Everytime you open any kind of car/truck magazines, you always see sweet rides decked out with a crazy paint job, a bunch of chrome under the hood, & a speaker/sub system that'll launch your eardrums into orbit. Whether it's Low Riders, Mustangs, Imports, etc., it almost gets to be the same thing over & over. Now, I know this has been a spitting contest since time begun, but what purpose does it serve for a 4x4 diesel pickup? Before anyone jumps down my throat about applications: I'm already aware. I can understand if it's a 4x2 dually, slammed to the ground & is for street purposes only, I also understand if it's a 4x2 or 4x4 SRW/DRW "rolling billboard" for a performance company who wants to build something that really catches the public's eye for product endorsement, but what about all these diesel pickups in diesel mags that are used as everyday drivers? Some of these people go so far overboard, the truck practically loses most of it's functionality. If you're gonna spend all this money raising your rig to the sky with remote reservoir shocks, 4-links, & Toyo Open Country M/Ts, why are you going to slap a $1500+ paintjob on it, because you know damn well you ain't going off-road with it? Do these people just like hearing their tires whine on the highway & make it a little more difficult to park your truck @ the supermarket & constantly worry about some azzhat rolling a carriage into your bed??? Or when it comes to these same people that live in colder climates & have to deal with mud & slush in the winter time? You have all those pretty speakers installed in all 4 doors & a decked-out interior, but are you going to really jump into your rig with muddy/slushy boots? Don't get me wrong, I love sky-high rigs with rims & big mudders, a decent audio system, & a few other goodies, but why do a lot of people get off on diesel rigs that can't do anything for them but look pretty? It's basically a chit load of money spent on a truck you can only look @. Am I missing something? I love trucks with accesories & chrome, but there's just some trucks out there, even loaded with exhaust, intake, fuel delivery, & chip that have all this power that'll never see a trail, dragstrip, or even a race against an import on the highway. Gimme a break. It just seems that perfectly good diesel rigs that'll pull a trailer, haul some dirt, take you through a creek, or send you down the 1/4 in 12sec or better are gonna end up in a rap video with spinners.
...........or worse...............end up on some stupid show like Hannah Montana.
................or THE WORST!!!!!: End up on the Fast & Furious..................with Clay Aiken behind the wheel!