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Old 02-10-2014, 11:05 AM   #1141
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The OEM endlinks with poly bushings suck massively. I have RB poly end links, but you'd be better off with 949 sperical bearing links.

EDIT: You're also missing some spacer plates between the sway bar bushings and the subframe, I think.
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I can't believe the attention to detail on this. I think you are one of the first of more people who will be restoring NAs like this. The car is a classic and this is no different than what some folks have done with other classic cars. Still I'm impressed. Nice job so far!
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Just a note: You have your end links on the wrong side of the bar
And you might be better to torque down your control arms once the car is one the ground to relieve any tension on the bushings.
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that sway bar/endlinks definitely don't look right
No matter which way you turn them they stay that way. I looked at old photos and they were the same as that. *edit* Nevermind, I wrapped my head around what you were saying.*Edit*

Not sure if they are the wrong endlinks or what.

Front subframe in





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The OEM endlinks with poly bushings suck massively. I have RB poly end links, but you'd be better off with 949 sperical bearing links.

EDIT: You're also missing some spacer plates between the sway bar bushings and the subframe, I think.
Hmm I'll take a look, I was honestly pretty tired when I was doing it last night.
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Old 02-10-2014, 11:35 AM   #1146
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Just a note: You have your end links on the wrong side of the bar
And you might be better to torque down your control arms once the car is one the ground to relieve any tension on the bushings.
I have read that this is a non-issue with Poly(correct me if I am wrong) just multiple people saying it isn't a big deal.

Not a really an issue anyways since the first drive is going to be to get an alignment done.
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Just a note: You have your end links on the wrong side of the bar
This (on the rears). Or, as an alternative, skip the rear sway bar altogether. A lot of the fast guys do this.

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And you might be better to torque down your control arms once the car is one the ground to relieve any tension on the bushings.
Common and correct practice with rubber bushings. Not needed with poly. Press ahead!
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This car should have xidas. Just sayin', lol :P

Also, no zerk fittings on the control arms? I always told myself when i go poly bushings ill do the zerk thing so i can keep em lubed and not squeaky.
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They have zerks.
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Zerks they have, blind you be!

My curiosity got the better of me.







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This thread competes with the members section hot girl thread for fap material
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They have zerks.
I should have known. Carry on..
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This thread competes with the members section hot girl thread for fap material
The member section has got what...????? How much was that again...
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This thread makes me feel like a less of a man and that I've cut too many corners.
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Is it too late to paint your mud guards? They look nice body-colored.
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until they start cracking and fading/discoloring
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until they start cracking and fading/discoloring
Yeah that is the main reason I didn't consider it. I have contemplated painting the front lip blue though. I saw a picture of a LSB Miata with a color matched lip and it looked clean.

Currently deciding what my next plan of attack is.

1. Assemble all the engine parts together and drop the engine in while my dad is visiting this week. Having a second pair of hands for that would be amazing.

2. Completely finish the wiring before doing anything else

3. Finish the interior up

I want to get the engine in but I know it would make things tight to work around.
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Fire, I wish I could afford Xidas. I won't complain though. These SD Bilsteins ride so well on the street. I've never driven a car with specially revalved struts to match the car and it makes it so I don't think I'd ever get a coilovers setup without doing that. Makes the KW V3's on My Jetta seem like crap in comparison.

Also, my pops got a photo of what it looks like after you do that much work in one night. Guess his dog felt the same...I don't remember laying down in the driveway to pass out.

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Incredible build..

Have you thought about installing a fender brace from Boss Frog or GarageStar? Now is the perfect time to install it with the fenders out and really tightens up the front end.
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Careful posting a picture like that here. This is a Miata forum you know. An this is a totally erotic build thread.

On the mud guards, I've found that the painted rears hold up great (mine are at ~5 years on a tracked 212K car).

The fronts are lower and will scrape and bend. I ended up amputating the lowest flexible part of my fronts. Need to get them repainted.
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