I believe the overall thickness is between .075 and .080. That dual phase steal is super hard and eats sawzall blades for breakfast, lunch and dinner. LolI posted on here and RDC that I was talking to two guys from Can Am. One who was some sort of engineer, said that it’s basically and engineered fail point (like the X3 arms) so that the arm would break away and not rip the pivot points out of the chassis.
My smart ass comment back was so you break the arm, and take out the ball joints, shock, the rack. Lol. He’s comment back was those unbolt and are a lot easier to replace vs the whole chassis. I agreed and told him I was just being a smart ass.
The fix as you know Shark is going to be a weld on gusset plate to strengthen that area. In 3 years they will release a new 15% stronger arm.
Shark what do you think the cage tube thickness was? I was thicker than the OG X3 cage. I tried to get a feel of the thickness through those rear beauty bars, it seemed more than .065, but not .083. I don’t know the standards for dual phase materials, so maybe they have an Im between or maybe it’s metric?
I still think it will take a big hit to break those arms. A simple weld on gusset will take care of it. If that is the only think that needs to be addressed for the suspension no big deal.
They added a lot to the frame and front section and I don’t think it will cause any need for additional gussets.