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post #1 of 15 Old 11-29-2018, 10:27 AM Thread Starter
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Given that this came from the factory with this potential defect due to the robot being out of calibration has anyone heard of Chevrolet fixing this?

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Given that this came from the factory with this potential defect due to the robot being out of calibration has anyone heard of Chevrolet fixing this?
I haven't heard about this, someone tell me more?

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Re: Infamous passenger's side control arm crack

Some of the ZR2's around 98 had bad welds where the passenger side lower control arm mount is welded on.
See Beandips comments here:
https://www.s10forum.com/forum/f19/n...03-zr2-568649/

There is someone selling a girdle to stiffen the frame in that area. I think a combination of no front crossmember between the control arms and the wider ZR2 frame also contributed to them cracking.
Most other 4wd frame cracks are a result of abuse. Or age and rust.
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I haven't heard about this, someone tell me more?
It was only specific years and then they caught it and fixed the calibration issue, as it has been explained tome. My 99 is among the afflicted,
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20 YO truck
doubtful any dealer will help
GM went bankrupt in between then and now also
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20 YO truck
doubtful any dealer will help
GM went bankrupt in between then and now also
Love American auto manufacturers, especially when the vehicles are actually manufactured here. With business practices like; yeah it was a production caused issue but we're not gonna stand behind our vehicle and fix our error they ought to go out of business. this is a conflict I have an attachment to Chevy.
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Please name a model thats 20 yrs old and a manufacturer that has good willed a repair that wasnt a recall
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Please name a model thats 20 yrs old and a manufacturer that has good willed a repair that wasnt a recall
I have a 2nd gen G19 that's 29 years old and had cracked mags...They replaced them for free...





Oh wait...this is the S10 forum...lol
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G19? Glock?
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G19? Glock?

Yep....keeps his brothers company.

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....and the evil black rifle...lol
Plain Jane or all decked out with light, laser, night vision?

Working on a QD laser for mine but having trouble getting the scope and laser to agree. Figure my cheap laser isn't any good past 20 yds. But I was taught to site them both in at 25 yds and the scope will be on at 300.
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Plain Jane or all decked out with light, laser, night vision?

Working on a QD laser for mine but having trouble getting the scope and laser to agree. Figure my cheap laser isn't any good past 20 yds. But I was taught to site them both in at 25 yds and the scope will be on at 300.
It's pretty plain Jane. S&W M&P 15 Sport II. I have a Vortex Strikefire II Red/Green dot on it now. I have a Magpull hand guard with rails for goodies waiting to go on it. I'll get a sling mount to replace the one that has to come off, and probably a laser.

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Re: Infamous passenger's side control arm crack

I went through the same thing with my 96 ZR2 a little over a year ago. I notched out the crack with a grinder, drilled the ends of the crack, then welded it back together and made a cross brace to go under the front end. it stiffened up the front of the truck a ton and i havent had any frame problems since, and I am nowhere near gentle with it.
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Re: Infamous passenger's side control arm crack

Another question for the discussion. As someone who has lived long enough to have survived the (hopefully) last of my "hold my beer" moments, I'm wondering if something like the C4Fabworks brace is necessary if the truck isn't going to be driven aggressively in off-road situations? I'm certainly going to be off the pavement - and hopefully a fair distance from help on occasion - but mostly on Forest Service and farm roads while either fishing or traveling with a small (motorcycle) tent camper I'm also prepping for gravel roads with washboard surfaces. I'm just trying to decide how far the prep should go given it's a 19 year old truck being readied for some travels to out of the way places (but no rock-crawling, etc.).


Thanks in advance for your collective wisdom.


Edit: in case it's germane to the conversation, I should probably mention that it's a 2000 model ZR2 with the extended cab.

Just an old guy in an old truck...
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