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by bobklobb
Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: How bad would a 2WD pickup be in the snow?
Replies: 41
Views: 5857

Re: How bad would a 2WD pickup be in the snow?

My dakota does fine in the snow with a few hundred pounds over the rear axle. I've only had it one winter so far, but my grandpa never bothered with weight and he didn't have issues in Minnesota winters. I wouldn't go offroading in the snow with it, but it gets around just fine for me.
by bobklobb
Fri Oct 28, 2016 9:26 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Angular Gas pedals
Replies: 23
Views: 5244

Re: Angular Gas pedals

Ive always found the manual 2500/3500 Rams to be pretty comfortable to drive. Its interesting that you find it not to be so. I don't think Ive ever heard any complaints or seen any modifications. It's plenty comfortable in normal usage but the gas pedal in stock form is a couple of inches deeper th...
by bobklobb
Tue Aug 23, 2016 12:51 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: How do you guys avoid pissing people behind you off when shifting?
Replies: 27
Views: 4699

Re: How do you guys avoid pissing people behind you off when shifting?

I find it easier 90% of the time to gauge my pace with someone else in front of me as long as they don't floor it off the line or actually can keep pace with there automatic vehicle (like they won't gas hard, and brake hard for limited ill logical reasons). Most drivers here are paying so little at...
by bobklobb
Mon Aug 22, 2016 10:51 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: How do you guys avoid pissing people behind you off when shifting?
Replies: 27
Views: 4699

Re: How do you guys avoid pissing people behind you off when shifting?

Don't let it bother you, if they get that bent out of shape over somebody shifting (which if they ARE getting pissed they probably don't understand the concept of shifting) they can get over it. I have yet to have somebody look more than just confused when I shift, if they even pay enough attention ...
by bobklobb
Tue Aug 16, 2016 10:05 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Reversed through flood water in a pinch. Any cause for concern?
Replies: 4
Views: 1578

Re: Reversed through flood water in a pinch. Any cause for concern?

When you get a chance, check ALL electronics- lights, windows, locks, cruise, whatever you've got. As far as the engine, if it didn't start running weird/stall IN the water 99% chance it's ok. Most cars electrical systems are sealed well enough to survive short trips through deep water like you had....
by bobklobb
Mon Jul 18, 2016 1:03 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Introvert or Extrovert
Replies: 22
Views: 4741

Re: Introvert or Extrovert

Introvert, this picture sums my life up fairly well. I'd rather socialize online simply because if you don't like somebody you usually have an ignore button and presto, you never have to see them again.

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by bobklobb
Wed Jun 15, 2016 10:53 pm
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: Hello from IA
Replies: 6
Views: 3161

Re: Hello from IA

Little update, I'm still here, finally got the truck back to my dads. Waiting on my next check to get some parts for it, rear brake lines are shot so they have to be replaced before I can take it anywhere.
by bobklobb
Mon Feb 01, 2016 11:11 am
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Ebrake start with foot brake?
Replies: 3
Views: 1297

Ebrake start with foot brake?

So in my lurking I had done some reading about hill starts using the handbrake. My question is, does anyone still do that if they have the foot operated parking brake? I would assume not, due to having to reach down to pull the release but I could be wrong. The truck I'm getting has this style brake...
by bobklobb
Sun Jan 31, 2016 8:32 pm
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: Hello from IA
Replies: 6
Views: 3161

Re: Hello from IA

I'm familiar with the theory, just haven't had the chance to practice it yet. Seems simple enough.
by bobklobb
Sun Jan 31, 2016 7:19 pm
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: Hello from IA
Replies: 6
Views: 3161

Hello from IA

New here, don't have it yet but at some point in the near (hopefully) future I'll have my grandpas 98 Dakota. Currently I have a 99 Saturn but it is an auto. I had a 89 Mustang 5 speed in high school for about 3 months before I got tired of parts breaking on it and it being somewhat unreliable. I ca...