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    So I may have stalked this 1986 pickup last month and today I bought it.

    Without getting too specific, I use self contained devices from an outfit called gpsandtrack and some others. I use multiple devices. I don’t want any device powered by the vehicle battery and/or the OBD port. Too simple to defeat them. That said, I might use what amounts to a decoy device...
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    So I may have stalked this 1986 pickup last month and today I bought it.

    Two attempted auto thefts from my home in Houston this past year…and two same day recoveries. Zero shots fired. GPS is the way to go. I flip the script on auto thieves. Steal from me & you’d be lucky if cops get to you first. I’ve learned my lesson and I’m not leaving anything in Houston...
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    So I may have stalked this 1986 pickup last month and today I bought it.

    Right now my plan is to park it next to big brother so it won’t be lonely and take it out for a ride or two before the snow.
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    So I may have stalked this 1986 pickup last month and today I bought it.

    In the immortal words of the great one, “You miss one hundred percent of the shots you don't take.” ... I’m not a con guy. I drive around looking, I’m in Craigslist and FB Mktplace every day, and I have learned a lesson or two from hesitating in the moment.
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    So I may have stalked this 1986 pickup last month and today I bought it.

    While taking the scooter out for a spin, I spied a really nice looking 1980’s Toyota mini pickup rolling through town so I whipped a s***ty and followed the little truck until it parked. I asked the kid driving it where he found it and before he could answer, his girlfriend busts me and says...
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    For Sale Most Recent 80 Series Prices

    Sadly many of the people buying 80 series now are people not really affected by the price of gasoline.
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    For Sale Most Recent 80 Series Prices

    If somebody gave me a budget of $25k to buy a “car,” how much car do you think you could get for that price these days? Sure would be pretty stylish getting around town in an entry level new or late model s***box made out of mostly plastic. I’m amazed at the still relatively awesome “older”...
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    For Sale Most Recent 80 Series Prices

    Well, I may be new to this site, but since I purchased a fairly easily identifiable LX450 with an Ironman bumper and snorkel as well as an OME lift and a set of aftermarket wheels and tires via popular website (BaT), (who published the final sale price on their site), I determined that it wasn’t...
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    Dashcam add a fuse taps
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    ATO blade type fuse Add a Fuse Tap
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    Interior Fuse Diagram
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    ATO blade fuse double taps
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    For Sale Most Recent 80 Series Prices

    Yeah, got to say I watch a lot of BaT auctions (too many) to keep an eye on trading price of various cars. I have never seen a BaT auction quite like that one today. Usually if the seller is unresponsive to legit inquiries, that is a very bad sign. I usually don’t like seeing a reserve not...
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    For Sale Most Recent 80 Series Prices

    Well here‘s one about to sell live on BaT….and it’s gonna be a Sunday auction while most people are not sitting at their PC watching auctions. I bought mine at a BaT Sunday auction a month ago and I’m happy. 14 minutes left and it’s at $8500...
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    Win Some, Lose Some @ Texas DOT

    Montana sounds like one of the few remaining good places left. Texas seems to be under attack from California transplants due to Tesla, Oracle, HP, Joe Rogan, and who knows how many others fleeing their California to start their lives in the Lone Star nation.
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    Win Some, Lose Some @ Texas DOT

    Here‘s some of the main rules on collector plates in Wisconsin for you: Not sure how they came up with these, but they cause me no real difficulty and prevent having to manage annual re-registrations for my little collection of cars and motorcycles once the blue plates are installed. The...
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    Win Some, Lose Some @ Texas DOT

    If you really want to be mad, when this rig makes it to my place in Wisconsin, it will never again be inspected and it will be titled as a collector car (greater than 20 years old). That gets a permanent blue collector license plate for the price of 2 years registration. So for a total of $150...
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    Win Some, Lose Some @ Texas DOT

    Actually, $92.19 sales tax on a used vehicle is a steal. Texas determines the value of used vehicles using their own published table formula so that’s pretty lucky that they determined the value of my ‘96 LX450 at a total of $1475 In today’s market. Let’s just say I place a slightly higher...
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    I prefer paper manual to PDF.

    I am very much an in-person, hands on type of dude. I am sickened to be reduced to pretending to live my life using a camera and microphone to interact with snowflakes afraid to go outside and get dirty. I would much rather be at work in 110 degree weather complaining about the usual stuff...
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