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Re: ZR2 diesel test drive & test tow

Post by verdesardog » Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:15 am

:poke: Come on guys, can't we all get along? I remember when I got my Diesel Ram every one was joshing me, now it's twinstick with a Chvey. Any truck that gets you where you want to go and back again is ok in my world. He can always put a winch in his truck and still be in the winch mob. :cheers:
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Re: ZR2 diesel test drive & test tow

Post by 13powerwagon » Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:42 am

verdesardog wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:15 am
:poke: Come on guys, can't we all get along? I remember when I got my Diesel Ram every one was joshing me, now it's twinstick with a Chvey. Any truck that gets you where you want to go and back again is ok in my world. He can always put a winch in his truck and still be in the winch mob. :cheers:
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Re: ZR2 diesel test drive & test tow

Post by TankerZak » Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:07 pm

So if he buys a PW again but can't get a manual does he have to change his user name to Reknob? Sorry, i just couldn't damn resist that one...

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Re: ZR2 diesel test drive & test tow

Post by OffroadTreks » Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:31 pm

verdesardog wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:15 am
:poke: Come on guys, can't we all get along? I remember when I got my Diesel Ram every one was joshing me, now it's twinstick with a Chvey. Any truck that gets you where you want to go and back again is ok in my world. He can always put a winch in his truck and still be in the winch mob. :cheers:
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Re: ZR2 diesel test drive & test tow

Post by olyelr » Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:53 pm

verdesardog wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:15 am
... He can always put a winch in his truck and still be in the winch mob. :cheers:
"In", as in plop it in the bed or toolbox?

Id let him stick around with the user name singlestickandaknob.
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Re: ZR2 diesel test drive & test tow

Post by olyelr » Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:54 pm

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So far, my biggest complaint, which was my WTF moment, is : It seems all the new trucks, regardless of brand, have tailgates that do not open all the way and are not level/even with the bed. There are fixes for the Fords & Dodges but not mine. Mine opens about 88* instead of 90*. When I remove the cables & put a level on the tailgate & hold it level, it is still about 1/8" higher than the tailgate !!! So, when cables are on & you lay something long in the bed, it touches just the very end of tailgate & does not touch the bed until the wheel wells ! :wtf: I mean REALLY, HTF does that happen ? Were 2 engineers just sitting around when 1 said " hey, I have an idea, lets take something that has worked fine for 100 years & totally fuck it up, for no reason in particular " ? Maybe they saved 1/2" of cable. Seriously, I can think of no logical reason for them to do that.
Hell, if thats the worst thing you can find wrong with the truck I think you are doing good!
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Re: ZR2 diesel test drive & test tow

Post by Bill2014 » Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:45 pm

olyelr wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:54 pm
TwinStick wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:41 pm


So far, my biggest complaint, which was my WTF moment, is : It seems all the new trucks, regardless of brand, have tailgates that do not open all the way and are not level/even with the bed. There are fixes for the Fords & Dodges but not mine. Mine opens about 88* instead of 90*. When I remove the cables & put a level on the tailgate & hold it level, it is still about 1/8" higher than the tailgate !!! So, when cables are on & you lay something long in the bed, it touches just the very end of tailgate & does not touch the bed until the wheel wells ! :wtf: I mean REALLY, HTF does that happen ? Were 2 engineers just sitting around when 1 said " hey, I have an idea, lets take something that has worked fine for 100 years & totally fuck it up, for no reason in particular " ? Maybe they saved 1/2" of cable. Seriously, I can think of no logical reason for them to do that.
Hell, if thats the worst thing you can find wrong with the truck I think you are doing good!
I vote that the Buffalo cold shortened his tailgate cables! :rofl:

If I were him, I would take it back to the dealer to fix it - and give them a good reaming !!!!! Don't hold back! :angry:
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Re: ZR2 diesel test drive & test tow

Post by olyelr » Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:39 pm

LMAO!!!!
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Re: ZR2 diesel test drive & test tow

Post by RustyPW » Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:51 pm

olyelr wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:39 pm
LMAO!!!!
2X! :rofl:
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Re: ZR2 diesel test drive & test tow

Post by TwinStick » Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:43 am

Change my user name to 2019 ZR2 Red.

Or, No more TwinStick.
Traded to 2019 ZR2, Red.

4Runner was a GREAT vehicle but could not even tow our 6x10 enclosed utility trailer comfortably, even when it was empty-ish.

It was time. Truck was still leaking BADLY every time it rained or snowed & melted. It was leaking at every single gasket (rear window, front window, all 4 doors). You could sit inside & watch it run down the inside of windshield, rear window & drip off the upper side door beams. It was molding on the inside & starting to stink. Needed new steering gearbox, shocks, new upgraded T-style steering, tires, brake lines, d/s manifold bolts that are barely recognizable due to rust-removed & replaced. Everyone around here would not even touch em once they looked at them.

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Re: ZR2 diesel test drive & test tow

Post by Bill2014 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:29 pm

TwinStick wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:43 am
Change my user name to 2019 ZR2 Red.

Or, No more TwinStick.
No way man - your tailgate doesn't even go all the way down... :rofl:
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Re: ZR2 diesel test drive & test tow

Post by RustyPW » Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:38 pm

Bill2014 wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:29 pm
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Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:43 am
Change my user name to 2019 ZR2 Red.

Or, No more TwinStick.
No way man - your tailgate doesn't even go all the way down... :rofl:
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Re: ZR2 diesel test drive & test tow

Post by Bill2014 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:50 am

What happened to TwinStick? I can't find his account... We need an Amber Alert! :jawdrop:
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Re: ZR2 diesel test drive & test tow

Post by RustyPW » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:13 pm

Bill2014 wrote:
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What happened to TwinStick? I can't find his account... We need an Amber Alert! :jawdrop:
He'll be back after he gets banned on ZR2 forums. :rofl:
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Re: ZR2 diesel test drive & test tow

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Re: ZR2 diesel test drive & test tow

Post by RustyPW » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:32 pm

Reloaderguy wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:09 pm
I think I found him: https://zr2zone.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1047
That HAS to be him. :lol: Handle of Twinsticks.

"Ok, this is going to sound weird, I recently bought a red 2019 ZR2 diesel. It's a honey of a truck; it's quiet, smooth, and pulls my TT almost like a fullsize. However, recently the Power Wagons have really been catching my eye. I can't believe I'm asking this, my wife is going to have a fit, but would you guys trade your ZR2 diesel straight across for a new Power Wagon? There's nothing wrong with the ZR2 but I can't help it, the Power Wagons just look so good to me. What would you guys do? Help me out please!"


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Re: ZR2 diesel test drive & test tow

Post by Bill2014 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:19 pm

Retired BLM Rig wrote:
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I think I found him: https://zr2zone.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1047
:rofl: Very clever! :rofl:
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Re: ZR2 diesel test drive & test tow

Post by RustyPW » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:34 pm

He's got 2 replies on his thread. The first one is from a former PW owner. Telling him don't do it.
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Re: ZR2 diesel test drive & test tow

Post by vanished » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:10 am

:lol: :lol: :lol:
:poke: :poke: :poke:
:doh: :doh: :doh:
You guys sure do keep it interesting here...
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Re: ZR2 diesel test drive & test tow

Post by coder » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:37 pm

The ZR2 is a great little truck I can't wait to see some pics, I bet the hardest thing to adjust to will be the small size other than that I think you made a wise choice. Just don't forget to pull that airbag fuse before you go off road!
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Re: ZR2 diesel test drive & test tow

Post by RustyPW » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:28 pm

He wants to run bigger tires now. :rofl:

"OK, I think you guys have me talked down from the ledge. This ZR2 is pretty great and I'm totally happy with it. Last question, what originally got me interested in the Power Wagon was the giant tires some guys run. What's the biggest tire I can fit under my ZR2? I've heard some conflicting recommendations, some guys say 35 and some say 315. I was kind of thinking 37's would look cool or maybe 40's with a little trimming. Anyone gone that big?"
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Re: ZR2 diesel test drive & test tow

Post by olyelr » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:26 pm

That is soooo not twinstick. You can tell by the nature of his post.

Sounds more like reloader to me lmao!
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Re: ZR2 diesel test drive & test tow

Post by Bill2014 » Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:06 pm

olyelr wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:26 pm
That is soooo not twinstick. You can tell by the nature of his post.

Sounds more like reloader to me lmao!
Maybe twinstick has become more "refined" now that he's hanging with the mini pickup fellas... :popcorn:
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Re: ZR2 diesel test drive & test tow

Post by RustyPW » Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:44 pm

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