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Old 03-03-2017, 05:33 PM   #1
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Broken Trailing Arm!

Turning into our drive way heard a bit of a thunk. Mmmmm, that doesn't sound good/normal. Car feels a little weird turning around drive way. Jack up the rear and start to remove wheel. Wow, the wheel seems to have more back/forward movement than what I remember. Peer in and wtf?!
Trailing arm has broken!
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Old 03-03-2017, 05:43 PM   #2
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OH CRAP!
That is one piss poor weld. Oxidized all the way through.
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That's an aftermarket link, here's what OE looks like:



Edit: This is Megan's picture of another Subaru, point is, it's not adjustable.

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Thanks Strat. Title of thread amended. Stupid memory.
Mmmmm, I wonder whose arm that is?
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Thanks Strat. Title of thread amended. Stupid memory.
Mmmmm, I wonder whose arm that is?
Nothing seemed to match the pictures that popped up google, but the yellow bushings would leave me to believe maybe you've got a Whiteline part designed for a WRX or something that they no longer designate as being for an 86?

Edit: nvm that's a subframe insert, nothing to do with the trailing arm, I'm clueless.
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OH CRAP!
That is one piss poor weld. Oxidized all the way through.
Took its sweet time to fatigue. I see the weld but more than that failed. Can't really make it out.
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Took its sweet time to fatigue. I see the weld but more than that failed. Can't really make it out.
Looks to me like the threaded stud was just butt welded to the rest. Not well welded either. The rust at the joint means that there was a big enough gap in the weld and between the components to let water get in there.
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I'm just thankful it happened doing about 5 km/hr!
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Looks to me like the threaded stud was just butt welded to the rest. Not well welded either. The rust at the joint means that there was a big enough gap in the weld and between the components to let water get in there.
That is exactly what I realized, driving home this afternoon, that it had a machine thread!

What a fucking catastrophe. SMH. Who sold that POS?
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That looks like a dirty robot picture... What are you saying about his trailing arm?
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