haha yeah really, actually its kinda true.... except for the tearing it up part....still going "easy" on it.
anyways i was going home last week and a random rock hit my windshield from a U-haul style truck....must have hit just
right as it wasnt loud inside the truck, and I've played with a windshield before, it should have taken more than that to crack it.
so i turned around and went to the glass shop, $40 and its fixed...happy that its almost invisible.
also ended up rotating and changing the oil. going to rotate on every oil change.
buddy in his crew cab went out to the trail with us...when i saw this i knew it would just be a matter of time.
stock height and street tires i might add.
an den? yeah, he got stuck....BAD. doesnt look bad but he is really high centered. you can put your hand under his tires...
it took an older chevy with a 10K lb winch, and a F350 crew cab, diesel as an anchor and they were STILL both sliding...the mud gave up its grip after a little bit of this. luckily these guys passed by.
Continuing.... lol no clue how he made it that far. i can feel my skid plate touch, so being a stock crew cab i KNOW he would be scraping the bottom.
here is the video from that event.
cleanup was fun, got home asap and washed the underside 95% clean, then sported the mud for a day or two.
on a side note, should i cut off that square vacuum cleaning attachment of a exhaust tip?
Then we went again the next week. Found this wonderful pit.
really wasnt bad at all, the mud under the water was solid. my receiver hitch hangs down a bit.. suppose i should take it off, or not.
Video from that weekend. had too much fun so not much video going on.
Then my buddy got stuck, this time we were more prepared (shovel and walkie talkies for communication), anyways i hear on the radio that he found this awesome spot and we just gotta see it. i told my buddy, bet $5 his ass got stuck...sure enough
. the area was basically overflow from the lake and the extensive rain we have been getting. there was grass/weeds there so he drove though it, sank down, but suddenly the ground got dry and that bump stopped him, so the back end was stuck, front wasnt. luckily it was super easy to pull him out.
after that we went to the spot where we first got stuck up to the frame. well, that spot is under water now but the spot next to it where there was nice deep mud was still there. so we had some fun.
Picked up some rustolium midnight black metallic for my grille and fender flares....though i am doing some durability testing right now before even considering painting the flares...the grill i probably will since it wouldn't cost too much to just replace if all else fails...flares on the other hand are a bit pricy/rare.
sported it for a day, washed it monday.
and final update.....ordered this crap. my rear shocks are completely shot, and they are aftermarket crap, so going with bilstein all the way around. front ones are the stock bilsteins but might as well replace them. Going to add that I've got this weird vibration, passenger seat shakes, and in the side view mirror it appears as the bed is shaking but when i look out the back window its not....so basically the cab/center of the truck is vibrating, it did this with the old set of tires when i bought it, and the new set, and i also rotated and its still there...so i can rule out tires, its gotta be mechanical related.
i checked U joints by taking off the back and see if it might be seized, nope, even the front one is fine. so i have deduced that the motor mounts are causing it. happens around 63-70, i can go 75 and it will stop, if i slow down to 63-70 it sometimes wont shake.....or in the early mornings it wont, but sometimes it will...very random. so cant be a tire. i'm thinking shot motor mounts, which i know the driver's side separated, and maybe a tranny mount.