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Whoops!! Bent my leaf spring

Discussion in 'WHOOPS!!' started by Rick, September 20, 2002.

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    1. Rick

      Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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      Whoops!! Bent my leaf spring and busted my driveshaft

      :rolleyes: [​IMG]

      :rolleyes: [​IMG]
       
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    3. Positive Vibes

      Positive Vibes Elite Explorer

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      How the hell did you do that?
       
    4. Rick

      Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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      Not exactly sure. I thought it happened at the same time I broke the driveshaft, but after looking at the video I don't think that was it.
       
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      Dannyboy Other Make & Models Mod Elite Explorer Moderator Emeritus

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      Rick
      How the heck do you have 13 leaves in your spring pack???? Also how much is stock and what have you added while still being able to flex?
       
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      And the collection grows.....

      Hey that U joint is still good! hahahahaha!!!

      The Rancho lift springs for an Explorer I have seen look very familiar to those.......
      You can have mine! hahahahaha They are 4 door Explorer springs with the short and long Stupidlift ad a leafs in them......

      My 4" Skyjackers go on soon...
       
    7. Rick

      Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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      LOL, none of them are stock. It's a spring pack made by National. They use a ton of thin leaves which gives you good flex, and good ride quality.

      This pack was originally on Paul Bredehofts Explorer as a 5.5" spring under axle setup. I took out 3 leaves (yep I actually took some out) and use it as a SOA on my truck. They were a bit sagged out and not producing 5.5" for Paul anymore, that's why he gave them to me. I have no clue what my actual lift is now. I would have to measure the frame against a stock Explorer.
       
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      You stillhave a frame? hahahahaha Just kidding....
      How many driveshafts is that now?
       
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      Rick, that looks almost exactly like where I bent mine, and I'm not sure where I bent mine either... it was after the zimmerman mod though.
       
    10. Rick

      Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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      That makes one busted yoke, one busted u-joint, one busted flange and one bent shaft.
       
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      Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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      Oh BTW, I had them replace the the 1310 with a 1350. Bigger, beefier:D
       
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      Yes mine have been "upgraded as well, both front and rear shafts are custom and use 1350 Spicers. No problems to date, they appearto be tough as nails, especially on a BII, I have beat the crapola out of them and nothing happens (so far). :)
       
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      Rick,
      Where's the video? You convert it yet? I want to see the carnage in action..

      ~Mark
       
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      So I guess this means its time to 4-link the rear?
       
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      I have seen the video and OH MY GOD it is loud!
       
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      Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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      LOL, that vid is kinda funny!

      Go Baby SNAP! ......ohhhhhhhh







      (sh!t)
       
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      Gotta love it!!!!!

      Carnage is a good thing.:D
       
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      It just goes to show that even the Great Pumpkin isn't bulletproof......yet:D That video is classic though, short and sweet.
       
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      where is the video of the driveshaft breaking?
       
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      LOL i just watched that video like 35 times in a row...

      " GO baby! S N A P!!! oooohh.... shi-"
       
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      lol... man the u joint doesnt exacly look brand new rick... lol
       
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      Looks like the shaft busted when you rocked backwards under power. Could the axle have wrapped enough to bend those springs at that same time? Just curious.
       
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      Great Editing, Guys!

      :D Sorry, my friend... but that is funny. If you had included a few more seconds leading up to the event and then the afterwards realization of the cost involved; then it would have been presented as a regretable catastrophe....

      But to hear "go baby,.... oh $h!t" and then the immediate end of video while you are breaking apart doing the doggy-hump is hilarious. :roll: :bounce:

      Hope you can afford it :D

      And you have my permission to laugh at me the next time I break (as long as mine cost less than yours :D )

      Stuff like this needs to be included on future Explorer4x4.com films as tragic-comic relief.
       
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      Wasn't so bad. Total cost of repair was $180. The aftermath just consisted of my winch line being pulled up the hill to a waiting Land Cruiser. I never got out of the truck. The grade was too steep.
       

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