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      09-16-2011, 11:34 AM   #32
Singletrack
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Originally Posted by elp_jc View Post
Thanks for the heads up. I just mentioned that as a sidenote because I read several times of people using the subframe as a LEVER (bolts have nothing to do with that indeed) to install springs, so maybe they were doing it wrong . But the issue here is that most of the failures seem to originate from BAD INSTALLATIONS (like exhaust brackets removed by shops), and abuse, not by a defect.
You don't know that. I use to think that also, but the large number of failures has me wondering. It's also pretty difficult to make that assumption without examining the failures. There really are few details of the failure; all we have is info on the aftermath.

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Furthermore, seems like you're trying to make it a more serious issue than it actually is to sell your part. Unless you abuse the crap out of your car, such as hard launches causing wheel hop (something it was NOT designed to withstand), or a shop doesn't torque the bolts properly after being removed, car is perfectly fine. Just look at the few cases out of thousands and thousands of cars produced. Good day.
Please. First of all - reinforced bushings are a common enhancement to many aftermarket cars. If he were in such a rush to gouge us, he probably would have a half-assed product to market by now.

The car comes with launch control, so it is intended to be launched. I would agree that if you have dramatic, and repeated, wheel hop then you are asking for trouble. But that applies to all cars really.