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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-03-2001, 08:04 PM Thread Starter
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Doug 97TJ got a write-up

Just saw it on Rockcrawler.com. Not the best way to get one but still. We haven't heard much from him lately. So hows she coming Doug?
If you hadn't heard or seen the carnage you can read it here.
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Ouch, that looked like a nasty roll.
Im glad he was OK.
I forget what kind of Roll Cage he had, but it doesnt look like it held up very well at the windshield. But again at least he wasnt hurt.
Hey the CB Rack held up fairly well

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HOLY CRAP Glad he`s alright !! Man thats some end over ender !! No wonder we haven`t heard Doug lately .

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I emailed Doug a little after the roll... and he's OK. The bad news is that the Jeep took a beatin' but the good news is that his CBRack held up just fine. He only wishes he could credit it with saving his life!

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Yeah, we heard about it here right after it happened, glad he's alright. BUT, here is yet ANOTHER testimonial AGAINST using an ARB, his wasn't working properly (surprise, surprise), and that contributed to the catastrophe. I don't want to start the ARB discussion again, but those things are WAY to much trouble, especially for the big bucks and PITA installation. I'll stick with my full time lockers.

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Geezes Brad, dont even start, The ARB didnt cause him to wheelie and loop. If your allpying enough power to wheelie your front end over the top your [email protected] locker isnt gonna help. Maybe it was a crappy install that caused the problem, who the hell knows. My ARBs have never caused me to loop my Rig, maybe it was the coil springs.
Dont try use very lame chance to promote every cause your championing.

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REad the article Jeff. He wasn't getting traction properly up front, he blamed the ARBs, seems to me from reading that that it was a contributing factor in the roll. And I think I've seen enough ARBs with problems to know where not to go, and that is the one place. And Jeff, have a nice day.

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Re: Doug 97TJ got a write-up

i dunno jeff, while i usually disagree with brad, i thought the same thing when i read the write up...wow.. another here and gone ARB... and i also think he may have been hitting it hardewr due to the lack of front traction... those were my immidiate thoughts... but none of us were there..

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There are quite a few TJs in my club, all of them lifted quite a bit, and every one of them complain of the same thing, on the steep stuff, that front axle starts wrapping and hopping and throws them backward. In fact, one guy is so tired of that behavior he's gonna sell the TJ which he just put a Currie 9" in and go back to a CJ.

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Well guys i dont want to overly critical of anyone, but if your equiptment isnt working propperly and you know it going into a big climb. That is where the problem lies. regaurdless of what brand or type of equiptment or gear you are running, you as the driver have to know when and where your gear is up to the task. Had I read that due to lack of locker in the front caused by an ARB failure,that he was unable to have a productive day on the trail, then that would be one mans testimonial about the inadequacies of that ARB in that particular axle. But when I read that I wasnt getting good traction, and my gear wasnt working proppely, but I tried it anyway, and screwed up, that is one mans testimonial to his decision making, and sounds like just another driver blaming equiptment for an ill fated driver choice. Uhh it wouldnt be the first time gear was blamed for driver error. It sure doesnt sound like a front locker caused rollover, if you read the article and remove your own bias about wanting to blame an ARB. I have seen enough ARB's installed propperly in good axle, in my lifetime to know that they are superb locker with a great reputation.


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