Project: "Turboyota" (Tur-BRO-yota would probably be more accurate)

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Mar 29, 2017
Lets discuss. Not enough amps? More filler needed? Or just exceeding the strength of the material?
Not talking shit about Turbos welding or fab skills, at least not on the internet, I would do it in person lol
Here is my analysis:

69.69% of the failure is due to my driving style. Absolutely no fucks given: I have very limited skill, and I’m right on the cusp of running out of talent ALWAYS.

20% is insufficient gusseting, lack of steel, and piss-poor engineering on my part. Many kits hold up fine with thinner material and less bracing, but never see the beating and dirt mileage that this truck has seen.

10% is probably welding shittiness. When the steering tabs cracked through the welds, I figured it was partially due to only welding one side of the tabs and the vertical plate, so when I beefed up the spindles, I welded the other side also.

0.31% could be due to materials. I always mix 4130, hot rolled, and cold rolled. Maybe that’s part of the problem.

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