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Old 12-27-2015, 07:42 PM
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I was a little surprised, and I'm not sure how to assign "blame" if that even fits. Rather than blame, since I'm over stock turbo power, I'm trying to think about it as a weakest-link thing.

Yes, the UI "failed", BUT that means that the Kryptonite centerlink and tie rods "failed". If the Kryptonite was up to the task, then the UI would never be asked to bear the load and fail. I think that this proves that even with the super-sized Kryptonite hardware, it is still NOT as strong a straight centerlink. But, I used to run a big straight centerlink, and I wouldn't go back.

I had a lot of initial reactions to this discovery, including thinking that a stock centerlink with sleeves and a DHD bracket wold be all that you ever need. But, then I thought about the strength needed for turning under big loads - like last summer backing up a 7 ton load in the back yard at full-lock in 4wd... the Kryptonite parts were reassuring. Plus, even though it was over powered, the Kryptonite does give the idler (and DHD for that matter) more leverage than the stock centerlink too.

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Old 12-27-2015, 07:43 PM
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just the stud. The bearings still spin pretty well and the casting looks fine. I have a video of it, but I can't get it to upload here.
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Old 12-27-2015, 07:45 PM
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the funniest part is that the truck drove in 2wd like nothing was wrong at all!
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Im glad to see that DHD brace will fit with Kryptonite Center link as well, been wanting to switch to that from the cognito supports . Someone mentioned the straight center links dont turn as well but i havent noticed much different turning radius with mine. If i were to do it all over again id probably just do stock centerlink, sleeves or a good beefy tie rod and a DHD brace, seems to work well for a lil less money.
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Found a little rubbing from the lca bolt to the DHD brace. I cut back the bolts to clear
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Found a little rubbing from the lca bolt to the DHD brace. I cut back the bolts to clear
Yup, cut the extra threads off and all good.
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I just put my brace on today. Turning right seems all fine but turning left I lost a lot. Is it the bolt on the LCA that I may be hitting? I will have to check in the morning.
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possible Give it a look!
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That's what mine did, had to trim the bolts.

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I just put my brace on today. Turning right seems all fine but turning left I lost a lot. Is it the bolt on the LCA that I may be hitting? I will have to check in the morning.
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Same here on both sides
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Excited to get tony's brace on my puller to see how it fairs over the Cognito stuff! After reading all of this it looks like this is the way to go
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We are also excited to Get all of Tony's chassis stuff installed! We are building this chassis as if it was a Diesel puller. It will only have a stock gas engine for one season then we will be adding some big power. I will post up chassis part install as we go! DHD for the win!!! We only run the best parts and Tony offers what we want! Quality and Best service around.http://www.venomtruckpulling.com
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What tool is everyone using to trim the bolts?
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4 1/2" peanut grinder will work just fine joe
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