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post #151 of 2651 Old 02-16-2009, 11:36 PM
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this is exactly why i bought a WJ. and now all i want to do is lift and wheel it. no thanks to anyone on here of course. haha glad you got it back alright but i dont understand what exactly happened. maybe i missed something. what made the shock come loose and did the brake line just break? these dont seem like they need a shop to get fixed.


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post #152 of 2651 Old 02-16-2009, 11:40 PM Thread Starter
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this is exactly why i bought a WJ. and now all i want to do is lift and wheel it. no thanks to anyone on here of course. haha glad you got it back alright but i dont understand what exactly happened. maybe i missed something. what made the shock come loose and did the brake line just break? these dont seem like they need a shop to get fixed.
That's the thing, I don't know what happened. I just lost my brakes all of a sudden. The damage is a broken brake line and shock bolt. I didn't feel like dealing with it and Kevin has the parts at his shop and can get it back to me tomorrow. I'm upgrading to the bar pin eliminator also.

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you gave up to easy bro. you could have gotten the brake line and the bolt from autozone and had it fixed in an hour tops with bleeding the lines. then ordered the BPE and put them on later. that is if you are running stock lines.

actually, you could have gotten a ride to autozone got the parts and fixed it on the spot. saved you all the trouble and headache and you could have finished the day of wheelin

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you gave up to easy bro. you could have gotten the brake line and the bolt from autozone and had it fixed in an hour tops with bleeding the lines. then ordered the BPE and put them on later. that is if you are running stock lines.

actually, you could have gotten a ride to autozone got the parts and fixed it on the spot. saved you all the trouble and headache and you could have finished the day of wheelin
An extended steel braided brake line like the one sold at IRO? I figured they would only have stock.

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post #155 of 2651 Old 02-17-2009, 12:03 AM
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na thats what i was saying, if you were running stock you could have done that. if it were me, there is no way i would ever pay for a trailer from Uhaul. i would make due with the stock line for 17 bucks at autozone. i really hope my shock doesnt come loose cos im still running stock lines. i just unbolted them from the unibody. im waiting on my IRO BPEs so i can put my MX6s up front.

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na thats what i was saying, if you were running stock you could have done that. if it were me, there is no way i would ever pay for a trailer from Uhaul. i would make due with the stock line for 17 bucks at autozone. i really hope my shock doesnt come loose cos im still running stock lines. i just unbolted them from the unibody. im waiting on my IRO BPEs so i can put my MX6s up front.
The trailer was only 20 bucks to rent for the day. How much extra slack does unbolting the brake line give you?

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The trailer was only 20 bucks to rent for the day. How much extra slack does unbolting the brake line give you?
to be honest, im not sure but i can go full articulation without putting stress on the line so thats good enough for me.

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to be honest, im not sure but i can go full articulation without putting stress on the line so thats good enough for me.
I might do that then too along with the extended brake lines so this doesn't happen again.

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post #159 of 2651 Old 02-17-2009, 12:22 AM
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I might do that then too along with the extended brake lines so this doesn't happen again.
well id say it was your shock bolt breaking and letting the susp droop too much is what snapped the line but there is definately no harm in unbolting the line.

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well id say it was your shock bolt breaking and letting the susp droop too much is what snapped the line but there is definately no harm in unbolting the line.
Yep that's exactly what I think happened.

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i have my IRO lines unbolted and they can go down way more than i could flex..

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i was looking for a pic but ive got nothing. i unbolted the rear as well. there is no way that line is snapping.

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If the brake lines had more slack they could have stayed connected and I could have drove home by myself.

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^^ Yep that's what I need to do, especially with the Claytons on the way.

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