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WK trail users

Anyone have this happen to your WK?

This is in the driver door frame. I do tend to 3 wheel a bit - so I put some stress on the subframe. I'm hoping it doesn't get any worse!
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Old 06-25-2012, 10:38 PM
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Re: WK trail users

That looks like some serious stress.
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Re: WK trail users

I have seen some of your pictures though and you do seem to go pretty hard. So not as surprised about the stress. Love the build btw.
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DUDE! Is that seriously from frame twist? It didn't get whacked or anything else? I may have to move the roll cage higher up on my list!!!
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I think it's from too much 3 and 2 wheeling. My style is very controlled, not a lot of speed, the stress is not from hard hits. The subframe underneath that area is straight, there's some scrapes on the rock rails, but no evidence of a heavy hit. I think it's just stress from getting crossed up on obstacles like the Golden Crack. I didn't see any other (non-stock) bends.

Really weird that's the only stress evidence I can see.
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Old 06-25-2012, 11:56 PM
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Man that sounds like most of the wheeling I do! I need to start looking into strengthening this unibody stat!
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Re: WK trail users

WHOA! That is not good! I just had to go and check mine, and not even a stress mark in the paint. How did you do that!!!! Are the doors still opening and closing ok?

Ive spent at least half of my wheeling on 2 wheels, so its going to be something ill have to keep a close eye on.

No cages for me while is still registered for me down here Nathan, would block the curtain airbags :-(.

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Re: WK trail users

Actually on reflection, i have the solution.

























LA rear, and SFA LA front pro rock D44.

Flex issues solved.
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Well Dave lucky for me I don't have curtain air bags. And you know that even after those mods you will still stress the frame. With a better suspension that just means you can wheel harder trails, which you know you would do
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I'm now thinking this was due to an impact. I ran Wheeler Lake on Sunday and hit a large rock with my front suspension. The hit was so hard, at round 5 mph, that it stopped forward momentum (and scared the crap out of me)! The suspension took the hit well (not that I want to ever try that again), but the force had to go somewhere - I think that force found a weak spot in front of my driver's side B pillar.
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