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slappa.

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hey, i heard a pretty mean sound comming from my front drivers side wheel while driving home.. stuck my head under the front and found this... :bang:



thats looking front on where the radius rod bolts onto the cross member. its a clean fracture.. jacked car up and wheel can move backwards and forwards horizontally :ranting:

since putting in superlows and 19's i drive pretty good now, so i dont scrub and bottom out, so how the hell would this happen?? am i ****ed?

tow truck for me!!!
 

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err that looks bad, did u hit a gutter or something :s,
 

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yeh it doesnt look good eh.. nah mate didnt hit a gutter not even a pot hole
 

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hmm, i hit a gutter head on and bent both z bars, didnt do anything liek that tho :s i dunno wot would cause that.. that will be an expensive fix i think
 

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wow I havent seen this before, the castor bar bush designed to take the impact from the road so this shouldn't happen :/

anyway looks like a new k frame and its a costly job aswell
goodluck
 

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never seen it
 

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yeh i knew it wasnt gunna b cheap. i'll let u know how it goes
 

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This is the problem running big wheels on suspension that needs replacing.
Tyres with 65-60 aspect ratio can absorb alot of impact from the road so it can reduces the wear on the suspension. With the 19's you are running now which is a 35 series tyre absorbs very little impact so there will be more strain on your suspension... resulting of this

I have 19's myself on my VT but I have replaced the whole suspension, very costly but I reckon it is worth it in the long run.
 

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The fracture looks like its been cracked for a while, judging by the colour of the torn metal. Good thing you caught it before an accident.
 
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