AE86 Pillowball strut rod install on Mk2 Writeup - Page 3

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    Wow! Very nice R&D Wes! This is the kind of thing we need to get us fired up about a particular chassis. It's often times not feasible to come up with something completely new for a very niche market chassis, but many of our parts are semi-modular, so we can put something together that will work or make the few parts that would make it work.

    Wes,

    Very nice writup, and we really appreciate the hard work!

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    hey gabe, what parts do you have for us? i have the camber plates and now these strut rds on my to buy list. got anything else for us?
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    Yeah! I love the T3 parts I have (camber plates and wheel spacers). Got anything else cool?
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    I'm with William...I have the T3 Camber Plates and these Strut Rods on my "wish" list....Plan on purchasing after Christmas. I will have my tax $$$ spent before I get it!!! hahaha!!

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    Don, do you have any opinion on the idea I put forth to make these DSP legal? You have experience with regional and national tech inspection/protest that I don't.

    Thanks again Gabe for the killer parts, those things are really impressive in how well they are built.
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    I don't think that these would pass in DSP, even if you put bushings on the front mount because the pivot point has been changed. The fact that they're bright red would stand out during impound, when everyone is looking at your car. Its possible it can be overlooked if you painted them black.

    Wes, any feedback on ride harshness on the street, yet. I'm curious to see how they feel on rough roads.

    Gabe, How long are the spherical bearings typically good for. I see these units are much beefier than the others offered for AE86s. I was hoping for at least 2 years out of a set before replacement.
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    Jeez I don't look at these things at all and I miss this..... I still don't like the idea of making the holes wider tho. Just my 2 cents.

    None the less grate write up Wes as always.
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    Wes,

    I've been re-reading the SCCA rule book, trying to find some way to interpret these strut rod replacements as legal for DSP. Can't see it.

    First, it's a replacement strut rod. Not legal.

    Pretty much kills the rest of the arguments.

    Only change allowed is current bushings with a non-metallic bushing of whatever material you choose. The strut rod needs to stay factory.

    Maybe a different shape urethane bushing to replace the big rubber stock units could allow better suspension pivoting, yet accurately limit caster changes.

    I still think this is a wonderful part, and a big thanks to Gabe and his company for making a great product.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean Chung
    Wes, any feedback on ride harshness on the street, yet. I'm curious to see how they feel on rough roads.
    It seems to handle rough roads better than before, like I said it really feels like the struts are working to dampen things now. Maybe its all in my head but thats how it feels to me.
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    Sound like these are next on my list!

    Sorry, Don. Like I keep saying, just join SM with Justin and me! You could always change them back for nationals.
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