Re: [DML] Wishbone LCA's
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Re: [DML] Wishbone LCA's



Let it be known that I'm about to drink the LCA bracket Koolaid.  I
ordered a set yesterday and am looking forward to installing them.
I'm planning to install them this Saturday but I'm so excited I might
do it the day they arrive.  FedEx is scheduled to deliver them
tomorrow.

-Steve Rice
#16510

On Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 9:47 AM, content22207 <brobertson@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> The LCA is very narrow (and it gets even narrower where the pivot bolt passes through). It is inherently wiggly fore/aft. You need something to hold it in place or the damn thing will simply fold up underneath the car. Hence the OEM swaybar design (more genius Lotus engineering -- make a sway bar try to do something swaybars were never intended to do).
>
> Ed's brackets go a very long way towards making the narrow LCA into a U shaped component, akin to the upper control arm. Are they still minimally compliant fore/aft? Yes, of course. Is that compliance even material? No, especially given the polyurethance material the bushings are made from.
>
> We've had this discussion before. You don't like Ed's brackets because they have bushings at the LCA interface. Your objection reminds me of an accountant who refuses to close the books simply because his accounts are one or two pennies off -- the effect is so minimal that the objection is laughable. You are objecting on principle alone, not on any real world effect.
>
> Moreover, you and the rip-the-swaybar-mounts-off crowd need to get your objections straight. Either Ed's brackets are so ineffective that the swaybar mounts aren't even a concern, or Ed's brackets are so effective that the swaybar will rip itself off the crumple extension the first time the LCA moves up & down.
>
> Bill Robertson
> #5939
>
>


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