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Lower A Arm Bracing

Post by BMorgan on Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:05 pm

Got my lower a arm braces on. These are Fett Brothers....


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Post by dlaine on Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:58 pm

Looks a lot like the grip-n-rip that I just put on! Laughing

Here is hoping this isn't going to make the e-module blow out in the event of another 'found' stump. I am considering putting some holes in the a-arms to make SURE they are the weak link in the system. Thoughts?

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Post by Sngsht on Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:21 pm

Hey those look like the ones I got Brian!
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Post by BMorgan on Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:23 pm

Why, yes they doo!!

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Post by Sngsht on Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:28 pm

Seems like I remember Thumbdoctor recommending something like that Dave.
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Post by BMorgan on Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:38 pm

I believe he did too John. That cast aluminum looks pretty week. These will fore sure protect them and all that they are attached to.

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Post by Sngsht on Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:44 am

corrosion inside the A-Arms from trapped water is what would worry me. I commented in the thread about it,asking what he thought about that aspect,but it never got replied to...
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Post by BMorgan on Fri Nov 16, 2012 7:15 am

I think if it was done, you would have to find some plastic plugs to glue in the holes to keep the unwanteds out.

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Post by dlaine on Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:41 am

I was thinking either drill at the 'low' point so they drain and/or a little dab of silicone to seal them up. Any idea what size hole to put in? Is 1/8th too big?

If you want a little spendier, go with one of the light-weight cro-moly arm kits. You lose the weight and they are not as strong as the stock steel. Friend of mine put a set on his Nytro MTX (yes he has done a LOT to that sled!) and they lasted a whole 2 hours at Togwotee before he 'tapped' a tree hard enough to fold them up... I want to say the per-arm replacement cost isn't bad (same or less than a stock replacement from the dealer) but buying the whole system up front is what gets you!

Well - off to put some more 'stuff' back together on the sled!
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Post by Sngsht on Sat Nov 17, 2012 5:41 pm

I think Thumbdoctor suggested putting somewhere in the middle of the rear tube. That would allow the A-Arm to fold back easier, bending at the weak point created by the hole..I believe it he said 3/32,but can't find the thread ,the site's domain must be gone..
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