Originally Posted by 04RangerDave
Treat my truck like ****? It has a rough past but all that stuff is worked out and not related to this issue. If it's treated like **** why does it get top notch parts? It does get driven normally. Last year i drove on a grassy trail and Pedro can speak for this driving on grass caused my hub to go. Go figure. As for bashing me go **** yourself
Sorry man, it came out wrong. I hate the internet sometimes; I didn't mean to personally bash you.
However, you've posted stuff like mudding, rock crawling, offroading, competition pulls and the like and that is very
hard on any vehicle. You can't treat your vehicle like that and expect nothing to happen.
Regarding the hub going, it likely went on the grassy area you speak of, but that likely wasn't the determining factor of it failing, it more than likely just went there. Mudding and crawling can be really hard on hubs.
FYI, my mother used her truck all the time for offroad use (very hard use, most of the time) as she loved the outdoors and literally would drive hundreds of km into the bush to camp. However, because of all the strain of offroad use she averaged $3000 of maintenance every year. She found it worth it as her F150 could take her almost anywhere. Even she realized that it's hard on a vehicle offroad and expected more maintenance and repairs as a result.
All I'm saying is that if you don't have a lot of money you shouldn't be doing these things to your truck if you can't afford the extra maintenance and repair! Wait till you get outta school and have some extra money from work then you can play.
By the way, if you did to a competition pull, it's hard on the transmission and could cause it damage. One of my friends once watched someone trying to pull a 60 foot boat out of the water with a half-ton Silverado and he said he couldn't believe the smoke coming out of the transmission. Poor transmission, it was never the same since...