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Everyone has seen this pic:

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Well, they were trying to climb the Queens Throne obstacle on K2 trail, here:

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Closeup of the damage:

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was that a snapped tie rod end?
 
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Looks like it came apart at the threads. The angle on that cv joint looks a little extreme too.

The bigger the tire, the bigger the lever....
Think he’s running 37s on the stock BL wheels, so def some extra stress.
 

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Seems like something nefarious is at work here? Did you trying turning the wheels while the wheels didn’t want to turn? Maybe just a bad batch of tie rods.
 

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Honestly, for all the things that could have gone wrong, if this were my Bronco, I would be okay with it.

Glad it didn't roll!
 

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I agree extreme rock clawing.
 

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That's impressive. I wouldn't have even thought about trying that, and clearly that's the correct idea.
 
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