This Duff radius arm broke on a trip to Eska Falls after loosing a front driveshaft. Maybe the broken rad arm allowed enough driveline flex to... Show more cause the drive shaft to gernade.
The rust on two cracked edges indicates this had been broken for some time. I do regular under vehicle inspections so these cracks must have been fairly covert and/or well coated in dirt/mud for me to have missed.
After braking a radius arm I did a major suspension inspection and found cracks in my TTB arms as well.
Jeep shaft after a ledge on a trail called Ruby.
Couldn't see out the back hatch and backed into a tree. Where is that spotter when you need them? Oh yea, solo run! DOH!!!
If you look close in the enlarged image you can see the big dent just in front of my real fender flair. Ran over a telephone pole sized log and ran it up under the fender!
Dead driver's side axle u-joint. Died on level ground with almost no load. Course, it had 130,000 miles on it!
Proof you can KO your rocker panels even with sliders!
A 36" flat is pretty exciting on the road! Almost hit a guardrail.
This is what happens when a TSL goes flat. Can you say wasted?
There are about four of these internal ruptures. They are in about the same location as the big sidewall lugs. I assume this is what happens when you compress a flat tire against the wheel. I think the gap in the beed is why it went flat in the first place.
Dead passenger side axle/u-joint.
Trees hurt, even little ones! I got a new crack in the windshield on this trip as well. Very brushy trail! Note the custom pinstriping!
Broke the lower edge of my light trim!
This hit was harder than I first suspected. Broke the grill and header!
Can't see it very well in this shot but there is a big dent in the trim and it was torn half off of the truck!
Tore the screen out of my snorkel and mangled the head.
And the axle. This is what happend when the u-joint clips fail and a cap comes loose!
This is what happens when you jump your Ranger. I don't know if it broke when the wheels hit spinning or the shaft actually impacted the bank when the truck came back down. Either way, it's time for a U-bolt yoke. This is the second time I have broken the straps.
Well, upon closer inspection, I did a bit more damage trying to reach escape velocity than I thought! Broken driver's side TTB arm! You will note they were already cracked and I thought I had them fixed with a weld. NOT!
Flopped it on it's side last weekend! Show Less