Kevin Rutherfrauds $200000 Signature glider truck has complete engine failure!!!

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  1. double yellow

    double yellow Road Train Member

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    Who refuses to warranty a failed turbo clamp on a 2-week old, $200,000 truck?!


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  3. Edgar2191

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  4. KW Cajun

    KW Cajun Road Train Member

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    BM's pic very much resembles a defendant sitting in a courthouse. Very fitting.

    He's very lucky the owners Jeff & Kathy hold a moral high ground, exactly opposite of BM, and chose not to file a lawsuit.
    I'd be willing to bet "the house" that if the situation were reversed, BM would be frothing at the mouth, with his attorneys, filing suit without any hesitation.
     
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  5. sshewins

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    Not that I'm defending, but there HAS to be a reason for the clamp thing. You sell a part or perform work, it has to be guaranteed somehow. I don't know. This doesn't make sense. Then again, if you won't make a huge engine build right, what's a clamp...
     
  6. Cowpie1

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    I took some of the ideas when I did my glider. I put on a bully dog ported ceramic coated manifold, a larger non waste gated borg warner turbo, and a blanket on that. And I did put a PP balancer on the crank. I put Walker megaflow mufflers on the stacks up the back of the sleeper. Running wide based rubber on the drives with zero offset alcoa wheels with intermediate length drive axles. Balancing beads in the tires. And finished things up with an Eaton 18 speed driving 2.64 ratio rears. All in all, a very good setup for me. total cost of $112K ready to go. Not some 11 mpg kind of truck, but it has averaged almost 8 mpg over it's entire 398,000 miles. Some light loads, some heavy loads. Lots of bulk product, coils, etc up 46K in the box. Still has original Michelin wide based rubber on drives. Checked tread depth at 380,000 miles and still had around 12/32nd left with nice even wear. No, they are not the most efficient rolling resistance wide base drive tires available. They are Michelin XDN2 Xones. I have to go on a lot of muddy, hilly gravel roads, several miles a week, and such frequently enough that i need additional traction not to mention staying in snow country all winter long. I even have full lockers in both drive axles, and yes, I have to use them once in a while. So, while Energy D low rolling resistance tires are nice and would be great if I only stayed on the normal steering wheel holder roads, they are not my preferred choice for everything I make my truck do.

    Some of what KR and BM have put out there is not all goofy. Some makes sense. But they have taken things to extremes. I am not going to microblue everything in the truck, run Evans coolant, and a lot of the other stuff they come up with. I don't even want side skirts on my truck for various reasons. MPG is important, for sure, and one should do things that improve that. But developing a severe case of OCD over chasing every single 1/10th mpg improvement is not my style.
     
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  7. Nwroten

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    In the last issue of "Movin' Out", the Glider and engine are still pictured in the PP ad that runs under Bruce's article. I find that kind of odd considering the circumstances.
     
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  8. sshewins

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    I was thinking about that exact same thing.
     
  9. Hammer166

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    That shamelss huckster will be claiming credit for their good fuel mileage after the storm dies down a bit. :biggrin_2556:
     
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  10. sshewins

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    I could be wrong here, but the pictures *could* not be his fault at all. It may be the responsibility of the magazine.
     
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  11. Hammer166

    Hammer166 Crusty Information Officer

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    Oh, there's no much doubt about that, magazines have some lengthy lead times.
     
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