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So I'm out in the good 'ole Gulf of Mexico again and bored outta my mind. Guess I'll pass the time by post whoring on the TTORA.

Picked this up at a friend of my baby momma's garage sale. It's in great condition other than a slight tranny slip going into second gear . Hopefully I'll be able to nurse it for a bit till I get another tranny in. As it is, I've made several trips to La. with it with no problems and getting 20mpg. Which is surprising for a 300+hp 5.6L V8 with 180k on it.

Lotsa plans for it: Already tinted it up and put some better/wider meat on it and upgraded the sound to a Kennwood head unit and Polk highs. Working on getting some 8" subs in the front doors for a little more low end kick. Looking at Eibach Pro springs for a little drop and better stance. Talking with a performance shop about possibly upgrading the tranny to a later model, ML class comes to mind. Also thinking about a twin turbo set-up. I have seen one with a class IV hitch on it, air bags and a brake controller and it may be my new tow vehicle Might not even need the bags, the hydrualic leving works great and I've thrown almost 1000#'s in it with people and gear without sagging or changing the ride height too much.

As it sat when I bought it, 2 flat tires, dead battery, and broken window regulator. All fixed now.


Rolling 180k on the way back from Port Fouchon La.


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Does it have power seats?

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I bet that thing could tow your runner... LOL But you'd need ANOTHER tranny after that.

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Does it have power seats?

Power everything, rear heated and power recline. It all works now, had to fix a couple things but only spent $200 since I bought it and everything is fixed but a thermostat and tranny.


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I bet that thing could tow your runner... LOL But you'd need ANOTHER tranny after that.
Current tranny will be fine as long as I don't tow anything.

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How you gonna get to the CoTTORA takeover then? If I get tippy done she has to be trailored for sure.....

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Gotta wait and see. Baby on the way in early April, not really planning too many trips. Gonna drive it to BVORR Sunday March 6th if I'm not working. Looking into renting a RV that can tow Joyce on the trailer if I go to Coto.

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