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Old 06-23-2018, 06:42 AM
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Depends on how lifted Lift it high enough and you could stuff a Cat under the hood.

I'd think most of the smaller diesels from cars would fit. Not sure you'd get a full size I6 or V8 in there without doing what I jokingly suggested, and hanging the engine down below the front suspension. Though I guess that precludes 4x4, if you care about that.


I owned a gas 2013 Cruze with a tune my brother and I wrote, and drove a stock Cruze diesel. As stock, that diesel was a turd. The gas 1.4 would smoke it consistently, and held gears just as well on hills. My Pontiac is supercharged, and it has low end torque for days, makes the Cruze look all kinds of stupid. Or it would, if the transmission programming wasn't garbage and HP Tuners wasn't garbage. Sometimes the transmission just freaks out and does what it wants. But yeah, going supercharged means a mileage hit. Don't regret selling the Cruze for a second though, the Pontiac is way more fun and dirt cheap to own.

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Ive seen a guy around me with a basically stock looking 90ís ranger that has a 4bt in it turned up a bit.
So that might work in the s-10
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Old 06-24-2018, 06:11 AM
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Ive seen a guy around me with a basically stock looking 90ís ranger that has a 4bt in it turned up a bit.
So that might work in the s-10
Might be a South American ranger, they got diesel from factory...
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Old 06-24-2018, 07:05 AM
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I used to travel back and forth to work in one of those rangers when I was in Russia. Had a 2.5l mechanically injected diesel. Not big on hp or tq but fairly reliable. Built somewhere in Europe.
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Old 06-27-2018, 11:08 AM
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I am having some issues with my LB7 and I've been wanting to get another vehicle anyways so I decided to buy something while I work on the Duramax.

After much deliberation, I actively sought an old person car...





...so I bought this. 2008 Lincoln MKZ AWD. It has so many luxuries I didn't have with my truck, sunroof, air conditioned seats, memory seats and mirrors, navigation, back up alarm, bluetooth, the list goes on. 127k miles and I got it for $3,000. Not a bad deal if I say so myself.

Anyone owned one of these? Opinions? So far I love it.
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Old 06-27-2018, 11:23 AM
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Nice buy, and nice car. . . . for a Ferd lol.
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Old 06-27-2018, 11:49 AM
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Wow, I paid $2000 for my 1998 Pontiac, which has way less features. Pretty loaded for a 90s car (heated seats, HUD, dual zone digital climate control, etc.) but for that extra $1000 you get a whole lot more. I'm going to have to keep that in mind when the Pontiac dies. Even if it is a Ford

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Old 06-27-2018, 12:21 PM
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Wow, I paid $2000 for my 1998 Pontiac, which has way less features. Pretty loaded for a 90s car (heated seats, HUD, dual zone digital climate control, etc.) but for that extra $1000 you get a whole lot more. I'm going to have to keep that in mind when the Pontiac dies. Even if it is a Ford

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Your 1998 Pontiac has a heads up display, and I dont have one in my 70k truck, nice.
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Old 06-27-2018, 02:08 PM
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I am not normally a Ford lover but it's often because of the looks, not the engine. I think F150s look lame and sad. A good thing though is that parts are cheap and accessible.

I took this car in to have the A/C looked at because that was one thing I knew I was going to need fixed. A/C guys said it needed a $20 part, the evac temp sensor behind the DASH! $700 in labor!

I told them to hold off and I went and picked up the car, did some YouTubing and found an easy harness pigtail fix and voila, $24.99 was the bill.
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Old 06-28-2018, 01:24 PM
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sold my black volt and picked up this 2016 Cadi ELR w/ the perf. package.wanted to drive something I wouldn't see to many of,plus be kinda fun to drive.great daily driver.
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Old 06-28-2018, 01:30 PM
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sold my black volt and picked up this 2016 Cadi ELR w/ the perf. package.wanted to drive something I wouldn't see to many of,plus be kinda fun to drive.great daily driver.
I'm a recent Cadi fan. I bet it's loaded with options.
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I like my '16 GMC Sierra short bed 4X4 with the 6.2. Waiting on the '20 Duramax. 9 speed Allison, probably a hybrid.
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I DD’d my explorer for a bit, hard to beat the comfort of a Chevy and the power, I’m fixing to part with mine once I fix a couple small issues and getting a 16-17 Sierra with a 6.2.
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I like my '16 GMC Sierra short bed 4X4 with the 6.2. Waiting on the '20 Duramax. 9 speed Allison, probably a hybrid.
First gear electric hydrolic to keep dpf soot mass low...
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Had one for 120k miles, loved it. Especially those AC seats living on the gulf coast!

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I am having some issues with my LB7 and I've been wanting to get another vehicle anyways so I decided to buy something while I work on the Duramax.

After much deliberation, I actively sought an old person car...





...so I bought this. 2008 Lincoln MKZ AWD. It has so many luxuries I didn't have with my truck, sunroof, air conditioned seats, memory seats and mirrors, navigation, back up alarm, bluetooth, the list goes on. 127k miles and I got it for $3,000. Not a bad deal if I say so myself.

Anyone owned one of these? Opinions? So far I love it.
Had one for 120k miles, loved it. Especially those AC seats living on the gulf coast!

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