Re: [DML] Upgraded Front Suspension
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Re: [DML] Upgraded Front Suspension



I turned the sway bar bushings around (meaty portion towards the rear). I also am using rubber sway bar bushings, not polyurethane (more squish). Combined with inherent sway bar flex, which BTW is why LCA's won't stay put in the original design (stand a sway bar on end and pull on it -- they are bendy as can be and totally unsuitable for use as thrust arms), my front end goes through its *PROPER* range of motion effortlessly.

For the morbidly curious, this is what your LCA's are doing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMHO4Aydk04
Mine don't do that.

Bill Robertson
#5939


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Marc Levy <malevy_nj@...> wrote:
>
> With no flexibility in the LCA, keep your eye on the ARB mounts!!  The ARB may not flex enough on their own to accommodate the arc of the suspension travel. 
> 
> 
> 
> --- On Thu, 10/20/11, content22207 <brobertson@...> wrote:
> 
> > From: content22207 <brobertson@...>
> > Subject: [DML] Upgraded Front Suspension
> > To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Date: Thursday, October 20, 2011, 11:20 PM
> > I just drove from the NC/SC border to
> > DC on my new front suspension: Byrne's LCA's *AND* Ed's
> > outriggers. The combined effect is nothing short of
> > revolutionary. This is the way these cars should have been
> > built in the first place. If people promise not to crash my
> > car, I will let them test drive it at DMA this weekend.
> > 
> > Anyone who has ever removed their sway bar knows how floppy
> > OEM LCA's are (let's be brutally honest -- they're
> > unacceptably floppy even with the sway bar in place). Even
> > before my sway bar was reattached, the lower "wishbones" had
> > absolutely no fore/aft movement whatsoever.  
> > 
> > Bill Robertson
> > #5939
> > 
> > 
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