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you really just need rockwells
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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.
yea, its kinda low.. but I've seen a hell of a lot worse. Yea, i had a blast though Saturday. ran some new trails finally, that was nice.

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nice goggles
thanks haha, they came in handy. I was gonna get some gray framed ones but then i realized i would probably sit on those when we went out night wheelin.

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been considering it
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Ditch the doors and bed and tube it with a small flat bed and a built in spare holder. So.... Truggy Haha
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So what all is wrong with the 44 now? lol I think a 60 might hold if you dont put the ***** to the wall.
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should probably do the ball joints on the passenger side, and it needs an axle shaft on the driver side as it sits.
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Dang man! You're rough on that thing! I love the picture of the truck hanging from the tree.
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lmao at the tree and missing windows .... this has to be the most heavily wheeled ranger on the site.
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the goggles get me haha...did you drive it on the street to get there? with the goggles on?
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no, flat towed it there.. the goggles were cause it gets really dusty out there and I have no windshield. they also help when my slightly intoxicated dumbass decides to plow through a puddle at like 30 at 1130 at night ha.. luckily i brought extra clothes, little did i know my passenger didn't.

here's some of the things i learned this weekend. i knew some of it, but other parts got reinforced.

1) Wheel with people you can depend on and won't leave you in a bind.
2) Always bring a passenger that knows how to use a wrench,and is willing to help out. It makes fixing your junk and getting home a lot less stressful.
3) When Wes yells "HAMMER DOWN!" its probably not in your best interest. But atleast it'll be fun!!
4) BALL JOINT AXLES SUCK
5) Don't flat tow.. its a bad idea, even if you don't "think" your gonna beat on your rig
6) Bring the tie down straps if you do end up flat towing it.. that way you can go to the nearest town and rent a trailer instead of going all the way home for the straps.
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Lmao.

Wow Matt, you sure know how to wheel. I enjoy your carnage threads, at your expense haha.
This thread is great. The pictures really crack me up.

The idea of flat towing a wheeling rig just doesn't sound like a bright idea in the first place..guess you figured that out tho now
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yea, well I knew the only way i wasn't getting home is if the bearing seized up or my wheel fell off.. and look what happened.

I'm never wheelin on Friday the 13th weekend again. I think my winch needs to be rebuilt, it doesn't like to stay engaged.

-the TJ that blew up his detroit in his D35 last time he was out, blew up the true-trac in his D30 on the first trail
-The buggy's hydro steering pretty much locked up
-The Toyota's brakes went out on the second big hill we went down and he almost ran me over, only ran over my left rear tire though.. along with like a dozen trees until he finally came to a stop.
-Wes in the YJ blew a bead at the most inconvenient time.. right after he said "thank god the bead didn't blow" as he was getting the compressor out and "pfft" it just popped in his face. ha
-The Rodeo broke a CV shaft

The YJ was the only one not to suffer a catastrophic failure. I think someone out there rolled his jeep too.



I'm planning on going to Houston soon, Hopefully I'll have something worked out with Roach so I can get rid of that D44.. Doesn't look like the ranger will be making opening weekend of Katemcy but i'll live lol
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maybe it will make closing weekend
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haha, i don't think the new park will be closing any time soon *hopefully* they're normally open from early February to mid/end of October. they close down for hunting season.
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