Do you know about how old the LCA was? That's insane, glad you're ok.
The LCA itself came with the car, it was an original ball joint AFAIK
Well it looks pretty good at least
sort of an impromptu preview lol
Isn't your car still sub 100k?
Yeah, actually about 93k when you add up all the miles on the different odometers that have been in the car
Man these cars go to hell around 100k
The lower control arm comes with the new ball joint anyway, so no problem there. Usually when the uppers fail it likes to cut into the inside of the rim, but the lower usually doesn't do that, so the rim may be alright. The biggest expense is going to be the paint work on the fender, unless you find one in the same color that the paint is still good on.
I'm not worried about these tires or rims as I have my SC wheels sitting in my extra storage space about 10 ft from the patio. I'll keep my eye out for another electric red 94/95 fender, but in all likelihood I'm just going to have to get a replacement and have it painted.
I was thrilled I didn't hit the bridge or that sign to be honest. I knew as soon as it let go the ball joint would be the culprit.
Wow. Just like I was telling tractorman1215.
Suspension, suspension, suspension!
So glad you're ok and there's no other damage to the car. Best wishes with the repairs.
I'm just glad there's no damage to me too
The car will be fixed, but its no longer going to be my DD. As soon as I get the control arm on I'm going to take it to go into storage.