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I need to straighten the A-arms on the my Arctic Cat snowmobile. They are make of 1" OD x 5/32" wall low carbon steel. My thought is to heat the areas of the arm that need to be straightened and bending them straight. I am concerned about causing a weak spot where I heat. Anyone have any advice? I woud think I want it to cool slowly to keep it from becoming brittle.
Before you go modifying them to make them stronger think about this.... perhaps the A-arms were intentionally made the weak point because they are easy to replace... if you make them too strong, the next time you land wrong or catch a stump with a ski, you might end up ripping the mounts right off the chassis...