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Old 04-04-2011, 11:01 AM   #1317
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I keep getting mixed up as to which arms are which.. DE..you are right.

I guess the ones I have are the drag race ones - I didn't need the other adjustment hole, as I lowered the car with the coilover's.

They are a high quality part. I really like them! All of the rear Spohn arms are 1st rate pieces.

Hey, where is the damn exhaust ? Dontcha know it is ILL-Legal to run without 'dem things.. Put them back on there...

P.S. I used Spohn Del-Sphere components on the rear of the SST. Agree that they are 1st rate pieces.
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Old 04-04-2011, 12:05 PM   #1318
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Damn man, it always seems like something, huh? Could the stock piece be failing due to the increased stiffness of the sway bar?
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Old 04-04-2011, 12:22 PM   #1319
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PQ, save your Dollars... there is a lot of $$$ in here...
I see. Starting with those SuperCar canisters..... lol

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Could the stock piece be failing due to the increased stiffness of the sway bar?
Shouldn't. I don't drive any more sideways than anyone else, and nobody else has had this happen.

Just me and 1 other member so far. Plus I think 3 cases a Pfadt vendor said they had.

I'm at a total loss. I'm not sure what is going on. BOTH have failed now. And the second one AFTER I replaced the first one. I've looked the whole system over and it's installed perfectly. Not sure how to proceed. Obviously I gotta replace this arm too. Go from there I guess. The sway bar rotates like it's supposed to. It's not twisted.

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Old 04-04-2011, 12:28 PM   #1320
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How long does it take to install a control arm? Is it difficult? I may just buy a set from Spohn and put them in myself if it's not too hard to do.
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Old 04-04-2011, 12:48 PM   #1321
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Randy follow me here for a minute. Each car is different. When I talked about FI with Vengeance they explained to me that FI gave you immediate power, more low end HP, Torque etc and it was quicker because it was more immediate versus a cam that would kinda roll into it over a power band so to speak.

Although we have similar numbers yours is achieved totally different than mine and you put more immediate stress on your suuspension than mine. Since we pretty much have the same car, well until the coil overs do you think that the added increase of immediate torque has anything to do with it since torque is what breaks things? Just throwing out ideas.
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Old 04-04-2011, 01:04 PM   #1322
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How long does it take to install a control arm? Is it difficult? I may just buy a set from Spohn and put them in myself if it's not too hard to do.
I can do it in 20 to 30 minutes now.

But I'd plan on a couple hours if you've never gotten into it before. Mostly because you and me think similarly as far as gathering info and being curious. What takes me longer when I do something I've never done before is getting in there and seeing WHY they did it that way and learning as much as I can out of the project AND the surrounding parts of the project.

Get a good breaker bar.....

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Randy follow me here for a minute. Each car is different. When I talked about FI with Vengeance they explained to me that FI gave you immediate power, more low end HP, Torque etc and it was quicker because it was more immediate versus a cam that would kinda roll into it over a power band so to speak.

Although we have similar numbers yours is achieved totally different than mine and you put more immediate stress on your suuspension than mine. Since we pretty much have the same car, well until the coil overs do you think that the added increase of immediate torque has anything to do with it since torque is what breaks things? Just throwing out ideas.
I suppose it could be a factor. My power is certainly instantaneous. Wheel hop could have played a roll. I think Chris is dead on at that.

But, I think Pete is also on to something. If my bolts had gotten loose, they could have weakend the metal being allowed to move as the were bound.

I just don't know.
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Old 04-04-2011, 01:07 PM   #1323
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I can do it in 20 to 30 minutes now.

But I'd plan on a couple hours if you've never gotten into it before. Mostly because you and me think similarly as far as gathering info and being curious. What takes me longer when I do something I've never done before is getting in there and seeing WHY they did it that way and learning as much as I can out of the project AND the surrounding parts of the project.

Get a good breaker bar.....

I suppose it could be a factor. My power is certainly instantaneous. Wheel hop could have played a roll. I think Chris is dead on at that.

But, I think Pete is also on to something. If my bolts had gotten loose, they could have weakend the metal being allowed to move as the were bound.

I just don't know.
OK but the second arm you installed would not have had that problem of being loose correct?
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Old 04-04-2011, 01:17 PM   #1324
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OK but the second arm you installed would not have had that problem of being loose correct?
The one that's failing now is the second of the original two.

I replaced the first one with a new arm that is holding just fine.
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Old 04-04-2011, 01:21 PM   #1325
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OK so now you just need to replace the second original, I understand now. I sure hope that works for you Big Dog.
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Old 04-07-2011, 12:31 AM   #1326
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I think I"m good now. Alignment and all is good.

Still very odd to me.

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Old 04-07-2011, 06:00 AM   #1327
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PQ I can't tell you how valuable it is, to me, that you have posted all the pics and videos of this process. Thanks for taking the time to do this. The reason you had to do it sucks, but you given me and anyone else thinking of doing this themselves a lot of insight to what's what under there.

Now just keep it straight and get to the fest!
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Old 04-07-2011, 08:05 AM   #1328
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PQ I can't tell you how valuable it is, to me, that you have posted all the pics and videos of this process. Thanks for taking the time to do this. The reason you had to do it sucks, but you given me and anyone else thinking of doing this themselves a lot of insight to what's what under there.

Now just keep it straight and get to the fest!
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Old 04-11-2011, 01:52 AM   #1329
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When are you guys leaving Bama?

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Old 04-11-2011, 02:10 AM   #1330
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When are you guys leaving Bama?

GTAHVIT is coming in tomorrow. He'll stay here tomorrow night and me and him leave, driving in tandem, to the fest.

Bonnie will catch a flight later in the week.
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