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Old 04-16-2010, 10:17 AM
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I was thinking the same thing. Cut the outrigger half way and then sleeve it inside or outside, and you could bolt, weld or whatever. I think your biggest issue at that point will be a tight fitting sleeve setup.

Sorry to hear about the damage Dave. Is there anyway to avoid it in the future when you bolt them back on?
I think the best thing is stop doing slider drops on the Rubicon. Falling 2 or 3 feet square onto the sliders is bound to make them deflect and sure enough they did so, a couple of inches apparently. My thinking is that sleeved removable sliders and an inch or so of body lift will be just the ticket. The fact is they are used far more as steps to reach the roof and WilderNest than as crawling sliders and so mostly it's washboard rattling that worries me about bolted connections.
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Old 04-16-2010, 10:38 AM
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I would do an exterior sleeve (versus interior) and make it the full length of the tube versus a 3-4 inch piece as shown on the drawing. You will effectively double the strength of the entire support. If you do bolts near the cut seam and on each end, with nylock nuts, you will never, ever need to worry about rattling or bending the arms.
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