View Full Version : so broken rear upper control arms suck!

08-03-2005, 05:55 PM
a friend was driving my car, hit a pothole said the car drove funny then stopped. looked at the wheel and it was all wacky lots of toe in etc. a day later i look under my car and see the heim joint snapped on my ebay rear upper control arms and i think i know why A) the heim is pretty small B) i think the heim got rusted and got jammed. since i hate having to redo things a second time i contacted kuah @ spl and he got me a set of cusco ruca's. installed them today every single piece looks to be twice as strong as the old ones. i guess the saying you get what you pay for comes to mind. the cusco's are also seem to be coated and have a boot already on them to prevent failures. pic of old broken ones on the car. i also want to say thanks to kuah for helping me out so quickly!!


08-03-2005, 06:11 PM
Painful pic http://forums.freshalloy.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif I don't suppose you remember the name of the vendor on ebay? Glad you got it all sorted out in the end.

08-03-2005, 06:36 PM
Lithium grase the hell out of the new ones. One of my Cuscos froze up after only a year, and we don't have the Titanic rust like you do.

08-03-2005, 07:20 PM
man i was just about to order a set of ebay for $150 but i guess i'll go with battle version ruca's now,any comments good or bad on those?

08-04-2005, 12:58 AM
Kevin at C&R can get nicer rod-ends (same quality as the SPL and BV) if you want to get the lower-cost arms. (i sound like a broken record, hahaha).

P.S. When you wash your car, you're supposed to use fresh water, not salt water! http://forums.freshalloy.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

08-04-2005, 01:30 AM
i had a project silvia RUCA break on me on the way to an event...when i got home they basically told me to f myself. it was in my car for about 2 weeks. lesson learned, dont buy cheap crap.

08-05-2005, 05:14 PM
That blows. Those pics are making me hate NJ even more, I'm going to dread having my car up here for the winter. You people and your damn rust.

08-08-2005, 08:39 AM
this car came from long island where it was driven everyday then i got it and umm i bought snow tires so i could continue driving it in the winter! but yeah rust sucks. i'm pretty sure this car doesn't know what a garage is. all of our east coast cars look this underneath which is why my s13 transformed from a nice car into a pile of rust! i actually got spare heims for like $7 for the ebay arms.......might as well keep em around i guess