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Old 08-28-2009, 05:37 AM
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Default Front joint on the front control arm. Discuss.

So what does the other end of this bolt look like? Is it a ball joint with a threaded end? It's holding me up from getting lower and I'm curious to see if it's possible to replace it with a slightly shorter piece of hardware. It hits the ground now when I air out so it's in the way

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Old 08-28-2009, 06:11 AM
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I actually have no answer to the question , just wanted to say it looks like you have 3 elephants sitting on your car!
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Cut it off flush.

When the time comes to replace the worn ball joint, just torch off the nut.
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Yea, the other end of that is in fact the ball part of the ball joint. You can get away with cutting it down to the nut, just do a decent job so that nut can come off.
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Rally,
Got your reply. I'm confused, maybe because I am truly not had first hands on experience with the Clubman. But this looks to me to be a 1st gen suspension setup, not second. But maybe it's just the picture?
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Rally,
Got your reply. I'm confused, maybe because I am truly not had first hands on experience with the Clubman. But this looks to me to be a 1st gen suspension setup, not second. But maybe it's just the picture?
HAha I don't remember what my first gen control arm looked like, but I can assure you that that picture is a second gen control arm Might just be the picture or something making it look funny. Clubmans share the same suspension components as any r56 second gen.
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Oh, wait, now I see. That bolt is coming down into the subframe, not the control arm. Right?
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Yah, that's the subframe that the bolt is going through. The control arm is up at the very top edge of the picture.
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Hmmm, I think I can make a fix for this. Wish I had a 56 mule around.
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