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  • I think i broke something

    I was on my school and there was this big truck that slamed his foot on his breaks, so when avoiding a*ss ending him I turned and in doing so I Went in to a little Ditch going about 60. Which in turn ment I went down one side of it and up the other side of it, causing me to air born with my Jeep. I landed on all 4's. When I opened my door I noticed I dropped a little bit. So third period in school I brought it in to the autoshop and did a quick inspection I noticed all the body lines were not stright any more, my rear sway bar broke in half, and I broke one of the rear shocks what is the problem.

  • #2
    hopefully the body lines thing is just a flexed out unibody. after some driving around see if it gets beter. watch your tire wear.

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    • #3
      When I drove the jeep home I felt like the a*ss end was trying to go to the side of me. My tailgate does not open any more, The taillight is right up againsed it. Same goes for the hood I dont want to pop.

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      • #4
        damn, time to start shopping for another xj, sounds like u messed up the unibody bad. at least u didnt hit the other person. thats always just makes things worse with law suits and all today.

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        • #5
          I have a front end machine can I strighten it.

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          • #6
            My I drove my jeep back to school today and checked it again, My shop teacher said the unibody is fine. He said that the taillight was lose and i shifted. Which Is good. Do you think I should check the rest of the suspension, to see if any thing else is broken besides the rear swaybar and shock.

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            • #7
              i sure would.

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              • #8
                Do you think it will be cheaper to just put a lift kit on my jeep now in stead of fixing the stock suspension.

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                • #9
                  I think I would check everything out VERY well, just buying new springs might not fix anything. You need to figure out whats wrong and make sure everythign is good.

                  Like said above, if the body lines are that bad, I would say your messed up the unibody!! But defenetly check everything out!

                  I would also throw that rear sway bar in the nearest river
                  (ok ok, find a dumpster, it was a joke)

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                  • #10
                    But this is my daily driver. I dont like the body roll. If it was just my weekend basher then that will be a different story.

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                    • #11
                      Did you try it? I ran mine as a DD for 3 years with no REAR sway bar and I didn't notice anything at all!!! I now drive mine on 36s with NO sway bars front or rear and I dont mind it at all.

                      If your going to wheel, you really should pull the rear, you wont notice its gone!

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                      • #12
                        I tried It once, I took a very sharp turn and I could feel the body roll. For right now I am trying to go easy on it. Mind you I eventually want to go all out on It and make it look like a Monster Truck, I mean Jeep.

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                        • #13
                          I dont like the rear sway bar on XJs, I've heard stories of them popping tires. That is the first thing to get removed when my wife gets hers. We took the rear sway bar off of a buddies 93 XJ, never noticed it was gone till it went offroad. I didn't run sway bars on my XJ when it was a daily driver either.

                          Oh yea, I think I'm getting a new edition to the Jeep Family. A 1995 XJ, Forrest Green, 4.0 Auto. I will find out next week, then pics will come. Its bone stock and its getting 3" lift (Hehe Not your typical 3" lift) with 31s on Black steelies. Rocker guards, HD T-Case crossmember and skids. So it will be the wifes daily driver but will occassionaly see light offroad.

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                          • #14
                            I would not get rid of the front swaybar the rear is ok because of the leaf springs. If you get rid of the front swaybar you could roll the XJ over if you were to pitch it side ways and the tires could bite and then over you go. As far as the unibody if your body lines are out of wack more than a 1/4" you probably need to straighten and reinforce with plate steel. Remeber these vehicles are used for dessert racing and can with stand a great beeting if built right. Straighten the body lines by putting a jack under the XJ and jack the body up until the lines get straight, then weld sheets of 3/16 inch steel to the underbody and frame rail looking thing this should help keep the body inline. How you choose to place the jack and reinforce is up to you there are many different ways to do this but all the dessert racers do it over and over agian so I would contact them. OH and dont jump your XJ anymore Instead get full coverage insurance and smash into the person that slammed on there breaks.

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                            • #15
                              i kinda feel like goin out and rippen off my rear sway bar. u can use the rear sway bar end links as BPE's cant ya?

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