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Old 04-13-2012, 10:29 PM
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Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Middle of nowhere Maine
Age: 50
Posts: 243
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2001 Ram 2500, 2001 Ram 1500
Trim Level: SLT
Color: 2500 White, 1500 Black
Engine: 1998-2001 360ci (5.9L) Magnum V8 245hp(standard), 250hp(Sport package)
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Default And to think it was driven to my house like this

So I started working on my '96 today after a few weeks of gathering parts and sorting out what I have for an axle. Anyway, so I decide I'm going to start on the driver's side cuz that is the side without an axle shaft at all. So I pull the tools together, grab new caliper, pads, ball joints, axle shaft, get the jackstands and lift it up. As I'm sliding the stand under the front end I notice the tire is still on the ground even though I've jacked it up a couple of inches. Must have not tightened down the jack valve enough so I check that...nope. Tight. I give it another pump and watch the axle go up...but the tire drops down. WTF? Then I notice this....

...and this.

The PO DROVE this truck to me when he delivered it, over 60 miles. He's lucky. VERY lucky.

And this is what happened when I pulled the tire off.

The weight of the truck was the only thing keeping this wheel from parting company.
2001 2500 5.9 4x4. Stock except for exhaust, step rails but I don't care, I love my beast
2001 1500 5.2 4x4. Stock except for exhaust, my new project.
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