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Old 12-03-08, 06:56 PM   #16 (permalink)
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i'm just confused on why control arms would randomly be offset, without damaging them
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Since then, I've hit maybe 3 potholes total.
Ya, after hitting 3 potholes, it can ruin the control arm or bushings.
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well yeah, inner wear would be camber.. the upper control arm is pulling the upper part of the wheel in. or the lower control arm is pushing out. it isn't adjustable beyond fabricating your knuckle or arms.

EDIT: i was wondering about bad the pot holes were... lol, had to be bad for you to remember them.
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Here's the original thread. And my car is not lowered.

https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulleti...d-wear-130231/
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Actually, I haven't been driving this car that much. I've only had it for a month and a half.

One of them was kinda bad. The other two were just bad patches in the asphalt.

So I do need to replace the control arms, then? There's nothing else I can do?

It's the same on both sides of the car, btw. And the sorta bad pothole hit the left wheel, not both wheels.
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Here's the original thread. And my car is not lowered.

https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulleti...d-wear-130231/
I hella want that camber kit!!!
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I just want a car that works and doesn't immolate my pockets...
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you can always take it to an suspension shop and give them free reign to wrestle out a good alignment, but that might end up costing you a lot. be better to just get new ones.



i think it finally clicked in my head on why it's the upper control arm.. the way it attaches, if you hit a pot hole it's going to push directly up and slightly bend it, holding the upper part of the wheel too far in.

that blows..

i'll have to make sure i stop driving my legend like cars that don't break so easily.
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But why would it affect both wheels the same? I only went over the pothole with one wheel! That seems to defy the laws of physics to me.
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Check the bushings on the control arm. Both top and bottom. See how they are.
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But why would it affect both wheels the same? I only went over the pothole with one wheel! That seems to defy the laws of physics to me.
I bet the bushings were never replaced, since the car is old, age is taking its place on the bushings.
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Well, I found upper control arms for left and right at autozone.com.

Not too bad.

AutoZone.com | Shopping | Parts | Product Detail - Control Arm

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AutoZone.com | Shopping | Parts | Product Detail - Control Arm


Now, why is one side $70, but the other $150?
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Where would the bushings be located, and what do they look like? Or rather, what are they supposed to look like?
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You should call them why lol.
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They look like rubber. It should be at the front part of the control arm like this:
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lol ok.

Now how the heck do I find the bushings, and how to I determine if they're bad?
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