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QBNKID 09-04-2009 11:55 PM

I broke tonight at the track...
 
With my wife's '02 WJ
The plug that holds the throttle cable broke as I stomped on it coming off the line. Walter the announcer said "Oh oh... Mario's wife ain't going to be happy when she finds out...." :D
Luckily I was able to drive it back to the pits and fix it there.
I asked a guy that had a trailer with a race car if he had anything to hold that cable in place and his son that was about 8 yrs old said "Why not use wire ties?" So I took the wire ties and it worked :). I came back and gave the kid $20 and he got super happy.
His father said, "The only way we'll know if it's going to work is if it goes down the track", so I did... I had not much feel for the pedal and probably didn't even go full throttle but still I ran a 16.1. :)
Those guys were very helpful, they even told me that if it brakes again and we couldn't fix it again they would tow me back home.
That was my only run, I didn't wanted to put any more stress on the quick fix and came home right after, and it held great throughout the whole trip.
So I'll be calling Peter at justforjeeps tomorrow to order that part.
Here's the pictures of what broke and the wire tie fix.

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e3...c/IMG_0740.jpg

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e3...c/IMG_0741.jpg

Chaoul1 09-05-2009 12:21 AM

Re: I broke tonight at the track...
 
YIKES! Thank God the WJ is alright!

QBNKID 09-05-2009 12:28 AM

Re: I broke tonight at the track...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Chaoul1 (Post 57413)
YIKES! Thank God the WJ is alright!

Yeah bro... Thank God the jeep is fine, that looks like an easy fix.
And I'm glad it happened to me like that and not in the streets or when my wife drives it.

Chaoul1 09-05-2009 12:31 AM

Re: I broke tonight at the track...
 
True.

pjs1965 09-05-2009 12:42 AM

Re: I broke tonight at the track...
 
You didn't bring the SRT8?

B.P.O.D 09-08-2009 10:31 AM

Re: I broke tonight at the track...
 
good to hear the truck made it home:)

White WK Swagga 09-08-2009 10:38 AM

Re: I broke tonight at the track...
 
That sucks. I would just fix it and not even tell her about it. LOL


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