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    trouble after RPM a arms install.. please help I'm lost

    so i snapped an front a arm so everyone said to put the rpm a arms back on there. so i did and the install went good. but now it won't steer at all.. I'm so confused. it seems to be really stiff in the front end and harder to push the suspension down.. i disconnect the suspension rod so there would be no tension from the suspension and there is a lot of tension. obviously something is binder up but since everything went on so smoothly i can't tell what it is..... any suggestions ???

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    Maybe you have to grind down the inner part of the arm where it rubs on the bulkhead just until it fits a little looser
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    You may of over tightened your pillow balls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jersey Jato View Post
    You may of over tightened your pillow balls.
    Listen to this one.
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    More than likely tightened the pillows too much. Also, take a pic of the front steering and suspension geometries so we can see if there is something out of place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jersey Jato View Post
    You may of over tightened your pillow balls.
    +2 on this comment!

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    I just broke both my upper rpm a arms...

    Was going less than 10 MPH and hit the tire of my Durango... so much for being indestructible...
    If it ain't broke, fix it till it is! BB Revo

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    Nothing is indestructible. I put rpm arms on the rear. I must say, the install was a bit of a pain trying to get those aluminum collets started and threaded into the ball socket. However once installed, I was very happy with the handling. I may do them in the front next.
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    i over tighten the dust caps on the upper and lower balls.. knew it was something simple

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    Quote Originally Posted by ausher1880 View Post
    I just broke both my upper rpm a arms...
    http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...ps12ca41be.jpg
    Was going less than 10 MPH and hit the tire of my Durango... so much for being indestructible...
    Cold weather reaks havoc on plastic parts.

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    one other thing is if you send in the broken arms to rpm they will replace them since they have a life time garuntee, well atleast thats what i have heard

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