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post #1 of 5 Old 12-31-2018, 12:10 PM Thread Starter
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Bent LCA mount

Rear passenger side LCA axle side mount is bent in pretty far...the arm was bent too and I’m replacing it with another stock arm for now until I upgrade arms. While I have the arm out I was thinking about heating the bracket up and bending it back. It rubs the arm during articulation. Or I suppose I could just cut the bent portion off. Is either option a bad idea?
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post #2 of 5 Old 12-31-2018, 01:13 PM
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Oh thatís nice! Have you tried bending it with a pipe wrench, large adjustable crescent or vice grips? Some leverage and it should go, put the bolt back in too (with a thick washer if ya got it) so it wonít deform (widen) the bracket as much. Itís going to be fatigued no matter what so not as strong as it was before...but hey that just means itíll bend back easier next time
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You wont need to use heat to bend factory brackets.

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post #4 of 5 Old 01-01-2019, 02:08 PM
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Yeah you won't need any heat to straighten it up , but it wouldn't hurt to look in the Artec catalog for a couple of LCA bracket skids , you pretty much beat that one repeatedly .
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post #5 of 5 Old 01-30-2019, 02:59 PM
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I agree with using skids.
I had smashed my Front LCA brackets pretty bad, so during install of front skid plates I realized how much I actually had moved them.
It will help keep the brackets from folding back together again, and keep from the LCA's from binding on the mounts.

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