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Bent Radius Rod (Caster Rod)

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#1 BobBrumby


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Posted 14 January 2006 - 08:51 PM

I just removed the radius rod in my brumby to replace the buhses to find that it has a slight bend where the flange, that bolts to controll arm, tappers off. This is only just noticable by eye. I thought these things where straight and can be put in either way, so should i put it back in and forget about it or buy another one. If i do put it back in should it be the way it came out or reversed so it can bend back? A quick reply will be appricated as i wont to get it back together today.

#2 88HatchMonster


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Posted 14 January 2006 - 09:10 PM

They're supposed to be straight and if it's bent then your control arm is bent as well, so I wouldn't replace the radius rod without replacing the control arm as well.

But if it's only a slight bend and the vehicle has been aligned recently and tracks straight then I wouldn't worry about it. Put it back in the way it was and get an alignment done if possible.

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