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Aww man guys,...i was driving down the road doing about 80mph on cruise control then all i heard was BOOM! clunk clunk clunk GRIND!:facepalm: lol barely got the bird under control slowed down pulled over and see this! dam, i was hoping to get away with not replacing my passenger side suspension till the spring, but i guess not. had to call a tow truck, had to pay a $150 tow bill now i got to do some labor in the cold driveway! gotta get a new lower control arm lol, lower ball joint broke.






 

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I had the same thing happen a few months ago, except I was only doing 10 or so turning from an intersection. Definitely a sure fire way to ruin your day lol. Glad nobody got hurt though.
Also might want to get that wheel balanced or replaced. I was only going 10 or so and the control arm ground on the wheel pretty good (not BAD but enough to go, ouch) I can only imagine what yours would look like if you were going 80.
 

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I had the same thing happen a few months ago, except I was only doing 10 or so turning from an intersection. Definitely a sure fire way to ruin your day lol. Glad nobody got hurt though.
Also might want to get that wheel balanced or replaced. I was only going 10 or so and the control arm ground on the wheel pretty good (not BAD but enough to go, ouch) I can only imagine what yours would look like if you were going 80.
yea its sucks! i just bought new indy 500s and it rubbed on the inside of my fenderwell pretty good, and the control arm was scraping on the inside of my rim! hope it aint serious lol
 

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Looks like it crunched the fender a bit too...nice car, love those white letter tires
 

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Ditch the mirror tint for some solid black...half mirror tint reminds me of Eric cartman's "respect my authotitiy" glasses....are those pre 96 tails on that car?
 

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Ditch the mirror tint for some solid black...half mirror tint reminds me of Eric cartman's "respect my authotitiy" glasses....are those pre 96 tails on that car?
i personally love my fader tint, it adds a unique taste to the car, i dont wanna be like every other car with "black tint" know what i mean? to each his own i guess lol,...and yea their pre-96...my originals were VHT tinted but i got a fine for them being to dark so i bought these ones off of "Big Ed H" they look good,i like them alot better then the full red ones.
 

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This may have just convinced me to put in all the suspension I have laying around... ouch
 

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What's "juggalo" mean? Do you mean Gigalo, as in male hooker? lol
 

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What's "juggalo" mean? Do you mean Gigalo, as in male hooker? lol
lol, good one...no i dont mean gigalo,..Juggalo is a term that the band and their record label "Insane Clown Posse/Psychopathic Records" has given to their fans,....kinda like deadheads were for the band "The grateful dead" in the 70's.
i've listen to the band since 1997, lol long time. i like alot of the underground music like tech n9ne & strange music, Psychopathic records, esham, necro, KMK stuff like that lol.:wavey:
 

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If it makes you feel better I knew what your name meant.."Native" meaning Native American and "Juggalo" meaning ICP fan....Here have some Faygo!..lol



Rayo...
 

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Same thing happened to me about 9 years ago. I got lucky and was in a parking lot. It felt like slow motion - right front seemed to go up and then *bam* down it went. Also rubbed the inside of the rim and left a mark all the way around.

i personally love my fader tint, it adds a unique taste to the car, i dont wanna be like every other car with "black tint" know what i mean? to each his own i guess lol,...and yea their pre-96...my originals were VHT tinted but i got a fine for them being to dark so i bought these ones off of "Big Ed H" they look good,i like them alot better then the full red ones.
I agree - I really do like the look of the car.

And also noticed you're from SoDak :) Too bad you're on the opposite side of the state. I'm from eastern Nebraska.
 

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If it makes you feel better I knew what your name meant.."Native" meaning Native American and "Juggalo" meaning ICP fan....Here have some Faygo!..lol
lol, EXACTLY! i am a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, & A Juggalo lol....ooo man rayo if they sold faygo around here i'd buy that stuff everyday instead of pepsi products haha.

@ Melon - Aww Man, you are way on the otherside! dammit, should been closer you could help me with my LCA & J-Mod lol.
 

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alright! peeps, i got the bird done today, it woulda been done long time ago but the shockmount to lca bolt was seized in there so i ended up cutting the head of the bolt off and just getting a regular grade 8 bolt(temporary fix)...fighting through snow and cold weather but i got her going!...now just waiting to put my springs&shocks on for my alignment. just thought i'd keep u guys posted.

-Jeremy
 

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After seeing this post, I am replacing mine too! Been driving reallly easy this past week. Do you have to compress the spring while changing the arm?
 

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After seeing this post, I am replacing mine too! Been driving reallly easy this past week. Do you have to compress the spring while changing the arm?
No you dont have to touch the spring while doing the UCA/LCA, Sway Bar End Links, tie rod ends & Strut Rod Bushings. When i did mine i simply took off the nut for the lower ball joint and popped that out, removed the nut for the strut rod bushings, had a FUN time removing the lower shock mount to LCA bolt because it was seized in there... alot of PB blaster and a hammer will do the trick, if not them just cut the head off and pop it through the other side with a punch. Now when you remove the camber adjustment bolt (the bolt that hold the LCA to the frame) remember that it has a concentric washer...it has to line up perfectly for the bolt to slide out right or else it wont come out, the washer & bolt have a Flat edge...shaped like a "D"..and they have to be lined up to slide out...thought i'd let you know and save you a $20 bolt...lol i had to buy a new one becuz i hammered to so bad i messed up the threads before i realized it.:boom:
 

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Guys, take this piece of advise.

Get the car up in the air, and inspect your suspension components at least twice a year.

The upper balljoints and lower balljoints go bad pretty frequently in these cars. I have seen MANY upper balljoints break on these things.

My dad had a 90 tbird beater for a while, he was making a low speed turn near our house, the front wheel caved in and he nearly ended up driving the car into a GRAVEYARD.

Buy the entire arm, its a pain in the rear end to press joints out of the arms. Plus if you get an arm, you get new bushings also.
 
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