The passenger-side rear lower control arm snapped last week pulling in to the Wendy's parking lot across from ImpalaFest last week. If ever there was a good place to break down this was it.
The broken arm was swapped out in the hotel parking lot with the help of some truly wonderful folks:
Mark Michna - donated his old control arms
LeClair Kirby - use of his compressor and impact wrench
Steve & Misty Koinm - use of his jack, jack stands, tools & muscle
Ed Runnion - advice & muscle
Here is what the damage looks like:
I called Frank @ BMR on Monday and he was very helpful. He said all I need to do is send the old controls back & he would have a new set shipped out to me upon receipt - no questions asked. I swapped out the other control arm today so I will be sending them out tomorrow. I must say that Frank was a pleasure to deal with!
The only thing is that now I think I'm going to switch to GW lower control arms. Especially now that I know how to remove/install them thanks to Ed & Steve!! So, I'll probably have a set of new BMR standard length control arms for sale soon.
So far so good...