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Old 09-23-2016, 03:53 PM   #7741
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Depends on how hard it is hitting. If the control arm is stopping the travel that is a nasty impact.

Delrin is just too slippery I guess.
Could you increase the "length" of the bushings/sleeves to make them a tighter fit in the subframe?

I thought when using stock bushings, the bolts would rotate inside the sleeve, rather than not and "twisting" the rubber..
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No, with stock bushings all the motion comes from twisting the rubber.

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I was thinking more along the lines of 4k. If you can compress them at all they aren't stiff enough!
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Could you increase the "length" of the bushings/sleeves to make them a tighter fit in the subframe?

I thought when using stock bushings, the bolts would rotate inside the sleeve, rather than not and "twisting" the rubber..
The sleeve is held to the subframe. Rubber is the only thing that moves.
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One ebay rod and one eagle rod weighed.

Thats 1.175 lbs for the eagle rods and 1.203 lbs for the ebay rods for us americans.

Doesn't sound like much but one definitely feels heavier than the other.


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20% more than a Carrillo!
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Snagging one of those scales. I love Amazon Basics, and $10 is less than I've paid for any postal/kitchen scale.
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I just had to buy this one for my roomate after I melted his on top of the convection oven.
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"postal"... "kitchen"... lol
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So I have a bunch of rubber at the top of my wheel well lol. Guess the body has been a bumpstops too.
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I built 2 more sets of those spacers. So I have a lot of adjustment if I need to keep moving it up.

Changed pads and oil. car is basically ready for the trip. Need to put the front wheels back on and load the trailer.

Pulled the soft top today. Going to run without it for a while and see how I like it. I've been working on getting a CCP fastback with a couple guys and want to know how I will like no soft top.

Need to finish my bikini top too.
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Sorry, you left yourself open for that one and I couldn't help myself.
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Rear Xida geometry for the NA/NB is engineered to get every last mm of bump travel. A hit big enough to have the control arms contact, we would consider a crash. Control arms flex. Static, everything clears with the bump stops compressed. If it becomes an issue, build a shock mount spacer to lower the BCM. Do not add a travel limiter. If running NB mounts, add the extra bushing we include with every Xida kit. Install it under the mount, stacked on top of the existing bushing.
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Thanks for the response Emilio. I'm running the billet spherical mounts. Are you saying to space the mount away from the body? Edit: just realized BCM was billet coaxial mount. That makes sense.

Is there any worry of lowering the upper mount and allowing too much shock travel?
Stupid question fail.

I'm not sure I'll have time to build a spacer before Laguna, we will see.

ORP has some decent sized curbs that drop straight to dirt. Maybe 4-6 inches. If you are off line you can drop a wheel into the dirt and then smack the curb real good.

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I should also note that the car has taken hard curbs on both sides, and only one side is making contact. This is 190k mile chassis with questionable background. I would not be surprised if something was tweaked somewhere.
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Pretty sure that tub has seen a not so insignificant vertical drop into a grassy field.
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