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Re: Bro Truck Rant [Re: LoneRanger] #5112732
05/22/19 06:57 PM
05/22/19 06:57 PM
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Does anyone really care? I don't.


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Re: Bro Truck Rant [Re: LoneRanger] #5112741
05/22/19 07:04 PM
05/22/19 07:04 PM
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Does anyone really care? I don't.

I do find it annoying that obviously illegal vehicles (particularly the rolling coal ones) are apparently immune from law enforcement, while every grandma with a cracked taillight or one headlight out is pulled over for a ticket.

Re: Bro Truck Rant [Re: xxch4osxx] #5112745
05/22/19 07:06 PM
05/22/19 07:06 PM
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Originally Posted by xxch4osxx
Originally Posted by AuthorEditor
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The worst is young ladies texting while driving.

Nope. The absolute worst are contractors. The contractors have three or four guys jammed onto the bench seat, they're all eating Big Macs, texting on their phones, and the driver can barely peer over the pile of bills and trash stacked up on the dashboard. They are always driving over the limit on nearly bald tires, with ladders on the top held on with a couple of shock cords and trash flying out of the back. I have been nearly killed a few times by trucks like that.


I had to laugh when I read this description of a typical contractor vehicle lol! It is a pretty accurate description, even up here!
You forgot to mention all of them are smoking cigarettes!


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Re: Bro Truck Rant [Re: 02SE] #5112754
05/22/19 07:17 PM
05/22/19 07:17 PM
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Originally Posted by 02SE
Originally Posted by fdcg27
Originally Posted by 02SE
Originally Posted by LoneRanger
4 x 4 with too much positive offset on the after market (always blacked out) rims so that the wheels exceed outer limit of the fenders. Crew cab, newer model domestic USA brand, usually a 5' bed box on average.

I'm sorry, but to me these are rather useless except for 1. manhood extension, and 2. towing something on a regular basis. I think #2 is subordinate to #1 in most cases.




I think you mean too much negative offset on the wheels.

I have people make baseless comments about me or the wife, based on the vehicles we are riding/ driving at the time, on a regular basis. This happens when we

are stopped somewhere, so it's not because of how we are operating said vehicles on the road.

Why do they do this? Simple pettiness?, jealousy?, they've always been a busybody? Their commentary is always amusing, so I/we usually laugh at them, and let them go on their little angry way.

I'd suggest going for a ride, and letting some of that pent-up frustration melt away.


All of this might be true, except when one of these juvenile imbeciles is tailgating me in my sensible car, maybe with my grandson in the back seat.
Guess what the truckee has to look forward to should he run his substitute for manhood over the back of my car and injure my grandson or wife?
The cops won't get there quickly enough to help him and probably wouldn't care if they did.

When you are King, you can stipulate what mode of transport is "sensible".

Until that day, we live in a society that is still somewhat Free. Which means that those in "Bro Trucks" can drive what they want. Now if they are breaking the law by tailgating, or driving recklessly and cause an accident, then they should be held accountable. As should anyone in a "sensible" vehicle that causes an accident while breaking the law and/or driving recklessly.

Just for the record, I don't own a "Bro Truck".

I do however have a problem with those that try to tell others how to live their lives...


You apparently misunderstood what I posted.
You can drive what you like but when you cause injury to others by modifying a vehicle beyond factory spec and take it out of safety standard compliance for road vehicles, then I and every other road user has the right to tell you that you can't use that vehicle on our public roads.
I guess you also misunderstood what I meant when I wrote that the driver of any such vehicle who caused injury to my people would face me long before the cops arrived.


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Re: Bro Truck Rant [Re: fdcg27] #5112761
05/22/19 07:23 PM
05/22/19 07:23 PM
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Originally Posted by fdcg27

You apparently misunderstood what I posted.
You can drive what you like but when you cause injury to others by modifying a vehicle beyond factory spec and take it out of safety standard compliance for road vehicles, then I and every other road user has the right to tell you that you can't use that vehicle on our public roads.
I guess you also misunderstood what I meant when I wrote that the driver of any such vehicle who caused injury to my people would face me long before the cops arrived.



Nope. I understood your meaning and intent perfectly...

Last edited by 02SE; 05/22/19 07:24 PM.
Re: Bro Truck Rant [Re: LoneRanger] #5112802
05/22/19 07:57 PM
05/22/19 07:57 PM
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Canuck living in California
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Originally Posted by fdcg27


You apparently misunderstood what I posted.
You can drive what you like but when you cause injury to others by modifying a vehicle beyond factory spec and take it out of safety standard compliance for road vehicles, then I and every other road user has the right to tell you that you can't use that vehicle on our public roads.
I guess you also misunderstood what I meant when I wrote that the driver of any such vehicle who caused injury to my people would face me long before the cops arrived.




Playing the safety card to try and impose your ill-guided will is the standard modus operandi of the type of person you seem to project, i.e. a control seeking individual.

Last edited by KrisZ; 05/22/19 07:57 PM.

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Re: Bro Truck Rant [Re: LoneRanger] #5112855
05/22/19 08:46 PM
05/22/19 08:46 PM
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They're obnoxious. I wouldn't care except they:
- tend to hit pedestrians with their enormous blind spots and are much more likely to kill them
- off road lights cause blindness to everyone else. But they look so cool and everyone knows they're important!
- tend to drive quite a bit faster than the laws of physics suggest they should

The "safety card" is very real. Even if I'm not involved in a wreck, I think severe punishment should be involved in those who choose this brand of negligence when they inevitably crash.


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Re: Bro Truck Rant [Re: KrisZ] #5112908
05/22/19 09:55 PM
05/22/19 09:55 PM
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Originally Posted by KrisZ
Originally Posted by fdcg27


You apparently misunderstood what I posted.
You can drive what you like but when you cause injury to others by modifying a vehicle beyond factory spec and take it out of safety standard compliance for road vehicles, then I and every other road user has the right to tell you that you can't use that vehicle on our public roads.
I guess you also misunderstood what I meant when I wrote that the driver of any such vehicle who caused injury to my people would face me long before the cops arrived.




Playing the safety card to try and impose your ill-guided will is the standard modus operandi of the type of person you seem to project, i.e. a control seeking individual.

He isn't trying to impose his will at all. He said what he would do if someone killed his grandson with their reckless behavior. I would acquit him all day on that jury.


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Re: Bro Truck Rant [Re: LoneRanger] #5112912
05/22/19 09:59 PM
05/22/19 09:59 PM
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It can be rather entertaining watching Bro-trucks trying to park in parking lots like Costco, malls on the weekend, and other tight lots. It's amusing to see, but annoying when your behind them as they have to do four point maneuvers to get in a space. But they don't care about holding up traffic (chest puffed out) it's all about them, after all. LOL.

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Re: Bro Truck Rant [Re: LoneRanger] #5112929
05/22/19 10:21 PM
05/22/19 10:21 PM
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A few years ago took a job doing an OCI and tuneup on a 55 chevy with a huge blower scoop on the hood. only had to drive 4 miles. After finishing the job I said I wasn`t comfortable not being able to see out the right side of the windshield so he would have to come get it. We disused the liability and he said there were no problems. We have not done business since.


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Re: Bro Truck Rant [Re: xxch4osxx] #5112945
05/22/19 10:36 PM
05/22/19 10:36 PM
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Originally Posted by xxch4osxx
I had to laugh when I read this description of a typical contractor vehicle lol! It is a pretty accurate description, even up here!

Yes. You only really could change Big Macs to some Tim Horton's wrap or other horrible food.


Plain, simple Garak.

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Re: Bro Truck Rant [Re: LoneRanger] #5113054
05/23/19 04:08 AM
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I say more power to them. People just sound jealous when complaining about other vehicles. Maybe they have money to burn, maybe you don't. Those trucks can get him some good [censored] though.

Re: Bro Truck Rant [Re: LoneRanger] #5113108
05/23/19 06:35 AM
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People just sound jealous when complaining about other vehicles.

I don't detect jealousy. Some people just prefer sharing public roads with vehicles that are safe and legal, if for no other reason than our own safety. It is true that Bro Trucks are only one example of the many unsafe-at-any-speed vehicles that I find annoying. For example, I can never understand choppers. People actually spend hard-earned dollars to make their bikes ugly, handle poorly, uncomfortable to ride, slow, and annoyingly loud to everyone around them. Then they dress up like a pirate with an illegal helmet that looks like someone spray painted and polished their bald heads, and proceed to ride five miles to the nearest bar where they hang out in flocks. I could care less if they did this on private property, but they are sharing the road with people that won't be happy picking up the pieces after the inevitable crash.

Re: Bro Truck Rant [Re: LoneRanger] #5113175
05/23/19 07:38 AM
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I’ve been in Myrtle Beach all week, which happens to be bike week. Most of you guys would be going crazy with all the different vehicles on the roads here this week! I look back to 1969 when I prowled ocean blvd in my SS396 Chevelle with a wild Crane cam and open headers and wonder what the locals were thinking of me and my friends 50 years ago. I think now what I thought then......I don’t give a rats - - - what you think! I’ve enjoyed this week! “Get off my lawn, stupid kids! drive

Re: Bro Truck Rant [Re: LoneRanger] #5113187
05/23/19 07:51 AM
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I don't really care what people drive as long as they are respectful on the road.

There are quite a few "brodozers" where I live. I've gotten to recognize all of the trucks. Some of them are normal guys that just have lifted trucks. Some of the others are real d-bags and act really aggressive while driving, use their trucks to drive over sidewalks, flowerbeds, etc causing a lot of damage.

One of my friends has a lifted and modded duramax, and he gets plenty of tickets for bumper height, speeding, loud exhaust, etc. I don't really understand it but to each his own. He probably owes 20 grand still on a truck that has over 200k miles. shrug


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