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 vancouver40
Joined: 8/13/2005
Msg: 11
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if you're interested in a quad you should check out www.quads.ca for some good tips on atvs and places to ride them
 Captain Sargasmo
Joined: 10/12/2005
Msg: 14
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Posted: 4/8/2006 2:09:47 PM
heh...i get a kick out of all these big trucks and their owners...

not only are you shelling out way too much for gas...you're also polluting for no good reason, and messing up the world for future generations.

maybe try looking a little further ahead than redneck sports.

don't get me wrong, i understand that there's a need for larger vehicles...contractors need to get their supplies to places they're building, i haul several hundred pounds of freight around the coast Mon-Fri, and there are many other reasons to own a big, inefficient vehicle.

...but when you're daily driver is some kinda monster truck? well...perhaps you're compensating for something...or perhaps you just don't care that the high levels of pollution we have already in Vancouver are contributing to higher instances of athsma, allergies and respiratory problems.
 Captain Sargasmo
Joined: 10/12/2005
Msg: 16
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Posted: 4/8/2006 2:44:29 PM
yep...for work. V6 actually, company's van. i go out loaded to the roof with freight...and come back at least 1/2 full. so...until the day that people decide they no longer want parcels delivered, or their financial records updated and archived, those vans will be needed.

and that's what i was trying to get across before...a need versus a want. you, and like-minded people want to play with a big truck in the mud...whereas everyone needs their financial information to be correct.
 Captain Sargasmo
Joined: 10/12/2005
Msg: 19
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Posted: 4/8/2006 3:57:12 PM

I make my living in the oil and gas industry so when i use more fuel i am just creating job securety


i'm going to assume that you're kidding about the job security thing...because if you were serious, that would truly be sad.
 Captain Sargasmo
Joined: 10/12/2005
Msg: 22
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Posted: 4/8/2006 6:07:29 PM
oooh...now it's getting good!

this is what i like. debate.

like i said before...i totally understand business use. it makes sense. it's when these high-emission vehicles are being used for trips to the mall, picking up the kids...or otherwise as a personal use vehicle, that i can't understand the mentality.

why would someone purposely pollute more than they have to? it just doesn't make sense. it's that type of "in the moment" thinking that's gotten us where we are today...decreasing ozone, global warming, rising fuel costs, and the very possible reality of running out of fossil fuels in the next 75-100 years.

can anyone truly justify that?

...and as to the "working for peanuts" comment...maybe i don't make as much as you, and i'm ok with that. if making more money than me makes you feel good about yourself, then you may make up any figure you like, and we'll pretend that's what i make.
 MEAT_EATER
Joined: 9/14/2006
Msg: 35
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Posted: 9/21/2006 6:04:40 PM
lol you actually drive that jeep in public welder? that's a chick mobile!! hehe

no matter what you do to that jeep, it will always look girly haha

Toyota 4-runner is the best bet.

Sincerley
and HAPPY holidays
BEST wishes
CAREFULL driving
and always be safe GALS

MEAT
 Fishfancy
Joined: 1/31/2005
Msg: 38
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Posted: 12/19/2006 10:05:38 AM
What about my 94 Jeep YJ 4X4 4.0 litre in line 6. That ride is sweet to get to the places I fish and hunt.
PRO"S
Its got a 4 inch lift
Turns on a dime
Just like a quad but bigger and has a kick @ss stereo
Short wheel base for the washouts
Can go topless
You know your alive when driving it-hold on to your kidneys'
I look good in it
manual transmition-cant beat it

Con's
Not that much space for gear-small trailer would be good or a large roof rack
Known to tip over

No room for my enduro bike-again a trailer would be nice
The dogs are a little tight in there-100lb Black Lab and a fat Blue Healer
Small gas tank-carry a gas can both for the Jeep and the fire......now that's a fire

PS-always take tools, and extra belt,duct tape and some fuses..and a portable air pump too!

There's a pic of me,the JEEP and my belly boat on my profile...and the fish I got too. They made me take down the pic of the deer I got...damn animal rights...nice deer though.
I am a master butcher-9 years in the trade so any of you hunters need a lesson on How to cut up game 101 .....I am your girl!!!!!!

Have a 3/4 ton Chevy truck and sometimes got stuck when a 4X4 road ended and it always hit the back bumper in a wash out. The truck has 450,000 km now and is now my work truck.
No matter what you drive as long as it gets you to where the fish/game are then you got er beat...
Love the Backroads Map-it's like a Bible to me.
 4x4+geek
Joined: 4/7/2007
Msg: 51
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Posted: 1/28/2009 12:53:21 PM
The best "Stock" off-roaders I've seen in action were Range-Rovers and Land-Rovers. Toyotas have been much more relaible and are much less expensive. For poorly maintained logging roads the OP mentioned, anything 4x4 will suffice. Longer-weelbase trucks will tend to have more ground-clearance problems when crossing "water-bars."

http://www.roverlanders.bc.ca/
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