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Old 03-20-2011, 05:08 PM
 
Location: United States
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Trucks are stupid.
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Old 03-20-2011, 05:10 PM
 
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Trucks are stupid.
What an intelligent post, you must be full of usefull information
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Old 03-20-2011, 05:19 PM
 
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I wonder if some posters feel this is disgusting too........

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Old 03-20-2011, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Northeast Tennessee
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To me trucks shouldn't be raised.
Agreed!!

Its a matter of personal preference though, but I like them stock.
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Old 03-20-2011, 05:33 PM
 
Location: U.S.A.
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And what about people who customize their cars, lots of engine work etc. and never take them to the track or to car shows?

You feel the same way about them?
It depends... but for the most part no. Most modifications that people do to their vehicles go unseen and unnoticed until it is made known by the owner. This thread is about trucks. I am strictly speaking about the "trailer queen" trucks you see everywhere where their only purpose is to get noticed not to go off road or anything else.

While they are entitled to do as they please I am entitled to criticize with opinion. And just so we are clear I drive a big diesel pickup, so its not as if I have anything against trucks in general.
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Old 03-20-2011, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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Most raised trucks around here are used off road. Lots of hunters and fishermen who like to get to some hard to reach private spot. Some take it to an extreme and their truck looks like the early monster trucks.
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Old 03-20-2011, 08:02 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I think LOWERING a truck is ridiculous. If you wanted it lower, you should have bought a car. I do feel like lifting a truck is for younger folks (mid 20's and younger), and whenever I see a huge truck I automatically assume it is a high school kid.
That being said, I have a slightly lifted truck that stopped being fun years ago, and I can't wait to get rid of it. Before I buy a new car, we are paying off the wife's ride. There's no point in hurrying to get rid of a car that is paid off. We like to save money as much as possible. I'm going to get a fuel-efficient SUV or crossover with a trailer hitch and buy a trailer.
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Old 03-20-2011, 08:07 PM
 
Location: In my view finder.....
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I can't stand lifted trucks that obviously have never seen anything more than a curb in a mall parking lot. These morons will dump their life savings into making their truck look big and cool but never do anything but drive it on pavement... yeah its their money and to each their own but they are still douche's in my book. And to be fair these people are usually trying to compensate for a lack of intelligence for the most part.
I think you nailed it. I think the op is talking about the folks you speak about.

I agree with the op and you.
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Old 03-20-2011, 09:27 PM
 
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I've been driving 4WD's for 40 years--over some of the roughest trails in the United States. Not only are radically lifted trucks practically useless for most backcountry work, they also have dangerously high centers of gravity that makes them quite unstable on the highway, as well. About the only time that a radically lifted truck makes sense is for use as a "swamp buggy" in the swamps and bayous of the South--but I'd bet the lifted trucks that are actually used for that purpose make up a minuscule percentage of the lifted trucks out there. Most people driving those moronic lifted trucks are "Main Street 4-wheelers" who think their piece-of-crap truck looks "cool."

Now, a lot of later model 4WD's do need a "mild" lift--usually less than 4"--to improve their ground clearance for serious backcountry trail work, but--again--most 4WD's never see anything rougher than a gravel road. My "beater" 4WD has a 3" lift kit that gives it about a 10" minimum ground clearance--more than enough clearance to handle some quite nasty trails--but I actually use my 4WD for both work and pleasure in areas where such capability is a necessity. Go look on the trails that I drive and you won't see any of the radically lifted trucks at all. For one thing, their center of gravity is so poor that they will roll over on even a mild sidehill slope. Radically lifted trucks are just another way to separate fools from their money.
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Old 03-20-2011, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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I think it all depends on why they lifted it. If they lifted it to look cool, I think they're on the wrong track.

I lifted my truck for a couple reasons. I regularly feed horses in 2+ ft of snow. I need ground clearence and more meat. Often times I will run in snow that goes over my pumpkins, but below the body. Also, I spend a lot of time with all 4 chained up. If it's not snow, it's mud or rough terrain.
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