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Author Topic:   Rear end/trailing arm damage?
bcarter3477
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 13
posted May 08, 2005 08:49 PM  
Situation: Racing on Saturday, fast track but with some big ruts, I retire with a cut right rear tire. I go to change the tire and the whole rear end is kicked out to the left about 3 inches and let the right rear rub on the frame. After inspection on the trailer this morning the upper trailing arm bolt to the top of the housing is gone (and the traling arm is hanging loose. Nothing else looks bent or broken but clearly now everything has be moved enough to let the rear end move over to the left. Shocks are not bent, springs are still in their buckets.

Should I bolt the loose trailing arm back together and go racing or should I expect problems from the rest of the trailing arms now that everything has been 'stretched' to the left?

Thanks,

Brian

JYD97RACE
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 8
posted May 08, 2005 11:48 PM  
I think your ok. You need to look it over real good but you most likely can go racing. The tire was what stop you from having more damage. If the springs and shocks or ok I think your good to go. Check the shock good that the first thing to get bent.

bcarter3477
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 13
posted May 09, 2005 06:20 AM  
Thank you for the reply. I will go over everything real good, especially the shocks.

Brian

Raceman17
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 165
posted May 09, 2005 06:34 AM  
If you dont have them, weld some washers on the upper trailing arm mounts where they bolt to the rearend. This will make them stronger.

    

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