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Old 11-03-2013, 12:14 AM   #1
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Hi everyone.

Terrible day. Snapped winch line, driveshaft, and tie rod on Slick rock trail in Bear Valley. My jeep is stuck out there tonight. I got a ride home back to Arnold and I'm ok.


Does anyone have a TJ tie rod I could either borrow for a day or so or buy from you? I'm stuck in the woods until I find one.


Less importantly, anyone have a front driveshaft? I can get home in 2wd but I do need a tie rod to move.


Thanks for your time

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Old 11-03-2013, 01:09 AM   #2
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Sorry man wish I could help..

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Old 11-03-2013, 09:27 AM   #3
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Hi everyone.

Terrible day. Snapped winch line, driveshaft, and tie rod on Slick rock trail in Bear Valley. My jeep is stuck out there tonight. I got a ride home back to Arnold and I'm ok.


Does anyone have a TJ tie rod I could either borrow for a day or so or buy from you? I'm stuck in the woods until I find one.


Less importantly, anyone have a front driveshaft? I can get home in 2wd but I do need a tie rod to move.


Thanks for your time
I've got several tie rods and several steel winch lines you are welcome to. My phone # is on the website if you want to send someone by to pick any of that up.
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Old 11-03-2013, 09:39 AM   #4
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I've got several tie rods and several steel winch lines you are welcome to. My phone # is on the website if you want to send someone by to pick any of that up.
Thank you very much. If I can't find anyone local who has one I may need to make the drive down to you. I'll let you know.
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Old 11-03-2013, 10:27 AM   #5
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Alright, Napa Auto Parts in Angles Camp will have one for me tomorrow at noon. Its a stock one but it should get me home... Fingers crossed!
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Old 11-03-2013, 12:37 PM   #6
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I have a heavy duty tie rod and stock drag link. Just took it off yesterday and replaced with currie Correctlync. I live in French Valley (Temecula/Murrieta) area. Make you a good deal if you are close enough.
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Old 11-03-2013, 01:14 PM   #7
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Sorry man, didn't realize you were way up north
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Old 11-03-2013, 01:19 PM   #8
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I just did that trail a few weeks ago. I read a report of someone stuck out there last weekend too. I take it you did it on the one bigger obstacle at the end of the trail? Any Pics?
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Old 11-03-2013, 02:11 PM   #9
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I just did that trail a few weeks ago. I read a report of someone stuck out there last weekend too. I take it you did it on the one bigger obstacle at the end of the trail? Any Pics?
Yeah I've done the trail 3 times before this with no problems but the snow and mud made it just slippery enough for me to lose grip on a rock and get that rock jammed up between my oil pan and transfer case skid. I got stuck between the big V and the stairs.

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Yeah I've done the trail 3 times before this with no problems but the snow and mud made it just slippery enough for me to lose grip on a rock and get that rock jammed up between my oil pan and transfer case skid. I got stuck between the big V and the stairs.

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If that is all that is wrong with the tie rod, pull it, straighten it out far enough to slide a hi-lift jack handle and put it back on. That will get you off the trail easily. We've done the same many times.
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If that is all that is wrong with the tie rod, pull it, straighten it out far enough to slide a hi-lift jack handle and put it back on. That will get you off the trail easily. We've done the same many times.
Thats a brilliant idea I didn't even think about. Ill try it. My problem is the jeep is now wedged between two rocks. I can't get another jeep in front of it to pull it foward and it can't move under its own power. Pulling it back just bents the tires together even more. My plan is to jack the front end up using a hilift, replace the tie rod, and try to pull it out again.
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Make sure you crib that thing somehow, don't rely on the HiLift to be stable enough to hold the entire time.
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Thats a brilliant idea I didn't even think about. Ill try it. My problem is the jeep is now wedged between two rocks. I can't get another jeep in front of it to pull it foward and it can't move under its own power. Pulling it back just bents the tires together even more. My plan is to jack the front end up using a hilift, replace the tie rod, and try to pull it out again.
If there is an anchor point in front, pull another rig up behind it and use a snatch block to pull it forward.
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Old 11-04-2013, 10:12 AM   #14
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Does anyone know the diameter of the tube for the stock front driveshaft? 2002 5 speed 4.0. From what I remember its around 3"?

I can't get whats left of the driveshaft off and I don't want it swinging around in 4lo so I plan on getting a short section of pipe and running it into the driveshaft to hold it in place as I drive out.
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Did you get off the trail? I am about 3 hrs away, but I can head up and help you out. Let me know.
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Did you get off the trail? I am about 3 hrs away, but I can head up and help you out. Let me know.
Haven't gotten out yet but got my new tie rod in and got the jeep facing the right way. A local jeep guy is coming up to tow me out in about an hour. I appreciate the offer!
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Old 11-05-2013, 03:30 AM   #17
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Hope you made it out ok! Next time invite me wheeling with you, don't go alone lol.
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Old 11-05-2013, 03:51 AM   #18
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I'm out and home! Thanks for all the help and suggestions everyone. I ended up putting a new tie rod in on the trail and having someone tow me through the trail. 4 hour drive home with no problems
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Old 11-06-2013, 01:38 PM   #19
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Alright time for new parts...

Driveshaft: I'm thinking Tom Woods. Sound good?


Steering: I'm thinking JCR 1ton steering. Sound good?


I bent my teraflex $25 engine skid (but it protected my oil pan just like it was supposed to) and ripped off some bell housing bolts in the process so I will be looking for a new skid. Maybe Skid row full length skid? What do you think?
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Old 11-06-2013, 01:40 PM   #20
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I recently went with woods shafts. No Vibes! I'm happy.
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Old 11-06-2013, 03:32 PM   #21
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I am looking at the UCF full skids.
I have the UCF gas tank skid and it is seems pretty good so can't imagine the other stuff they sell would be anything less.

*** edit *** just looked at it online and it is on sale right now.
Here is what I am looking at.
http://undercoverfab.com/transfer-ca...te-system.html



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Old 11-07-2013, 12:43 AM   #22
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Hmm I'll have to check those out...


What do you think about steering? Any experience with JCR? Currie is just a bit too expensive.

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