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« on: July 22, 2009, 02:59:37 pm »

This is a guy on my local forum.  1st pass on good tires did this to the UPR control Arm, did this to his driveshaft and chuncked his tire.  He got out of it right away or it could have been a lot worse.

UPR replaced the unit with their "pro line" stuff... which the guy sold and bought Team Z stuff.

original thread - http://qcaautoforums.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=general&action=display&thread=6312


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« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2009, 03:10:42 pm »

This is just getting stupid now, talk about magazine hype.   

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« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2009, 03:15:32 pm »

Nothing has changed.
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« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2009, 03:16:36 pm »

Lets see so far this year we have seen....

1. upr front control arm cracked, buyer went with Team Z

2. This upr rear control failure, buyer went with Team Z

3. upr k-member failure that caused the car to crash. Or was it another front a-arm failure? Either way the car crashed, not sure if the person was able to purchase anymore parts.....

Yep makes me want to save a few dollars  Disgust
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« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2009, 03:35:38 pm »

IIRC a couple people died due to A arm failure, was a large write up on YB I think.

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« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2009, 03:36:41 pm »

There is a guy on that board - a real genius - whom I argue with all the time.  Partly because it gets his panties in a bunch, but mostly because he is a UPR/AFR superhero moron.

This is his reply to this break:

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"Sucks man. Your getting a solid bushing upgrade though for free so your doing alright. That tire is fine I have damaged worse just from the fenders rubbing. UPR makes decent stuff it may not be Team Z but it doesn't cost as much. Anybody that mass produces and sells a parts like they do is bound to have failures. You see Vortech failures quite often but it doesn't mean they sell an unreliable part. Just the law of averages catching up to them. "
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« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2009, 03:44:07 pm »

Law of Averages?  WTF this is my life......  I'll keep my Team Z parts thank you!
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« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2009, 03:51:43 pm »


That's nasty. No 'averages' are good when they're hosing your guts off the track.
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« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2009, 04:01:50 pm »

i have upr front to back, got it before team z and before all the issues starting poping up, so far so good, and i know alot of guys like to leave well enough alone, but this winter it is getting a mini tub kit, and im going to replace all my suspension front to back with team z stuff, regardless ..
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« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2009, 08:42:48 pm »

There is a guy on that board - a real genius - whom I argue with all the time.  Partly because it gets his panties in a bunch, but mostly because he is a UPR/AFR superhero moron.

This is his reply to this break:

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"Sucks man. Your getting a solid bushing upgrade though for free so your doing alright. That tire is fine I have damaged worse just from the fenders rubbing. UPR makes decent stuff it may not be Team Z but it doesn't cost as much. Anybody that mass produces and sells a parts like they do is bound to have failures. You see Vortech failures quite often but it doesn't mean they sell an unreliable part. Just the law of averages catching up to them. "
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That is the STUPIDEST excuse for a product that doesn't perform... period.... and yeah.... it pisses me off .... .... why? .... I worked in manufacturing, and was responsible to Quote-Unquote battle, or take the "law of averages" out of the list of excuses. IOW..... that remark is plain and simple Bullshit Flag, their Mfg. or Process Engineers need to get their asses in gear and work towards "zero defects".... "Six Sigma"..... or better said..... CUSTOMER SATISFACTION.

My Bad for this digression of mine, but that is a lame excuse for incompetence, low quality products, and the main reason why "Made in USA" will continue to become more rare.... and worse than rare..... ridiculed, eventually.  Disgust

By the fucking way......  .... the only items more important than suspension parts in a setup, focusing on SAFETY alone here, are brake components.... or is that too hard to understand? OK... time for me to  Take a Chill Pill ......
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« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2009, 09:05:27 pm »

There is a guy on that board - a real genius - whom I argue with all the time.  Partly because it gets his panties in a bunch, but mostly because he is a UPR/AFR superhero moron.

This is his reply to this break:

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"Sucks man. Your getting a solid bushing upgrade though for free so your doing alright. That tire is fine I have damaged worse just from the fenders rubbing. UPR makes decent stuff it may not be Team Z but it doesn't cost as much. Anybody that mass produces and sells a parts like they do is bound to have failures. You see Vortech failures quite often but it doesn't mean they sell an unreliable part. Just the law of averages catching up to them. "


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« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2009, 10:28:58 pm »

Yeah. that solid bushing upgrade is gonna make up for it when he's in the hospital or 6' under  Disgust

Not to Mention the DS is fucked up too.
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« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2009, 01:18:36 pm »

By the looks of it they really are a poor design. All that force is directed through a 3/4"? bolt, in tension. I can't really tell from the pics, but is the weld material still atached to the bolt, or to the bushing sleeve?

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« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2009, 02:05:47 pm »

The weld looked pretty, but no where near deep enough IMHO.
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« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2010, 03:25:39 am »

Lets see so far this year we have seen....

1. upr front control arm cracked, buyer went with Team Z

2. This upr rear control failure, buyer went with Team Z

3. upr k-member failure that caused the car to crash. Or was it another front a-arm failure? Either way the car crashed, not sure if the person was able to purchase anymore parts.....

Yep makes me want to save a few dollars  Disgust

i know this is an older post but i have to ad about a local guys experience with upr.  the guy wasnt even hot rodding his car when the upr a arm failed.  he hit a small pot hole in the rode when the upr a arm failed and wrecked his car. lmk see if i can dig up the pictures
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