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Originally Posted by full quack View Post
On real close inspection of both T-bars, they both had long term cracks, with rust visible in both cracks on both bars. The bar that completely fragged, was cracked end to end, with rust the entire length. The other had a rusted crack, about 8" long from 1 splined end.
I'm guessing that both bars were manufactured out of the same raw bar of material, and that bar had a flaw in it. I owned a machine shop for 16 years, and have seen my share of bad raw material. It happens, there is no 100% quality control from the mills, and I'm sure Sway-Away does not torque test or X-ray 100% of their product either.
Sounds like the most likely scenario, especially since they both failed.

Even if the bars are painted, I still coat them with grease to prevent corrosion.
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Old 12-20-2009, 12:54 PM
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