I learned a few things when venturing into higher altitudes out west, not the least of which is not to buy 83 octane regular unleaded for excursins above 3500'. Our Sequoia starts clattering like mad on any little grade on that stuff. Mid-grade, or better the "supreme" helps quench the detonations and lets the timing advance a little better so the power is somewhat restored at 8-12K feet.by contrast our 25hp Tahoe shudders at idle and smokes the exhaust system at about 4,000 rpm trying to climb the summit out of the valley here.
it looks like a coal rolling diesel about 50yds up the start of the hill.
Well, that sounds as if it make qualify as a real truck under the cool & unusual exceptions clause. If you wanna find out & get the official documentation drop the rig off. I'll put 5000lbs of gear in it, expose it to alkaline & acidic cleaning treatments, whatever salt brine they dump on our roads, & countless nondriver types.My '57 Chevy cab-forward deuce-and-a-half has six studs per wheel. Of course they're 20" split rim Budd wheels.
MY thoughts exactly. Spend nearly 20 years earning your beans greased up under hoods, dashes, and chassis and just about anyone gets "meh" about them. The other factor is....the consumer-grade cars and trucks since before I was born are just appliances, not cool works of art. So modern vehicles have exactly the same appeal for me---and emotional attachment---as my dishwasher.Cars. Meh