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Old 12-01-2005, 07:39 AM   #21
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One question Mr Shelley, are you the driver, head engineer or what? Ive always wondered.
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Old 12-01-2005, 12:53 PM   #22
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Almost forgot to tell you this. Get the baffle fix after you installed the coils. Trust me you will need it.
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Old 12-01-2005, 01:11 PM   #23
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Almost forgot to tell you this. Get the baffle fix after you installed the coils. Trust me you will need it.
Vince, what is this baffle?
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Old 12-01-2005, 01:13 PM   #24
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Old 12-01-2005, 03:43 PM   #27
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Almost forgot to tell you this. Get the baffle fix after you installed the coils. Trust me you will need it.
Just ordered it from the dealer, $19.36
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Old 12-01-2005, 08:15 PM   #28
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Someone help me out here, wtf are these?


I keep on wanting to say either front or rear control arm bushings or bearings.
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Old 12-01-2005, 09:08 PM   #29
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Sorry for the tardy reply.

Yes, that's the baffle.

Vaio, I realized that since having the new coilovers (with more linear springs compared to PSS9), I have more fuel starvations at the last event. So I thought of passing this tip along to you as well.
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Sorry for the tardy reply.

Yes, that's the baffle.

Vaio, I realized that since having the new coilovers (with more linear springs compared to PSS9), I have more fuel starvations at the last event. So I thought of passing this tip along to you as well.
Any idea what the thing above is?
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Any idea what the thing above is?
They are the Ground Control Delrin control arm bushing kit. The hexagonal black metal tube inside the carrier is pounded onto the end of the control arm. The Blue plastic tube is the delrin and the anodized red tube is pounded into the bushing carrier and then the whole thing is bolted to the car.

The ones that I got weren't anodized, but Jay told me that was because they were having a hard time finding a new guy in California that can do the anodizing, so he just sent mine to me non-anodized... Also, the delrin tube that came with mine was white, not blue.
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Rear trailing arm, right? Number 4? These goes inbetween the RTAB reinforcement kit? How much do these things usually go for? Worth it for $40? Any noises/squeaks?

I just dont get why the center of them is a hex...



Have I got this whole thing wrong and theyre #6 on the front control arm?



EDIT-according to the guy selling them there are no bolts/bolt holes on either side like I thought there would be to keep it from sliding off.
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Rear trailing arm, right? Number 4? These goes inbetween the RTAB reinforcement kit? How much do these things usually go for? Worth it for $40? Any noises/squeaks?

I just dont get why the center of them is a hex...



Have I got this whole thing wrong and theyre #6 on the front control arm?



EDIT-according to the guy selling them there are no bolts/bolt holes on either side like I thought there would be to keep it from sliding off.
Those are the control arm bushing insert, #6 in the upper photo of the two diagrams that you posted. The center piece is a hexagonal shape to fit on over the shape of the front control arm. These have nothing to do with the trailing arm at all.

They are normally $250, so if you can get them for $40, then please tell me who's selling these. I will buy them in a nano-second if you don't want them. That's the deal of the century for GC Delrin bushing kit!!!
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For your trailing arms, I'd recommend to go with the TMS trailing arm bushing limiter kit. It's a million times easier to install than a whole new Trailing Arm bushing, it's cheaper, and it pretty much does the same. Also, you probably don't want to go with a delrin or solid poly bushing on your rear trailing arms or your control arms yet if you are still driving the car on the street regularly. It might get to be a little harsh, and the expensive bushings will wear out prematurely on the street, due to all of the road grim, bumps, potholes, etc...

Good Luck. If you don't buy the bushings pictured above, please put me in touch with the seller. Thanks.
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Old 12-02-2005, 11:21 AM   #35
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For your trailing arms, I'd recommend to go with the TMS trailing arm bushing limiter kit. It's a million times easier to install than a whole new Trailing Arm bushing, it's cheaper, and it pretty much does the same.
I went with the Powerflex bushings for this, but thought about the TMS kit. If you do get the TMS limiters and use stock RTABs, you might consider replacing the RTABs while you're in there. It's best to get an alignment after going in there, so it could would probably make sense to do it all at ounce.
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Pshhh, there mine for $40!
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Pshhh, there mine for $40!
Deal of the century... Does the guy have anything else that he's selling? Where did you see these for sale?

Congrats, Greg. Christmas came early this year, huh?
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Im going to stay quiet untill I can cofirm this deal. He does have some GC delrin bushings for sale, although I think im gonna pass on those and get the aluminum TMS ones.

Just got off the phone with GC, supposed to ship out tonight . Whatever, no huge hurry.

PS-Looks like my $38 winnings from poker last night might pay for a $250 mod
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Im going to stay quiet untill I can cofirm this deal. He does have some GC delrin bushings for sale, although I think im gonna pass on those and get the aluminum TMS ones.

Just got off the phone with GC, supposed to ship out tonight . Whatever, no huge hurry.

PS-Looks like my $38 winnings from poker last night might pay for a $250 mod
Greg, PM me this guy's contact info so I can take advantage of whatver you are going to be passing on...

Nice! I didn't know you were a poker player. Check out www.hghstakesart.com This is one of the company's that I run for S2Art Group here in Nevada. High Stakes Art is really starting to take off and I think I might move into a full-time COO position with them, which would be really cool. I should know more in a month or so when this fiscal quarter ends...

If you ever make it out to Vegas, I can hook you up with some more sizable private games if you'd like. Care to play Doyle head to head for $100K buy-in? LOL.
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Nice mod Greg! You should keep the Schroth harnesses for the track events with these now

ahaha Bim - I had no clue you were in the poker business.. I'm playing a few online poker tourneys right now as we speak...
your link doesnt work... is it highstakesart.com instead?
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