Re-bending suspension rails?

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Looking for opinions on how feasible it is to reliably bend tweaked rails back into shape. Sled is 2010 M8 162”. Rails are both bent to the side about 1/2” in approx the middle. If there is room, I wouldnt be opposed to reinforcing each rail with aluminum angle braces.
 

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summ8rmk

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Un bolt the rails, it may only be one that is actually bent and pulling or pushing the other one out of shape.
Do not weld the rails or heat them up, they will bend really easy if u do.

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I bent one similarly to that on an XM. Pulled it apart and got it pretty straight in a press and fortunately it was bent right where the BRP rail brace fit so I added some of those and it brought it right back to almost perfect. Never had any issues with it in several more seasons.
 

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You may not be able to run the x-brace there due to shock/pull rod clearance when the suspension bottoms out. Verify clearances before running it.
 
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