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post #1 of 9 Old 06-23-2013, 12:19 PM Thread Starter
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ˇEs is no bueno!

I knew one of the previous owners of my jeep wasn't too kind to it, as evident of the dents in the rocker panels, but it did kind of surprise me to see this, in both door jams.




Stress cracks in the B pilar. Educated guess is this is what happens when you wheel a 2 door hard without strengthening the unibody, not so much of a problem in the 4 doors since they have the extra pilar for the back doors.

Not a big problem for me to fix, just a pain in the butt.


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Good god man. Indyorv :rofl: d**k and fart jokes. :rofl:
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post #2 of 9 Old 06-23-2013, 12:42 PM
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It's the missing vents. Those little plastic vents are actually adamantium and provide anywhere from 45-65% of the overall unibody strength in a 2 door.


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It's the missing vents. Those little plastic vents are actually adamantium and provide anywhere from 45-65% of the overall unibody strength in a 2 door.
If that's true,it's a sad Jeep fact.I don't believe that for a second.Think about it

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If that's true,it's a sad Jeep fact.I don't believe that for a second.Think about it


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post #6 of 9 Old 06-23-2013, 02:36 PM Thread Starter
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Lol I took the vent off for a better picture. Gonna fix it, I'll take a lot of pictures of the repair process and post them up here.

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post #7 of 9 Old 06-23-2013, 02:50 PM
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It's the missing vents. Those little plastic vents are actually adamantium and provide anywhere from 45-65% of the overall unibody strength in a 2 door.
There was a TSB where a replacement vent was introduced made from unobtainium.

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There was a TSB where a replacement vent was introduced made from unobtainium.
Maybe Chrysler should get with the times and get on board with totally unnecessary recalls and replace them with Bolonium vents.


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post #9 of 9 Old 06-24-2013, 02:14 PM
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I knew one of the previous owners of my jeep wasn't too kind to it, as evident of the dents in the rocker panels, but it did kind of surprise me to see this, in both door jams.




Stress cracks in the B pilar. Educated guess is this is what happens when you wheel a 2 door hard without strengthening the unibody, not so much of a problem in the 4 doors since they have the extra pilar for the back doors.

Not a big problem for me to fix, just a pain in the butt.
My 95 two door cracked exactly like that, check at the back by the hatch in willing to bet its cracked there to. I no long have my two door and I miss it but rust got the better of it.

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