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Old 04-16-2024, 10:07 AM   #9261
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Hmmm, that was different. The last customer, when they went to pay, partially unfolded a blanket in their trunk, and took out the correct amount of cash from the stash I observed in the blanket.

I've heard of pigs in a blanket, but not this,
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Old 04-16-2024, 10:14 AM   #9262
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Hmmm, that was different. The last customer, when they went to pay, partially unfolded a blanket in their trunk, and took out the correct amount of cash from the stash I observed in the blanket.
I hope you have a way of checking paper money to see if it's counterfeit.
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Old 04-16-2024, 10:19 AM   #9263
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I hope you have a way of checking paper money to see if it's counterfeit.
I do. Mainly use an ultraviolet light and look for the embedded denomination color stripes but have a pen if needed.

EDIT: Here is what I use.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NDMJ4BG...WxfdGhlbWF0aWM
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Far from a unicorn, they are endangered around here though. Can you spot it from my pic?
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Far from a unicorn, they are endangered around here though. Can you spot it from my pic?
its a 1500 dodge mega cab 06-08
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Old 04-16-2024, 12:53 PM   #9266
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its a 1500 dodge mega cab 06-08
....and what sets them apart from say a regular 1500, tire wise?
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its a 1500 dodge mega cab 06-08
with 8 lug axles?
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with 8 lug axles?
Yep
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Yep
There you have it!
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There you have it!
Not exactly, but nears about.

I rarely encounter these trucks.
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https://moparinsiders.com/throwback-...-ton-mega-cab/

......It’s 2005 and the full-size Crew Cab pickup truck segment is growing at a rapid rate as more people are starting to use their pickup trucks as family vehicles. The Dodge Truck division (which is now known as the RAM) is ready to introduce its updated lineup of 2006 Dodge Ram pickups to the public. While other pickup brands have offered Crew Cab variants of their pickups, Dodge is to the game, only offering its smaller four-door Quad Cab configuration as an option.
2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Mega Cab SLT 4×2. (Larry H. Miller CDJR). That would change in August of 2005, as the Dodge brand shook up the full-size pickup market with the introduction of the ‘Mega Cab’. Using the 160.5-inch wheelbase from the Ram Heavy Duty Quad Cab long-box (8-foot box) model, Dodge Trucks engineers re-proportioned the cab and the pickup box by replacing the 8-foot box with a short box (6-foot, 3-inch). This allowed Dodge designers an additional 20-inches of cabin space to play with. The result was a cab length of 111.1-inches, which was more than 12-inches longer than a 2006 Ford F-250 Super Crew.
While the Mega Cab configuration continues on today as part of the Ram 2500/3500 Heavy Duty lineup, many have forgotten that half-ton models were also available in the Mega Cab configuration for a limited time. While badged as a Ram 1500, these weren’t your typical half-ton pickups. Built on the third-generation Ram Heavy Duty platform, the 2006 Ram 1500 Mega Cab retained the 3/4-ton Ram 2500 chassis, frame, axle, and 8-lug wheels as its Ram Heavy Duty siblings. The “heavy half-ton” still featured much of the suspension from the Ram 1500, giving it a softer ride in comparison to the Ram 2500 Mega Cab as well as different capability numbers.
2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Mega Cab SLT 4×2. (Larry H. Miller CDJR). Choosing the 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Mega Cab, meant there was only one engine option. The 5.7-liter HEMI V8 was rated at 345 horsepower (257kW) and 375 lb.-ft. (510 Nm) of torque at the time. The HEMI was mated to a Chrysler-sourced 5-speed 545RFE automatic transmission. Because the Ram 1500 Mega Cab models retained the axles from the Ram Heavy Duty, this meant customers could choose from a 3.73 or 4.10 axle ratio, compared to the Ram 1500 non-Mega Cab HEMI models which offered 3.55 or 3.92 axle ratios at the time.
This set the Ram 1500 Mega Cab apart from the Ram 1500 offerings and making it the half-ton of choice for towing. The 2006 Ram 1500 Mega Cab featured a maximum payload of 2,430 lbs. (130 lbs. less than the 2006 Ram 2500 Mega Cab), a maximum trailer weight rating of 8,750 lbs. (4,250 lbs. less than the 2500 Mega Cab), and a Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) of 15,000 lbs. (or 5,000 lbs. less than the 2500 Mega Cab). When you compare it to today’s 2021 Ram 1500 Crew Cab 6-foot, 4-inch 4×4 pickup with the HEMI eTorque mild-hybrid system, the 2006 heavy half-ton has 740 lbs. more payload capacity. However, the new half-ton has 2,340 lbs. more of maximum trailer weight and a higher GCWR by 2,000 lbs..........


More details at the link at beginning of post. It is interesting vehicle history as many are not aware these were ever made.
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These 1500's require Load Range E (10 ply rated) tires being on a 2500 chassis. This customer came in with Passenger tires on it but did purchase a set of Load Range E Maxxis Mudders.
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These 1500's require Load Range E (10 ply rated) tires being on a 2500 chassis. This customer came in with Passenger tires on it but did purchase a set of Load Range E Maxxis Mudders.
If you didn't warn him that the correct tires will ride a lot stiffer than his passenger tires, you can be sure he'll be back to complain.
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If you didn't warn him that the correct tires will ride a lot stiffer than his passenger tires, you can be sure he'll be back to complain.
I wonder how they ride compared to the ST tires found on some of his customer’s vehicles.
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......It’s 2005 and the full-size Crew Cab pickup truck segment is growing at a rapid rate as more people are starting to use their pickup trucks as family vehicles. The Dodge Truck division (which is now known as the RAM) is ready to introduce its updated lineup of 2006 Dodge Ram pickups to the public. While other pickup brands have offered Crew Cab variants of their pickups, Dodge is to the game, only offering its smaller four-door Quad Cab configuration as an option.
2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Mega Cab SLT 4×2. (Larry H. Miller CDJR). That would change in August of 2005, as the Dodge brand shook up the full-size pickup market with the introduction of the ‘Mega Cab’. Using the 160.5-inch wheelbase from the Ram Heavy Duty Quad Cab long-box (8-foot box) model, Dodge Trucks engineers re-proportioned the cab and the pickup box by replacing the 8-foot box with a short box (6-foot, 3-inch). This allowed Dodge designers an additional 20-inches of cabin space to play with. The result was a cab length of 111.1-inches, which was more than 12-inches longer than a 2006 Ford F-250 Super Crew.
While the Mega Cab configuration continues on today as part of the Ram 2500/3500 Heavy Duty lineup, many have forgotten that half-ton models were also available in the Mega Cab configuration for a limited time. While badged as a Ram 1500, these weren’t your typical half-ton pickups. Built on the third-generation Ram Heavy Duty platform, the 2006 Ram 1500 Mega Cab retained the 3/4-ton Ram 2500 chassis, frame, axle, and 8-lug wheels as its Ram Heavy Duty siblings. The “heavy half-ton” still featured much of the suspension from the Ram 1500, giving it a softer ride in comparison to the Ram 2500 Mega Cab as well as different capability numbers.
2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Mega Cab SLT 4×2. (Larry H. Miller CDJR). Choosing the 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Mega Cab, meant there was only one engine option. The 5.7-liter HEMI V8 was rated at 345 horsepower (257kW) and 375 lb.-ft. (510 Nm) of torque at the time. The HEMI was mated to a Chrysler-sourced 5-speed 545RFE automatic transmission. Because the Ram 1500 Mega Cab models retained the axles from the Ram Heavy Duty, this meant customers could choose from a 3.73 or 4.10 axle ratio, compared to the Ram 1500 non-Mega Cab HEMI models which offered 3.55 or 3.92 axle ratios at the time.
This set the Ram 1500 Mega Cab apart from the Ram 1500 offerings and making it the half-ton of choice for towing. The 2006 Ram 1500 Mega Cab featured a maximum payload of 2,430 lbs. (130 lbs. less than the 2006 Ram 2500 Mega Cab), a maximum trailer weight rating of 8,750 lbs. (4,250 lbs. less than the 2500 Mega Cab), and a Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) of 15,000 lbs. (or 5,000 lbs. less than the 2500 Mega Cab). When you compare it to today’s 2021 Ram 1500 Crew Cab 6-foot, 4-inch 4×4 pickup with the HEMI eTorque mild-hybrid system, the 2006 heavy half-ton has 740 lbs. more payload capacity. However, the new half-ton has 2,340 lbs. more of maximum trailer weight and a higher GCWR by 2,000 lbs..........


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Am I the only one who thought of this while reading this post?

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Am I the only one who thought of this while reading this post?
I hadn't till you implanted it in my head. I now have to find the part where she rebutted the D.A. when he asked her a trick question. Thanks for keeping me from working and having to play on youtube.
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The first thing I thought of was the Seinfeld episode…”His father was a mudder. His mother was a mudder!” Unfortunately I couldn’t post the gif.
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I wanted to tell the last customer that although I put in air, she was putting on airs.

She came in with the tire/rim in back of a pickup truck. This is when she tells me she drives a BMW and tells me I probably wouldn't have a tire for a car like that, kinda snotty like.

I go outside and look at the tire, and it's nothing special. I give her a price and she exclaims "For a used tire?"

I told her I assumed she wanted a new tire (based on her uppity attitude but kept that part to myself)

She said "No, I want a used tire!"

I told her I had one of those too and gave her a price on it. She now asks if that includes tax, as she only had X amount of money.

I worked with her and made the deal happen for the poor woman acting rich.

So as I started this thread off with, I did put air in.....although her putting airs on was laughable. Are ya laughing?
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I just got fussed out for the second time today, cause I can't repair what they ruined.

It's the start of mowing season for this year and like in years past, homeowners are finding out they need tires for their mowers that have been sitting dormant since last November.

They "think" they can replace the tires themselves and many times end up ruining the new tires, as they don't use the proper equipment or know how to dismount/mount tires.....including those who try to put inner tubes in their mower tires.

So I'm thinking of putting up some kind of sign that I can point at, to hopefully alleviate the fussing...and am looking for ideas from the community.

My thought was what I put in the first sentence but not really liking that one. I figure ya can do much better. Suggestions, please.
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