[DML] Re: Checked my TABs.... AARG!!
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[DML] Re: Checked my TABs.... AARG!!



David and others,

This is one of the newest DeLorean myths that still seems to be
continuing, even after being discussed here in the past.

The Pearce Design does have a large rubber isolator that is not
easily visible, but its encased in the "cup and cap" style of
the new mounting hardware.  Bryan may want to post a photo of
this area on the PDC website, to help combat this new myth.

As for retrofit, this has also been done and in fact, the PDC
prototype SS frame that Bryan has under his Red DeLorean has
been using the stock trailing arms and a custom retrofit kit
on the frame for over 100K miles of all weather driving.

However, the point you made in your earlier posts is correct,
in the fact that the retrofit is not a cost effective solution
for most DeLorean owners, since the body would most likely need
to be removed to do the retrofit, and so far, the only retrofit
that has been installed was on a brand new SS frame and not a
25 year old epoxy coated, mild steel frame.

Later,
Rich W.

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "David Teitelbaum" <jtrealty@...> 
wrote:
>
> I am familiar with the Pierce design. It requires a redesigned
> trailing arm. I was asking out loud for a retrofit that could make 
use
> (if possible) of the origional trailing arm while being able to 
use a
> Heim Joint. The Pierce design doesn't not have any compliance 
(rubber)
> so it  transmits vibration into the frame. The ideal joint would be
> flexible in 2 planes of motion AND isolate the frame from road
> vibration. It should also have a way to fail without letting the 
wheel
> move too far out-of-place and not be subject to a single point 
failure
> (1 bolt). It also has to be adjustable so you can set the thrust 
angle
> of the rear wheels. A tall order which is why we have what we 
have! I
> agree we can live with it but IMHO it is an item that should be
> regularly inspected and if properly taken care of we can live with 
it
> as it is.
> David Teitelbaum
> vin 10757








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