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Old 12-06-2010, 05:51 PM
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Default Re: i'm about to give up on my ranger. i can't catch a break.

my alcoas do look great in flat black no scratches either and i went down a salty have melted snow and muddy dirt road
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Old 12-06-2010, 06:36 PM
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Sounds like bad luck man, part of the issue is you beat the ever living CRAP out of it off road. Not to be a downer, but that makes a lot of wear and tear on a vehicle. You'll get through it all
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Old 12-06-2010, 08:29 PM
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Jake has almost the identical truck and he rebuilt the front end not too long ago
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Old 12-06-2010, 10:15 PM
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Jake has almost the identical truck and he rebuilt the front end not too long ago
jake? lol who is jake?
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Old 12-06-2010, 10:44 PM
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JakeH05....I think is his name on here....sorry it's one of my good friends. His hub assembly collapsed, and overheated the caliper, bent the caliper bracket, and messed up the cv shaft. On top of that it pretty much finished of the tie rod ends.
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JakeH05....I think is his name on here....sorry it's one of my good friends. His hub assembly collapsed, and overheated the caliper, bent the caliper bracket, and messed up the cv shaft. On top of that it pretty much finished of the tie rod ends.
mud grappler man lol yea i know him well chatted somewhat.
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Old 12-06-2010, 10:56 PM
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yep...that's him lol
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Old 12-06-2010, 10:57 PM
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lol does he wheel that beast?
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Old 12-06-2010, 11:51 PM
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he doesn't now as much as he used to due to not having time w/school, but we used to go mudding damn near every weekend. I'm sure he's got some pics of it muddy so I'll tell him to post them....he loves to go crawling, but the only place to go crawling in our hometown now has a 4ft ditch dug at the entrance.

EDIT: here's a link to our facebook group with some really old pics of our crawling spot. most of this is just messing around but there were some good hills here

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=315541012478
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Old 12-07-2010, 12:04 AM
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i did a rock crawling course before in stock class and beat the shit out of the stock jeeps. lol
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Old 12-07-2010, 12:08 AM
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shIT happens. Not attacking, just saying.......But with the way it appears you drive your truck(beat the living shit out of it), it's only bound to happen. It's what you pay to play.

Lets see........how many miles are on the odometer?? Usually by 70k, joints need done already on a daily driver non-cranked truck anyway. Pinion seal.....shit that's about as common as rotating tires. Wheel wobbling....why aren't you rotating your tires yourself?? Wheel bearing go poop....sinking the truck in water does that since they aren't sealed very well on the CV side/more beating. My stockers lasted 120k w/ 60k of that on 33+ tires. CV shaft deal.....beatness and if you've lost your sway bar, that's even more sketchy since they get bound up so much with your flexing you always do with full droop.

Point being is what Scott and Richard already said. It's the cost to play. But alot of it sounds of straight up truck maintainence. Why do you play with the truck when you're unemployed?? I know this all too well and I took it out maybe twice in the year I was out of work. While I was out of work, tranny blew up and had to rebuild, had a new wheel bearing fail on me which forced me to do new front brakes and get a couple hundred mile tow home. All this while just driving the effer on the street! lol. How'd you sign the truck over to your father if you owe money on it and the bank has the title???
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Old 12-07-2010, 12:24 AM
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it's my name but he pays for it. and it has about 60,000 miles so far. and i maintain it well.
rotating my own tires i used to till my jack broke i aint broke down to get a new one and it's 10 bucks to rotate them. i have my sway bar still. and yes i know this is all reg stuff and i drive it offroad alot. but the point of me saying this is i have had a rough past few weeks with parents divorcing and moving and girlfriend issues. and this all happening at the same time.
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Old 12-07-2010, 12:48 AM
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Dayyum. bad luck man that sucks. This is why i try to keep the miles off my vehicles..my 08 stang only had 13K and that was in 3 years. The truck though will see a lot more mileage! Good luck gettin your truck fixed things always get better one way or another just gotta have a little faith!
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Old 12-07-2010, 12:53 AM
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and this is why 2wd is ftw
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Old 12-07-2010, 12:57 AM
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and this is why 2wd is ftw
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