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Old 03-22-2011, 10:23 PM
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One thing I don't like...

Just picked up my 350 on Saturday and I discovered the first thing I don't like about the new truck. Opened the hood to stare at the engine for a bit. Realized that I really could not really see it because I'm not tall enough. The trouble started for me when I decided to close the hood! Man, that thing is UP there! I made sure that nobody(wife) was looking and grabbed a step ladder.
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I feel for you- with my 2000 I had to go closer to the windshield to get the hood started going down to close it.
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Old 03-23-2011, 01:35 PM
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You can see the engine in there?

Click the image to open in full size.

But yeah, same thing here... i have to walk around the side of the truck to reach the hood, closer to the windshield to close it... LOL
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Too funny Timberghost....how height challenged are you....I get mine tomorrow, i'll have to check that out. I'm 6'3".
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Old 03-24-2011, 12:48 AM
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Sargemo, I don't think you will be having any troubles.... I am a whopping 5'8"..... but I'm mean!
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I'm about 5' 6 3/4", however I have a couple of plastic steps to sit or stand on for garden or maintenance use that raises me some 20-24 inches. That, in the past, has allowed me to put oil/trans fluid in while the truck is on the ramps. Scrming- from your picture, I am going to see less of the engine than my v10.
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Old 03-24-2011, 07:56 AM
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I've been thinking about a Go Rhino brush guard with the built-in step... since I can't reach anything with out a step ladder! LOL

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Too funny Timberghost....how height challenged are you....I get mine tomorrow, i'll have to check that out. I'm 6'3".
Same height here, no hood closing issues..

On the other hand, my head is close to the roofs interior, seat is all the way down and angled far enough back for my 1 year old to kick my seat (greeeaaaat). Not alot of room for those with the moonroof.
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I'm about 5' 6 3/4"...
You know you're short when you're counting the 1/4's. Click the image to open in full size.

I hadn't ever thought much about it since I'm 6'1" but it is a long reach.

The thing I don't like is I can't wipe the center of the hood or windshield when washing it without a step stool now.
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You know you're short when you're counting the 1/4's. Click the image to open in full size.

I hadn't ever thought much about it since I'm 6'1" but it is a long reach.

The thing I don't like is I can't wipe the center of the hood or windshield when washing it without a step stool now.
True, short so I have to be cunning--I use extendable washers/ice scrapers.
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Excellent thought with the extra step disquised as a brush guard.
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