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post #1 of 9 Old 12-02-2008, 06:24 PM Thread Starter
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How many of you use a Topsider Creeper and what do you think about it?

Just as the title says I am thinking about purchasing a topsider creeper and was just wanting opinions on them ups downs etc.
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post #2 of 9 Old 12-02-2008, 06:27 PM
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I've used one, or I should say tried. On a super duty most of them wont even reach to ght front of the engine. Try and do a turbo off of one. You'll brake in half. My opinion is its a waste of money. I just lay across the engine but get a piece of foam if it bothers you.
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I thought of gettin one myself, but yeah, I would just get a old peice of carpet or a quilt and lay across the engine.

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Well I am a pretty big (round) guy and so far just checking basic stuff is not to fun for me when I was younger and alot smaller it would not have bothered me but now it is alot harder. I am planning exhaust and I know the up pipes are leaking so I figuare I will pull the turbo and check it out change to a wicked wheel and fix the up pipes and put the exhaust on it at the same time and the thought of hovering over the truck for an extended period is discouraging to me at this point.
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a friend has one that I borrowed recently...I have back probs and this creeper sure helped in the stamina department...I'd still be layin' on the motor instead of drivin' the truck.....I'll be buying one in the spring...



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i to am a large guy. i have used one and they are not bad my only problem with it is they are a little narrow and dig into my hips but you get used to it . i will purchase one soon.
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i bought one years ago and loved it i got sick of catching my nuts on the hood latch lol i think they are worth it and they are adjustable i never had a problem reaching the engine bays and i even used it on F650 well worth the couple hundred bucks just my

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Thanks guys I have a bad back as well ruptured two lower disk about 10 yrs ago so that is another reason for me needing something to help me over the truck. I feel like I am going to buy one I can get it through my job and pay for it over 6 weeks so I will never miss the money. thanks again.
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I have had mine for a few years now and it is the best investment for working on all the trucks I do.

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