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    Jeep was Stolen

    Long story short. Jeep was Stolen while I was on vacation. It was brought back before I returned. Found out the guy who stole it took it bashed it though some fields for a couple of hours.

    Got home looked it over. Started it up ran rough for a few mins, once warmed up it seemed ok. It was really cold and wouldn't rev past 1500rpms. Went to shift out of park and my brake peddle went to the floor. He busted the front passenger side brake line off the caliper. Not sure how he did that. Unless something is bent or happened to actually hit it on something.

    Also noticed my Track bar bushing was squished out. Banged up one of my wheels and found grass and snowed shoved up in my driveline.

    Taking it to a shop in the morning to have them look it all over and let me know the damage.

    I'm going to make sure to have them Check:


    • Pull the axle shafts and check the flanges and splines
    • Make sure the axle housings are straight
    • Gears look good
    • Check all Suspension arms, bushings and mounts
    • of course the engine, Transmission and Transfer case



    I've only had this Jeep a couple of months and it has 160k miles on it. It's a 2011 JKU, 4.88 Gears and 37's

    What else should I have them pay special attention too?

    I'm going to take it to JK performance in Strafford, Mo.

    Good news is I reported it Stolen and the Cops went back and locked my Jeep up for me. They found his Cell phone in it. So they kept it. He had the balls to go to the police station and pick it up too. The guy is on Probation already and has spent some time locked up. I'm going to press charges and file an insurance claim. So My insurance will go after him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by run2jeepn View Post
    Long story short. Jeep was Stolen while I was on vacation. It was brought back before I returned. Found out the guy who stole it took it bashed it though some fields for a couple of hours.

    Got home looked it over. Started it up ran rough for a few mins, once warmed up it seemed ok. It was really cold and wouldn't rev past 1500rpms. Went to shift out of park and my brake peddle went to the floor. He busted the front passenger side brake line off the caliper. Not sure how he did that. Unless something is bent or happened to actually hit it on something.

    Also noticed my Track bar bushing was squished out. Banged up one of my wheels and found grass and snowed shoved up in my driveline.

    Taking it to a shop in the morning to have them look it all over and let me know the damage.

    I'm going to make sure to have them Check:


    • Pull the axle shafts and check the flanges and splines
    • Make sure the axle housings are straight
    • Gears look good
    • Check all Suspension arms, bushings and mounts
    • of course the engine, Transmission and Transfer case



    I've only had this Jeep a couple of months and it has 160k miles on it. It's a 2011 JKU, 4.88 Gears and 37's

    What else should I have them pay special attention too?

    I'm going to take it to JK Specialist in Strafford, Mo.

    Good news is I reported it Stolen and the Cops went back and locked my Jeep up for me. They found his Cell phone in it. So they kept it. He had the balls to go to the police station and pick it up too. The guy is on Probation already and has spent some time locked up. I'm going to press charges and file an insurance claim. So My insurance will go after him.
    That sucks. I would have a body/frame shop look it over thoroughly. Sounds like the guy who stole it is a fucking idiot.
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    Did he not realize where he left his phone? Usually they steal them, beat the shit out of it for a while, then torch it. Hope there isn’t too much damage to yours


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    Tell the cops you saw the asshole on TV at the Capital for the "insurrection" standing next to that dickhead buffalo guy
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    Thats shitty that happened to you. Sounds like the douche who stold it needs to spend a lil more time re thinking his actions. Hopefully the joyride didn't year yoir jeep up too bad. Sounds like he wa surety aggressive to have caused the damage he did. What the actual hell!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ddays View Post
    Tell the cops you saw the asshole on TV at the Capital for the "insurrection" standing next to that dickhead buffalo guy
    🤣🤣 hilarious!


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    Stupid people... sorry for the troubles, hope it works out in the end with a few upgrades for you.


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    Sucks man. Did he damage the column or harness? How did he steal it specifically.

    And he absolutely beat the shit out of it to blow a line and a bushing out of it, would assume shock is likely bent as well and had some dukes of hazard fantasy driving.


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    Totally sucks for you, as I was reading it through I couldn't get passed how dumb this guy is. Hopefully not to much damage and it can get sorted out quickly for you.

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    What an Asshole.

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