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Friday night (April 23, 2004), a buddy of mine, TJ, brought his Dodge Ram out to Mark's house so we could install his new Locker for his front D44.... (I'm gonna skip the details of this largely drawn out install)

So, we get done about 11pm or around there, so TJ and I head back into Manhattan, and he followed me so I could show him where to get onto 24 highway from Manhattan. Well, THANK GOD, I stopped to ask him a question and he inormed me that his wheel bearing wasn't gonna make it home (it was gone). So, I told him to get back behind me and follow me to a near by gas station.... There, in the highly lit parking lot, I pulled out my floor jack that I always carry in Slider and lifted up his front end so I could check it out. Well, I tested it, and it was DEFINITELY NOT gonna make it all the way back to McClouth (TJ's home town). So, I told him to park it so we could head BACK out to Ogden, and pick up Mark's Trailer. Well, we get out there and realize that we didn't have a hitch ball that with a small enough shank to fit in my bumper. So, we drove BACK into Manhattan to the Wal-Mart to pick up a hitch ball that would fit, then head BACK out to Ogden to actually hook up to the trailer and bring it back into town to load up the Goat (TJ's Ram). Well, we get back to the gas station, and start to load the Goat onto the trailor... This is where the fun starts!! So, as TJ starts pullin' up onto the ramps, I start watchin Slider get instant lift!!! well, by the time TJ's front tires were on the trailor, Slider's back tires were about 6 inches off the ground!! I told TJ to keep pulling up, well, that didn't work, b/c as he started pulling up, Slider started doin the same, so I got into the cab, and hit the brakes so he could get the rest of the way on the trailer. So, we get it loaded (perfectly I might add ), and we get it tied down, then I notice how bulged Slider's rear tires are, so I check the pressure, and sure enough, 30 PSI!! We then pull over to put air in the tares (remember this is at about 3am by this point). As I started airin up the tares, I realize that no air is goin in! After about 5 minutes of tryin', we both realize that there's too much weight on the tires, so we get out the hi-lift and raise most of the weight off the back end, and I'm able to get 40psi into the tires.... alright, one more stop at Wal-mart for trailer light wiring (which ended up not working anyway.... Slider's ground was cut) so, we hit the road at about 4:30am with just the 4-ways on the Goat flashing, and traveling at about 35-40mph down 24 highway. this was a fun drive... really... TJ and I got to know each other pretty well, and I actually had a BLAST!! Well, make a long story not so long, we hit his house at about 7:30 Saturday morning, and unload, he was homd safe. Well, I did calculations tonight, and the trailer is about a 2k pound trailer + the 3900 lbs Ram = almost 6,000 lbs. that Slider was pulling BY THE BUMPER, which only had two bolts in it. so, in conclusion, Slider is a BEAST!!!





 

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A few years ago I had a 92 Ford Ranger XLT with the dreaded 2.3L 4 cyl in it I wish I had a digital camera at the time try that with one of those heavy U-haul trailers and a 73 MACH I on the back of it, The only thing more fun was hauling an Aerostar on the back of it I pretty much had no rear end weight. I must say though when pulling my 2.3L did excellent and had good power suprisingly.
 

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That is sick! Awesome midnight run! LOL
 

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Yeah, I was suprosed as to how well she did.... esp. since I've only got two of the four bolts in the bumper, holding it to the FRAME
 
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