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5.7Unlimited 06-03-2009 11:41 PM

Be Carefull with those emergency jacks...
 
First off, holla at Elvis for getting me the invite to this forum.

So I went on a little offroad adventure and got a rock stuck between my backing plate/dustgaurd/whatever its called and my front left brake rotor. I got out the jack, took the wheel off and removed the rock (while not being directly under anything like I NEVER do). I usually always pull the E brake but recently it has become stretched and in need of adjustment so I didn't bother (stupid). the driveway is on a very slight incline and I didn't block the wheels so you knoooow what happened..

http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/m...s/DSCF0317.jpg
http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/m...s/DSCF0315.jpg
http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/m...s/DSCF0316.jpg
First and last time that jack was ever used!

And then of course after I got that all taken care of and the wheel back on, I broke the sh*t out of my locking lugnut:
http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/m.../lugnut001.jpg
http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/m.../lugnut002.jpg

So I will be checking out the local service and parts department very soon...

That was my bad # 178623

p.s. Hello everybody!

Dylans3960ccs 06-03-2009 11:49 PM

Re: Be Carefull with those emergency jacks...
 
welcome to JG.

Robert Palmer 06-03-2009 11:53 PM

Re: Be Carefull with those emergency jacks...
 
Welcome bro!

QBNKID 06-04-2009 12:16 AM

Re: Be Carefull with those emergency jacks...
 
Hello Jeremy, welcome to JG!
I'm glad no one was hurt when the jack failed.
Is that your wheel lock that broke too?
Get yourself a nice hydraulic jack and keep it handy, you never know...

TeamCherokee06 06-04-2009 01:21 AM

Re: Be Carefull with those emergency jacks...
 
Welcome and I don't trust those POS jacks for anything!

B.P.O.D 06-04-2009 08:55 AM

Re: Be Carefull with those emergency jacks...
 
welcome jeremy and wow that seems like it was not fun:)

Marlon_JB2 06-04-2009 09:05 AM

Re: Be Carefull with those emergency jacks...
 
Welcome! Glad nobody was hurt though. I don't trust those stupid jacks either...

DirtyBlackJeepSRT 06-04-2009 09:13 AM

Re: Be Carefull with those emergency jacks...
 
:kewl:

Uh oh. I can just see those on other forums now!

mon_21 06-04-2009 09:43 AM

Re: Be Carefull with those emergency jacks...
 
Never liked using the "widow maker" jacks, used it once and it kinda shifted on me while I was placing the jackstand. Since then I vowed never to use it again. Ever!

ducks unlimited 06-12-2009 09:23 PM

Re: Be Carefull with those emergency jacks...
 
those jack are freaking junk i have the 2 pump style jack i like it


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