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Peter_n_Margaret

Adventurer
Some vehicles are particularly prone to stones jammed like that. Friend with an earlier Defender has had the same happen a couple of times.
Generally hear them screech if you go into reverse, but the wheel has to come off to get them out.
Cheers,
Peter
OKA196 motorhome
 
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HUMMER/Expeditions

Well-known member
The road in that section was a more rocky than gravel, mostly rocks 3 to 5 inches.

the old defender broke another ARB heavy duty shock in the back.

Hey ARB stop using Poor quality materials and call it a heavy duty.
First time ARB changed the shock under warranty in 2020 and here it goes again.

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HUMMER/Expeditions

Well-known member
There is a flat bracket there
We assume that’s where the rock got stuck at first.

See how that is bent and folded.

yes all the electronics 🤪7D9CE9F1-246B-4410-BC75-E09C4B2371BF.jpeg
 

SkiWill

Member
You're both wrong. It had to be the air suspension. Most likely an air strut exploded and took out that bracket. It just used the rock as a disguise.
 

billiebob

Well-known member
And this confirms my commttment to solid axles, front and rear.
Freak, common or not.... not an issue on a Wranlger.
When you bend a Wrangler steering knuckle... the BMW looks like this.
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A.J.M

Explorer
Can someone explain how having solid axelswill stop a rock getting wedged between the brake callipers and the wheel.

Given that solid axels also have wheels and brake callipers.
Or is there a rock repellent brake callipers that is only available for solid axels?
 
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