Originally Posted by ckeene9
On the swing out latch, make sure it is completely captured. Otherwise with all the weight it will make some god awful noises on bumps and on the trail. Synergy suspension makes an interesting latch that looks like it would work well.
Yes, rattling will be a concern. I saw the synergy suspension latch, and really, really like it, but I had a couple concerns over the standard ubolt latch. I have no experience with the latch personally, so I could be wrong on all accounts, just my observations. My truck is used and abused regularly offroad and fast travel on washboards etc. This wont be just for looks lol
1- it latches onto a piece of round stock that you weld onto the swingout. Because its round, it wont eliminate any forward/backward torsion as you go over bumps on the trail, I imagine the runnd stock rotating within the latch. This would add alot more stress onto the spindle as well. With a square tube latched securely to the bumper itself, it would seem to have less forward backwards movement, probably less rattling.
2- it seems like it latches closed, but doesnt grab the stock very hard. I am worried about it rattling.
Maybe someone who is using the synergy latch can chimee in and prove me wrong??? I know Mr Grimm has one on his custom swingout. I already ordred a standard ubolt latch, but it is still plenty early to go to another design if it is better.