September 11, 2003yeah roll over is not good for your truck or something
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September 11, 2003EVERYTHING I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MUDDING, I LEARNED FROM MY MISTAKES:
go with a friend, cuz then they can pull you out when you need it, keep your wheelspin up, dont p*ssyfoot the gas, friggin' mash it to the ground but watch your tach, (get a nice big tach for easy visibility), watch out for trees, duck when the snatch rope breaks, bring plenty of gas, oil, antifreeze, water, food, DONT LET FRIENDS CONVINCE YOU THAT YOU WILL MAKE IT UNLESS YOU ARE COMPLETELY SURE,keep turning your steering wheel in a sawing motion so you keep going, make sure you lug nuts are tight, run open header as much as possible, make sure you have real d-ring or clevices............am i forgetting anything wisconsin chapter????????
September 12, 2003Yes roll overs are not good for the vehicle.... But boy does it give you lots of air.
But then that air will rip right thru you when you do it when it's 1 degree out
But hey we were still smiling
Hey at $600 and 4 times out what can I say. It was money well spent.
September 19, 2003some little stupid stuff i just thought off, make sure you have valve covers on your valve stems. you get enough mud in there and good luck trying to get air in your tires.
also something i used to do but got tired of doing, is put like a dab of silicone over each hex bolt on the manual lockers, i used to have to regrease my bearings cause of a leaky axle, and got sick of having to dig all the mud out of the hex holes before taking them off. when it was time to take the lock out off, just pull the silicone out (usually comes off in one piece), i just bought new rims and had a set of locking lock nuts laying around, i just put them on and have to figure out a way to cover them so mud dont fill up the design.
September 19, 2003The biggest ''Snatch rope"" you can find.....NOT a tow rope.....
September 20, 2003Know how to fix everything on your vehicle.
September 20, 2003abig84, reminds me of something my Cousin told me
"Use Steel Valve Stems" the Rubber ones can be Cut off by Rocks
He had a Front tire go flat because the Valve Stem was cut
Changing a Tire on a 95 F350 PSD Ain't Fun
September 20, 2003carry some food & a blanket in case your stuck for a night waiting for some one to get you high energy protien bars even though they dont taste so good are a good idea they dont take up much room, have a decent shelf life & are high in protien & calories check out www.actiongear.com (Brigade Quatermaster) for some great space saving survial gear that comes in handy its mostly military, & police type stuff but there is a lot of cool blankets, flash lights, ropes tents & so on in there (I order my boots from them)
October 1, 2003Be pretty handy with a wrench. Don't forget to bring a change of clothes.LOL
October 8, 2003Ya'll are starting to remind me of these hardcore offroad-for-a-living dudes that go out in Range Rovers filled with a spare axle, u-joints, driveshaft, gears, blankets, guns, on board air and welding equipment, water and water purification kits, MRE's (mmm..), engine rebuild kits, enough tire patches to make a whole tire if needed, etc.
Deep down I've always been somewhat jealous of those rigs too. You have to admire the creativity of anyone who can use a grinder to fix a broken rear axle just to get home.
I've always went out with basic recovery equipment and tools that will actually work on my truck, why carry metric wrenches if your old truck has all SAE nuts and bolts? Heck just browse through the galleries here of people who have a similar truck to yours and see what they break, and if it's an easy fix then pack a spare. Just my 2 cents ...
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