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Drew Dowdell

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  1. I'm surprised my Dunkin Donuts app hasn't been blowing up
  2. The Lightning tows 10,000 lbs standard. Meaning there is no need to spend $100k just to get that tow rating. Beyond "brisk", truck buyers don't care about 0-60 or else they wouldn't be buying diesels. No one is going to buy a Cypertruck to tow their horse trailer. A large Airstream maxes out at 10,000 lbs, but the most common ones are just under 8,000. A car trailer only weighs about 1,200 lbs plus the vehicle on the trailer... so a Lightning could tow another Lightning on a trailer. Try to get some perspective of how much 10,000 lbs is and what people are going to be pullin
  3. The nose is taller on the new truck as a mechanical design decision. I spoke with a GM rep pretty high up when the current trucks came out. The height of the nose was done like that for two reasons. 1. It allowed them to move more of the dirty bits forward away from the cab to improve cab interior room. It also allowed for doing this with longer/taller I-6 engines.
  4. For reference, a 1996 Fleetwood Brougham with the towing package can do 7,000.
  5. That would be the color I get. Ford sells nearly a million f-series a year. They just covered their flank from Tesla with this vehicle. Baring any technical issues, Ford has nothing to worry about from Tesla in this market segment.
  6. Cool! I upgraded my service to 200 amp a few years ago with the anticipation of this eventuality. I don’t think I need the full 80 amp charger though. A regular level 2 would be enough for my needs.
  7. This. I like how you can pretty much tell that it's an EV, but that it also looks "normal"..... certainly doesn't hurt that it looks handsome too. I like this significantly better than the current gasser F-150 in appearance. The latest F-150 refresh made it look awkward and ugly up front even though it was a fairly minor change. There aren't really any trucks that I find super attractive right now, and this one is by far the best of the bunch lookswise.
  8. Not in the F-150 segment Tesla isn't. There isn't a truck out there that has more goodwill than the F-150, only the Silverados, Sierras come close, and from a luxury perspective there is also the Denali and Hummer. This F-150 Lightning will absolutely cream the Cybertruck. If my parents weren't on the verge of selling their business and retiring, I could see talking my mom into one of these as her King Ranch is passing 350k miles and just had a transmission rebuild. Plug it in at home and plug it in at the shop and she'd always have all the range she'd ever need. I could see mys
  9. I think if you look at the warnings handed out, you’d have a different position
  10. We all have our different likes and dislikes, and our vast difference of opinion, however I know I can count on all of you to join me and as a community spanning nearly 20 years in offering our thoughts and condolences to our friend @Paolino who lost his fiancé suddenly and unexpectedly yesterday. We are all thinking about you Paulie.
  11. That’s just about your baseline level of achiness anyway
  12. I’ll be cleaning up this thread and handing out the warnings in a few.
  13. You're like 4 weeks late for this one....
  14. I’ll believe it when I see it
  15. BMW already tried this with Apple CarPlay, failed, and ended up giving it out for free with the car.... and that arguably might have some merit to it because then you'd be paying for updates etc.... what updates do I need to heated seat software though? It has 4 settings.. high, medium, low, and off. Edit: I Do see merit for charging a subscription for SuperCruise however (and Cadillac does after I think 3 years) because it costs GM an enormous amount of money to keep the LIDAR maps up to date. I could see GM eventually partnering with another company (Honda for Acura is the first to
  16. Pro Tip: Take the $5k at whatever rate and then immediately refinance with DCU.org at 1.49%. That rate maxes out at 72 months I think, so you'll cut your interest by more than half.
  17. The 800 cfm is all Q-Jets after 1972. But the big difference is that the secondaries are twice the size of the primaries. Not that 800 cfm even matters on my engine with tiny valves and manifold. Thats interesting that it takes you two additional carbs and four additional barrels to beat an ‘81 e-Qjet in CFM
  18. Choke only on the center? I've never studied how tri-carb setups even work. I assume that it opens all three at the same time when you step on the pedal... not progressively opening additional carbs as you give it more pedal like a QuadraJet does.
  19. The thread went way off topic for a bit... at the request of the person who pulled it off topic, I've cleaned up that part of the thread. Let's keep it to discussion of @balthazar's truck please.
  20. The 2020+ R nine T has those settings... I do not. But I think his Ducati is old enough that it also doesn't have those settings... I want to say his is a '15 or '16? Not sure.
  21. I let my friend with the Streetfighter ride the r nine t and now he's considering trading for one. His issue with the Ducati is that he finds it hard to ride calmly.... he can't just go out and cruise because the bike wants to go fast all the time. That's a problem if you just want to commute to work on your bike a couple of days a week because it make the commute exhausting. I've taken the bike to work 4 times now and it's just perfect. It is completely happy just puttering along at moped speeds while we slog our way through suburban rush hour traffic.... and when I want to pull on the th

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