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10-15-2006, 12:56 AM #1
AE86 Pillowball strut rod install on Mk2 Writeup
It really was just as easy as drilling out the holes a bit, like someone said. Anyway heres a detailed install with pictures. I did the whole thing including stopping to take pictures and back and forth trips to my apartment for the right tools in about an hour and a half. It should be under an hour following this for you. Let me know if you see any glaring errors or something that doesnt make sense.
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10-15-2006, 01:11 AM #2
Wes, another great writeup!
Can you try to put into words the way it 'feels' before and after (during hard cornering and braking)?
10-15-2006, 01:40 AM #3
10-15-2006, 05:06 AM #4Originally Posted by Dangerous Ken
10-15-2006, 05:12 AM #5
10-15-2006, 02:41 PM #6
Wes, great job as always on your writeups!
btw, do you run much caster for your autoxs ? I would imagine this mod allows good caster AND free suspension movement.
10-15-2006, 02:47 PM #7
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10-15-2006, 05:16 PM #8
Very nice write-up Wes. Thanks for photographing the process. For those of us with trouble reading, the photos really help! Looking forward to hearing how much of a difference there is. Only slight typo I noticed was the sentence about the hammer being used to "ound" the bolts.Jeff Sawyer
I used to have a few Supras. I do miss them...
10-15-2006, 05:55 PM #9
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Keep us informed on any long term problems. I'm going to go ahead and get some of these in stock.
I wish you would have told me that you wanted to try a set, I would have given you a discount.
10-16-2006, 05:24 AM #10Originally Posted by Don L.
Don-Unfortunately I have been guilty of doing ghetto tape measure alignments on my car for a while now because I have not been able to find a shop that fits my wants and needs. Its really hard to find a place that will even touch a modifed car at all around here. The tape is good enough to keep the tire wear in check but thats about it. Some friends in the local car club have sugested I try a frame shop here that has been very helpful and patient with them, I wanted to get these on and the 245 tires before I spent the money and time there getting things dialed in there.
The camber plates allow for so much camber I am really not sure I even need beyond stock caster settings. Whats your opinion? If I am getting enough camber with the plates to keep the tire even is there any benefit to more caster?
By the way, I am glad to see you posting here again
Robert, thanks for the offer. I did this as a spur of the moment purchase, I didn't think to ask. Gabe said they were dissapointed in the response for the MK2 specific parts when I contacted them so I thought I would give these a try and maybe create some buzz. The standard price is amazing as it is for the ammount of work and materials that go into these things, the huge heim joints alone are $$$, I know I have priced them. I was floored, the pictures do not do these babies justice.
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