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Old 06-07-2012, 02:16 PM   #1
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What would you have done?

I came across this video yesterday (I don't know any of the people and not sure if they are WF members) and noticed the comments say "we ended up with a twisted tie rod, bent steering damper, broken front drive shaft and a tire that blew a beed"

Just curious....how would you have handled the situation differently to avoid the damage?

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Old 06-07-2012, 02:25 PM   #2
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i would have removed the DS and the steering damper and beat the tie rod as straight as i could , then i would have driven home slowly and ordered new parts. its that simple


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Old 06-07-2012, 03:00 PM   #3
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Just curious....how would you have handled the situation differently to avoid the damage?
Easy..... I wouldn't have driven on that frozen pond in the first place.
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Old 06-07-2012, 03:07 PM   #4
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OMG! I couldn't even finish watching this video. I can't imagine putting my Fifty thru that. NO WAY! I'm the girl who taped off her flares when she waxed her Jeep and was out at 10:30pm a night cleaning the bird poop off her Jeep. That video made me bite off all my nails watching it.
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Old 06-07-2012, 03:10 PM   #5
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This is an ice breaker:

Your Wrangler.... Is not.

If you're going to be driving through crap like that, you need to bring one of these:

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