GUN Found dead on side of the road

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  1. yar1182

    yar1182 New Member

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    So on my way to the last series match on the season my truck died on 3 miles from the range. I'm sitting here typing on my blackberry waiting on AAA. Pretty sure my truck is done. I was planning on driving it till it died then buy a new truck. Was just not expecting for it to die out of town going to a match. So anyway my plan is to have AAA tow me to the range so - can at least shoot. If I can still shoot I'm going fucking balls out and take my frustation out on the targets. Not sure about my ranger. It might end up on the range as a prop for future matches as itks fucking done. I'm telling myself at least ikm going to get a new truck soon
     
  2. AustinL911

    AustinL911 Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator

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    So whatcha getting?
     
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    yar1182 New Member

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    No idea I got to get to the range and shoot then find a ride home (170 miles away) then I'll figure out what new truck
     
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    Finest OG #93

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    Good idea. Tow it there and leave it at the range to shoot up later. Just drain the gas first. :o
     
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    :rofl::rofl:

    Fuck getting home, just get me to the range and I'll be iight.

    You're a dedicated man Yar.
     
  6. skeletor25rs

    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    I think you meant:

    Found
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  7. idleprocess

    idleprocess Bring a dollar with you baby in the cold cold grou

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    Or... don't drain the gas first... ?
     
  8. yar1182

    yar1182 New Member

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    I took second at the match, I'm home now.
     
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    THT The easy way is always mined

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    and the truck is...?
     
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    He put it down
     
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    yar1182 New Member

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    truck is still at the range. dead
     
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    Did you figure out what happened?
     
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    ChipOnShoulder New Member

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    Dayum!

    What year is your truck? Cash for clunkers?
     
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    kf4zht New Member

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    get a real truck aka not a ford engine. powerstroke is a good choice.

    oh, and

    Driver
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    (yeah it's backward but true)
     
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    Ok well this is the short story (well as short as long winded yar gets.). Bought it new 1999 ranger drove the piss out of it 160k miles. About a month ago I was told I needed a valve job and it was going to be $1600. I was like fuck that I'm going to drive this thing till it dies and then get a new truck. I was told that if I kept driving it the catalytic converter would go but there are two of them in the truck. I would not be stranded but it would be creeping at like 20 mph. I though i could live with that, if/when that happened new truck time.

    Well 140 miles from home heading to the final leg of the CA 3 gun series, 3 miles from the range the truck blew up. All sorts of white smoke/steam shoots from the hood and under the truck. Engine cut out and I coast to the side of the road. Engine would not turn over and waited 2 hours for AAA.

    Get towed to the range, proceeded to shoot one of my better matches of the year. Several dudes look at the truck and lay all sorts of guess but the consensus seems to be that cat went, radiator followed, heads are crack or gasket went. Something like that.

    I won some decent loot. I got a larue cert for any handguard, a cert for any pro ears, a rugged gear shooting cart, cert for starline brass, plus some other little stuff. Not a bad haul. I need to have a big sale on all the loot I stockpiled this year. I got two lowers too from MGM, and some stuff from SMM3Gun. OK I'm bababling. A guy showed me his honda ridgeline. I really liked it so that is on my list. Also considering another ranger. I need a smallish truck or SUV because I got a smallish garage.
     
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    the yukon envoy and toyota highlander have grabbed my eye :dunno:
     
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    do whatever you hvae to do to get it running. Cheapest possible and get cash for clunkers? :x:
     
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    More like

    Found On Road Dead..... amirite?!?
     
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    Would you say you got your money's worth getting 160k out of a Ranger over 10 years? I'd probably take that out of my F150. I'd suggest a 4runner if it's not too large. All the people I've ever known that owned one had great luck with them. I'm looking for one now as a beater.
     
  22. skeletor25rs

    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    I was so relieved when my wife sold her ranger before we got married. The only time I ever went anywhere with here in that POS, it broke down about 100 miles from the house....carrier bearing:rofl:
     
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    kf4zht New Member

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    In the small truck market a 22re powered taco is king of reliable.
     
  24. :rofl:
     
  25. 2L Bunny

    2L Bunny "It's only a Rabbit"

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    Good luck finding one. If they even put 22RE's in Tacomas, it was only a couple years.

    I have 245K on my 3.4L Tacoma, '99, and it's still going strong.
     

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