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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-06-2013, 03:12 PM Thread Starter
 
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Help wheelchair bound kid fix his new Riot ! Broken rear trailing arm !!

My wheelchair bound son somehow manages to out drive the components on this rig in just a few weeks???

It appeares that one of the bolts on the rear drivers side trailing arm broke and then the arm tore off of the bushing mount on the other side?

Anyone have a Drivers side rear trailing arm for sale of know of anyone that can make me a new one or a set of upgraded ones?
It is very important to get this thing up and running ASAP it is the only thing that makes him happy and feel normal! We just moved him off his quad because he just wasn't strong enough to ride safely anymore and now he is real sad that this broke so soon!

Also with his disability (muscular dystrophy) I was looking for a way to put power steering on it for him. I saw the electric bbut was wanting to do a real hydro setup I think. I want to make this thing as easy as possible for him to operate.
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Re: Help wheelchair bound kid fix his new Riot ! Broken rear trailing arm !!

Also are there any upgrades I can or should make to the arms if I have to have a set built??
We have 10 acres and he rides/drives now everyday so I am really motivated to get this fixed.
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Re: Help wheelchair bound kid fix his new Riot ! Broken rear trailing arm !!

First thing you should do is replace all the hardware on the trailing arms and front A arms with grade 8 bolts. You should be able to remove the damaged trailing arm and have it welded back up. However you will need to replace the bushing on the side that is welded. As far as an upgrade is concerned, The factory bushings are not sized correctly, so the only fix to make it right is to take the car to a fabricator or buggy shop, and have new bushings installed in the pivot points. Only go to a shop that is experienced and familiar with these type of suspensions.
Good luck with the repairs.......
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