Drilling holes on chassis! Will it void warranty?

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  1. P. A. Schilke

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    Hi Thom,

    Not quite. However if you heard them say "you are kidding? You will actually drive this vehicle over this pot hole course for 1000 Cycles?" We have tests that are so sever that the vehicle is literately trashed at the end of their prototype life. Our pot hole course is longer than two football fields end to end with 6" deep steel rimmed pot holes and one cycle is up and back down. You cannot see the speedometer due to the violent nature of the course and so they have strobes to flash into the side window to ensure you are at 30 mph for the course. At the end of 1000 cycles there is a Slide for Life test...the fully loaded vehicle is driven into the mother of all pot holes at 30 mph where the brakes are hit as you hit the pot hole which collects both front wheels at the same time...6" deep steel rimed. The only criteria of Slide for Life is that the vehicle has to move 100 ft under its own power...things are bent to shit, but it has to move and steer... The vehicle then goes to the crusher...totally trashed. Dido for a durability section called Silver Creek. So violent that the drivers are allowed to unbuckle the seatbelts due the shoulder bruising from the violent motion of the truck...

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    I did this.
    That's actually what I did

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    Referring to your comment about a spacer, that's what I did on my brackets.
     
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    Help me out a little...can't quite figure out what that thing is you're showing...o_O
     
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    What would you like to see pictures of? I posted quite a few pictures of the Shrockworks sliders on the Rock Slider thread.
     
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    Reply was meant to rangerpride
     
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    Of the brackets mounted on the chassis. But I'll check out the thread
     

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