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doyle68 05-15-2008 04:57 PM

what caused this?
 
if any one can tell me how this happened I would be very appreciative. and no it was not axle rap or hard core off roading.
http://fapomatic.com/thumbs/0819/jim1.jpg
http://fapomatic.com/thumbs/0819/jim2.jpg

XJNUTTIER 05-15-2008 04:59 PM

cant even see the pics they are so small, are they factory or aftermarket springs?

NinjaofDoom 05-15-2008 05:02 PM

20 year old springs?

XJNUTTIER 05-15-2008 05:09 PM

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Originally Posted by NinjaofDoom (Post 5221109)
20 year old springs?

I believe you answered your own question right there, they are just worn out. period time for new ones, they have been bounced up and down and all around for 20 years...would you agree?

NinjaofDoom 05-15-2008 05:19 PM

I wasn't the original poster. That was my guess.

XJNUTTIER 05-15-2008 07:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NinjaofDoom (Post 5221190)
I wasn't the original poster. That was my guess.

LOL i did not read your name sorry, but LOL right on track sounds like...:cheers2:

jeepman2008 05-15-2008 08:09 PM

I would say they rusted apart, (they are 20 years old right)

doyle68 05-15-2008 09:35 PM

these are one year old rough country six and a half inch lift springs. covered in mud.....sorry

doyle68 05-15-2008 09:43 PM

http://fapomatic.com/thumbs/0819/jim1_1.jpg
http://fapomatic.com/thumbs/0819/jim2.jpg

hocgreen 05-15-2008 09:46 PM

The pics are tiny, but what did you do? Tow something and snapped it

JohnnyBling 05-16-2008 05:35 AM

busted centering pin, broken spring clamps.

balloo93 05-16-2008 06:55 AM

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Originally Posted by JohnnyBling (Post 5223342)
busted centering pin, broken spring clamps.

Exactly, busted center pin. Make sure the Ubolts are nice and tight once you replace the center pin and you shoudl be good to go.

doyle68 05-16-2008 05:39 PM

ok maybe I should speak more slowly........under normal conditions what would cause the center pin to snap like that. I don't dog it and only rode trails about three times.

balloo93 05-16-2008 07:58 PM

Okay, a loose or damaged set of Ubolts will allow for shift and shear the head off the pin.

Regular stop and go starts with even a slightly loose set of Ubolts will allow shift and that will shear the head of the pin off.

Age and rust will also weaken the center pin and it will snap.

Slow enough for ya?


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