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#41 DISLEXICDIME

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 05:26 PM

i ran 5 degrees of caster on my 4 door it was awesome i loved how stable it felt on the free way

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 06:49 PM

Now that I think of it, John, I think you and I have had this conversation before. Via email in response to a bb list post I think? I don't remember what we came up with though...

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:10 PM

Now that I think of it, John, I think you and I have had this conversation before.


There is no telling... :rofl:

It's your car, just don't ruin it.

 

It's also not my money, so i'll suggest the most expensive option. 

 

 


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Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:16 PM

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Got these in the mail, went to napa got two big washers the size of the stock 510 tophat bearings, used the washers between the bearings and the tophats just for more surface area contact. Didnt like that small area of the top of the top hat riding on the plastic part of the bearing. All together, went for a test drive and it seems alot more stable driving down the road and also more responsive. Seems to want to center itself better now rather than pulling one way or the other. Best part is my front is no longer higher than the rear. Looks and rides great. I just hope the rigidly mounted struts hold up. Think they will though.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 08:57 AM

drill the hole in your plate bigger and run the stud bushings for a sock. that should give you the flex you need for a couple bucks.



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Posted 29 December 2012 - 01:17 PM

drill the hole in your plate bigger and run the stud bushings for a sock. that should give you the flex you need for a couple bucks.

 

What bushings?  Post pic of what you mean.  I shud get something in there.



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Posted 29 December 2012 - 09:25 PM

Maybe just having the hole in the plate a few thousandths over would allow for the strut to move a bit without it binding or rattling. Skateboard truck bushings or generic swaybar bushings might be trimmed to fit.? Keep us up on this, I like where your going.



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Posted 30 December 2012 - 03:12 PM

using my phone so pain to post pics, but the shocks that have a stud at the end. they run a washer, rubber, mounting point, rubber, washer, then nut. my rear shocks on my 720 run them on the bottom mount. can someone post a pic for me please. it looks like a cheap easy fix, my favorite type



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Posted 30 December 2012 - 03:51 PM

Ok i get what your sayn'



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Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:42 PM

good cause to post a pic i have to type out the link myself, no paste with phone on this forum. last time took me 4 trys and someone else to do it for me. and as cheap as you made those you could do 2 more, a degree more and less, adjustable. just swap plates. i love the idea of your camber plates



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Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:14 PM

Yeah, I can build ten sets for the price of one set of T3's lol.  Still not as pretty.



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Posted 17 April 2017 - 08:14 AM

are u using stock struts and coils?



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Posted 17 April 2017 - 08:20 AM

I'm putting in a bearing, like the ones in the T3 top hats(needle bearing style) or else just the same as the stock bearing in the top hat. It will go between top hat and my home made plates so that the struts can swivel freely when turning.

 

do you have a picture?