Originally Posted by pluke the 2
i think they have earned their nick name, "shitty built".
and while they look good, make sure you know that they should not be used for or on rocks. don't expect them to protect your doors off road, but they will get the job done at a grocery store.
I already knocked them and they are fine. The ones that people have the problems with at the ones that hug the body and have no side support. These have triangle geometry (welded upright supports for all the tubes) and would be impossible to bend. Take a look at the two and you will see what I mean.
These have vertical support distributing the force through the tube into the mounting point.
The ones you are talking about...it's just a long tube with no support, so naturally the weak spot in the center is going to give.