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  1. ftpiercecracker1


    Grind'em till you find'em! As has been stated before, manuals are for fun/heavy duty work. Autos are for commuters, stop/go traffic, inner city. My current truck is an auto and to be entirely honest I probably wouldnt want it to be a manual. As for my MJ, she is a manual and i love it, but my holy grail is a long bed, 4x4, auto, column shift. Sweet sweet trans tunnel real estate.
  2. Glioblastoma is a motherf**ker.
  3. So, it has two clutches? Regular automotive and a centrifical, like on a chainsaw? Otherwise i dig the sh*t out of it.
  4. ftpiercecracker1


    Sweet sweet double time.
  5. Uber? Taxi? What is your destination?
  6. Ya, its ok if this thread dies. Can you just delete it so it doesnt take up space?
  7. The reason I'm asking is because I'm looking at buying a different (used) truck. My current truck is an 02 tundra 4x4 TRD SR5 extra cab with the 4.7 She has about 240k on the clock but still works perfect inside and out. My biggest problems are the lack of towing/payload, poor mpg, and lack of passenger space. The rear seat is really only suitable for children. I don't like how bloated the new tundras look and was unsure if they are as utterly indestructible as the first gen. The crewmax has the space and towing i want but man the mpg are just atrocious. Not to mention the cost of entry. Ive also considered going diesel. They toocan have spacious cabs, excellent towing/payload ratings and decent mpg, but the cost of entry and cost of diesel is what has kept me away.
  8. Who has what and what is your opinion of them?
  9. I wonder how much comanche is left? Just the body?
  10. That tan one paired with a 2.8t cummins and a manual trans is my official dream truck.
  11. Ive known about diplomatic immunity (DI) for many years, but i never fully grasped the full scope of just how far reaching it is, until now. I assume most of you gents know about the poor lad that was struck and killed by a diplomats wife. I read tonight that the victim's family is attempting to sue the US, presumably for damages (wrong term?). What is your reaction, if any, to this ordeal? Should DI extend to family as it does in this case? To what extent should the wife be prosecuted, if at all? If so what should her punishment be and will that course of action weaken the protection DI provides?
  12. Basically they're trying to figure out whether or not Comanches ever came with Dana 44s in the front, from the factory. Some are saying their Cherokees (84-01) have Dana 44 in the front, only in South America and even there its rare. Its unclear whether or not they were installed from the factory or done by the Importer, probably to improve sales. It does seem pretty clear that Comanches never had them. Aftermarket or otherwise.
  13. I didnt even know the chief was a trim level. What was special about it, just a decal package? And the Laredo is under the Eliminator? But it has/had power windows, seats, locks, mirrors? I have an Eliminator and as far as I'm aware it was mostly special because it came with full skids (front, t-case, gas tank) and the Eliminator badging. AFAIK, everything else, like bucket seats and full gauges came on other trim levels as well.
  14. There are quite a few trim levels, but there are four that are most common. Starting with most basic. Pioneer Sport truck Eliminator Laredo 1986 models had year specific trim level(s), like Comanche X, maybe more even i don't know. Metric tonne is also a package, but i don't know if it is its own trim level? Bottom line, I'm 99% sure the one in the pictures is a Pioneer level. Bench seat, basic arm rests, basic gauge cluster, basic sterring wheel, no bed liner shell, these are all good indicators. Its very unlikely, but since it is a long bed, its possible it could be a metric tonne. I would have to see a picture of the rear axle differential to be certain.
  15. Just when I thought I was almost done, another wrinkle. Multibranch circuits aka Edison circuits. Never even heard of them until tonight. Now ive got to check everything again.
  16. Really? Thats quite surprising to hear. I figured modern electrical code would require all fixtures and switches to have a netural and ground conductor. I say this because modern dryers use a four prong plug consisting of 12/3 or bigger heavier such that there are two dedicated hot legs (red/black), a neutral and a ground. Would this step be necessary if the cable running to the light box was long enough to reach the switch box? No fabric or aluminum, thank god.
  17. Yes, I'm with you 100% even though there is a white wire there is no neutral wire in the above configuration, only bare copper ground and incoming (blk) and outgoing (wt) hot legs. But you would submit that this configuration, where there is no neutral, is not normal yes? And that if it were to be rewired according to todays electrical code, the white wire is used as and understood to be the neutral leg?
  18. Yes. In this configuration white is supposed to be netural, but in this instance it has been repurposed to save money. Thanks for the link, fortunately i am already well acquainted with multiway lights and how to wire them. The bit about NEC code i was not. This house is wired very oddly in my opinion. The use of the 12/3 has definitely made tracking circuits down a dair bit harder. Ive put in a lot of attic time on this job. Panel was completely blank and the home owners had already done significant demo, flipping breakers to see what turned on wasnt an option. Had to trace every single wire and dismantle every single junction box. Just finished tonight. Finally have the panel all figured out. Now its time to start running circuits to their new locations.
  19. Another wrinkle. Ive found several circuits that utilize 12/3 and separate the red and black into two single pole breakers (Red, black, white, bare) Tracking these circuits down has been extra fun, because there are a couple 3-way lights used in the house and 12/3 wire is used as jumper wire to connect outlets to junction boxes or switches to boxes.
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