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front strut blues at imperial dunes california

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#1 Rooinater


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Posted 28 September 2003 - 06:58 PM

dunes are rad!! :banana: but once again another strut bites the dust. i wasn't going too fast this time around but a few to many whoops at the bottom of a hill started to pogo me back to front. and in the process of trying to slow down more it poped. that's # 3. i need to find away to reinforce these things. or be nicer to them.

i almost shot off a 60 foot razor back dune!! :eh: luckinly i was only going like 10 to 15 mph at the time.

got to get my camera fixed so i can take pictures of my car out in this area. lots of rock and sand here in the sw.

#2 Qman


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Posted 28 September 2003 - 07:44 PM

Jared, try changing out that hub as well. There has to be a reason that they aren't holding. Is the bolt that goes through the knuckle/hub threaded all the way? If not that could be the problem.

Sounds like fun right up to that point.


#3 Adam N.D.J.

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Posted 28 September 2003 - 11:06 PM

Oh yeah, dunes rock!! I love taking the Brat out to the Oregon dunes in Coos Bay. Whot exactly happened to your strut? Cause I had some problems with one of mine last weekend, it kept sliding out of the knuckle.

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Posted 29 September 2003 - 12:51 PM

it's not at the bottom of the strut. i replaced that hub when the bolt backed out. :( it's the top bushing part. this is the third one that has torn out. and they alternate sides :( the first was the drivers side, the second the passenger then now the drivers side once again. what it's doing is seperating the strut from the top mount just tearing that bushing??? the first 2 times it shoved the strut through the fender. this time it just mearly poped out.

i pushed it back in the hole and drove home. it's driving me insane i seem to be the only one with this problem. i need to find a way to reinforce, cause so far the junkyard prices are hellacious!! :madder:

lots of fun!! i'm getting a new strut wednesday, they want too much but i have to pay it, i guess...
then on saturday i'm planning on running up to superstition mtns, to try the knock on wood trail, most diff rock crawlin' trail :brow: see how far i can make it.

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