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10-07-2011 04:05 PM
deathphoenix99
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Originally Posted by nycdude777 View Post
I think I might have to, a pink one!
Waiting for pics.
10-07-2011 03:48 PM
nycdude777
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Originally Posted by deathphoenix99 View Post
Hopefully that fixes everything! And when you get it back, you should weld a track bar going opposite of the stock one!
I think I might have to, a pink one!
10-07-2011 03:46 PM
nycdude777
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Originally Posted by GoldenSahara00 View Post
Everyone gets stuck in mud at some point.
Yeah. Imagine my surprise the first time I got stuck. I thought driving a jeep pretty much guarantees you don't get stuck. I had to prove that theory...

I'll tell you though, it has much better offroad capabilities than my previous Mercedes lol
10-07-2011 03:43 PM
nycdude777
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Originally Posted by j.luis View Post
You took a pretty good angle at crossing the water...
Well it wasn't intended at first. At first u followed those tracks filled with water to come in here. The water got deeper and deeper and there was a fallen tree lying across. No way the wheels would have grappled on to it. I started backing out and my friend gave me silly idea to do the k turn right there...

Now when I look at it it doesn't seem like it was the best idea.
10-06-2011 06:47 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 06:35 PM
GoldenSahara00
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Originally Posted by C.L. View Post
Jeeps don't get stuck; they just pick inopportune times to stop and rest sometimes...

Just a little nap...
10-06-2011 05:33 PM
C.L.
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Originally Posted by GoldenSahara00 View Post
Everyone gets stuck in mud at some point.
Jeeps don't get stuck; they just pick inopportune times to stop and rest sometimes...
10-06-2011 02:50 PM
GoldenSahara00 Everyone gets stuck in mud at some point.
10-06-2011 02:05 PM
nycdude777
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Originally Posted by Jared1956 View Post
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.
The whole axle assembly is being replaced now, I'm curious now to see if this was also the cause for steering problem
10-06-2011 12:41 AM
C.L.
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Originally Posted by nycdude777 View Post
Here is a picture of me being an idiot stuck in the mud puddle last weekend, and the consequences documented...
Holy hell, you sure did get yourself stuck there. Kudos to you on using the thing for its intended purpose though! Too many people nowadays are buying shiny new Jeeps and babying them around town...
10-06-2011 12:32 AM
j.luis You took a pretty good angle at crossing the water...
10-05-2011 11:13 PM
Jared1956 ....and that IS a design flaw!!!!! :-)
10-05-2011 11:02 PM
Jared1956 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 10:45 PM
wrangler0
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Originally Posted by nycdude777 View Post
Yeah, I have a place up there, me an my neighbors have about 60 acres of land in our backyard used for wheeling, hunting and just blasting guns.
Very nice!! Lucky you!
10-05-2011 08:07 PM
InvertChaos
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Originally Posted by daggo66
He meant with another vehicle.
Yessir

People can't pull you out of a ditch very easily or drive out for help if someone gets hurt.
10-05-2011 07:34 PM
daggo66 He meant with another vehicle.
10-05-2011 07:27 PM
nycdude777
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Originally Posted by InvertChaos View Post
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!

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 07:19 PM
nycdude777
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Originally Posted by wrangler0 View Post
Legally?
Would be nice to have a place to wheel that's close to the city!
Yeah, I have a place up there, me an my neighbors have about 60 acres of land in our backyard used for wheeling, hunting and just blasting guns.
10-05-2011 06:19 PM
wrangler0
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Originally Posted by nycdude777

Catskills
Legally?
Would be nice to have a place to wheel that's close to the city!
10-05-2011 06:01 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 04:52 PM
nycdude777
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Originally Posted by kik View Post
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.
I'm listening, I'm learning! I love this forum by the way...
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...

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10-05-2011 04:19 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 04:00 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 03:55 PM
tcass 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.

cass
10-05-2011 03:39 PM
bdizz 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 03:14 PM
GoldenSahara00 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 02:23 PM
nycdude777
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Originally Posted by daggo66 View Post
It doesn't need to be dry to affect your steering. It would probably affect it even more when it's still wet and heavier.
Please explain. Wet mud is soft and would be squashed by the moving parts, without creating any leverage. I can see how dry mud can become an obstacle for parts trying to come together.
10-05-2011 02:20 PM
nycdude777
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Originally Posted by ESP123 View Post
I don't know whether to laugh or cry at this thread.
Try both buddy
10-05-2011 02:19 PM
nycdude777
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Originally Posted by DrHolliday View Post
I would address the loose tie rod ends as well. That would cause a lot of wondering on the highway. I would follow the other advice in this thread and thoroughly inspect all moving components on the front end for loose joints.

I also believe you damaged something in the axle when off road. I wouldn't thing a front u-joint would snap your first time on dry pavement in 4 high, though you should avoid sharp turns when in 4 hi on a hard surface.

When you where stuck in the mud spinning trying to get out was it starting to bounce at all? Bouncing can break axles and joints faster then anything.
Waiting for the dealer to call me now and let me know what's up.

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 02:12 PM
nycdude777
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Originally Posted by wrangler0 View Post
Where in NYC do you go wheeling!?
Catskills
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