Jeep Cherokee Talk banner

1 - 20 of 24 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
474 Posts
Discussion Starter #1

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,629 Posts
I saw a still shot of this on NAXJA. If memory serves it was a Rusty's part that failed and caused this issue, or at least that was what was in the post.

First time seeing the video though.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
324 Posts
Yep... the owner used parts that were WAY out of spec and got burnt because of it.

It was actually the TRE that failed. Who made that we don't know...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
642 Posts
Duuude! That is some serious carnage! Must have been one wild ride. Makes me glad i'm about to upgrade to 1 Ton TRE's
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
330 Posts
Keep in mind Rustys DOES NOT make the TRE. So to blame Rustys is a stretch. If you have a large amount of lift, and attempt to really flex it out a TRE will only pivot so far. So I kinda hold the owner somewhat to blame for even having a track bar with a TRE.

I bent the TRE on my Rusty's track bar first time out. I replaced it with his HD mount and track bar end. Problem solved.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,234 Posts
I also saw that on naxja, another reason why I will not run rustys.
i have been running rustys for almost 2 years and you have seen how i wheel...so...is not rustys...is just bad luck:thumbsup:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
642 Posts
Ok, just for the record, I was just joking about the no Rusty's parts for me. I don't currently have any Rusty's parts on my jeep, but as for just about everything i'm sure there's good parts and not-so-good parts ;)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
330 Posts
cant blame rusty's

looks like a RE long arm to me!!! so why would he have a rusty's track bar???

and in those corner how does everybody know his tire didnt fall off sending him rolling, breaking the bar.

I have and always will run rusty's!!!!!!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,234 Posts
i mean i could say rusty sucks...but just because i jumped the front of my xj about 5 feet and landed really hard...the track bar broke..does it mean it sucks? no it means i have a lead foot! :D
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,234 Posts
Im surprised that more damage wasnt done.
i said the same thing...back then i was running 31s...so...it wasnt that much stress on the axle or parts...and the track bar was the tie rod one...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,234 Posts
Did you learn your lesson :D
oh yeah....next time i need to jump higger :rofl:


haha jk...i guess this is why lockers,good flex and good tires are better...less need to drive like a maniac....
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
412 Posts
and in those corner how does everybody know his tire didnt fall off sending him rolling, breaking the bar.

As shitty as steel rims are, they do NOT fail like that in normal circumstances. If the lugs loosen (which you can plainly see all 5 are still on the axle) the holes will be beat into an oval shape by the studs - then the studs will fail or the tire/rim will depart prior to that. It will leave the rim mostly intact, save the distorted mounting holes. This rim failed from a single MASSIVE overload - the tearing from the mounting holes is in one direction only and removed a good section of the rim. There is NO WAY you could generate the force to do that by simply turning a corner. My guess is it hit hard after rolling on that tire; a single massive overload resulting in an instant failure.


If that TRE was installed wrong or not, I won't really comment. AFAIK, it might well be considered acceptable to have that many threads showing, providing he still has full engagement of the threads in the panhard bar. I wouldn't do it like that, personally, but I also wouldn't run half the stuff that comes in 'lift kits'.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,178 Posts
As shitty as steel rims are, they do NOT fail like that in normal circumstances. If the lugs loosen (which you can plainly see all 5 are still on the axle) the holes will be beat into an oval shape by the studs - then the studs will fail or the tire/rim will depart prior to that. It will leave the rim mostly intact, save the distorted mounting holes. This rim failed from a single MASSIVE overload - the tearing from the mounting holes is in one direction only and removed a good section of the rim. There is NO WAY you could generate the force to do that by simply turning a corner. My guess is it hit hard after rolling on that tire; a single massive overload resulting in an instant failure.


If that TRE was installed wrong or not, I won't really comment. AFAIK, it might well be considered acceptable to have that many threads showing, providing he still has full engagement of the threads in the panhard bar. I wouldn't do it like that, personally, but I also wouldn't run half the stuff that comes in 'lift kits'.
True story, most "kits" are sub par IMO.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,363 Posts
I have also seen this whole vid before and it is indeed a Rustys trackbar. Someone commented that his kit was a RE and the trackbar should be too. I have a RE kit and a JKS trackbar. You can and do mix parts from different sources.
The bar itself was intact but a weld had broken IIRC and the TRE was still in place, but bent.

 

·
Banned
Joined
·
851 Posts
I also followed that over on Pirate when it was first posted. It was Rusty's but from what i remember of it Rusty's got involved with the whole deal to find the problem. And it wasn't there part's fault it was alot of things, if I remember right the track bar was for a 4" lift and the guy was using it on like 6.5" of lift.. I'd have to really did to find all the info.

But you can't blame Rusty's, alot of the parts that have failed(in the past not in the last 3 years) were not built by Rusty's just sold by him. And from what I've used and know of Rusty's I'd trust his stuff with out a second thought..
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
412 Posts
But you can't blame Rusty's, alot of the parts that have failed(in the past not in the last 3 years) were not built by Rusty's just sold by him. And from what I've used and know of Rusty's I'd trust his stuff with out a second thought..

And that makes it okay? So, he can sell a bad part as his own, as long as he didn't actually make it?
 
1 - 20 of 24 Posts
Top