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4-Wheel & Off-Road
6420 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048-5515
Mess Of The Month
After adding a little more lift to the rear of my Jeep, I went out for a quick shakedown run. I thought my shocks were limiting my travel so I temporarily removed them, and while I was under my Cherokee, I somehow didn't notice that I had a broken shackle. Soon I was stuck nose-down in this rut with my spring completely disconnected and my driveshaft toast!
I found out the hard way how loose decomposed granite really is! Lucky for me there was a tree that I could hook a strap onto so my vehicle wouldn't fall off the mountain while I went to find someone with a winch that could help me back onto the trail.
After enlisting the help of two 1-ton dozers, we where able to break the truck free!
Zack T. Jackson