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vosko
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!!

http://www.vosko.net/photos/s14/brokenruca/DSCF0009.JPG

radhaz
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.

RDM_II
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.

wong
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?

Jsquared
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

alex_kors
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.

Kim_Jong_Il
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.

vosko
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