|10-07-2011 03:05 PM|
|10-07-2011 02:48 PM|
|10-07-2011 02:46 PM|
I'll tell you though, it has much better offroad capabilities than my previous Mercedes lol
|10-07-2011 02:43 PM|
Now when I look at it it doesn't seem like it was the best idea.
|10-06-2011 05:47 PM|
|deathphoenix99||Hopefully that fixes everything! And when you get it back, you should weld a track bar going opposite of the stock one!|
|10-06-2011 05:35 PM|
Just a little nap...
|10-06-2011 04:33 PM|
|10-06-2011 01:50 PM|
|GoldenSahara00||Everyone gets stuck in mud at some point.|
|10-06-2011 01:05 PM|
|10-05-2011 11:41 PM|
|10-05-2011 11:32 PM|
|j.luis||You took a pretty good angle at crossing the water...|
|10-05-2011 10:13 PM|
|Jared1956||....and that IS a design flaw!!!!! :-)|
|10-05-2011 10:02 PM|
I would bet any amount of money your front axle housing was bent. According to JP magazine and others, the JK housings are very weak in front, especially in a 4 door loaded with people. (weight)
They sell thicker tubes that are supposed to alleviate the problem as long as your not running 37's or bigger.
|10-05-2011 09:45 PM|
|10-05-2011 07:07 PM|
People can't pull you out of a ditch very easily or drive out for help if someone gets hurt.
|10-05-2011 06:34 PM|
|daggo66||He meant with another vehicle.|
|10-05-2011 06:27 PM|
Yeah, there were 4 of us in the jeep. Two girls and two guys. We were spinning for about 40 minutes. Trying different things. At one point I remembered that I have a 50 foot wire rope, about 1/4 inch in diameter. I hooked it up to the back hook with one end, swung around a tree in the back and brought the other end back and tied it to the same hook, so I had a loop. Then I took a wrench and started winding the rope. Put about 100 spins on it and my friend started getting really jumpy, told me stories how these ropes snap and cut people in half and $hit.... I lost the interest in doing that quickly, but I did try to back out with all that tight rope behind me... (I wish I had a freaggin winch about now, I kept thinking to myself)
Eventually, two girls in the trunk and my friend on the back tire did the trick. Oh yeah, I just needed that weight on the back tires. As you can see in the picture the heavy front end sunk deep in the mud, with about 18 inches of wall...
Once we backed out, I found a shortcut through the trees back to the dry trail. Had to put down a tree with my left tire and an old branch nearly smashed my window in the back, thank god it was open!
|10-05-2011 06:19 PM|
|10-05-2011 05:19 PM|
Would be nice to have a place to wheel that's close to the city!
|10-05-2011 05:01 PM|
|InvertChaos||And that is why you don't wheel alone. If I start spinning and can't get out, I will happily hook up a tow strap to a buddy and have him pull me out. It may be a knock to your pride but it sure is cheaper than breaking something!|
|10-05-2011 03:52 PM|
I love the feeling of the whole jeep comradery
So here is an update. Dealer just called me back, and said they the are replacing the whole axle assembly, under warranty! He said they are surprised that a 2011 jeep came apart like that. The bad news is, I now have to wait for the part, possibly till friday! Ah man, what am I gonna do, what am I gonna do... LOL I gotta walk everywhere now???
Here is a picture of me being an idiot stuck in the mud puddle last weekend, and the consequences documented...
|10-05-2011 03:19 PM|
|kik||nycdude listen to the dagster. Good luck with your Rubi. At this point I think you need some. Hopefully, it will be back to riding as it should.|
|10-05-2011 03:00 PM|
|sstan||The steering you're describing is exactly what I had when my track bar nut backed off where it mounts to the frame. It was on my truck after having an adjustable track bar installed. The doof forgot to torque the nut and install a cotter pin. Eventually the nut backed off and fell off. Visually everything looked normal but getting it on a lift and checking everything uncovered the problem.|
|10-05-2011 02:55 PM|
i've had problems with wheel ballance after being in deep snow. especially if i pulled into the drive at night through deep snow and took out early the next morning. easy to notice.....sometimes a pita to clean off the wheels/rims.
|10-05-2011 02:39 PM|
I'm nowhere near as knowledgeable as most people on this forum, but I have had a good bit of experience with mud. I've had mud cause a lot of issues from inconsistent steering, to squeaking/squealing/creaking, to cruise control not working. The only way I know that it was the mud and not something else I did off-road is that whenever my Jeep is muddy, I take it home and run the sprinklers underneath it to clean off as much mud as possible. That alone has fixed every one of those issues, every time.
I certainly can't be of much help and really don't know what you broke. Just pointing out that mud alone can cause more problems than you might think.
|10-05-2011 02:14 PM|
Its not because its in the way of moving parts, its because your wheels werent balanced. Thats why you get your wheels mounted, balanced and aligned to within decimal places. Mud on the tires and wheels can be heavier in some spots, and that can cause some weird things with your steering.
I believe you still damaged something however.
|10-05-2011 01:23 PM|
|10-05-2011 01:20 PM|
|10-05-2011 01:19 PM|
I definitely damaged something when I was spinning and rocking, cuz I was turning wheels left and right, going back and forth. Not sure what you mean by bouncing.
I don't think it cracked in the woods. Otherwise I would be stuck there. I definitely got back safely, 136 mile drive. I was going 75.
The shaft ear broke off when I was doing a hard left turn in 4h and pressing gas, it was foolish, but I wanted to deliberately wobble the wheel, to see if it wobbles excessively, trying to figure out if if the tie rod end is really loose. The steering problem really got me crazy and caused me to do that! Thats when I heard the snap.
So anyway, that problem is being dealt with. It is apparent.
What I am still concerned about is the steering.
|10-05-2011 01:12 PM|
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