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View Poll Results: Why did truck bend in half?
Lift placed improperly. 10 47.62%
Truck frame was weak or damaged. 6 28.57%
Excessive weight in rear from bed lift mechanism. 4 19.05%
Act of God. 1 4.76%
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Old 09-25-2018, 12:27 AM
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Default Ram Bent on a Lift... Poll: Why?

This incident happened in Utah (I think). So what do you think?
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Old 09-25-2018, 04:03 AM
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I really have no idea what you're talking about--need more info, pics, etc...
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Old 09-25-2018, 05:57 AM
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Overloaded would be my guess. Not sure if details though. Need more info.


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Old 09-25-2018, 09:32 AM
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Pictures didn't upload! They are there now--my bad...
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Old 09-25-2018, 10:09 AM
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you left out Act of dodge
That failure was caused by a combination of at least three of the suggested causes.
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Old 09-25-2018, 10:18 AM
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weak frame

wrong lift for that size truck


it’s obvious, the lift points were wrong, way too much rear over hang/weight after the rear lift point.


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Old 09-25-2018, 10:45 AM
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No doubt lift point not centered for the weight... but I'm betting on a fractures in the frame to begin with...
and as Jack mentioned the lift is not the ideal lift for and extended truck....

Dodge have a natural tendency to fracture on their frames seen it too many times!
Chevy trucks have the same tendency to develop frame fractures as well but always seem to be in the same place or within the same area where as dodge seem to develop the fractures in different places depending on the stress that is put on them and Ford trucks seem to frame fracture in the front around the gear box and or cross frame supports but don't see that too often

but a four post lift could of prevented this situation but better found now than on the road carrying a load......
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Old 09-25-2018, 10:55 AM
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I would have to see a good frame . Back in 1980 ford put a lighting hole right behind the cab on 1/2 ton pu . Mount a big bale spike on the rear and the frame would give at that lighting hole . Lots of unhappy unwarranted claims .
It does kind of look like the double frame of the bed ends at the hinge point .
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Makes a lot more sense with pictures. I'd say the cause was just way too much weight behind the rear lift point--there's a lot more overhang on the back than than I'd like to see.

One question. Why call the fire department to get the damn thing down? Not exactly an emergency situation as far as I'm concerned...
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Primary failure mode: The idiot who put that truck on a 2 post lift...

Secondary failure mode: That dump bed is too big for the truck.

Tertiary failure mode: It's a Dodge. (SD I am not picking on the engine.)
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