Re: [DML] My Suspension is better than Bill's
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Re: [DML] My Suspension is better than Bill's

This is a response to those telling me what I should have
checked/replaced instead of installing Ed's outriggers.

Ball joints (upper and lower) - My balls joints are new.  Lower ball
joints came from Henninger with the new control arms I ordered from
him.  The upper ball joints came from Hervey and were installed on the
new upper control arms I ordered from DMCMW.  Both of these control
arms were installed about a year ago and also had new bushings.

Steering rack ends - My tie rod ends were repalced about two years
ago.  I had the car aligned about 2 weeks ago and both the camber and
toe are within spec.  The caster is out of spec but this should only
cause the car to drift, which I have not noticed.

Tires balanced - Tires were balanced about a week ago.  Btw, in
America we spell tire with the letters T, I, R, E.  When I travel I
don't force my American ways upon people.  I spell/pronounce things
the local way, set my watch to 24 hr time (if thats the local way of
keeping time), and do my best to convert my thinking to metric
(kilometers, celcius, etc...).  It is silly to send messages to an
American group insisting something is called a tyre.

Wheel balance - Couldnt find anyone in Baton Rouge to balance the
wheel while it is on the car.

Brake disc runout - Brake discs are about two years old.  I continued
to have the vibration after repacing the discs, calipers, and brake

Front wheel bearings - Replaced about two years ago with bearings from
Hervey. I did however replace my brake discs after I replaced the
bearings.  I've heard some people say the bearings should be replaced
whenever replacing brake discs, which I did not do.

Bushings- All of my front bushings were replaced when I installed new
control arms.  The control arms have rubber bushings and I have poly
bushings installed for the sway bar.

Lug torque - I always torque my lugs to 70 lbs.

Shocks - About 2.5 years ago I intalled Spax Shocks.

Ed's Outriggers - Installed them last night and now the steering
doesn't vibrate when driving on interstate in excess speeds of 60 mph.
 Is there something else I should have done before installing the
outriggers?  Perhaps if I would have thrown a match into the gas tank,
I wouldn't have needed outriggers.

-Steve Rice

On Thu, May 3, 2012 at 12:47 PM, Martin Gutkowski <martin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I would go with the suggestion to make sure your tyres are balanced. Certainly it's always something I do on my projects and customer cars
> Martin
> Sent from my BlackBerry®


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