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Broken ears on stock coil

ronaldj2

Well-known member
But there are so many of these stiffeners online... Which ones actually work ? I'd hate to have the coil ears on my 6" DD Equinox coil break before one year of ownership.
I doubt you will ever break the ears on the 6 " coil unless you are whacking trees with it. I have had my Equinox for a few years now with the stock coil and have not had issues. That being said I'm sure the stiffener will help , but realistically I think it would be more beneficial on a bigger coil where there is more weight and drag. I will probably add one to my Christmas list. Also I have been using the 6 inch coil for about 4 months out in the woods , around small trees and under growth with no issues as it is easier to maneuver in tight areas.
 

Mark kus

Well-known member
I just did my 6” epoxied the stiffener to the coil see how thick the tabs are some are definitely made better than other I’d say as soon as your warranty is out epoxy a stiffener on or even better do it right away!!!
 

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kschae4

Well-known member
I only wished that my coil ears didn't shatter into lost pieces that were difficult to find without a headlamp or else I'd have tried Mark's fix above.
Guess I should try to contact Minelab as I'm still within my three-year warranty.
 

Mark kus

Well-known member
I only wished that my coil ears didn't shatter into lost pieces that were difficult to find without a headlamp or else I'd have tried Mark's fix above.
Guess I should try to contact Minelab as I'm still within my three-year warranty.
You can still use the method all you need is some hard plastic washers that take the place of the factory ears the same thickness epoxy those to the stiffener check fit after it dries then epoxy the stiffener to coil...That JB epoxy is super strong..
not to hard really
Mark
 

BobOso

Well-known member
I only wished that my coil ears didn't shatter into lost pieces that were difficult to find without a headlamp or else I'd have tried Mark's fix above.
Guess I should try to contact Minelab as I'm still within my three-year warranty.
Good thing it is still under warrenty. But if it was not you would still need to build up the stock ears, the stiffeners are made to be on the outside and need that extra space.
 

ronaldj2

Well-known member
Unfortunately I am going to have to get an ear stiffener for my 800 Nox. Noticed one ear broke , I still have the ear just need to get the stiffener and I have some JB Weld for plastic. I think a redesign by Minelab should be done. Im outside the warranty , woulda coulda shoulda gotten a stiffener when I posted back in December. Shame on me , but shame on Minelab. Definately getting a stiffener for my 6 inch coil as well.
 

Mark kus

Well-known member
Unfortunately I am going to have to get an ear stiffener for my 800 Nox. Noticed one ear broke , I still have the ear just need to get the stiffener and I have some JB Weld for plastic. I think a redesign by Minelab should be done. Im outside the warranty , woulda coulda shoulda gotten a stiffener when I posted back in December. Shame on me , but shame on Minelab. Definately getting a stiffener for my 6 inch coil as well.
Yes JB weld is one of the best to use and when you epoxy the stiffener on you can heat up the epoxy a bit in the microwave it makes it easier to mix and fill.
I epoxied mine on right away and check the washers replace them they're probably worm to.
Mark
 

ronaldj2

Well-known member
Yes JB weld is one of the best to use and when you epoxy the stiffener on you can heat up the epoxy a bit in the microwave it makes it easier to mix and fill.
I epoxied mine on right away and check the washers replace them they're probably worm to.
Mark
Thanks for the advice the washers are in good shape. Also going to put a stiffener on my 6 inch coil even though it doesn't get the amount of stress as the 11 inch.
 

autopilot42

Well-known member
Jb weld is the most handy useful thing I guy can have one hand for so many fixes. I always keep the quick and regular on hand at all times. Use it on many projects always works well. The quick is not as strong but for light fixes is great sets up in 4 hours the regular sets up in 24 . Outstanding epoxy. Will not let you down
 
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