Re: [DML] Upgraded Front Suspension
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Re: [DML] Upgraded Front Suspension



On 10/27/2011 08:49 AM, content22207 wrote:
> Actually the ball joint end can snap off. Byrne has pictures of such on his website, and it happened to a European owner shortly before the old DMCTalk.com site went down.
>
> OEM arms are also easily bent. They are only made of 16 gauge sheet metal.
>
> And of course they rust every bit as badly as a fender or quarter panel (they are made of the same stuff).

This happened to me not too long ago.... 
http://www.discordia.org/~jason/lowercontrolarm.jpg 
<http://www.discordia.org/%7Ejason/lowercontrolarm.jpg>

I didn't hit anything. Just all of the sudden the steering started to 
feel funny.

About six months before that I had the lower control arms off to replace 
the bushing and was thinking of sanding and repainting them. But when I 
cleaned them up they looked to be in good shape so I didn't bother. 
Oops. Now I'm using stainless steel ones.





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