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Old 01-27-2015, 07:55 AM   #241
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Well the rod ends arent in bending
Yeah, not gonna lie. Wasn't an engineering student. Have no idea what. That means.
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Yeah, not gonna lie. Wasn't an engineering student. Have no idea what. That means.


threads in bending are bad because the minor diameter is relatively small compared to the rest of the structure usually associated with a thread, and there is an abundance of stress risers due to the threads themselves. an in a lot of case it is cyclical and to some extent reversing, which is really bad.
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Old 01-27-2015, 09:50 AM   #243
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^what he said.

But yeah, those are probably the only rod end based front uppers I'd seen for a miata that I would feel safe running. But I think I got a plan. I will be using the stock dimensions as I feel I can get a sufficient amount of caster with the NB subframe.
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Old 01-27-2015, 11:27 PM   #244
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3 sets left
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Old 01-28-2015, 06:03 PM   #245
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Minus 3/4 lb of dead weight.
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Old 01-28-2015, 06:30 PM   #246
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was it worth it bob?
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Old 01-28-2015, 06:32 PM   #247
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was it worth it bob?
ABS is worth way more than 1lb of unsprung weight per corner. Faster, more consistent stopping, less octagon shaped $1200 sets of tires, etc.
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was it worth it bob?
I get to count my personal labor as free so yea. Takes a couple hours with a angle and die die grinder.
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Old 01-29-2015, 12:38 AM   #249
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Wrong end of the car. More of this is needed on the front

Nicely done though.
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Wrong end of the car. More of this is needed on the front

Nicely done though.
Going to do the front as well switching to NB knuckles but not much excess there other than the ABS boss.
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Aluminum drop spindles in the front for the win.
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do it!
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Know you have a ton of spacers to make, ETA? No pressure, just curious, engine out for new rods and freshen, so I am not going to the track any time soon.
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Old 02-02-2015, 07:48 PM   #254
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i spent about 4 hours today making spacers, some of them were yours bill. ill be sending yours out tomorrow.


parting is one of my favorite things, i find it soo gratifying. i get to part no less than 90 times. 88 spacers and 2 **** ups lol.

i also have a chip fetish, heres an interesting one



i hate long stringy chips. such a pita



48 down, 40 to go.
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Old 02-04-2015, 05:20 PM   #255
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Got mine last week, they look great! Thank you.
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last one of the group buy goes out tomorrow.

thanks to everyone that participated, and help make this happen. enjoy your sphericals!

3 sets left, will go up in the classifieds when i get 3 more sets of spacers made up in the next few days

this pic is a little late to the party, but heres the spacers everyone is getting, except those with cam bolt upper arms


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Got mine the other day, look great!
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Got mine the other day, look great!
thanks, enjoy!
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Called in an order to Motion Industries for a pair of Aurora AIB-10T bearings for these sleeves (These). Sales person called me back to say that they won't ship from the factory until ~4/1.

Just a heads up for anyone looking at the moment.
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Wow, I got lucky, have 4 sitting on my desk, took 5 days to get them, ordered about a 2 weeks ago.
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