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Old 05-20-2006
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ranger - 0 sand dunes - 1

ranger - 0 sand dunes - 1

well basically got out on the sand for an hour. got a little brave and got stuck. once i was out damage was bad


assesed damages.

bent leaf spring
bent U bolts
bent axle
bent driveshaft
bent front cross member
bent rear bumper
dented tail gate
shattered bed side
shock
popped a bead
possible bad ring and pinion.

and who knows what else.

once he got me to the parking lot we sorta used a come along to straiten the spring far enough to get it out of the corner of the bed. once that was done i drove the truck 2 miles back to the camp ground. it dog tracked all the way there i basically had to have the steering wheel turned 3/4 turn to the right jsut to go strait.

total cost so far.

dune recovery unit - $175 (towed to dune parking lot)
diesel for truck and trailer once it got up here. $71
diesel for the truck once it got home. $69
tipped my friend 100 bucks for the trip.(good to have great friends)

i want to thank bill, evan, mark, and all the others for the help on getting it loaded up and gettting me back to the camp grounds.


i cant find my camera cable right now but ill post pics later.

quote of the weekend was "gosh darn it"

its still sitting on a trailer but hopefully i can get it going down the road by next weekend. hoping*
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what happened? sorry to hear about the rear end.

is your truck your daily driver as well?
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NOOO!!!

Sorry man!!!

Well, seems like you got some more mods to do........
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very sorry to hear this. Do you think the chevy springs had any reason or would the same damage had been caused with the stock springs. I know you're bumbed out. I think we all are feeling your pain..
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yikes. that sucks zach. your truck is awesome, although i've never seen it in person. good luck with getting it fixed, and sorry to hear about it. . .
what happened?
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Sorry to hear that. Hope you get it fixed as soon as possible
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did u try and jump it or what?!?!?! or was it a cliff dune, lots of **** can go wrong out there, i know i have to watch out all the time at Pismo. sry to hear about the damage tho =(
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im sorry to hear about the truck zach. i got the call when it happened and i was pissed cause ur truck is effin sweet. well i hope u get it fixed and back on the road. if u need help holler at the michigan boys and we are here. later
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dang it zach man..that sucks ALOT..im feeling yah..if there is anything that i can do jut lemme know i got strings i can pull down here when it comes to some stuff..

bent axle..i got an 8.8 xploder axle for sale..we can work something out..just lemme know..

SUCKS A BIG ONE MAN
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Sorry Zach that sucks. But your truck simply isn't made for jumping. Did a leaf spring break? That's the idea im getting. Sounds like the back end set down hard or something.

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Mud tires + sand = evil.. they like to dig like *****.

How about some more details...
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Damn dude that ****ing blows the big one!!!!!
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Billowing Backpacks Radioactive Man!
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Zach man........You're not supposed to let that happen to your truck!
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Guys Zach didnt say anything about Jumping his truck and i HIGHLY doupt he did, he isnt a moron.

on that note Zach man holy crap So SORRY to hear man, wish i could have been there to help. just glad everyone is completely ok, and un-hirt that is the important thing. Let me know if you need me to go parts hunting at the junk yard on Tuesday its my day off and i am off next weekend i need to drive the stuff down.
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It maybe was a jump he didn't intend. Did that myself. I don't know as being stuck would give you that much damage in and of itself.

It's a bummer no matter how you look at it. Sorry, Zach.
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Damn man that sucks.....Post up pics ASAP

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no jumping involved. basically we were being stupid. its hard to explain but there is a video that bill has on what we did. after it is over with not really sure what we were thinkin. it wasnt the first time we did it but it was just too soft in this spot. there are basically 8 holes 36" deep in this one spot. but hidden by water.

i will get the video hosted this week, you guys can shake your heads and be like moron or whatever but we were just having fun, i really dont know what to say other than stuff happens.

basically the chevy leaf gave out and bent, its at a 90* angle right now. alot of the people at the dunes have never seen anything bend quite like that. if the spring wouldnt have bent 90% of the damage wouldnt have happened.

evan ill give you a call later today about the axle.

and zach maybe you guys got something up there idk, but ill let you know.

hopefully i will have a better assesment of the damage in a few hours.

i appreciate the sorrys, but its my fault, sucks it happened, but there isnt much you can do about it. but make it better

when i got home my mom asked if it still looked like a truck. lol my comment was sorta.
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Sorry to hear that Zach. I know you'll bounce right back though.
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Very sorry to hear about your truck man. My heart sank when I was reading about all the damage. I love your truck! Get some pics. up when you get a chance. good luck getting it fixed!
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Very sorry to hear about your truck man. My heart sank when I was reading about all the damage. I love your truck! Get some pics. up when you get a chance. good luck getting it fixed!
its all good man. my stomach is finally starting to feel better, lol.

i havnt ate much of anything since Friday.
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man..wow...have fun getting it off the trailer Zach. I'll hit up the junk yards Tues and talk to you in the morning tomarrow. if you have any questions give me a call after 4:30. remeber if your bed is all tweeked up there is the one in Tenn it would probly be cheaper to buy that whole thing then a new bed side. just talked to bill and erv there braking down the tent right now and leaving. erv thinks he is gonna leave the flag on the truck to drive home lol bill keeps harrassing him saying he is gonna hit overpasses..
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so the chevy leaf failed?

man, they are like 2x the size of the stock rangers


sorry to hear that man... hopefully everything will turn out
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ya the leaf failed. and failed bad.

ya i had my flag hanging out the bed of the truck

its gone now. musta lost it somewhere.
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so you think if you had the stock springs that it wouldnt have happend?
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