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My Fun expensive weekend at the dunes :)

Well last minute, me and the "crew" headed up to the dunes Sunday, me knowing damn well my truck wasn't up to par for more then very light ropping, me being the crazy **** I am thought, what the hell, I need to finish stuff on this truck may as well go ***** out!

On the way to the dunes, found out my video camera took a dump...
Then we werenít even out there 20 min and sure enough my ghetto fixed power steering line gave way, so I just ran it dry with out power steering since I ran out, and the last fill, I guess I forgot to put the cap on, so sand + hydraulics = needing a new pump

Then showing some of my friend's who are newbies to the dunes how its done, I decide to never let off the gas at the top of "test hill" and had clamed from the shocked bystanders of me getting about 8 foot in the air, while in the air I am remembering my ball joints are damn near gone, well I landed with quite the pound, ball joints in tack surprisingly, but broke a shock mount and sway bar link

So we proceed after some pats on the back from the jeep and quad folks, we proceed on just exploring for an hour or so... Then knowing damn well I need to go easy because I really need to get to Jury Duty on Monday, all that quickly left my mind and I thought, I am going to go for broke on my POS truck, I hit the other hill just as hard, landed about the same, thinking "HELL YEAH NOTHING BROKE!" I hit a SMALL dip in the sand and BAM!!! My pass side tire is into the fender. Then I learned just how far you need to go to get a ball joint on a Sunday around 5PM, then when I get there, remembering I left ALL our tools back in my truck locked up about 45 min away. So I start grabbing what ever I need off the rack at AutoZone and busting it open, then I realized I now have a $120 bill for a ball joint and tools to get the damn ball joint into the arm.

Well we limped my truck home, really sucks on the highway, with just rear shocks, no sway bar or power steering, oh well.

I will have some pics up soon, my cameras all are crap, so my friend took some shotty ones

:Worthless

Thatís my story, it was fun though, great way to leave the summer behind, now that its getting colder and winter will be here VERY soon
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Hell ya man, if you're gonna go, go all out.
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Wow, Im not even sure what to say. I would be upset.
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Now that's what im talking about!!
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Sounds like me out at Pismo last year. Busted a 8' jump and nose dived into the sand, bent the frame too. Get some pics of though, I'd like to see 'em.
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s h i t you aint no poser thats for sure!
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so you had a bad trip, not as bad as this one I had
880 to get towed home.

see the people in the background on pic number 3? well thats where I launched from laned and broke instantly, didn't roll or anything just laned and dug into the sand. plus its just just a triangle type dune, its a table top so there is a flat spot at the top you can drive across... I guess i went 50-60 feet and was at least 10' in the air at my highest point
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so you had a bad trip, not as bad as this one I had
880 to get towed home.

see the people in the background on pic number 3? well thats where I launched from laned and broke instantly, didn't roll or anything just laned and dug into the sand. plus its just just a triangle type dune, its a table top so there is a flat spot at the top you can drive across... I guess i went 50-60 feet and was at least 10' in the air at my highest point


you should try that again now and get vids...
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carnage.

it sucks.

we all learn lessons one way or the other... (i have learned many that i wouldnt even post about, lol)

but we are all hard-headed, and obsessed with truck, so our lesson is "what needs to be upgraded!"...

glad you are having a good attitude about it all.

looking forward to seeing the truck all fixed up.
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you should try that again now and get vids...
yeah will do asap... the camburg kit does not dissapoint I'll tell you that right now, but FAGtech on the other hand is NOT ment for offroad use at all.
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yeah will do asap... the camburg kit does not dissapoint I'll tell you that right now, but FAGtech on the other hand is NOT ment for offroad use at all.

I like to hear the talk but I like videos more (not saying youre talking out of your ***, cause TRUST ME, I beleive you!!).


I cant wait!!!!!
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I like to hear the talk but I like videos more (not saying youre talking out of your ***, cause TRUST ME, I beleive you!!).


I cant wait!!!!!
on the 22nd/23rd there is a group of about 50 trucks heading out for the weekend should be about 100 plus people attending, there will be video, most likely I'll make it onto a video that will be for sale by XYZ production or Bonzen...
if you've ever head or "still diry" or "bottomed out" they are the guys who will be filming. I do have a video of my truck in action, not jumping, but mobbing I dont have a host for it though.

the vid is 8.85MB in wmv format.
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yeah will do asap... the camburg kit does not dissapoint I'll tell you that right now, but FAGtech on the other hand is NOT ment for offroad use at all.
Haha, couldn't agree with you more Jason. I think a lot of us have had that oh-crap-nose-dive experience, it sure teaches you.
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sounds like normal brad haha...you going to be able to fix her up before the 29th?
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I don't know that I would have ragged it once the mechanicals were that far off. Your choice, but I can't say "hooray" for it. It's one thing to "limp home" -- it's another thing to abuse the truck when it's already limping. You must have a GOOD income, is all I can say!
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jesus man definetly u must be having some good cash flow...if something happend like that to my truck id frickin flip out
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Sounds like a good time, but I bet the repair bills will make you change your mind! Get some pics up of that bad boy!
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I do have a video of my truck in action, not jumping, but mobbing I dont have a host for it though.

the vid is 8.85MB in wmv format.

talk to me on aim, ill host it for ya. zabeard03edge is my aim
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oh crap, is all I can say
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jesus man definetly u must be having some good cash flow...if something happend like that to my truck id frickin flip out
naw thats just brad you dont understand you would have to meet him. his trucks change form and everything else about every 10 min he changes his mind so fast its a blur!
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All you freaks are nuts! :)
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Hey man, I've seen a truck do a 70ft nosedive and keep flying. That's still so freakin sick !
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Hey man, I've seen a truck do a 70ft nosedive and keep flying. That's still so freakin sick !
I call BS, even a class 1 wouldn't be able to take that impact.
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If you are going to go all out thats the way to do it lol.
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No, the way to do it is with a truck that is INTACT to begin with!
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