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C Gussets??

I'm running 35s and baby my 2013 Sport. Are c gussets necessary?
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post #2 of 11 Old 04-09-2014, 06:42 PM
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no, they are not.

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I'm running 35s and baby my 2013 Sport. Are c gussets necessary?
only if you do this Jk prairie city jump - YouTube
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If you wheel moderate to difficult trails, you can bend your C’s. I am not a D30 flamer but they are inexpensive and relatively easy to install if you can weld or know someone that can. I like them for peace of mind.

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that's what im talkin' about.
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Absolutely gusset the C's on 35's, cheap insurance... Doesn't take too much to bend the C's with the extra leverage and weight, even a nice pothole will do the job.

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I did my c-gussets (and truss) already. Will be putting 35s on soon. I recommend doing them...just use a good welder who knows how to manage heat. Otherwise you will cook the ball joints.

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I did my c-gussets (and truss) already. Will be putting 35s on soon. I recommend doing them...just use a good welder who knows how to manage heat. Otherwise you will cook the ball joints.
Gussets are very cheap insurance.

As for cooking the ball joints here is a thread with some info on ways to get around that. We did a combination of 30 seconds on and some time off along with wringing water out of a rag over the joints. No cracks, no cooked ball joints, and no bent c's.
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It is beyond me, why anybody would bypass putting on C gussetts when they are as cheap and as simple as they are to do. Why risk it? You're about to drop coin on big tires/wheel package but spending the less than 200 dollars to protect the C's isn't important?

I'm running the EVO Gussetts, beefy pieces and I have no worries about bending a C. I'm not even a heavy wheeler, just some mild trail usage. Don't skip it IMO.
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If you wheel moderate to difficult trails, you can bend your Cís. I am not a D30 flamer but they are inexpensive and relatively easy to install if you can weld or know someone that can. I like them for peace of mind.

-Dan
C's on the D30 are the same as the jk D44

likewise, I like them on any wrangler that is going to go offroad with 33's or more. The C's just seem weak and once they are tweaked, they are done.

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full artec truss front and rear along with Cs up front.
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