|11-23-2013 11:44 AM|
|11-23-2013 10:15 AM|
|Islander10||Body damage ? Never heard of that on a jeep, but I have seen some modified body paint. Lol|
|11-22-2013 10:34 PM|
|nmdesertrat||On my first visit to some dunes I was going way to fast as I crested and caught some air. It was like everything went into slo-mo waiting to hit the ground that was coming up on me! I can imagine how you felt. Bike was OK I suffered a sprained ankle.|
|11-22-2013 01:27 PM|
|MTJeepTJ||Hopefully you just repair the axle and keep your Jeep. It does suck you dont have a video. I wouldnt sell it afterwards because you bent an axle housing and bent the fenders. Use it as experience and move on. Some of the best Jeeps have seen action like yours. Your Jeep isnt damaged, its "seasoned".|
|11-20-2013 09:38 AM|
|11-19-2013 10:32 PM|
|scott m 72||
Paint scheme idea for rebuild:
|11-19-2013 05:34 PM|
|1jeeplvr||Good lesson is never go balls over a hill or thru a body of water without knowing whats beyond it.|
|11-19-2013 07:31 AM|
To the OP, great news if its only the axle. Drive-break-fix-sell=learn. Its a Jeep.
To everyone else, not to make fun of the OP but I have not laughed that hard at some of the responses in a long time. I actually have tears in my eyes from some of those replies.
|11-17-2013 09:39 PM|
|11-17-2013 07:44 PM|
did you watch the TJ jumping instructional video first?
Jeep Jump - Bumblebee Madness - YouTube
|11-17-2013 12:51 PM|
|11-04-2013 07:55 AM|
|dukedallas||Fix - Sell.|
|11-03-2013 10:40 PM|
I'm surprised it didn't get into the frame, but thank goodness it didn't.
If that frame had 9 lives it just spent em' all.
|11-03-2013 09:31 PM|
|DiscoBayJoe||You need to install a general-lee dixie horn.|
|11-03-2013 09:15 PM|
|Lithium Lotus||If you're buying a used axle, I would suggest replacing the ring and pinion in the new/used axle and your rear axle so that they both match [professional install highly recommended]. Or you'll end up blowing them up or worse taking out your transfer case and transmission too.|
|11-03-2013 07:56 PM|
|11-03-2013 07:01 PM|
Two questions if you can answer....
That kind of impact and no airbag deployment? If so then I can wheel with less worry about the possibility of it happening, I have kind of wondered from time to time about wheeling and airbag issues (not really a fear more like a wondering thought).
Your jeep was still able to drive you home after damage like that? If so that's some tuff vehicle and it's nice to know its capable.
|11-03-2013 06:40 PM|
|11-03-2013 05:20 PM|
|11-03-2013 05:19 PM|
OP, glad that's all it is. swapping an axle is easy, once you have it ready to be put in it's a matter of an hour tops to swap it.
OP got lucky. search around craigslist and you might get through this spending $200-$300 + labor.
|11-03-2013 02:53 PM|
|Mischievous Cat||Glad nobody was injured, but I can't believe that the frame isn't bent, how was it checked?|
|11-02-2013 06:05 PM|
|11-02-2013 04:42 PM|
|11-02-2013 04:24 PM|
|11-02-2013 02:07 PM|
If you've got a 2.5L and auto you've got 3.73's
If you've got a 4.0 then you could have 3.07's or 3.73's
Should have your gearing stamped on your diff...
|11-02-2013 11:52 AM|
That look is all the rage with the lowered import guys
|11-02-2013 11:45 AM|
|gbush||As far as gears... how are they considered? because Im looking at me with 419 gears and some with 496|
|10-31-2013 03:10 AM|
|OregonPlinker||Thats good news... Ive seen people jump TJs pretty high (4-5 feet)on the Oregon dunes and they seem to survive. You must have really had some hang time! Wish I could have been there to shoot video for ya. Good luck man. Stay safe out there! I destroyed a bronco II jumping it when I was younger. Sure was fun.lol|
|10-31-2013 01:35 AM|
|gbush||so final verdict was that it was only the front axle nothing else.. the side panels moved cuz of the tires motion when they hit the ground.. all I got to do is find a good front axle and the mechanic fee is gonna be 200 bucks|
|10-29-2013 11:08 AM|
|Abdul-Hakeem||I saw the same happen to a friend's jk jumping off a dune. The result was similarly bad. The entire axle had to be replaced, plus the drive shaft, shocks, windshield, and some other front suspension parts I don't remember. It was thousands of dollars, but covered. With sharp dunes only hit it fast enough to get over without the bottom being stuck, and remember it's better to be stuck than to fly. High centered on a dune it's easy to dig out, just clear under the middle. Be especially. careful after the rains because the sand can become firm and you have to use much less gas. You will be back.|
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