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rule #1 bfg a/t in mud.. um NO lol...

rule #2 always have proper recovery points FRONT AND REAR before "mudding"
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Looks like a good spot 2 wheel guys 2 bad i don't live closer or i would of be there!
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rule #1 bfg a/t in mud.. um NO lol...

rule #2 always have proper recovery points FRONT AND REAR before "mudding"
The rear is fine in my truck.

I cant do anything with the front because of the body lift, but now that my crossmember is messed up and my bumper is about to fall off... I think its time for something heavy duty.

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dont the valance come of the mazdas? if so you could remove it and run tow hooks up front
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The long video of the Mazda stuck is up, or will be in a few mins.

It's kinda funny.

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dont the valance come of the mazdas? if so you could remove it and run tow hooks up front
I am just putting a new bumper on. A damn good one.
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i hate this state....
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rule #1 bfg a/t in mud.. um NO lol...

rule #2 always have proper recovery points FRONT AND REAR before "mudding"

Eh, yea. Gotta learn your lesson somewhere. Her A/Ts probably weren't the best choice for that kinda driving, but most people can't just go out and pickup another set of tires...gotta run what cha brung! As far as the recovery points, I knew I should have tied my hooks together, but i got that issue solved now and it should work out better next time. As for her truck, she does need some sort of hook up that way. Luckily it seems like the damage is just to the front crossmember. Which off the top of my head is bolted to the frame, and has adjusting slots in it..I'd hope the crossmember was bent out taking up the slack in the adjustment slots. If thats the case, a junkyard crossmember would fix that up just fine!
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I cant do anything with the front because of the body lift, but now that my crossmember is messed up and my bumper is about to fall off... I think its time for something heavy duty.
It's not a wheeling truck if there isn't a little carnage here and there. Actually, I've recovered your truck from about 5 different pits in 3 different locations and that's the only damage I've caused so far. You should probably consider yourself kinda lucky.
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i hate this state....
What are you talakin aboot?!?! You just gotta wait till the corn and beans are done then BAM anywhere you go its gonna be dirt/mud!


That "cute" little truck has some sweet wheels
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It's not a wheeling truck if there isn't a little carnage here and there. Actually, I've recovered your truck from about 5 different pits in 3 different locations and that's the only damage I've caused so far. You should probably consider yourself kinda lucky.
Lucky?
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Lucky?
Ya, lucky that I didn't cause more damage. When you were stuck and I needed to attach to the front I considered the sway bar first. I didn't think anything could get around that crossmember. So ya, you're lucky Goody pointed that out and I didn't tear up your front sway bar, that would've been really bad.
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looks like a fun place to wheel.
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looks like fun, need better recovery points though. that bar thing is weak.
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Ya, lucky that I didn't cause more damage. When you were stuck and I needed to attach to the front I considered the sway bar first. I didn't think anything could get around that crossmember. So ya, you're lucky Goody pointed that out and I didn't tear up your front sway bar, that would've been really bad.


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Ya, lucky that I didn't cause more damage. When you were stuck and I needed to attach to the front I considered the sway bar first. I didn't think anything could get around that crossmember. So ya, you're lucky Goody pointed that out and I didn't tear up your front sway bar, that would've been really bad.
lucky? thats almost as bad as a half *** fuel filter job. with no intentions of fixing your screw up?
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^^well dude if he didn't pull her out she would've still been there so.....
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Looks good!

I see the x-member your talking about now Katie. Take your bumper off and beat it. Mine was like that too and I just took a sledge hammer to it, to straighten it out a bit.

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^^well dude if he didn't pull her out she would've still been there so.....
There are other options I'm sure than yanking the **** out of the x-member like that. Did your truck not come with tow hooks or is it because of the b/l?

*EDIT, re-read the majority of the thread. Why would the sway bar even be a choice?

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There are other options I'm sure than yanking the **** out of the x-member like that. Did your truck not come with tow hooks or is it because of the b/l?

*EDIT, re-read the majority of the thread. Why would the sway bar even be a choice?

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agreed, some major beginner wheeling going on there.
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not trying to be a smart *** or anything, but what's your guy's suggestion for a 'better' pull point on the front of her truck, with no hooks and the front valance on? Sway bar would have given up quick, which is why I went against that one, wouldn't have held up at all. But what else is up there to pull off of except that crossmember??
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There are other options I'm sure than yanking the **** out of the x-member like that. Did your truck not come with tow hooks or is it because of the b/l?
Like what? (honestly, not trying to be a smartass)

And she didnt have hooks because of the BL
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Run the strap in the window, through the cab, out the other window, and hold on!!!!!
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I haven't looked at the front of an IFS Ranger in a while... But if I can remember correctly, the lower front x-member would of been a better candidate than that weak one the strap was wrapped around. That would only work if the strap could fit between the rack and pinion and the x-member. Still, I would of made all efforts to pull from the rear. Also, yanking is a no no. A window is bound to break or better yet someone can get seriously injured.

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on my truck we always hook up around the frame right behind the frame horn...although the last time i got pulled out that took a toll seeing how my frame horn is bent out now. Any suggestions seeing how a 5 lb. hammer won't budge it?

edit: sorry to thread jack. i can get some pics later and try to put them up
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Get a BFH! Seriously, mine was bent a bit from winching it onto a trailer lots of times for the SAS and 4WD conversion. I just got an axe that was 4' long and had a huge flat head on the rear, it probably weighed a good 20-30lbs and I just beat the f* out of it until it was good enough to put my bumper back on..

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