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Unread 01-04-2012, 07:33 PM   #3151
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We considered that, but as we traveled down the interstate the position of the line never moved. That picture was taken from the passenger window facing east. The sun was already beginning to set which was west of our position. No way it could have been a shadow from the sun and there were no other light sources.

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Unread 01-04-2012, 07:37 PM   #3152
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Here it is from several hundred yards before. You can see the "shadow" hasn't changed position and the contrail wouldn't match it as a shadow.
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Unread 01-04-2012, 07:41 PM   #3153
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I just Googled "contrail shadow" and it looks like you're right, McRoberts. Now I feel silly for even posting that. I've lived near military airports my whole life and never saw anything like that.
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Unread 01-04-2012, 07:48 PM   #3154
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Fuc**** work!! AHHHHHHHH!!!!!! Thank you, that is all.
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Unread 01-04-2012, 07:59 PM   #3155
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dang ysb, if it was not for bad luck you would not have any at all!!. Started to remind me of when I browsed through doc's build thread with all of the issues he had at first.
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Unread 01-04-2012, 09:11 PM   #3156
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Fuc**** work!! AHHHHHHHH!!!!!! Thank you, that is all.
Plumbers make good money and be happy you have a job in this town.
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Unread 01-04-2012, 09:12 PM   #3157
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Fuc**** work!! AHHHHHHHH!!!!!! Thank you, that is all.
I've had the same feeling as of this Monday. I can hardly stand going to work. I'm looking for something that pays as much then I'm gone.
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Unread 01-04-2012, 09:17 PM   #3158
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dang ysb, if it was not for bad luck you would not have any at all!!. Started to remind me of when I browsed through doc's build thread with all of the issues he had at first.
As with most things in my Jeep, a 20 minute job is at least an hour. Life could be better, but for the most part I still consider myself fortunate.

Have a look where it broke. There I am under the Jeep. Just past those posts is where it broke. That's not a rough area at all. I really am hoping it was just a material quality issue. At this point, I'm a little worried about replacing it with the same shock.

Oddly enough, with the exception of a few dips in the road, my Jeep felt much more comfortable without the shock.
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Unread 01-04-2012, 09:39 PM   #3159
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Plumbers make good money and be happy you have a job in this town.
Lol! It's not my WORK... It's the people that work in my office, that and customers who blame me for their home warranty company not covering all costs with a plumbing repair. I love my career dont get me wrong, it's sometimes I need to vent/scream cuz of inconsiderate people. Cant do it with my wife cuz she is the office manager where I work. It's my dispatcher and "office supervisor" who make it hard at the office.
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Unread 01-04-2012, 11:17 PM   #3160
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Ysb, stop driving it like you stole it!!
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Unread 01-04-2012, 11:40 PM   #3161
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I've heard of leaks before, but never heard of anyone snapping a shock piston even when catching air. I always read about people breaking shock mounts before shocks. I really didn't think I would have to worry about anything with a $100 shock.
Doesn't much matter what you've heard or seen..because it obviously DOES happen...it just happened to YOU. don't know what else proof you need haha
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Unread 01-04-2012, 11:42 PM   #3162
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Ysb, isn't that the same corner that was broken before? Either odd coincidence or something's up with that corner?
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Unread 01-04-2012, 11:50 PM   #3163
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Lol! It's not my WORK... It's the people that work in my office, that and customers who blame me for their home warranty company not covering all costs with a plumbing repair. I love my career dont get me wrong, it's sometimes I need to vent/scream cuz of inconsiderate people. Cant do it with my wife cuz she is the office manager where I work. It's my dispatcher and "office supervisor" who make it hard at the office.
Just remember what I always say. 'Customers suck'
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Well it ain't just the smoke and the traffic jam that makes me the bitter fool I am But this four-wheel buggy is A-dollaring me to death.
For gas and oils and fluids and grease, And wires and tires and anti freeze....And them accessories, Well honey, that's something else!
Well I figured it up and over a period of time, This four thousand dollar car of mine, Cost fourteen thousand dollars And ninety-nine cents, well now!
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Unread 01-05-2012, 01:36 AM   #3164
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Unread 01-05-2012, 08:32 AM   #3165
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I'm assuming all the bolts and stuff were still on and nothing fell off hardware wise right?

Already mentioned but first thing I thought of was wrong length shock. With a tape measure you could figure out if you have the right one. I could try to explain how to measure but a quick sketch on a piece of paper would go a million miles further then my words...

2nd would be you got bad luck and got the one crappy built one.

Even running the jeep into the abuse category a shock really shouldn't fail like that if it's the right lengths. On compression it shouldn't bottom out cause the bumpstops should stop it before it does. If you leave the ground jumping it, the rebound valving should slow the drooping axle enough that when the shock fully extends it doesn't rip the piston right off the end. The shocks are used as droop limiters and therefore they're built to withstand the sudden stop when they fully extend. Only way I've seen shocks legitimately snap like that are from hydrolock which is usually on race shocks where someone rebuilds them and puts too much oil in them. Or whatever they're mounted to fails basically and they get ripped off the vehicle.

My gut feeling assuming all else is good on your jeep and you're sure it's the right length is you just got a bad luck one...
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