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SugarJ

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Hey Sugar, so I have this Piano......

Hope you got a good deal, vehicle prices are so inflated right now.

-ST

This was the truck my dad bought 6 months before he lost his license. It had 7,046 kms on it when I picked it up. It was a fair deal for both of us. I just ordered new wiper blades and rubber floor mats after driving it to work in the pouring rain this morning. And I'm currently shopping for a retractable tonneau cover as I don't want to be hauling the kids' hockey gear in the cab. My pickup driving buddies warned me against the roll-up and folding ones. It's funny, the insurance is less than my 2013 C300 by five dollars a month with all the same coverages. Cheaper parts and repairs I guess.
 

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This was the truck my dad bought 6 months before he lost his license. It had 7,046 kms on it when I picked it up. It was a fair deal for both of us. I just ordered new wiper blades and rubber floor mats after driving it to work in the pouring rain this morning. And I'm currently shopping for a retractable tonneau cover as I don't want to be hauling the kids' hockey gear in the cab. My pickup driving buddies warned me against the roll-up and folding ones. It's funny, the insurance is less than my 2013 C300 by five dollars a month with all the same coverages. Cheaper parts and repairs I guess.

Also a lot more durable than a C300 MB in an accident. You're full Body on Frame. So with the added mass you're less like to take extensive damage.
Plus yes, more local parts. Trucks are great for t hat.

That is a low amount of KM on a nice new truck. For Tonneau I prefer the Tri-Folds. But with all trucks you're gonna find we all have our opinion on what works best. With a cottage, the Tri-Fold was perfect for us, personally. Roll ups (if we are talking about the same thing) are not nearly as durable IMO. But with all things YMMV so.

-ST
 

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I'm talking about a retractable, not a roll-up. Like this: https://retrax.com/retraxone-mx
I have a retrax. I pulled it off a 2006 and installed it on my 2012. He bought it new so it has quite a few years into it already. And I had a trifold before the retrax and I'd never install another tri-fold ever again.

My in-laws have something similar and my only complaint about theirs is it locks into the tailgate. You have to make holes and mounting points in the tailgate. Then you can never just open the tailgate you need to unlock and open the slider ever so slightly to disengage the lock. Then you can't close the tailgate unless the slider is ever so slightly open for risking damaging things. The retrax at-least locks to itself.

Now mine being ~15 years old already it shows it's age and if close the tab in a partly open spot it will slowly try to roll it self closed but it seems to just need a new contact piece to resolve that. I stand up on the steel box part all the time to access the roof rack too.

My truck box has the Frontier's utilitrack system and the guy I bought it from didn't and he didn't have the alternate adapters. Retrax was still able to sell me the missing parts for what seemed like a very fair $50.

The keys still work but are getting a bit sloppy, could also be the Canadian Tire cut extras.

If I was to make a legitimate complaint about anything with it that isn't just a factor of it being 15 years old there are times where the lost bed space (the steel box it rolls into) would be valuable to get back, especially on a smaller truck and this is the long wheelbase model (crew cab + long box). There would be nothing left if this was a 5ft box instead of the 6ft box.

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Paint color actually also plays into insurance not because red = racecar. But red paint for example is actually more expensive than black/white or some other colors. I can buy a can of mitsubishi wicked white and it is literally half the price per can than the Rio Red on my Outlander, and thats only the base coat of the Rio Red and it is actually a tri coat so ad the cost of the metalic flake etc. That pricing was all though an auto body supply company where I was getting preferable pricing due to the account I was calling for. ~$120/can vs $235/can. Some colors are also harder to paint match due to fading etc making the repair cost higher due to labour also playing into cost.
 
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Thanks for the feedback Izerous. The Retrax model I'm looking at locks from the top, so you can still use the tailgate without unlocking or retracting the tonneau. That's a key point for me as my truck has the Multipro power/folding tailgate. I'm not too concerned about losing some of the room in the top of box, as plywood and lumber will still slide under it. It's just under 6' so I'd still have 5' for camp coolers, bikes, etc.
 

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Yeah my retrax doesn't lock to the tailgate, the in-laws does but I cannot recall the brand name of it but it wasn't retrax. Theirs the keyway is still on top but the teeth lock to the tailgate instead of to itself.
 

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Won the AMD.com lottery and actually to order a card. 6800XT $841 CAD shipped.

Damn, that's a decent price considering the markup on "partner" cards.

What was the process? I thought their lottery was limited to US residents?
 

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Damn, that's a decent price considering the markup on "partner" cards.

What was the process? I thought their lottery was limited to US residents?
Once a week they sell cards. You can lineup 15 minutes before hand. But if you lineup early you get a random place in the queue. I got a '5 minute wait'.

Join this discord, and sign up for the alerts for the PC Components thread. They'll send a notification when the queue is open.


Prices are even in CAD.
 

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Time to upgrade main rigs PSU. It is 10 years old now. Went w/ a 1000W Antec Signature Titanium.

Also ordered a couple new PCBs to attempt to fix some DDCs pumps.
 
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