Re: [DML] Rob Grady's Personal Lower Suspension
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Re: [DML] Rob Grady's Personal Lower Suspension



I never said that the sway bar ripping itself off was a personal attack -- I said it was a Red Herring.

To accommodate my sway bar I turned the bushings around, so it presses into an empty space:
http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/375011_267060150005909_100001057778755_815811_2047237322_n.jpg

Combined with the sway bar's inherent flexibility (*THAT'S* my beef -- arguments that the sway bar is adequate to hold the LCA's still), there is no problem with its range of motion.

Bill Robertson
#5939


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Marc Levy <malevy_nj@...> wrote:
>
> Bill,
> 
> You seem to take this all so personally.  I am not sure why?
> 
> Ever since I first saw Rob's setup, doing this to my own car has been something I thought about.  To find out that the arms were done by Mike Loasby does give it some credibility, and having more people install similar systems (like Ed's kit) adds more data to the mix.  At one point I even suggested that Rob try and reproduce this part in larger quantities (at the time, Ken was making new LCA's to order).  
> 
> There are other things going on in the system that are of concern to me (and others).  Publicly stating those concerns is NOT an attack on you.  In this discussion, the arc of travel for the ARB is real, Mike Loasby commented on this (old DMCTalk site), and expressed concern about it.   It is very possible that even with Rob's "wishbone" LCA's there is still enough movement in the system to accommodate it, that does not mean the issue should be ignored!  There is an INCREASED possibility of damaging the ARB mounts on the crumple tubes when the LCA movement is restricted.  Do you deny that?   I hope it never happens, but it is a legitimate concern that has only been addressed by saying "I don't have this problem", and the backup is "Rob does not have this problem either".  That may be enough for some others to have the courage to give it a try, but to encourage the masses to do it is irresponsible. 
> 
> The fact remains that building a custom LCA like this is not something most owners will want to risk doing.  It is a significant modification (much like installing a carburetor or a Nissan VQ35), and I don't think it is a good idea to advocate it as a modification "ready for the masses". 
> 
> I am glad you did this to your car, it adds another data point for those of us still pondering the idea.  Hopefully you will continue to report your results (GOOD AND BAD) for the rest of us.  Clearly you are happy with it so far, so I am happy for you.  If at some point I do decide to modify my car this way, I will be sure to report my results too-  But I doubt I will be proselytizing that everyone else do it too.  I have already made a few calls looking for spare LCA's to modify. 
> 
> 
> --- On Tue, 11/8/11, content22207 <brobertson@...> wrote:
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