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partially deflated.
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just watched the vid... yeah mmm really hurts to hear that snap-ish sound....
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so what exactly were you guys attempting whn you got stuck? the vid makes it look like it was a challenge of who could bury there wheels first lol

I have ver very lil wheeling knowledge when it comes to techniques, so this could be a stpid question but when you're on sand is it best to have your tires fully inflated or partially deflated?
we've been doing it all day and just kicked it on 4x4 and crawled out...we didnt spin them for 45 seconds tho at full speed...hahah i think that was the problem.



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On sand you want to lower the air pressure

But man, your truck is my favorite one on this site, and it hurts to watch that vid and see it in that condition. Get that thing back on the road...
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just watched the vid... yeah mmm really hurts to hear that snap-ish sound....
i second that. good luck geting the truck fixed
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^ tires were brought down to about 17 psi.
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Man that sucks Zach. Hope you get everything fixed.

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i run at about 12 psi when i go. haven't broken a bead yet and the traction you gain going from even 17 to 12 is really noticable imo.
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i run at about 12 psi when i go. haven't broken a bead yet and the traction you gain going from even 17 to 12 is really noticable imo.
ya, but he is on a 15x10 wheel...12 psi is asking for a beed to pop off.

well actually, he did pop the beed when we tryed to pull him out. He put the spare tire on to get home.
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ya, but he is on a 15x10 wheel...12 psi is asking for a beed to pop off.

well actually, he did pop the beed when we tryed to pull him out. He put the spare tire on to get home.
WHAT you guys didnt do the ether{sp?} and lighter trick? oh come on!!!!
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WHAT you guys didnt do the ether{sp?} and lighter trick? oh come on!!!!
yes, we DID air down. He went to 17 psi and i went to 16...12 psi is a little low to hold a bead on a 15x10 wheel
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ya, but he is on a 15x10 wheel...12 psi is asking for a beed to pop off.

well actually, he did pop the beed when we tryed to pull him out. He put the spare tire on to get home.
ahhh, gotcha. ok. well i'm still just on my stock 16" wheels, i guess i never realized the difference...
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That video is funny.. all I can say is.. a winch woulda been nice. :)
maybe some boards or something too for the tires to roll out of the holes?
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Wow!! I really dont think there was a "weak link" though, the 35"s AND the entire axle assembly AND the driveshaft AND the springs were all under sandy muddy water nastiness. All that combined is one hell of an anchor when your trying to be pulled out from THAT deep. The springs probably held up as well as any other spring would, except those stupid ones on 4 foot lifted super dutys with like 15 leafs in each pack.........When you got Bill's truck out it sounded like there was a whole crowd of people cheering.
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dang now i understand..
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there was a whole crowd of people watching.

i said in my first post when you see the video it wil explain alot. and how it would seem very stupid to do. just wasnt thinking i guess. im paying for it now.

im not reallly that mad about it anymore. its home. its apart we know whats wrong, just a matter of fixing it now.
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And snatching with a chain. Worst thing ever.

Aaron

aaron my tool box wouldnt open. i had more items in there to use but the latch broke. so i used what i had out.

if i would have looped the strap on the frame it would have tore. so i wrapped this chain around the crossmember 3-4 times with the strap hooked in the chain.

basically i had no choice but to use it.
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Wow, I see whatcha mean. Man, that sucks a big one!

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Man that sucks what happened to a awsome truck i hope everything goes smoothly on the repair....
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ya, but he is on a 15x10 wheel...12 psi is asking for a beed to pop off.

well actually, he did pop the beed when we tryed to pull him out. He put the spare tire on to get home.
This is exactly why I think 15x10's with 12.5" tires is bad news if you offroad. It's interesting that this comes up. I do believe Zach was one of the impassioned people telling folks who asked "15x8 or 15x10?" to get the 10's because of how much better they look.

I run 12 psi with my 15x8's. It's one more reason you should build for function and not looks.
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i popped the bead because that was my used tire. the bead or seal wasnt that great on it. they had to used a sealer on it to get it to seal.

none of the other tires popped a bead or did they need to be air down lower. the tire did great IMO.

they were used tires. i got cheap, i posted it a while back. when they went to mount thm he wasnt sure if that tire would hold the bead. he just said we will try it. my plan wasnt to run them for very long anyway.

there were alot of things i did wrong last weekend. as far as im concered it was jsut a learning experience and ill know better next time.

i plan to go back agian.
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Wow, sorry Zach. Sounds like you are not wasting any time getting her back in shape. Good luck.
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thanks phil but there is no time to waste. i need it to get to work. lol
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DAMN BRO!!!! I can not belive this!!! Im sorry brotha! good luck on gettin her fixed, if you need anything call me , ttyl
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thanks jared. i appreciate it.
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