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    Honda Talon

    I dunno...........somebody felt like riding the wheels off this one.
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    Towing with Gas powered truck

    Apologies to the OP for getting a little off the subject, but we're going through this company for repair parts and the MDS delete software. If your vehicle is still under warranty, I'd shy away from any retro fit. http://www.modernmusclextreme.com/
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    Towing with Gas powered truck

    Sent you a PM. The truck the dealer "fixed" is back in our shop, with our one of our fleet techs redoing all the repair work after a little over 5000 miles. The company paid the dealer north of $4000 for the original repair. I attached a couple of pictures of the lifter and what it did to the cam lobe. The bad lifter is the one responsible for shutting down the intake valve when MDS is activated. You can see how the roller in the faulty lifter is collapsed compared to a non-MDS intake lifter. Make no mistake about it, I'm a Ram fan, but if I ever buy another one it will be a 2500/3500 diesel. Just my personal experience. Your mileage may vary.
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    Towing with Gas powered truck

    I think CRUSTY's implying....."You da man" It doesn't matter what's around his neck. Whatever it is, he hunted it down, killed it, skinned it, sewed it into the cloak, cooked the meat and served it up to his loyal subjects. Just a guess. I won't admit to watching the show either.
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    Towing with Gas powered truck

    2012 Ram Power Wagon 5.7 Hemi w/ 4:56 gears. It tows OK, but nothing to write home about. Tows a roughly 6000 lb. boat fine or a 26' enclosed w/ sand car or 1700 ish lb. X-3 kinda OK too. Mileage is under 10mpg towing......maybe 8. My work truck is a 2014 Ram Power Wagon w/ a 6.4 Hemi and 3:73 gearing. Big difference in ride quality when Ram updated the suspension in 2014 (much better). Noticeable difference in power between the two with the 6.4 being much more responsive in every day driving. But, we're talking different transmissions and gearing too. But, you know, the 5.7 Hemi V8 is no slouch either. I'll give you this warning before you spend money on a Hemi with Chrysler's MDS (Multi-displacement System). Two of the three 2014 6.4's our organization bought have $hit the bed because of the MDS system. I have pictures, and it ain't pretty. One was at the dealer three months and is going down again after less than 10,000 miles. The Phoenix area dealer's repair was so bad that our fleet mechanics will be doing the work themselves on the current one (second of the three to implode), and mine, if it goes bad too. They've actually sourced parts and an MDS delete from an east coast Hemi specialties company. We're probably done with the 6.4 Power Wagons after buying 11 of them. The previous 2008 5.7 Hemi Power Wagons w/o MDS were great trucks and brought decent prices at auctions even though they all were approaching 200,000 miles.
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    Mid engine Vette 7/18/19

    Now, there's something you don't see every day. NY pedestrians obeying the Don't Walk signal.
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    Crazy things you see in Glamis

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    Weird things you see at work or anywhere else

    Those two geese have their ducks in a row. They put my wife's brother and his wife to shame when it comes to being parents. Their TWO kids run around the place flailing their arms, screaming like their hair is on fire while both "adult" parents sit on the couch, checking their phones and tablets, oblivious to the fact that their kids are acting like untrained chimps. And that comparison, really, is an insult to all chimps.
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    Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

    Iz yore dog's name Elvis?
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    RIP Schwinn

    Saddens me. I thought he was going to beat it. RIP
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    LS7 Stroker Build by Alper Motorsports

    Thank you. I do feel a little dirty after that!
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    FORD DIESEL MECHANIC

    That's actually in Catalina, north of Tucson but closer to Phoenix/Peoria. What's your buddy's name and how well do you know his diesel tech? I'm wondering because the shop's not far from me and I'm looking for someone I can trust with a CAT C9 and a 7.3 peestroke. Who should I say recommended his shop?
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    Crazy things you see in Glamis

    Thanks I.S. That's a classic.
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    Boondocking 1 night in back of my truck in Phoenix

    It is a little bit closer to L.A. Maybe it's just the overflow.
  15. Thanks for sharing. The ammo you listed seems legit with good defensive ballistics. I like the idea of flash suppressed powder.......+1. 10mm = B(freekin)OOM. You make a head shot with the 10mm, the bad guy won't even hear it. (might see some of the muzzle flash though) It's good to have a plan. As with all of Underwood Ammo™ rounds, we utilize flash suppressed powder so that your vision will not be compromised if it becomes necessary to use your firearm in low light.
  16. Wow. I'm glad, so far, I've only had to deal with Rattlesnakes in my neighborhood. That theory interests me. Would you be willing to expound on that in this open forum?
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    Found snake in my house

    I've heard that. Less than a mile away, they can make it back to their area. I used to have the fire guys remove them. I walked past a HUGE one in our garage in 2005 ish. I mean, it was big and fat. It's girth scared me, so I called the F.D. Took two of them, both with snake poles, what seemed like a really long time to get it into the trap. It was pissed, and strong. I'd guess it was 4 or 5 feet long. It was wiggling so much none of us could tell. You're lucky. My daughter brought home a rescue Calico. Damn cat got bit by one on our back porch. Cost us about $1700 to keep her alive. I spotted the snake two days later......at least I think it was the same one. Either way, guilt by association. Death by shovel. Probably a member of the same snake gang, so I didn't feel any remorse.
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    Found snake in my house

    Oro Valley, Az. It's a few miles north of Tucson. There are several species of Rattlesnake in Arizona. I'm not a snake doctor so I don't know which type these were. All I know is, if it has a rattle, it can't rent a hole on our lot. I don't hate snakes so I don't kill 'em. I use a snake pole to put them in a 5 gallon bucket & then put the lid on it. I put the bucket in my work truck & release them in the desert on the far west side of Tucson where I work. The snakes this year, so far, weren't overly big and didn't put up much of a fight. They were all about 20' to 50' from our patio in our desert landscaped back yard. It's pretty common here. Our subdivision is acre lots with asphalt streets in what used to be lush desert. Use common sense during "snake season", be aware of your surroundings, don't reach in where you can't see and don't leave your garage open without checking the area. It's a delicate balance......traffic or snakes. I'm pretty sure traffic would've killed me by now. So far, I have an OK record with snakes.
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    Found snake in my house

    Since last Tuesday, I've removed three Rattlesnakes from our back yard. The King snake took care of this one. Gooood boy!
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    Joke of the day

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    There's Something About A Tattoo...

    OK. Reeled in.
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    SxS dune roll video for analysis

    I believe they are. The loop in the lanyard goes through where the 5th point attaches to the lap belts. Then adjust the lanyard accordingly with the double D-rings. Someone else chime in if there's a better system for the PRPs. I use my Crow restraints with Simpson 5 points. And, if you stop rolling when yore upside down, you have a free arm to brace yourself against the roof when gravity takes over when you pop your restraints...........er, so I've heard!
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    SxS dune roll video for analysis

    No. It belongs to some guy named Google. We love our X3 RC and I think it dunes fine. I have a very good friend with a built up Maverick, but he won't dune it. It's for the desert only. He brings his sand car to the dunes. Since you're newer to the dunes, starting a thread like this is a good idea and will help you learn. Some of the advice has come from members that started on two wheelers and worked their way up to SxS's and sand cars. Real world experience and advice. Let me reiterate what ABC and others mentioned. Wrist restraints if you don't already have them. I have them for the X3, and all four seats in my sand car. For some reason, I like the Crows. They're simple and work great with 4 or 5 point restraints. Cheap insurance. https://www.amazon.com/Crow-Restraints-Polaris-Can-Am-Maverick/dp/B0741XWPBQ/ref=sr_1_1?hvadid=238266983194&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=1013442&hvnetw=g&hvpos=1t1&hvqmt=e&hvrand=10748157658652360041&hvtargid=aud-647006051489%3Akwd-392404045184&keywords=crow+wrist+restraints&qid=1553711422&s=gateway&sr=8-1
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    SxS dune roll video for analysis

    You've got a pretty awesome sense of humor there, Phoenix. Socal is wise. Avoid the Raptor. At least until Ford dumps the V6 and starts dropping the 7.0L in them.
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    Prevost Coach

    That's disgusting. It looks like it was parked in downtown Seattle overnight.

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