We live next to the Gifford Pinchot National Forest and did a 34 mile logging road up and over a near by mountain. Took 5 hours including a lunch break. Nice laid back day.
Yup. Had the front panhard break once, too. Not the bracket that time, the TRE on the crappy BDS trackbar I was running at the time broke. That was an interesting experience getting out of where I was when that happened too .That red dust looks very familiar. The trackbars (front and rear) are under a ton of loading when the suspension is flexed. I've had problems with both.
I thought pretty hard about going double shear on it, but decided not to. Glad I did, it's worked out well, with no muss or fuss. I'm sure a double shear could be packaged to not lose any uptravel with the low lift on the Jeep, but it would have been more fabrication project than I'm up for by myself. Any of the prefabbed weld on brackets I've seen would take away uptravel I'm not wanting to lose from the setup.Single shear ...ya need to fix that!
That's too bad. Hopefully he is not in one of the mines he explores, if he is he likely does not smell anymore, and some small animals may have had a meal or two, not unless he happened upon a mine with a dragon, then he would have been a morsel of food, and the dragon is still hungry and likely annoyed since he was all gristle.Unfortunately I can't find an email for Mr. Way West.