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Old 06-04-2011, 05:23 PM
01_ranger_4x4 01_ranger_4x4 is offline
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Unhappy Last minute Silver Lake trip= Broken truck

A couple buddies and myself took a last minute planned trip up to the dunes for a few hours today. One of them (Steve) just got himself a jeep, its a 2000 safari edition (the green one) The red jeep is my buddy Brian's jeep, it was his first trip to the dunes.




a little vid of test hill

All was well with the world until after I climbed a few hills. I was locked in 4 low pulling a steep hill when I heard a pop and then some grinding immediately following that. I thought for sure I blew the front diff because thats where the sound was coming from. I limped out of the dunes in 2wd and drove home to investigate the problem. Turns out the diff wasnt broken which made me happy, the RCD diff support bracket that was part of my lift broke and it was allowing the diff to twist down until the pinion hit the cross member making the grinding noise I was hearing.





So luckily it wasnt a big deal but it cut my dune playing short but oh well, gotta pay to play! Steve broke in his new jeep and Brian is no longer a Silver Lake virgin so all want lost. Weather was awesome too BTW.

and for the hell of it, a couple pics of my ranger because its clean.



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Old 06-04-2011, 05:28 PM
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Wow man, i'm sorry to hear that. I'm surprised that happened now, if I recall correctly you're a regular visitor to the dunes.

Gonna get in contact with RCD and see about a replacement?
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Old 06-04-2011, 05:29 PM
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Cool, I wish I could do the dunes with you man!
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Old 06-04-2011, 05:30 PM
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love that vid "like a boss" hahaha looks like fun man!! now i really can't wait for the pismo meet this month!!
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Old 06-04-2011, 05:34 PM
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sucks about the truck man but gezzzh your truck is sooo effin nice ha. good luck on getting a replacment!
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Old 06-04-2011, 05:36 PM
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Wow man, i'm sorry to hear that. I'm surprised that happened now, if I recall correctly you're a regular visitor to the dunes.

Gonna get in contact with RCD and see about a replacement?
its actually a known issue with the RCD lift, im actually surprised its lasted this long honestly, ive had the lift on it for over 5 years now. Unfortunately RCD doesnt have parts for this lift anymore as far as i know so ill just weld this one and add some gusseting to it.

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Cool, I wish I could do the dunes with you man!
you should make a trip over here sometime!

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love that vid "like a boss" hahaha looks like fun man!! now i really can't wait for the pismo meet this month!!
lol yeah, that was my buddy Chad that said that. the hills were a little nasty today after all the wind weve had.

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sucks about the truck man but gezzzh your truck is sooo effin nice ha. good luck on getting a replacment!
thanks man!
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Old 06-04-2011, 05:44 PM
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its actually a known issue with the RCD lift, im actually surprised its lasted this long honestly, ive had the lift on it for over 5 years now. Unfortunately RCD doesnt have parts for this lift anymore as far as i know so ill just weld this one and add some gusseting to it.
That's good to know. As long as it's getting fixed is what matters!
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Old 06-04-2011, 06:10 PM
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Good to hear it wasn't something worse.
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Old 06-04-2011, 07:47 PM
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sucks to see that Pat but it will be all fixed with overkill I would assume? lol
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Old 06-04-2011, 07:55 PM
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i love silver lake. nice pics!
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Old 06-04-2011, 08:12 PM
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Definitely one of my favorite trucks on the forum. looking good!
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Old 06-04-2011, 08:19 PM
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truck looks gewd! sucks about the broken part but at least your dif is not shot
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Old 06-05-2011, 08:23 AM
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Default Re: Last minute Silver Lake trip= Broken truck

Suck man but glad it wasn't worse... I'm still hoping to get GO up there some day
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Old 06-05-2011, 10:07 AM
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Good to hear it wasn't something worse.
yeah for sure, i thought for sure id be dropping the diff out

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sucks to see that Pat but it will be all fixed with overkill I would assume? lol
yeah ill gusset it to make it stronger, ill probably machine up a thicker plate for it too

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i love silver lake. nice pics!
thanks!

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Definitely one of my favorite trucks on the forum. looking good!
thanks man!

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truck looks gewd! sucks about the broken part but at least your dif is not shot
thank you, im glad it was the diff too. this will be a free fix for me

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Suck man but glad it wasn't worse... I'm still hoping to get GO up there some day
hell yeah, maybe that boyfriend of yours could tag along too. lol
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Old 06-05-2011, 10:10 AM
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Well you fared better than the guy featured in the other Silver Lake thread right now....
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