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Old 03-22-2010, 10:09 PM
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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.
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Old 03-22-2010, 11:25 PM
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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.
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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.
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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.
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What does the other one look like? Man, I've never seen one bent like that..
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Straight!
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What does the other one look like? Man, I've never seen one bent like that..
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Theres always the option of upgrading the arms also..
http://www.wildwestoffroad.com/catal...od&productId=3

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

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Thems are nice for the rear.
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See this is where i need to read the picture better, i'm still new to this 80 stuff
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Old 03-23-2010, 02:23 PM
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I need an arm. Out of options. UB? Anyone?
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