Your Snowboard Vehicle. - Page 148 - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
SnowboardingForum.com is the premier Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-24-2014, 03:28 PM   #1471 (permalink)
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
SnowDogWax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Slip Fusion, PA
Posts: 778
Blog Entries: 1
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mel M View Post
Haha, great minds think alike...

Epic Pass is an awesome idea, especially if you're driving out there. Was debating weather to get one for next year, but next on my wishlist is Big Sky Montana and Jackson Hole, WY if I were to go on a road trip. Only ~400 miles apart.
Plan is two 30 day trips, Colorado Epic beat it till dead. Big Sky, Jackson is on bucket list.
SnowDogWax is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-25-2014, 08:23 PM   #1472 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
destroy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Langley, BC, Canada
Posts: 367
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ThredJack View Post
Must be nice. I drive a Dodge Neon, and can't even afford to get it washed.
Hey, I'm not the student I saw a long time ago in this thread driving a $140,000 2013 G500 or whatever. This wasn't a regular post though...

I'm not rich, and I don't make a lot of money, but I spend wisely and work very hard. You know you can buy a really nice used Benz for about what that Neon would have cost new, right? Parts can be expensive with nice cars, but if you're not taking it to a mechanic and you learn how to do things yourself you'll save a bundle and learn a lot of life skills.
__________________
2007 GNU 11up 162w / 2012 GNU Carbon Credit 162w / 2013 Lib Tech Banana Magic 158w / 2013 GNU Eco Genetics 162 / 2013 Lib Tech Birdman 180 / 2013 Lib Tech T. Rice Banana Hammock 164
2007 Burton Custom Brew / 2013 Burton Malavita / 2013 Malavita Restricted / 2014 Now Drive
2013 Burton Ambush / 2014 DC Travis Rice
destroy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2014, 12:26 AM   #1473 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 427
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by destroy View Post
Can't even tell what it is! Is she a runner beneath all that white heaven?

I would reccomend some ceramic pads. I put Akebono ceramics on my Benz and they made a world of difference for the dust. It's still dust, but it's not the ugly brown corrosive garbage that ruins your nice chrome shoes on your ride. The stuff from ceramics more or less just wipes off easy.




I was just about to buy one of these a few weeks ago but it slipped through my hands like a greasy shit-rope all the way down to Shit-Luck Broketown.
How would that do in the SNOW though? lol

The dust is not a big deal really since I just have alloys, but I like having clean wheels. Picky I guess. Looking at Hawk right now. Truck is a 2006 Cheby, has more options than I need. Been my baby for 2.5 years now.
KansasNoob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2014, 07:17 AM   #1474 (permalink)
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Vail, CO
Posts: 3,685
Default

This kinda snow is what I like to not get stuck in....

IMG_68718482476907.jpg

IMG_68737776117042.jpg
Argo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2014, 12:06 PM   #1475 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 427
Default

I think I saw you post those in the conditions thread, awesome pics. Wish I had some action pics of the 2 times I've been in serious shit in this new truck. Although just to get home I have to go through what many people consider "serious shit". Had some pucker factor when I was fording this summer to get to town and heard the AC belt start squeaking.

What lights are you running in and on your bumper? Looks like you're missing a couple. What else do you have planned for it? And who did your tuning?
KansasNoob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2014, 12:35 PM   #1476 (permalink)
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Vail, CO
Posts: 3,685
Default

They are just cheap ass lights off eBay I found with blue lenses with decent aftermarket bulbs. I never bought the 4" lights to fill the holes.

I don't have any real plans for it other than redoing the interior..... I'm gonna put some leather and tempurpedic foam in the seats for cushions
Argo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2014, 01:56 PM   #1477 (permalink)
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
ThredJack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 215
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by destroy View Post
Hey, I'm not the student I saw a long time ago in this thread driving a $140,000 2013 G500 or whatever. This wasn't a regular post though...

I'm not rich, and I don't make a lot of money, but I spend wisely and work very hard. You know you can buy a really nice used Benz for about what that Neon would have cost new, right? Parts can be expensive with nice cars, but if you're not taking it to a mechanic and you learn how to do things yourself you'll save a bundle and learn a lot of life skills.
Yeah, I know, but the Neon is my first vehicle I bought for $5,000 when I first got my license. I just can't afford to upgrade. But hey, it's still going pretty strong for a 5K vehicle after all this time, so I can't complain I guess.

And I was just joking btw. I didn't mean anything by it. If you can afford a nice car like that, then that's great, and you should get one if it's what you want.

Last edited by ThredJack; 03-26-2014 at 01:59 PM.
ThredJack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2014, 08:28 PM   #1478 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
destroy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Langley, BC, Canada
Posts: 367
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by KansasNoob View Post
How would that do in the SNOW though? lol

The dust is not a big deal really since I just have alloys, but I like having clean wheels. Picky I guess. Looking at Hawk right now. Truck is a 2006 Cheby, has more options than I need. Been my baby for 2.5 years now.
Not really that bad. Tires make all the difference, my friend. If I had a lot of start-stop driving in really steep hilly terrain, I might care more. Unfortunately you can only get their AWD 4-Matic system in their gasser engines on the models I like... but even though it's RWD (limited slip at least) and heavy it's quite well balanced. Did I mention it hardly snows at all here in the PNW? *Even when I move up closer to Whistler I won't have to deal with trudging through any big dumps of 3 feet or more of untouched snow. Hell, even if I lived in the interior of BC where it snows all the time I still wouldn't worry. I'll drive through just about anything, I'm crazy! Never let weather hold me back before in my life...

If I was going to be way off the beaten path - of course I'd want a proper 4x4. Instead I choose things you'll never find to this level in American cars - style, performance, handling, comfort, and... economy! An '05 CDI will get 40 mpg on the highway without too much trouble. Not bad for a 4000+ lbs car. Plus the option of still running homebrew biodiesel. Also, ABS, ESP, traction control... these were all developed either by Mercedes, or on their behalf by Bosch at their special facility in Sweden. I've spent plenty of time in trucks like yours and Argo's. I've come close to buying an F350 a few times. I won't need one until I own a sled... Still a Benz guy though and when I can afford it I'm gonna get an '03 G500 and do a diesel conversion.

I still swear by ceramics after my last brake job. Unless you like cleaning ALL. THE. TIME. you'll still end up with pitted and ruined rims. That stuff is nasty and ugly. They WILL wreck your wheels like I said.

Quote:
Originally Posted by ThredJack View Post
Yeah, I know, but the Neon is my first vehicle I bought for $5,000 when I first got my license. I just can't afford to upgrade. But hey, it's still going pretty strong for a 5K vehicle after all this time, so I can't complain I guess.

And I was just joking btw. I didn't mean anything by it. If you can afford a nice car like that, then that's great, and you should get one if it's what you want.
I ain't even mad tho

I know how hard it is man. There are ways though! If you make certain sacrifices you can get a lot of things. All my money goes to bare essentials (except for snowboards... ). I don't even drink or anything so that saves me a bundle right there.

Work hard, make good choices, and the good will come!
__________________
2007 GNU 11up 162w / 2012 GNU Carbon Credit 162w / 2013 Lib Tech Banana Magic 158w / 2013 GNU Eco Genetics 162 / 2013 Lib Tech Birdman 180 / 2013 Lib Tech T. Rice Banana Hammock 164
2007 Burton Custom Brew / 2013 Burton Malavita / 2013 Malavita Restricted / 2014 Now Drive
2013 Burton Ambush / 2014 DC Travis Rice
destroy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2014, 08:27 AM   #1479 (permalink)
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
SnowOwl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Bear Mountain
Posts: 845
Default

Hopefully I'll be posting pics of this subie I'll be picking up within the next week or so
SnowOwl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2014, 10:01 AM   #1480 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 19
Default

'09 GMC Sierra SLT 4-Door 4x4.

Plenty of room for 5 and all of the snowboarding gear as well. Jump in and let's go!!
dsciulli19 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:58 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
VerticalSports
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums