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Old 06-24-2008, 03:09 PM
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How about a thread with pics of damage suffered at Rubithon '08? I think the folks that weren't able to attend would find the results interesting, informative and perhaps surprising. Prior to the event, I imagined there would be carnage of major porportion and that proved to be an incorrect line of thinking as the Rising Sun entrants proved to be more than able to represent the club as being a trail ready crew. My hat is off to those that kicked ass on the run!
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Old 06-24-2008, 03:16 PM
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Ok,
I will have to go take pictures later

I broke front swaybar at drivers side (broke off axle) - I removed it so the other side wouldn't break and take out the brakes

I broke the link in the passenger side rear swaybar. I left the swaybar installed

I have a few small paint scratches with no dents. Mostly in the molding

A rock jammed against my door molding and popped it off. No metal dent and all I have to do is replace the clips and it will go back on.

Lots of scraps on the underside. Slee Scid plate did its job

Right side Slee slider has big ding from hitting a rock but did not bend. Very stout product and shows the quality of Christo's work.

I am not counting the AC problem as that happened in Wyoming.

I plan on washing it in the next few days and giving it a good inspection, I may have more small stuff but a cursoray look showed everything else looked good.

I went expecting more damage (otherwise why go) and am pleased how the truck handled and how well I came out of it.
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Old 06-24-2008, 09:44 PM
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Did a more detailed inspection and found some other stuff

First front Swaybar, broken at the mount to the axle

Rear Swaybar link snapped

Drive shaft slightly stripped
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Old 06-24-2008, 09:48 PM
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Drivers side seems to have no body damage,maybe a scratch that may or not have been there

Passenger side rear door bumped a rock in the molding with no sheet metal breakage. Snapped a plastic rteainer on the inside of the molding that holds it on. I am fixing the clip back on with JDweld tonight and bought all new fastners to re-attach to door. Should come out fine

Rear flare scratchedwith a few paint scratches in the body from Cadillac hill where you get real tippy.

No big deal in the body damage department. I'll put the door cladding back on and it will look fine
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ok, I'll go...
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Old 06-24-2008, 09:52 PM
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The armor took some dings, but thats why we buy it. Nothing major

The one item that concerns me is that the inspection showed a lot of oil along the entire underside of the body from the diff back.

Checked the diff fluid and I was down 1.5 qts from when I left.

The spread of the oil looks like possibly pinion seal as its on the top and bottom of the diff on the rear side, plus above the front drive shaft along the body.

Cleaned it up and refilled fluid and let it drip to see if its from the bottom. Then I'll take it for a drive and see.

All in all, not too bad and I have no regrets.
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I got this one...
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Rising Sun did an excellent job. Amazing how well everyone did. The carnage was relatively minor.
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Sorry Cheese, had to do it
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I think Cadallac Hill did more damage to us then anything else
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