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Old 01-29-2011, 06:09 PM   #1
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Why parking brakes are good.

Went wheelin today with a couple of full size rock buggies and while we were parked on a *steep* hill the buggy in front of me came out of gear, rolled 10 or so feet and slammed his enormous tube frame into my grill and hood. Turns out he does not have a parking brake....Ouch.

Nobody was hurt and the Jeep is still drivable. Lesson here is have a parking brake, please.






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Old 01-29-2011, 06:11 PM   #2
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Ouch!!!

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Old 01-29-2011, 06:14 PM   #3
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Went wheelin today with a couple of full size rock buggies and while we were parked on a *steep* hill the buggy in front of me came out of gear, rolled 10 or so feet and slammed his enormous tube frame into my grill and hood. Turns out he does not have a parking brake....Ouch.

Nobody was hurt and the Jeep is still drivable. Lesson here is have a parking brake, please.
Ouch any chance of insurance covering that?
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Old 01-29-2011, 06:16 PM   #4
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Makes me cringe! Hope he is gonna pay for the repairs for you..
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Old 01-29-2011, 06:21 PM   #5
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They don't just JUMP out of gear. Probably left in neutral. The steeper incline you are on the more gear locked it would be and less chance of coming out of gear.
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Old 01-29-2011, 06:22 PM   #6
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Was it a 4cyl?
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Old 01-29-2011, 06:26 PM   #7
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My guess is he knocked it out of gear because he was getting in. Good news is the club also runs a 4x4 shop so it'll get fixed. I know the guy and he's cool.

The whole grill and hood are trashed, the underhood support rods are bowed up 2 inches, looks to be all body work, as the radiator is still intact.
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that sucks, big time
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Old 01-29-2011, 06:30 PM   #9
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wow and sorry to hear that and man that's cool that you were wheelin with buggys and it's really cool that they are gonna fix it and its like super groovy that they own a 4x4 shop and......
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Hmmm...good excuse to get an AEV Highline kit!
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Old 01-29-2011, 07:17 PM   #11
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Hmmm...good excuse to get an AEV Highline kit!
Exactly what I was thinking!
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Old 01-30-2011, 08:56 PM   #12
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Was it a 4cyl?
Mine or the grill smashing buggy?


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Hmmm...good excuse to get an AEV Highline kit!

I'm thinking some GenRight tube fenders "while I'm at it" The highline kit is cool but *damn* its pricey!
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Old 01-30-2011, 09:38 PM   #13
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Thats what i like about jeeps. They can be damaged, rusty, old and still look good.
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I'm thinking some GenRight tube fenders "while I'm at it" The highline kit is cool but *damn* its pricey!

if you had to buy the hood and two front fenders, and wanted NEW parts it would be very comparable to new stock replacement parts.

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