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Old 05-10-2013, 07:52 AM   #1
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Clunkety friggin clunk

On way home last night I inadvertently stuffed it through an enormous hole in the road, well more subsidence than hole. It kinda jarred and felt like I left my ass back there in the road. I took a quick check underneath when I got home and everything seemed ok. Only this morning I noticed an odd clunk, either braking or setting off it feels like there is something moving under the back end. I'm thinking maybe blew out some bushings?
Luckily I've a full set of bushes on order as I'm having the frame repaired on Monday and I figured might as well replace all the control arm bushes.
There is no apparent damage to any of the hardware, so just wondering if you guys had any ideas. Maybe if anyone has popped the bushes on the rear arms you can give me an idea of what I'd expect to hear/feel.
I'm glad I wasn't in a car, 'cause I'd have been cartwheeling down the road.

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Old 05-10-2013, 08:07 AM   #2
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Not really helpful, but it always amazes me when I read some posts on here where people say they intentionally drive toward potholes or even worse towards water filled potholes on the road.
Stuff like whatever happened to you is what can happen (not sayin you did, though) if you hit a hole in the road. Offroad at low speed yeah sure but in pavement no way I'm hitting a pothole if there is any possible way of avoiding it.

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Not really helpful, but it always amazes me when I read some posts on here where people say they intentionally drive toward potholes or even worse towards water filled potholes on the road.
Stuff like whatever happened to you is what can happen (not sayin you did, though) if you hit a hole in the road. Offroad at low speed yeah sure but in pavement no way I'm hitting a pothole if there is any possible way of avoiding it.
Didn't even see it till last second. It's just beyond the brow of a hill so by the time you see it, your ass is already toast...... I'll miss it tonight though. Going to ring the municipal office and report it today. The road runs by the St John river and has seen a lot of subsidence in that area recently. There was a hole opened up just a couple weeks ago, about 4ft deep and 18 inches across. they just filled it with gravel and didn't even bother paving over it properly.... The roads here are bad.
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Old 05-14-2013, 07:21 PM   #4
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Ha, just got my head under the jeep tonight, and everything is nice and snug, apart from the passenger side sway bar...... bushing is completely gone. Not gone knackered, but just gone, not there anymore......
Napa tomorrow morning then to order another.
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