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Old 04-09-2013, 12:47 PM
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Just pulled the Keys from my Torsion Bars. The joints were a little rusty, but nothing a PB soaking couldn't fix.

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Old 04-09-2013, 01:09 PM
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Witnessed a roll over. Drove home more safely then ever. Just hearing the loud bang and then the tires squelling and the dust fly as the car is rolling has really made me think about what i do behind the wheel
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Old 04-09-2013, 01:12 PM
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Witnessed a roll over. Drove home more safely then ever. Just hearing the loud bang and then the tires squealing and the dust fly as the car is rolling has really made me think about what i do behind the wheel
I bout did that on the highway last month during winter. Did a 360 and slid for about 600ft stopping right at a highway exit ramp. Scared the shit out of me and i drive 100 times more sage now. Hell i even wear my seatbelt now after that.

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Old 04-09-2013, 01:15 PM
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I bout food that on the highway last month during winter. Did a 360 and slid for about 600ft stopping right at a highway exit ramp. Scared the shit out of me and i drive 100 times more sage now. Hell i even wear my seatbelt now after that.

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I did something like that in November. It was raining pretty hard and those little rangers don't carry much weight. I did a 360 and slid off the road into a ditch while pulling a turn a little hard while unknowingly hydroplaning. Hahaha. Whoops! I don't drive differently after that. I just pay more attention to how the truck feels and care for it a little better. Ross some cinder blocks in the back when it rains too. Hahaha.

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Old 04-09-2013, 01:18 PM
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Lots of rain today in mich. Found a local mud hole with my 94 and had some fun just creepin through it haha. Just bought her this weekend and boy is it fun. Dunes will happen soon. Heres a pic of my new truck!
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Old 04-09-2013, 01:40 PM
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Maybe smaller gas tank? I have a 20 gal tank, usually costs over $60 to fill mine
Gotta be a smaller tank, mine takes around $80 to fill.
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Old 04-09-2013, 01:57 PM
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Well at 238,000 miles my rear end has started whining I changed the diff fluid for shits and gins but I know I'm just putting off the inevitable.
Anyone have a 7.5" 3:73 rear end in Florida for sale...cheap
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Old 04-09-2013, 02:01 PM
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Wash and wax. Now it looks like someone knows how to take care of their truck.
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Old 04-09-2013, 02:20 PM
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Tire fell off my truck making a turn today, the tire bent the fender pretty good and I went in the air, might have frame damage. It's going in the shop tomorrow for repairs. I pray to god there's no serious damage

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Old 04-09-2013, 02:24 PM
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Tire fell off my truck making a turn today, the tire bent the fender pretty good and I went in the air, might have frame damage. It's going in the shop tomorrow for repairs. I pray to god there's no serious damage

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Not to be ride but how did that happen? I mean didn't you feel vibration from the shaking wheel?

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Old 04-09-2013, 02:36 PM
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Best guess is I didn't get the lug nuts torqued down enough. I just got finished doing ball joints, i torqued the lug nuts and was on the way to the shop to get it aligned. I took a soft right turn and I heard the lug nuts hit the road. I slowed down and was about to pull off the road when it jerked and i hit the road hard. Tire bounced up and smashed the fender pretty good bit. Tire passed me up and I skidded to a stop

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When engine blows, either 5.0 or 4bt going in
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Old 04-09-2013, 02:46 PM
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Best guess is I didn't get the lug nuts torqued down enough. I just got finished doing ball joints, i torqued the lug nuts and was on the way to the shop to get it aligned. I took a soft right turn and I heard the lug nuts hit the road. I slowed down and was about to pull off the road when it jerked and i hit the road hard. Tire bounced up and smashed the fender pretty good bit. Tire passed me up and I skidded to a stop

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That sucks man..hopefully three damage ours only to the wheel well and the rotor. Frame damage would suck ass.

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Old 04-09-2013, 03:09 PM
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Actually I was surprised, the only damage is to the brand new ball joint and body damage. Idk about frame damage yet, hopefully my insurance agent will add in the cost of one of my tire/wheel to the repair price. My fingers are crossed

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Bought on 12/8/12, 4/9/13 collision mod
COMING SOON: leer 100xr, super lift, custom steel bumpers, hid's in fog lights
When engine blows, either 5.0 or 4bt going in
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Old 04-09-2013, 03:49 PM
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Picked up new rotors and ceramic pads, some brake dust cleaner for the drums, and some caliper paint since I might as well make it pretty if I'm gonna be working on em anyway. The 4/5 drop kit will have to wait another paycheck or two now.
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Old 04-09-2013, 05:03 PM
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Make a new thread for the install and results! And pics:-)
Yeah - It will be quite the learning curve for awhile though!

Complete control can also mean complete control to blow it up! lol
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