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Old 10-27-2009, 08:58 AM
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Broken AEV Pintler

One of my Pintlers developed a hairline crack where the spoke attached to the body of the wheel (obviously not caused by wheeling abuse). AEV has a lifetime structural warranty on their wheels and has replaced the defective wheel.

It's nice to know there are still companies that stand behind their products.

Thanks, AEV.
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Old 10-27-2009, 11:42 AM
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Nice to know AEV is one of the good companies out there.
Strange how that happened, were u towing a heavy load?
Reason i ask is because my dad towed a heavy load one time on his chevy van in the winter, he was trying to get out of a good pile of snow when the tire cracked. over torqued or just weak metal.
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Re: Broken AEV Pintler

No towing, but some trail use. A reply to my post on JU implies that I got some old stock, this seems to have been a known issue with AEV's first batch of Pintlers.
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Sucks that you have to powder coat the new one to match your set. shouldn't they replace all 4 maybe?
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Re: Broken AEV Pintler

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Sucks that you have to powder coat the new one to match your set. shouldn't they replace all 4 maybe?
I had a powdercoated spare, the replacement is in Argent and is my new spare. If I break any more Pintlers I will have to have the replacements powdered (or see if my powder coater can match Argent).

I really should have just bought Argents to begin with - the color of my armor is very close to Argent and there was no need to custom powder my original wheels.
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No towing, but some trail use. A reply to my post on JU implies that I got some old stock, this seems to have been a known issue with AEV's first batch of Pintlers.
hmm - when did you buy them? guess i should keep an eye on mine?

I bet i do a lot less wheeling then you do though. Only bene out once in the last 2 years.

ganna step it up a bit next summer though
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hmm - when did you buy them? guess i should keep an eye on mine?

I bet i do a lot less wheeling then you do though. Only bene out once in the last 2 years.

ganna step it up a bit next summer though
Mine are a couple years old. You'll know if they go bad, they'll develop a slow leak.
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Mine are a couple years old. You'll know if they go bad, they'll develop a slow leak.
ahh cool - i know what to look for

mine are about 1.5 years right now - maybe i'll be good then

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