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: TRAIL DAMAGE THREAD....Post your pics!!


HOGGSTATUS
12-12-2010, 09:38 AM
Ok since "Post Whore" Stacy:laughing2: (A.K.A. R8R ROK) keeps posting threads that then get erased(due to him making two of the similar threads) I've got to come up with ones that won't ROB ME OF MY POST COUNT!! So the title is self explanatory!! Post up Your story, Pic, whatever, from wherever you are!!:smokin:

HOGGSTATUS
12-12-2010, 09:45 AM
Ok...I start it by showing Why we call Full Traction, "FULL CRAPION"!! http://184.72.239.143/mu/4cfe14dc-fb78-8c98.jpg
Do you see something WRONG!!
I drove to pick up a stock TB, so Mike could drive home!! This is just ALL BAD!!

Here's Gabe(FlameRed) holding the part....
http://184.72.239.143/mu/4cfe14dc-fc2c-05d5.jpg

09rubicon
12-12-2010, 09:48 AM
That sucks balls.

Right now my only carnage is my steering, still all fuggled up. I know my ball joints are shot, but now I am beginning to think I might have a unit bearing going out too.

Oh yeah, my fuel tank skide has waves in it.

HOGGSTATUS
12-12-2010, 09:50 AM
So before this happened....
http://184.72.239.143/mu/4cfe14dc-fc9f-8c1b.jpg
And this....
http://184.72.239.143/mu/4cfe14dc-fcd2-9ed7.jpg
I did this.....
http://184.72.239.143/mu/4cfe14dc-fd4c-0c08.jpg

HOGGSTATUS
12-12-2010, 09:55 AM
Then three to four weeks later, Gabe is spotting me through "Squeeze Rock" at Hollister.... And this happens!!
http://184.72.239.143/mu/4cfe14dc-fe0e-21d9.jpg
Which turned my corner into looking like this....
http://184.72.239.143/mu/4cfe14dc-fe57-1837.jpg
http://184.72.239.143/mu/4cfe14dc-fe89-1d9a.jpg

SORRY ABOUT THE NAZI LOGO!! I don't have Photoshop on my phone....or else it would be hidden!! But it LONG GONE NOW!!

HOGGSTATUS
12-12-2010, 10:30 AM
Ok the last of my damage that I've inflicted...So I was supposed to meetup with someone at HOLLA-STER and they never showed! So my dumb,crazy,stupid....take your pick or call me what you will/want, decided to just going down the fun stuff!! BIG MISTAKE....cause this is where it all started(TRAIL DAMAGE) I unspotted drove through Squeeze Rock, The Jungle and another trail and cause all of this...
Knocked both rear fenders off!!
http://184.72.239.143/mu/4cfe14dc-04a2-766d.jpg
http://184.72.239.143/mu/4cfe14dc-051a-2b6f.jpg
Started denting the rear tub...
http://184.72.239.143/mu/4cfe14dc-057c-dfc4.jpg
Passenger top door hinge, flatten and scratch the paint..
http://184.72.239.143/mu/4cfe14dc-05c8-1d0e.jpg
A week later me and Spencer went back to Hollister and this occurred...
http://184.72.239.143/mu/4cfe14dc-0691-6d8a.jpg

Family-jk
12-12-2010, 10:35 AM
Then three to four weeks later, Gabe is spotting me through "Squeeze Rock" at Hollister.... And this happens!!

http://184.72.239.143/mu/4cfe14dc-fe89-1d9a.jpg

SORRY ABOUT THE NAZI LOGO!! I don't have Photoshop on my phone....or else it would be hidden!! But it LONG GONE NOW!!

Damn. That's sucks. Should be able to pop it out for the most part with the proper tools. I guess it's time for some corner guards. Looks like your fender flare got cut as well. I've got to hand it to you though, That Squeeze Rock looks pretty tight. I'm not even sure if a 4 door would make it without damage. Although I haven't seen a 4 door attempt it so I would not know.

HOGGSTATUS
12-12-2010, 10:46 AM
Damn. That's sucks. Should be able to pop it out for the most part with the proper tools. I guess it's time for some corner guards. Looks like your fender flare got cut as well. I've got to hand it to you though, That Squeeze Rock looks pretty tight. I'm not even sure if a 4 door would make it without damage. Although I haven't seen a 4 door attempt it so I would not know.

I've seen it(4door) more damage that mine!! It didn't turn out well and he didn't make it through!

Stuka
12-12-2010, 12:30 PM
Some corner guards should cover it all up and make it look like new(ish) again :)

R8R ROK
12-12-2010, 01:21 PM
I have to get the iphone out and start documenting this stuff.

Nice Thread. :D

rubirobv
12-12-2010, 01:50 PM
Trail Mods From Fordyce Trail




SHITLBUFFOUT DECAL, Courtesy of Tony from Performance Auto Group, aka IBROCUN.

http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/jkrob08/096.jpg?t=1292186078




http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/jkrob08/100.jpg?t=1292186161



Nice door and door frame crease, courtesy of useless rock rails.


http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/jkrob08/094.jpg?t=1292186291



Door Sliders, actually work good.


http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/jkrob08/103.jpg?t=1292186444



Climbing a boulder, passenger side, threw me into the rock face.



http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/jkrob08/097.jpg?t=1292186571

rubirobv
12-12-2010, 01:55 PM
That Squeeze Rock looks pretty tight. I'm not even sure if a 4 door would make it without damage. Although I haven't seen a 4 door attempt it so I would not know.


I know for sure that I would damage my JK at the Squeeze Rock. I won't run it for that reason.

Goodysgotacuda
12-12-2010, 02:02 PM
I know for sure that I would damage my JK at the Squeeze Rock. I won't run it for that reason.

yea hate to scratch the paint after all those pics you just put up! lol

rubirobv
12-12-2010, 02:12 PM
yea hate to scratch the paint after all those pics you just put up! lol


I know that's funny. It's just that the squeeze rock is not worth the damage to me. It's like saying " I want to drag it sideways on purpose."

All the damage posted above was not intended although I obviously took some risk.

HOGGSTATUS
12-12-2010, 03:26 PM
It's like saying " I want to drag it sideways on purpose."

I just read this, inside of Starbucks and just busting up laughing my ass off!! Everyone was looking at me choking and coughing and I wasn't even SMOKING ONE YET!! Thanks Rob!!:smokin:

4x4x4
12-12-2010, 03:51 PM
My 07 damage pics

Nothing as bad as the OP.
Fender removed trail style. Removed all but one plastic fender on the trails.

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h112/old15bravo/IMG_3862.jpg

Nice dent just behind the drivers door.

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h112/old15bravo/rearRubi3.jpg

09rubicon
12-12-2010, 04:08 PM
I just read this, inside of Starbucks and just busting up laughing my ass off!! Everyone was looking at me choking and coughing and I wasn't even SMOKING ONE YET!! Thanks Rob!!:smokin:

Starbucks.....mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm:thefinger:

marinespence
12-14-2010, 12:40 AM
Ok I have been quiet long enogh tomorrow ill snap some pics to reclaim my throne....

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HOGGSTATUS
12-14-2010, 11:36 AM
Ok I have been quiet long enogh tomorrow ill snap some pics to reclaim my throne....

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Oh NO!! you got to post a different one for each of your damages and where they occurred!! Which should put us about 10 pages in!!!:laughing2::laughing2: can you even remember where and when it all happened?? Do you even have enough time in the day to do that?? :grinpimp:

marinespence
12-14-2010, 11:57 AM
Oh NO!! you got to post a different one for each of your damages and where they occurred!! Which should put us about 10 pages in!!!:laughing2::laughing2: can you even remember where and when it all happened?? Do you even have enough time in the day to do that?? :grinpimp:

I have no idea stopped keeping track!

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cruzcode
12-15-2010, 08:53 AM
I hope I do not have to post here after Sunday... :shaking:

RC

Marcy
12-15-2010, 09:00 AM
I hope I do not have to post here after Sunday... :shaking:

RC

Should we start a thread for damage done after playing beer pong? :laughing:

cruzcode
12-16-2010, 12:07 AM
Should we start a thread for damage done after playing beer pong? :laughing:

Where is this alleged game going to be played? Do you keep a table in the back of Jerome?

RC

Marcy
12-16-2010, 09:21 AM
Where is this alleged game going to be played? Do you keep a table in the back of Jerome?

RC

Actually there just so happens to be one in the back right now. I'll let you start the thread since you're the one with the damage :)

cruzcode
12-16-2010, 10:25 AM
Actually there just so happens to be one in the back right now. I'll let you start the thread since you're the one with the damage :)

But the only damage to my rig, is where I so intelligently attempted to "notch" my inner hood for sPOD clearance, and ended up with three, flat blade, screwdriver indentions showing through the top of the hood.

RC

Marcy
12-16-2010, 11:13 AM
But the only damage to my rig, is where I so intelligently attempted to "notch" my inner hood for sPOD clearance, and ended up with three, flat blade, screwdriver indentions showing through the top of the hood.

RC

I was talking about this:

Leesa,

I'll top you on this one... So, I was installing my sPOD, and man was I jazzed. Unfortunately, due to my Viair Compressor, I had to mount the source bracket on the other side of the ECU. Well, when I did, the corner of the sPOD "touched" the hood. Well, as fate would have it, I had the brilliant f***ing idea, to delicately "notch" the inner hood to give the corner of the sPOD some space. Now, I have three medium-sized, flat blade, screwdriver, dents in my hood, and my paint is starting to crack.


Several lessons learned here:
Regardless of my F up, the sPOD is bad ass!
Do not attempt to install mods on your rig, after LOSING at Beer Pong!
The clearance on the "inner portion" of the JK hood, does have ANY CLEARANCE from the hood itself.
With three small taps, I just created the need for a RROR or AEV Hood.
It's little shit like this that will make you shake your head back and forth, every time you revel in how much you like your rig after all you've done to it, but realize that you were the dumbass that dented the F out of your hood!
:beer:

RC

100dollarman
12-16-2010, 12:58 PM
A few of my "boo boos"

Most of these are from TRYin' to keep up with RubiRob!:thefinger:

100dollarman
12-16-2010, 12:59 PM
more-

09rubicon
12-16-2010, 01:03 PM
Damn Hundy, you just dont care about your body do you!! Your underside isn't so bad though, I think mine is worse.

100dollarman
12-16-2010, 01:08 PM
Damn Hundy, you just dont care about your body do you!! Your underside isn't so bad though, I think mine is worse.


You could say "I'm getting my money's worth" !!!

A few more panels to damage, then its getting chopped up and full buggied!!

:grinpimp:

09rubicon
12-16-2010, 01:29 PM
You could say "I'm getting my money's worth" !!!

A few more panels to damage, then its getting chopped up and full buggied!!

:grinpimp:

I will subscribe to that thread!


I sent you a PM about some tires when you get a chance.

cruzcode
12-16-2010, 01:44 PM
I was talking about this:

Nice knowledge, Marcy! Regardless of what Rob & Scott say about you, you're alright in my book. :)

Yes, the beer pong thread will commence after the next game. Sunday???

RC

09rubicon
12-16-2010, 05:08 PM
Nice knowledge, Marcy! Regardless of what Rob & Scott say about you, you're alright in my book. :)

Yes, the beer pong thread will commence after the next game. Sunday???

RC

Dont drag me into this.......you tied your own damned noose!:shaking:

cruzcode
12-16-2010, 06:11 PM
Dont drag me into this.......you tied your own damned noose!:shaking:

:laughing2: :laughing2: :laughing2:

RC

cruzcode
12-17-2010, 09:20 AM
Actually there just so happens to be one in the back right now. I'll let you start the thread since you're the one with the damage :)

So are we doing beer pong, or what?

RC

talljeep
12-17-2010, 09:27 AM
Well nothing big but I found out I need bump stops hehehe
http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb74/tavitocj/Cecil%20Webb%20Miles/IMG_1362.jpg

Marcy
12-17-2010, 09:29 AM
So are we doing beer pong, or what?

RC

No, I'm not going with you guys on Sunday.

OlegRock
12-17-2010, 11:30 AM
I'll play....

Entrance to Backdoor (hammers)
http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/138/l_3311e5eef2a744249e061890ab715aaf.jpg

trainhammer??? .... the run near bullfrog across from our campsite
http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/138/l_5272214c71f64859b54ebd3a8e32df82.jpg

Truckhaven
http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/132/l_b3c07589769d472f9aba986077e68d64.jpg

Lower big johnson (hammers)
http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/106/l_5d53850b6d9f4bf7ad689ba6a57c44b2.jpg

Sledgehammer (hammers)
http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/103/l_627dc458672a4464beb094122e5724cb.jpg

Sledgehammer (hammers)
http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/149/l_15b7c4bfee164cafb482c5270ce39cb9.jpg

Everywhere
http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/113/l_aa406a88591e424fa7cb206048d9e2c8.jpg

Everywhere
http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/150/l_f5177cace7c74f8c861bc522e26559ab.jpg

Calico gatekeeper
http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/133/l_275c0a0c965c4f35a33555c8a2f21ce9.jpg

Sledgehammer (hammers)
http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/118/l_491168449e474275ba6b803adea1ec70.jpg

most of my shit isnt as visible because I throw touch up paint over all the damage when i get home from the trail.

also

-trackbar
- 3 rear driveshafts
-one front jk reel driveshaft
- 5-8 steering stabilizer (even with the relocation kit)
- rear axle shaft
- ball joints
- ripped all my fenders off at least once, now they are screwed onto the body
- trimmed my fenders a few times already because after abuse the outer edge looks like shit.
- probably some other shit i cant think of now...

Obstruction of Justice
12-17-2010, 02:30 PM
I've seen pics of your Jeep playin in the rocks but always thought it looked too pretty. I have the same mirror relocators and always wondered what would happen if i raked those across rocks. Did it tweak your windsheild frame or push in your cowl?

OlegRock
12-17-2010, 03:09 PM
I've seen pics of your Jeep playin in the rocks but always thought it looked too pretty. I have the same mirror relocators and always wondered what would happen if i raked those across rocks. Did it tweak your windsheild frame or push in your cowl?

It tweaked the windshield fram corner pretty good, pushed in the cowl, and bent the RR brackets. Some vice grips and a hammer should fix it all up.

The secret to keeping it looking good is to wash it and touch up with paint after each run!

Fnord5
12-19-2010, 09:23 AM
A few of my "boo boos"
http://jkowners.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=27761&stc=1&d=1292529499
Most of these are from TRYin' to keep up with RubiRob!:thefinger:

What did you have mounted there? CB antenna?

100dollarman
12-19-2010, 01:10 PM
What did you have mounted there? CB antenna?

That was my dune flag mount--

HOGGSTATUS
01-18-2011, 05:27 PM
Spencer where is the pic/pics of your Broken U-JOINTS....YES THAT'S RIGHT!! Spencer broken both front axle shaft U-joints!!

binarypie
01-18-2011, 10:55 PM
Spencer where is the pic/pics of your Broken U-JOINTS....YES THAT'S RIGHT!! Spencer broken both front axle shaft U-joints!!

When/where/how?

fuknrunit
01-18-2011, 11:00 PM
squeeze rock is no joke dude. watchin dudes from ttc go thru gives you a good idea of how it usually ends up!

cruzcode
01-19-2011, 09:33 AM
Where is "squeeze rock" at?

RC

HOGGSTATUS
01-19-2011, 09:46 AM
Where is "squeeze rock" at?

RC

HOLLA-STER!!

HOGGSTATUS
01-19-2011, 09:55 AM
http://184.72.239.143/mu/a6cd8aa0-170e-2320.jpg
http://184.72.239.143/mu/a6cd8aa0-1752-3aea.jpg

rubirobv
01-20-2011, 08:10 PM
Jeff, That's not the hard part of the squeeze rock is it? Right turn from there and through the shredder.

HOGGSTATUS
01-20-2011, 08:49 PM
Yeah Rob....your right!! That's how the second dent was "installed"on the Jeep. Those pics were before the Dirty Sevens!! Here's after.....
http://184.72.239.143/mu/a6cd88fb-01d0-a480.jpg
It's HELLA funny how 95% of the damage to the Jeep was after the 37's!! Is that cause I was able to do more, was pushing it further OR CAUSE I BEGAN TO THINK THE JEEP WAS UNSTOPPABLE??

rubirobv
01-21-2011, 01:04 PM
Yeah Rob....your right!! That's how the second dent was "installed"on the Jeep. Those pics were before the Dirty Sevens!! Here's after.....
http://184.72.239.143/mu/a6cd88fb-01d0-a480.jpg
It's HELLA funny how 95% of the damage to the Jeep was after the 37's!! Is that cause I was able to do more, was pushing it further OR CAUSE I BEGAN TO THINK THE JEEP WAS UNSTOPPABLE??


YUP :beer::smokin:

HOGGSTATUS
02-02-2011, 06:08 PM
So my Jeeps been sagging toward the passenger side....So I get under it and start looking to see why!! WELL I PULLED ANOTHER.....
http://184.72.239.143/mu/a6cd8b42-ffd2-f2ca.jpg
Bent control arm, this time the upper on the driver side!! I'll post a better pic after I get it out!

HOGGSTATUS
02-02-2011, 07:26 PM
Here's a better view....you can now see how bent it really was!!
http://184.72.239.143/mu/a6cd8a17-1234-57df.jpg
http://184.72.239.143/mu/a6cd8a17-1251-18e6.jpg

09rubicon
02-02-2011, 09:22 PM
Damn Jeff, how in the he'll did you do that?

HOGGSTATUS
02-02-2011, 09:35 PM
Damn Jeff, how in the he'll did you do that?

I have no fuckin clue!!:shaking:

nocoastfocus
02-02-2011, 10:24 PM
How the hell did the control arm bend before the mount? I have never seen this before. Mine leans to the driver side maybe I should crawl under there and take a look... Nice trail mods Jeff!

Sludge Puppy
02-02-2011, 11:33 PM
Which lift arm is that?

HOGGSTATUS
02-02-2011, 11:55 PM
Which lift arm is that?

STOCKER!! :shaking:New one is install!! My Jeep is going to be having an overhaul before the week is up!! :shaking::thefinger:

cruzcode
02-03-2011, 06:59 AM
Damn Jeff, how in the he'll did you do that?

I think that the source of the problem is located somewhere between the seat and the steering wheel. :laughing:

RC

Family-jk
02-03-2011, 07:49 AM
Bent Tie Rod from our last Carnegie Trip. Damn rock just jumped right in the damn way. :D

HOGGSTATUS
02-03-2011, 07:49 AM
I think that the source of the problem is located somewhere between the seat and the steering wheel. :laughing:

RC

Don't HATE cause I wheel my shit and don't worry about shiny chrome and tire shine!! :thefinger::laughing2::laughing2:

09rubicon
02-03-2011, 09:42 AM
Don't HATE cause I wheel my shit and don't worry about shiny chrome and tire shine!! :thefinger::laughing2::laughing2:

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I recently found out some disturbing info. Rick is not actually using Armor All, its Astro Glide. He has been building layer upon layer in order to try and get thru squeeze rock and to ensure he slides smoothly over obstacles.

Think twice before you lean on one of his tires again!

heepenjim
02-03-2011, 10:13 AM
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I recently found out some disturbing info. Rick is not actually using Armor All, its Astro Glide. He has been building layer upon layer in order to try and get thru squeeze rock and to ensure he slides smoothly over obstacles.

Think twice before you lean on one of his tires again!


That is so wrong:shaking:

Bubblegoose1
02-03-2011, 10:20 AM
So far I have been very lucky to collect minimal damage; big ol 40s help alot.

But PNW evergreen trees are still bigger. This was from last month.
http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu203/Backnthaday/My%202007%20Rubicon/2011-02-01_17-22-35_188.jpg
http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu203/Backnthaday/My%202007%20Rubicon/2011-02-01_17-22-23_431.jpg

Family-jk
02-03-2011, 11:17 AM
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I recently found out some disturbing info. Rick is not actually using Armor All, its Astro Glide. He has been building layer upon layer in order to try and get thru squeeze rock and to ensure he slides smoothly over obstacles.

Think twice before you lean on one of his tires again!

:laughing2::laughing2:

09rubicon
02-03-2011, 01:22 PM
:laughing2::laughing2:

I hide all my subversive shit in threads where the OPs won't find them:smokin:

cruzcode
02-04-2011, 07:42 AM
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I recently found out some disturbing info. Rick is not actually using Armor All, its Astro Glide. He has been building layer upon layer in order to try and get thru squeeze rock and to ensure he slides smoothly over obstacles.

Think twice before you lean on one of his tires again!

Scott, we all know that Astro Glide is for rookies; you have to go with Platinum Wet or "Just Like Me". And secondly, if this tip makes it to the KOH, I think the complexion of the race could change, with faster rock krawling times, giving the krawlers a competitive advantage over the desert racing rigs.

RC

HOGGSTATUS
02-14-2011, 07:44 PM
This is what happens when you wheel the "Hammers"
http://184.72.239.143/mu/a6cd8a69-e81d-6339.jpg
The Pinion doesn't look good either!!

HOGGSTATUS
08-01-2011, 08:31 PM
:shaking: Well some problems just can't be avoided!! Looks like a problem that's been present for a while just broke!! Pics soon and the Whole story!! :bawling:

HOGGSTATUS
08-01-2011, 08:38 PM
Check your SHIT Daily.....it's a damn good thing this happened on the trail and not at freeway speeds!!
38234
38235

More details when I get to a computer to download pics......

rubirobv
08-01-2011, 10:07 PM
Is that your pitman arm / steering box?

Stuka
08-01-2011, 10:16 PM
Looks like it had been starting to crack for a while by the discoloration. This is not the first one I have seen, probably won't be the last either. It would be nice if they would stop making this stuff out of chinese steel :/

But I guess that keeps AGR in business.

EDIT: Oh yeah, had it been leaking, or is that from pulling the lines out?

HOGGSTATUS
08-02-2011, 12:55 AM
Is that your pitman arm / steering box?

Yes sir!!

Looks like it had been starting to crack for a while by the discoloration. This is not the first one I have seen, probably won't be the last either. It would be nice if they would stop making this stuff out of chinese steel :/

But I guess that keeps AGR in business.

EDIT: Oh yeah, had it been leaking, or is that from pulling the lines out?

Yeah it was already cracked by the looks of it!! The lines being pull....maybe it was leaking alittle, or maybe just some grease built up.

marinespence
08-02-2011, 07:54 AM
Check your SHIT Daily.....it's a damn good thing this happened on the trail and not at freeway speeds!!
38234
38235

More details when I get to a computer to download pics......

Let's go jeff we want the whole story....

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HOGGSTATUS
08-02-2011, 10:07 AM
Let's go jeff we want the whole story....

Sent from my SPH-M910 using Tapatalk

Quiet you......:thefinger: You already know the whole story, pics to be loaded tonight!!

binarypie
08-02-2011, 10:20 AM
Looks like it had been starting to crack for a while by the discoloration. This is not the first one I have seen, probably won't be the last either. It would be nice if they would stop making this stuff out of chinese steel :/

But I guess that keeps AGR in business.

EDIT: Oh yeah, had it been leaking, or is that from pulling the lines out?

The top iron ore producers are China, Australia, Brazil and India.
The top steel producers are China, EU, Japan, and the US.

Logistically it makes sense why most Steel comes from China.

I think it has more to do with the quality control or lack there of than the country it is created in.

Perhaps if we were willing the pay the Chinese a bit more than $75/month we'd get a better product.

Just saying. :beer:

Stuka
08-02-2011, 06:13 PM
The top iron ore producers are China, Australia, Brazil and India.
The top steel producers are China, EU, Japan, and the US.

Logistically it makes sense why most Steel comes from China.

I think it has more to do with the quality control or lack there of than the country it is created in.

Perhaps if we were willing the pay the Chinese a bit more than $75/month we'd get a better product.

Just saying. :beer:

Well, I am not saying everything from china is crap. I have quite a bit of experience in the manufacturing world. And there is some great stuff that can come out of china (All Apple products are made there for instance). And it really does come down to QC (Which is my line of work).

The thing is, Chrysler had to shave cost everywhere during the mid 2000's, and that includes the quality of their parts and materials that they source from other companies. You can see it all over in the JK's. Be it the 2007-2010 interiors, to the front axle tubes snapping in half on Rubicons.

They are making a huge turn around now, although that too is going to take some time. But the 2012 JK's will be a HUGE step up from 07-11's.

nootherride
08-08-2011, 04:58 AM
smashed my crap plastic bumper on one side...excuse to get steel one:smokin:

binarypie
08-08-2011, 09:37 AM
smashed my crap plastic bumper on one side...excuse to get steel one:smokin:

Just take it off :D

Lt. Dan
10-03-2011, 11:00 AM
Bent my left front lower control arm and ripped off the evap cannister...

Pics comparing old to new shortly...

j3ff3ry_j33p
09-14-2014, 01:03 PM
http://i.imgur.com/7zk2Q5Q.jpg?1

same tree rotated pssgr side mirror but its fine....larger rockboulder later bent either the tre balljoint or the draglnk is junked...i have 65k on oem original balljoints and thyve been needing replacement for long time now.....i am about to pull the fronttires & perform du rigeur 'Planman's Suspensio T/S ' sticky cause comin home from carnage at wooly's off road ystrdy, ( i also broke my cheapo 64gb flashcard eqipped
, GearPro camera someplace) i had to pull the j7 fuse to allow my ESP braking to stop freaking out. A?t least got a few good poser pix of my rig sittin as we ate...nice day
http://i.imgur.com/u4NjaaE.jpg?2

HOGGSTATUS
09-14-2014, 02:39 PM
http://i.imgur.com/7zk2Q5Q.jpg?1

same tree rotated pssgr side mirror but its fine....larger rockboulder later bent either the tre balljoint or the draglnk is junked...i have 65k on oem original balljoints and thyve been needing replacement for long time now.....i am about to pull the fronttires & perform du rigeur 'Planman's Suspensio T/S ' sticky cause comin home from carnage at wooly's off road ystrdy, ( i also broke my cheapo 64gb flashcard eqipped
, GearPro camera someplace) i had to pull the j7 fuse to allow my ESP braking to stop freaking out. A?t least got a few good poser pix of my rig sittin as we ate...nice day
http://i.imgur.com/u4NjaaE.jpg?2

Hahaha...while we were doing Fordyce yesterday, I thought about this thread!! Thanks for bringing it back! Your damage isn't too bad...however any damage isn't great. Looks like it was a good time though!

Bent my Tierod and dented the crossover pipe and thankfully that's it! Scratched the tranny skid...good thing I installed the EVO setup!!

spinuck
09-14-2014, 08:32 PM
Hahaha...while we were doing Fordyce yesterday, I thought about this thread!! Thanks for bringing it back! Your damage isn't too bad...however any damage isn't great. Looks like it was a good time though!

Bent my Tierod and dented the crossover pipe and thankfully that's it! Scratched the tranny skid...good thing I installed the EVO setup!!

Wheres the pics of Fordyce? Was it everything you thought it would be?

HOGGSTATUS
09-14-2014, 08:33 PM
Wheres the pics of Fordyce? Was it everything you thought it would be?


I'll post a thread...