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Re: ZR2 diesel test drive & test tow

Post by Retired BLM Rig » Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:33 am

Twinstick, if you still have your OE alternator, you should reinstall it and sell your 270 in the classified section. The dealer won't give you any better trade-in value for it. If that's too much work, just sell your OE unit, I bet someone might be interested in it.

I could be interested in the 270, depending on your asking price. :secret:

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Re: ZR2 diesel test drive & test tow

Post by TwinStick » Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:06 pm

Yup, I thought about that. But it's been cold, windy, snowy and rainy here lately. No motivation to undo that right now anyways. It also has a 2/0 gauge lugged cable w/300 amp fuse, in addition to the factory cable, that goes from alt to battery. It's bolted to firewall and zip tied & all my light wiring is zip tied to it as well. If I get ambitious, I will let you know.
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.

So, say what you will. PW turned into a money pit. Was no longer a joy to drive. Hoping that this downsized 4x4 with lockers will fill the bill & have minimal problems, but..... As long as manufacturers keep making engineers design things that fail soon after warranty is up, we are going nowhere fast. Regardless of what you buy. :rockon:

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Re: ZR2 diesel test drive & test tow

Post by TwinStick » Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:13 pm

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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.

So, say what you will. PW turned into a money pit. Was no longer a joy to drive. Hoping that this downsized 4x4 with lockers will fill the bill & have minimal problems, but..... As long as manufacturers keep making engineers design things that fail soon after warranty is up, we are going nowhere fast. Regardless of what you buy. :rockon:

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Re: ZR2 diesel test drive & test tow

Post by TwinStick » Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:19 pm

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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.

So, say what you will. PW turned into a money pit. Was no longer a joy to drive. Hoping that this downsized 4x4 with lockers will fill the bill & have minimal problems, but..... As long as manufacturers keep making engineers design things that fail soon after warranty is up, we are going nowhere fast. Regardless of what you buy. :rockon:

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Re: ZR2 diesel test drive & test tow

Post by TwinStick » Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:20 pm

Not sure why pics turned out sideways. They are right side up on my phone.
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.

So, say what you will. PW turned into a money pit. Was no longer a joy to drive. Hoping that this downsized 4x4 with lockers will fill the bill & have minimal problems, but..... As long as manufacturers keep making engineers design things that fail soon after warranty is up, we are going nowhere fast. Regardless of what you buy. :rockon:

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Re: ZR2 diesel test drive & test tow

Post by Punishher7 » Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:08 pm

Great looking truck!


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Re: ZR2 diesel test drive & test tow

Post by TwinStick » Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:35 pm

Thanks. About the same color as the Power Wagon.
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.

So, say what you will. PW turned into a money pit. Was no longer a joy to drive. Hoping that this downsized 4x4 with lockers will fill the bill & have minimal problems, but..... As long as manufacturers keep making engineers design things that fail soon after warranty is up, we are going nowhere fast. Regardless of what you buy. :rockon:

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Re: ZR2 diesel test drive & test tow

Post by 04Ram2500Hemi » Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:28 pm

TwinStick wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:20 pm
Not sure why pics turned out sideways. They are right side up on my phone.
They are straight on my wiiPod.

I think it would be cool if you did a build thread on your new truck. You’ve been a huge part of the Power Wagon Family, and I’d like to get your thoughts with the Colorado as time goes by.
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Re: ZR2 diesel test drive & test tow

Post by TwinStick » Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:41 pm

04Ram2500Hemi wrote:
Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:28 pm
TwinStick wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:20 pm
Not sure why pics turned out sideways. They are right side up on my phone.
They are straight on my wiiPod.

I think it would be cool if you did a build thread on your new truck. You’ve been a huge part of the Power Wagon Family, and I’d like to get your thoughts with the Colorado as time goes by.
Are you serious ? If so, I will. Will the moderators allow that ?

Those other forums are certainly a LOT more prim & proper. Seems many have drank the koolaid. No other brand BUT Chevy. That is difficult for me. I already dropped the WTF bomb & was cautioned about it !!! WTF !!! :wtf: LOL

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.
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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.

So, say what you will. PW turned into a money pit. Was no longer a joy to drive. Hoping that this downsized 4x4 with lockers will fill the bill & have minimal problems, but..... As long as manufacturers keep making engineers design things that fail soon after warranty is up, we are going nowhere fast. Regardless of what you buy. :rockon:

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Re: ZR2 diesel test drive & test tow

Post by OffroadTreks » Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:58 pm

Nah. No one cares about that gay truck :poke: :thppt: :run:
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Re: ZR2 diesel test drive & test tow

Post by TwinStick » Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:14 pm

Yup, my new gay truck, for castrated Power Wagon owners ! LOL :lol: :rockon:
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.

So, say what you will. PW turned into a money pit. Was no longer a joy to drive. Hoping that this downsized 4x4 with lockers will fill the bill & have minimal problems, but..... As long as manufacturers keep making engineers design things that fail soon after warranty is up, we are going nowhere fast. Regardless of what you buy. :rockon:


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Re: ZR2 diesel test drive & test tow

Post by DamageWagon » Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:41 pm

I still vote for OneStickTwoKnobs

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Re: ZR2 diesel test drive & test tow

Post by RustyPW » Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:10 pm

DamageWagon wrote:
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I still vote for OneStickTwoKnobs
I can no longer call him 2sticky. :roll:
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Re: ZR2 diesel test drive & test tow

Post by Reloaderguy » Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:47 pm

"ZR2 Fag" would be inappropriate and I would not like mods to change his screen name to it.

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Re: ZR2 diesel test drive & test tow

Post by RustyPW » Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:06 pm

Reloaderguy wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:47 pm
"ZR2 Fag" would be inappropriate and I would not like mods to change his screen name to it.
Could change it to Dickless..........ah......mean Stickless.



He can no longer use this. :winchmob: As he no longer has one.
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Re: ZR2 diesel test drive & test tow

Post by DamageWagon » Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:16 pm

Did all your periods sync?

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Re: ZR2 diesel test drive & test tow

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Did all your periods sync?
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Re: ZR2 diesel test drive & test tow

Post by Low_Sky » Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:13 pm

DamageWagon wrote:Did all your periods sync?
Things have been getting weirdly sexual around here lately. I remember when this was a forum about Power Wagons, not gender identity or sexual orientation.


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Re: ZR2 diesel test drive & test tow

Post by 13powerwagon » Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:17 pm

Low_Sky wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:13 pm
DamageWagon wrote:Did all your periods sync?
Things have been getting weirdly sexual around here lately. I remember when this was a forum about Power Wagons, not gender identity or sexual orientation.


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Re: ZR2 diesel test drive & test tow

Post by RustyPW » Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:34 pm

13powerwagon wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:17 pm
Low_Sky wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:13 pm
DamageWagon wrote:Did all your periods sync?
Things have been getting weirdly sexual around here lately. I remember when this was a forum about Power Wagons, not gender identity or sexual orientation.


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Speaking of identity, what if his new truck identifies as a powerwagon?
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Re: ZR2 diesel test drive & test tow

Post by RustyPW » Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:35 pm

Low_Sky wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:13 pm
DamageWagon wrote:Did all your periods sync?
Things have been getting weirdly sexual around here lately. I remember when this was a forum about Power Wagons, not gender identity or sexual orientation.


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Re: ZR2 diesel test drive & test tow

Post by OffroadTreks » Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:18 pm

13powerwagon wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:17 pm
Low_Sky wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:13 pm
DamageWagon wrote:Did all your periods sync?
Things have been getting weirdly sexual around here lately. I remember when this was a forum about Power Wagons, not gender identity or sexual orientation.


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Re: ZR2 diesel test drive & test tow

Post by Bill2014 » Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:46 am

BoldAdventure wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:18 pm
13powerwagon wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:17 pm
Low_Sky wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:13 pm


Things have been getting weirdly sexual around here lately. I remember when this was a forum about Power Wagons, not gender identity or sexual orientation.


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Speaking of identity, what if his new truck identifies as a powerwagon?
Then we all have to use the proper pronoun and pretend an apple is an orange.
Just call a spade a spade...

Now it's time to put our heads together as a group and pick a new "appropriate" screen name and get it assigned! :popcorn:
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Post by Bill2014 » Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:01 am

RustyPW wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:35 pm
Low_Sky wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:13 pm
DamageWagon wrote:Did all your periods sync?
Things have been getting weirdly sexual around here lately. I remember when this was a forum about Power Wagons, not gender identity or sexual orientation.


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