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4point 07-13-2007 09:22 PM

The work truck
Wednesday I decided to take the work truck in to dealer for some warranty work. The guy who sold the truck met me half way between home (45mi) and fresno, he lives appx in that area. He brought a brand new GMC pick-up :cool: for me to drive until (today) friday. It was all good until he called me at lunch on thursday. He was calling to to let me know that they had a little accident with the truck. You see they had to put it on the lift to check the transmission for an oil leak. They drove it on, chocked it, lifted it in the air and proceeded to go to work on it. While the tech was under it one of the chocks gave way, and the truck fell a couple of inches................then slid off. :eek: The tech is OK, just had to change his shorts.
Well now the truck is going to be in the shop a little bit longer. :mad: The cool thing now is they rented me a Nissan Titan with the V8. This truck is an absolute ROCKET for a pick-up. If you have never driven one before you must try it. I shot through a 1/4 tank of gas in less than 45 min of driving.
I know this story doesn't really go any where but I never had much faith in a full size truck unless it was one of the Big 3 makers.

tiny terror 07-13-2007 09:27 PM

I bet that Tech will never be the same. Permanent eye twitch.

4point 07-13-2007 09:37 PM

Yeah, I figure he'll be more careful setting up the lift too. :D

Levinoss 07-13-2007 10:07 PM

WoW, I would have liked to see it fall. No one under it of course but just to see one fall.


4point 07-13-2007 10:27 PM

^^^Me too, never seen anything like that.

noise 07-14-2007 01:45 AM

Never seen on fall either . Would like to know as well how this was accomplished.

jjseel 07-14-2007 01:48 AM

That is on a thread posted (Ithink) by JEEPTALES

noise 07-14-2007 01:55 AM


Originally Posted by jjseel (Post 103761)
That is on a thread posted (Ithink) by JEEPTALES

Its been floating arounf the intraweb for years.;)
Usually accompanied by a caught the hubby cheating letter.

jjseel 07-14-2007 04:08 AM

Yup, that's the one

JCS05Rubi 07-14-2007 09:25 AM


Originally Posted by Levinoss (Post 103677)
WoW, I would have liked to see it fall. No one under it of course but just to see one fall.


No you wouldn't. Trust me. Been there, dont that. Worst one I saw, was a newbie tire monkey lifting up a 2003 s10 blazer with the Zr2 package. THREE OUT OF FOUR chocks exploded out to the side at the same time, while the last chock held that one corner of the truck up at full height.

The Blazer was being lifted on the lift right next to the customer window.. which was single pane glass encased in a brick wall. Customers were checking their drawers, my manager (who was talking to a customer by the window) was checking his drawers, the tech lucky was smart enough to drive towards the lift shaft. It was one of the center pole, with 4 chocks coming off, tire type lifts. The blazer wasnt TOO bad, but the brick wall wasnt real happy. Poor kid quit and went to work at a motorcycle shop across the street a week later. Said hed rather have a couple hundred pound bike land on him than a truck :)

Watching full sizes fall isnt fun though, because that happends a lot.... Now a days, shops arent built for trucks that size, and even a standard 1500 is a challenge to get up safley. Most the time you need two transmission holders, the big long adjustable metal shafts, holding both bumpers up in the air to keep it from falling....

amy 07-14-2007 11:33 AM


Originally Posted by onethat (Post 103757)
Never seen on fall either . Would like to know as well how this was accomplished.

How many times do I have to say it? It was an accident! :chair:

;) :D

my98tj 07-14-2007 07:32 PM

not to distract from the "oh crap" section of this thread, but if anyone is in the market for a 1/2 ton pick up i highly recommend the nissan titan. you won't find a more powerful pick up out there. i had one for about a year and recently sold it because i'm about to get married and figured i'd need the extra money every month. at any rate, i actually work at the nissan engine plant that is responsible for machining and assembling the v8 that goes in the titan and all i can say is it's an animal....not to thread jack or anything.

JCS05Rubi 07-14-2007 08:52 PM

Its an ok truck I guess. Better than a domestic. Motor is nice, certainly gives a Hemi a run for its money, although a Hemi Dodge is still the king poo in the HP/TQ race right now :). From what I have been told by some Nissan tech friends, they are having lots of issues with the brakes. Too much truck and not enough brakes.

my98tj 07-15-2007 09:39 PM

that was only with the early 04 models and it's not all of them. the hemi has paper numbers, they don't dyno quite as well as dodge says. either the engine really isn't that strong or they have a very inefficient drivetrain. to me the numbers don't mean anything, it's what you feel in the seat. but i might just be a little biased.

JCS05Rubi 07-15-2007 09:45 PM

Ya I know what ya mean, but to me the Hemi dodges (Reg cab 8 foot) pulls noticably harder than a Titan. Honestly, I think its a mix of both. Something just seems off with the motor, held back, sufficating, cant put my finger on it, but somethings off. I don't think it pulls as well as it should either, I think the drivetrain is also relatively inefficiant.

Only 04s? Huh, thats good to know. I was under the impression that they are still having brake issues, but its likely that I am wrong. I know they are in the dealer alot, but when they are on the road, they are a helluva truck.

4point 07-15-2007 09:46 PM

Yeah, the Titan I have on rent has crappy brakes, its an 07.

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