[elky] Re: 2WD vs. 4WD Truck

For about $500 you can buy the whole new assembly from Mendards with an 
insulated door and grunted for life torsion bar spring instead, virtually 
maintenance free, I have replaced 4 of them, and in the shed installed one new, 
and installed one new at the old house when I built the garage.

Totally worth the investment there, old garage doors are not only a huge 
maintenance issue and eyesore, but an even bigger safety risk.
Our spring broke at our current residence and the big heavy original door 
slammed to the ground so hard it shattered the door.  If someone or something 
would have been in its path...

The new ones are very light in comparison 

-----Original Message-----
From: elky-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:elky-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
Chris Lindh
Sent: Thursday, September 03, 2009 12:20 PM
To: elky@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [elky] Re: 2WD vs. 4WD Truck

Yes '70s houses around here have small garages - great for cars but not trucks. 
 What's cool is most in our neighborhood have a 3rd garage door to the 
basement... I've heard it called a boat door, although it would be almost 
impossible to get a boat in and out of ours.

Our garage has two doors instead of one big one... a big single door would be 
nice but the doors are so big and heavy.  I'm OK repairing & maintaining our 
single doors but I'd be leery to mess with a big door.

On Thu, Sep 3, 2009 at 1:09 PM, Mongar, Brian<Brian.Mongar@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Wow, my ext cab barely fits in my garage, and I am pretty sure its 22ft deep.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: elky-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:elky-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
> Behalf Of Chris Lindh
> Sent: Thursday, September 03, 2009 12:05 PM
> To: elky@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [elky] 2WD vs. 4WD Truck
>
> Since I'm looking at getting a truck I'm confronting whether I want 4WD. 
>  Pros: less chance of getting stuck in a very nose heavy vehicle, highest 
> trim level only available 4WD.  Cons: maintenance costs, rough handling, get 
> stuck farther away.
>
> The majority of the trucks use will be for daily driving, the occasional 
> vacation trip and trips to pick up parts/cars. There are two instances I can 
> think of I would use 4WD: on the beach on vacation or driving around to the 
> back of my house - we live down a hill...
> Anything I've driven to the back of my house gets stuck - it's damp back 
> there (wooded, little sun).  I might end up parking the truck back there, 
> since I don't think a mega cab truck is going to fit in our garage: 8'W x 7'H 
> door, 19' deep...
>
> Your thoughts?
> Chris
>
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