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post #11 of 22 (permalink) Old 02-24-2014, 09:05 PM
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My brother has these on his 700 they seem to be holding up well

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I've put these on my 700 on my recent rebuild and was wondering if a set of A-arm guards to fit these arms may be in the future? Not all of us ride in nice lush sand lol and it would make these arms even more desirable IMO. I don't know why aftermarket A-arm companies don't make guards for their arms. It really baffles me.

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Just bend some flat aluminum to fit them. Make out of stiff cardboard fit to find where they need to be cut at then transfer the cardboard to a flat sheet of aluminum. then just bend the aluminum. Little more work the just buying and bolting on but should be easy and cheaper.
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Figured I give my opinion on these arms...

First off, the fitment is not good. There is a TON of slop in both the upper and lower arms. I had to modify the upper arm so I could use the OEM sleeve since it was actually the right length. I had to order special shims to make up the difference in the lower arms becasue they had so much slop.

Next, for whatever reason, the a-arm weld quailty seems to be good. But the shock adapters are a total joke! I think my 9 year old brother could produce a better weld that what's on those things.

And finally, since the shock adapter has ZERO protection from rocks and the bottoms of my shocks were literally being chewed away, I ended up welding the shock adapter in and plating the bottom of the arm the way all other a-arms on the market are.

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This review is very disheartening to say the least. I just bought a pair. Always thought Alba was a quality product.
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This review is very disheartening to say the least. I just bought a pair. Always thought Alba was a quality product.

Let us know how your install goes. I'm interested if you have the same problems.

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Let us know how your install goes. I'm interested if you have the same problems.
After re reading my post I feel kind of bad for Alba but I still think there could be some improvements to their design. Maybe I'm just too picky over the slop but IMO it was a little much. And not having the zerks was a bit of a disappointment because now there is noticeable slop in the plastic bushings. But after looking at some other aftermarket arms they don't all have zerks so I guess that's just the way it goes.

Alba is still a great company. I just ordered a +1 stem and clamp from them for my practice Raptor and Fernando knocked the price down from $200 to $160 shipped which is awesome.

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Ill be sure to post my progress with the a arms. Sending shocks to jogaca this weekend. So if no grease fittings how do you get lube In there?? Now that i think of it my 08 Z400 has no fittings either!

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You could always tap and die a few zerks in. But several others don't have them such as JD performance. But Housers have fittings and that is one of the main reasons I go with them. Oh and they are tough as nails!

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The plastic/Teflon/etc is self lubing. Or, add your own zerks.

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