towing.

I wish they would offer a small V8. Its a cool looking truck just not sure how practical it will be.

paintpollz
11-29-2018, 09:50 AM
That jeep concept is sharp. If execution measures up I would consider it for my next vehicle.

I think the rear overhang makes the Gladiator look a little goofy.

But I'm sure with some 35s, or better yet 40s, it'll look much better.

Not a concept. That is the released version.

hell yes. i've been waiting a long time for this to be released. needs a small diesel or a v8 to be perfect though...

edit: found another article that says it has a diesel option.

I just cant see a jeep jeep pulling all that great with a V6. It loks like the diesel option is the best way to go for towing.

I wish they would offer a small V8. Its a cool looking truck just not sure how practical it will be.

I think it's a dumb truck. why have that over an F150 for the same price point. Because it's easier to tuck huge tires under it? GIMME A BREAK

The interiors and driving quality won't even come close. no thanks.

MC25
11-29-2018, 09:52 AM
I think it's a dumb truck. why have that over an F150 for the same price point. Because it's easier to tuck huge tires under it? GIMME A BREAK

The interiors and driving quality won't even come close. no thanks.

Well Iím not buying it to replace my 150. Lol

MC25
11-29-2018, 09:53 AM
I just cant see a jeep jeep pulling all that great with a V6. It loks like the diesel option is the best way to go for towing.

I wish they would offer a small V8. Its a cool looking truck just not sure how practical it will be.

Yeah no way Iíd want to tow with it. Chances are my girlfriend will fight me tooth and nail to get the JLU over the gladiator so I may be getting excited over nothing

paintpollz
11-29-2018, 09:53 AM
Well Iím not buying it to replace my 150. Lol

lol.

what are you replacing the F150 with?

MC25
11-29-2018, 10:10 AM
lol.

what are you replacing the F150 with?

Either another F-150 with that diesel or my dads 2018 F250 when heís ready to sell it to me lol

Mastercraftdave
11-29-2018, 10:12 AM
Yeah no way Iíd want to tow with it. Chances are my girlfriend will fight me tooth and nail to get the JLU over the gladiator so I may be getting excited over nothing


We looked at a Wrangler over a new Grand Cherokee but for the cost of those things I can and did get a nice GC.


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MC25
11-29-2018, 10:19 AM
We looked at a Wrangler over a new Grand Cherokee but for the cost of those things I can and did get a nice GC.


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Yeah but she doesnít like the GC. She drives like 6-7k miles a year and having a nice commuter doesnít make sense. Sheís a wrangler person and if weíre paying that much for a GC Iíd rather get another X5.

Mastercraftdave
11-29-2018, 10:28 AM
Yeah but she doesnít like the GC. She drives like 6-7k miles a year and having a nice commuter doesnít make sense. Sheís a wrangler person and if weíre paying that much for a GC Iíd rather get another X5.

You aren't getting an a nice X5 for 45K...

MC25
11-29-2018, 10:47 AM
You aren't getting an a nice X5 for 45K...

I donít buy new bmws. Thatís even more financial suicide than a used one. I grab CPO ones

waterbuffalo
11-29-2018, 10:51 AM
That Jeep reminds me of something you would buy at a lkea store. Assembly required...LOL.


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jbmccul
11-29-2018, 11:33 AM
That Jeep reminds me of something you would buy at a lkea store. Assembly required...LOL.


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Just
Empty
Every
Pocket

paintpollz
11-29-2018, 11:47 AM
Either another F-150 with that diesel or my dads 2018 F250 when he’s ready to sell it to me lol

Lol. why

so. much. money. down. the. drain. Aric.

Honestly, you need to get into the vehicle customization business. You have a big passion for cars/trucks which is easy to see, but you're taking money out of your pocket and stuffing it into others. Other people are getting rich off of you :SMH:. If I was you, I'd be dumping this jeep auction business and your current job and get a loan from your parents to start a suspension, wheel/tire, accessory shop, along with selling used cars. then you can make money doing what you're doing.

you can't get rich if you take money out of your pocket and put it in others, you must do the opposite. It's all about the money. Even if someone was going to inherit a bunch of money, it doesn't feel as good taking it out of other people's pockets and putting it into yours.

jbmccul
11-29-2018, 12:18 PM
Lol. why

so. much. money. down. the. drain. Aric.

Honestly, you need to get into the vehicle customization business. You have a big passion for cars/trucks which is easy to see, but you're taking money out of your pocket and stuffing it into others. Other people are getting rich off of you :SMH:. If I was you, I'd be dumping this jeep auction business and your current job and get a loan from your parents to start a suspension, wheel/tire, accessory shop, along with selling used cars. then you can make money doing what you're doing.

you can't get rich if you take money out of your pocket and put it in others, you must do the opposite. It's all about the money. Even if someone was going to inherit a bunch of money, it doesn't feel as good taking it out of other people's pockets and putting it into yours.

This is my favorite thing to do

MC25
11-29-2018, 12:37 PM
Lol. why

so. much. money. down. the. drain. Aric.

Honestly, you need to get into the vehicle customization business. You have a big passion for cars/trucks which is easy to see, but you're taking money out of your pocket and stuffing it into others. Other people are getting rich off of you :SMH:. If I was you, I'd be dumping this jeep auction business and your current job and get a loan from your parents to start a suspension, wheel/tire, accessory shop, along with selling used cars. then you can make money doing what you're doing.

you can't get rich if you take money out of your pocket and put it in others, you must do the opposite. It's all about the money. Even if someone was going to inherit a bunch of money, it doesn't feel as good taking it out of other people's pockets and putting it into yours.


I mean you probably donít understand how I make money off these trucks, but I do. I also customize the jeeps.


I also have a full time job. Lol

paintpollz
11-29-2018, 01:05 PM
I mean you probably don’t understand how I make money off these trucks, but I do.

not a clue, but I'd be extremely interested to hear how. PM me.

I also customize the jeeps.

you're on the right path

I also have a full time job. Lol

quit the full time job. that's my point. working for the man is for suckers. They take money out of other people's pockets and put a lot into theirs and a little into yours. If you can make money on the trucks you buy, customize, and daily drive, plus you can make money on the jeeps, why the hell work for the man? My point is, start your own business and scale it.

sounds like you have no time by doing these trucks, the jeeps, and working a full time job.

disclosure - i work for the man, I'm a sucker :) .

MC25
11-29-2018, 01:18 PM
not a clue, but I'd be extremely interested to hear how. PM me.



you're on the right path



quit the full time job. that's my point. working for the man is for suckers. They take money out of other people's pockets and put a lot into theirs and a little into yours. If you can make money on the trucks you buy, customize, and daily drive, plus you can make money on the jeeps, why the hell work for the man? My point is, start your own business and scale it.

sounds like you have no time by doing these trucks, the jeeps, and working a full time job.

disclosure - i work for the man, I'm a sucker :) .


I donít work for the man, I had a major paradigm shift about 3 months ago and work for a fellow team talker doing commercial construction. Very small family owned business, and I absolutely love it.


Also I do have my own business, the dealership lol

98 Saleen Cobra
11-29-2018, 01:43 PM
If I had to guess you have a dealers license which allows you to buy cars at cost, then you mod them. Through the business you probably have vendors and you get cost for wheels, tires, etc or close to MAP pricing.. Then you sell said vehicle for a couple thousand or more than what you have into it.. Sound about right lol?

dmbeck
11-29-2018, 01:46 PM
Come on guys, it's Aric we're talking about here. He puts the down payment and mods on Daddy's credit card then mommy and daddy pick up the 4-6 payments he makes on each before selling. Then when he sells he puts all money in his account.... BOOM 100% profit.

MC25
11-29-2018, 02:09 PM
If I had to guess you have a dealers license which allows you to buy cars at cost, then you mod them. Through the business you probably have vendors and you get cost for wheels, tires, etc or close to MAP pricing.. Then you sell said vehicle for a couple thousand or more than what you have into it.. Sound about right lol?

Now weíre talking

Wheelin98TJ
11-29-2018, 02:21 PM
Lol. why

so. much. money. down. the. drain. Aric.

Honestly, you need to get into the vehicle customization business. You have a big passion for cars/trucks which is easy to see, but you're taking money out of your pocket and stuffing it into others. Other people are getting rich off of you :SMH:. If I was you, I'd be dumping this jeep auction business and your current job and get a loan from your parents to start a suspension, wheel/tire, accessory shop, along with selling used cars. then you can make money doing what you're doing.

you can't get rich if you take money out of your pocket and put it in others, you must do the opposite. It's all about the money. Even if someone was going to inherit a bunch of money, it doesn't feel as good taking it out of other people's pockets and putting it into yours.
MUCH easier to make money flipping cars.

Selling lifts and aftermarket parts is a small market with small margins.

MC25
11-29-2018, 02:35 PM
MUCH easier to make money flipping cars.

Selling lifts and aftermarket parts is a small market with small margins.

I am an authorized reseller for 4wp. Idk how people do it.

98 Saleen Cobra
11-29-2018, 03:45 PM
Now weíre talking

This is my plan when I'm out of the military.. Lucrative business if you do them up right and cater to the current trends.. Which you do quite well. Smart guy right here.. I'm already getting into the vendor stuff a little. But I don't have time with deployments.. Almost done with those though. I might get it going in the next couple years and not do it full time.

MC25
11-29-2018, 03:48 PM
This is my plan when I'm out of the military.. Lucrative business if you do them up right and cater to the current trends.. Which you do quite well. Smart guy right here.. I'm already getting into the vendor stuff a little. But I don't have time with deployments.. Almost done with those though. I might get it going in the next couple years and not do it full time.

No one gets it lol. How I build my trucks, is now people want trucks to look when theyíre shelling out serious money for them. They donít care what a new one costs stock.

paintpollz
11-29-2018, 03:53 PM
I donít work for the man, I had a major paradigm shift about 3 months ago and work for a fellow team talker doing commercial construction. Very small family owned business, and I absolutely love it.


Also I do have my own business, the dealership lol

good for you, sounds awesome. They let you drive that truck to customers jobsites!?!? Maybe I'm just a hardass.

Been toying around getting into the construction business here in DFW myself, but my boss won't let me quit.

jbmccul
11-29-2018, 04:15 PM
disclosure - i work for the man, I'm a sucker :) .

I'm a cog in the corporate machine

MC25
11-29-2018, 04:25 PM
good for you, sounds awesome. They let you drive that truck to customers jobsites!?!? Maybe I'm just a hardass.

Been toying around getting into the construction business here in DFW myself, but my boss won't let me quit.

I usually donít. Porscheís and jeeps for the most part.

lakedrum03
11-29-2018, 04:26 PM
I usually donít. Porscheís and jeeps for the most part.

As someone who is in commercial construction, if we see someone roll into the site with a Porsche and/or your bro-mobile, then they get a never ending wrath of $h!t.

MC25
11-29-2018, 05:18 PM
As someone who is in commercial construction, if we see someone roll into the site with a Porsche and/or your bro-mobile, then they get a never ending wrath of $h!t.

Well considering Iím the GC, I donít hear a peep.

LDA6339
11-29-2018, 05:37 PM
I donít work for the man, I had a major paradigm shift about 3 months ago and work for a fellow team talker doing commercial construction. Very small family owned business, and I absolutely love it.


Also I do have my own business, the dealership lol

Its me I'm the teamtalker.

Wheelin98TJ
11-29-2018, 07:55 PM
Well considering Iím the GC, I donít hear a peep.
Sounds like it's time for TT to step up. :D

osmonet
11-29-2018, 09:15 PM
I think it's a dumb truck. why have that over an F150 for the same price point. Because it's easier to tuck huge tires under it? GIMME A BREAK

The interiors and driving quality won't even come close. no thanks.

Personally, I like the idea of a removable roof and doors in a truck. That feature would be my draw to this thing.

Driving experience and overall execution would be my concern.

98 Saleen Cobra
11-30-2018, 12:53 AM
No one gets it lol. How I build my trucks, is now people want trucks to look when theyíre shelling out serious money for them. They donít care what a new one costs stock.

A lot of people don't. People our age get it though. There are a lot of younger adults with loads of money and want what is cool and gets attention.. Lucky for people you and I who pay attention to trends have a good way to make money off them. I've been doing modifications to things for 15yrs (since I was 15). Everytime some says can you do this? I go I can do anything, how deep is your wallet though lol. Anything can be done if you have the money to pay me lol

JohnnyB
11-30-2018, 07:12 AM
A lot of people don't. People our age get it though. There are a lot of younger adults with loads of money and want what is cool and gets attention.. Lucky for people you and I who pay attention to trends have a good way to make money off them. I've been doing modifications to things for 15yrs (since I was 15). Everytime some says can you do this? I go I can do anything, how deep is your wallet though lol. Anything can be done if you have the money to pay me lolIf you are in the right market, that is a great way to make money. High rollers that want to flaunt their money are key....not many of them here. Big cities in TX target rich??

I used to have a buddy that built custom motorcycles. He used to say that they were way overpriced but his clientele were the types that "wanted to tell their buddies they bought a $200k custom motorcycle"



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soacj
11-30-2018, 08:36 AM
I mean you probably donít understand how I make money off these trucks, but I do. I also customize the jeeps.




Haven't you traded in the last 3-4 daily trucks:confused:

MC25
11-30-2018, 08:41 AM
Haven't you traded in the last 3-4 daily trucks:confused:

http://www.lewisvilleautoplex.com

Yes

soacj
11-30-2018, 08:52 AM
http://www.lewisvilleautoplex.com

Yes

It's not my business, but you're buying these at dealerships, installing some aftermarket parts, putting some miles on them, and trading them in for profit?

MC25
11-30-2018, 08:55 AM
It's not my business, but you're buying these at dealerships, installing some aftermarket parts, putting some miles on them, and trading them in for profit?

Buy them stock
Put American forces on them
Basically drive the truck for free
Profit


Start over

soacj
11-30-2018, 09:00 AM
Buy them stock
Put American forces on them
Basically drive the truck for free
Profit


Start over

If that's actually the case, more power to you; I just don't buy it given the scenario I laid out.

MC25
11-30-2018, 09:05 AM
If that's actually the case, more power to you; I just don't buy it given the scenario I laid out.

Keep in mind, I have a full time job and the daily driver builds are for fun. Itís not like I make a killing doing it.

waterbuffalo
11-30-2018, 09:08 AM
If that's actually the case, more power to you; I just don't buy it given the scenario I laid out.



He does make a good point. A dealership is not paying top dollar for your custom rides. A dealership is not going to give you a dime extra for aftermarket stuff, we all know that.




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MC25
11-30-2018, 09:09 AM
He does make a good point. A dealership is not paying top dollar for your custom rides. A dealership is not going to give you a dime extra for aftermarket stuff, we all know that.




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No offense, a dealer wants a truck stock more than they want a leveled truck with some cheap wheels and tires. Go look at the trucks in that link I posted... thatís where Iíve bought and sold 5 of my last trucks...

MC25
11-30-2018, 09:17 AM
I get that it’s hard to comprehend, and these trucks aren’t for everyone. But location, dealership and target market are all key. I have my Texas dealers license, watch auctions every day, and have a strong comprehension of the Texas truck market.

When a dealership asks you where your stock stuff is when your bring your truck leveled on some cheaper wheels, don’t be surprised. My trucks are built for the front line, attention grabbers. It is what it is.

waterbuffalo
11-30-2018, 09:28 AM
No offense, a dealer wants a truck stock more than they want a leveled truck with some cheap wheels and tires. Go look at the trucks in that link I posted... thatís where Iíve bought and sold 5 of my last trucks...



It just looks like a bunch of over priced trucks, IMO ...but Hey!..if people are willing to buy them for that much, then kudos to you.


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soacj
11-30-2018, 09:33 AM
I get that itís hard to comprehend, and these trucks arenít for everyone. But location, dealership and target market are all key. I have my Texas dealers license, watch auctions every day, and have a strong comprehension of the Texas truck market.

When a dealership asks you where your stock stuff is when your bring your truck leveled on some cheaper wheels, donít be surprised. My trucks are built for the front line, attention grabbers. It is what it is.

You said you're "buying and selling" at the dealership. The dealership certainly has access to the parts and non-technical labor you're putting into these...It just doesn't add up.

Again, not my business, but the BS-ometer is pegged on this one.

paintpollz
11-30-2018, 09:34 AM
It's not my business, but you're buying these at dealerships, installing some aftermarket parts, putting some miles on them, and trading them in for profit?

Buy them stock
Put American forces on them
Basically drive the truck for free
Profit


Start over


This is my exact confusion. You drive the car off the lot and you lose a chunk right off the bat. That loss, plus the cost of wheels, tires, lift, rock lights, speakers etc., plus mileage depreciation, I'm not sure how you are selling for a profit over the cost of new if you are trading these vehicles in not at your own dealership.

MC25
11-30-2018, 09:38 AM
This is my exact confusion. You drive the car off the lot and you lose a chunk right off the bat. That loss, plus the cost of wheels, tires, lift, rock lights, speakers etc., plus mileage depreciation, I'm not sure how you are selling for a profit over the cost of new if you are trading these vehicles in not at your own dealership.

Iíve only done it to one brand new truck, and I lost a little bit of money after driving it a year and 18k miles. Used is how you come out ahead.

MC25
11-30-2018, 09:39 AM
You said you're "buying and selling" at the dealership. The dealership certainly has access to the parts and non-technical labor you're putting into these...It just doesn't add up.

Again, not my business, but the BS-ometer is pegged on this one.

Personally, donít really care what you believe. Lol

soacj
11-30-2018, 09:41 AM
Iíve only done it to one brand new truck, and I lost a little bit of money after driving it a year and 18k miles. Used is how you come out ahead.

OK, so let's look at that. The Chevy was brand new? What about the gray F150? The used brodozer F250 you bought was already modified when you purchased it. The Toyota was new. The current F150 was new.

Which one of these trucks did you turn for a profit?

MC25
11-30-2018, 09:48 AM
OK, so let's look at that. The Chevy was brand new? What about the gray F150? The used brodozer F250 you bought was already modified when you purchased it. The Toyota was new. The current F150 was new.

Which one of these trucks did you turn for a profit?

Lost on the F250
Won on the Tacoma (traded in stock and took all parts with me and sold all the parts)
Almost broke even on the Silverado new
Won on the red 2015 F-150
Current F-150 was certified pre owned and bought @ MMR wholesale price
Won on my JKUR
won on my 2008 JK
Lost on my GTI
Drove my grey F-150 for 2.5 years, traded it in on kings for what I paid for it with 40k less miles CPO
2007 Silverado was a hand me down from my dad, bought new and put 80k on it or something and obviously lost
Had a ram that was a hand me down and lost. Ram and 07 Chevy were both highschool trucks.

Iíve had 20 cars this year and a total of probably 50 cars since I turned 16, so I may have a slight inclination I know what Iím doing lol

Buyrovers
11-30-2018, 12:08 PM
Been buying cars at auctions since 2002 and I can echo that it is very possible to buy a truck lift it and turn around and make money. Spend my days watching auction lanes and it could even be done there, a lifted truck with eyeballs will easily surpass wholesale market prices by 3-8k bucks right in the auction lane.

Often when ďtradingĒ depending on the dealer they may or may not be excited about modifications. Some are concerned with warranty either factory or aftermarket, or inspection and liability. Specialty dealers tend to be less concerned as they are usually a single point location with no new car manufacturer relationship or multipoint owners to worry about.

The market is huge for modified vehicles as many buyers like the ability to finance those mods instead of buy stock then go shell out a bunch of money out of pocket.

soacj
11-30-2018, 01:22 PM
Been buying cars at auctions since 2002 and I can echo that it is very possible to buy a truck lift it and turn around and make money. Spend my days watching auction lanes and it could even be done there, a lifted truck with eyeballs will easily surpass wholesale market prices by 3-8k bucks right in the auction lane.

Often when ďtradingĒ depending on the dealer they may or may not be excited about modifications. Some are concerned with warranty either factory or aftermarket, or inspection and liability. Specialty dealers tend to be less concerned as they are usually a single point location with no new car manufacturer relationship or multipoint owners to worry about.

The market is huge for modified vehicles as many buyers like the ability to finance those mods instead of buy stock then go shell out a bunch of money out of pocket.

Fair enough, but Aric is referring to buying these trucks at a dealer, modding them, and then trading them in--Not buying at auction and selling outright.

MC25
11-30-2018, 01:26 PM
Fair enough, but Aric is referring to buying these trucks at a dealer, modding them, and then trading them in--Not buying at auction and selling outright.

You want me to fax over some paperwork that proves it or will you be able to sleep at night? I even bought the red truck, built it; and traded it back in to them for profit...

soacj
11-30-2018, 01:38 PM
You want me to fax over some paperwork that proves it or will you be able to sleep at night?

Why fax it when you can post it up here for all to see? How about the details on the JKUR which you bought new and then traded in 2-3 months later for a "win"?

...LOL

MC25
11-30-2018, 01:41 PM
Why fax it when you can post it up here for all to see? How about the details on the JKUR which you bought new and then traded in 2-3 months later for a "win"?

...LOL

Lol. Honestly, I donít understand why Iíd make up such an elaborate farce over something so miniscule.

If I was claiming to make 10 grand on a flip of a daily driver, Iíd expect the flack. But youíre just being a jealous old fart who is just trolling.

Maristar210
11-30-2018, 01:53 PM
Lol. Honestly, I don’t understand why I’d make up such an elaborate farce over something so miniscule.

If I was claiming to make 10 grand on a flip of a daily driver, I’d expect the flack. But you’re just being a jealous old fart who is just trolling.

I like the choice of words in this statement.

soacj
11-30-2018, 01:59 PM
Lol. Honestly, I donít understand why Iíd make up such an elaborate farce over something so miniscule.

If I was claiming to make 10 grand on a flip of a daily driver, Iíd expect the flack. But youíre just being a jealous old fart who is just trolling.

Old? Yeah, but the "jealous" part is what you roll out every time you can't support your overblown statements.

jtryon
11-30-2018, 02:06 PM
i just can't believe people will pay that much more for a truck with a cheap lift (lift blocks) and shiny rims. but good for you for being in the TX truck market (has to be one of the biggest in the U.S.?) and capitalizing on that haha. i've thought about flipping jeeps the same way but never had my own shop and the time to do it. maybe in the next 2-3 years.

MC25
11-30-2018, 02:06 PM
Old? Yeah, but the "jealous" part is what you roll out every time you can't support your overblown statements.

Comical. You clearly have no idea what you're talking about, so you're trolling because I am an easy target. I get it.


Ill leave it at this. To 99% of the world, a vehicle is a depreciating asset. I dont see it that way, and for the most part, thats been the case for ME. My dealership side is a completely different topic.


Carry on with your jealously filled witch hunt though.

MC25
11-30-2018, 02:07 PM
i just can't believe people will pay that much more for a truck with a cheap lift (lift blocks) and shiny rims. but good for you for being in the TX truck market (has to be one of the biggest in the U.S.?) and capitalizing on that haha. i've thought about flipping jeeps the same way but never had my own shop and the time to do it. maybe in the next 2-3 years.

Lift blocks come on basically every truck in the full size market. Big lifts arent cheap, and neither are forged aluminum wheels.

soacj
11-30-2018, 02:32 PM
Comical. You clearly have no idea what you're talking about, so you're trolling because I am an easy target. I get it.


Ill leave it at this. To 99% of the world, a vehicle is a depreciating asset. I dont see it that way, and for the most part, thats been the case for ME. My dealership side is a completely different topic.


Carry on with your jealously filled witch hunt though.

What exactly am I jealous of, Aric? In their final form, you haven't owned a single vehicle that I personally care to own.

You've degraded an admittedly pointed discussion into name calling in an effort to move away from the facts.

Maristar210
11-30-2018, 03:16 PM
What exactly am I jealous of, Aric? In their final form, you haven't owned a single vehicle that I personally care to own.

You've degraded an admittedly pointed discussion into name calling in an effort to move away from the facts.

Both of you knock it off.

paintpollz
11-30-2018, 03:25 PM
https://media.giphy.com/media/duKM1w9X43gYM/giphy.gif

Wheelin98TJ
11-30-2018, 04:20 PM
Lol. Honestly, I donít understand why Iíd make up such an elaborate farce over something so miniscule.

If I was claiming to make 10 grand on a flip of a daily driver, Iíd expect the flack. But youíre just being a jealous old fart who is just trolling.
Only flack I'm going to give you is why do you have a "DD"?

It's inventory. ;)

MC25
11-30-2018, 04:32 PM
Only flack I'm going to give you is why do you have a "DD"?

It's inventory. ;)

To be fair, it really isnít a daily. I drive it one or two times a week.

clrussell
11-30-2018, 05:48 PM
But bro

waterbuffalo
11-30-2018, 05:56 PM
Both of you knock it off.


.......or your going to get a TIME OUT (you canít say ďspankingĒ anymore).


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98 Saleen Cobra
11-30-2018, 09:42 PM
Wow this escalated quickly.. For someone who said vehicles are a depreciating value you are kinda right.. With the exception of Ford trucks. Those who hate Ford you won't believe it, but it's true. Super Duty's and F-150's hold their resale value better than almost any vehicle.

Aric keep doing what you're doing. Some don't get it. Some understand. Money is money and if you're ahead you're doing it right.

I paid 55k for my truck in 2013 OTD.. To replace it it's almost 75k.. Guess what my truck is worth right now? 49k... It has 62k miles on it too.. The market keeps going up in cost.. Making resale value higher.. So if you do it right, you can make money.

JohnnyB
12-01-2018, 07:45 AM
Wow this escalated quickly.. For someone who said vehicles are a depreciating value you are kinda right.. With the exception of Ford trucks. Those who hate Ford you won't believe it, but it's true. Super Duty's and F-150's hold their resale value better than almost any vehicle.

Aric keep doing what you're doing. Some don't get it. Some understand. Money is money and if you're ahead you're doing it right.

I paid 55k for my truck in 2013 OTD.. To replace it it's almost 75k.. Guess what my truck is worth right now? 49k... It has 62k miles on it too.. The market keeps going up in cost.. Making resale value higher.. So if you do it right, you can make money.Market is kinda like the one for high quality MC boats.....bet most that bought used are finding their boats are worth what they bought them for or better if:

1. They are kept to MCOCD standard
2. The new prices continue to escalate as they have

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soacj
12-01-2018, 09:18 AM
I paid 55k for my truck in 2013 OTD.. To replace it it's almost 75k.. Guess what my truck is worth right now? 49k... It has 62k miles on it too.. The market keeps going up in cost.. Making resale value higher.. So if you do it right, you can make money.

2013 F-250 PSD - Carli 2.5" Back Country - Fox Racing - BMF - Toyo RT's - Air Ride - AMP Research - Magnaflow - H&S - No Limit Fabrication - Deleted - Tuned - 450rwhp/1000rwtq



The discussion was specifically regarding the premise of successfully buying a vehicle at a dealer, modding it, and then trading it in for a profit.

Your situation is a perfect example of why it's likely not happening, even given the price bubble on diesel trucks which I've taken advantage of myself. You bought the truck at 55K, and then added a very conservative 6K in aftermarket product, which leaves you at 61K vs. your 49k estimate, for a loss of 12 grand.

Now if you were actually able to sell that truck for 49K, I won't argue that $2400 a year is a horrible sum to pay for the use and fun of owning that truck, but it does not equate to a profit.

Obviously, these figures are leaving what we all pay regardless in taxes, insurance, fuel, and general maintenance out of the equation.

mtajpa
12-01-2018, 12:46 PM
They wanted to total it but told them their offer was 1/2 of what i wanted. They decide they would fix it. Did a search around the country and showed them some 97's for sale in less than this ones condition they actually agreed to fix it after that.

Well its finally back after 2 months. Out of pocket cost 0.0. Other party insurance covered it all including 2 months of rental car. Repair is pretty good but not perfect.

soacj
12-01-2018, 01:01 PM
Well its finally back after 2 months. Out of pocket cost 0.0. Other party insurance covered it all including 2 months of rental car. Repair is pretty good but not perfect.

Think I've said it before, but beautiful obs F-350. Glad they didn't opt to total it.

Wheelin98TJ
12-01-2018, 01:28 PM
Well its finally back after 2 months. Out of pocket cost 0.0. Other party insurance covered it all including 2 months of rental car. Repair is pretty good but not perfect.
Man I love that truck.

What did they do with that passenger headlight?

MC25
12-01-2018, 01:34 PM
The discussion was specifically regarding the premise of successfully buying a vehicle at a dealer, modding it, and then trading it in for a profit.

Your situation is a perfect example of why it's likely not happening, even given the price bubble on diesel trucks which I've taken advantage of myself. You bought the truck at 55K, and then added a very conservative 6K in aftermarket product, which leaves you at 61K vs. your 49k estimate, for a loss of 12 grand.

Now if you were actually able to sell that truck for 49K, I won't argue that $2400 a year is a horrible sum to pay for the use and fun of owning that truck, but it does not equate to a profit.

Obviously, these figures are leaving what we all pay regardless in taxes, insurance, fuel, and general maintenance out of the equation.

See, I donít keep my vehicles but 6-8 months. So there is virtually no depreciation. I donít understand how youíre so unwilling to accept any other thought process than your own when you have literally no experience. This is something I do for fun, and often... not to mention I literally own a car dealership. Iíll leave it at that.

1redTA
12-01-2018, 02:55 PM
dang Aric, I think if you’re having fun keep doing it. Many people are simply scared to do any work on new vehicles because of them being “electronic,” unfamiliarity, or lack of tools. There is a market for fixing up a vehicle and making a small profit. It doesn’t always happen as a plus but not depending on it to survive ( having a regular job ) allows you to absorb the loss when they do happen

Ben
12-01-2018, 04:15 PM
Love the 350. Had one like it. Would love to have new truck chassis and Powertrain w that body.

soacj
12-01-2018, 09:13 PM
See, I donít keep my vehicles but 6-8 months. So there is virtually no depreciation. I donít understand how youíre so unwilling to accept any other thought process than your own when you have literally no experience. This is something I do for fun, and often... not to mention I literally own a car dealership. Iíll leave it at that.

You know nothing of my experience...

Conversely, if anyone cares to do a little looking here and on Tacomaworld (I owned a Tacoma in the past, and still have a 4Runner, so I'm on there), you give figures and details that amply refute the accounting you gave in a post here yesterday (http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showpost.php?p=1462512&postcount=8186).

That and common sense are among the reasons why I'm so unwilling to accept your assertions. I shouldn't care, but it's been fun, right?8p

Thrall
12-01-2018, 09:15 PM
^ So, what Aric is saying can be done, or in my life, usta could be done. Market and how one buys/sells has changed since I used to flip cars (informally on the side, not for a living). But the premise is the same. For 6-8 years, right out of college, when I finally had a little $ to play with and enough spare time (read: no kids, no extended family drama, etc), I would basically buy my wife a new (used) truck every 6 months or so. Find a deal, buy it, put minimal $ into it to make it "cooler" than the avg off the lot truck. Drive it while constantly looking for the next deal. As soon as deal was found, old truck got sold for the next one.
I don't know you could say it MADE us money, but it did keep us in newish vehicles for basically free, not including fuel and maintenance.
One thing that helped, was this was in the old un days pre interwebs, where you could find deals that weren't literally sold within minutes of being put for sale. Still had to jump though. Also, without the interwebs, not every seller knew exactly how much 1000 differnet vehicles the same as theirs were advertised for.
Also helped that I wasn't in a state that hammered you with sales tax or use tax, so that cost was not a factor.
At the same time, I'd pick up projects sporadically. Blown head gasket, smashed bed side, blown fuel pump, etc. Pay less than 50% of avg value for that vehicle, fix it, cash in.

This wasn't a regular thing. Maybe 2 cars in a couple months or none for 2 years. If I stumbled on a deal, I bought it.

Last project was 5 years ago or so. Picked up a cherry 94 Z71, didn't run, didn't present well being sold covered in moss and pine needles. Paid $1000, $500 in parts and a bunch of elbow grease. Sold for $4500.
Now I do t have the time to spend all weekend fixing some piece of sht that will be someone else's pride and joy next week.

MC25
12-01-2018, 09:30 PM
You know nothing of my experience...

Conversely, if anyone cares to do a little looking here and on Tacomaworld (I owned a Tacoma in the past, and still have a 4Runner, so I'm on there), you give figures and details that amply refute the accounting you gave in a post here yesterday (http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showpost.php?p=1462512&postcount=8186).

That and common sense are among the reasons why I'm so unwilling to accept your assertions. I shouldn't care, but it's been fun, right?8p

I stripped the Tacoma stock, stripped the parts and netted more than my all in. If I can find my paperwork for my red F-150 I’ll be glad to put your uneducated blabberings to rest.

This is comical though. It’s not like I’m making thousands. It’s usually in the several hundreds lol. Hell, my best friend does it with his trucks to, and I built it just like my truck. He rolls his equity every time, and owes in the 20k range on his 80k dollar platinum F250.

SteveO
12-01-2018, 10:15 PM
Can a Mod please change the thread title name to Brodozer Flipper - A day in the life of Aric?

waterbuffalo
12-02-2018, 07:34 AM
...and dealership. http://youtu.be/wGLAQL8qI8E



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soacj
12-02-2018, 07:18 PM
I'd like to apologize regarding the threadjack--right or wrong, it's not my concern and I had no right or reason to carry it along as far as I did.

More power to Aric if he's able to exercise his love of vehicles and come out ahead.

Wheelin98TJ
12-03-2018, 12:04 AM
I'd like to apologize regarding the threadjack--right or wrong, it's not my concern and I had no right or reason to carry it along as far as I did.

More power to Aric if he's able to exercise his love of vehicles and come out ahead.
I think it's a good winter discussion and not too far off topic. :friday:

paintpollz
12-03-2018, 10:38 AM
Count me in on one of these. Yes.

Personally, I like the idea of a removable roof and doors in a truck. That feature would be my draw to this thing.

Driving experience and overall execution would be my concern.

Before I said the jeep truck was a dumb truck and I take it back. Because I love the fact that you can remove doors and the roof on jeeps.

waterbuffalo
12-03-2018, 11:22 AM
Makes sense why your hesitant on putting a tune on your trucks. Good luck with your endeavors, Aric.


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paintpollz
12-03-2018, 11:34 AM
Lol. Honestly, I donít understand why Iíd make up such an elaborate farce over something so minuscule.


kids on point with the vocab.

stuartmcnair
12-03-2018, 01:25 PM
Damn...leave for a few days and Aric gets put on blast. Leave the kid alone. He's obviously having fun with his life. Let him.

Mastercraftdave
12-03-2018, 02:59 PM
Aric, why do you have to make people so mad?

paintpollz
12-03-2018, 03:05 PM
Aric, why do you have to make people so mad?

I gotta be honest I stirred the pot bigtime on this one, but only because I know that Aric is such a good sport :)

MC25
12-03-2018, 03:13 PM
Aric, why do you have to make people so mad?

I wasnít even trying to stir crap up, itís just something I do for fun to make the hefty prices I pay for trucks and parts hurt a little less.

Mastercraftdave
12-03-2018, 03:24 PM
I wasnít even trying to stir crap up, itís just something I do for fun to make the hefty prices I pay for trucks and parts hurt a little less.

I don't see any harm in that. Its your money do what you want with it.

Speed3guy
12-04-2018, 11:36 AM
Well there was that. Here's my rusty daily driver actually pulling a Mastercraft. Almost 200k miles on it but still hauls the 190 to the river every weekend.

waterbuffalo
12-08-2018, 07:31 AM
https://www.motor1.com/news/292802/ford-f-150-limited-0-60/amp/
Ď19 F150 limited Now second-fastest truck of all time.
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bdwb
12-08-2018, 09:11 AM
Wow 5.1seconds 0-60.

snobinge
12-08-2018, 10:21 AM
72k LoL

osmonet
12-08-2018, 10:35 AM
Looks like a 7.0L is coming in 2020

https://speedtwitch.com/report-2019-f-150-raptor-to-receive-fords-new-7-0l-dohc-v8-motor/

waterbuffalo
12-08-2018, 02:55 PM
72k LoL



Funny, i didnt even look at the price. [emoji33][emoji33][emoji23]


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grantman
12-08-2018, 03:07 PM
72k LoLSame price as a loaded raptor

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MC25
12-08-2018, 03:31 PM
Looks like a 7.0L is coming in 2020

https://speedtwitch.com/report-2019-f-150-raptor-to-receive-fords-new-7-0l-dohc-v8-motor/

Donít ever believe anything you read on that website. The 7.0 wonít replace any ecoboost. This is replacing the V10.

98 Saleen Cobra
12-10-2018, 12:42 AM
^^^ this and it's not a DOHC lol. It's a pushrod engine.

MC25
12-17-2018, 05:19 PM
Grandpa useless 2wd truck

jbmccul
12-17-2018, 05:24 PM
Grandpa useless 2wd truck

Somebody should clean up those mall parking lots. Must have been landscape day.

Mastercraftdave
12-17-2018, 05:35 PM
Grandpa useless 2wd truck

Was the mud an added effect to make it look more like a 4wd off-road truck?

MC25
12-17-2018, 05:37 PM
Somebody should clean up those mall parking lots. Must have been landscape day.

Unfortunately due to ATF regulations I canít say where I got the mud. Lol.

jbmccul
12-17-2018, 06:02 PM
Was the mud an added effect to make it look more like a 4wd off-road truck?

More things would need to be scratched to make it look like an off-road truck

Mastercraftdave
12-17-2018, 06:18 PM
More things would need to be scratched to make it look like an off-road truck

I think he needs a picture pulling the new surfing pontoon boat. Would be a perfect match :D

jbmccul
12-17-2018, 06:22 PM
I think he needs a picture pulling the new surfing pontoon boat. Would be a perfect match :D

Since it's his grandpa truck, I'll stick a AAA sticker on the back

MIskier
12-17-2018, 11:25 PM
After 3 consecutive rovers and needing to get something with a bit more towing capacity I picked up this '16 Tundra Platinum CPO this week.

I have some fairly basic mods planned for the next couple of months...
Icon Six Speed wheels
BFG KO2
OME leveling kit
ARB Bumper
Warn Zeon winch

LDA6339
12-18-2018, 04:31 AM
Nice looking ride!

Youíll have to keep us posted on the progress of the mods and maybe youíll even prove to Aric Toyotas can last when you donít beat the p*$$ out of them.

JohnE
12-18-2018, 08:21 AM
Nice truck, post some pics when you do the mods.

MC25
12-18-2018, 08:23 AM
Nice looking ride!

Youíll have to keep us posted on the progress of the mods and maybe youíll even prove to Aric Toyotas can last when you donít beat the p*$$ out of them.

Tundras are proven, the Tacomaís suck pretty hard lol. Thatís why they havenít updated it in over a decade.

John Johnson
12-18-2018, 08:25 AM
Grandpa useless 2wd truck

Shell looks good.

John Johnson
12-18-2018, 08:29 AM
After 3 consecutive rovers and needing to get something with a bit more towing capacity I picked up this '16 Tundra Platinum CPO this week.

I have some fairly basic mods planned for the next couple of months...
Icon Six Speed wheels
BFG KO2
OME leveling kit
ARB Bumper
Warn Zeon winch

The new Nitto Ridge Grapplers look good. All of my BFGs got really noisy after 20k miles. Not the case with the Nittos I've had.

MC25
12-18-2018, 08:33 AM
The new Nitto Ridge Grapplers look good. All of my BFGs got really noisy after 20k miles. Not the case with the Nittos I've had.

Iíve had really good luck with them. Even on my buddyís F250, with 5k of towing and 5k of daily driving, theyíre wearing great.