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Old 12-03-2013, 07:05 PM
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Thank you I didnt know that about the tie rods and draglink.

Lol it was steep enough, but there probably was a time when the ditch was visible but my eyes were looking at the big dirt ditch I was going to hunt.

It was a combination of bad timing and me not paying attention at the right times I really feel like a fool. This truck is my baby and I drove her right into a ditch.
Don't beat yourself up too much. You made a mistake, just don't do it again and get your truck fixed.

The week that I got my drivers licence, I was out driving my OBS after school. It was only my 3rd day to be driving. I was driving fast and acting stupid. Put it through a pipe rail fence. Pulled two posts out of the ground with concrete still intact on the posts and knocked off a 20 ft section of the top pipe rail. Broke my driver side mirror, lost my license plate, messed up the grille, driver side headlight/signal light, hood, fender, and the bumper.... About 3 years later, I was changing lanes and didn't realize a car was in my blind spot on the passenger side. SMACK! There goes the whole passenger side bedside of my truck.. So yeah... Needless to say, I know the feeling. My OBS has always had liability only insurance, so none of that was fixed by insurance. I had to do it all myself as I had money. LOL
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Old 12-04-2013, 12:03 AM
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Don't feel bad bud. Stuff like that just happens. I was leaving for work one morning and my daughter had spent the night and parked behind my truck. I walked right by her car and looked at it as I walked by, got in my truck, fired it up, threw it in reverse and BANG......backed right into the car I just walked past and looked at ......stuff happens
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Old 12-04-2013, 01:31 AM
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I very much know how you are feeling. The what ifs, what if I had turned just a little more (and this hadn't happened) or less (glad you didn't) what if I had just looked closer so many what ifs. #$&% happens and the good thing that I think you found is is the front wheel bearing is way lose, it would be way less fun to have the front tire fall off or lock up on the road.
Buy the way nice truck hope it all buffs out , you have the truck I've lusted over since I knew what a truck was down to the paint.
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I'd check some cab mounts and the bed mount bolts, that is a lot of flex between the cab and the bed right there. Way more than I would think should be possible with everything intact.
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Don't feel bad bud. Stuff like that just happens. I was leaving for work one morning and my daughter had spent the night and parked behind my truck. I walked right by her car and looked at it as I walked by, got in my truck, fired it up, threw it in reverse and BANG......backed right into the car I just walked past and looked at ......stuff happens
I feel smarter now.
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I'm not even going to start, LOL
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Hearing everyone elses stories are nice to hear Im not going to lie.
I talked to a fellow hunter who hunts the same area as me who did the same thing except his rear tire caught a cement ditch.

So this weekend I will be jacking the truck up and inspecting the wheel bearings.

What should I be looking for?

Ill defintly read a write up on taking the front end apart, but I couldn't find anything relating how to tell if our wheel bearings where bad other than sound.

I will also be inspecting ball joints and tie rods.
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Old 12-06-2013, 12:23 AM
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If the wheel bearings are bad, there will be play in the wheel, but when you look at the ball joints you'll be able to tell if the play in the wheel is from the ball joints. If the ***** joints arent moving while your moving the wheel, the play is in the bearings.
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