- Jan 13, 2005
You can see the variation here. There are 3 different thicknesses of levers.
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That's awesome Tony, standing behind your product is commendable, have you yourself ran into this issue on your personal vehicle?The ones I seem making will have an additional tab like this. It could also be solved by drilling a small hole and running a bolt through the lever and handle arm to fix them together.
With the billet handles this should be no problem add they have the relief for the lever just like factory. I will also have the upgraded levers available.
i would consider going even thicker! i forget the oen size and can check tomorrow but im pretty sure its near 2.5mm thick. so 14G wont cut it even if its stainless, thats my opinion at least anyway,The aftermarket ones vary by set, even between sides I have seen variation.
The ones I am making are 14g stainless and have a tab that will fold around the arm. The next weak link will be the plastic from the bezel(not anything I can do about the people that break those..
The factory ones are 1.5mm thick not 2.5. These are thicker(14G is 1.95mm) than the factory and stainless rather than regular steel. This is stronger than the factory piece. and way better than the normal aftermarket ones.i would consider going even thicker! i forget the oen size and can check tomorrow but im pretty sure its near 2.5mm thick. so 14G wont cut it even if its stainless, thats my opinion at least anyway,
Pulled it off a 97 Gst factory handle. So unless mitsu made changes that's definitely an oddity. I am using digital calipers. The after market ones measure 1.38mm (which is very close to 17G measurements)I measured mine today, (oem) and its 2mm thick, the spring is also 2mm thick and thats oart of the problem, its a tad too stiff for a handle, these are new out the box ffrom nov 2018, if yours are 1.5 not sure why that is, i will confirm my old handle aswel
Add the tab that will wrap around the arm to that strength and the next weak link is the bezel.I am using 14G stainless which 1.9843mm. The strength difference between mild steel and stainless even if I were to use 16G should be more than enough to eliminate the problem.
Unfortunately that isn't an option given that 75% of the people who order handles want them loaded into bezels. Since I don't have their OEM ones the only option is aftermarket.you ideally dont need to touch the arm, i have never bent one and never seen anyone until now mention it being an issue, the spring is just too stiff for the setup so if that went down in size it would soften the pull and be alot nicer to the plastic upright where the bolt goes through,
as for mitsu changing im not sure, i can let you know tomorrow what my oem handle had from the factory as its at work currently if that is the same then they never changed them but i will confirm all this tomorrow
Arh that is very true in deed! Then they take that risk of a weaker bracket thats out of your control,Unfortunately that isn't an option given that 75% of the people who order handles want them loaded into bezels. Since I don't have their OEM ones the only option is aftermarket.