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Old 03-17-2014, 10:17 AM
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So ummmm..........what happens if your off-roading and the truck slips into a rock as you tackle some obstacle in the terrain? Do you end up replacing the rear axles, wheel hub and pan-hard bar? I mean it is entirely possible to be in mud, snow, ice on a sloped surface and have the truck slide down into a rock, tree stump etc., knida puts some serious reservations on the off road ability of these trucks don't you think?

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I think it is more of just a freak accident. Like hit it at the perfectly "worst" angle and spot, with just enough speed going into the curb to cause this. Also could have been a good size curb. Sound more like "pounded a curb" then Tapped a curb. These trucks hold up good, just every once while, like all vehicles, freak accidents happen where the stars line up and everything goes wrong.
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Hi Canadian Hemi Pride,

I so agree with you. My truck doesn't feel like it could care less about hitting a curb in anyway. It is planted and solid and like I said the engineers surely thought about someone taking these 4X4 trucks off road and have accounted for side loading in their designs.

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I so agree with you. My truck doesn't feel like it could care less about hitting a curb in anyway. It is planted and solid and like I said the engineers surely thought about someone taking these 4X4 trucks off road and have accounted for side loading in their designs.

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Yeah they thought them through prettty good. They are some strong trucks, might go hit some mud tonight with my bud and his chev... Should be fun.
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Bring your extraction strap. You might need to pull your bud chevy out. ;-)

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Bring your extraction strap. You might need to pull your bud chevy out. ;-)

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I got 2 recovery straps.. one 30'x2.5" wide that I bought just for emergencies. Then I have my 20'x4"wide rated for 40,000 pounds. Then I have a 6.5ton rated tow d ring shackle on my hitch.

Always gotta be prepared to pull chevs and fords out.
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