|05-03-2013 08:32 PM|
|05-03-2013 08:26 PM|
|ChaddG||Dayum smokey! new definition to tree hugger? glad everyone made it|
|05-03-2013 07:47 PM|
|05-03-2013 06:53 PM|
So I called stealership... Popped in for quick looksey at drag link. Drivers side link blown, passenger side boot shot. We are hoping pitman arm is ok...
Sadfully I knew this, on the other hand, free fix with my warranty (if they don't screw me over and try to refuse)
|04-29-2013 06:06 PM|
|04-29-2013 11:05 AM|
|04-28-2013 11:36 PM|
|04-28-2013 07:05 PM|
|tazoez||Having drag link issues with mine, thinking ill have my buddy (A.S.E. certified mechanic who owns a tj & jk) run through my suspension. Hit a divet in the road and steering went slack.|
|04-17-2013 09:54 AM|
|Harris4627||Man, exact same thing happened to me a few years ago... Good reminder. I'm getting up from my desk right now to go check my front end! Glad all injuries are minor, (excluding the jeep jeep :-/)|
|04-16-2013 09:20 PM|
YIKES! This could have been me!!
Last month, I took my Jeep to a local Tire place in Riverside, CA for an alignment a couple of days before my international Baja run. During the run, my steering wheel began turning while I drove straight - first, to the two 'o clock position, then the 3 'o clock position. I was driving about 7-10 mph, and stopped on the trail by the time it reached the 4 'o clock position asking the guys over the CB that something wierd was up with my steering. The sleeve was only hand-tight, so, adjustment of my steering wheel wasn't an issue.
Moments from a possibly catastrophic failure
|04-16-2013 04:59 PM|
I am not so sure about that. 1st you don't have to worry about suspensions coming apart in cars. Not a knock on Jeeps but people do change their suspensions, sometimes not properly.
Bigger doesn't always mean better in accidents. It helps but vehicle design does to. In this accident the Wrangler does well. Side impact especially with no doors, not good at all.
The biggest factor here for the minimum amount of injury was use of seat belts, having air bags and the luck of pulling right not left into traffic.
Honda civics just scored higher than many larger vehicles in tougher crash tests.
From the article:
Five cars pass new, tougher crash test
The test is not easy. The small frontal overlap that IIHS began doing last year is designed to mimic hitting a narrow object, such as a pole, or a partial head-on collision on the driver side. In order to be designated as a TSP+, the vehicle needs to first pass the other IIHS front, rear, side and rollover tests -- then pass the new small overlap test.
Two Civics -- both the two-door and four-door models -- and three other larger vehicles earned this top rating, it was announced today. The other top scorers were the redesigned 2014 Mazda6 midsize mainstream sedan, the Lincoln MKZ midsize luxury sedan and the Volvo XC60 midsize luxury SUV.
TSP+ means the cars were able to score a top "good" score on the new, tough "small overlap frontal crash test" -- hitting a barrier at 40 mph with just the outside 25% of the car's front end -- in addition to the regular tests.
|04-16-2013 04:36 PM|
Glad you are ok and it didn't pull left into traffic. Also from the low amount of injury, thank goodness you were wearing seat belts.
Thanks for the heads up.
|04-16-2013 03:53 PM|
|kayle||we were in third gear bout 50-55 4 cyl 5 speed 4:10s on 33s so with braking i figure we were going 40 ish|
|04-16-2013 01:00 PM|
|jeepinmike||holy balls! That sucks. Miracle that know one was majorly hurt, and you did not go into traffic, glad to hear that. Shows how tough a jeep is. tht bumper seemed to hold up well??|
|04-16-2013 12:13 PM|
|robhurlburt||glad your OK OP, looks pretty brutal|
|04-16-2013 07:56 AM|
Ehh, that'll buff out!
Glad you're ok man. I know what its like, I'm still fixing my jeep after it went into a guard rail and rolled onto its side.
|04-16-2013 07:55 AM|
|IrateDonnie||Yikes, looks like I'll be checking my steering today.|
|04-16-2013 07:47 AM|
I'm with the others; glad you're OK, but things like this don't just happen. If that was the case we'd be seeing this all the time. Sounds like it wasn't right to begin with.
|04-16-2013 07:33 AM|
|97flexy||dam!! that looks bad! glad to hear no serious injurys. and another reason I run a crossover steering. on a side note... you wana sell me your coil springs?|
|04-16-2013 06:58 AM|
Yikes, how fast were you going when you took the hit? Looks like the after market bumper took the hit, and based on the damage pics, looks like the damage to the hood was caused when the rear end lifted up and the hood hit the tree at a severe angle.
Glad you are ok
|04-16-2013 06:40 AM|
|dabolt55||Thanks for sharing and glad you guys are alright and oncoming traffic is fine...|
|04-16-2013 04:31 AM|
I see you went with the face lift body kit!
Glad you guys are ok! Just shows how safe a jeep is. Imagine being in a honda or toyota... there would be more then a broken wrist!
|04-16-2013 12:58 AM|
|kayle||everything was tight. stock drag link installed by who knows whenever it was lifted. i have seen it happen before. also track bars. i have an xj and a yj as well gonna sell the yj. i loved that tj. it felt a little squirrley when we left in hind sight but nothing major untill that happened.|
|04-15-2013 10:21 PM|
|Patrick H||Glad you're OK. I have to wonder about that drag link. Were the threads completely rusted away before this happened? Were the adjusting sleeve clamps tight? Things like that don't just happen.|
|04-15-2013 10:15 PM|
|04-15-2013 10:12 PM|
|04-15-2013 10:08 PM|
|1jeeplvr||Id be very interested on the details of that drag link.Were the sleeve clamps not tight? Crap,Im glad your ok|
|04-15-2013 09:06 PM|
|blaze0222||thanks for the tip on checking the drag link. Sorry it was at the expense of your jeep.|
|04-15-2013 08:23 PM|
|Shark_13||Damn....glad you are OK.|
|04-15-2013 07:58 PM|
|SeVeReDiStOrTiOn||Glad you and your friends were ok. Weird how with all that carnage on the pass side the fender flare still looks brand new lol. Are you going to get another jeep?|
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