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Mullit

posted on 16/9/19 at 08:25 PM Reply With Quote
Live axle trailing arms

New to this game, just picked up a car and stripped the rear suspension, the trailing arm ends are elongated in a sort of oval shape is this common? Im going to replace them and the bushes but wonder why this would happen?
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nick205

posted on 17/9/19 at 08:49 AM Reply With Quote
Can you post some photos to show us exactly what you're talking about?

If I understand your description it sounds like the ends have become stretched - are the bushes a tight or sloppy fit in the ends?

If they're a sloppy fit then then ends must have stretched and that would indicate to me the ends need to be made of thicker walled tube to resist stretching/deformation.

Some photos will definitely show us what's gone / going on.

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MikeRJ

posted on 17/9/19 at 12:22 PM Reply With Quote
Is every bush housing elongated? I could imagine one or two getting stretched from e.g. hitting a rear wheel on something solid.
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