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post #1 of 28 Old 05-08-2012, 08:52 PM Thread Starter
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I'm Moving to Texas

So after growing up in Indiana for the past 23 years I have decided to move to Texas. I landed a GREAT job in Ft. Worth and my soon to be wife and I are moving the last of this month. So I have a few questions.
-How strict are the vehical inspections? Would a straight pipe (no muff no cat) on a 6.0 pass?
- To those who live in Ft. Worth, I will be working around the Keller area. Are there any area where one wouldnt want to live.
-Whats fun do to in DFW in the summer?

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you will be fine with a straight pipe 6.0 for the most part.. there may be one or two who do a visual inspection if u are super loud. (whistle) looking to see if u have a muffler..happened to me once.. so went home put it on after inspection pulled back off. there is no emissions testing on diesels.. they check for codes though (i.e. egr/emissions related)

DFW has a six flags.. and water parks. texas rangers baseball lakes galore so plenty to do
it will be HOT though.. especially from what you are prob used to in summers.. and it gets humid throughout most of texas in the summer

welcome to Texas

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Howdy and welcome, I dont know much about the DFW area but if you get a chance head down to San Antonio and visit the Alamo and the Boardwalk, take a ride on the river boat tour, theres lots to learn about Texas history. I live close to the Gulf Coast so we go to the "beach" for fun. You could also check out New Braunfels, TX for some good summer time fun, dont forget the SPF 50. Enjoy.

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I'm from the Keller area, real nice place, I think it was 7th in the nation or something like that, it's very busy now and there's lots of money there and southlake. As far as where not to live, that all depends on your price range, and up bringing. What are you looking for? Haltom city is kinda run down, grapevine is nice

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I live in Dallas...Keller south lake area are very nice. There is plenty of lakes to hit, alot of resturaunts! Go check out Billy Bobs in ft worth, biggest country honky tonk in the us I believe- pretty good times there.

But get ready for the heat. Last summer we were one day away from a 100+ days of 100 degrees plus!! Oh, and we water out foundations here in tx- no joke.

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Welcome to Texas, get ready it is a HUGE state with tons to do. Timing is everything, middle of the summer is difficult unless you're under the shade. The falls and springs are super, go west in the spring (no later than 1 May) to Davis Mtns, tons of stuff to see, neat backroads. Wind down to Big Bend and circle up to Bandera, Fredericksburg, the list goes on and on. Catch the festivals, rallys, etc.
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Welcome. You'll enjoy the DFW area. Keller is a nice area as stated above.

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my fondest memories about summers growing up in DFW was getting the hell out of there and vacationing in Colorado! :p
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Welcome to TX!!! You will love it, Greatest State on Earth!!!!!

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We are both looking forward to the move. We will be heading down next week. If you see a blue super duty and a G6 on the back of a kenworth it me

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