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Old 04-12-2013, 05:27 PM   #11
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Ya I will take a picture Tuesday. My jack is at my moms.
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Old 04-12-2013, 05:51 PM   #12
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Well, that doesn't sound as bad.

Excessive wear, at the level that can be controlled by more frequent tire rotation, isn't "urgent" at least.

Plenty of time to figure out how much is "needed" and what to do about it....

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Just to add you could install toe-link's from massive or cfm & make rear toe adjustments super easy & make the rear of the car feel more positive.
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Old 04-16-2013, 12:08 PM   #14
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here of pics of the rear left.

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seems like alotta rust for an '06, but then you do live in the rust belt.

the photos are kinda blurry. If you took them with a digital camera, can you replace them with ones shot in macro ("close-up") mode? Macro is sometimes designated by a flower icon. Shots of bolts & rubber would be helpful, as would a couple that are a little further away, to give us a "big picture" view of each suspension component. Even so, the best we're gonna be able to do is second-guess your mechanic.
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Well, sounds about what I would expect.

By the time the bushings in any one rear control arm are wasted, the rest are not far behind. I wouldn't do one new lower control arm and leave the other waiting to fail. It's rusty, so I would expect to have to cut at least one bolt off. Those bolts, like many of Ford's, should be replaced anyhow.

If it were mine, I would expect to replace all bushings and fasteners, including the cam bolts for setting the rear toe-in. Replacing the bushings means new control arms.
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these are what the bolts look like on rear lower control arms. I just sprayed them with pb oil. I cannot get them to turn at all. Any ideas that do not involve using an axle grinder or sawzall?



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ahhh...beautiful pics! Isn't macro mode a minor miracle?!

penetrating lube is definitely worth a shot, esp. considering your vehicle isn't very old.

Unfortunately though, those bolts tend to seize on the inside of the LCA, so a gallon of PB might not even work. But, who knows - reapply the PB and let it soak for a couple of days; then take a whack at the bolts again. Don't compromise your personal safety.

As for which power tool is best to use, I personally can't advise, because at this point I said "f--- it!" and let my mechanic do it; he later said it was one of the worst jobs he's encountered. Search the forum archives - there are posts by folks who have done this dirty deed, but I don't know how much detail they mention. You could always PM them for details.

Regardless of which method you use, note how poorly the cross member in your photo is made! Very thin sheet metal and further compromised by corrosion. So, take care not to damage it when destroying those bolts. Since the LCA is gonna be trashed anyway, focus your frustration in its direction.
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What is the best Rear Toe Control Arms and Adjustable Camber Arms

I am looking to get:

http://www.massivespeedsystem.com/_m...s/g-62761.aspx


And

http://www.massivespeedsystem.com/_m...s/g-62727.aspx

For the most part I get all my thing from this web page or is there a better website?
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I am looking to get:

http://www.massivespeedsystem.com/_m...s/g-62761.aspx


And

http://www.massivespeedsystem.com/_m...s/g-62727.aspx

For the most part I get all my thing from this web page or is there a better website?
Those will work. You'll find the toe-links will give the rear end more responsive.
Try CFM= centralfloridamotorsports, Steeda, Fwerks, Tirerack.
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