Honda Ridgeline Baja Race Truck Wins Its Class in the Baja 1000

WhoaTed

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I've carried lumber and plywood and drywall in my full sized truck and in a couple of different minivans, including my current one.

The van is not "just like a truck." My shit stays DRY inside my van. Even when I had the topper on the bed, the same could not be said of things left in the bed of my truck.

I'm going to see the old white truck this morning because I'm taking the minivan in to the mechanic who bought the truck from me. I don't really miss it.
Add the Expedition to that list, especially the EL. Swallows a stack of 4x8 sheets of plywood or drywall etc etc.
 

Sol Rosenberg

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My step van can carry a whole stack of plywood…and enough beer for the after work party…but it gets 8 mpg on a good day and a set of decent tires is approaching 3k.
 

Pertinacious Tom

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That's a lot for tires.

I used to get under the big white truck and change the oil. I don't remember what it cost. Not much. I took the new van for an oil change today.

About $800 later, I have a new accessory battery (these things have two batteries), new cabin air filter, and various changed and topped fluids and filters. I just wanted an oil change! What I get for buying an Italian vehicle, I guess.
 

Bus Driver

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That's a lot for tires.

I used to get under the big white truck and change the oil. I don't remember what it cost. Not much. I took the new van for an oil change today.

About $800 later, I have a new accessory battery (these things have two batteries), new cabin air filter, and various changed and topped fluids and filters. I just wanted an oil change! What I get for buying an Italian vehicle, I guess.
Italian minivan?
 

Pertinacious Tom

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Italian minivan?
It's a Chrysler Pacifica. Chrysler is owned by Fiat Group.

It's built in Canada.

I refused to look at American cars due to lingering bigotry from back when they sucked. I had a deal on a Honda Odyssey. I was DONE shopping. Then my wife continued shopping and found that the Pacifica seats all fold into the floor. I reluctantly went to the dealership with my tape measure, made the salesman fold them all down, then measured. Four by eight. SOLD!
 

Bus Driver

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It's a Chrysler Pacifica. Chrysler is owned by Fiat Group.

It's built in Canada.

I refused to look at American cars due to lingering bigotry from back when they sucked. I had a deal on a Honda Odyssey. I was DONE shopping. Then my wife continued shopping and found that the Pacifica seats all fold into the floor. I reluctantly went to the dealership with my tape measure, made the salesman fold them all down, then measured. Four by eight. SOLD!
Gotcha. Thanks.

My BIL has an Odyssey, and I know the 3rd row folds into the floor. Maybe not the second row?
 

billy backstay

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That's a lot for tires.

I used to get under the big white truck and change the oil. I don't remember what it cost. Not much. I took the new van for an oil change today.

About $800 later, I have a new accessory battery (these things have two batteries), new cabin air filter, and various changed and topped fluids and filters. I just wanted an oil change! What I get for buying an Italian vehicle, I guess.

I am disappointed in you Tom!! You are a DIY guy, and the cabin air filters are usually childsplay to install, same with topping off fluids. I suspect it was a comely Italian female in a tight top and short skirt at the Stealership that cajoled you into dropping 8 Benjamins, am I right? :unsure:
 

Pertinacious Tom

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Gotcha. Thanks.

My BIL has an Odyssey, and I know the 3rd row folds into the floor. Maybe not the second row?
2nd row in the Odyssey is removable, same as my old Sienna (or a new Sienna).

Lugging those seats upstairs was no fun.

The removable seats are more comfortable than stowable seats. More of a problem for grandkids than for me!

I am disappointed in you Tom!! You are a DIY guy, and the cabin air filters are usually childsplay to install, same with topping off fluids. I suspect it was a comely Italian female in a tight top and short skirt at the Stealership that cajoled you into dropping 8 Benjamins, am I right? :unsure:
Hah! No, just a "while you're at it" thing.

I got it back this morning and the auto start/stop was giving a new error message. Mechanic came back out and hooked his computer up to it. It was something to do with error codes generated as a result of cleaning fuel injectors. He cleared those and it still said the start/stop was "not ready" but this time didn't say why.

Watching him try to figure it out, I knew for sure I would never, ever work on this car.
 

billy backstay

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....... Watching him try to figure it out, I knew for sure I would never, ever work on this car.

Modern cars don't get "worked on". Just keep changing parts, until all the computer codes go away. I bought an OBDII tester on Amazon for 20 bucks, so I can scan the codes myself, rather than bother friends who already have testers. Between that and YouTube, I will know right away if it's something I want to tackle myself, or hand off to a pro.
 
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billy backstay

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They do use representative engines.

Ferd, Chebby, and Tayoter, obviously Race Prepped

obvious randum "fishin'

Saw one of these in my local Stealership just last week!!

800hp 356ci GM NASCAR engine


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Bus Driver

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We loved our 2002 Caravan. It didn't have any stowaway seats, and wasn't quite wide enough to lay a sheet of plywood/sheetrock flat. But, it was dependable, got decent mileage, and hauled all the family crap on vacations for many years.
 

Mike in Seattle

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, from the article,

" ,,, , it’s good for 800hp at just shy of the category maximum 7800rpm rev limit ,,, "

I think they are slightly different since '19.

, the " end of straight" at the superspeedways, I see 8500 occasionally
 

bridhb

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They do use representative engines.
Ferd, Chebby, and Tayoter, obviously Race Prepped

obvious randum "fishin'
Didn't Toyota have to come up with a "special" engine to meet the NASCAR specs? It was a long time ago but I remember listening to a radio program, on the way back from Talladega International GP for a motorcycle race, that said NASCAR requires pushrod engines and Toyota's production v-8's are overhead cam.
 




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