[QUOTE]Originally posted by qwikgta:
I have the same setup, but I haven't put a lot of miles on it. I worry about the crappy parts all the time. I plan to leave it as is for now, I spent too much money on it, so I guess I'll just watch it and get under the car from time to time to check on the welds.
Do you have Arraut spindles on your car? I have about 8,000 miles on the Arrarut setup on my car and check it very close before I start driving it in spring and at least one more time during driving season. My setup has about 8,000 miles on it, so far no issues. Most miles are around town, some smooth and some kinda rough surface streets and some freeway. On the way to the 35th show there was a bridge approach that was under construction and I may have got some air when I hit it. The alignment stayed spot on and when I got home everything looked OK with the A arms and spindles.
The front spindles that failed are much different than the pair on my car and just don't look like a very strong design. Maybe Arraut forgot to put the lower support pieces on when they built them.
Bloozberry has the braced spindles on one of his cars, when the spindle failure showed up last year I asked Dave for his opinion and he said the ones that have the lower bracing should be good. If Dave thinks they are OK they probably are. If you are familiar with his background he really knows what he is doing. His fabrication skills are very impressive, his F355 is amazing.https://bloozeown.weebly.com/