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Re: what's your ride??

Postby djkause74 » Tue Apr 26, 2005 7:49 pm

1997 Chevy S-10 & Trailer...oh the S-10 has a vortec V-6...pulling the trailer FULLY LOADED up the mountians of New Mexico is no problem!!!


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Re: what's your ride??

Postby djwak59 » Tue Apr 26, 2005 11:19 pm

I used to have a gas guzzlin' Safari van, lots of room sure but, with these gas prices, I'd be spendin' alot of what I just made at the gig!! LOL. So, I traded it in for a 2003 Honda Element. I LOVE it. For small gigs, I just fold down, then, flip up the two rear seats, so they rest against the back side windows. I can get a pair of EV SX300s,console,amp,basic lighting,CD cases,AND the hand truck in there. For a regular size wedding, 175-225 people, I take the seats completely out, now I can get my EV SX500s in there, with more lights, and all the same as above. For anything larger, I rent a 5x8 U-Haul for the subs and another pair of EVs. It's awesome! See ya.
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Postby Diana McKinney » Sat Apr 30, 2005 4:40 am

Originally used a 1992 Toyota SR5 long bed with a shell. Still have the pickup but now use a 2004 Safari with removable seats. More access points than the pickup and it has a radio that works, CD player and AIR CONDITIONING! What I don't like about it is that I can't see the front end unless I learn toward the dash board. Makes it hard to park sometimes. Have already scraped a concrete post that was closer than I thought.
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Postby CJ Greiner » Sat Apr 30, 2005 5:49 pm

'03 Isuzu Ascender ( 7 Passenger Vers. )

and

'96 Ford Explorer ( DJGold License Plate )
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Re: what's your ride??

Postby jwg » Sat Apr 30, 2005 7:55 pm

I just traded my 2000 Chevy Venture van in for a 2002 Ford Windstar van.
After owning red or maroon vehicles for the last 15 years, I gotta get used to owning a blue one!

The color? Sky Blue or, being more creative, DJ Gold blue!
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Re: what's your ride??

Postby Michigan DJ » Tue May 03, 2005 3:23 am

After gettin ALL of our gear for a 300+ person wedding into it...I can definitely say that our 2002 VW Jetta may be the most versatile vehicle I have ever owned.

2 15 inch 2way trapezoid cabs,
1 4x10 bass cab,
one 12 space roto rack,
two light tripods (including lights),
two speaker stands,
mirror ball (in box of course)
2 laptops,
variouis bags and odds and ends.

We got all of this into our jetta along with my wife and I...

We were amazed. The truck was in the shop at the time, and we wanted to set up early.
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Re: what's your ride??

Postby MusicDoctorDJ » Tue May 03, 2005 4:33 am

I would have to make six trips if I used our 1998 Pontiac Grand Am to haul my system.

And that is just with the stuff that I could actually fit into it!

I would never even attempt it . . . I'd rent a truck for the gig!
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Re: what's your ride??

Postby sddj » Wed May 04, 2005 1:07 am

All our trailers are Haulmark's (black and chrome). Fully carpeted inside floors and internally lighted. Trailers were selected because of the 3500 lb axle vs some other brands that go with lighter weight 2200 lbs axles.

I use a 2004 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab 4x4 Sport! That's my new baby... well, a year old now. Big 5.0 liter 8 cyl... hauls up to 6600 lbs.

We also use a 1997 Grand Cherokee, or on some occasions a Ford Aerostar van. And sometimes, perhaps, GMC Jimmy. All outfitted with Class III hitches for pulling the Haulmarks.
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Re: what's your ride??

Postby DJ Daddy » Fri May 20, 2005 12:54 pm

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Chevy Avalanche Z71 with tow package accessories and a Pace Cargo Sport 6x10 with ramp, side door and walk-in height.

Does the job but has gotten too small (so I'm downsizing).
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Re: what's your ride??

Postby TheBartman47 » Tue May 31, 2005 4:35 pm

Many of you have probably seen the old video of my car (dashboard shoot) before I put the new transmission in, and how the shift was really sloppy from 1st to 2nd. Here's the first vid...
http://www.streetneeds.com/uploads/vide ... mobile.mpg

Now, here's a video after installing new transmission...
http://www.putfile.com/media.php?n=Bartmobile2

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TH350
Black Kolene Steels
Kevlar friction material
Hardened sprag
extra 2 quart capacity aluminum oil pan (with cooling fins)
aftermarket transmission cooler (mount in front of radiator)
moderate shift kit
towing rated 1,500 RPM stall converter

Other details on the car:
1975 Monte Carlo
383 stroker engine
2.63 Positrac rear axle
Daily driver and pulls the 6x12 cargo trailer full of sound equipment.
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Postby CJ Greiner » Tue May 31, 2005 8:28 pm

Bartman -- that's cool! It almost sounds like this:

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Re: what's your ride??

Postby Michigan DJ » Tue May 31, 2005 11:53 pm

HAHAHAHHA

I knew it was a Monte from the Dashboard.

I used to own a 1977 Monte!
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Re: what's your ride??

Postby TheBartman47 » Sat Jun 25, 2005 6:03 pm

Here's a new clip where you can hear the exhaust sound...
http://www.putfile.com/media.php?n=exhaust37
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Re: what's your ride??

Postby Big E » Sun Oct 30, 2005 10:28 pm

I know this is an old thread but I couldn't resist.
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Re: what's your ride??

Postby TheBartman47 » Mon Oct 31, 2005 12:20 pm

Dude, that is one sweeeeet ride!
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Re: what's your ride??

Postby Big E » Mon Oct 31, 2005 12:35 pm

Thank you...meet HERMAN...

That was taken at the Mobile Beat show in 2002, downtown at Fremont Street. I will not be able to attend this year but if I did I would love to bring him back to Vegas. A few here and on some other boards have even gotten a ride.

The back is 4wx9lx3h and holds a bunch of stuff. The side doors open out straight to allow full access 3 ways. Only downfall is the mileage and that is another thread.
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Re: what's your ride??

Postby TheBartman47 » Thu Nov 03, 2005 1:34 pm

I just ordered one of these for my car. 8)
Gearvendors under/overdrive auxiliary transmission. Now I will have 6 forward gears (and 2 reverse).
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Re: what's your ride??

Postby sddj » Fri Nov 04, 2005 1:05 am

CJ... I noticed you mentioned you have the "7 passenger" version... planning on a large family huh? LOL

I got my digital camera now, so hopefully, I can grab a couple shots of the Haulmark's and send them on to ya soon !
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Re: what's your ride??

Postby CJ Greiner » Fri Nov 04, 2005 1:16 am

sddj wrote:CJ... I noticed you mentioned you have the "7 passenger" version... planning on a large family huh? LOL

I got my digital camera now, so hopefully, I can grab a couple shots of the Haulmark's and send them on to ya soon !


Yow! No... not planning on THAT big of a family! :lol:

The 7-passenger version of the Isuzu Ascender (same as GMC Envoy) is 16 inches longer than the 5-passenger version and provides plenty of room for my wife's flower deliveries or my DJ equipment.

:arrow: Can't wait to see the photos! 8)
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Postby DJ Daddy » Fri Nov 04, 2005 9:31 am

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CJ,

You will get horrible gas mileage on the Ascender for the first 1500-2000 miles then it will get the normal mpg that they advertise. I take my truck to my mechanic that works at a Isuzu dealer (it's always good when your favorite mechanic drives the same vehicle as you do). They say it's normal and northing to worry about. The service check-in person (been there for 25 years) drives one that he bought in July and is very happy with it.


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