Shortly after I got my YJ shackle reversal installed, I was out playing on the sand dunes and accidentally flew off a dune because the low contrast of the sand on a foggy day looked deceptive. I wound up flying about as high and far as in those pictures, and I sure wished someone could have caught it on film. I'd jumped my Samurai many times in the past, but never had such a tremendous landing as that one. I did a triple-bounce when I landed, leaving quite some interesting tracks in the sand. I immediately got out to check to see if I'd bent my axle housings, but thankfully the long-travel suspension and trussed housings did the trick and prevented any damage.
When Rick Rogers from Mild to Wild Suzukis built his Tuff Truck Samurai, he found that no amount of trussing could prevent the front axle housing from bending on all those jumps. He wound up building his own dead front axle out of some real heavy-guage tubing when he converted it to 2wd for the races. But with trussing, his hybrid Samurai/Sidekick rear axle didn't have a problem bending.