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Old April 11th, 2005, 08:51 AM
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I guess it was only a matter of time...



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Old April 11th, 2005, 09:20 AM
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Doh!
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Old April 11th, 2005, 09:43 AM
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Huge praise for the EE sliders! The damage would have been much much worse had they not done their job!

I'll post the pic tonight.
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Old April 11th, 2005, 10:26 AM
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What happened?

I see a flat tire, rear bumper damage, and ?.

Lets read the story.
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Old April 11th, 2005, 10:27 AM
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Damn... well, welcome to the club!

While putting that all back together you'll learn to appreciate the flexibility of the D2 rear bumper.
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Old April 11th, 2005, 10:46 AM
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Actually it's not a flat tire... it's just very aired down, and sitting funny.

I think the damage was caused a bit by driver error and a bit by the traction control. (Yes... lockers are in my future.)

The obstacle involved keeping the truck level. Leaning to the right would result in heavy body damage. To maintain a level ride, the right side tires had to be driven along the side of a rock face using the side walls only.

The damage resulted from the right side of the truck dropping a bit and my trying to correct it by steering into the rocks to maintain contact. I couldn't really stop to re-evaluate for fear that the truck would drop even more. I think that I should have had the side walls a little harder into the wall to start (my error). I also think that the problem was made worse because the traction control (I'm all open) made it difficult for the super smooth power needed to keep the right side stable.

All in all, it could have been worse. I have a small scrapes on: the TJM bumper, front and rear fender flares, the scrape on the quarter, the rear bumper. The EE slider took the majority of the hit. As I was steering into the rock I was up against the slider, it didn't deflect at all!

The rear bumper is already mostly back in place. I just have one more bracket to take off/straighten or replace.

I knew when I tried to get through that body damage was possible. I guess I was a bit cocky so I went for it. Sigh...
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Old April 11th, 2005, 12:23 PM
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John and Koby are being very restrained...
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Old April 11th, 2005, 12:54 PM
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Looks like pretty limited damage...I think I have more pinstriping from tree branches than you got from those rocks
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Old April 11th, 2005, 12:56 PM
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so, aaron, time for some CDL Action?
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Old April 11th, 2005, 01:35 PM
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so, aaron, time for some CDL Action?

Messages have been left... just waiting for a call back.

Then... maybe some ARB action????
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Old April 11th, 2005, 01:47 PM
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Do CDL before ARB...

I think you have much more to be gained by adding CDL than diff lockers.
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Old April 11th, 2005, 01:48 PM
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Ouch! Sorry to hear about the damage Aaron. I've damaged the mine as well but I was lucky that I was able to pull out the fender ever so slightly back into shape.

Al
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Old April 11th, 2005, 01:57 PM
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Do CDL before ARB...

I think you have much more to be gained by adding CDL than diff lockers.

Oh yeah... CDL first, then I'll evaluate the locker thing.
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Old April 11th, 2005, 01:59 PM
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Ouch! Sorry to hear about the damage Aaron. I've damaged the mine as well but I was lucky that I was able to pull out the fender ever so slightly back into shape.

Al

There is acually very little metal deformation. It's just the paint that is all screwed up.

I've got a picture of the slider at home.
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Old April 11th, 2005, 05:41 PM
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Here's the front:



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Old April 11th, 2005, 06:15 PM
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I don't think you can wheel a D2 at all without having the exact same damage, I've got mine. It just gives you an excuse to get rid of that sorry rear bumper.
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Old April 11th, 2005, 07:42 PM
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I don't think you can wheel a D2 at all without having the exact same damage, I've got mine. It just gives you an excuse to get rid of that sorry rear bumper.

While it's true that the plastic rear bumper doesn't provide much in the way of protection, it really does bounce back quite nicely after getting beat up.

I kind of dig it.

I think it's better that slapping some ugly ass bumper on there just for the sake of putting a steel bumper on there.
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Old April 12th, 2005, 12:10 AM
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me too... similar:



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Old April 12th, 2005, 07:30 AM
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I think the DII should just be sold with damage to the RH QTR and RR bumper.
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Old April 12th, 2005, 01:24 PM
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Aaron,

I'm sure there are a few spare fender flares collecting dust in garages!
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Old April 12th, 2005, 01:28 PM
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Aaron,

I'm sure there are a few spare fender flares collecting dust in garages!

I can't believe it took so long for someone to bring up the flairs!!!
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Old April 12th, 2005, 09:33 PM
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OUch....sorry to see the damage!!

that's it...after seeing the all the damage those flares saved you from,,,I'm puttin mine back on......

Now will they finally find their way to eBay????? stay tuned!!
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