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Old 03-19-2013, 10:26 PM
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I intend to use the cruise control hell yes!!! Lol But I believe the posted speed limit in some areas on the I-10 are 85mph,, is it safe to run an engine at that speed for a long period of time with 110 degree weather though the deserts of New Mexico and Arizona?
Have you done the maintenance? THEN HELL YES!!! As long as you aren't pulling a trailer lol It will be fine, I pulled a trailer (probably overweight for the truck) over the Rockies, in 90 degree heat, AC blasting, and engine pinned, I was crawling with the semi's, she barely got hotter.
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:34 PM
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So I should be fine. Lol I dunno, if it's safe to rev the 3.0 to 3000rpm at 85mph for 4 hours with some synthetic oil lol.
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:37 PM
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So I should be fine. Lol I dunno, if it's safe to rev the 3.0 to 3000rpm at 85mph for 4 hours with some synthetic oil lol.
My GMC in stock for ran 2800 at 75 mph, it's fine. Trust me. Change your oil, and check or change your coolant. Have fun
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:37 PM
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So I should be fine. Lol I dunno, if it's safe to rev the 3.0 to 3000rpm at 85mph for 4 hours with some synthetic oil lol.
The 3.0L would laugh at the heat. Plus, you dont have to go that fast, just enjoy the road trip and the view and cruise st 75 or something, people can pass by you if they are in a huge hurry. Just enjoy yourself on the trip.

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Old 03-19-2013, 10:39 PM
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The 3.0L would laugh at the heat. Plus, you dont have to go that fast, just enjoy the road trip and the view and cruise st 75 or something, people can pass by you if they are in a huge hurry. Just enjoy yourself on the trip.

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Old 03-19-2013, 10:40 PM
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Thanks guys, really appreciate the wise advise from everyone! I look forward to the day I part. I'm thinking I might just stay at San Diego for good.
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:48 PM
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Thanks guys, really appreciate the wise advise from everyone! I look forward to the day I part. I'm thinking I might just stay at San Diego for good.
It's effing expensive, my cuz lived there for 10 or so years, but it's a lot of fun. Get a good job or lots of room mates lol
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Old 03-19-2013, 11:16 PM
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It's effing expensive, my cuz lived there for 10 or so years, but it's a lot of fun. Get a good job or lots of room mates lol
Lol yeah if anything, I'd be staying with my cousin at his apartment. I believe the USMC pays for it or something.
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:28 PM
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What about CB radios guys? Some people have told me these are good investments for long trips like this. Since ill be putting around 3200 miles on the ranger for the trip I figured why not. Lol. Any suggestions on affordable CB radio kits and antennas?
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:43 PM
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What about CB radios guys? Some people have told me these are good investments for long trips like this. Since ill be putting around 3200 miles on the ranger for the trip I figured why not. Lol. Any suggestions on affordable CB radio kits and antennas?
Cobra 29, 5 ft Firestik antenna, standard kit, and the best. But that's my opinion, I want one, but I haven't bought one yet. As for needing it, eh
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Old 03-21-2013, 05:40 AM
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Cobra 29, 5 ft Firestik antenna, standard kit, and the best. But that's my opinion, I want one, but I haven't bought one yet. As for needing it, eh
Does the antenna height give it more ranger or something, or is it up to the unit? Like how far do these things reach lol. As you guys can see I have no knowledge about CB radios
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:10 AM
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The longer the antenna, the better it matches the wave length of the CB frequencies. The ideal antenna is a full 102" whip but that is not always practical. Personally, I want to get one and mount it on the rear, right bumper for best reception and transmission to on coming traffic. That placement focuses the reception to that general area.

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Old 03-21-2013, 09:59 PM
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The longer the antenna, the better it matches the wave length of the CB frequencies. The ideal antenna is a full 102" whip but that is not always practical. Personally, I want to get one and mount it on the rear, right bumper for best reception and transmission to on coming traffic. That placement focuses the reception to that general area.

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Cool, so I was looking at a 5ft firestick, someone told me to mount it on the right side of the truck. For some weird reason.
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:15 AM
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I go 60 in OD on the freeway, no matter what, babies the gas tank...

And whenever I hit any hill that I have to down shift on I ALWAYS drop down to 3rd gear and hit at 40 because it's so much easier for the motor.
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:20 AM
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Cool, so I was looking at a 5ft firestick, someone told me to mount it on the right side of the truck. For some weird reason.
Mounting it on the right side will push your signal to the left-ish, toward oncoming traffic.

The antenna works with the metal body to send out the signal, kinda. Not sure how to explain it. Think of your truck like an arrow. The antenna will be at the back of the arrow, wherever you mount it. If you mount it on the rear bumper, your best signal will be going out in front of you. Atmospheric conditions will also effect your range.

Personally, I would mount it on the front bedrail, so I'd have decent range in all directions.

After you install it, take it to someone who deals with CB's to have it tuned, for optimal performance. I dunno who would do this in your area, there used to be a couple of retired guys here that do CB work "under the table". (I haven't run a CB in a long time, LoL!) The Cobra 29 is a very nice CB. Mine was a 29LTD.

CB's are OK for road trips.
They help multiple vehicles stay in touch.
You're going alone, right?

They allow you to listen to trucker chatter, and possibly get advanced warning of cops, so you can slow down and avoid speeding tickets.
Judging by your comments, I don't think that's an issue.

They will allow you to call for help, in the event you get stranded somewhere.
Generally truckers are friendly.
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