Weight limits are one factor, We allow much much heavier trucks on our roads than all surrounding states. Another is how we are overly dependent on salt during winter instead of using sand or even a mixture of the 2. Salt melts the snow into water, water gets into expansion cracks of the road, eventually freezes again…
Hell in Michigan we build roads with concrete and even those don’t last.
And you win. Damn that’s perfect.
Have you seen the interview with Rex Tillerson after he quit being Secretary of State? If not, one quote I loved with Rex saying how he “constantly had to remind the president that you’re not allowed to do that, it’s illegal”
#1 two stroke dirt bike smoke.
Just tell him that the automakers are going to follow his new emission standards, so he can stop being involved with them and he can focus on creating the next dumpster fire
When I worked at Chrysler, one of my good friends in our group had a photographer get a photo of the 8 speed transmission shifter in a prototype 300 car. Literally it was just the shifter screwed to the center console as this was a mule vehicle. When that picture ended up online he was told if it happens again, he’s…
Wouldn’t matter, they’d still view it as “design intent”. It’s supposed to be the engineers “responsibility” to keep photographers from capturing photos.
On the flip side when you work in engineering and you’re trying to calibrate, do any form development work on a test mule or pre development camo car, if someone gets pics of the interior when they’re not supposed, and those pictures end up online, the engineer driving the car can very easily be fired for it.
And the winner was presented with a scantily clad woman across a beautiful vehicle.
If maintenance is a concern, might I suggest looking into the Mopar MaxCare warranty coverage. I bought it with my 2018 Ram 1500 last year, and it’s bumper to bumper (the same as the initial 3 year/36k miles warranty) for as long as you own the vehicle. Cost me $3300, and it covers everything that is not a wear item…
Feel like I saw this before....
Evel Kineval on the radio arguing with his son Robbie, because RK received a ticket for not wearing a helmet:
I for one prefer the non “copy and paste” letter the manager wrote. At least it’s honest and they at least took the time to put it together. Bit blunt, but I’m the type that prefers the direct message
I didn’t even notice the NIC’d comment, you clever clever “also knows the inner workings of FCA releasing part numbers person” you......
Can confirm. Especially considering that FCA does not like to change part numbers unless absolutely necessary since it’s just more paperwork usually and more delays in getting a design released
Fiat is still behind the curve compared to FCA. They’re slowly making their requirements more realistic instead of just trying to get a cheaper product.
Fingers crossed if GM brings the reg cab/short bed Trail Boss, maybe, just maybe, Ram will make a Rebel and Ford an FX4 (Raptor is too much of an overhaul) in the same configuration. Even if it’s a limited run it would be awesome to see.
Any of you who were into tuner cars circa 2001 might remember that before “cars and coffee” was a thing, it was “Mountain Dew and mall parking lots.”
As a supplier of engine mechatronics to every OEM out there, I can honestly say of the big 3 FCA currently has the most stringent design and validation testing requirements of the automakers, in terms of how long we have to cycle/actuator our parts to show they will outlast the engine itself. I think they’re trying to…