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    Quote Originally Posted by simp5782 View Post
    Yes and i am testing 4 dogbones fitted with them as we speak. I tow heavy and haul heavy with mine so i will have a good understanding of their durability. They do have some lateral movement especially with a heavy trailer and emptu bed.
    I won't disclose the part number or supplier till i am sure they are worth it. I installed 48 of them in 4 off road use only m931s last week. They are 100,000 lb gvw in mud on uneven terrain and 1 has failed so far.

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    I too would like to see the failed one. When that one did fail, did it separate and allow the dog bone and axle to move out it's alignment the way a stock one would? I'm curious about this.

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    I took my truck out for a little street and freeway driving yesterday. You know, to celebrate Earth Day The ride characteristics appear to the same as with the standard ends. Really no change. Being a short wheel-based truck, it has always been a bouncer anyway. Luckily, in the past few months our freeways have been getting a grade profile grinding which has smoothed them out considerably.

    According to the TM, my truck weighs 20,165 lbs. With the added modified (less four ft.) dropside bed, I'm giving that another +/- 900 lbs., I will call it 21,000 lbs. curb weight. Even if I load it it up twice its rated payload weight (15,000 lbs.) to 30,000 lbs. equaling 51,000 lbs. GVWR, I will still be nowhere near 100,000 GVWR or even 97,000 lbs. That is a near 49,000 lb. difference. I think I will be OK in the weight area.


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    Quote Originally Posted by simp5782 View Post
    Yes and i am testing 4 dogbones fitted with them as we speak. I tow heavy and haul heavy with mine so i will have a good understanding of their durability. They do have some lateral movement especially with a heavy trailer and emptu bed.
    I won't disclose the part number or supplier till i am sure they are worth it. I installed 48 of them in 4 off road use only m931s last week. They are 100,000 lb gvw in mud on uneven terrain and 1 has failed so far.

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    I certainly would feel more comfortable replacing mine, but I will definitely have to figure out how to justify $135 for each one to myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by simp5782 View Post
    Yes and i am testing 4 dogbones fitted with them as we speak. I tow heavy and haul heavy with mine so i will have a good understanding of their durability. They do have some lateral movement especially with a heavy trailer and emptu bed.
    I won't disclose the part number or supplier till i am sure they are worth it. I installed 48 of them in 4 off road use only m931s last week. They are 100,000 lb gvw in mud on uneven terrain and 1 has failed so far.

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    Just slipped a bone and had it trash a day of off-roading 5 minutes into the trip. What is the story on these replacement ends? Anybody else use them? Like how they can't pull through, concern would be ball/socket seperation, as mentioned by others earlier. I'm considering to just improve my stock ones by drilling and tapping the center for a bolt and then use a big thick washer to hold the arm in place. Opinions valued, I will search also.

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    Has anyone made one from UHMW plastic and (something like) bolt/stud w/washer?

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    Howdy,

    This worked for me. I ended up removing each dog-bone and threading each insert.

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    Bumping this thread to see if there are any reviews of the new metal bushings or the other methods of securing the original torque rods. I just had two pop off this weekend while off roading. I had to weld a wrench across the bushing to keep the torque rod in place to limp off the trail. Not fun in the dark.
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    I also just had a second one pop off at an off road park this past weekend. Can't get them back on. I use large ratchet straps to hold the axle in the correct place, and it drives home OK. Easy on accel and braking.

    Such a stupid weak link on an otherwise fabulous suspension.
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