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thats a chevy part for yah' lol
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man that really sucks about your truck....im kinda sad i missed this weekend....
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so you think if you had the stock springs that it wouldnt have happend?
A lot of suspension stuff was damaged during the incident. Was the damage to the spring the cause or a result? Without more evidence, it seems like it would be jumping to conclusions to blame one particular part.

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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.
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thats a chevy part for yah' lol
X2 lol
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A lot of suspension stuff was damaged during the incident. Was the damage to the spring the cause or a result? Without more evidence, it seems like it would be jumping to conclusions to blame one particular part.
bent leaf spring-this did all this:

bent U bolts
bent axle
bent driveshaft
shattered bed side
shock
popped a bead
possible bad ring and pinion.
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when you say bent axle..that the housing or the axle shaft..
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when you say bent axle..that the housing or the axle shaft..
from what i gathered talking to him on the phone was the acual axle is quite possibly bent also the bearings are shot because its loose..
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Hmm. Did this have something to do with the torque he has? Dosn't Zach have no traction bars yet? I'm jus wonderin if he gave her a lil too much juice and something fialed and jus started f'in everything up.

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Hmm. Did this have something to do with the torque he has? Dosn't Zach have no traction bars yet? I'm jus wonderin if he gave her a lil too much juice and something fialed and jus started f'in everything up.

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The added stress from 35s might have done it. I can't believe the housing itself would be damaged... I thought they were pretty tough!
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The added stress from 35s might have done it. I can't believe the housing itself would be damaged... I thought they were pretty tough!
a buddy of mine jumped his samuri and bent the front axle housing. obviously a size and strength differance there but it can happen. Since there was no jumping involved with this i'd say the 35"s may have had a small part in it. At least thats how it seems in my head.
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Hmm. Did this have something to do with the torque he has? Dosn't Zach have no traction bars yet? I'm jus wonderin if he gave her a lil too much juice and something fialed and jus started f'in everything up.

Aaron

It happened when I was pulling him out. You will see it in the video when I get it off the camera.

Hope everything works out for ya Zach and if there is anything you need let me know.

If traction bars were involved here I think this would not have happened but its hard to say.
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oh man.. not cool, what sucks as i think in another thread we talked about the fait of yer truck at the dunes..

good luck with the fixes
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If traction bars were involved here I think this would not have happened but its hard to say.
was it that big of a case of wheel hop? i sure hope not, but it kinda sounds like it. I know sand and mudder style tires dont mix.
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i think we will get a better understandin when we see pics and that vid that bill has..im kinda scared to look tho..
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Gosh darn, that sucks a big one Zach! I hope all works out well for ya!

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Well, just to let everyone know in spite of the bad luck that zack had on the dunes. Morph and myself had a great time. Trac bars are going to be a good investment because once I started going up hill and my m/t's tried grabbing you'd think I was in a paint mixer.Fun weekend and all I have to replace is an intake hose and a tensioner pully. Bill, hope you get that video up soon. I have some pics on my camera phone, but I dont know how to get them on the computer.
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wow dude that sucks big time. i love your truck. sorry to hear bout this.
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sand sucks on motors man..make sure you guys grease up the fittings and junk..
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wow that really sucks... glad you didnt get hurt though
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I don't think traction bars would have helped, unless he still has blocks under the chebbie springs?

I get some axle wrap on my chevy's with no blocks, 38's and 5.13 gears but not nearly enough to bend a spring 90* and bend a housing too. Ouch.

Sorry to hear about that.
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Well hopefully the video will tell. At least it should be a lesson in what can go wrong for all of us. I hope you didnt' tow him from his axle lol...

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i was towed from the hitch. basically the suction from the sand held the tire in place causeing the spring to bend. obviously the spring was weak or something.

i have a bunch of stuff all pulled off the truck today, axle is out, springs are out, driveshaft is out.

so far it looks to be that the bearing/seal got sand in it which caused the fluid to leak out. so we are hoping the axle isnt bent.

trouble is i need all new spring perches front and rear for the ranger they are all bent. so if anyone has part numbers or a place to get them let me know.

pic of the stuckage

picture of the bent spring

picture of it sitting in the camp grounds, you can see how tweaked it was


picture on the trailer on the way home
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ouch. I feel for ya man.
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You need to put a strong stomach disclamer at the top of this post! Do you have any pics of what it did to the bed, bumper,valance or tailgate?
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dang dude sick man..
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