Hunting for new manufacturers

Discussion in 'NASCAR chat' started by ChexOrWrex, Jul 10, 2017.

  1. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    I wish they would offer a cab and a half with a 6' bed in the Ranger, I sure like my Dakota that way.
     
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  2. I liked both editions of the Sportrac and was bummed when they halted production. IDK if the new edition of the Colorado has a transfer case or if the new Ranger will but that is a must for me.
     
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  3. Keeping a tranny is a Dakota is half the battle.
     
  4. rocket dawg

    rocket dawg Team Owner

    Just a little too late to try to revive nascar. Should have pursued this 5 years ago. The addition of another foreign car probably isnt the answer. Dodge? yes, but are they interested? IDK. Dump most of the 1.5 mile tracks and tv ratings will go up. A dog leg style track? a figure 8 track with a upper and lower passover, an oval tack with a hairpin corner.. A dirt track. More 1/2 mile tracks ...add a different road course
     
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  5. ToyYoda

    ToyYoda Team Owner

    I would imagine they will, considering the Colorado, Canyon, Frontier, and Tacoma are all offered in extended cab. I think the Ridgeline is the only truck in that class that's crew cab only.
     
  6. aunty dive

    aunty dive Team Owner

    I have one of the last ones ... 2010. Still shiny and running strong. Great vehicle.
     
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  7. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    you got a what? Dakota?
     
  8. Acs

    Acs Team Owner

    The new Colorado is absolutely gorgeous... definitely on my short list of 'wants' when I get enough $$$ stored up. Put the new baby duramax in there and now you can tow too.
     
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  9. Snappy D

    Snappy D 2017 Pick Em Champion 2018 Bold Predictor

    hmmm good question!
     
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  10. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    My 2000 Dakota 4X4 hunting/fishing truck just rolled over 182,000 miles without any major repairs and still runs like a top. Transmission and all. The normal stuff, alternator etc have been replaced over the years. And it sure as hell aint led an easy life.

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  11. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Plank Owner Contributor

    My 1999 Ranger has 195K on it and runs really good. A little beat up on the outside because my husband wasn't all that
    careful at times. LOL
     
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  12. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    my 98 Dakota has 235 thou on it, still has the original rear brakes, alternator, power steering, 5 speed, rear end. I put a new motor, clutch and pressure plate in at 225. I got mad and over reved it. Spun a main
     
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  13. You have had a great ownership experience as the guys I know that have had Durango's and Dakota's have (about 8 total) have all had tranny issues. I suspect that even though yours has not had an easy life you have maintained it well which most people don't.
     
  14. I see.....blame it on hubby eh?.........:D
     
  15. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    I have a V6 Magnum in mine and it pulls like a beast.
     
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  16. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    yeah mine was perfect until a telephone pole rubbed on me as I was backing up.:D got me on my blind side.
     
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  17. aunty dive

    aunty dive Team Owner

    A 2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac.

    just like this one ...

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  18. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    U be stylin and a profilin wit dat one.:D
     
  19. ToyYoda

    ToyYoda Team Owner

    Couldn't be any worse than the SMOD (Strawberry Milkshake of Death) issue on the early 2nd-gen Frontiers. The radiators would fail and the coolant would get into the transmission, hence the name. The 2011 and newer models aren't affected by this, but I'd run from an '05-'10 Frontier/Xterra/Pathfinder with an AT.
     
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  20. aunty dive

    aunty dive Team Owner

    It's Mrs. Aunty's ride.

    I not allowed ...
     
  21. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    guy I follow from New Hampshire on UTube, Musty1 loves his yotas P.U.'s He bought one cheap and the rear end pumpkin had rusted thru and the owner pretty much melted the 3rd member. They had recalls on the frames just rusting completely out. He said the Fords and GM's body panels rusted off, but their frames were better and it was the opposite on the Toyota's. Being in the mid south I wasn't aware of that going on. Pretty wild.
     
  22. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

  23. sloggie

    sloggie Racing I will teach you

    Car companies compete in NASCAR to sell pickup trucks (NASCAR fans like them a lot) so it wouldn't make any sense for Honda or VAG to enter NASCAR.

    This announcement just sounds like a lot of hot air from a reeling NASCAR administration.
     
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  24. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Plank Owner Contributor

    Yeah --- the last couple of years while he was still able to drive, he was having spacial troubles. It's a step-side and the
    right rear fender was a mystery to him. Has about an 8 inch long crack in the fiberglass.
     
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  25. Mopardh9

    Mopardh9 Team Owner Contributor

    You really think the truck series is going to be around much longer?
     
  26. Mopardh9

    Mopardh9 Team Owner Contributor

    More like never
     
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  27. aunty dive

    aunty dive Team Owner

    I "liked" your post.

    I'd better go sit down. :D
     
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  28. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    Call me when someone submits some paperwork and body styles for approval.
     
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  29. ToyYoda

    ToyYoda Team Owner

    I hope so, if they're gonna axe one I'd rather it be Xfinity.

    If the Truck Series goes away, where will the 11-year olds and 78-year olds race?
     
  30. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Dodge Won't Return to NASCAR
    http://www.thedrive.com/accelerator/12471/dodge-wont-return-to-nascar

     
  31. darlingtonfan

    darlingtonfan Team Owner

  32. Hawaii808

    Hawaii808 Team Owner

    The new 2018 Honda Accord may not be headed to NASCAR, but the silhouette is perfect for cup.

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  33. darlingtonfan

    darlingtonfan Team Owner

    I love that 6 speed manual they're making available for that car.There are few cars available with a manual transmission nowadays.It is amazing how new cars are going back to push button transmissions.
     
  34. The timing seems poor for any manufacturer to join Nascar as at this point it isn't a going concern and still hasn't bottomed out yet. If Nascar can stop the bleeding and get some younger fans I could see a manufacturer taking a look at a future date but given the current climate it makes sense to keep the status quo.
     
  35. Traditional manual trannys in cars are becoming a thing of the past as the newer automatics don't have any slop or slip and slide and there is no fuel mileage benefit either. It might be a very good theft deterrent feature as I'm sure less and less thiefs can drive them.
     
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  36. darlingtonfan

    darlingtonfan Team Owner

    The wife complain when we take my Civic with the six speed manual,but I catch her smiling when I let her drive.
     
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  37. jws926

    jws926 Nissan Is Love, Nissan Is Life

    Um, why not, the Honda Rigdline is selling pretty well, so it makes some sense for Honda to enter , VW on the other hand, agree on the Truck Series, their pick up truck is not sold here in America.
     
  38. Mike Crayne

    Mike Crayne Team Owner

    There is no noise in Illinois. lol
     
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  39. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    As cool as it would be to see, I think Honda cares too much about road relevance to get involved with NASCAR. I don't think they've ever built a V8 for anything other than a race car and they haven't done that in five years now. Their big racing stuff is all V6 now. The engine they just announced they're going to use with Penske in IMSA next year is based on what's in the RDX, RLX, MDX, and TLX and it's done in collaboration with Honda R&D Americas.
     
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  40. jws926

    jws926 Nissan Is Love, Nissan Is Life

    I think you are correct, NASCAR is not a good fit for Honda.
     

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