[DML] Bryan Pearce's Frames
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[DML] Bryan Pearce's Frames

With all the controversy about a simple front end upgrade, I wonder what Kayo and David think about Bryan Pearce's frames. 

Bryan uses a radically different trailing arm from the factory design (his attachment method is nothing at all like the original). His crumple extension is less compressible than OEM, and it is held to the frame with bolts rather than welds (bolts can shear). The panels that make up Bryan's frame are shaped differently, so his welds are located in different places. Of course he uses stainless steel rather than carbon steel. To the best of my knowledge Bryan's frame has never been crash tested.

Bryan's lower control arms are welded up, not stamped like OEM. Again, they are stainless steel, not carbon steel. While not as heavy as Byrne's arms, they do weigh about twice as much as OEM arms. Same should apply to his upper control arms.

I am pretty sure Houston equips it's frames with springs and shocks that differ from OEM spec, and Houston likely uses polyurethane suspension bushings rather than OEM rubber.

With all the grief Kayo and David have been giving me about a simple front end upgrade (please leave carburetion out of it boys...), I would think that their position against Bryan's front to rear frames is 1,000 times stronger, but they have been curiously silent on the subject.

Bill Robertson


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