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Old 11-16-2012, 02:17 PM   #26
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Didn’t say I was buying another vehicle it was just one of those “Hmm is there a fast and fun vehicle that will do all the things I need it to”.

I have access to a mini-van and with a little scheduling I can get what I need. For instance my wife needs her van by 10:00 tomorrow so either late tonight I need to remove the seats and go to the depot for drywall or first thing tomorrow morning. Not a big deal just not convenient.

Or as many have listed here I can buy a tow hitch and a small trailer.

The closest I’ll go would be a CTS-V wagon which will haul everything except the really bulky stuff.
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Old 11-16-2012, 04:17 PM   #27
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I don't see plywood fitting into a SRT8 Jeep

Neither do I. My wife's 08 Grand Cherokee (V6, but its the same thing for cargo) doesn't fit much more than my Forester does. The only advantage it has is having shallower wheel wells inside the vehicle and a *touch* more length. It also gets worse gas mileage, has crappy visibility, and not much more payload or towing capacity. It does ride & handle nicely for something weighing almost 5,000 lbs...

I agree with the trailer guys. Its pretty easy to haul with Subarus and you don't make tons of compromises all of the other times you don't need the space.
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:05 PM   #28
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:13 PM   #29
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^^^^ This has been by far the best response ^^^^
.............textual responses not withstanding
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Old 11-17-2012, 06:17 AM   #30
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And it takes up very little space when folded up
Did you buy or make this? Me likey.
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:06 PM   #31
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You already have a good car. Make it work for you.
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:49 AM   #32
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he said Fast, have you driven these friggin turds?

Im partial to my weekend hauler. Runs 11's(not stock), will haul my motorcycle or any load of crap I throw in the bed(tail gate down) and is a total blast too. Throw the suspension work I have in(full hotchkis, bilstein shocks, panhard bar, hotchkis sways) and it carves one helluva corner too
If youre looking to keep it stock, they run low 13's out of the box and can be hand for 12-13k all day long, which is half the price of the dodges.
Wait, you'll call a stock Silverado SS slow and then recommend a modded F-150 Lightning that'll run 11's. You do realize it doesn't take much modding to get a Silverado SS into the 12's, which isn't exactly slow for a truck. Add in the AWD of the SS and I'd say it's the better buy than the Lightning. But that's just my opinion.


Personally, having actually hauled stuff, I don't see how speed matters. Most people, when hauling things, tend to drive slower as not to damage or lose the load. If you're worried about said vehicle being "fun" to drive any other day of the week then why not have a second/third car? Why not buy a 10 year old pick-up for hauling when necessary (cheap to buy, cheap to insure, and old Ford/Chevy pick-ups are still rather reliable). Then keep whatever you have now for your daily driver or toy.
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:24 PM   #33
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:42 PM   #34
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Wait, you'll call a stock Silverado SS slow and then recommend a modded F-150 Lightning that'll run 11's. You do realize it doesn't take much modding to get a Silverado SS into the 12's, which isn't exactly slow for a truck. Add in the AWD of the SS and I'd say it's the better buy than the Lightning. But that's just my opinion.


Personally, having actually hauled stuff, I don't see how speed matters. Most people, when hauling things, tend to drive slower as not to damage or lose the load. If you're worried about said vehicle being "fun" to drive any other day of the week then why not have a second/third car? Why not buy a 10 year old pick-up for hauling when necessary (cheap to buy, cheap to insure, and old Ford/Chevy pick-ups are still rather reliable). Then keep whatever you have now for your daily driver or toy.
Not all ss's are AWD, and stock the SS is struggling to crack 14's, most are a 15 second truck. I said my lightning runs 11's. My lightning for about 1500 bucks ran 12.4 @ 111, without removing anything but the blower for a port job, stock long block. STock lightning 13.3 @ 103, stock SS 15.1 @ 90... seems like a good comparison.

My buddies AWD SS runs 12.4 with a cam, built trans, vortech, fuel system, rear locker... seems like a bit more work than I had to put in, (tune, pulley, port, traction bars, tires.)
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:17 PM   #35
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The Lightning is an awesome truck, but it's tow capacity at 5000 lbs is considerably less than the SS's 8100 lbs. Let's face it, you buy a truck for what it can tow. If you were concerned with payload, you'd buy a van. Plus, the Silverado's extended cab is worth a LOT in the real world.

Lightning was an awesome vehicle....just not the best hauler.
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:26 PM   #36
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he's mentioned a ****ing SRT8 Jeep... do you think payload is going to matter? And not all of us buy a truck for a hauler. My current lightning hauled **** when it was stock, but I couldn't tell you the last time anything was in the bed. I own it because its fun, and the look on peoples face when I walk them in a straight line and a corner is hilarious.
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:40 PM   #37
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The Lightnings are nice trucks. I've owned a few trucks over the years and have finally settled on just towing crap with my WRX. Most of the time, my trucks were empty. But regardless, they sucked down fuel and used more expensive tires and brakes. Some people like trucks, and there is nothing wrong with it. But, practically speaking, unless you tow, legitimately need the bed for something, or need the ground clearance, there are more practical vehicles to own. That was the only point I made. The rest of the world gets by with far fewer pickup trucks, and the ones they do have, are typically smaller than our full size options.
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Old 11-19-2012, 02:43 PM   #38
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AGreed, I have been all over the world, and grew up in a farming community. I have a 2011 F150 CC that is my wifes daily. So i know the story of owning a truck for no reason. I used to tow my bronco to the mountains but don't anymore. We own it simply because my wife doesn't like cars.
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