I just took my WCX4 for the second time total (first time at the dunes) and I bent my drivers side lower A-arm. I was doing whoops at about 60 and I did get the limo in the air a few times, but I came down hard once on the front end and I'm certain that's what did it. But every other jump it handled awesome, it was like landing on a cloud honestly. And that was with my wife and 2 kids aboard too. I guess I can chalk it up to inexperience and being over confident/too comfortable, etc.It must be 50/50???? I hear about people bending A arms by hitting large holes or washed out roads which makes sense but then I hear its happened by just regular duneing. But then you have the people that say they hit whoops at 70mph and launch their car 5ft in the air and theirs are fine....Im buying an X in the next couple months and not sure if I should pull off the arms and weld angle iron to them right away or not
Since I'm new to this, I'm not sure what "angle iron" is, but it sounds like a great fix/solution. However, I was also told that if things like the A-arms are too stiff and don't give, that the frame can actually take the damage instead. Has anyone ever experienced this? I guess it would depend on how hard you hit because the frame could get damaged anyways.I have bent a total of 3 a arms and I have since welded angle iron from Home Depot and this has solved the problem 100%. I have 3 trips at Glamis and a arms are perfect. I highly recommend every cat owner do this.