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



Bill,

 

The cut/wider side faces forward which conversely means the thinner/hinged
part faces to the back as factory installed. In other words the split end
actually faces forward. The vagaries of English can be frustrating.yes?

 

 

Rob Grady

P.J. Grady Inc.

(631) 589-6224

www.PJGrady.com

 

From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
content22207
Sent: Wednesday, November 09, 2011 12:12 PM
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [DML] Re: Upgraded Front Suspension

 

  

Speaking of translation, by "split" does Steve mean where the flat bushing
is cut to be folded, or does he mean the seam where the folded ends come
together? 

Bill Robertson
#5939

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:dmcnews%40yahoogroups.com> , "Rob
Grady" <rob@...> wrote:
>
> No problem...things often get "lost in translation".
> 
> Rob Grady
> P.J. Grady Inc.
> (631) 589-6224
> www.PJGrady.com
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:dmcnews%40yahoogroups.com>
[mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:dmcnews%40yahoogroups.com> ] On
Behalf Of
> S C
> Sent: Wednesday, November 09, 2011 11:29 AM
> To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:dmcnews%40yahoogroups.com> 
> Subject: Re: [DML] Re: Upgraded Front Suspension
> 
> Rob,
> 
> I just wanted to correct myself from the statement that I mentioned on the
> Fall Tour which was posted on the DML. I was wrong in saying that the way
> the bushings are installed at your shop split towards the back (front sway
> bar bushings). I took a look at my suspension and it is indeed installed
> the same way as the factory pictures show. This is how I have always
> installed them after you (Grady) showed me how to install it at your shop.
> My memory was just reversed in thought that night. I just wanted to clear
> that up.
> 
> -Steve Cosgrove
> 
> On Thu, Oct 27, 2011 at 10:22 AM, Rob Grady <rob@...> wrote:
> 
> > **
> >
> >
> > Bill,
> >
> > I don't know who said that but they were mistaken as I normally leave 
> > the bushings in the original factory position.
> >
> >
> > Rob Grady
> >
> > P.J. Grady Inc.
> >
> > From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:dmcnews%40yahoogroups.com>
[mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:dmcnews%40yahoogroups.com> ] On 
> > Behalf Of
> > content22207
> > Sent: Thursday, October 27, 2011 9:15 AM
> > To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:dmcnews%40yahoogroups.com> 
> >
> > Subject: [DML] Re: Upgraded Front Suspension
> >
> > This is why I left rubber bushings in the crumple extension mounts 
> > (LCA end is polyurethane). I also turned them around so the meaty side 
> > is towards the back (sway bar arc pushes forward into an empty space). 
> > Horizontally it makes no difference which way the bushing is turned.
> >
> > Combined with the 45 degree shape of our sway bars (Lotus' sway bars 
> > have a sharp 90 degree bend), I think arc of travel arguments are a Red
> Herring.
> >
> > An owner at FFT'11 told me Rob Grady turns his bushings around as 
> > normal practice even on OEM suspensions, probably to try and minimize 
> > the LCA pulling backwards during braking.
> >
> > Bill Robertson
> > #5939
> >
> > --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:dmcnews%40yahoogroups.com>
<mailto:dmcnews%40yahoogroups.com> , 
> > Marc
> >
> > Levy <malevy_nj@> wrote:
> > >
> > > Thanks Mike..
> > >
> > > So, in the Lotus application there was no obvious changes made to 
> > > allow
> > for the arc travel of the ARB? The movement is absorbed by the ARB
itself?
> > Or did they maybe use softer bushings?
> > >
> > >
> > > --- On Thu, 10/27/11, Michael Griese <mike.griese@> wrote:
> > >
> > > > From: Michael Griese <mike.griese@>
> > > > Subject: Re: [DML] Upgraded Front Suspension
> > > > To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:dmcnews%40yahoogroups.com>
<mailto:dmcnews%40yahoogroups.com>
> > > > Date: Thursday, October 27, 2011, 1:22 AM Basically Lotus modified 
> > > > the original LCA to take on a lower A arm geometry.
> > > > They separated the fore/aft location of the LCA from the ARB by 
> > > > adding the extra piece. The washer you see is not a collar but a 
> > > > washer used to compress the bushing on the end of the ARB. The 
> > > > reasons Lotus did this was the improvements in tire technologies 
> > > > over the years, the increase in horsepower available from the 
> > > > drivetrain and the improvements in braking. The improved grip of 
> > > > performance tires was starting to overwhelm the suspension design.
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > > Mike
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> >
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