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Bikeman
03-22-2010, 11:09 PM
I finally traced down a clunk on the Lexus. I thought these arms were pretty beefy. I don't see any other damage and it drives straight. Everything else has been either overhauled or replaced. Frame and axle brackets are straight. I can't believe I didn't see this when installing the caster plates. Something smacked it good from the side at some point. Time to call Oleg.
http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm255/Bikeman_Colorado/DSCN0369.jpg

TIMZTOY
03-23-2010, 12:25 AM
damn.. that sucks.. can ya try and bend it back first ?? it would sure beat replacing it.. and your going have to remove it anyways to replace it.

Uncle Ben
03-23-2010, 02:47 AM
Mike, I have my stock ones still laying around. Give me a shout if you have trouble finding one or if Oleg wants a $million dollars for one. Those arms are forged steel......to bend one like that took some serious force! I wouldn't try to straighten it as safety is just too much in concern.

Bikeman
03-23-2010, 08:44 AM
Thanks for the offer, Kev. I've bought them before from Oleg for $100 a piece. Don't know if that's high or low. They're easy to replace. I don't know how one would even straighten one out. I wish i had the $$$ for Christo's and then i would pull them from Whitey.

nakman
03-23-2010, 08:58 AM
What does the other one look like? Man, I've never seen one bent like that.. :eek:

Bikeman
03-23-2010, 10:02 AM
Straight!

bigbluefj
03-23-2010, 12:53 PM
What does the other one look like? Man, I've never seen one bent like that.. :eek:

Straight!


:lmao::lmao::lmao:

Theres always the option of upgrading the arms also..
http://www.wildwestoffroad.com/catalog/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=3

just an idea i saw these on the rubithon a couple years ago ..

Kevin

Bikeman
03-23-2010, 01:17 PM
Thems are nice for the rear.

bigbluefj
03-23-2010, 01:23 PM
See this is where i need to read the picture better, i'm still new to this 80 stuff

Bikeman
03-23-2010, 03:23 PM
I need an arm. Out of options. UB? Anyone?

nakman
03-23-2010, 03:53 PM
I need an arm. Out of options. UB? Anyone?

Call Slee, they've got them.

Hulk
03-23-2010, 03:57 PM
Oleg didn't have any?

Uncle Ben
03-23-2010, 04:42 PM
I have one. Now getting it to you..... anybody coming to NSTBC Friday able to get it closer?

Bikeman
03-23-2010, 04:53 PM
That would be awesome kevin, let me know what you want for it!

wesintl
03-27-2010, 02:54 PM
there is a CFC 1990 fj80 in the at colorado auto parts. the fenders and front end is stripped down so it's pretty easy to get to the control arms. esp with the front axle stripped down too.

Bikeman
03-27-2010, 07:11 PM
UB hooked me up nicely.