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PLANNING: TECORE IX - FUGAWI HUNTING - Sept. 20-22

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by dvanbramer88 » Sun Sep 22, 2013 7:23 pm

I just got in. I cut the sidewall of my 10ply BFG's on a rock. The same obstacle that claimed Mario's G80. Put my spare on and completed the rest of Tecore. On the last 15 miles of my trip home, my truck picked up a wicked vibration/wobble. After I parked at school, I crawled under the truck to look. Couldn't find anything obvious. The ball joints look good, tie rods are really tight. Didn't see anything obviously wrong with the tires (no bubbles or broken cords, no missing wheel weights) Tried to wiggle the rear drive shaft and it was super tight. When I have more time I need to jack the truck up and spin the rear drive shaft and check the wheel hubs.

The wobble got so bad, rolling along at 15 mph I could see the front of the truck shaking back and forth. i tried putting it in neutral while rolling down a hill and it still wobbled. Hopefully it is something I can fix in the parking lot.

When I first realized how bad it was, I cringed and expected the hear the bang clunk clunk of the rear drive shaft coming apart and smacking the bed.
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by JorDaneeKey » Sun Sep 22, 2013 7:29 pm

Glad you made it back to school safely at least!!
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by firefox2501 » Sun Sep 22, 2013 7:33 pm

Damn dude! How is it that you made it all the way through the trail with no problems, but the dern highway messed you up?!?!

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by ErikSS » Sun Sep 22, 2013 7:34 pm

We had a Blast! We will be half way home soon. Haha
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by DirtyBacon04 » Sun Sep 22, 2013 7:36 pm

You got mud in your tires...



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by dvanbramer88 » Sun Sep 22, 2013 7:38 pm

firefox2501 wrote:Damn dude! How is it that you made it all the way through the trail with no problems, but the dern highway messed you up?!?!

:poke:



Because when I take care of my truck and be gentle with it, stuff breaks...

She's happier when when she's a quart low on oil and getting pissed on. lol
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by dvanbramer88 » Sun Sep 22, 2013 7:39 pm

DirtyBacon04 wrote:You got mud in your tires...



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I made that reference/joke to v7guy a few weeks ago. :lol:


(And unfortunately, the tires are clean)
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by firefox2501 » Sun Sep 22, 2013 7:40 pm

dvanbramer88 wrote:She's happier when when she's a quart low on oil and getting pissed on. lol


bwah-ha-ha-ha!

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