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Old 01-13-2010, 04:29 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by shovel View Post
It's a little bigger than it looks, when I first saw it I was thinking samurai-size, but it's kinda more trooper-size. At 6'1" I'd confidently hop into one. But regardless of brand and model, that vehicle does illustrate how to shrink the front of a pickup without necessarily shrinking the bed. If they wanted to take a serious bite outta the pickup market it would have to be a serious pickup though... not an exercise in half-assery like the ridgeline.
If it's that big, then what purpose does grafting an old van nose onto it serve?

Like taking a few inches of wheelbase and hood out if it does anything to improve efficiency?

Speaking of efficiency, I wanted to reach through the computer and strangle those punks on that video. They said "efficiency" about 87 times but didn't back it up with ANYTHING.

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