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    One of the inner control arm mounts on the rear subframe looks like it has been welded back onto the subframe. Should I scrap it and find another one? I want to make sure that the geometry is correct, etc. I will post a pic. Thanks.

  • #2
    maybe it was a redneck camber mod

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    • #3
      G-E wrote: maybe it was a redneck camber mod
      Moving the inner point up actually gives better suspension geometry than moving the outer point down. Moving the outer is just easier.

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      • #4
        I wasn't bashing, can't imagine any other reason for it, still I question why only ONE of the arms was modified, maybe they couldn't align to specs so they did surgery, but that would point to something more seriously wrong.......

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        • #5
          Thanks for the input. I need to take a pic of it still.

          Im curious as to why it was only done to one side as well.

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          • #6
            Sorry for the delay; here are the pics. That doesn't look like camber correction to me. Would you use it?









            Oh, and this damn bolt broke off in my lower intake. I had it soaking in PB Blaster for 3 days and can't seem to get it loose with vise grips; it just slips off. Any suggestions?

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            • #7
              tighten the vise grips more , everytime i get one of those i had to tighten the vise grips so hard that it hurts my hands soo bad , get some leverage on the vise grips , heat it up ...

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              • #8
                Try heat first.

                You can try using a very small drill bit to drill down the center. Hit it with a center punch frst and do your best to drill it straight, this has worked for me.

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                • #9
                  Thanks, Ill try heat. What do you think about the x-member?

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                  • #10
                    I'm having trouble telling exactly what was done. If you have another one, use it... but otherwise see where the alignment is first and then fix accordingly.

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                    • #11
                      yes from the pics I can't see what was done, was the whole ear thing moved up or down?

                      there any other welds present like on the sides or bottom?

                      degrease/wirebrush it clean and take some angled shots of it... you could also measure the tab heights/position relative to the crossmember and the opposing control arm tab, the only logical reason you'd weld there is if it was damaged or rusted and it was just a repair, or the wohle thing was moved to correct some impossible alignment issue

                      on that note check the control arm itself for deformation too

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                      • #12
                        Thanks, I'll look into it further.

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                        • #13
                          Suggestion on getting that stud out....

                          Quit being a pussy...I've seen pictures of you. That thing looks like even *I* could get it. But yeah MAPP is your friend.
                          It may not be a Z, but it's still got a turbo...

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                          • #14
                            lol, no pussy here. This thing is like welded in there. Im using a set of BIG vise grips and it just slips off. Yes, I am clamping it as tight as I can. I'll get it with heat.

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                            • #15
                              MAP gas is the shazbot! :P

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