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17 hours ago, jlbayes said:

Y'all do not know mad. I promise.

Bet me!

 

3 hours ago, Dieselfuture said:

I used to have couple of duce and halfs, ( friend of mine has about 60 now :thud:he chops them up and sells them as 4x4 on 46s or 52s) I kinda got him into this but he loves it. drove them every where got right at 10 mpg no matter what and lots of confused people. All mechanical I loved it, but.... 55 is about top speed unles on 52s then you could squeeze 70 maybe. not very comfortable and military screwed up not putting lockers in and using **** for tires thats how supersingles ca me about. Got them at government action for peanuts,  took forever to get them legalized/registered and had to sign a form that said if dot ever decide they are not road worthy they have a right to revoke plates. Least to say I had fun with mine, I left them as 6x6 and instead chopped a junk one up for parts and lifted my 76 chevy, learnd a lot there. I can keep going on this story but here is a link to my chanel, you can kinda see my life pattern till I got married and hardly any videos lately. Now waiting for kids to grow up a bit and slowly get them of wife's iPad onto a quad to start with.

 

I need a duce. Business vehicle!!

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1 hour ago, jlbayes said:

The people that tell you to sell old and buy new know nothing about fixing vehicles nor do they work on them. I work on hybrids and electrics. There is a huge disconnect between the end user and the vehicle.

I always wondered what a battery change in one of these vehicles costs.

 

50 minutes ago, Dieselfuture said:

Somehow they forgot that electricity comes from mainly burning coal and small percentage of hydro and solar, o and environment friendly nuclear. 

i very seldom hear this mentioned, I only hear about the 0 emissions. It is true the car does not but the power plant sure does.

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One thing most people won't tell you that hybrid doesn't travel too far without a charge. From what I've seen is about 15-20 miles tops. Out where I'm at they will not survive even one trip to the store or drive to work it's too far for any hybrid. 

 

4 minutes ago, dripley said:

I always wondered what a battery change in one of these vehicles costs.

I'm seeing about $1,500 to $2,000 roughly. Average life span of the battery is about 100k miles. 

 

5 minutes ago, dripley said:

i very seldom hear this mentioned, I only hear about the 0 emissions. It is true the car does not but the power plant sure does.

Unless you have a power plant like mine. Solar and Hydro. Zero Emissions...

 

Then down the road from my place is another hydro power plant. The majority of Idaho power comes from Oxbow dam on the snake river. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxbow_Dam

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19 minutes ago, TFaoro said:

Bet me!

 

Done.

 

16 minutes ago, dripley said:

I always wondered what a battery change in one of these vehicles costs.

 

i very seldom hear this mentioned, I only hear about the 0 emissions. It is true the car does not but the power plant sure does.

 

Depends on who the supplier for the battery is. I can only comment on what the cost is for the cars I attend to. 15k for a reman, 30k for a new and 8k (different supplier and car) for a new. These do not make 100k miles either lol

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Are you working on Teslas?  I know the Prius (Mike this word needs to be added to the bad word filter) battery is around 2K

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Someone I know has a tesla, they get about 300 mile range depends on driving stile. There is a guage like instant mpg type, more accessories you use faster you go etc the worst of it is. But they put fill stations for them free of charge if you own one usually next to bigger stores, so you plug it in and go shopping. Price tag on average one is around 100k , these people are software engineers, so there is that. They live in their own words. 

1 hour ago, TFaoro said:

 

I need a duce. Business vehicle!!

 

This is a post of one of them bubed dueces. His prices definitely went up over the years. I was able to buy one for 7-8k 10 years ago in really nice shape, with a winch and a heater, Hard or soft top. You can build one but takes some time and equipment to do it.

 

https://cedarrapids.craigslist.org/cto/d/custom-deuce-truck-x-trailer/6208956003.html

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1 hour ago, Dieselfuture said:

This is a post of one of them bubed dueces. His prices definitely went up over the years. I was able to buy one for 7-8k 10 years ago in really nice shape, with a winch and a heater, Hard or soft top. You can build one but takes some time and equipment to do it.

 

https://cedarrapids.craigslist.org/cto/d/custom-deuce-truck-x-trailer/6208956003.html

No need for a bobbed one, I need a whole one. I'd use it as a business truck to take products to shows. CL has them for around 10k usually

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23 minutes ago, TFaoro said:

No need for a bobbed one, I need a whole one. I'd use it as a business truck to take products to shows. CL has them for around 10k usually

Yeah I sold mine for 3500,should of kept it but no room.

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3 hours ago, trreed said:

Are you working on Teslas?  I know the Prius (Mike this word needs to be added to the bad word filter) battery is around 2K

 

Negative. FCA.

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Pardon my ignorance, but what FCA vehicles are hybrids or fully electric?  I haven't heard anything about those..

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Interesting. So the Pacifica is both a hybrid and a full electric car? If it's hybrid, shouldn't the gas motor and regen braking charge the battery?  Why does it have a battery charging port?

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Well it still runs pretty good with no problems related to HG thankfully, my next step is to catch up on v2 tuning, apparently some more updates I wasn't aware of, I guess I need to visit them forums more often to stay on top. Otherwise I think there are ton more discussion on how to go about v2 stuff. Like its suggested to start canbus at 90 or something for 75hp, but it's still too smokey for me and I'm starting at high 70s low 80s and playing with timing. Once I get it figured out a bit more I think I'll be super happy. 

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15 hours ago, trreed said:

Interesting. So the Pacifica is both a hybrid and a full electric car? If it's hybrid, shouldn't the gas motor and regen braking charge the battery?  Why does it have a battery charging port?

 

They do not use the gas engine to fully charge the battery. That would make it an hev, it is less efficient on this method. Regen braking will not fully charge it either.

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How do customers look at you when you work on their electric shavers and then you get in your truck. Oh waight I know these types of people always have 2 answers. Hypocrites. 

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