Jun 1, 2011 update on Protege2886's 1999 Mazda Protege LX

Control arm - losing control

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Apparently my new nickname is “Last-second-Jeffy”. The reason? 5 days before a double header auto-x event I decided to swap my control arms. After 6 hours the old ones were off. It took another 10 hour work day, a flatbed tow truck, and then a few hours at my mechanic’s to realize that I had cracked the threads off the mounting hole for the rear bushing and had to retap the hole. Let’s just say the whole experience was an exercise in patience and self control. It’s a good thing I don’t have a swear jar.

Arms are on now with the Pedders bushings.


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