The date and location has been set for the ITD website photo and October dinner meet/BBQ. Bring a dish, your favorite beverages, and possibly a chair or two. The photo will take place first and then we will be following @MUDDY to a luxurious BBQ site.
The location of the photo shoot will be NW of Parma just past
43°49'18.48"N, 117° 0'44.82"W
Fort Boise WMA - Idaho Fish and Game - Conservation Department
20847 Old Fort Boise Rd
Parma, ID 83660
at the end of the road near the river. We will try to get our fearless leader @MUDDY to arrive a little early and post a couple plates or signs at the end of the road with directions to the exact location. We are looking to get the photo shoot done in a minimal amount of time so please try to arrive at 10:00 am.
I don't know if we missed this or not. This was back in 2013 that they built engine number 2,000,000 for Dodge Ram PickUps. It is a video that follows the engine through it's assembly. I think it is pretty cool to watch!
Soon to be 15 years as a club. Idaho Turbo Diesels has been going strong since early 2002. Wrench party events. aka bomb parties. dyno days. camp trips and off road adventures. 4wd and utv and atv. shooting events.
in addition we just had an anniversary for our website. December 6th of 2016 marks our 10 year anniversary of our website, www.idahoturbodiesels.com which went on the air dec 6 2006. register and log on to be able to view all of the forum! our first wrench party event was in june of 2002 in Nampa Idaho. soon to be 15 years since the club was organized.
our organization is for all diesel owners or for all interested in diesels. we have dodge cummins , chevy duramax, and ford powerstroke along with import diesels and other interesting conversions. we even have non diesel owners participate in our events, shooting and off road and camping.
an enjoyable 15 years with the Idaho turbo diesels club. thank you to all who make it happen!
I've almost always felt this way: Don't buy a hybrid because in the long run they are more expensive. Heck, if you want to be an 'environmentalist' then these things are bad that way too: Expensive, and costly to make batteries and other components that are special to only the hybrids.
Here's the way I feel about all this:
I am an environmentalist! A true one! I believe in burning the whole tree! Don't waste any of it (Look up Ben Franklin!)........ LOL But, seriously; the whackos are trying to save the environment by crushing all 'clunkers' on the road. They don't figure in how much energy is wasted in throwing away all of the vehicles that are perfectly fine for a lot of jobs still and having to manufacture new ones from scratch. A lot of materials and energy go into making a rig!
Another pet peeve of mine would to not have special, proprietary parts that only fit one vehicle for only 6 months before redesigning them. All the manufactures are bad about that. It would be so much cheaper on all of us (Not to mention better for the environment!) if there were a lot more common parts between the rigs we drive daily!!
Well, anyway; the reason for this post is to talk you out of a hybrid. There are a lot of vehicles out there (Not just Geo Metro's) that can get pretty good mileage. When you compare them to the hybrids, there just isn't enough savings to justify buying a hybrid over conventional technology!! Besides: Look at all the diesel powered rigs in this line up!!