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The hole that ate my Truck

About a month ago I was messing around and I hit a mud hole that was a little deep. It messed up something so now my truck shakes pretty good. I was back out today and the hole was dried up so I took some pics.

Here it was after I hit it.
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Here it is today
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I think I learned my lesson today. This thing was pretty massive. It was probably 2.5 feet deep and 20 feet long. Im so lucky I didnt mess up more then I already did.
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....guess its bigger in person than in the pic.......
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looks like nothin in the pic.....gotta be one of those things, ya know?



Did you give it payback?
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That is why I am scared of mud holes lol
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2wds.........lol.
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1wd actually........ don't be jealous
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Go get your balance on your tires checked. If there good then u might of bent something.
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All my weights are on my tires...
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All my weights are on my tires...
Do you know how many weights each wheel had?

There may have been more than one on a wheel and one fell off. So you think they are all there.
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I wouldnt be worried about the weights, its the mudd that gets in there and only covers half the wheel will give you a shake from hell, and sometimes its hard to see in there might have to take the wheel off thats givin you the vibration and check it for mudd. If no mudd then i would take it for the balance.
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depending how hard you hit it you could have also bent the rim
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Take your wheels off and wash the mud off the back of the rim. Been there and done that.
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Yea that hole was pretty deep. It looked like your truck was going to tip over when you hit that hole lol. Now im glad I didnt go for it.
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is that out on the u of m lands by 52?
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i'm heading out there tonight. i'll make sure to steer clear of the hole..
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is that out on the u of m lands by 52?
no...but PLEASE inform me of this land you are talking about.
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went to carlos avery park about 4 hours ago. hole is still there and now it looks even bigger.
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Here in Northern Kentucky we got a place with mud holes 3 and 4 feet deep and about 100 foot long...we call it barrs branch...them mud holes and my buddies jeep...and i mean ate it...over the hood and everything
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you could be like me n have a busted ball joint and broken tie rod, and im begining to think i have a twisted control arm cuz i still have a shake
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its been awhile but east of apple valley off of 160th or 170th take a right before you hit 52 there is a gate that opens to a couple mud trails. you will know your in the right spot when it says to u of m land
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i wouldn't want to wheel on state university property. big fines.
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Most of the time I check the depth before I go through stuff, I do that since I hit a hole that was about 2 1/2' deep. I made it through, but popped the valance pins out, it scared the mess out of me too. That was a ton of water going over the hood.
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