- Dec 13, 2008
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- Lillooet, BC, Canada
Seems we get a lot more out of tires in every way except tire life.. brand new tires with barely 1/2" of tread.. designed to have a short life for sureYa it's crazy what all the gadgets and nonsense electronics weigh. I read an article about it. If you looked behind the dash, or under the hood, or grabbed a seat out of a 1970 truck there just wasnt that much there. Look behind the dash and stuff of a 2020. Its packed with motors and wires and computer boards. Just think how much of that #1500 you could chip away if you stripped the electronics out of a new truck. Plus add in emissions and safety stuff.
It really is amazing what a modern truck can do as far as speed, stopping, towing, etc. Just look at what we demand out of tires now days also. Good or bad, it is amazing.