View Full Version : New truck and the drive across America

04-22-2007, 04:17 PM
So yeah!! Picked up my new truck in New Jersey and spent the next week driving her across the U.S of A. to where she sits now next to my (hopefully soon to be sold) S-10. Feels nice knowing soon I won't be driving a pavement princess any longer! :D Just waiting on our gov't to mail me the paperwork so I can go get ripped off by a Can-tire inspection. So..... to the Pics:

The First morning in Philadelphia from the hotel


Sears tower dominates Chicago skyline


Wrong detour took us through the southside:vroam: , but seen where the White Sox play


Matt Kenseth's fan building, lots of sweet race rockets here.


Minnesota has the worst highways of any state I touched, bar none. :mad: They need to upgrade BIGTIME.


Missouri River


Beers and baseball[cheers]


And some pics of my new truck, makin' the old one look small.:party0010:




04-22-2007, 04:30 PM
thats a nice trip dude lot oh miles too

04-22-2007, 04:46 PM
nice trip and even nicer new truck [36]
costs alot to lift one of them

Big Mitch
04-22-2007, 07:12 PM
Nice truck..Looks like a good trip

04-22-2007, 08:11 PM
congrats on the new truck looks real nice.

Explorer guy418
04-22-2007, 08:15 PM
nice truck. why so far for a truck though?

04-22-2007, 08:50 PM
nice ride and nice trip

04-22-2007, 09:34 PM
did you keep track of how many KM's you drove?

04-22-2007, 09:43 PM
Nice truck, but why so far for one. Barnes Wheaton Surrey has those in stock

04-22-2007, 10:12 PM
nice looking truck but like everyone else has asked why sucha long drive just for a truck?

04-22-2007, 10:56 PM
Regular cab S-10 and sonoma ZR2's are already hard enough to find. And now try and find one with manual instead of that awful automatic!! I read somewhere reg. cab and manual trans. were only 3% of the ZR2 build!! EVERY ZR2 is ext. cab(with 2 mile turning radius) like the red one, and auto. transmission,which is fine if you like driving a couch, but with the 4.3??? :D Come on!!! It is a 98, but has 36,000 miles on 'er. The guy had a 'vette and a 2000ish full-size with 180,000 miles in his garage and was moving, had to eliminate one . . . :happy0045: He picked this one.
He put the lift on in 2001 and only put 5,000 miles on it since then!! It's never been off-road!!!:D I've been looking for one of these for well over a year by now, and almost settled for an automatic last summer, that was the last time I'd seen a reg. cab ZR2!!!

I found EXACTLY what I was looking for. And a great deal on eBay to boot!! I put up $9000 us. Our dollar spiked one day last week and I got that for $10,420. No shit!! In all the places I was watching for trucks the same one would be $22-$27,000 here. Gas was expensive, but so what?? I just seen america from side to side, in a truck that was all I was wishing for and then some with the milage where it's at!!

I'm just hopin' for co-operative weather and super co-operative fish on the end of my fly rod all this year!!![36] [36] [36] [36] [36] [36]

04-22-2007, 10:58 PM
Nice truck, but why so far for one. Barnes Wheaton Surrey has those in stock

Shite extended cab and auto's. Trust me, I looked high and low, all around!!:D

04-22-2007, 11:03 PM
thats a nice trip dude lot oh miles too


4000 miles. About 45 hours.

No sweat.

:cool: :cool:

04-23-2007, 02:16 AM
Thats fricking crazy far to drive for a truck.

Hey if you happy though.....fucking eh good for you.

Nice truck cool trip.

04-23-2007, 03:02 AM
nice trucks and pics man

04-23-2007, 08:47 AM
good deal for the truck and a nice sorta holiday. Good on yeah for doing what most people wouldn't (including myself)[cheers]

04-23-2007, 08:16 PM
Shite extended cab and auto's. Trust me, I looked high and low, all around!!:D

Hey, You got what you wanted.... Good for you [cheers] [cheers]

04-26-2007, 12:37 AM
I would kill for less than to be able to do what you just did...

Lucky man! And one hell of a truck!

04-26-2007, 01:10 AM
Holy moly long trip, but hey its worth it when you have a truck you love!

Evan the Blue
04-26-2007, 06:42 AM
Great Pics and Bad ass truck [cheers] Good Find [5][5][5]

04-26-2007, 06:15 PM
Thanks for the positive comments fellas, I do appreciate!![36] Now after the inspection is done, it's gonna have to have it's off-road cherry busted!! I'm going to be camping for SURE once it's all said and done for!!

Theres an opportunity to meet some of Y'alls for the first time in person!!

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04-26-2007, 07:11 PM
You drove there for that. I hope they gave it to you. Nice experience I guess.

04-26-2007, 09:44 PM
I heard Crappy Tire is the only place that does vehicle inspection for cars brought into Canada. Is that true ??

04-26-2007, 10:06 PM
doubt it,dont even believe they do any full on vehicle certifications,especailly out of country,but could be wrong here,interesting comment.
Cant see them being able or entitled to certify all the japanese right hand drives coming in :confused0006:

Explorer guy418
04-27-2007, 01:04 AM
time for the SAS :D