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    Thread: Big trucks used to be so pretty.

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      02-09-2012 11:24 PM #101
      I want something like this for Home Depot runs.





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      02-10-2012 12:10 AM #102
      It looks like the KW is trimmed up and can be sat over a Kodiak or 1ton truck chassis. That would be awesome to have.

    3. 02-10-2012 12:55 AM #103
      Quote Originally Posted by 2.0T_Convert View Post
      I like the Volvo trucks. One of the few trucks I see that has factor HIDs. Well that or all the drivers are using projector headlight kits.

      I like how they look and the interiors are pretty damn nice, though a few OTR truckers tell me theyre pos especially with the eaton auto trans

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      02-10-2012 08:10 AM #104
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      02-10-2012 11:10 AM #105
      Quote Originally Posted by Impeccable View Post
      I like how they look and the interiors are pretty damn nice, though a few OTR truckers tell me theyre pos especially with the eaton auto trans
      The first gen Auto Shifts sucked. Especially in the cold. But the one thing I liked about the VN was how tight the turning radius was compared to most other trucks.

      More off road trucks.





      Last edited by JOHNS92JETTA; 02-10-2012 at 11:17 AM.

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      02-10-2012 11:25 AM #106
      Quote Originally Posted by Impeccable View Post
      I like how they look and the interiors are pretty damn nice, though a few OTR truckers tell me theyre pos especially with the eaton auto trans
      the new eaton automated stuff is good, but as i recall volvo doesnt offer that anymore as they have their own automated trans.

      bit of a misnomer to call either of those an "auto".

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      04-20-2012 11:07 PM #107
      Bumping this. A few photos from Truck World '12 in Toronto.












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      04-23-2012 12:17 PM #108
      Quote Originally Posted by JOHNS92JETTA View Post
      Bumping this. A few photos from Truck World '12 in Toronto.

      I've been in this truck and I drove the same truck with a manual transmission last week and it's my current favorite truck. I didn't get much time to play with the new interior features but it seems well thought out and very user friendly.
      Lately I have been testing "tip-in events". Just the tip-in. Just to see how it feels. Response time is typically on the order of 2-3 seconds. Sometimes the injection timing is a little off...

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      04-23-2012 12:54 PM #109
      Quote Originally Posted by GoFaster View Post
      Thing of beauty?



      More like an exercise of making the cab as short as possible ...
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    10. 04-23-2012 03:19 PM #110
      The volvo OTR rigs in general made a lot of the other truck manfacturers step their game up in terms of ergonomics and interior comfort. Sitting in a mid 90's volvo cab is similar to their cars from the same period, where if you had the equivalent Mack, IH etc., it was a throwback to the 70's - exposed screws, noisy, low quality.

      I did a few addons to a friends VN last year he just picked up, the sleeper cab is roomier than some apartments i had back in the day.

      these mercedes were everywhere when i was a kid, i believe when they bought frieghtliner they ceased bringing them here, although you still see them in africa and asia lumbering along




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      04-24-2012 07:19 AM #113
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    12. 04-24-2012 07:44 AM #114
      This thread makes me think about Interborough Rapid Transit's rolling stock...once were beautiful IMO in IRT's days of reign (or at least more attractive to the eyes, especially the wooden fleet, and the early lo-v fleet) and now just bare shiny metal as MTA is in control. *shrug*
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      04-24-2012 07:47 AM #115
      Quote Originally Posted by DUTCHMANia View Post

      not for long though,... I'm going back into the office starting next week.
      How are you going to show us all the cool pics when you're in the office all day?

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      04-24-2012 08:08 AM #116
      Quote Originally Posted by JOHNS92JETTA View Post
      Bumping this. A few photos from Truck World '12 in Toronto.

      Looks pretty much the same as the mid-America truck Show in March (Louisville, KY) - guess they just drove the trucks up there

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      04-24-2012 10:05 AM #117
      Quote Originally Posted by GermaniuM View Post
      How are you going to show us all the cool pics when you're in the office all day?
      there's still internet in the office
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      04-24-2012 11:12 AM #118
      Quote Originally Posted by JOHNS92JETTA View Post
      That is awesome.

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      04-24-2012 11:29 AM #120
      Before there was BJ and the Bear there was "Movin On"

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    19. 04-24-2012 11:30 AM #121
      Quote Originally Posted by Rohan P View Post
      Yee-haw.














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      Before there was BJ and the Bear there was "Movin On"
      I don't remember that one.
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      04-24-2012 11:30 AM #122
      Quote Originally Posted by Activ8 View Post
      Looks pretty much the same as the mid-America truck Show in March (Louisville, KY) - guess they just drove the trucks up there
      I doubt it, the show trucks probably got put on low-boys and trailered up there.
      Lately I have been testing "tip-in events". Just the tip-in. Just to see how it feels. Response time is typically on the order of 2-3 seconds. Sometimes the injection timing is a little off...

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      04-24-2012 11:33 AM #123
      That Western Star was part of the display at their booth. Im not sure if it was a show only truck or you can buy it like that.

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      04-24-2012 11:38 AM #124
      Quote Originally Posted by JOHNS92JETTA View Post
      That Western Star was part of the display at their booth. Im not sure if it was a show only truck or you can buy it like that.
      something tells me their factory probably isnt putting out paint jobs like that...

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      04-24-2012 11:43 AM #125
      Quote Originally Posted by Rohan P View Post
      Yee-haw.
















      Where is the video of this?!?!?!

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