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Old 09-25-2020, 10:58 AM   #16
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Agree with the "It's a truck" part. I think my move is going to be convincing one of my kids to get a truck... So I can borrow it
The other thought was to get rid of it, sell my beloved 4Runner and get an actual newish truck so I could pull a trailer of some sort. But man, I dont wanna get into all that bs. It's paid for! And has charming rattles because the windows are all messed up.
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Old 09-25-2020, 11:05 AM   #17
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Old 09-25-2020, 11:06 AM   #18
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The other thought was to get rid of it, sell my beloved 4Runner and get an actual newish truck so I could pull a trailer of some sort. But man, I dont wanna get into all that bs. It's paid for! And has charming rattles because the windows are all messed up.
I sold my 95 Ranger about two years ago, and I still miss it. I could actually fix it when it broke, and it had charming oil leaks.
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Old 09-25-2020, 11:06 AM   #19
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My son calls it "blasty-ass pickup" because of the racket it makes. Fuel injection too! Its a B2600i. I might sell it to one of you if you ask nice!
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Old 09-25-2020, 11:07 AM   #20
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it's basically a Ford Ranger, iirc.
That didn't happen until '94.
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Old 09-25-2020, 11:31 AM   #22
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It isn't horribly out of the way but Brandon Tire in San rafael takes EXCELLENT care of me. Bruce listens and gets it.
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No, I could go to San Rafael. Hope he works Saturdays! I am just looking for somebody who will be practical like you guys are, to the situation.

PS. Mine doesn't even leak oil. Just coolant because of a $5 drain plug which I keep wantin to get around to. But its behind oiling my bike chain so......

See, you guys are giving me support in my domestic situation!

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Old 09-25-2020, 11:37 AM   #23
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Or the original LTX MS2 are more comfortable but less truck oriented. I have two of these on the front and two defenders on the rear. Happy with the ride quality and lack of noise. Wearing well so far.
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Keep in mind the quality Michelinís will weather check well before they wear out. Iím having a similar debate on my T100, not wanting to spend the $200 + for premium since Iíve also got a car now. I saw the size for $100 at Wallyís but still got a few miles to Lincolnís ears.
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Brandon's did 4 Cooper Discoveries on my Tundra for $650 mounted and balanced.
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No, I could go to San Rafael. Hope he works Saturdays! I am just looking for somebody who will be practical like you guys are, to the situation.

PS. Mine doesn't even leak oil. Just coolant because of a $5 drain plug which I keep wantin to get around to. But its behind oiling my bike chain so......

See, you guys are giving me support in my domestic situation!
Buy four online from Amazon, and pay sixty bucks to the nearest tire store to mount them. Total cost, $400 including mounting.
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Old 09-26-2020, 08:57 AM   #28
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If snow/rain were a super high priority, then it's clear choice for me with the Bridgestone Blizzaks. They're really soft though, you can flip through the grooves like a stack of cards, so not a great summer commuter tire. Perfectly fine for the occasional use truck though.
I dunno about that. Blizzaks are magical in snow/ice and the absolute suck on dry pavement. I've never heard of anyone driving on them year-round.
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Well now you have!

We have them on an old Expy and it's the occasional use vehicle in the spring/summer/fall. I've driven a few times in the peak summer from east of Colfax to Davis/Woodland and back, local grocery runs and whatnot. They're holding up well. You'd be throwing money away as a daily though, plus heaven help you if thought you could rail anything in the summer with them. Totally fine for the occasional use in the offseason.
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