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Old 06-21-2018, 08:00 AM
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I currently have a 2014 F150 screw fx4 with 3.5L ecoboost. Meh, it's a great truck but I'm just not in love with it.

Realistic, I'd love to have a Ram 1500 laramie crew cab 4wd with ecodiesel. Dream truck is to finish the 83 in my sig with the cab stretched 3-4" ("mega cab" but would really just get it up to modern crew cab space in backseat), mild engine build, trans built, HSP or WCFab twins with ED billet 88 over a Danville billet 68. Danville tuning for 550rwhp tame & perfect to 1000+ just cause. Supporting fuel & susp. mods.

If it had to be something other than a truck... Realistic family cars would prefer Pontiac G8, CTS-V, BMW 335D, Chevy Volt, Dodge Charger SRT8 and the odd ball is the 2018/19 Toyota Camry sport something or other - damn that's a good looking car. Realistic family SUV I'd like a Ford Explorer Sport with the 3.5L ecoboost or maybe Trailblazer SS. Family SUV dream vehicle would be an LBZ/4L85e swapped 2wd (maybe IFS 4wd but lowered a bit is the goal) squarebody suburban with modern interior and lowered 4/6 on air. Wife dream SUV would be a 4-door jeep wrangler with CR 4-cyl cummins or ecodiesel conversion.

Just a fun car would be a ZL1 Corvette or whatever that badass camaro is. I would want to supercharger either one of those and setup to make a loud & rowdy 1000rwhp.


Alright, that's enough day dreaming for this ol' boy.
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Old 06-21-2018, 08:17 AM
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I have an 06 Jetta TDI that I drive every day. I average anywhere from 38 to 41 MPG hand calculated. I wish I would have bought an older one for the even better fuel economy!
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Old 06-21-2018, 09:12 AM
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I have an 06 Jetta TDI that I drive every day. I average anywhere from 38 to 41 MPG hand calculated. I wish I would have bought an older one for the even better fuel economy!
That would be my choice
Jetta or even a Rabbit!
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I have an 06 Jetta TDI that I drive every day. I average anywhere from 38 to 41 MPG hand calculated. I wish I would have bought an older one for the even better fuel economy!
Mines an 06 also. I get about 34 mpg driving 4 miles one way to work. All city. Engine doesn't even get up to temp most the time

Do or did you ever have any cam lobe wear problems?
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Old 06-21-2018, 10:52 AM
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That would be my choice
Jetta or even a Rabbit!
I would love to get an MK4 Golf even.

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Mines an 06 also. I get about 34 mpg driving 4 miles one way to work. All city. Engine doesn't even get up to temp most the time

Do or did you ever have any cam lobe wear problems?
I drive about 30 minutes every day, mostly highway. I don't even know if its possible to kill this car. I replaced the crank and lifters when I bought it along with deleting the EGR. Other than that, the car doesn't break anything.
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I like my Cruze diesel now that I found the electrical gremlin. My old lady's passat tdi sel premium is a nice car.

I'd love to have a newer Camaro so or an 02 trans am ws6 to toy with.
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About to pick up a Silverado for the wife lol, 1500 hd 6.0 4l80 crew cab. But I miss driving my geo, wouldn't mind a supercharged reagle with some spray lol
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Old 06-22-2018, 08:53 AM
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3 Silverado Duramaxes (2 running), TBSS, 84’ Silverado short bed awaiting a fuel injected aluminum headed 427 big block... On the rare occasion I’m not in a Silverado the TBSS gets beat on.

The only time I don’t want one of the trucks is parking in the city...
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Trucks are over rated.
I think we might buy a Mercedes GL350 Bluetec and I’ll put a hitch on it.

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About to pick up a Silverado for the wife lol, 1500 hd 6.0 4l80 crew cab. But I miss driving my geo, wouldn't mind a supercharged reagle with some spray lol
I might be selling mine at the end of the year. Only has 80k. I’ll make ya a great deal.
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I like my Cruze diesel now that I found the electrical gremlin.

Negative batt cable or something else?
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Negative batt cable or something else?
Yes, just crimped the end tighter and haven't had any issues since.
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Yeah, pretty common problem from all I read.
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I have had a few of them with odd electrical issues related to negative battery cables, very common just replaced one last week on another one.
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It was doing some pretty crazy weird things. It all started with the radio and climate controls randomly shutting down. And turning back on..

Then it was about every other day when you got it it would flash on the dic open and close drivers window. When you did it reset all the fuel mileage data in the dash.

Then it went to sometimes not starting at all and being completely dead. That's how I found it when I opened the hood and wiggled the negative cable it would move in the battery cable lug.. so easy fix just crimped the end tighter. Been over a month and haven't had any issues.
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