Re: [DML] Re: Lotus Esprit Rear Suspension
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Re: [DML] Re: Lotus Esprit Rear Suspension



Bryan

I'm very interested how the joint works for you. I didn't realize that this 
is what you have used.
As you know the way the trailing arm works it puts a lot of stress on the 
TABs. As the suspension moves up and down from the center position something 
has to move forward or back. The question is what... Normally the upper and 
lower links limit the forward movement of the hub and that causes the 
trailing arm to pull on the TAB. This is what causes the TABs to bend. I 
remember that you have reinforced the TABs to be supported from both sides, 
but that limits the movement of the TAB in the bushing. Since your setup 
works so well and for so long you must have done something to prevent the 
TAB to be pulled back by the trailing arm. I'm really curious to know how 
you've done it.
I'm looking forward to your reply


Tom Niemczewski
vin 6149 (in Poland!)
Google earth: 52°25'17.30"N 21° 1'58.00"E
dmctom@xxxxxxxxx
www.deloreana.com




----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bryan Pearce" <bryanp@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, July 01, 2008 5:59 PM
Subject: Re: [DML] Re: Lotus Esprit Rear Suspension


> Since I have experience using Heim joints in place of the TAB, I will
> say that they work very well.  I currently have over 125,000
> maintenance free miles on the Heim joint setup we incorporated into
> our Stainless Steel frame.  As for driving style, I regularly push my
> DeLorean to the limits not only to keep testing it but also for
> enjoyment.
>
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> Bryan Pearce
> Pearce Design Components
> 2N629 Jefferson St.
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> DeLorean Part Fabrication
> ===============================================
>
> On Jun 29, 2008, at 3:27 PM, Tom Niemczewski wrote:
>
>> A Heim joint would not work with the current setup for long.
>
>
>
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