How many field fixes does it take to get a JK through Pritchett Canyon at EJS 2016 Day 5 Photo Gallery
This trail will definitely expose the weak links in any vehicle
Christian Hazel –
Mar 24, 2016
Photo 1/14 | 010 JK Trail Fix On Pritchett | Sean’s Jeep was running an early prototype steering tie rod that he never swapped out for a current production piece. Earlier in the day it had sustained a slight bend and was pulled straight with a winch line. Just before exiting the final bowl climb obstacle – you guessed it – the tie rod end snapped most likely due to the strain of the one single driving tire exerting all its force against it on that side. Attitude is everything and even a challenging day on the trial is better than being in the office, so Sean gave a thumbs-up and we hooked the Smittybilt winch line to the company’s Hemi-powered JK on 40s at the top and dragged it up out of the slick bowl with only the passenger-side front tire pulling and steering.