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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-05-2019, 07:09 PM Thread Starter
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alba racing a-arms

either i was very unlucky with these or there is some serious fitment issues.
i bought the +2 arms stock travel and the right side lower arm didnt fit, it barely fit without the dustcaps. i had to grind down about 2 mm on each side, then i had to fit spacers between the outer dust caps on both sides. on the left side i managed to make it fit, but it was really to tight.
the upper arms was perfect fit.

and no, my frame is not bent, the brackets were straight and true.

i should have went for the houser arms, but lesson learned.
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Why didn't you return them?

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either i was very unlucky with these or there is some serious fitment issues.

i bought the +2 arms stock travel and the right side lower arm didnt fit, it barely fit without the dustcaps. i had to grind down about 2 mm on each side, then i had to fit spacers between the outer dust caps on both sides. on the left side i managed to make it fit, but it was really to tight.

the upper arms was perfect fit.



and no, my frame is not bent, the brackets were straight and true.



i should have went for the houser arms, but lesson learned.
I would have called alba and exchanged them before grinding brand new parts.
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Call them and explain everything, even what you did. They will probably take care of you.

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i live in norway, and i was driving the raptor to shop where i work, so i had taken everything apart and then noticed it. i was so pissed, but i didnt want to bolt everyting back together and wait ages to get new ones, so i just make them fit.

but apart from that i love how the handling is now, next im gonna tune the shocks.
cant wait for the summer now
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i live in norway, and i was driving the raptor to shop where i work, so i had taken everything apart and then noticed it. i was so pissed, but i didnt want to bolt everyting back together and wait ages to get new ones, so i just make them fit.

but apart from that i love how the handling is now, next im gonna tune the shocks.
cant wait for the summer now
again why dont you call ALBA and tell them what happened. odds are they will make it right.

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again why dont you call ALBA and tell them what happened. odds are they will make it right.
yes, i have emailed them
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yes, i have emailed them
Keep us posted please, they are pretty reputable company.

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Yeah, I am curious to hear what they say as well.
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update on the alba a arms,

i got an email back from them after they asked if i could take some pictures of the arms. and here is the response i got.

"Good morning,

We're sorry you had issues with the install of those arms. Looks like you handled it with aplomb, though. It is possible things got a little bent in shipping (with the way these shipping companies treat parcels) But it could have also been in the production side of things. We have sold a ton of these with no issues so you may have just gotten a slightly imperfect pair, and we apologize for that.



Let us know if you have any other issues and we'll take care of you."


again, i didnt expect any refund or anything like that cause i already grinded and isntalled them.

looks like i just got very unlucky.
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