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Old 02-08-2005, 07:49 PM   #1
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What does it take to bend the lower control arms on these SSEi'*????? Are they weak or can they take one hell of a beating? (50-55 mph into a curb? Don't ask me, previous owner sucks at life) What about the spindles?
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See, I didn't witness the actual event.....but I heard about it, and I'm think and HOPING that the speed was embelished a lil bit.
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The wheel bearings are pretty fragile when it comes to sideways forces.....
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Well, the curb took care of all four rims......that'* why I got the GP rims on it.....I think they look better personally......thinking maybe if the rims took the brunt of it, and the struts are still good, that maybe just maaaayyyybe the a arms are ok?
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The wheel bearings are pretty fragile when it comes to sideways forces.....
It was a straight on shot from what I hear? But 201k milles.....I bet the wheels bearings have lived there lives anyways.....but I don't know if they're OEM?
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Time to replace them anywho....try to get a wheel alignment...they should tell you if anything is bent...
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Time to replace them anywho....try to get a wheel alignment...they should tell you if anything is bent...
Ya but I don't wanna get it on a rack and think, hey I'm finally gonna be able to get good tires on here.....but then have something stupid come up and screw me over and set me back farther.
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there is something messed up with tire wear that you have
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Ya I'm hoping it'* from when I had the spindles unbolted from the struts to pt the trans in, and the alignment got messed when the other kid had it...and maybe a lil bit ball joints?
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55ish into a curb wil ruin the a-arm.
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