if you are taking off any rusty parts try out the home brew penetrating oil, 50/50 mix of ATF and acetone, i mix it up in a small jar (a very small amount) and apply it with a small artists brush (you dont want to get it on paint) let it sit a few minutes. does amazing things to rusty bolts.
That's a pretty good blend - leaves behind more residual oil than WD40 does, too.
As soon as I opened the box and saw those I would be giving them a call.
Seems half assed and lazy to me. How hard and how much extra would it have cost them to weld it up properly
I am thinking not much
Looks like a poor job to me. It would work, but they are selling those.... How are you going to get repeat customers, or expect to sell many if they look like crap, and half assed.
The welds are not straight, each weld has a crater at the finish, and are poor looking in general. They barely bothered to clean off the spatter. And most of all... why the heck not fully weld the damn thing. What, that might take another whole minute or two...
On their website I saw those short welds and thought it was odd, but I figured they had made it out of one piece of steel or something, and bent it, and then just stitch welded to reinforce the bend. But its totally unacceptable IMO to not fully weld the two pieces of metal together, especially on something designed for high stress applications, overkill or not.
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Originally Posted by speedbucket
perfect depends on how far away you are when you look at it:D
Originally Posted by Millermagic
It's a 4.0 ... as long as there's something in the crank case that isn't coolant I'm sure it will still run forever.
I was leaning toward buying those myself, but you just talked me into the IRO tow hooks.
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As a person who did 2 years of vocational-tech welding and worked as a welder someone who welded those doesn't know how to control the heat and produce a quality even weld.My teacher was a ball buster and those would have been re welded.
An update: I finally installed them. However, I didn't touch the welds.
I had my friend's dad take a look at the mounts. He said that even though they look pretty ****ty, the welds themselves aren't that bad, and that they are structurally sound. Seeing as he's a millwright, I took his word for it.