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I hate bit steel poles!

I HATE BIG STEEL POLES!!

well i was out in a local trail called the pine tops it leads to a pipe line called yellow hammer well besides the fact me an a buddy of mine were just puttin along in my 2000 ranger 2wd 3.0l 3in lift.. well it was all dried up accept for one hole well i decided to just get a kinda runnning start at the hole... an all hell broke loose soon as i hit the hole a giant a$$ steel pole came flying up when i ran it over it dented the top on my fender i mean a big dent and then it stood up and pushed my mirron in while tore the bottom of my door up!!!

well i got outta my truck an was like holy GOD!!! an was all ticked off an my genious self slams my door... my mirror falls off an breaks on the ground and i get even more ticked!!!! i have atleast 700$ or more of damage on my driver side of my truck ill have pictures on here in about 2 hours i have to let my camera charge
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Dont wheel if you are worried about breaking stuff...its going to happen it sucks but you life with it...one reason i don't wheel my truck
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yea **** happens
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pics man, you must provide pics
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pics or shens
and thats the #1 reason my truck stays on the road. i cant afford to fix stuff when it breaks
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Dont wheel if you are worried about breaking stuff...
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if you can't live/deal with body damage then maybe you should think about lowering your truck not lifting it.
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you guys act like running over a pole that was hidden under mud happens all the time when off roading...
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you guys act like running over a pole that was hidden under mud happens all the time when off roading...
trees happen, almost the same thing.
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you guys act like running over a pole that was hidden under mud happens all the time when off roading...
poles, nails, glass, hidden stumps, hidden tree limbs, trees, rocks, i mean cmon.....anything can be in a mudhole
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always inspect the area before you wheel.
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don;t mean to steal this post but last weekend i went through a big water hole and a hole muffler pipe was in their and it got cault in the a arm and bent my tie rod end one tire was straight and the other was pointed outwards caust me 70 dollars to get all of that stuff fixed but it happens when you go off road
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poles, nails, glass, hidden stumps, hidden tree limbs, trees, rocks, i mean cmon.....anything can be in a mudhole
and make sure its not clay with ruts from huge tires haha.
(referring to my stuck thread.)
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it also doesn't help that most of the wheeling your talking about is most likely illegal.

if you go to an orv park or something like that, im sure you won't run into metal objects.
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tree roots are not a friend of my rockers!
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step bars are for old people anyways.
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you guys act like running over a pole that was hidden under mud happens all the time when off roading...
You should.

The way I wheel, I ALWAYS expect something to break or get damaged. That way when it happens, I am not that disappointed.

It sucks that it happened to you, though. I try to avoid mud and water as much as possible just because 1) I hate washing the truck afterwards, 2) if it's a stream, it could be water that some family is using for drinking or 3) you don't know what all is in the water/mud. Also, I hate getting stuck and then getting out and being like "OH ****!"

Now that you got your first damage, you shouldn't be too sad about the rest. Trust me, it'll keep happening.
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its called 4 wheelin what do u expect....stuff like that happenes all the time to people.
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I want pics .

Well I understand what everyone here thinks when you wheel you should expect damage , from mud ,rock,roots , extractions .
But I can kind see this guys point , its a giant metal post .

To the op take this as a learning experiance from now on dont go through water or mud unless you know whats there , count yourself lucky it wasnt worse .
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Chicks dig body damage anyway!

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Chicks dig body damage anyway!

Brenton
What kinda chicks you been talking too? I haven't met them.

Sucks about the damage, but as said above, sometimes you gotta pay to play.
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LOL i wish chicks loved body damage but my camera is being completely LD but ive been wheeling in the pine tops many of times i guess that pole was the daily special..... because their are about 3 or 4 or my buddys that did the same thing but.. not nearly as bad early that day PICTURES ARE COMING!!! GOT TO GET A NEW BATTERY FOR THE CAMERA CUZ ITS TOAST!!
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