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Old 09-05-2008, 06:29 PM   #1
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Bent CA Bracket

I curious as to what forces would cause this. Its the front lower CA brackets on the axle.It was only the passenger side that bent. When i did it I was only doing moderate wheeling and no sharp jolts, bumps or jumps. If you have bent your CA brackets like this how did you do it? I've already replaced both brackets and all is good now.

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Old 09-05-2008, 06:35 PM   #2
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I bent both of mine at the same time sliding of a ledge, the abrupt stop at the bottom shoved the front end to one side.

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Old 09-05-2008, 06:36 PM   #3
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With 5 links holding your front axle on top of the bigger tires and the positions we put them in there is going to be forces transferred to the weakest spots. That's usually going to be the stock LCA brackets first. Mine look just like your except started to tear so had to weld them up for the moment last night.
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Old 09-05-2008, 06:40 PM   #4
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Luckily mine did not tear either, I had to drive about 60mi today to get the new ones on. It really made me nervous.
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Old 09-05-2008, 07:45 PM   #5
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They bend from twisting it up, they bend from whacking something.

That's why I make skid plates for them - they also strengthen the mounts.
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Old 09-05-2008, 09:57 PM   #6
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they bend all the time its very comon thats why theres so many companys that sell after market stronger brackets

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