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About 35 years ago, my uncle towed his full size Bronco (or was it a Blazer) all the way from Montana to Wisconsin. He let his two dogs, a GSD and Retriever, ride in the towed vehicle. Upon arrival in WI he realized that he needed a new transfer case. Dogs must have bumped the lever sometime between stops and put it into gear at highway speeds.

(And no- no dogs were harmed)





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What was the sequence of events here? The transmission exploded and took a chunk of the engine with it? Or vice-versa?
 
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That video is pretty awesome.

I’m coming up with 56.5krpm at the engine at 70 mph for stock rubicon. Very impressive.

Maybe I missed something? 33 tire is 630 revs per mile = 735 rpm x 77 crawl ratio?
 

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That video is pretty awesome.

I’m coming up with 56.5krpm at the engine at 70 mph for stock rubicon. Very impressive.

Maybe I missed something? 33 tire is 630 revs per mile = 735 rpm x 77 crawl ratio?
That carnage probably happened within a minute or two, no way did that engine see 56k RPM before it blew.
I bet everything came apart before it even had a chance to get hot.
 

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That video is pretty awesome.

I’m coming up with 56.5krpm at the engine at 70 mph for stock rubicon. Very impressive.

Maybe I missed something? 33 tire is 630 revs per mile = 735 rpm x 77 crawl ratio?
Lol! That was my first thought too! What were the engine RPMs? Of course a rubicon has 1:84.2 tow ratio when in 1st and 4L. Yep around 45k to 50k rpm sounds juuuust right!
 

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What was the sequence of events here? The transmission exploded and took a chunk of the engine with it? Or vice-versa?
I would guess the crank broke and took out the block, flywheel, clutch and transmission case with it. I bet none of those parts are balance at 50,000rpm. It must have been quite the sight when it blew.
 

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Why wouldn’t insurance cover it? They cover damage when one is stupid enough to hit a vehicle directly in front of them.
Something to do with one should not be driving a Mercedes SUV though a 12 inch deep river.
 

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That being Florida: they probably just retired, bought an RV and a $60,000 JL to tour the country, and their plan blew up —literally— before even crossing the state line.
 

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And the rest of us can't hardly even get ours in 4Lo.
 

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I’d like to have seen the debris pile that fiasco left behind.
I believe, although I could be wrong, but I believe at that point it's called shrapnel ... LOL
 

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