On to pictures. We left thursday afternoon, drive wasnt to bad, got stuck in downtown traffic but still made it up by 9pm. My parents brought their camper up so we stayed in style!
Lining up friday morning, took the medium group out since it was my parents first time in gilbert. Wanted them to test the waters before diving in.
Heres the easy group, there was a 2013 WK2 and a newer patriot in the group!
JK with a 5.7 Hemi and pickup box conversion
View at the top
Bent tie rod on this beast
Got a 70 on the RTI at lunch time
TJ infront of us sheared the top of his track bar TRE off so we winched him back and ratchet strapped it in.
Not even 5 minuted later, my lower unibody rain infront of the track bar cracked and peeled the bottom sheet metal away and bent the track bar mount like 50 degrees out so I had no left steering. This happened at the worst spot of a switch back trail. It was only the bottom of the rail but we winched it back as much as we could and ratchet strapped and chained it in place.
I still didnt have much left steer so I got towed out by the JK pickup. It was very sketchy, mom had her eyes closed and was praying the whole time. We got back to camp, ran into town, picked up some bolts and a sledge, used the 3 ton straps I use to tie the jeep down on the trailer and got it back in place with dads help
Then we found a welder and burned the cracked unibody back together, welded the bracket more and made a gusset out of angle iron and burned that in. It aint going anywhere now