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>Have you heard that Ch**y's got
>the new "Heated Tailgate" option
>available for the 2001 model
Yup ! I heard about the heated tailgate too. What they did was route the exhaust pipe through a heat exchanger sandwiched into the tail gate. The flex hoses on each side of the tail gate will be the first thing to fail on the idea though. ;=)
>So your hands won't freeze while
>you're pushing it! :7
LeRoy Wolff, original owner of
1984 Ford F150
300 six 3 speed with overdrive
optional dual rusted out fenders
truck's nick name "Old Red"
Nope, I think that Ford's should have heated tailgate, or bumper. That way, when I am sitting there laughing at the chev guy that won't start, or got stuck, etc, etc, I won't get cold!!!! Cause ya know they are going to be there a while!
Typical General Maintenence (GM) product. We're talking about the same people who think it's necessary to put a windshield wiper sensor on the newer caddys. The windshield wiper goes on whenever the sensor on the windshield detects moisture. Duh!!If you can't figure out it's raining and need to turn on the windshield wipers, you're either too stupid or to blind to drive. I guess you don't want to push a cold tailgate on your C#$#$y truck when trying to push it onto the shoulder of the road. I've had frostbite before, it doesn't feel good. Ha Ha !
Chevy Trucks --Like a Rock.... They Don't Generally Move Unless Pushed Down a Hill or Dropped onto the Scrap Metal Pile at the Junk Yard
OK, Heated tailgate via exhaust. Now, let's say you put a cap on that sucker. I would hate to be riding in the back of that truck when the exhaust heater begins to fail. Nothing like hauling a load of lethal exhaust. It could make its way into the cab if both the cab and cap have rear split window openings and lets just say that they were both open. Hmmm.
If car companies would stop putting all this unnnecessary junk on cars they would be so much less expensive and be much cheaper in the long run cause all that extra electrical/computer/heaters/airbags is just more stuff to break down the line. I dont know what it will be like in 30 years when some one tries to restore a current model vehicle. KEEP IT SIMPLE!!
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