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MFL

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Guess I'm still juvenile. Maybe turning 49 (for the first time) this year, I'll grow up a little!


Nah...you will be same at 49! NEXT YEAR, holy $hitt!! Get rid of those lifted rigs, performance car, etc. At 50 you will have to take orders from wife and son, as he'll be able to kick your a$$ at that stage of life![emoticon]

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Well you can save some height by getting a DRW! we moved from a 2001 Ram 2500 4X4 to a 2016 Ram 3500 DRW and only gained one inch in height. Both stock height.

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MFL wrote:

Grit dog wrote:



Guess I'm still juvenile. Maybe turning 49 (for the first time) this year, I'll grow up a little!


Nah...you will be same at 49! NEXT YEAR, holy $hitt!! Get rid of those lifted rigs, performance car, etc. At 50 you will have to take orders from wife and son, as he'll be able to kick your a$$ at that stage of life![emoticon]

Jerry


Haha, so true, except I've been preparing for this...been taking orders from the Admiral for the better part of 30 years, so I'm well-trained and conditioned.
And the secret to the vehicles is early on, I got her hooked on fast cars and big trucks. It generally required me giving up MY car or truck to her when we were dating so I could get the honor of repairing her [email protected] box little car or suv (Her dad was smart here too, I saw him taking advantage of this deal, but I got additional fringe benefits....).
So once we wuz hitched, it was "Honey I want a big truck...Honey I like THAT car...")
So now thye're all "hers". The hot rod is "her" summer car, the brodozer is "her" winter rig. And I still get to fix them all....

And fortunately our boys are not large individuals, so it'll be a while before they can whip my @ss, unless they teamed up!


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Well you can save some height by getting a DRW! we moved from a 2001 Ram 2500 4X4 to a 2016 Ram 3500 DRW and only gained one inch in height. Both stock height.

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That's just because Dodge was the OG bad @ss truck back when 2nd Gens came out! And still are!
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MT BOB wrote:

A stock f150,or 1/2t chevy needs a ladder for me to get into it!And don't get me started on the height of the bed rails!

I personally thought we would have gotten away from this "jacked up" ****,as it only costs fuel economy.But I guess we now have another generation that wants to "look cool".

And get off my lawn!!


Are you a midget? (Or what is the correct term? Little person?)

I guess I feel sorry for you if you somehow missed out on a generation that wanted to "look cool."
In the 80s/90s I was lifting my trucks and lowering my cars and spending money on wheels.
Pretty sure that was happening before my gen too. I recall my dad having a 57 Chevy, back when it was just a Chevy, but a cool one!

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Ford actually dropped the F250 a couple of inches for 2021 because of complaints about it being too high. I wish that they would do like Ram and offer air suspension for a more level ride all the time and kneeling for loading. Same for all of there trucks.

I am 5'9" and can barely see over the bed rail of some of new trucks. That is why I keep an OLD Ranger around for light duty truck jobs. It is so much easier to load and unload and I don't $2k worth of steps to get in and out.

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As for trucks, I agree, they keep jacking them up to appeal to young people who think it's cool I guess. For someone like me who uses a truck for work the higher bed and sides make it harder to load things in and out and harder to reach my tool bins and see into them. I don't know if I will ever change.


Guess I'm still juvenile. Maybe turning 49 (for the first time) this year, I'll grow up a little!
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That square body is really nice and I'd bet it's got a lift. I have no problem with lifted trucks. They look nice. If you want to lift a truck have at it. My problem is with them coming higher and higher from the factory. Those of us who don't want to have to work out of a tall truck all day every day don't have a choice when they come that way.


Lol, leave us tall people alone! I said that for years they need to make cars and trucks bigger so us tall people can fit in them and see out the windsheild without having to squat in the drivers seat. I will say, the new trucks are fine for me! [emoticon]


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I like the taller trucks. I'd level my 2015 and throw 35's on it except we currently have a fifth wheel and even more importantly I don't think it would fit through my garage door. If we switch to a travel trailer I'll may bust out the tape measure, though.


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I would think that with all the fuel efficiency mandates they would be lowering their trucks. I really like the looks of a 2WD long bed truck, they actually look usable, too bad you can’t get a truck with the stance of a 2WD with 4WD.

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