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Buggy's broken tie rod.....full roll of electrical tape, wrench, pliers....w/pics

So I ended up busting an outer tie rod in the dunes and had to get the buggy back to camp.

One full roll of electrical tape, crescent wrench, pliers, tie down strap and more electrical tape later.... WE got it back, my mess intact.

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Damn!! that is nice!!!

You gave me some good ideas for the next time we break something way out!
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Zip ties are also good to use for splints.
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Wow umm.. gives new meaning to using your tools to fix things eh?

I thought you used the wrench on something.. not actually like.. USED it! haha
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lol.. ghetto rig ftw!
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nice work macgyver
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thats what i call using your resources!
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Nice fix!

So how bad is the damage? Just outer tie rod?
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ha awesome. if that was duct tape you wouldnt even have to get the tie rod fixed
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HAHAHA nice, Mickey Mouse would be proud.
Seriously it's looks like a good temp fix.
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hahahaha....... nice!!!

A little off topic but its been bothering me for the longest time and i hate to sound dumb but what does ""FTW"" mean?
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hahahaha....... nice!!!

A little off topic but its been bothering me for the longest time and i hate to sound dumb but what does ""FTW"" mean?
For The Win! Nice Alon lol
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Nice fix!

So how bad is the damage? Just outer tie rod?
Outer tie rod, bent spindle, broken crank pulley....ya... you heard that right.

New crank pulley goes on this week, gotta find a new spindle and order up a few more tie rods.
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Quit crashing and learn to drive you buttfor!

(I already accept whatever comments you have for me, haha.)
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Quit crashing and learn to drive you buttfor!

(I already accept whatever comments you have for me, haha.)
.........You've already heard my comments... just tell yourself a few of those and call it a day.

Next time i take it out I promise to go easy and i'll try and keep it in one piece for more than a few hours.
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Indeed!
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Next time i take it out I promise to go easy.
Bah, where's the fun in that!
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Next time i take it out I promise to go easy and i'll try and keep it in one piece for more than a few hours.
breaking things is just an excuse to make them stronger, so go ***** out until you have an indestructible buggy
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so have you had an outing where you didnt break anything...other than the easy break in at Gorman....

was this up at pismo?
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Haha... these thread makes me happy. That fix is glorious.
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so have you had an outing where you didnt break anything...other than the easy break in at Gorman....

was this up at pismo?
Yes... pismo

And the only time nothing broke was gorman. One of these days the front end is getting air shocks, rack and pinion steering and upgraded spindles, but that will probably run me into the 2g's for just the front end... so for now, stock replacement parts go back on and i'll be running again for under 100
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Next time i take it out I promise to go easy and i'll try and keep it in one piece for more than a few hours.
i'm sure.. thats what i always say

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Bah, where's the fun in that!
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i'm sure.. thats what i always say



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Next time I go out I think it will be for my 21st....which means parents/brothers might be going, and they are all going to want rides. I cant break it the first few hours out there....

But I tell myself i'll take it easy every time I go out... and you know how that is
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But I tell myself i'll take it easy every time I go out... and you know how that is
i know EXACTLY how it is
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