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JZX Cusco Camber Upper Control Arms

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  #1 jakebuffie

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Posted 19 August 2016 - 04:29 AM

Hey guys, got installed brand new cusco upper control arms on my JZX90, after 4 days of driving the ball joint popped out of the c-clip!! First on the driver side, then the passenger is slightly popped out. Also bent the drivers side arm slightly. Wasn't thinking it could be cuscos high standard for quality. After some research found that the aftermarkets arms will all most likely hit inside the wheel well unless the knuckle is shortened or wheel well cut out a bit. Any confirmation on this?


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Posted 20 August 2016 - 10:50 AM

If your low, and running RCA's then yes, uppers hit, but you hear it, and fuck it'd have to be a big hit to bend the arm.

I shortened my uprights the same amount as my RCA.


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Posted 21 August 2016 - 05:13 AM

If your low, and running RCA's then yes, uppers hit, but you hear it, and fuck it'd have to be a big hit to bend the arm.

I shortened my uprights the same amount as my RCA.

running no rca's, surprisingly didn't fuck up my wheel well at all but yeah bent the driver side arm somewhat..
Did you first heat it up before you welded it? Heard somewhere that had to be done because of the type of metal it is.


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Posted 21 August 2016 - 09:14 AM

yes cast metals need to be heated up for the weld to be strongest then let cool as slow as possible in sand  or similar ,

 

its best to get a pro to weld it  and brace it too.


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Posted 21 August 2016 - 09:35 AM

Yeah fucked if im welding shit, my welds look like bird shit.
Had a local guy do it, did everything at once.
But I was rolling around for awhile with uppers smashing and never had a problem apart from noises and now a bit of a dint on the inner wheel wells.
 

Im still surprised you managed to bend it, thought it would bust the ball joint or strip the bolts holding the ball joint plate to the arm before bending the actual arm.

 

Time to shorten uprights and get a new upper homie, 


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