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Do you ever let anyone else drive your rig?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mountainexplorer, Aug 14, 2004.

  1. mountainexplorer

    mountainexplorer 1/2 ton status

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    Just wondering. I usually try not to unless it's for a work related purpose.

    Not because I'm mean or a stingy friend... just cause it's always me who has to fix everything that breaks. /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif

    I had brand new clutches in my Crew Cab and Orange Blazer. Hardly any miles on them. Last spring, I let friend's drive them around in preparation for the mud races, dragging car hulks, frames, etc.

    It's almost like these people had never droven manuals before. I never slipped one of those clutches before... cause they were brand new, and worked perfect. After seeing smoke clouds a couple times, I was like "thats' it".

    Same weekend, I had another friend driving the truckblazer, and it was still locked in 4-low, and he got on and off the gas, made it kind of hop, then SNAP... there went the 4 front driveline bolts.

    I've had another truck come back before with a wasted throwout bearing and some scratches and scrapes, and a bent front tie rod and two blown tires.
     
  2. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    no.

    only about 3 people in the world I'd trust to do it, and 2 of them are my parents and wouldn't want too. The third is my gf.. she may try it eventually, but not offroad.

    j
     
  3. kennyw

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    I'd have to see how they drive their own rigs before loaning any of mine out (unless it is something I want to blow up so I have a reason to replace it /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif).
     
  4. nvrenuf

    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    I had my old K10 for 16 years, the only drivers were me, my wife and TARussell. So I guess my answer is basically no.
     
  5. Hossbaby50

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    Very few people are allowed to drive my rig, and very few do.

    My Dad can (but won't), my roommate/best friend (he helped me build it), me, Matt (az-k5) cause he is trusted and knows how to drive along with helping me build it (I only fear what he would do to the sheetmetal /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif), and a few others MAYBE.

    One day I may let my GF drive it but not until I teach her how to drive it.

    The only other person to drive it is a mechanic if they have to road test it and I explain to them that it has a welded differential and will act wierd.

    They only people to drive it in the last 2-3 years since the mods have been done are me, my roommate, the trans mechanic.

    Harley
     
  6. pauly383

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    I have only let my best friend of 13 years drive my rig . My wife has only so much as started it once . The situation has never come up where someone else would need to drive it . Fortunately if I was ever knocked out on the trail , I really believe any of the Ck5 members I wheel with will be able to handle my truck no problems , they are good guys , and know what they are doing /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  7. backyardbuilt

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    Only my wife is aloud to drive and she won't unless we need her to to get unstuck. The only other 2 people to drive it was my buddies brother in law it was stuck and he stayed with it while I went for help, help found him and he drove it out and found us. The other person was my buddy and he only drove it to see what it was like to drive a truck on 40's, but I was in it. I had a girlfriend blow a motor and wreck a car so now I'm kinda paranoid about my vehicles. None will ever drive my baby, 79 camaro.
     
  8. K5MONSTERCHEV

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    Me any my buddy switch rigs all the time, and my old girlfriend. They drive it fine, besides them, no one else really, people bug me to let them drive it all the time, thet say, "I want to drive your truck" I say, "oh do you" and thats it. I dont really mind, I trust people, but if something happenes, then im screwed.
     
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    theres only 3 people who will ever drive my truck and thats my dad, who basically drives for a living almost, my best freind for 15 years but only on the trails when gettin unstuck, and my other freind who actually was the first to drive my truck home when i bought it since i was only 15. no1 else besides that will get to drive it /forums/images/graemlins/shame.gif
     
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    Only when I'm drunk. It's kind of like letting someone else borrow your boxers, it just ain't right.

    -Chris
     
  11. Ronnie4wd

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    [ QUOTE ]
    Only when I'm drunk. It's kind of like letting someone else borrow your boxers, it just ain't right.

    -Chris

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    That was the best answer I´ve ever heard and that´s what I do too /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif
    But I don´t know if I would use the same boxers even if I´m drunk.
     
  12. 55Willy

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    [ QUOTE ]
    Only when I'm drunk. It's kind of like letting someone else borrow your boxers, it just ain't right.

    -Chris

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    found new sig line /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
  13. 79Stomper

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    I have let a few people drive my truck, but I was with them at the time. Other than that it doesn't leave my sight. I have too much time/money into my truck for someone to take out and screw up in just a few minutes.
     
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    Nope just me! After having my good friend that i trusted total my buick NOBODY drives my stuff
     
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    I'll let anyone drive the Willy's that wants too.
     
  16. supersize75k5

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    no, not anymore, I might as well push it off a cliff,

    the only friend of mine I let drive them is my friend david, but he has rolled his last blazer..so it's a toss up with him. Last time I let some one drive they nearly drove of a ramp and tried getting sideways in a dirt field /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif
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  17. 1-ton

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    I do not let anybody that is not listed on my trucks insurance policy to drive it because if I knowingly allow somebody that is not insured to drive my truck, and they have an accident, then I am liable for all damages caused in the accident. My wife is the only other person insured to drive my truck.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]

    Me any my buddy switch rigs all the time, and my old girlfriend.

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    This sounds like you switch rigs and the girlfriend... /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     
  19. fourwheelerjeff

    fourwheelerjeff 1/2 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    [ QUOTE ]
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    Me any my buddy switch rigs all the time, and my old girlfriend.

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    This sounds like you switch rigs and the girlfriend... /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif

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    exactly what i was thinking /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif
     
  20. eightyone

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    i let alot of my friends drive my truck because they knwo what there doing, most of them have owned a truck liek mine, i think you guys knwo what im talkin about with the crazy shifting, and really stiff clutch, and not beaing able to stay in a lane, and topping out at 55 on the hiway, and not revving over 3 grand. i knwo some people who i wont let drive beacuse they drive hondas or somehtingliek that, and have know idea about driving a truck. and if they cant drive stick, they dont touch it.
     

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