Last winter I broke a bracket off my axle because I had a huge amount of ice build up around my suspension parts and there was no flex so something had to give. What I am needing to know is, is there any trick or tip you could give me to stop or at least slow down the ice build up around all those control arms, shocks and coils so I don't break another part?
Not too much you can do. If you WD40 the heck out of it that will help prevent some of the water from sticking on but it certainly isn't a cure.
Only real answer is to make sure you periodically crawl under there and knock ice off.
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Last winter we had a major snow/ice storm at Christmas and I was out pullin people out of the bar ditches and fields and had to take wife to work. So running up and down the highway it built up to about the size of a volleyball around the area of the axle/shocks/coil/rear control arms.
I drove 24/7 in the 2 snow storms we had last year in Philly pullin people out of stuff climbing the snow plow mounds at the malls all day trips in the woods etc and never broke anything. maybe every once and a while u need to flex the suspension and it will knock itself off
What I had to do for my plants back when I lived the the parents (In south ga) when the two freezes a year hit, was to throw a tarp over them and put a space heater in their. It works really well to keep it warm. But I guess you could only do that when you are parked at your place.
85 CJ-7: 2 inch body lift, Weber Carb, 33 inch tires
If this happens again I would like to see some picture... I never had an issue with it.. but it could be our new england vehicles are layered with so much salt... damn salt
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