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post #1 of 83 (permalink) Old 06-29-2008, 12:51 AM Thread Starter
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If your are gonna break, Break Big

Phunkeydude has a really sharp Commander. It has huge tires, a 4" Superlift, and all kinds of goodies. I think it is the nicest Commander I have seen and he is a good guy.

Now having said that, Guess who broke down on the trail today.

Now I like to tell stories and some of them are true.

Maybe it was the wheelies he was doing on the slick rock ledges.
Maybe it was running over that Pink Jeep like he was in a Monster truck show.
Maybe it was just Karma for getting lost a couple of times.

However, I like to think that he was showing his young son how to overcome a problem and rescue himself and his son from a difficult situation.

He did manage to break down in a intersection of two major trails and completely block both trails. We had Pink Jeeps and Commanders stacked up like 727"s over O"Hara.

But it was not just a simple breakdown, Oh No, Phunkeydude managed to end up with the right front tire laying on the ground next to his Commander with the ball joint in pieces. He and his compadres managed to cobble it back together with a grade 8 bolt, baling wire and duck tape. He eventually made it home and I am sure that he and his son have a tale to tell thier friends.

Picture of His Commander, (around the time he was doing wheelies)



Picture of Phunkeydude, ( He was a good sport after such a stressfull day )


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Second 2007 Jeep Green Limited Leather HEMI QDII VES Uconnect Flowmaster OEM Skids Tow Package

Maybe the two will meet up soon edit: they did , I now have 2,now gave 1 away...and got it back again.

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I think that this might have been the Pink Jeep that he ran over, but I am not sure because they were everywhere like ants at a picnic.

I think I heard him on the CB saying "Your not gonna beat me thru the intersection" and " Biggest Tires has Right of Way"


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Maybe the two will meet up soon edit: they did , I now have 2,now gave 1 away...and got it back again.

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LOL Huey Pilot!!!

This is the wheel that the ball joint failed on later in the day...

And by your look off in the distance, you knew I was asking for trouble.


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Hey, I said some of them are true.

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By the way, if you look closely at that pick above, I have air under the driver's rear tire and under the passenger's front tire...

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I could not understand why the group kept making me go first on everything...



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I think that guy with the camera in your New Mexican Wheelie shot, (front right and left rear off the ground) might have been sabotaging your ball joint.

Also, There is no way we were going to follow you over that cliff...lol

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I think that guy with the camera in your New Mexico Wheelie shot, (front right and left rear off the ground) might have been sabotaging your ball joint.

Also, There is no way we were going to follow you over that cliff...lol
Ya know, that was OldMac with the camera. He kept saying go back, now forward, now back, ok forward. And then as I recall, he was the first to the scene with his camera to capture pics of the damage he caused.

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What, no broke down pics?
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How I got off the trail after the ball joint separated:


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