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Wheelin.. and hella carnage. Ball joints suck

Let this be a lesson to anyone who listens when someone yells "hammer down" oh yea, and flat towing.. never do it if you intend on wheelin remotely hard. I had to drive 3 hours to get the trailer, my straps, get ball joints and more tools.

Ball joints suck, thats all there is about it. Also pinched a brake line between the left rear spring perch, broke a u-joint/both shafts friday night, then when the cluster**** below happened i broke the spare shaft.. dunno if the shaft let go then the ball joint or the other way around.

Its time to fix this one, clean it up and sell it. I need a KP 60. The rest of the pics from the trip are uploading, then i'll upload video.

The Chevy towed it great, not bouncy, didn't sway around, had enough power..

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And this guys bead, on 16.5s.. we noticed it was flat as he hooked his winch up, and as he was getting the compressor out he was like "well thank god it didn't blow the bead" and about 2 seconds later a little "pffft" and the bead when bye bye

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Got new ball joints and lined the trailer up, let it down and drove up slowly.. luckily it went on straight.

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and this one's specifically for Zach "i bet its gonna squat like a mother" Moneybags now you can shut up. I had a few hundred pounds of **** in the bed between tools, 2 spare tires, camping stuff, broken crap, cooler..

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and there it sits in the driveway.
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I thought you blew your motor?
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You sure a D60 is strong enough for you? lol
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I thought you blew your motor?

well i did some diag on the suspected blown head gasket.. doesn't seem blown. i think it is though and the "bars head gasket repair" is actually doin something. spark plugs fixed most of my issues.
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You sure a D60 is strong enough for you? lol
**** i hope so.. One of the guys i wheel with has a Vortec 350 with ~300hp and 39.5 Iroks.. pegs the rev limiter all the time and his stock 60 holds up.
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what happened to the tailgate
when the knuckle came off and ripped the brake line off my pedal went to the floor as i rolled back into a tree.

well no, the tail gate was before the knuckle went, i rolled back into a tree on accident.. the tail light and bed side was after the **** hit the fan and i hit the same tree and my front corner light hit the same tree i leaned my door into.


I'm glad this happened, if not there it woulda happened this morning flat towing it home.
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Damn Matt!
I can have the axles pulled by next weekend

I need $$ for my 60 haha
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How much $$$ for them?
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haha I'll need to think about.. considering they're no longer in the same condition they used to be.
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I knew that flat tow was gonna be a bad idea. lol

Give it hell!!
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that trail didnt even look that bad... what did u do!?! lol
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I knew that flat tow was gonna be a bad idea. lol

Give it hell!!
I gave it hell. and it gave me hell back hah

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that trail didnt even look that bad... what did u do!?! lol
"HAMMER DOWN!" ... skinny pedal, lots of it.
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"HAMMER DOWN!" ... skinny pedal, lots of it.
sig worthy. the best part of Breaking is upgrading
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Sell me your axles and you will have MONEY! If you want I will just buy the front!
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I might do that.. i gotta pull the 9" apart and see whats up with it too.. Jon broke his posi a while ago and i got mine from the same guy.


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pinched brake line.. now they're run over the springs.
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LOL what were you thinking when it just dropped to the ground?
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LOL what were you thinking when it just dropped to the ground?
well all i heard was a "pop" so i figured eh, axle shaft.. carry on. then i tried again and it made a louder pop.. the truck fell, it started sliding backwards and the brake pedal went to the floor. not really sure "what" i was thinking besides "oh ****"
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You know, that's actually quite a bit of squat for our trucks, seeing as how the back end sits up a lot higher. Looks like it towed fine, though.

Did you still have fun wheeling though? That's all that matters, lol.
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