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ENGAGE offroad lower arm broke i need your guys opinion on this

Discussion in 'Long Travel Suspension' started by tacoman68, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. Nov 29, 2011 at 7:30 PM
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    tacoman68

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    so on saturday my lower arm broke off right at the pivot point on the front of the lower right side A arm was going through a wash and with no warnings lower a arm came off from the front to back but my front mount is completly fine showing no damage look at the pics, so my question is whats every ones opion on this i think that if i would have hit something that hard i think that the front stock mount would have bent or tore off first like the rear did please help i think the ENGAGE should fix at there cost.........
     
  2. Nov 29, 2011 at 7:31 PM
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    looks like it broke right at the welds to me!

    meaning they fix it and thank you for not suing them.
     
  3. Nov 29, 2011 at 7:36 PM
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    they've had the same issue in the past if i recall.

    saw this in the BS thread
     
  4. Nov 29, 2011 at 7:42 PM
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    That's the 2nd Engage kit I've seen this happen too. 1st truck rolled totally (can't remember if it was from the kit or if it was a result of the roll)

    Doesn't appear to be at the welds. It appears to be at the seam of the tube which the bushing is pushed into, (seamless tubing should be being used, not sure if it is or not)
     
  5. Nov 29, 2011 at 7:53 PM
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    Engage should fix this and replace both LCAs with new ones
     
  6. Nov 29, 2011 at 7:55 PM
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    You need call and discuss this with Engage about what to do.
    Sucks this happen to ya. But they are good people and should fix it good! Looks like that was rusting too. Dont know if that has anything to do with it.
     
  7. Nov 29, 2011 at 7:56 PM
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    That piece (gusset) on top that is welded (seen in 3rd pic) should wrap all the way around the bushing mount to bottom of the arm if they are using seamed tubing...might be something to do either way since this isn't the 1st occurrence.:cool:
     
  8. Nov 29, 2011 at 7:56 PM
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  9. Nov 29, 2011 at 7:57 PM
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    That sucks!
     
  10. Nov 29, 2011 at 8:01 PM
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    you got what you paid for , unfortunately. but they should take care of you , it should have never happened. dont know how they are gonna repair the piece of frame that was ripped out without you being local either

    even if it was seamed tube and the seam was welded in the right position it might happen. thats why you never use .120wall tube for control arm pivot points! .1875 at the minimum and .250 for race applications.

    so did your coilbucket have to be notched to clear the uca's at full droop for the install too?
     
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    sucks that it broke..

    have you contacted, or even tried to contact Engage? Engage has an A+ reputation for taking care of their customers..known for going above beyond what is reasonably expected. hope it all works out for you!
     
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    Again? And people wonder why I talk shit about Engage.

    :facepalm:
     
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  13. Nov 29, 2011 at 8:26 PM
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    Ya I have been talking to hassim the last couple of days he's saying that he is whiling to work with me on SOME of the cost but not all of it and he needs to see the truck but he is not whilling to cover travel cost I live In new Mexico I think engage should cover the full cost of repairing my truck and the cost to get it to Cali.. If I would ha e hit somthing hard to cause the damage wouldn't it rip the stock mounts to the frame or ever bend before the a arm should give or am I wrong???
     
  14. Nov 29, 2011 at 8:28 PM
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    I would personally want the arm to break before damaging the frame...

    But yeah its tough for engage because they can't be sure you didn't just ram into a giant rock or something. Tough situation for sure, good luck.
     
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    BlackHawke88's kits been holding up good for a while.
     
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    if i were you id get rid of the engage kit and just drop the money on a brand new camburg lt kit with axles to retain the 4wd unlike engage that claims to have a design but i haven seen anything... mjp2 races on his camburg kit and i havent seen any issues with it... just my opinion
     
  19. Nov 29, 2011 at 8:42 PM
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    Seems to be a rare occurrence, but still could happen to any kit.
     
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    I lol'd at the mention of MJP2 and no issues :laugh:

    jk his LT kit actually does seem to have held up even though it is far from "stock" as far as I can tell.
     
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