Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
so.. the story... we were at the top of what we thought was saran wrap, turning around, when my friend says "stop, you lift block is coming out." so we stop. grab a hammer, and get that sucker back in there. so we go all the way down this trail, and get back to the bottom. I checked them and they seemed fine, still in the right place. about half way up eagle rock, it came out again (pasengers side). still was in there but hanging about 3/4 of the way off the back. so we pulled pu on a rock so we could hammer it in again. a little further, and it came out again. this time the axle slipped out and pushed the tire against the front of the fender. this is the longest part. we borke out the high lift, and jacked it up and got it back under, however the u-bolts were bent to crap and the threads were stripped to where we could not get them off. we put about 7 straps on the axle/ubolts (two holding the axle fowards/backwards on passenger side, one holding backwards on drivers side, one holding the springs together and one holding the pinion down, and two holding the block/spring on the axle) we drove this way all the way back to my storage unit on the east side of the springs, going about 15-20 the whole way. I'll have to take some pics tomorrow of the blocks/axle because it looks pretty scarry lol. the big problem was, the pins on the bottom of both blocks broke off so there was nothing but weight holding it on the spring perch.
86 4runner - locked F&R with 37" old style MTR's, dual stock cases, SAS, blah blah blah