I got mine for $899 from them, that included the shipping, it was from their ebay store..looks like they raised the price to $929, still an awesome deal vs. $1200..http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270080495716&ssPageName=MERC_VIC_RSCC_Pr4_PcY_BIN_Stores_IT&refitem=8075915506&itemcount=4&refwidgetloc=closed_view_item&usedrule1=StoreCatToStoreCat&refwidgettype=cross_promot_widgetjhunter said:
How does impact collision have anything to do with static strength? Both of your accidents were impact force. The truck acted like designed, it collapesed outside the passenger compartment. The air bags didnt deploy because there was no need to, and you missed the sensor which is on the end of the frame horn.n9emz said:I now consider myself to be expert in matters regarding the '05-'07 Taco frame. I won't hang anything on the framehorns heavier than the stock bumpers, nor would I stress it severely with a winch....without first adding sufficient extra metal to strengthen it. Here's why:
Back in November, a vehicle travelling approximately 40 mph slammed into the jeep behind me, which struck the rear of my '05 while I was stopped at a light.
A couple of days ago, the truck struck a couple of fence posts at no more than 10 mph....airbag didn't deploy, and it felt like there was minor to no damage....I was shocked when I saw the front end:
Now, check out the damage estimate in the following link, particularly items 1-43 and you'll see the real dealio on how strong the front bumper/frame unit is:
Yeah, I know....me, the truck, or both are snakebit. It's a fine truck and wheels better than I ever expected when I bought it. The locker rocks! The picture doesn't show how steep the embankment was that I shot right up afterwards to get the truck back on the highway.
Wow, I hope I am NEVER anywhere near you on the trail, thats one of the DUMBEST thing I have EVER seen.. chain pulls.. are you fucking kidding... jesus...n9emz said:chain pulls. When straps won't work, hook up with this and see what you get with a stock frame:
I'll make a deal with you....don't bring your Apache around me and I won't bring my chains into your AO. Let's confine ourselves to our individual areas of expertise and not venture into ones we're scared of.ah64id said:Wow, I hope I am NEVER anywhere near you on the trail, thats one of the DUMBEST thing I have EVER seen.. chain pulls.. are you fucking kidding... jesus...
Hey, Mike....mickdady said:I have an XD9000 in my ARB. So far I have safely pulled a jeep liberty, myself, and an H3. The H3 was at a severe right angle to my truck. It was an awkward and tough pull but the neither the truck or the bumper moved an inch. I have no worries about straping my truck up and pulling things out.
n9emz said:Hey, Mike....
Which Walmart did you do those pulls at?
Nice looking truck....hope mine looks somewhat like that someday, if I can quit wrecking it.