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  1. Hyundai, sister firm Kia warn owners of 568,000 cars to park them OUTSIDE over fears tow hitch could catch fire, as they recall Santa Fe, Santa Cruz

    Looks like there are others with spontaneous combustion issues! Hyundai and Kia are recalling more than 568,000 cars over fears that a tow hitch harness could catch fire. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration warned that the fire could be caused because of a short circuit. Car...
  2. Big shoutout

    Got these plans from @HenryMac for building a platform for the 6’ bed. His measurements are dead on and made making this a measure twice only for the build. Going to buy some Sheetrock tonight so the christening is here!
  3. Daylight Savings Time

    Well the day has finally arrived that after tomorrow’s 1 hour ahead it will be the last clock change we will be making. After a lifetime of doing this the tradition ends and forever more we stay the same time year round.
  4. EMP shield for auto

    My son showed me this and I think my boy found a winner. The more I dug into this the more legit it appears. With chip shortages and what ever else happens it looks like it can save your truck or auto.
  5. Woops! Tesla under investigation

    Tesla under investigation after reports of steering wheels falling off while driving: 120,000 Model Ys may have been delivered to customers with missing bolt
  6. Inflatable topper

    Came across this product and I have to say it’s well thought out and I even saw a video of a guy using it as a boat.
  7. Consumer Reports Finds New Pickup Truck Reliability Troubling

    Pick a major truck nameplate, and chances are, it falls into the poor reliability category. Cr explains the Toyota Tundra, Hyundai Santa Cruz, Nissan Frontier, and Jeep Gladiator, only to name a few, got rough scores. On the other hand, there were a few pickup truck models that stood out as...
  8. Ford CEO Farley Warns Employees

    CEO Jim Farley had a town hall meeting. According to The Wall Street Journal, he is reworking performance metrics. As Ford has increasing financial troubles, it should be considered a warning: Our reputation for quality is under siege. Get better at what you do, or these new metrics may cost you...
  9. 2 Factors Are Responsible for the 40% Drop in Ford Ranger Sales

    Ford’s midsize pickup truck faces challenges in a highly competitive market Ford has been facing some challenges in the midsize pickup truck segment, and the Ranger has not been immune to these issues. According to Ford Authority, sales of the Ranger decreased by 40% by the end of 2022 due to...
  10. Gold Eagle Valen

    Valentines sale! 20% off storewide Dave’s supplier of choice for 303 products and super thick micro fiber towels!
  11. BOOM!!! 2022 Jeep Gladiator is the only midsize pickup truck on the Consumer Reports most unreliable list

    When choosing which pickup truck to get, reliability is a crucial factor. It’s ideal to have one that has minimal problems — and can run strong for many miles and years. According to Consumer Reports, there is only one midsize pickup truck that’s very unreliable: the 2022 Jeep Gladiator...
  12. Ford bringing back the TBird?

    Found this picture on the web of a Ford Thunderbird concept by 3D visualizer Rostislav Prokop
  13. Never-Ending Saga of Ford Explorer Complaints Signaling Another 2023 Recall

    The all-new 2019 Explorer began production on very shaky ground at its Chicago assembly plant. But assembly issues plagued the newly minted SUVs. It was so bad that every one produced was trucked to Ford’s Flint Rock assembly plant in Detroit, for “quality control.” This includes the sister...
  14. How cold is it where you are today?

    Up in the NE we have an Arctic blast last night. With the high winds lost power at 7PM. Didn’t come back on until 7AM this morning. House temperature got all the way down to 35F before the power came back on. Extra down comforter on the bed last night and feet were still freezing 🥶 Hindsight...
  15. Ford Slides as CEO Says $2 Billion Profit Left ‘on Table’

    “We should have done much better last year,” Farley said in a statement. “We left about $2 billion in profits on the table that were within our control, and we’re going to correct that with improved execution and performance.” Ford Slides as CEO Says $2 Billion Profit Left ‘on Table’
  16. Guy I work with

    A guy I have worked with for the last 15 years has always been a Taco guy. He had one years ago that had the frame recall and it was in the shop for 4 months getting the replacement done. About 4 months ago it got totaled in an accident (Covid related health issues he blacked out) and needed...
  17. Most popular used cars in the US by sales AND state: Pickups dominate the market with Ford F150 and Chevrolet Silverado taking top two spots

    The most purchased car in the US last year was the Ford F-150, the data shows Drivers in 31 out of 50 states prefer the affordable pickup over other options Coming in second was the similarly priced Chevrolet Silverado, in a year where full-size pickups dominated the secondhand market The data...
  18. Say Goodbye to the 2023 Ford Maverick

    Looks like the 2023 Ford Maverick is already gone as soon as it arrived. Apparently, Ford is planning to close orders for its small truck, meaning you will no longer be able to buy one directly from the factory
  19. Ford Ranger Sales Place Near Bottom Of Segment In Q3 2022

    The Ford Authority Take The not-insignificant 13 percent slide in Ford Ranger sales in the third quarter of 2022 is entirely attributed to decreased production of the midsize pickup, resulting in a notable lack of units at the dealer level as a result of The Blue Oval continuing to prioritize...
  20. 2023 Corvette Z06 Pops Engine After Only 52 Miles

    arcia purchased the black-over-red Corvette Z06 1LZ on December 23 from Covina Hills Chevrolet in Covina, California, according to his YouTube videos. The in-demand sports car carried a sticker price of $113,975, but documentation fees and dealer charges saw the final sales price reach...