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    Bowling Green Picture

    Nice picture from NMRA Bowling Green.

    that may have been my last outing for 2017...

    had as a host of stupid issues, blew off a charge pipe,,blew the fuel pump fuse twice, they got us lost in the woods on the cruise and over heated the clutch. Ended up with the car smoking pretty bad on the second pass and pulled out. Good thing I did because it also broke a lower control arm bolt and the arm hit the floor of the trailer as I loaded up.

    Time to start building a new bullet. Shame is the one in there was built for 2013 season, barely has 500 passes on it and only 10,000 Street miles ... Iím easy enough on my stuff thatís almost a shame, lol
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    And this was real close to a disaster ... luck it came out in the trailer and not on the track.

    now upgraded to 5/8Ē grade 8 bolts
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    Dang...that's fortunate right there...
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    Nice to know you take it easy on your stuff.lol
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    Were those still 1/2" bolts? I've bent enough of the 9/16" stuff in the past.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaxtonShelby View Post
    Dang...that's fortunate right there...
    yeah, got me thinking after I had some time to think about it.

    Quote Originally Posted by THE BIG KOALA View Post
    Nice to know you take it easy on your stuff.lol
    nothing but pampered easy going life for my stuff.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ares View Post
    Were those still 1/2" bolts? I've bent enough of the 9/16" stuff in the past.
    yeah 1/2” bolts. It sheared right at the first thread. Now 5/8” on the front with a full heim joint. I routinely check all the suspension bolts and had a wrench on this bolt before I loaded up for BG. I think the bolt was jammed up in the joint on that arm. The bushing is trashed, so I replaced them
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    Thought u had rod solid bushings on her. Wowzers

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    Those was maximum motorsports HD lowers. They are solid, the poly you can see is only on the outside to keep the arm from twisting. Is is a spherical bearing in there, with aluminum sleeves, then the bushing sits over the aluminum sleeve. I think the aluminum gauled to the bolt.

    Its really the same as a rod end arm
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    I see no heim

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    Itís a spherical bearing inside the housing with a poly insert to keep it from rotating

    The new arms are just a heim.

    the old arms are just like this except there is a tube around it. Trust me they are solid bushings in there
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    Wonder if the arb added this year made it weaken the bolt. U leave hard. Want you to be safe.

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    glad you got it all fixed
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    Quote Originally Posted by TooFast98Cobra View Post
    Wonder if the arb added this year made it weaken the bolt. U leave hard. Want you to be safe.
    thanks,I would think the ARB should HELP by making the load more equal. It doesn’t leave twisted up any more.

    On that topiv, it’s a little weird. If I had a back half ladder bar car the front heim joint would require a safety strap (loop around heim). With stock suspension cars we run the same heims but no requirement. I was looking You could but a loop under the torque box to catch the arm anyway. Eh, random thoughts, now 5/8”bolts and I’ll change them every season going forward.

    Quote Originally Posted by yeahloh95 View Post
    glad you got it all fixed
    lol, it’s fixed suspension wise. Motor is hurting. I’m going to try one more time, mostly to see if suspension works. But don’t expect any big numbers out of it.
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