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Old 10-26-2005
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First time in a long time iv actually been "stuck"!!!!

ok me and my buddy mike (mcerwing were out taking pix of our truck and inicent little run through some feald and stuff then stupid old me decid's to make my own trail and go through the wash and get stuck ...



THEN I TRIED TO LOWER MY AIR PRESURE IN MY TIRES TO GET
A LITTLE MORE TRACTION TO LIKE FLOOT OUT OF THE SAND YOU KNOW....



WELL I WAS ABLE TO BAC UP BUT THAT DIDNT HELP ME AT ALL.....
LOOK AND HOW STUCK I WAS .... I WAS HUNG UP ON MY PUMKIN, FUEL CELL, DRIVE SHAFT, AND I WAS PRETTY CLOSE TO MY FRAIM....







SEE NOW I HAD ANOTHER PERSON W/ ME BUT MIKE DIDNT WANT TO GET
HIS TRUCK STUCK AS WELL SO WE CALLED MY DAD THE SMARTEST
4 WHEELER IN THE WORLD (WELL TO ME ANY WAY....) HE HAS A ..... OH I DONT KNOW WHAT YEAR BUT ITS AND F-150 SUPER CAB W/ 4 WHEEL DRIVE AND 17" RIMS RAPED W/ SOME SIZE BFG'S (A/T)







SO HE PULLED ME OUT NO PROBLEM W/ ME IN NUTERAL( ) AND
THEN I WENT TO A GAS STATION AIRED UP MY TIRES AND WENT HOME ....


BUT THATS NOT ALL .......

I HEARD A CLACKING AND CLANKING.. AND IT WAS LEAKING.... SO I TOOK IN INTO AAMCO CAUSE
THEY FIXED MY TRANI.... AND THEY SAID IT WAS MY U JOINTS.... SO I TOOK IT HOME ........





AND I TOOK THE DRIVE SHAFT'S OUT.... (2 PIECE.)


I FOUND OUT THAT THE LEEK WAS COMING FROM THE REAR NOSE CONE ON THE TRANI... WHERE THE TRANI AND THE DRIVE SHAFT MEET.... SO I GOT NEW U JOINTS AND AND SEEL....




THEN WE PUT EVERYTHING BACK TOGETHER W/ NEW PARTS AND ITS RUNNING LIKE NEW AGAIN.....

SORRY FOR THE BOORING STORY I JUST WANTTED TO POST PIX
W/ A STORY LINE SO THAT YOU KNEW WHAT THEY WERE.....

THANX...

THE END....
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I think its time for a lift.
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Wow that's alot of work! I hated trying to get my u-joints in. Glad she's all fixed up and out of the sand now!
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I think its time for a lift.

wow im glad im not the only one that thinks that....
my parents said i have to get a job before theill pay for one
so im trying my damdest to get a job at the moment......
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Nice I HATE sand!
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i think its time to get rid of thoes road huggers and get some sand huggers..lol

pix look good.
thats 2wd right??
why are you taking air out of the front tires?
I like how the passanger is reading a magazine while you do all the work..haha
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that's awesome, you gotta get a job before your parents will buy you a lift.. I need parents like that!
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What would they buy you if you had 2 jobs!
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nice pics, but you realy shouldnt dig yourself down in sand. once the tires spin just stop there cuz its already to late, i know the feeling!
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Nice I HATE sand!
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Yea wish i had parents that would buy me stuff if I had a job...I have a job and bearley making minimum wage and they still wont even give me money for gas...it sucks...let alone money for a lift...
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Man that guy who is inm yur truck is a #1CK...... haha....you should air your tires down before you go into sand.
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ya, i like the guy reading a magazine while you do all the work.
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actually the guy reading the magazine is my fiance.... the guy diging is mike, and the guy lowering the air is me... but yeah she is into all the wheelen stuff .... but not in good close.... lol....
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Nice stuckage.
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nice pics man.
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btw i like playin in the sand.
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btw i like playin in the sand.
i like mud better but if sand is what you got you gotta play with what you have...
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is that tow strap hooked to a reciever ball on ur pops truck?
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is that tow strap hooked to a reciever ball on ur pops truck?

yes it is it was just a quick fix so he could get back to buying a trailer....
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pix look good.
thats 2wd right??
why are you taking air out of the front tires?
damit! took the words right now of my mouth!
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it hasn't been that long since u have gotten stuck. remember when i had to pull u out of the mud after u tried to pull robert out at 1 in the morning? good times
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How come theres 3 stripes on 1 side and 2 on the pass side? Just woundering...ive never had experience with sand...not to much sand in ohio....but looks like it could be fun, if you had the right tires / set up...

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damit! took the words right now of my mouth!
actually even tho it doesn't make much sense, you should lower the pressure on all 4 tires when in sand even in a 2wd.
I am not very good at explaining things but here goes, if you leave your front tires at full pressure, they tend to sink faster due to the smaller footprint even though they are not driving. when they encounter an obsticle such as a small rut or a small pile of sand at street pressure they will want to try to climb it, but with the pressure lowered, they will tend to comform to it and roll over it.
here is an experiment, with full street pressure, pull up to a curb or another small obsticle and slowly try to put your front wheels up on it, then try it with the pressure lowered in the front tires. you will notice that the truck will go up on the obsticle a little easier with lower pressure.
Just a couple of other tips for sand, lower the pressure before you start playing, and as mentioned previously, stop spinning the tires as soon as your truck stops moving. all you are doing after that is digging straight down.
this is just my 2 cents, and the advise comes from experience with this issue.

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