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Old 03-24-2011, 09:10 PM
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I fly out to work from a heliport. This morning when I arrived at the heliport, parked directly across from me was a truck similar to mine...year, 4x4, paint color, tires...everything was quite similar. As is probably evident from my thread titled, "Factory LIFT KIT??", I have a few questions at to the history of my suspension, so as I'm looking at this guy's truck, I see a solution to my suspension questions: Climb your ass under his truck and see what his looks like. Good idea, right? Well, when I got under there, I noticed that his suspension does NOT have the lift blocks, but wait.....he's not even a 4x4, despite the decals that are proudly platered on his truck.

Then, about an hour later, this different guy drives up in a GMC "Z71" to unload his baggage prior to going park his car. The GMC looks alright, single cab, probably a 6" lift or so, on some 35s....but if you look closely at the front axle, there's no differential or anything that would resemble 4x4 components. Isn't the "Z-71" package indicate that it's a 4x4?

Anyways, is this a common occurance? People pretend that they have a 4x4???
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There's all kinds of posers out there. I personally try to stay away from them. If they lied about that, what else will they lie about?
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Agreed ^^^^ and even though I'm not that far up the road from ya, I don't see too many "poser" trucks, but I guess my thought is, why try to be something you're not cause it sure looks silly when others find out.

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Yeah a lot of people pose nowadays, but they actually make 2WD z71s. If you look at the decal, if it is a 4x4, it will have 4x4 in small letters underneath the z71 graphic.
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I used to have a 2wd truck in high school, I leveled it out and put some all terrains on it, but never put 4x4 stickers on it or anything. Theres a big difference in likeing a look and trying to be somthing your not!!!!!
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There's all kinds of posers out there. I personally try to stay away from them. If they lied about that, what else will they lie about?
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Maybe they didn't want people to constantly whine and complain that his truck isn't 4x4 so why is it lifted. People tend to do that for no good reason.
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good valid points everyone.


Cajun, this was actually at the heliport in Amelia. I don't know where the guy's from though. Had LA tags.
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doesnt make sense why someone would want to do that. if you have a 2wd and you bought it that way because thats what you wanted, by all means put a lift on it but dont put a 4x4 sticker/emblem on to try and look cool. so dumb!

lol, im guessing so many people think im a "poser" too. I have a 6" lift with 35's on my sport 4x4 but i debadged the 4x4 emblem from the tailgate. if the person doesnt know trucks and cant tell by the differentials on my truck that it is a 4x4, then oh well. debadging it makes it look cleaner.
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ROFLMAO!!!!!!

And here I was thinking that only happened with the LXs... It seems I can throw a rock around here and hit a V6 charger that looks like either a R/T or a SRT. (and they are the same ones that always try to race me....)
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