Transmission crossmember+Tree Stump! Pics - JeepForum.com
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 22 Old 10-20-2013, 06:36 PM Thread Starter
Mfrancis
Registered User
2014 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Jacksonville
Posts: 220
Transmission crossmember+Tree Stump! Pics

I hit a tree stump that jumped out of nowhere. It hit the transmission crossmember just right. Crazy how it just missed the exhaust. These pics are from the driver side looking to passenger.
[ATTACH][ATTACH][ATTACH]Name:  DSC01128 (800x600).jpg
Views: 632
Size:  263.4 KB[/ATTACH][/ATTACH][/ATTACH]

This is the rubber pad connecting to the transmission. A little out of whack, but still intact.
Name:  DSC01130 (800x600).jpg
Views: 628
Size:  225.4 KB

This is the front of the skid plate bent completely over the bolt that attaches in the front.
Name:  DSC01131 (800x600).jpg
Views: 631
Size:  252.5 KB

Nothing else is damaged other than the skid plate and the crossmember itself. It looks pretty easy to disassemble to put a new one on, mopar.com says $377. The lift fund takes another hit

Attached Images
     

Black 2014 JKU Sport S, 6 speed manual, 3.73 rear end, 2.5" AEV Dualsport XT w/ Bilstein 5100s, 255/75/17 Goodyear Wrangler A/T, Rubicon rock rails, front grill mesh mod, Jeep door sill guards, matte black Jeep grill emblem, matte black exhaust, Synrgy upper and lower bolt swap(highly recommend), tires pending...
Mfrancis is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 22 Old 10-20-2013, 06:45 PM
brianjw
Registered User
2012 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Hillsboro
Posts: 1,366
Poison spyder makes a heavy duty crossmember. My 2013 crossmember is a little "tacoed" from rocks too. Surprisingly the skid plate held up but the crossmember is bent.
brianjw is offline  
post #3 of 22 Old 10-20-2013, 06:46 PM
brianjw
Registered User
2012 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Hillsboro
Posts: 1,366
Also, damaging anything stock is the best reason ever to upgrade to quality aftermarket stuff. Sometimes I intentionally do this and show my wife "look, see that?! I have to buy stronger parts!"
brianjw is offline  
post #4 of 22 Old 10-20-2013, 07:00 PM Thread Starter
Mfrancis
Registered User
2014 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Jacksonville
Posts: 220
I haven't gotten that far to look into HD ones, good info. I hit it just right, looks like it was almost designed to crumple that easy.

Black 2014 JKU Sport S, 6 speed manual, 3.73 rear end, 2.5" AEV Dualsport XT w/ Bilstein 5100s, 255/75/17 Goodyear Wrangler A/T, Rubicon rock rails, front grill mesh mod, Jeep door sill guards, matte black Jeep grill emblem, matte black exhaust, Synrgy upper and lower bolt swap(highly recommend), tires pending...
Mfrancis is offline  
post #5 of 22 Old 10-20-2013, 07:04 PM
awinski
Registered User
2012 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Gap
Posts: 2,961
same thing happened to my four door. ran it for months after without any problems haha

The ONLY chlorophyll JK
one more horse power than the average pentastar; http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/p...-build-2157673
twitter/IG - @Becauseracejeep
awinski is offline  
post #6 of 22 Old 10-20-2013, 07:12 PM
1222
Make mine a Jeep!
 
1222's Avatar
2012 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Henderson
Posts: 13,239
Well Iíd say you were very lucky if you can call it that, being that you didnít take out your exhaust too; must have been one hell of a jolt to say the least.
1222 is offline  
post #7 of 22 Old 10-20-2013, 08:04 PM
SubAtomicGenius
Registered User
2011 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 3,008
Stock crossmembers are POS, any HD series are great. Only disadvantage is the stock chassis mounts are still flimsy when using an aftermarket crossmember.
SubAtomicGenius is offline  
post #8 of 22 Old 10-21-2013, 08:57 AM
jay1335
Registered User
1996 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: new york
Posts: 404
You are lucky you didn't crumble your tcase!! Had a stump do the same thing to an xj I had but I destroyed my tcase. Def upgrade to a stronger cross member. It will offer more strength and more coverage. That'll be one of my next mods on my 13 jk.
jay1335 is offline  
post #9 of 22 Old 10-21-2013, 09:17 PM
73azbronco
Registered User
2013 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: scottsdale
Posts: 650
Kudos for missing the exhaust pipe, if it was me, I would have taco'd the exhaust, and missed the crossmember.
73azbronco is offline  
post #10 of 22 Old 10-22-2013, 11:28 AM
SoK66
Registered User
2009 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Durango
Posts: 1,434
When I went to a long arm suspension I had to get rid of the Synergy main skid I had installed previously. Since I had the Synergy oil pan/trans & t-case skids I opted for their "budget center piece and used aPoison Spyder crossmemeber. Whole thing fit together perfectly and the crossmember is bulletproof.
SoK66 is offline  
post #11 of 22 Old 10-22-2013, 11:10 PM
brianjw
Registered User
2012 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Hillsboro
Posts: 1,366
Quote:
Originally Posted by SoK66
When I went to a long arm suspension I had to get rid of the Synergy main skid I had installed previously. Since I had the Synergy oil pan/trans & t-case skids I opted for their "budget center piece and used aPoison Spyder crossmemeber. Whole thing fit together perfectly and the crossmember is bulletproof.
Synergy has a center skid with a heavy duty cross member all in one. It looks great in pictures but I haven't a clue how you service your aftermarket drive shafts with it. The skid doesn't separate from the crossmember!
brianjw is offline  
post #12 of 22 Old 10-26-2013, 08:03 PM
SoK66
Registered User
2009 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Durango
Posts: 1,434
That's the one I was refering to. it wouldn't work with a TF long arm without serious modification, so I replaxed it with a PSC crossmember and the Synergy "budget" center skid.

Jeeps: Where my 401(k) went to die!
SoK66 is offline  
post #13 of 22 Old 10-26-2013, 08:07 PM
HappyTrails
Registered Voter w/ID
 
HappyTrails's Avatar
2008 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: West Georgia
Posts: 2,893
Yeah, you were lucky it didn't take out the exhaust pipe (good reason to always carry a hack saw, btw). I bet that was one helluva jolt!
A little duct tape and it'll be as good as new/stock.

2008 2-dr Rubicon, auto,
RK 2.5" Max Travel, Rancho 9000XL shocks, 37" Nittos, 5.38's, RR skids, Warn VR8000-S.
RIPP Gen 2 Stg 2 Supercharger.
Political Correctness offends me.
HappyTrails is offline  
post #14 of 22 Old 10-26-2013, 09:11 PM
222Doc
Registered User
2012 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Lake Havasu City
Posts: 5,715
Go with a flat belly and ditch that cross member. That is what I am hopping to get done in the next year. Jk's have a lot of belly up that can be done its just so freeking expensive. But that way nothing is below frame.

http://www.parker4wheelers.net
www.bullhead4wheelersinc.com
222Doc is offline  
post #15 of 22 Old 10-27-2013, 07:55 AM Thread Starter
Mfrancis
Registered User
2014 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Jacksonville
Posts: 220
Is there any way to tighten up all the low hanging exhaust?

Black 2014 JKU Sport S, 6 speed manual, 3.73 rear end, 2.5" AEV Dualsport XT w/ Bilstein 5100s, 255/75/17 Goodyear Wrangler A/T, Rubicon rock rails, front grill mesh mod, Jeep door sill guards, matte black Jeep grill emblem, matte black exhaust, Synrgy upper and lower bolt swap(highly recommend), tires pending...
Mfrancis is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome