Dudes, in the twilight zone, anything is possible. Ask rod. I just can't see it. Pole versus flimsy plastic and a psuedo piece of of metal called a bumper support. Not without frame work. Yet if you hit it square on, dead center, aghhh, maybe?
I will say the ZJ is a very safe SUV they can take some serious impact and keep you safe BUT no way he fixed anything i dont care what you drive a 45mph impact like that and its done. its been 3 days and still no pictures. Hmmmm wonder why lol
I donít know if any of you know much about how car accidents work, but i work for the Law Enforcement agency that responded and know a thing or two about them, when a vehicle stops abruptly and the airbags fail to deploy, it causes quite a bit of damage to the driver, whether it be 10 mph, or 45mph. Iím not on here to debate; Iím here to get help with my Jeep. It didnít shove the block into the firewall, but i did have to replace the water pump because the fan was pushed into the block; here are the pics, if it works (I have quite the schedule, sorry if my lack of constant response frightens any of you) now remember what I said in my previous post, the report estimated 45mph, and the last thing I remember is 55, so make your suggestions and crud comments and move on please, suggestions will only truly be appreciated if they could be a bit more brotherly and less like we all hate each other. Appreciate it, God Bless
Never said i didnt believe you, i've actually seen another ZJ that hit a telephone pole before and looked just like yours, all it did was screw up the front end and crack the water pump but the engine and rest of the jeep was fine,
2013 6.2 V8 Camaro SS 9k miles
1998 5.9 V8 ZJ 180k miles
1998 4.0 I6 Laredo ZJ 227k miles
That was FAR from 45 MPH and BTW be happy your airbag didnt deply. If it did your face would be burned up real nice. If you know a thing or two about accidents you know the older the airbag is the more damage it does to the person it hits. The chemical agents they use on the airbags turn more acidic over time. IMO you were doing less than 30 Is that a front hitch i see in the before pic? If so thats the only reason your jeep is not in the JY right now.
Thanks! ya the front hitch came with it when i bought the jeep from a bank branch manager, he towed it behind his RV all the time, it is solid steel and it definitely saved it from being junked, it made the impact quite a bit harder tho. As far as the air bags, I am happy it didn’t deploy but am not all in the same; I pretty much bent the steering wheel with my face lol and the main frame of the bumper was taken off my old 95 dodge 2500 HD, and the skid plate underneath it I welded on myself, I still want to add protection to the left and right of the bumper, but haven’t had time for it yet.
I'm not worried about manners as long as the question is answered and I learn something from it, no one is perfect, but I sure know that talking smack to someone who shows genuine concern for helping others in what he knows best, is less then classy. Letís keep to the thread shall we? Thank you for the suggestion 1stblack97ZJ, I have a pair of 30in tires im putting on and looking into the lift, im still pretty low budget tho, anything fairly cheap you can suggest?
Well if you're sticking to the 30s, I would just go with probably a 2 inch BB (coil spacer) lift. That way you won't lose your ride quality as you would going any higher with a BB. Plus, it will give it a meaner look than just stuffing a 30 inch tire under it. You can find a 2 inch BB for cheap (under 100) just look around at a few places and see which one you like best. Might look into new shocks too. But that's your choice. I'd recommend it though.
1998 ZJ 4.0 work in progress/DD
'97 ZJ 4.0|3.5 RC|31" -SOLD
Alright now that we got everything worked out, lol.
Doug, I'm not exactly sure what your budget is, but I would suggest two options for you.
1. A budget boost. These are polyurethane spacers that go on top of your coils and provide lift. The most common size for these is 2". You do not have to get longer shocks for that kind of lift, but it will wear out your stock length shocks more quickly, and eventually it would make sense to get shocks that are 2" longer to accomodate the lift.