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I neglected to mention in my post last night that this thing broke on Pony Trails about 80 miles from home.
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I just pulled out the broken stud. It broke right below where the nut was threaded on, still in the threaded portion of the stud. You can see that there's still part of the stud in the nut in the pictures.

Do you guys think this is a defective part?
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Yes, I'd think they would send a new part. It looks like there's a couple of inclusions on the face of the rocker stud (the dark spots) that would initiate a crack, leading to failure.

You should have the pics verified by a structural mechanics engineer - they should be able to weigh-in on this more authoritatively than I, a simple safety engineer.
 

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I posted a reply in your earlier post suggesting it was a stud that failed due to not being properly torqued in the head.

That is clearly not what happened to you! Bad stud!

Call Em! ::
 
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