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Old 02-01-2010, 10:37 PM   #1541
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I have always hated that tailing arm set up.
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Old 02-02-2010, 12:15 AM   #1542
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think i'm gonna replace mine soon. just worked out how the preloading works for the OEM bushings. wanna get that done so i can put in coilovers, some new rear tires, and a proper alignment.

are adjustable lower control arms a must if you're lowering your car? i mean, if i have neutral toe on the rear, i shouldn't get excessive wear, should i? eric, your sit's really low, with heaps of camber, and you don't have wear problems do you? i just wanna have my car sit like M3GTRs, so i shouldn't have too much trouble, should i?
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Old 02-02-2010, 12:40 AM   #1543
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Old 02-02-2010, 01:06 AM   #1544
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well just so you know i only rub when i hammer the thing and theres a bump, normal driving and you dont rub lol
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Old 02-02-2010, 01:14 AM   #1545
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without using a hacksaw?

@M3GTR, yeh i'm not worried abuot rubbing, my wheels aren't wide enough. more worried about excessive inside tread wear. already got a fair now...think it's coz my RTABs are shot. and my old alignment was crap.
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Old 02-02-2010, 01:16 AM   #1546
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oohh yeah mine wear from the inside but when u look at the rear from behind it looks hot with some camber
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Old 02-02-2010, 01:27 AM   #1547
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RTABS are pretty cheap i think.. should replace them..
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Old 02-02-2010, 01:51 AM   #1548
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oohh yeah mine wear from the inside but when u look at the rear from behind it looks hot with some camber
ahk...see that's what i'm worried bout. guess i can avoid that by having zero toe-in/out

yeh, gonna order some new RTABs (and other stuff) from pelican parts soon. pm me if you wanna order a pair too (save some shipping)
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Old 02-02-2010, 02:11 AM   #1550
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ahk...see that's what i'm worried bout. guess i can avoid that by having zero toe-in/out
and not much neg camber.
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dunno, probs sometime in the next week or so...still trying to consolidate my list of parts.

just got my rego in the mail. bye bye $612.30
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Old 02-02-2010, 02:30 AM   #1552
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mmm yeh, but to dial out the extra neg camber i'd have to get some adjustable lower control arms, or ghetto-mod my existing ones...!!!!

ASSAIL what side of town do you live? haven't seen your car around...love to see your supra sometime too
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Old 02-02-2010, 02:52 AM   #1553
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ghetto mod, then c/f wrap ur existing ones!!!!

ive never looked into getting rid of the neg camber on my rear as its always been needed to fit rims/ tyres in the guards.

im in black rock - its south east/ bayside (lots of ppl dont know where it is lol)
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^^ its near Sandringham/beaumaris yes>?

i go down that way every so often for family events...
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Old 02-02-2010, 03:24 AM   #1555
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yeah right next to beaumaris.

its a bit of an old person area but there are a few honeys around that are possibly legal
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Old 02-02-2010, 04:21 AM   #1556
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BTW factory trail arm bushes are ****. I'm looking for aftermarket ones.
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Old 02-02-2010, 05:14 AM   #1558
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yeh, i was thinking about going powerflex/UUC (easier to install too!), but i'd rather just have higher density rubber, does anyone make them? apparently the urethane ones are too hard for street use (and i really don't wanna have to replace other suspension bushings coz of the extra stresses), plus i'd get so pissed off if they started squeaking.

otherwise you can get the limiters (i think vorschlag make some), but tbh, i'd be happy just returning my car to new stock bushings (lemfoerder i think). cheap enough that i won't be annoyed if they don't last that long.
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yeh, i was thinking about going powerflex/UUC (easier to install too!), but i'd rather just have higher density rubber, does anyone make them? apparently the urethane ones are too hard for street use (and i really don't wanna have to replace other suspension bushings coz of the extra stresses), plus i'd get so pissed off if they started squeaking.

otherwise you can get the limiters (i think vorschlag make some), but tbh, i'd be happy just returning my car to new stock bushings (lemfoerder i think). cheap enough that i won't be annoyed if they don't last that long.
I replaced my RTABS with the Lemfoerder (think thats how it's spelt) ones, worked out something like USD24 or so from Pelican's.
I've heard that the urathane ones tend to squeak & make a lot of noise, my mechanic also advised me to steer clear of them for that reason.
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Old 02-02-2010, 06:57 PM   #1560
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ahk thanks!
notice any improvement? i'm guessing i'll notice a fair bit.....my car is turning 10 years old this week (she's an early feb 00 build)
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