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What is the piece of half round plate welded onto the back of the bottom a-arm for?
Simple answer for me is: I have no clue.
Perhaps Honda had originally designed it so that the brake line would be routed through it... and then never changed the a-arm design when they routed the brake line along the upper a-arm instead.

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I haven't the slightest idea.

Maybe added rigidity to form a weak spot in a specific area?





 

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No, the steering stops are on the stem.
 

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Yeah but it doesn't touch. I'd cut it off if the rim drug on it at full lock.
 

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Unless its so that if the stop on the stem somehow get messed up it also could act as one.
 

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I suppose nobody has ever bent a tie rod, if you have, you will be real close to it.
 

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I sleeved my tie rods so they wouldn't bend. So I bent my shock, lower A arm, rim and frame instead.
 

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The curvy bit on the a arm is kinda a safety thing. In normal surcumstances the front rim will never touch this parts unless :
A:You try a 450r stem
B:bend a tie rod (badly)or snap a tie rod ball joint.
Also it stops the front tyre hitting the rear of the front a-arm and peeling it of the rim.If you try both A & B.
 

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I sleeved my tie rods so they wouldn't bend. So I bent my shock, lower A arm, rim and frame instead.
well, how fast was you going when you hit that tree? !!!!!!
 

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