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Broncos Broken @ Off-Roadeo (I broke a CV shaft or joint)

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Just curious if anyone else has broken a Bronco or seen a broken Bronco at an off-roadeo.

On Dec 9th at Nevada I broke what was presumed to be a CV shaft or joint.

Lost 4 wheel drive completely. Were able to get Bronco shut off and back on to get it to think it had 4 wheel drive, but only driver front wheel turning.

Was being guided at the time it happened and was assured I did nothing wrong. Bronco had 450 HARD miles on it.

Saw a post on Facebook yesterday of another Bronco (not at off-roadeo) that shattered a CV cup and wondered about any others.
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Just curious if anyone else has broken a Bronco or seen a broken Bronco at an off-roadeo.

On Dec 9th at Nevada I broke what was presumed to be a CV shaft or joint.

Lost 4 wheel drive completely. Were able to get Bronco shut off and back on to get it to think it had 4 wheel drive, but only driver front wheel turning.

Was being guided at the time it happened and was assured I did nothing wrong. Bronco had 450 HARD miles on it.

Saw a post on Facebook yesterday of another Bronco (not at off-roadeo) that shattered a CV cup and wondered about any others.
Was it a Cyber Orange Bronco? I saw one on the 10th in the Service Dept. at Team Ford here in Vegas. It had the Bronco Off Rodeo sticker on the side.
 

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Being at the Vegas Off Roadeo, they are beat by a lot of drivers who don't know anything about off-roading. when I was there lots of folks going way too fast and slamming the broncos around. Not surprised at all that some will break.
 
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Was it a Cyber Orange Bronco? I saw one on the 10th in the Service Dept. at Team Ford here in Vegas. It had the Bronco Off Rodeo sticker on the side.
It was not. Red OBX
 
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Being at the Vegas Off Roadeo, they are beat by a lot of drivers who don't know anything about off-roading. when I was there lots of folks going way too fast and slamming the broncos around. Not surprised at all that some will break.
I'm definitely taking that into account, but also would like to understand weak points I should watch for with my own Bronco. Efforts to strengthen those areas start with understanding where they are.

Like the steering rack issues that have been uncovered. Will most people have a problem? Not likely. Is it good to know it's a potential weak area and that it can be strengthened? IMO Yes.
 

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Being at the Vegas Off Roadeo, they are beat by a lot of drivers who don't know anything about off-roading. when I was there lots of folks going way too fast and slamming the broncos around. Not surprised at all that some will break.
Damn that’s a good idea! Go have a blast and trash the Bronco on Fords dime. I like it!
 

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I'm definitely taking that into account, but also would like to understand weak points I should watch for with my own Bronco. Efforts to strengthen those areas start with understanding where they are.

Like the steering rack issues that have been uncovered. Will most people have a problem? Not likely. Is it good to know it's a potential weak area and that it can be strengthened? IMO Yes.
OH yea for sure, just wanted to point out that the life those bronco's have lived are not simulated to real life, everyday, common usage. Unless you live on a mountain and that's your daily commute. As fun as that would be.
 

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When I went to the NV rodeo, the red 4 door lost access to the lockers and was 4WD only. The workers kept saying it’s nothing and let the poor guy continue the entire day that way. It made it, but I was a bit set back to have a brand new Bronco having issues.
 
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When I went to the NV rodeo, the red 4 door lost access to the lockers and was 4WD only. The workers kept saying it’s nothing and let the poor guy continue the entire day that way. It made it, but I was a bit set back to have a brand new Bronco having issues.
Interesting... It died on 12/9 this past Thursday. Probably why they said something along the lines of "Yeah people turn on the lockers then forget to turn them off which is REALLY hard on the components."

Sounds like they might have been doing more than guessing.
 

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When I was at Nevada Off-Roadeo on Nov 12 someone slipped off a rock and smashed the passenger side of a velocity blue 2dr Base near the end of the day. Looked like a couple thousand worth of damage at least. That extra insurance is worth every penny if you end up breaking anything. Luckily I didn't need to use that insurance. But I'm surprised there wasn't more damaged Broncos there. The way some people drive those things on the trail, its amazing they survive more than a few days at those events.
 

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Just curious if anyone else has broken a Bronco or seen a broken Bronco at an off-roadeo.
Mine died 100 yards down the first NH dirt road -- think a valve dropped. It made an awful metal banging noise and totally died. Couldn't turn it over, it would only click.
 
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Mine died 100 yards down the first NH dirt road -- think a valve dropped. It made an awful metal banging noise and totally died. Couldn't turn it over, it would only click.
Sucks to hear that. I feel for you.
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