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Old 11-29-2011, 09:26 PM   #41
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If they going to be using thinner tubing I would put a piece that wraps around from the top plate around the back of the tubing to the bottom, this should be plenty of strength.

Also, weld the inside of the lower mounts on the frame (Since they're only welded on the outside).
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1st IBTL cuz we all know how this is going to eventually turn out
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Old 11-29-2011, 09:47 PM   #44
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Nah Hass should come in here and at least speak up
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your next step is to gusset everything..MJP2 has some cool homebrew gussets, get with him. or hit up DMZ, they have some gusset kits as well. shoot, you have a bombass plasma cutter. you can make your own
Gussets? For the LCA? ...and yes that plasma is bombass!!! lol

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1st IBTL cuz we all know how this is going to eventually turn out
How're you going to lead this into A-TRAC? lol
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Old 11-29-2011, 09:49 PM   #46
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Gussets? For the LCA? ...and yes that plasma is bombass!!! lol



How're you going to lead this into A-TRAC? lol
At least Raptor Arms don't fail
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Old 11-29-2011, 09:50 PM   #47
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At least Raptor Arms don't fail
Where's the re-do button? I'd press it! lol
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Old 11-29-2011, 09:58 PM   #48
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At least Raptor Arms don't fail
are you sure about!?
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Old 11-29-2011, 10:02 PM   #49
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are you sure about!?
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Old 11-29-2011, 10:05 PM   #50
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Gussets? For the LCA? ...and yes that plasma is bombass!!! lol
sorry, i meant to add ""gussets for the frame area around the LCA mounts"". i have small cracks that have been repaired all up in that shit. i have pics for reference if you like



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How're you going to lead this into A-TRAC? lol
oh that's simple...paging David K
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Old 11-29-2011, 10:08 PM   #51
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oh that's simple...paging David K
Yeah I'd love the pics - I have some cracks I need to deal with - the trans x-member - I'd love to do one like Fire9xx's! I also have an FJ crush zone one too. I've stopped it but I probably need to do some-some on that one too!
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Old 11-29-2011, 10:11 PM   #52
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how hard do you beat on your kit?

be honest lol
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how hard do you beat on your kit?

be honest lol
My truck has been pampered it's entire life!
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Old 11-29-2011, 10:18 PM   #54
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yeah..... so has mine hahaha
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Old 11-29-2011, 10:20 PM   #55
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oh that's simple...paging David K

Don't you do it!


FWIW, If you were using your truck outside of the limits of what the LCA was designed and built for, then I can understand Engage not wanting to foot the bill. However, good customer service and business means you take care of a problem created by your product. Send them pictures of every inch of your truck showing that nothing else major is damaged, because if you were running hard enough to break your LCA, odds are you'd do damage elsewhere to the vehicle.

BTW, them asking you to bring your (broken) truck from NM to Cali is unrealistic and unfair. It'd be well over $100 in gas with a possible end result of them denying your claim to get it replaced.
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Old 11-29-2011, 10:23 PM   #56
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it's hard to pin point what exactly caused the damage, but one thing is for certain: Engage's name is on the damaged part and it's their job to do damage control. I'm interested to see what they would do since this is a 2nd gen kit.

Im just thankful that after almost 4 years, mine hasnt had a problem...but then again, I pamper my truck too
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Yeah I'd love the pics - I have some cracks I need to deal with - the trans x-member - I'd love to do one like Fire9xx's! I also have an FJ crush zone one too. I've stopped it but I probably need to do some-some on that one too!
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same side..you can see how it's separating from the frame. the passenger side was the same but not as bad. i'm glad i caught it when i did before the cracks and separation got worse. Mike from All Pro TIG'd everything up and touched up the inside of the mounts as deep as possible since there are no welds at all from the factory.

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it's hard to pin point what exactly caused the damage, but one thing is for certain: Engage's name is on the damaged part and it's their job to do damage control. I'm interested to see what they would do since this is a 2nd gen kit.

Im just thankful that after almost 4 years, mine hasnt had a problem...but then again, I pamper my truck too
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btw... ya jynxed yourself
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inspect the other side well . Hopefully they will atleast replace one arm and have you send the broken one back on their dime .
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