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Old 07-07-2016, 11:20 AM   #21
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Oh, that makes much more sense. Now I feel retarded.
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Yea, the offset bushing just shifts the adjustment range about 1.5 degrees. The car is aligned just like you normally would.
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How is the strength of these copper bearing compared to the standard ones included in the kit?
The bronze bearing surface is much harder, stronger and more slippery than the standard poly bearing surface.

Since Aidan's picture was so pathetic, I felt compelled. Hopefully, you understand what this kit does now:


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Awesome Rick!
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Then there's a washer stacked on each end of the steel sleeve. Are the bronze bushings slightly undersized as to not crunch and bind during clamping (such that all the axial force is taken by the steel sleeve/end washers?

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Then there's a washer stacked on each end of the steel sleeve. Are the bronze bushings slightly undersized as to not crunch and bind during clamping (such that all the axial force is taken by the steel sleeve/end washers?
Yes. Only the steel sleeve is clamped by the control arm bolts. This forces the steel sleeve to stay static with the chassis while the poly bushing and bronze bearing stay static with the control arm (see "movement surface" above).
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Then there's a washer stacked on each end of the steel sleeve. Are the bronze bushings slightly undersized as to not crunch and bind during clamping (such that all the axial force is taken by the steel sleeve/end washers?
The washers are only used in the LCA alignment bolt locations. The bronze sleeves are sized accordingly so that they take no axial load, just radial. The bushing flanges still take the axial load, and everything clamps together entirely on the sleeves.
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Old 07-07-2016, 01:03 PM   #28
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Sorry for the misinformation and thanks for the clarification.

Do you have an image of the configuration with the washers then? Are they pinched on the end of the sleeves or do these washers sit atop the aligning cams?
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Sorry for the misinformation and thanks for the clarification.

Do you have an image of the configuration with the washers then? Are they pinched on the end of the sleeves or do these washers sit atop the aligning cams?
No problem. Rather than try to explain, well just use pics. Also see posts 2 and 3 of the megathread.

Here is bobs cad drawing. Light grey is the sleeve, dark grey are the washers, and the bronze/gold... is the bronze



bearing in poly bushing



washer at each end of the sleeve, to be clamped together by the subframe and alignment bolt.


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Washers are for lowers. Got it. Sexy time. This makes it all clear. Also good photo representation of the split bronze sleeve design allowing the zerk fitting to splooge grease all over the steel shaft to push contaminants out. I'm excited now, just gotta press the things out harddd.
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Since Aidan's picture was so pathetic
What, no comeback? Aidan, r u mad brah?
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What, no comeback? Aidan, r u mad brah?
My picture was pathetic. I drew it on my phone. I accept defeat.
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I could never have drawn something like that on a phone. You young 'uns are amazing.
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Youngns'- draws circles on phone

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Where's the damned likecat button. Stupid meddlers.
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Wanna bring me a poly bushing conversion kit this weekend?
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Wanna bring me a poly bushing conversion kit this weekend?
Ok, so THAT is tempting. How many of these guys do you all have ready to rock?
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We're in the middle of some production issues of the steel sleeves. We have most everything else ready to go.
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So your saying that my set should be done any time now, right?
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So your saying that my set should be done any time now, right?
Pretty sure that it ships tomorrow.
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