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Old 08-12-2022, 04:38 PM
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Kevin: the issue began around the 2008 - 2010 timeframe - maybe a tad earlier. I built my Lonestar in 2010. The lower arms they supplied with those kits used a split wall tubing that failed at a high rate due to the tubing not being thick enough and being split wall. I lost both of my lowers at different times with different failure modes. One tube split and the other completely broke at the weld. Around 2012 - 2013 or so, they went back to using the proper tubing and I have not heard of any recent failures on those models. We had a group that went together and had Riggs Fabrication in Justin, TX make us new ones. Rick and Luce designed a lower with a heim joint on one end. They are a very good replacement.
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