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



They looked like Grade 8 to me.  I had some small washers that I used
to put between the bushings and the shock towers.  So far no
squeaking.  It amazes me how many people are telling me I should have
tried all of these simple and cheap things first, as if I wasn't
intulligunnt enough to think of trying the cheapest things first
myself.  Believe me, I didn't want to spend $340 for some bent pieces
of metal.  I spent about a year debating it before I took the plunge.

-Steve Rice
#16510

On Thu, May 3, 2012 at 3:09 PM, content22207 <brobertson@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> As I said, nobody is thrilled about Ed's price tag, but once his brackets are installed people seem very pleased with the results. I have yet to see even one person express regret over installing them.
>
> Ed's machinist does a nice job of fabrication too. Not only are the brackets dimensionally correct, but the humongous weld beads on the back (bushing tubes) are very well done. It's a lot of money for bent pieces of metal, but they do at least bolt right on without any problem.
>
> Do your bushings squeak at all against the shock towers? I stood mine off on washers to protect the paint job, but figured that minimizing bushing movement would also minimize squeak as well.
>
> Did your brackets come with Grade 5 or Grade bolts? Mine came with Grade 5 (no problem since I swapped them out for longer bolts anyway), but Dave Swingle said last year (Message #82592) that he was going to start supplying Grade 8's on Ed's behalf.
>
> Bill Robertson
> #5939


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