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c0d3x5 03-07-2012 07:52 PM

who should i take my broken jeep to?
 
So my front passenger side of my bran new jeep is all messed up

lower control arm bracket broke

upper control arm pushed back

shock messed up

so far thats all i see..

would the dealer handle this, or would i need to take it somewhere else?

kjeeper10 03-07-2012 07:54 PM

Know how to weld? Lol

Oh... Video or it didn't happen :D

c0d3x5 03-07-2012 07:55 PM

i know how to weld.. but i dont think my welder will be good enough to weld on the bracket to the axel

OH9JK 03-07-2012 07:58 PM

How did this happen??

c0d3x5 03-07-2012 08:00 PM

a giant fence and shrub?


honestly.. i passed out at the wheel ( for unknown reasons doctors looking into it)

but i was in my neighborhood headed home from dinner with my girl, and i passed out, ended up hitting a mail box, dodging a house, and a giant pine tree, running over a pompas plant and destroying someones fence

i guess i was really wanting to take off roading to the next level..

rivershark2005 03-07-2012 08:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OH9JK (Post 2115339)
How did this happen??

x2

OH9JK 03-07-2012 08:06 PM

Aww that sucks...no warranty love on that one.

I would find a reputable welder and have them do it. Cheaper then filing insurance claim I would imagine.

Casotakar1229 03-07-2012 08:07 PM

dang, at least you're okay!

c0d3x5 03-07-2012 08:09 PM

yeah everyone is ok.. just woke up not knowing what the hell happened..

OH9JK 03-07-2012 08:12 PM

Oh wow! :eek:

Glad everyone is OK for sure. Glad that didn't happen to you flying down I-26 at 70 MPH

c0d3x5 03-07-2012 08:15 PM

yeah would have been very bad...

i wonder if a 4x4 shop can take care of it..

wanderlust 03-07-2012 08:18 PM

good excuse to go long arm? :whistling:

c0d3x5 03-07-2012 08:21 PM

i am thinking about it.. i might just go ahead and get all adjustables, replace my shock, but i really need someone to weld the bracket on it.. my welder wont do it very well..

c0d3x5 03-07-2012 08:30 PM

anyone got an idea? :(

kjeeper10 03-07-2012 08:42 PM

Any shop should be able to weld for you.
I think you can buy new/stronger brackets.
Positive on TB's not sure CA's

And glad you are ok :)

SilverBolt 03-07-2012 08:44 PM

I wouldn't have a dealer do it. Find a good local offroad shop.

Sueby 03-07-2012 08:56 PM

Yikes! Thats scary. Glad everyone's ok.

jkjeeper06 03-07-2012 11:32 PM

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Originally Posted by c0d3x5
yeah would have been very bad...

i wonder if a 4x4 shop can take care of it..

I bet they could weld it on for you. That seems like a standard thing they should do

Up Hill Bill 03-07-2012 11:38 PM

Just make sure whoever you have do it is a certified welder and you'll be OK. Steering components aren't something you want just any shade-tree mechanic doing. I think I'd take it to a few body shops and get estimates. Do you have insurance? This may be one you want to report and have done above board.

And, glad you and yours are OK. Scarey!

Frenz 03-08-2012 12:25 AM

seizures suck.. in PA you lose your lisc for 6 mos. and the Dr. has to approve your ability to drive. Good luck.. and yeah.. that's a body shop job.

c0d3x5 03-08-2012 09:12 AM

im afraid to take it to insurance,, because i kinda need my license

OutlawJK 03-08-2012 09:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by c0d3x5
im afraid to take it to insurance,, because i kinda need my license

I understand needing your license but
What if next time you head on a family and
Kill people

Oh and body shop repair

c0d3x5 03-08-2012 12:04 PM

completely understandable.. but at the same time.. its a dog eat dog world, sometimes gotta look out for my self to,, and that means not losing my job cause i drive at my job, losing more stuff.. so either way someones going to be hurt

and for a one time passing out in my life.. i doubt i will lose anything, but i want to know why i did..

and honestly that same comment could go to people TXTING while DRIVING!!

mnikc 03-08-2012 12:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by c0d3x5 (Post 2116945)
im afraid to take it to insurance,, because i kinda need my license

reporting it tothe insurance carrier shouldnt have any affect on your license...your insurance premiums, maybe...

c0d3x5 03-08-2012 12:12 PM

already done deal insurance knows the deal see what goes on from here..

jeep being towed to a reputable auto place..

salmonshark 03-08-2012 01:10 PM

Glad you are okay. That had to be scarry.

SS

c0d3x5 03-08-2012 01:48 PM

wasnt scary for me.. i didnt get to experience any of it...


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