[DML] Re: Control Arm Bowed
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[DML] Re: Control Arm Bowed

No hurry as long as you don't mind buying tires more often than you 
should have to. 

Did they actually check the alignment? Often the flanges on the bottom 
of the control arm get bent from hitting things without actually 
bending the whole arm. Are the rubber bushings in the end of the sway 
bar tight? If one of them fails the car will pull all over the place, 
in the DMC it's not just the sway bar, its also sets the caster angle 
(nice parts-efficient Lotus design).

Dave S

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "tuxr" <tuxdarby@...> wrote:
> The car has been pulling to the right for a while, brought it into 
> shop, the passenger side control arm is "bowed".  I'm told it looks 
> fine, just slightly bowed.  I'm guessing from one of the many tows 
> I've had.  But anyway, it was new 2 years ago.  I can accept the 
> slight pulling to the right, but don't want a dangerous situation, 
> though don't want to spend the money right now to get it fixed unless 
> I have to.  Do I have to?

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