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Thread: Noodle trailing arms ordering thread. Y'all with rubbin' wheelz git in here!

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    Re: Noodle trailing arms ordering thread. Y'all with rubbin' wheelz git in here!

    Quote Originally Posted by FuzzyLogic View Post
    If you're ever feeling nostalgic, I can burn you a CD filled with "ghhhhkxxxghxxxxx" (<--- trailing arms scraping) to play while you drive. :P
    I used to cringe at every undulation of the road surface 'cause that's when I'd get a real ear full. I kept thinking, "I'm ruining those gorgeous wheels! A-r-r-g-g-h-h!" Not sure why, but it seemed to not do it in the very beginning when I first put the wheels on, but then I started hearing it as it just got worse and worse. Maybe I wasn't tuned into the noise at first. Not sure.

    Oh well. Glad Killer jumped up and did this.

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    Re: Noodle trailing arms ordering thread. Y'all with rubbin' wheelz git in here!

    Quote Originally Posted by FuzzyLogic View Post
    I'm in the middle of 5-6 different mods to my car right now, but I just wanted to quickly mention that I installed Killer's arms and they work great. My install process was identical to Rand49er, with the exception that I got pissed off on the front two cradle bolts (didn't have to remove all four, by the way--but the bolts BARELY made it out) and cut off a little bit of excess with my Sawzall so that I could install them upside down (bolt pointing up, nut on top).

    I'm curious about installing the bolts upside down & have a remark:

    FACTORY: If the nut comes loose, rattles off, or shears off for any reason, the bolt will stay in place & keep the arms in place.

    YOUR METHOD: If the nut comes lose, rattles off, or shears off for any reason, the bolt drops & the arm goes willy nilly about underneath.

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    Re: Noodle trailing arms ordering thread. Y'all with rubbin' wheelz git in here!

    If any other bolt came loose in your suspension, I would think it would be a huge problem too

    I believe they were installed from the top to ease in assembling that component separately on the assembly line, not because they were planning on it falling out.

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    Re: Noodle trailing arms ordering thread. Y'all with rubbin' wheelz git in here!

    Quote Originally Posted by LAYGO View Post
    I'm curious about installing the bolts upside down & have a remark:

    FACTORY: If the nut comes loose, rattles off, or shears off for any reason, the bolt will stay in place & keep the arms in place.

    YOUR METHOD: If the nut comes lose, rattles off, or shears off for any reason, the bolt drops & the arm goes willy nilly about underneath.
    Just torque the snot out of it, and you'll be fine. Those bolts won't go anywhere.
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    Re: Noodle trailing arms ordering thread. Y'all with rubbin' wheelz git in here!

    Quote Originally Posted by rand49er View Post
    Just torque the snot out of it, and you'll be fine. Those bolts won't go anywhere.
    Exactly. I'm as worried about that particular bolt coming undone as I am about my flywheel bolts coming loose.

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    Re: Noodle trailing arms ordering thread. Y'all with rubbin' wheelz git in here!

    there's always loctite

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    Re: Noodle trailing arms ordering thread. Y'all with rubbin' wheelz git in here!

    Just torque to spec with loctite. Some engineer sat down and figured out what it would take to keep that joint tight. Over-torquing could lead to failure just as much as under-torquing. It also doesn't hurt to check any bolt you've removed every now and then to verify that it is still tight.

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    Re: Noodle trailing arms ordering thread. Y'all with rubbin' wheelz git in here!

    cam3439 - Finally had time and supplies to get your arms done. They are shipping out UPS tomorrow

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    Re: Noodle trailing arms ordering thread. Y'all with rubbin' wheelz git in here!

    nice...will be installing these with a set of the TurnInConcepts bushings. We shall see what it feels like.

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    Re: Noodle trailing arms ordering thread. Y'all with rubbin' wheelz git in here!

    What's the advantage to replacing those bushings?

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    Re: Noodle trailing arms ordering thread. Y'all with rubbin' wheelz git in here!

    Quote Originally Posted by FuzzyLogic View Post
    What's the advantage to replacing those bushings?
    Mine were like in the video below when I installed the BMR ones.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9xqY...feature=relmfu

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FszcyYLgZo

    just one more thing to do while I'm under there

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    Re: Noodle trailing arms ordering thread. Y'all with rubbin' wheelz git in here!

    I just sent in an order for a set of Level 2 arms. I can't wait to get them installed and be done with that grinding sound for good! What's the current wait time for these? I haven't seen an updated list of the people who have them on order. Or maybe I am next on the list, which would be nice.

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    Re: Noodle trailing arms ordering thread. Y'all with rubbin' wheelz git in here!

    Yep, you're next! I'm currently waiting for a core so if anyone has some in good condition I'd like to buy a couple sets. By good condition, I mean sets that look better than the ones that sciroccokid posted on the previous page. When they are rusty and pitted like that, I'd rather not modify them. If they have a few spots of chipped paint and surface rust, however, that is no big deal. Refund is $75 for each set you send me.

    ORDER QUEUE
    1. FuzzyLogic - Level 2 DELIVERED
    2. rand49er - Level 2 DELIVERED
    3. raguncajn - Level 2 DELIVERED
    4. cam3439 - Level 2 SHIPPED
    5. Bionic - Level 2 Waiting for core

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    Re: Noodle trailing arms ordering thread. Y'all with rubbin' wheelz git in here!

    I keep meaning to send you mine, but grad school keeps getting in the way.

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    Re: Noodle trailing arms ordering thread. Y'all with rubbin' wheelz git in here!

    Quote Originally Posted by FuzzyLogic View Post
    I keep meaning to send you mine, but grad school keeps getting in the way.
    Funny. I was your age when I finished grad school ... one month before I turned the big "three oh." You're gonna love being done.
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