Panels weren't at all a pain to take off. Although, if that's all you were wanting to do, it does involve the removal of several items and could be considered a pain. Since I was taking everything else off also, it didn't register as a pain to me at the time. Three nuts along the top, inside, behind the plastic trim pieces and then popping a few rivets.
I saw those at autoform and was going to use them if I couldn't find anything used. Ended up getting a used one in Houston for $250.
Last edited by ericgavinroberts; April 8th, 2015 at 04:48 PM.
Are you doing a before and after dyno of the repairs?
Of course! I'm not an idiot.
Also, I've got a call into the shop owner to make sure they repaint it with a paint made to withstand all the high temperatures under the hood.
Originally Posted by Stuntman
What tires were you running? Do you track your car often? Did you hit one of those aggressive apex curbs?
I was running PS2s that were maybe 1 yr old. Did not hit one of the gator backs. I have a pretty good amount of track experience. Knuckle snapped, lost tow control and it dewheeled the tire sending me spinning counterclockwise.
Last edited by ericgavinroberts; April 9th, 2015 at 08:36 AM.
The way it went down, I'm 100% positive it caused the wreck. Felt like someone bumped me from behind and then the car was gone, no chance of catching it. I was only going 70ish mph and had done that same turn numerous times at around 90 so I know I as nowhere near the limit. It was a clean break off the knuckle. No signs of stress then fracture. Collision center guy said he could see signs of oil seepage into the metal so he thought there was probably a hairline crack or imperfection and it gave under the load. Which made me wonder, I know there was a recall on the gen III knuckles. There wasn't any bleed over of gen III knuckles into late gen II cars were there? I know it's a different part number, but that doesn't always mean different parts.
There is video on YouTube of the crash from the guy behind me and it looks like a blow out but there isn't any tire damage other than the tire being folded over on itself and crammed into the wheel well.
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