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Old 08-30-2010, 10:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Mark@EACTuning View Post
Hi Mark,
I can't access that site ... here's the message:

Unable to connect. Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at

I have all sorts of anti-spyware stuff so I'm sure it's just me (my browser) blocking it but why do you need "googlesyndication" anyway?

If I modify the link you provided to "", it works just fine.

Anyway, I wanted to confirm what little I know of thrust arms.

Is this the general recommendation (for a 2002 I6)?
0. If you notice braking-related shimmy (or if you just want to perform preventive maintenance) ...
1. Drive up on ramps (the cn90 way, not the bluebee way!) and look at the bushings at the end of the stock thrust arms
2. If you see leaks or cracks, then get on the phone with you
3. The recommendation, I think (correct me if I'm wrong), is NOT to buy the OEM bushing itself, nor to buy the HD (aka solid) bushing itself, but to buy the entire (Lemforder or TRW?) thrust arm with the (Meyle?) HD bushing already installed by you wonderful guys.

Q: Is that the correct procedure (or is there more that I missed either in the debug steps or the items to purchase)?

PS: Your web page says "loose" when I think you mean "lose" ...
PSS: Your web page says "thrust arm, tension strut" but that's only for the I6. It would be "thrust arm, traction strut" for the V8 ... right?

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