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Re: Lifted Trucks [Re: Passport1] #5266995 11/14/19 11:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Passport1

I live in quiet beach town. During the summer months there is an endless parade of very noisy lifted trucks on the road in front of my house. With their chunky tires and loud exhausts they announce themselves way before I might see them....


I hear a lot of them in my formerly quiet Idaho neighborhood. I am definitely not a fan of diesel (or gas) pickups that have had their muffler removed. I often hear a loud roar in the distance and expect to see an old logging truck pulling 2 trailers, but it is only a lifted diesel pickup pulling a bed full of air.

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I don't really get it, but I don't spend my money on it either. If they do, then have at it.

What bothers me the most is the exhaust systems specifically designed for noise. Harley's with straight pipes, no mufflers on sporty cars, no mufflers on turbo vehicles cause the turbo quietens them down according to some. It is noise pollution at the highest level.


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Re: Lifted Trucks [Re: Passport1] #5267020 11/14/19 11:55 AM
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Here, lifted trucks are known as RIG ROCKETS. And if you work at a drilling site, you sometimes NEED a lifted truck with mud tires to have any chance of getting to the work site. And getting to the work site means getting paid VERY WELL .

This one is $ 65 000 ...

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Re: Lifted Trucks [Re: Passport1] #5267026 11/14/19 12:00 PM
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My Colorado is lifted but not too much. I have Nitto Grapplers which have a good but not over the top look. I wouldn't have done this myself but it was like this when I bought it for a good deal. I'm used to it now and have grown to like it. I do have a normal sounding engine.


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Re: Lifted Trucks [Re: BMWTurboDzl] #5267039 11/14/19 12:14 PM
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Originally Posted by BMWTurboDzl
IIRC it's called "signaling". Like a peacock, they are displaying their ability to accumulate giant amounts of debt/ have access to resources and hopefully attract a mate. The "feathers", in this case is a lifted-truck. grin2


Fixed. grin2

The alignment shop in the next town over hates them. He says the kids buy these, put cheap lift kits on them and they are impossible to get aligned correctly. When faced with bills to replace tires after 12k miles or suspension parts the vehicle owner usually flips out and causes a huge scene with his macho-ness in the waiting room and yells about work being too expensive.


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Re: Lifted Trucks [Re: geeman789] #5267105 11/14/19 01:00 PM
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Originally Posted by geeman789
Here, lifted trucks are known as RIG ROCKETS. And if you work at a drilling site, you sometimes NEED a lifted truck with mud tires to have any chance of getting to the work site. And getting to the work site means getting paid VERY WELL .

This one is $ 65 000 ...

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At least where I live, exactly 0% of brodozer owners have any work-related need for their vehicle.


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Re: Lifted Trucks [Re: Chris142] #5267113 11/14/19 01:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Chris142
Mostly because Chicks dig em!

They actually don't, though. Bros who drive these enjoy basking in the positive attention of other like-minded bros. In a totally non-gay way, of course.


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Re: Lifted Trucks [Re: Passport1] #5267133 11/14/19 01:21 PM
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I'm going to go out on a limb and say that 60% of truck purchases are aspirational anyway. People buy trucks to make a statement, and because they feel their lifestyle requires a truck.

An example is the huge trend towards double-cab short-bed mid-size trucks. The bed on these is comically small - might as well just get an SUV at that point..

We're buying an extended cab, and I get the strangest looks at the dealership when I go in asking for a truck with an actual usable bed.


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Re: Lifted Trucks [Re: Passport1] #5267135 11/14/19 01:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Passport1

I live in quiet beach town. During the summer months there is an endless parade of very noisy lifted trucks on the road in front of my house. With their chunky tires and loud exhausts they announce themselves way before I might see them. What is the purpose of modifying a truck so that it;

handles badly
gets terrible fuel mileage
poses a serious collision danger to other drivers because of their extreme bumper height
blinds drivers at night because of the elevation of their headlights

It can't be because they are used off-road. Most are cleaner than my car. Never see one with a snow plow on front. Don't look like they are work trucks.

I don't get it.



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Re: Lifted Trucks [Re: geeman789] #5267146 11/14/19 01:31 PM
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I like my vehicles to have a purpose. I just can't see what I would need a jacked up 3500HD diesel with ugly wheels, lifted in the front only and annoyingly loud tires for. My XL superduty is just about perfect for what I need. Work truck that can get dirty or dinged up without causing heartache.

I have a lifted Jeep with loud mud tires. Because 99% of the miles it sees are on trails or driving to the trails.

A tame DD is the way to go. Cheap to fuel, cheap to maintain and doesn't attract any unwated attention.


Originally Posted by geeman789
Here, lifted trucks are known as RIG ROCKETS. And if you work at a drilling site, you sometimes NEED a lifted truck with mud tires to have any chance of getting to the work site. And getting to the work site means getting paid VERY WELL .

This one is $ 65 000 ...

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If I worked at an oil site and needed a lifted 1 ton to get to work every day, it wouldn't be a $65K truck. It'd be a nice used XL model Ford with a vinyl interior the stock 16 or 17'' steelies and some mud tires.


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Re: Lifted Trucks [Re: jeepman3071] #5267165 11/14/19 01:47 PM
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Originally Posted by jeepman3071
Originally Posted by BMWTurboDzl
IIRC it's called "signaling". Like a peacock, they are displaying their ability to accumulate giant amounts of debt/ have access to resources and hopefully attract a mate. The "feathers", in this case is a lifted-truck. grin2


Fixed. grin2

The alignment shop in the next town over hates them. He says the kids buy these, put cheap lift kits on them and they are impossible to get aligned correctly. When faced with bills to replace tires after 12k miles or suspension parts the vehicle owner usually flips out and causes a huge scene with his macho-ness in the waiting room and yells about work being too expensive.

And those Nitto/Toyo "grappler" tires they get at Les Schwab(someone I know calls them Bro Schwab) cost as much as a Michelin Pilot Sport 4S or Pirelli P Zero for a Audi/BMW/Camaro/Corvette.

Even in the city, I still see one.

Re: Lifted Trucks [Re: spavel6] #5267169 11/14/19 01:49 PM
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Originally Posted by spavel6
I'm going to go out on a limb and say that 60% of truck purchases are aspirational anyway. People buy trucks to make a statement, and because they feel their lifestyle requires a truck.

An example is the huge trend towards double-cab short-bed mid-size trucks. The bed on these is comically small - might as well just get an SUV at that point..

We're buying an extended cab, and I get the strangest looks at the dealership when I go in asking for a truck with an actual usable bed.


We have a relatively short (6'4") bed on our RAM because it's a crew cab. We tow two boats with it have have the electronic brake controller for that reason. We find the stowage in the floor for straps is a great asset and the bed is big enough you can drag home drywall in it and carry a 4-wheeler, which is what we do with it. An SUV can't do that, one would need a trailer. So there IS a niche where these trucks work. I also have 3x kids, so the big, spacious cab was a necessity.


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We have a relatively short (6'4") bed on our RAM because it's a crew cab.


That makes sense. I'm more referring to the Tacoma's 4' 11" bed - it's tiny!


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Re: Lifted Trucks [Re: geeman789] #5267173 11/14/19 01:53 PM
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Originally Posted by geeman789
Here, lifted trucks are known as RIG ROCKETS. And if you work at a drilling site, you sometimes NEED a lifted truck with mud tires to have any chance of getting to the work site. And getting to the work site means getting paid VERY WELL .




If I ever had the need for one, I'd get an XLT/1LT level Ford or Chevy 1-ton with the FX4/Z71 package, and a tasteful(read:non-bro-ey) 2-3" lift with a set of Bilstein 5100 stocks and a set of all-terrain tires mounted on Alcoa or similar forged and polished wheels.

Re: Lifted Trucks [Re: IronMaidenRules] #5267184 11/14/19 02:04 PM
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Mostly because Chicks dig em!

They actually don't, though. Bros who drive these enjoy basking in the positive attention of other like-minded bros. In a totally non-gay way, of course.

I had a lifted ramcharger years ago. It had the removable top. I had to beat girls back with a stick!


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