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6 hours ago, Ashley P said:

Adam, is your wife OK?  

Yeah she is ok, he was pulling out to turn left from an off ramp, and she sped up so the rig wouldn't hit her driver side door, instead he just pegged the back driver side.

I told her that she shoulda let him hit her door, he would have had to stop! lol. The only bad part too is if the truck pushed her just a little there is a decent drop off there too that would not be good.

It was at the i65 and Bear Creek exit, the on ramp to get back on i65 South is right there so if you're coming off the interstate you can kinda drive straight across and get right back on, which is what the truck driver did. 

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Glad she's OK.   Have you kidded her about not getting a licence number or making a citizens arrest? 

Did you see the vid I posted a few days ago?  The wrecker driver had to lift a loaded semi trailer off a small, 1 lane bridge.  The trucker was WAY off the path, had NO business on that road or attempting to cross that bridge, and when asked what was in the trailer he had NO idea and English was a struggle.

I see truckers rutting up yards around here as they turn from one narrow road to another.  First I thought it was farmers, but later I heard it was truckers taking a GPS "shortest" route, nevermind they were in a 53' truck not a moped. :rolleyes:

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3 hours ago, JohnC said:

So how much HP can a stock LS3 / L99 bottom end take?

I don't know that anyone has tested the limits. I saw one this weekend that was 1100 and still ticking.

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I don't know that anyone has tested the limits. I saw one this weekend that was 1100 and still ticking.

Nice! :yes:

So a ProCharger wouldn’t hurt....

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1 hour ago, 66sprint6 said:

Boost it till IT or your SHORTS let out a brown liquid then report back!!!

DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Matt

You going to boost the 5-oh? :dunno::insane:

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I thought about it a while back but its just too pricey for me right now.  Im good with the level of mods I have at the moment and so is my wallet but if anything changes...Ide love to put a VMP or Roush blower on and a super safe tune for the street to have some fun with it.

Matt

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On 6/13/2018 at 8:54 PM, Ashley P said:

Glad she's OK.   Have you kidded her about not getting a licence number or making a citizens arrest? 

Did you see the vid I posted a few days ago?  The wrecker driver had to lift a loaded semi trailer off a small, 1 lane bridge.  The trucker was WAY off the path, had NO business on that road or attempting to cross that bridge, and when asked what was in the trailer he had NO idea and English was a struggle.

I see truckers rutting up yards around here as they turn from one narrow road to another.  First I thought it was farmers, but later I heard it was truckers taking a GPS "shortest" route, nevermind they were in a 53' truck not a moped. :rolleyes:

Yeah we are long ways away from the days when truckers knew their routes and took their craft seriously.

It seems like they just completely disregard other drivers.

I am very glad she is ok.

Just took the car over to the dealership by us to get a quote and so far it's about $2300 worth of damages.

We have taken her car to Park's motor sales, a GMC dealership nearby, and they have been amazing. I have never had such an awesome experience with a dealership.

We drop the car off next week and they will have it for 5 days to fix her up.

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So how much HP can a stock LS3 / L99 bottom end take?

Richard holdener got 15xx out of a gen 4 lq4 and it didn’t let go. Yet.

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On 6/2/2018 at 9:54 PM, Ashley P said:

I'm all for hard working immigrants making it in the US of A.  But, consider the 3:45 ish mark of the vid.  The dude has obviously made several mistakes to get into this mess.  I've only driven bobtail for 4 miles, and I don't drink, but I'd bet $1000 I could be fairly drunk and know/do better than that guy, so I question the "system" that's got him behind a wheel.

 

 

@Ashley P Yeah this guy should have been paying A LOT more attention.

Honestly I would be looking at a google earth of the area before picking up a load especially in an area that you haven't been to previously.


Something that really bugs me about this is he doesn't know what he is hauling! Also the weight is off.

How do you not know the manifest? Is that not a rule that truck drivers live by anymore? I was always told that piss poor truckers don't know what they're hauling.

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15 hours ago, Cannon Fodder said:

Anyone got an opinion on a code scanner?  I think it is just time I invest in one.

Bosch/Actron, Innova, etc?

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13 hours ago, ls1adam84 said:

@Ashley P Yeah this guy should have been paying A LOT more attention.

Honestly I would be looking at a google earth of the area before picking up a load especially in an area that you haven't been to previously.


Something that really bugs me about this is he doesn't know what he is hauling! Also the weight is off.

How do you not know the manifest? Is that not a rule that truck drivers live by anymore? I was always told that piss poor truckers don't know what they're hauling.

Want another example?  Semi illegally turning around on the interstate, struck in the rear by another semi, head-on'd into another.  http://www.westkentuckystar.com/News/Local-Regional/Southern-Illinois/Driver-Killed-in-Three-Semi-Wreck-on-I-57.aspx

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1 minute ago, Ashley P said:

Want another example?  Semi illegally turning around on the interstate, struck in the rear by another semi, head-on'd into another.  http://www.westkentuckystar.com/News/Local-Regional/Southern-Illinois/Driver-Killed-in-Three-Semi-Wreck-on-I-57.aspx

WTH?!! That pisses me off to no end. The road by my house leading to the interstate has several warehouse types on it. One of them must be mislocated on the GPS or something because at least 3x a week i see a semi doing a U-turn on that road. But the road isn't wide enough so it usually ends up in a major debacle. The fact they they won't drive around to get back to the right place rather then doing the U-turn which shuts the road down for a few minutes in both directions pisses me off royally.

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@Ashley P that is just sad, a life was lost and it could have been avoided with proper driving and if people were actually paying attention.

Disney, that is absolutely ridiculous. Why would they drive around? I mean after all their livelihood depends on them getting there quickly....Oh wait if you just kept driving around it would be quicker than attempting a u-turn.

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It is sad that a life was lost, and scary that so many times inattention is the largest cause of the accident.  I think no radios, no cruise control, no GPS, no automatics, and no A/C would make people pay attention.  Or stay home.  That's a win either way.

I'm serious that cars are so "easy" to drive that very little attention is required for large portions of travel time. And I think roadways are being designed without any "dead man's curves" which would catch many of the drunk/clueless drivers long ago.  And surely WWII, Korea, and VietNam weeded out many of the clueless folks too....well, maybe my seriousness waned on that last sentence.

Oh, Adam, if I were in a semi I'd google earth too.  Shoot, I'm so cautious I google earth before taking a Corolla to pick up a camshaft!  lol

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3 hours ago, Ashley P said:

It is sad that a life was lost, and scary that so many times inattention is the largest cause of the accident.  I think no radios, no cruise control, no GPS, no automatics, and no A/C would make people pay attention.  Or stay home.  That's a win either way.

I'm serious that cars are so "easy" to drive that very little attention is required for large portions of travel time. And I think roadways are being designed without any "dead man's curves" which would catch many of the drunk/clueless drivers long ago.  And surely WWII, Korea, and VietNam weeded out many of the clueless folks too....well, maybe my seriousness waned on that last sentence.

Oh, Adam, if I were in a semi I'd google earth too.  Shoot, I'm so cautious I google earth before taking a Corolla to pick up a camshaft!  lol

So ironically enough, today wife was almost hit by a semi on her drive home.

He tried to use a merge lane to pass on the right in traffic, and cut back in and she luckily was able to move to the left lane.

She rolled down her window and yelled at him, she's getting the info from the truck as in what company and what license plate number. I will call the company and file a complaint.
 

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Man!  She's gonna need multiple Russian road cameras at this rate!  lol  

And since she's gonna have to learn how to pick on folks much better than her, here's a primer for her...

 

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