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RE: 2021 Ford Bronco

So the subject of the new Bronco broken CV joint was doing hard core rock crawling in that dirt lot? Thus it wasn't designed for that? You're starting to lose me here. A few of the others in that thread/forum that stated they broke theirs were not on a dirt lots nd were actually rock crawling. I don't think anyone (with a brain) disagrees that solid drive axles are better for high angle off roading. (rock crawling) Not just durability but traction (keeping wheels on the ground). And yet multiple people here have done that if you read my past posts in this thread. I have said multiple times that IFS is better for high speed off roading and daily drivers, but the solid axle is better and more reliable for slow off road rock crawling yet people keep replying to my statements disagreeing with me. Not saying the Bronco is bad. I would definitely buy one for the wife if she wanted one. In fact, I am trying to push her in that direction. I would just never take it to the more hardcore places I would take my Rubicon due to fears of the IFS breaking.
ShinerBock 10/14/21 06:56am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2021 Ford Bronco

Ouch, not even 350KM on the odo and first time using 4LO... Broken front axle at CV joint Cool story bro... Don't get too swole over this little incident....I had a brand new 2001 Dodge Ram that seized up 2 new 3rd members at about 250 and 750 miles on the ODO meter. First time, it went away on a flat bed wrecker, leaving me with a trailer sitting on the side of a highway 100 miles form home. Couple weeks later, fresh outta the shop with a whole shiny new rear axle it did the same thing about 400 mi from home and ended up with another shiny new rear axle.... Yes, it is a cool story bro. Especially reading into the thread on how long it took to get fixed. There we also a few others with the same issue. I have even snapped a few CV joints on my go fast off roaders with IFS(RZR's and quads) when trying to do the same type of rock crawling that can easily be done with a solid axle without anything breaking. They are great when going fast off road, but I have seen plenty of them break on other people's vehicles (and my own) when trying to do technical rock crawling. That being said, IFS is fine for most people who will never take it that far which most don't on a new $40k vehicles. It is generally the second or third owners who try to take them on technical obstacles years later and you will really see the carnage then. There is nothing worse than having to cancel your weekend overland trip because someone has a breakdown on the first obstacle. That is why we don't invite the IFS guys because the chances are high that it will happen. Had to do this in Moab and we spent more time trying to fix a friend's rig than actual wheeling.
ShinerBock 10/13/21 01:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2021 Ford Bronco

Ouch, not even 350KM on the odo and first time using 4LO... Broken front axle at CV joint Now this is cool. A lot more articulation in comparison to the stock IFS they replaced. Someone’s Already Given the New Ford Bronco a Solid Front Axle
ShinerBock 10/13/21 06:06am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2021 Ford Bronco

Who effin cares.... PS, little obsessive if your searching someone's old posts just to prove some point that noone cares aboot.... Okay? Although, when I generally don't care about something I typically don't even bother to read or respond to it. Also, I don't back down from any debate, argument, or fight if I feel that I am correct about my opinion or a fact. It is jut not my nature, and I understand that not everyone is the same so I generally try not to chastise them for it and let them be. I don't feel that I was wrong in stating that an IFS is not ideal for my kind of off roading and I will keep defending that opinion as long as those like Fish try to keep telling me I am wrong on what I think is best for "my" off roading. If roles were reversed and the Wrangler had the IFS and the Bronco had solid axles, then I would say that the Bronco was the better for the two for my kind of off roading.
ShinerBock 10/08/21 06:50am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2021 Ford Bronco

A lot of comparisons you're wrapping up here. IFS in a half ton performs different from a IFS in a HD truck and reliability is different as well. A IFS in a HD performs different if a gas engine or diesel engine is setting above it. A IFS in a HD performs different if its a two wheel drive vs a four wheel drive. When I made comments on a Solid axle truck it was a coil sprung suspension and not a leaf spring suspension which are worlds apart for ride quality. Brand has nothing to do with my comments. This is not what your past comments said when I Googled everything you stated about IFS on this and other forums like the Ford Truck Enthusiast forum...... Unless someone else is using your unique name and has the same 2012 like yours.
ShinerBock 10/08/21 06:48am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2021 Ford Bronco

The IFS on a GM HD truck has very little travel until it hits a jounce bumper and the torsion bar spring is not as good as a coil spring. Not a good design to absorb high impact shock. BTW... No one is arguing with you but more like disagreeing with you. Bottom line the Jeep has it's place in the off road world and now the same goes with the new Bronco. I disagree with people all the time, but I don't comment or quote them. The second I do, then it becomes and argument or debate. There is a difference. In regards to the GM IFS. I Googled multiple posts of yours talking about your parents GM IFS. In some you say it is better than a solid axle and in others you say it is no difference that your solid axle truck. You even mentioned in some that they are not reliable as a solid axle. So I guess it depends on the brand the IFS is attached to on which is better?
ShinerBock 10/07/21 06:32am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2021 Ford Bronco

Each suspension type IFS and Solid axle have there pros and cons. You have to decide how you are going to use the vehicle and go from there. I used to work with a guy who purchased a 4 door Wrangler and after he drove it from Houston to San Antonio and back he sold it after owning it a couple of months simply on the ride quality or lack of. This is exactly what I have been saying yet you and others have been arguing with me. Solid axles are better for slow speed off roading while IFS is better for higher speeds. Hence the reason why I stated that IFS is not ideal for the type of off roading "I" do in my first post because everyone's off roading is different. Yet people took offence to what I think is ideal for the type of off roading "I" do. Also, the comparison in ride quality between the Wrangler and Bronco is no different than my (and yours) solid axle HD truck versus the IFS GM trucks. My Wrangler is just as rough as my Ram HD and my brothers old 2012 Ford SD which is what you have as well. Is IFS smoother on roads? No doubt, but I didn't buy my Jeep for what it can do on road just like you didn't buy your truck for a smooth ride. Also, if I am not mistaken. You yourself have pointed out how the IFS of your parents GM truck rides the same as your solid axle truck. I guess it depends what brand the IFS is attached to on whether or not you think it is the best or not.
ShinerBock 10/06/21 06:35am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2021 Ford Bronco

Not downing the Bronco? 5 posts all saying that it does not work. You are aware that it is probably only 10% or less is into serious rock crawling don't you. The other 90 % is mud, overlanding,FS roads,hill climbing,etc. I have seen videos of the Bronco taking on the Rubicon and it did just as well as the Jeeps. You probably could have made one post saying that while the Bronco would suffice for most,it just isn't for you. Actually my inital post in this thread was this..... I was excited about it until I learned it was IFS which is not ideal for the kind of off roading I do. I will stick with my JK. And every post after that was in defense of this opinion that I stated which I have every right to have and it is the truth. I would have let it die with that comment and moved on if nobody would have gotten triggered by my opinion and kept quoting me with a rebuttal like you just did. That compels me to reply.
ShinerBock 10/05/21 11:49am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2021 Ford Bronco

I have to agree with the second post on that thread, how do you break both tie rods? I just can’t see what on that obstacle could have caused that. Saw a TRD 4Runner do this up in Hidden Falls not too long ago. He was trying to get over an obstacle with one of his passenger tire up in the air (due to his IFS) placing all the strain on his driver tire. He only had A-TRAC (E-LSD) up front which requires you to spin the tire a little bit to make the brakes stop the spinning wheel forcing all the torque to the wheel on the ground. He started giving it the beans to get over the rock while also needing to turn. A-TRAC did it's job sending all the torque to the wheel on the ground while he was trying to turn and SNAP went the drivers side tie rod. The drivers side tire turned (since it was not being forced to go with the steering wheel) and caused the passenger side of the vehicle to the ground. Once the driver side tire slammed to the ground, SNAP went the other tie rod. I went up the same obstacle with both tires on the ground spreading the traction (and tension) between both tires. I didn't even need to use my front locker. Even if I have had a tire up in the air, my tie rod and other components (which are all stock other than my track bar being a longer one for the lift) were a lot bigger and stronger than his which is generally the case with solid axles versus IFS's due to their designs.
ShinerBock 10/05/21 06:51am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2021 Ford Bronco

Not all of those had front lockers. The only one of those that had a front locker with IFS was the FJ and they were known for busting axle shafts which even the FJ guys will tell you (LINK). In the kind of rock crawling off roading I do, you see broken IFS front end parts all over the trails especially ones with front lockers. These parts(which are much smaller and weaker than SFA) will wear a lot quicker and are not as reliable off road as the solid axles. The problem gets worse when you start adding larger and heavier tires. I can't tell you how many times our group has had to go around an obstacle because an IFS with lockers grenaded trying to go up. Then there is the fact of less traction on technical obstacles. IFS's will generally have one tire off the ground to where a solid axle will have both on the ground aiding traction. This is also one of the reason why they grenade. Since only one wheel has traction, the driver has to apply more throttle and starts to hop because the components are in a bind. This hopping and acceleration is not good for axle shafts since only one tire has all the weight and traction on the front end. IFS's without lockers do not tend to grenade as often, but cannot go up the really technical obstacles that lockers can. Not saying it can't do it, it is just not ideal and is better suited for fast off roading where IFS shines over solid axles. And it looks like what I stated here has begun...... 2021 Bronco snaps both tie rods valiantly on extreme obstacle The axle shafts looked good to me... And having lockers means its less critical that all four tires are on the ground in order to gain the necessary traction. What I stated the Bronco will more than enough perform as a daily driver and perform the vast majority of the offroad duties. If extreme rock crawling is your thing I'm sure the aftermarket will have the parts just like they do for the Jeep. Notice I said "you see broken IFS front end parts all over the trails", not just axle shafts. Even multiple Bronco owners in that thread stated that the solid axle of the Wrangler is better in that situation just like post #14 did. Don't need any aftermarket mods to make my dana 44 front/rear axles or linkage components stronger and it would definitely handle that kind of rock crawling with stock components without braking. As I said, rock crawling is IFS's weak link and should be left to the solid axle vehicles unless you want to see your front end parts all over the trail.
ShinerBock 10/04/21 08:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2021 Ford Bronco

Not all of those had front lockers. The only one of those that had a front locker with IFS was the FJ and they were known for busting axle shafts which even the FJ guys will tell you (LINK). In the kind of rock crawling off roading I do, you see broken IFS front end parts all over the trails especially ones with front lockers. These parts(which are much smaller and weaker than SFA) will wear a lot quicker and are not as reliable off road as the solid axles. The problem gets worse when you start adding larger and heavier tires. I can't tell you how many times our group has had to go around an obstacle because an IFS with lockers grenaded trying to go up. Then there is the fact of less traction on technical obstacles. IFS's will generally have one tire off the ground to where a solid axle will have both on the ground aiding traction. This is also one of the reason why they grenade. Since only one wheel has traction, the driver has to apply more throttle and starts to hop because the components are in a bind. This hopping and acceleration is not good for axle shafts since only one tire has all the weight and traction on the front end. IFS's without lockers do not tend to grenade as often, but cannot go up the really technical obstacles that lockers can. Not saying it can't do it, it is just not ideal and is better suited for fast off roading where IFS shines over solid axles. And it looks like what I stated here has begun...... 2021 Bronco snaps both tie rods valiantly on extreme obstacle
ShinerBock 10/04/21 10:32am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 3500 issue

Ram's 4wd system disengages the front axle completely when not in use unlike the Ford system which keeps the front axle spinning at all times, but locks the hubs when power to the wheels is needed. Fords U joints/axles only turn in 4wd. That's the beauty of having locking hubs on the front axle. There is after market locking hub upgrades for a Ram. I stand corrected. I was under a different impression. I am not a fan of Ford's auto hub system though. Sold a lot of them back in the say when I worked at a Ford dealership and every person that I know who has them have had them fail to move the the wheels in auto. Most recently my father in law with his 2019 about a two years ago trying to get out of the sand in Port A. Same happen with my brother's 2012 multiple times. Worked great a few times, but had to get out and actually lock them most of the times. This is why I am not a fan of auto locking hubs. Out of the hundreds of times I used my 4wd in my Ram at the farm, deer lease, and elsewhere, it has never failed. But the first time my father in law used the auto locking hubs in his new truck, he had to get out and actually lock them. Due to the design of the Ram's 4wd system, I see not need for locking hubs and an upgrade to one would be pointless unless you want to add more complexity to your system. On my last two Super Duty's with a combined ~ +400,000 miles I never had a failure or a glitch with engaging my 4wd system, and I literally switch them to 4wd when I drive in to my hunting ranch whether it's rain or shine just to simply lube the transfer case and splash some lube around in the front diff which means I probably engaged 4wd thousands of times and never had a problem. On another Ford forum I read it's like a never reported problem. I guess my father, father in law, brother, brother in law, wife's uncle, and multiple friends must be doing something wrong along with all those people I sold hubs to back in the day. Edit: A quick look up of our hub sales and service from our nine Ford dealers shows that we still sell quite a few of them. If you are not having issues then that is awesome, but many still are.
ShinerBock 09/10/21 06:11am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 3500 issue

Ram's 4wd system disengages the front axle completely when not in use unlike the Ford system which keeps the front axle spinning at all times, but locks the hubs when power to the wheels is needed. Fords U joints/axles only turn in 4wd. That's the beauty of having locking hubs on the front axle. There is after market locking hub upgrades for a Ram. I stand corrected. I was under a different impression. I am not a fan of Ford's auto hub system though. Sold a lot of them back in the say when I worked at a Ford dealership and every person that I know who has them have had them fail to move the the wheels in auto. Most recently my father in law with his 2019 about a two years ago trying to get out of the sand in Port A. Same happen with my brother's 2012 multiple times. Worked great a few times, but had to get out and actually lock them most of the times. This is why I am not a fan of auto locking hubs. Out of the hundreds of times I used my 4wd in my Ram at the farm, deer lease, and elsewhere, it has never failed. But the first time my father in law used the auto locking hubs in his new truck, he had to get out and actually lock them. Due to the design of the Ram's 4wd system, I see not need for locking hubs and an upgrade to one would be pointless unless you want to add more complexity to your system.
ShinerBock 09/09/21 06:29am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 3500 issue

Are you sure it is coming out of 4wd? Jack up one front wheel and see if it spins freely. Should Ram front hubs free wheel when in 2wd? (ie Does Ram use a auto lock hub like Ford or a constant locked hub like GM?) Ram's 4wd system disengages the front axle completely when not in use unlike the Ford system which keeps the front axle spinning at all times, but locks the hubs when power to the wheels is needed.
ShinerBock 09/08/21 06:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: The price of new trucks is beyond comprehension!

I’m not saying your son will follow any specific pattern:) but my perception of things is that young men pay a lot more for insurance vs young girls because they tend to be terrible drivers. It seems as though the more the boy loves his car the more likely he is to crash it. Many of the kids I know with lifted and tuned trucks are a lot more likely to wreck their truck than the girl who fails to follow the proper maintenance schedule. Oh it won't be his. It will still be mine and he will not be able to sell it or modify it in any way unless he buys it from me for the full value. If I see he is not taking care of it or is not helping me at the farm (which is why he needs an HD truck) then I will just buy him the cheapest car or truck I can find. I will let him borrow it as long as he is in school (high school, college, trade school, etc...) and if he completes college/trade school and it is still running, then it is his free of charge. My dad did the same with me.
ShinerBock 09/01/21 02:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: The price of new trucks is beyond comprehension!

^^^^ What kind of numbers would you be looking at now if you were to trade in your truck for a 2022? (You’re probably hoping/waiting for Ram to put a ZF 8 speed behind the Cummins?) Do you still have the ‘14 or did you trade it for a ‘16? Nope, still have the 14 and it will be the truck my son drives in the coming years when he is old enough. Don't plan on getting rid of it anytime soon. Only looked at the trade in value in 2016 to compare values for the gaser versus diesel spreadsheet I had. If anything I will just get a new truck when I hand it down in about 4 years. After all, it has been paid off since 2018 and the $900 payments I used to pay have been going to growing some investments since then. And Shiner probably changes his oil and air filters and stuff, so his truck should last a long time! LOL It'll be interesting to see how long it lasts once he hands it off to a 16 year old.:B My son is very much like me. While he and I don't care about how it looks or how dirty it is, we take very good care of the mechanical portion of things. My brother and wife are the opposite. They keep their vehicles spotless, but will go way over their maintenance intervals. If my brother and I were selling our mostly identical trucks today, most people would buy my brother's due to how spotless it is not knowing that he would go thousands of miles over his oil change interval, forget to put on his air filter clamp so it was sucking in unfiltered air for 30k miles until I found it and quickly replaced it, never greases his driveshaft, never changed his diff/trans/transfer case oil, and so on. He is the reason why I don't buy used vehicles based on how "spotless" they are.
ShinerBock 09/01/21 06:44am Tow Vehicles
RE: The price of new trucks is beyond comprehension!

^^^^ What kind of numbers would you be looking at now if you were to trade in your truck for a 2022? (You’re probably hoping/waiting for Ram to put a ZF 8 speed behind the Cummins?) Do you still have the ‘14 or did you trade it for a ‘16? Nope, still have the 14 and it will be the truck my son drives in the coming years when he is old enough. Don't plan on getting rid of it anytime soon. Only looked at the trade in value in 2016 to compare values for the gaser versus diesel spreadsheet I had. If anything I will just get a new truck when I hand it down in about 4 years. After all, it has been paid off since 2018 and the $900 payments I used to pay have been going to growing some investments since then.
ShinerBock 08/31/21 07:31am Tow Vehicles
RE: The price of new trucks is beyond comprehension!

At 50 years old, I still have never bought a new car. I always buy 3-4 years old. I just can’t comprehend paying all that money and losing 50% in the first couple years! You don't loose that much with diesels. The MSRP on my truck was $64k back in 2014 and was its trade in value was $50k in 2016 with 30k miles in it which is what I actually paid for it.
ShinerBock 08/31/21 06:27am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 3500 issue

My truck does the same depending on how hard I am turning. For me, it is the torsen style LSD (anti-spin) locking up because the tires are spinning at different rates so it locks up the worm gear(like it should). Torsen LSD's generally abruptly lock up as opposed to the gradual lock up of clutch style LSD's. It does not do it in my brothers truck which is like my 2014 2500, but without the anti-spin diff. If I turn too sharp and too fast unloaded, it will chirp the back tires which is more pronounced due to my oversized tires.
ShinerBock 08/27/21 10:33am Tow Vehicles
RE: Cab/chassis vs standard DRW

Two of the main differences between the two are frame and engine power. The difference in the frame is mainly due to ease of up-fitting beds and such. It is a lot harder to up-fit and cut into a fully boxed frame versus a c-channel frame. Not to mention that part of a fully boxed frame's strength comes form it being fully boxed so cutting into it may weaken it significantly. The c-channel frame may be thicker(and heavier), but that does not mean the fully boxed frame is not as strong. It is just easier to modify the c-channel frame which is why many many C&C trucks are fully boxed up front and c-channel in the back. In regards to the power difference, this is due to emissions certifications. A complete pickup goes through what is called a chassis dyno certification since the truck is complete. This certification is less stringent and more power can be had. For C&C trucks, they go through a engine dyno certification since the truck is not complete when it leaves the factory. A lot of people think it has to do with duty cycles, but it is only due to different emissions requirements and certifications. There might be a few other differences as well depending on the make and model.
ShinerBock 08/27/21 10:18am Tow Vehicles
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