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Get both the Weld in & Bolt in Kit?

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by zakk, Dec 3, 2001.

  1. zakk

    zakk 1/2 ton status

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    Since they are on special[​IMG]
    I have 36's now, plan to go to 40's as soon as the holidays are over. The frame is fine ***for now*** should i get both kits to end all concerns or just the bolt in?

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  2. wayne

    wayne 3/4 ton status

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    Get both and be done with it the first time. A few guys here have cracked their frame even with the bolt in kit and going to 40's the extra coin is a good investment in my oponion.

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  3. Stephen

    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

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    I think it's good idea to do both, like wayne said, there's been some cracking issues even with the brace so the extra thickness is a good thing.

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  4. ti.user

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    Stephen,
    Have you heard of any problems with frame cracks after both the weld repair kit and the brace were installed? How thick is the metal used in the frame repair kit?
     
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    BurbinOR 3/4 ton status

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    Go both. I had only the bolt in and the frame cracked............now it has both.

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  6. Stephen

    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

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    Haven't heard of any problems after both are installed. I don't know exactly how thck the weld in kit is, less than 1/8, probably about .100" or so I'm guessing.

    Keep in mind we can keep patching problems on these frames but they're still 1/8" riveted frames with no boxing and not enough crossmembers. if you're going to get really serious, consider serious frame modifications. There's a reason why tube frame jeeps and buggies are more and more popular, they're frames weren't up to all the extra stresses either. Ours do OK, but to do it really right requires some fab work on the frame.

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