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    Need A New Intake Grate

    First this is all GEO`s fault I talked to him at the BUG then my grate broke

    ok now the second one has broken the bolt on the back (ride plate) pulled through the grate this grate was used so it might have been weak but this sucks I am going to get a new stock one Friday and try again

    has anyone looked at making one out of stainless? the stock aluminum one must be made in China because it is weak


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    Quote Originally Posted by shhr View Post
    First this is all GEO`s fault I talked to him at the BUG then my grate broke

    ok now the second one has broken the bolt on the back (ride plate) pulled through the grate this grate was used so it might have been weak but this sucks I am going to get a new stock one Friday and try again

    has anyone looked at making one out of stainless? the stock aluminum one must be made in China because it is weak
    Sorry to hear this man....I have a stock intake grate I think if u need one....I think Im putting in the R&D girdle kit thing...

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    I think I am going to try a new stock one one more time what is this R&D thing where can I find info

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    I found the info but I see one for the RXP but not the RXT

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    You break it just on those 2 runs the other day?

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    Did it break on one of the 2 runs the other day?

    That sucks man

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    I've seen where a couple of grates have done this same thing. The aluminum is real thin and installing and removing them a couple of times causes the piece that the bolt head contacts to break. Is that what you are describing Shhr? What probably happens is as you tighten the bolt the material between the bolt head and the insert gets stressed. I'm wondering if some people are overtightening for fear of loosing the grate.

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    yea Harry that is when it broke

    NC is correct about the grate this one was a used one that Shibby sent me when I installed it I noticed that the bolt hole was not perfectly round and this is where it pulled the bolt through it, I am picking up a new one today

    I need to look in the manuel for torque specs or does anyone know what they should be torqued to

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    Ahh, you got it from Steve. He had one that he sold on eBay, a while back, that had this very same problem. The whole center area of the bolt hole was gone(hope that makes sense). This isn't the same one is it? I bidded on it thinking I could get a washer welded into it but the bidding got way to high for a hunch.

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