Putting FUN and FRIENDLINESS, FIRST into owning and learning about AMC small bodied cars, primarily Eagles, Spirits and Concords as well as vehicles built in AMC's Mexican subsidiary, VAM.

  The AMC Eaglepedia can now be accessed using the buttons found below  This is a comprehensive ever growing archive of information, tips, diagrams, manuals, etc. for the AMC Eagle and other small bodied AMC cars. 

Also a button is now available for our Face Book Group page.

Welcome to the AMC Eagles Den.  A new site under "old" management -- so welcome to your new home for everything related to AMC Eagles, Spirits and Concords along with opportunities to interact with other AMC'ers.  This site will soon be evolving to look different than it has and we will be incorporating new features we hope you will find useful, entertaining and expand your AMC horizons.  And, if you were you banned at another AMC Eagle Forum and cannot log in here?  Let us know and we will fix it for you. 

You can now promote your topics at your favorite social media site by clicking on the appropriate icon (top upper right of the page) while viewing the topic you wish to promote.

  • October 22, 2018, 08:06:14 PM

Login with username, password and session length

Author Topic: Getting Air!  (Read 1627 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Prafeston

  • I <3 Wheels
  • Global Moderator
  • Eagle Turbo Diesel
  • *****
  • Posts: 1461
  • Thumbs Up 53
Getting Air!
« on: February 27, 2014, 12:31:02 AM »
Just checking out some Eagle photos on Google images and found this cool one. Wish it was in hi-res!

1983 AMC Eagle SX/4 - Penny

Offline casper

  • Eagle
  • **
  • Posts: 35
  • Thumbs Up 3
Re: Getting Air!
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2014, 01:26:26 AM »
my thought :  THIS IS GONNA HURT!!!! 


bent upper arms, destroyed bumpstops, shock valves blown out, bent inner fenders/spring perches.

basically, BAD JUJU!!!
62 rambler classic 2 door (casper)
63 rambler american 440 (rosie)
79 spirit (drag race car)
82 eagle station wagon (rotty wagon)
82 sx4 (honeybadger)

Offline Prafeston

  • I <3 Wheels
  • Global Moderator
  • Eagle Turbo Diesel
  • *****
  • Posts: 1461
  • Thumbs Up 53
Re: Getting Air!
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2014, 01:30:47 AM »
Yeah, but it sure looks fun. And made for a great photo. I'd totally rock that as a desktop background if it was hi-res!
1983 AMC Eagle SX/4 - Penny

Offline rollguy

  • Turbo Diesel Eagle
  • AMC Eagles Den Addicted
  • ********
  • Posts: 1786
  • Thumbs Up 83
  • Southern California
Re: Getting Air!
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2014, 02:01:12 AM »
I flew my Jeep Cherokee years ago in a tough truck competition, and exactly what casper said happened- and worse!  I got about 8 feet of air and came down with a bang.  The trans case broke along with 3 bent wheels, and the fan in the radiator.  I can't imagine that the Eagle in the photo fared much better...Rich
1980 Eagle Turbodiesel Wagon (only 2 known to exist as of 2008)- 7-7-2011 Flight to it's new nest @ Rambler Ranch
1983 Eagle Wagon  Tan over Copper
1982 Eagle SX4 "ALTREGL"  (avatar photo)
1982 Eagle 4 Door Sedan  Copper over Satin Black
1985 Eagle Sport Wagon October 2007 ROTM (SOLD)
4 Biofuel powered Benzs ('98 E300, '82 300 CD, '82 300 TD (wagon), '80 240 D)
1983 GMC Van (6.2 Diesel)
1985 Mitsubishi pickup (2.3 Turbodiesel)

Online Budwisr

  • Eagle DL
  • ***
  • Posts: 250
  • Thumbs Up 24
Re: Getting Air!
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2014, 06:56:16 PM »
I've gotten my Jeep Wrangler air born occasionally, only a foot or so, but have never damaged anything. It's never had so much as a front end aliment yet still tracks straight and true. I doubt the Eagle in the picture suffered much if any damage, assuming it was in good shape to begin with. Now 8 feet of air on a hard track , that's a different story. ;D

 1981 SX/4
 1983 SX/4
 1987 Wrangler
 1970 AMX
 1980 Spirit AMX

Offline DownwardFlame

  • Eagle DL
  • ***
  • Posts: 172
  • Thumbs Up 5
Re: Getting Air!
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2014, 08:54:30 PM »
How the eagle faired depends on what the other side of that hill looks like. If it slopes away the damage with be different than if its flat.
-1970 Mustang Coupe
-1982 F-150 Stepside
-1980 Eagle Wagon
-1981 Sx4