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I have heard from some of my fellow riders that the 6 pack rack causes the subframe to crack. I guess what I want to know is what everyone here thinks of this or if he/she has had happen because of one. I don't see any cracks on my Raptor as is stands, and if the 6 pack rack causes them, then I will yank mine off.
 

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No. It does not crack the frame. Unless I am not understanding your question I cannot see how the rack can crack the frame. The 6 pack rack uses the same holes as did the grab bar. I have had mine since 2003 and have had no problem, with the exception of tightening it once and a while...
 

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They could be referring to the added leverage or maybe the weight if you have a loaded cooler on it going down a rough ass trail. I'd expect the aluminum 6 pack rack to crack before the subframe though.
 

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h0tr0d18 said:
They could be referring to the added leverage or maybe the weight if you have a loaded cooler on it going down a rough ass trail. I'd expect the aluminum 6 pack rack to crack before the subframe though.
I agree. Hell, often times mine is used as a wheelie bar after I get done drinkin what was once in my cooler. Mine has not bent or cracked yet. Just me is the one bent half the time :crazy:
 

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most grab bars are designed to break at a certain stress point so if you hit it hard it will just break the grab bar and not tweak your subframe. the 6-pack racks are designed to be very strong, its possible that if you did go too far on a wheelie and really slam the back end down, some say the subframe will tweak before the grab bar breaks. but i wouldnt worry about it
 
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