What did you do to your jeep today?

Discussion in 'KJ General Discussion' started by TheQ, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. ltd02

    ltd02 Comfortably numb KJ Supporting Member

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    This isn't fixable, it's a pretty good crack. I've fixed chips myself before with great success.
     
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    No more defrost for you. It might help a bit if you do a bullseye repair at the impact point. You've got an "Alaskan windshield".

    I've had 2 windshields replaced over the years by truck owners I chased down after they threw rocks. Both drivers gave me boss's numbers and both paid. No cops involved. My windshields both had golf ball sized dents.

    I tolerate the chips and cracks as long as they're not straight ahead of me or shredding wiper blades. I fix bullseyes and expect cracks anyway.
     
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    engine off, sitting in garage, turning the steering wheel left and right, when I turn left I can hear and feel a large clunk as resistance gets high. turn right and I can less than half the time feel a much more muted clunk. thoughts?
     
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    ltd02 Comfortably numb KJ Supporting Member

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    Are the rack mounting bolts tight?
     
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    that was going to be one of my inspection points soon. everything else is pretty new.
     
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    tommudd Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Having driven a dump truck many a mile for a buddys company on days off I find this hilarious in a way.
    One of the best was a guy who was following way to close for a long time, then passed me and flagged me down
    I pulled over and he is screaming that huge rocks were falling out of my truck and they busted his windshield
    Told he was a dumba** and got back in and went to the shop, him following me
    We get there, his horn blowing, he is yelling , everyone starts looking
    He pulls right up behind me as well
    I raise the bed and not one thing comes out, wasn't hauling anything, just had a new protective liner installed and they clean the bed really well before installing the liner, plus the truck was 2 days old.
    My buddy, the owner, comes out to see whats going on and has a huge laugh as well
    Dumba**** trying to get something for nothing
     
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    Funny! I skipped the tailgating, honking, yelling part.

    First rock came off an oncoming dozer on a trailer. Rock bounced off the road once and seemed to pick up speed. Second rock came off a dump truck tire. He paused fleetingly at his stop sign and pulled out in front of me. I pulled out to pass, his left blinker came on and the rock flew so I turned left into the gravel yard with him.

    Caught a bullseye on my Opel GT's new windshield out in the country with no traffic in sight. Still a mystery...
     
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    tommudd Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Caught one about 3 months ago from a JK Wrangler with no flares,
    he had just pulled out onto the road heading towards me ,
    I seen it coming, I ducked,................my windshield didn't follow my lead
     
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    dashcams.

    Without one, you are fighting an uphill battle in MANY cases like this.

    With one, this is a slam dunk and there is no debate whatsoever.

    Of course the theory is that most companies will just pay to make it disappear because a new windshield is what, $300 at most? The owners at most contractors would rather make it disappear than deal with it because even an hour of their time (plus the lawyers) is worth that much and then some.
     
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    Bought her a new set of Jumper cables. Went w/20ft 4ga so someone could jump me from behind if need be.
     
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    Must be different where you live, most owner-ops and companies around here hate to be pushed into something
    after all no matter what its money coming out of there pocket
    unless you have proof, well I would of fought it when I was an owner -op
    this happens all to much people trying to get something for nothing
     
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    [​IMG]

    I mean, unless you're into that kind of thing. I'm not going to judge.
     
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    Similar what happened to me with the KJ, also didn't help it was stupidly cold as in -20 outside. Night time heading home on the interstate vehicle ahead of me was maybe 20 yards at most and all I heard was ''CEEEERACK" after a light ''thud'' like a snowball hit the windshield and saw the whole windshield from driver to passenger side at the bottom was cracked all the away across. Second time Safelite said they probably didn't install it well enough, I was driving on the interstate heading to work hit a bump and ''CERRACK'' again on the passenger side half way up, a rather large crack instantly formed.
     
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    I ducked too, didn't help.
     
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    Ordered some lower control arm clevis bushings.
     
  16. ltd02

    ltd02 Comfortably numb KJ Supporting Member

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    Passed emissions.
     
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    {snicker} Maybe try a little Alka-Seltzer...?
     
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    ltd02 Comfortably numb KJ Supporting Member

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    I was expecting that but geez you are quick... :D
     
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    I thought that's what Gas-X was for or Beano.
     
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    Never buying another Jeep product again!!!!!
    Had to replace the rear u-joint after only 138,000 miles and 16 years
    Terrible , just terrible wonder if they will warranty it for me ? LOL
    Just happy I keep them in stock , long walk to town
     
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