Why does OEM stand for original equipment manufacturer? It should stand for overly engineered mistake!
Just because a company has spent a ton of money on research and develop of a product does not mean that it is the right fit for everybody. Most times things have to be built to the lowest common denominator or in others words, for the dumbest of the dumb people. Cost can also be an important factor in both the quality and materials used.
In other words – STOCK SUCKS.
Why did I jack up my first 4x4 and get bigger tires? Stock sucks.
Why did I make a different backplate for my optima? Stock sucks.
Why did I extend the forks on my bicycle? Stock sucks.
Why is the only original part on my Harley, the frame, and why did I modify that too? Stock sucks.
Why did I custom build an El Camino? Stock sucks.
Why do I custom build my PCs? Stock sucks.
Why did I change out parts on my rEvo? Stock sucks
By now, you should see where I am going with this. Although the original designs of many products are just fine for the general masses, there are some things that some people might want to modify to their own personal tastes. I happen to be one of those people and am getting tired of having people tell me that I can’t do this or that. Once in a while, the customer might actually know what he wants better than the manufacturer does.
I know that there are risks involved with making modifications to things and I am willing to accept them. If you are one of the sheep that will follow blindly and remain ignorant of the fact that the manufacturers are not some kind of god, then just carry on and ignore me, but please do not try to tell me that I don’t know what I don’t know or any of the other, that will kill you, typical responses.
I was told that if I reversed the flow in my rEvo, that I would die. Guess what? I am still here and it worked on a very deep dive just fine.
I am definitely NOT trying to convince others that they should follow in my footsteps or that what I do to my own stuff is the greatest thing since nitrox. I just want the world to stop jumping all over anyone that might be willing to experiment with something. Nothing was ever gained or learned without first making the initial attempt.