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07-17-2012, 09:55 AM #1Junior Member
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Front Shock Mount Failure
i have an 84 Supra which is my rally/ khanacross vehicle. I am currently having issues regarding the shock absorber bushes at the top of the strut. Due to the ground we race on and the pressure put on the suspension components, the top of the shocks are starting to protrude through the bushes. I have photos here: http://s1080.photobucket.com/albums/...htsales/Supra/
I am desperately trying to find new bushes as the ones i have are obviously genuine and were perished since iv had them. For those with keen eyes, you may notice this is no standard setup, as i have put in spacers on top of the struts to give me the lift i need for clearance reasons and to fit the tyres i run.
If anyone knows where i can get new bushes or have any other solutions i would greatly accept them. Must also point out that as this is just a cheap vehicle for the series we race in i am not looking for astranomically expensive solutions.
07-17-2012, 12:06 PM #2
Another solution that mot people upgrade to are these,
They completely replace that top bushing with the addition of camber.Blue '85 P-type 5 speed- 1JZGTE Small single, 14 pounds of boost. For now..
07-17-2012, 04:43 PM #3
First off. Love the car. Its not often we see people go the direction you have with your car. How much have you raised it, and what tires are you running? Do you have a list of all the mods you've done or a build thread?
Now on to your specific question....
You can get some OEM replacements fairly cheaply, and I would suggest that you do. The issue with beating on 25+ year old rubber is that it dries out and cracks, which is whats happened with yours. I cracked my original ones as well, the replacements have been fine since.... Unless yours were new, then damn that's a lot of abuse they're taking...
One idea would be to take the original broken ones, and make your own polyurethane mounts for them... 2 part poly can be had at mcmastercarr. part #8644K11. If you google it you can find a bunch out about people who have made their own bushings....
Good Luck!85 Supra, Red, Auto, 300k. Chimpy 6M. MHG & ARPs. 60-1 Trim, Stainless Lines, Q45 Brakes, 16's, Al Rad+E fan, Oil kit and cooler, MSD 6a + Accel Coil ms2 3.57... Air shocks and coil overs in the works.. Maybe a mk3 trans next........
07-17-2012, 07:06 PM #4
Look in the Vendor Section and contact Mark from Vancouver Toyota if you want Toyota OEM ones.
Is this what you're looking for?
RockAuto.com has aftermarket OEM ones available - KYB, Moog, Raybestos, etc. Google "rockauto 5% discount code" for 5% off discount. It's listed under Celica 2.8L L6 DOHC. Use the search on this forum and see reviews about which ones are best to buy, I think most people here buy the KYB or Moog units though.
If you want aftermarket there's T3 like listed above, Cusco, or K-Mac from Raptor Racing in the Vendor Section. Some people have also used some made for other cars like from the Nissan S13 240SX, new mounting holes will need to be drilled on the strut tower though.
07-18-2012, 03:47 AM #5Junior Member
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Thanks for the links and assistance.
The lift is actually a rather dodgy combination, but works an absolute treat. It consists of 3" lifted springs in the rear, (still running standard shocks). the CV angle is slightly greater but doesnt affect the drive at all. Also removed the rear sway bar to prevent lifting tyres on rough terrain. The front consists of a 3" 3mm thick spacer with another shock tower mount welded on top and gives me a perfectly matched lift. no change in castor (or major change anyway) which works a treat.
The tyres are Kuhmo Road Venture Mud Terrains to suit the standard 14" rims and boy are they ripper tyres!
In terms of a rough and ready racer, im really impressed. We had our first event in it in May and absolutely blitzed the field.
Back on topic, ill flick Mark a PM and see if he can help. Otherwise, ill grab them from ROckauto!
07-19-2012, 06:51 PM #6
I would not replace them with factory style units, as the rubber WILL continue to fail. For what you're doing, you need to move to solid pillowball units (t3 or ebay).
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08-09-2012, 08:45 PM #7
I have to ask, do you have a youtube video or a video anywhere, of that beastly car? If not PLEASE get some film of that thing!!! I want to see it so bad!!
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