BB17 Carnage thread

Discussion in 'Blazer Bash' started by ChrisPerry, Sep 8, 2017.

  1. 6872xtc

    6872xtc make mine modified Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Not trying to be a d*ck, but can I ask why you didn't air it up with the truck air and check yourself ?

    I say this assuming that it didn't break the bead. I have experienced flat tires that didn't break the bead unless moved.
     
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  2. miniwally

    miniwally 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I didn't and wouldn't do that to the Semi, tow rigs are kind of off limits, I would however let the air out of all 4 of the Blazer tires at once.

    Honestly nothing to do with me but if the tire is holding at 110psi for 4 hours you have to assume someone was trying to be funny.
     
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    Wicked Wolf Auto 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Minimal carnage here, none of it slowed us down. Tore the dust boot on the front Dline, pretty typical on these JK\s and after offloading it off the trailer I noticed I broke a swaybar end link so its getting new ones this afternoon. IMG_1039.JPG IMG_1040.JPG

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  4. ktmoutfront

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    I'm glad it wasn't you. I thought you had more respect for me than that. Not much though.:D

    I also did not call anyone. I just wanted whomever did it to feel bad that they cost me money. I hope it was some tree hugging nut job. Because it was definitely deflated on purpose.
     
  5. skunked

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    I'd be afraid of getting shot sneaking around Wade's campsite let alone messing with his semi.
     
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    messing with tow rigs is bad juju. Glad it didn't cost you anything and hopefully whoever messed with it got the scare you intended and learned a lesson. :P
     
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    As far as carnage goes, I had a few gremlins that may or may not bite me later. On Hells Revenge I had an issue with the starter. We used a pry bar to jumper the starter and it fired right up and it started normally every time after that, so who knows. Also had an issue with my fuel pump getting hot. It stopped working at the end of the day Friday, but after letting it sit for 20 min or so it started working just fine and never had an issue the rest of the weekend.

    My transmission isn't shifting as smoothly as it did before either. I tried to go up too steep a climb in high range and I think I burned it a bit. It never let go, but I think I may have dramatically shortened it's life.
     
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    My carnage pics.

    Tire rub and broke front leaf mount

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  9. skunked

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    Two trailer tires and my HAD shaft self clearanced the exhaust a little.

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    My right front tire. @500$k5 said the tread was almost wrapped to the wheel before he could tell me anything. It blew after I got backed out a bit.
    My wife gave me crap cuz I had come back around to find a harder line....
    I deserved it.
    But I am going to say that my co-conspiritor @ktmoutfront led me to it!!!
    Gotta blame the spotter, right???
    Just kidding Wade!

    But I had plenty of help from friends to change it!

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    Guess the spare made it home
     
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    I thought MTRs had Kevlar sidewalls??? :haha:



    Jk man that sucks.
     
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    I've had 2 MTRs blow side walls.
     
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    Yes it did!!!
    And anyone that doesn't believe in the BBs for balancing, check out this tire. I got comfortable with it and was running 60-65MPH at times. Granted, we ran HWY 128 to I-70 to keep the speed down longer...
    At least I am assuming that this one had BBs as well, since it ran so good.

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    Yeah I've seen a few of them split too.
     
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    Beautiful!!!
     
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    I can't complain at all!!!
    Jack , @DickeysK5 said the same thing.
    But the rubber looked dry rotted in that spot, and I was screwing around anyway!!!!
     
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    That one I thought had BBs as well

    @F.S.F.W those tires I mounted in 2007, then beat on them. Dave just finished it off
    Looks like time for new kicks Dave
     
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    He must not have let the winter air out of them...
     
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    I feel like the wheelin I do around here and the damage i get, I'll be lucky to even have a truck to bring back with me if/when I make it to BB.

    Cool stuff guys.
     
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