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Old 02-10-2014, 09:05 PM   #11
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Nice looking truck. Should do the job nicely.
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Old 02-10-2014, 09:42 PM   #12
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Sure is. It's called Max Steel. Looks like the Nissan Galaxy black sometimes, and blue others.


Will do! Through the first half of the first tank, it's currently showing the exact same mileage I get from the Titan in the winter. That's hovering around 12, but it's 100% in-town driving. It'll be about 6 weeks before I get to tow the travel trailer, but I will be climbing over a 9200ft pass on the first trip.
I love that color! We had a rental van when the wife hit a deer a couple months back and it was the max steel color. I am trading in my 2013 Ram Hemi next month and ordering a 3500 Laramie Longhorn CTD in Max Steel....they are almost impossible to find (that color). Great looking truck you got there!
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Old 02-12-2014, 03:48 PM   #13
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I bet that Dodge 6.4 L makes a great tow vehicle!
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Old 02-12-2014, 11:59 PM   #14
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So help me out guys. I currently have a 1500 longbed that will be traded this summer for a newer model. My work is only half a mile away. I really want to get a 3/4 ton newer truck. We live in S. OR and there are lors of hills in any direction I tow. I was leaning towards a diesle but it may not make a good commuter truck based on what some of you are posting.
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Old 02-13-2014, 06:59 AM   #15
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have you considered getting a puddle jumper for your half mile commute? that short of a commute will not be good for your new truck.it will never get up to operating temperature . instead of purchasing a new truck I purchased a nice used diesel and then a little puddle jumper for my commute. still was cheaper than a new truck by itself. of course I do not have a new truck though .my truck will barely get up to operating temperature in 8.5 miles. we just tore down an engine that was subjected to years of short hops. upon pulling the valve covers all you could see was the top of the rocker arms. the rest was all sludged up . my two cents of course but it does work for me.
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Old 02-13-2014, 07:25 AM   #16
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have you considered getting a puddle jumper for your half mile commute? that short of a commute will not be good for your new truck.it will never get up to operating temperature . instead of purchasing a new truck I purchased a nice used diesel and then a little puddle jumper for my commute. still was cheaper than a new truck by itself. of course I do not have a new truck though .my truck will barely get up to operating temperature in 8.5 miles. we just tore down an engine that was subjected to years of short hops. upon pulling the valve covers all you could see was the top of the rocker arms. the rest was all sludged up . my two cents of course but it does work for me.
Agreed, before I bought my first diesel, my dad told me never to put it away cold. I think a lot of it has to do with the amount of oil in the crankcase vs. a gasser... 3 to 4 gallons to 5 to 6 qts in a gas engine. Takes awhile to heat that much oil. I bought an old Subaru for my daily commute of 3 miles.
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Old 02-13-2014, 04:10 PM   #17
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Very nice
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Old 03-02-2014, 11:50 PM   #18
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Just FYI, adding fuelly to my signature for those interested. Last fill up EVIC read 12.7, and calculated was 12.8. That's 2mpg better that the Titan had on it's last fill up.
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A half mile commute to work? Personally I would walk to work and home. After the first few days you will wonder why you did not do it all the time...
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A half mile commute to work? Personally I would walk to work and home. After the first few days you will wonder why you did not do it all the time...
Mine is only 2.2 miles, but it involves 2 bridges on a 2-lane state highway that will get you killed if you were walking.
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