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Old 10-30-18, 11:13 AM
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FD ball joint failure at Solo Nationals

SportsCar's report on SCCA's Solo Nationals says Jake, Hamfisted Racing, "Namer suffered a catastrophic ball joint failure in his (SSM Class) 1993 RX-7". Jake, if you are here, or anyone, do you have any further details on that? Is this a fragile part of the FD's suspension when heavily autocrossed?

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I believe Jake is using custom control arms with aftermarket ball joints.
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Originally Posted by RX7M5GUY View Post
SportsCar's report on SCCA's Solo Nationals says Jake, Hamfisted Racing, "Namer suffered a catastrophic ball joint failure in his (SSM Class) 1993 RX-7". Jake, if you are here, or anyone, do you have any further details on that? Is this a fragile part of the FD's suspension when heavily autocrossed?

Cheers, Philip
Hey, I am pretty sure Jake broke a stock ball joint. He replaced them with the super now parts from RHD japan ( I believe) . Also I have had the same failure in my SSM car. Once you put Sticky 315's in the front of the car it does take a toll on the front end components.
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