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



In NYC we don't just have "pot holes" or unfinished paved hole made  
by the many utility companies that the haven't filled, we have SINK  
HOLES of all sizes!!!  The difference between a pot hole and a sink  
hole?  A sink hole is a hole in the street's tarmac and it is void of  
sand, dirt or any other material that SHOULD be there as a filler  
support medium.  These sink hole can be many feet deep!!!   If you  
are a lucky driver, there may be pylons, work horses or a trash can  
that they place as to mark the area to avoid it... Several years ago,  
driving at night in the snow/rain, I ate one, it cost me a tire and  
rim on my "D"...  Rob Grady had both on hand to replace them the next  
morning... BTW, you can't sue or file for damages against NYC, unless  
there are "three previous recorded reports" of the same hole by other  
unlucky drivers before yours.  Life in the Big Apple....

Kayo Ong
#5508
Lic 9D NY




On Oct 29, 2011, at 9:36 AM, stainlessilusion wrote:

> When I used to live in upstate NY and drove daily year round on all  
> sorts of roads (gravel, dirt, paved roads that looked like Swiss  
> cheese with pot holes, etc); my front end went through many ball  
> joints and LCA -> frame bushings. My drivers side bushing is still  
> trashed from 2 years ago. I've never replaced arb bushings on the  
> car. I'm sure if mine being original held up like this (never left  
> me stranded-just constantly replacing parts), Bill's would probably  
> be better off. I've never broken/cracked an LCA-even when I had a  
> catastrophic lower ball joint failure that ended up with LCA  
> grinding along the asphalt until the car came to a halt; and I've  
> never popped a spring from its perch. However, I am another to say  
> that I hate the original LCA though as it does seems terribly thin.  
> Other than that - if I had the extra money that didn't have  
> priority over the needed fuel pump/system, carpeting,  
> weatherstripping, etc - I may "upgrade" as well. -----Dan B.
>
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "K.L. (KAYO) Ong" <klo@...> wrote:
> >
> > Mr. Robertson:
> >
> > How well will your modified suspension hold up on the treacherous
> > streets and roads of New York City?
> >
> > Kayo Ong
> > #5508
> > Lic 9D NY
> >
> > On Oct 20, 2011, at 11:20 PM, content22207 wrote:
> >
> > > 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
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
> >
> > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> >
>
> 



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