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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 9:26 PM
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    theduck911

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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).
     
  2. Nov 29, 2011 at 9:35 PM
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    1st IBTL cuz we all know how this is going to eventually turn out
    :rolleyes:
     
  3. Nov 29, 2011 at 9:37 PM
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    this wont get locked
     
  4. Nov 29, 2011 at 9:47 PM
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    Nah Hass should come in here and at least speak up
     
  5. Nov 29, 2011 at 9:47 PM
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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
     
  6. Nov 29, 2011 at 9:49 PM
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    At least Raptor Arms don't fail :D
     
  7. Nov 29, 2011 at 9:50 PM
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    Where's the re-do button? I'd press it! lol
     
  8. Nov 29, 2011 at 9:58 PM
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    are you sure about!? ;)
     
  9. Nov 29, 2011 at 10:02 PM
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  10. Nov 29, 2011 at 10:05 PM
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    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



    oh that's simple...paging David K
    :D
     
  11. Nov 29, 2011 at 10:08 PM
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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! :eek:
     
  12. Nov 29, 2011 at 10:11 PM
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    how hard do you beat on your kit?

    be honest lol
     
  13. Nov 29, 2011 at 10:15 PM
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    My truck has been pampered it's entire life! :)
     
  14. Nov 29, 2011 at 10:18 PM
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    yeah..... so has mine hahaha
     
  15. Nov 29, 2011 at 10:20 PM
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    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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    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 :D
     
  17. Nov 29, 2011 at 10:26 PM
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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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    btw... ya jynxed yourself :thumbsup:
     
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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 .
     
  20. Nov 29, 2011 at 10:27 PM
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    I'll vouch for you! :)
     
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