when i bought my yj back in september i made sure i did a nice look around the truck before coming to a purchasing decision. I checked all the fluids undercarriage brakes signals even stupid things such as do the horn and wipers work etc. well one thing that went unnoticed- a nice crack in the frame.
well fail how did i not notice this..i discovered it about a week or two after i had the truck registered. the crack is right on the drivers frame rail, right where the steering box mounts..
it didnt look TOO bad but i did know i had to do something about it before it escalated to something worse.
being that the jeep is my second vehicle just used for wheelin and such it isnt that crucial that i fix it asap. fast foward a few weeks later after wheeling a few times the crack got really bad. now before the crack snaps in half and i die in a tragic highway crash i decided to have it welded...
brought it to a friends house and had him use his 220 mig welder and hopefully get a nice bead on it and maybe use two plates to strenghthen it up. well that didnt work lol
so fail all over the place. long story short i ordered the autorust frame replacement section from quadratec- $165 plus shipping.
overall, kind of disapointed in the peice. i expected a little more...i feel as though they could have used better material, the welds looked kind of cheesy in some spots and there were burs all over.
Now i have a professional welding it in he used two plates to reinforce the frame and he is going to make a brace to attach to the other frame rail
ill get some pics of the old frame peice and of the new stuff when i can
sorry for the long thread lol just felt like sharing this.