i drive boats
top mount snapped, bottom mount weld broke and the threads slipped out. driving about 15 mph in the pouring rain. no idea why it let go at that time.
x2.looks as though the tube adapter has just been sitting in the tube for a while,plus the rod end is rather rusty along the break.my guess is internal corrosion got the best of the weld and the other rod end broke from taking the brunt of the load.what i find odd is rod ends dont normally break that way unless subjected to a shear load.Its been broke like that for a while
no,unless the rod end seizes it can rotate in the up-down and even side to side motion(within 20*give or take).shearing is a 90* force.i dont think it broke from shear load,but rather from an impacting stretch.the fault all lies in the lower tube adapter weld being sh it whether from corrosion internally or just plain not welded good.fabtech should pony up a new set according to their warranty.With the top bar being mounted to the center of the axle will cause a shearing force. Top tension and bottom compression from axle wrap.
You should just drop some coin on OUO or PMF traction blocks. Be done with it.i was not the original buyer so im pretty sure i wont be helped. i brought it to a fabtech dealer and he ordered the replacement rod, and is going to weld the other tube.
countless 12s passes on 37s probably didnt help