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ya it sucks. but not much i can do about it.

the other damage i dont have pics. maybe later when its rolling down the road agian.

the front bumper is screwed as well.
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I thought the bed got damaged? It looks fine. Not as worse as i thought it was man. I was expecting your tire to be in your radiator, axle vertical, and a flaming bed.

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Damn son, that spring is fawked.

I can see why it bent like that though. Spring must have been weak or something, sat in the JY too long lol.
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dang zach..the housing bent or the axle shaft..

i got that xploder i got its got 31 spline (:

you still thinkin bout doin that flat bed..lol..just tryin to lighten the mood up some
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He said the axle probably didn't bend, it was the seal scored by the sand that caused the leakage.
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He said the axle probably didn't bend, it was the seal scored by the sand that caused the leakage.
oh..must of missed that

ah..i got it now..if theres no oil in there bad on gears and junk thats why you thinkin needing new pinion and ring gears right..did you regear b4 you went?
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dude thats a bummer right there.... hope you fix that... maybe time to upgrade on a few things. glad your alright tho
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man those leafs wernt' good enough for a ford i guess, sux bout the damage
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Damn son, that spring is fawked.
you can say that agian.

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I thought the bed got damaged? It looks fine. Not as worse as i thought it was man. I was expecting your tire to be in your radiator, axle vertical, and a flaming bed.

Aaron
its all cracked but right now all the paint is still on it but its all cracked.

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oh..must of missed that

ah..i got it now..if theres no oil in there bad on gears and junk thats why you thinkin needing new pinion and ring gears right..did you regear b4 you went?
i thought it was ring and pinion, but its not. was the U joint binding and popping.
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damn Zach thats all i can say talk to me on AIM In the morning about a parts list you need!
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WOW!!!
that sucks
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I am loading up all the pics that I have right now, working on the vid is going to take some time but it will be done.

I still cant stomach to look at some of the pics.
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wow pictures tell all..
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OUCH...

Hmmm, slight joking add-in here....maybe the thread should be titled Ranger + Superlift 0, Sand (Dunes) 2
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ouch bro, that is the suckage!!!!!
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OUCH...

Hmmm, slight joking add-in here....maybe the thread should be titled Ranger + Superlift 0, Sand (Dunes) 2

ya i hear ya there.

honestly the more i look at the truck and how it happened if the spring wouldnt have bent it will still be driveable. its not the kits fault in any way really
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Wonder if having double wrapped springs would have helped out in this situation.
From what your saying its almost like quicksand, the more you try to pull out the more suction it puts on the tires.

I had to go back and look at hte beginning post, for a moment im like how is he standing on water.
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It was the impact and anything would have been damaged. That Chevy leaf is off of a 1/2 ton pickup and it makes no sense to call it "weak". It might have been defective, but considering the other damage, there's nothing pointing to the spring as the "smoking gun".
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Im glad you are ok physically though, although you are probably an emotional wreck with everything you had invested in the truck financially and personally.

Zach I am sorry this happened to you
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whats the deal with the front crossmember..that twisted to zach?
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It was the impact and anything would have been damaged. That Chevy leaf is off of a 1/2 ton pickup and it makes no sense to call it "weak". It might have been defective, but considering the other damage, there's nothing pointing to the spring as the "smoking gun".

yes but the spring gave, to me springs dont bend like that. the springs were from an 89 chevy, so it could have been misused, tampered with, who knows.

but alot of the damage to the driveshaft, axle, spring hangers, U jount, and U bolts were from the spring bending.
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Yes, but the front crossmember? I don't know, Zach -- I think you just hit too hard. That's way too much damage for a weak spring BENDING. BREAKING, perhaps -- but merely bending like that?

The way it's bent is odd. What direction was the impact that bent it like that? It looks like you backed into something and jamed the wheel FORWARD?

Did it happen during extraction backwards? Going forward it would be very hard to bend a spring like that. That's either a torsion force from the truck spinning, or the wheels getting caught on one side and not the other, etc.; or going backwards. No matter what, it would take some impact.

I don't think you even indicated how fast you were going.
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whats the deal with the front crossmember..that twisted to zach?

here is the pic ive got of it.

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damn that sux. sry to hear bout the truck.
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gotta wait for video
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