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Suspension and Braking
Springs, shocks, struts, coilovers, camber plates, sway bars, strut bars, suspension bushings, control arms, brake pads, big brake kits, etc.

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Old 10-15-2010, 11:35 PM   #41
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Guys, this tool is a life saver, I rented this from Eric, and I just sent it back to him today, so whoever is next will really appreciate it. thanks again Eric.
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Old 10-19-2010, 12:15 PM   #42
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Old 10-31-2010, 01:14 PM   #43
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Luky, you have a pm. Please let me know.
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Old 10-31-2010, 05:30 PM   #44
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PM replied. Waiting to hear back from AMCINK to see when he is done.
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Old 10-31-2010, 07:39 PM   #45
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I Pm back - I'm done and will shipped back to you on Monday
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Old 11-01-2010, 06:02 PM   #46
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Old 11-02-2010, 04:43 PM   #47
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Old 11-06-2010, 04:57 PM   #48
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Tool is on it's way back to San Diego so it's ready for whoever is next. I could not believe how simple it makes an RTAB job. Definitely worth the rental fee and Eric is super easy to deal with. You won't be disappointed! Thanks again Eric!
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Old 11-09-2010, 08:53 AM   #49
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I was going to try to wait to rent the tool, but I tried making one at work instead. Hopefully it works.



Not for sale or rent, not trying to hijack, i just used these pictures to help make it. Thanks.
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Old 11-09-2010, 02:07 PM   #50
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I was going to try to wait to rent the tool, but I tried making one at work instead. Hopefully it works.



Not for sale or rent, not trying to hijack, i just used these pictures to help make it. Thanks.

Looks pretty good, although most people don't have access to welders and other machine shop tools (I don't). Make sure to use stainless steel all-thread and you need to cut the shaft down to about 8"-9" so it fit into the space when you are changing your RTABS. Also I would use 1/2" all-thread if it fits through the RTAB center bushing since it is stronger and easier to find (the MIS tool is 7/16" rod and still breaks sometimes when they are really corroded). Also you need to make the pressing block (and don't forget a counter bore in the middle so it only presses on the outside curvature of the metal RTAB bushing). I will take my calipers to mine later and send you the dimensions.

Good luck with your tool!

My tool is back if someone wants to rent it. I just have to install a new shaft as the threads got tweaked a bit last time.

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Old 11-09-2010, 03:52 PM   #51
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Please, any help would be great.

I have the pressing block made, but didn't know how deep to make the counter bore.

I used hardened threaded rod we use for grade 8 shoulder bolts at 10m. I'm hoping it is enough. (Which I do need to cut down based on your information, mine is at 11" right now)

Again, many thanks. I'm going to try to take the car apart tomorrow night.
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Old 11-09-2010, 05:09 PM   #52
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Just rented from Luky- it is easier and faster
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Old 11-09-2010, 09:40 PM   #53
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Please, any help would be great.

I have the pressing block made, but didn't know how deep to make the counter bore.

I used hardened threaded rod we use for grade 8 shoulder bolts at 10m. I'm hoping it is enough. (Which I do need to cut down based on your information, mine is at 11" right now)

Again, many thanks. I'm going to try to take the car apart tomorrow night.
The counter bore looks like 1.070" +/-.005" dia X .225" deep and concentric with the threaded hole in the block and centered on the block. The block ends are radiused for an appearent "diameter" of 2.297"-2.310" or call it 2.303" +/-.006", the block is 1.252" thick X 1.252" tall (probably made from 1.250" bar stock).

Also just checked the "legs" of the U shaped bracket. They are about 2.100" tall (where the bushing fits in) and about 2.525" apart (where the bushing fits in).

Grade 8 all-thread is probably fine (but I am not a machinist, just an Enginerd ). I just measured mine and it looks like the shaft is about 8" long. (At least my wife never complained... )

Let me know if this does not make sense and I can email you a dimensioned sketch. (just PM me your email address)

Post another pic of your tool when you are done and let us know how it worked for you.

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Old 11-09-2010, 09:50 PM   #54
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Just rented from Luky- it is easier and faster
Great pics of the RTAB tool in action AMCINK. Thanks for posting them. I didn't think about taking any when I did my RTABs...
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Old 11-11-2010, 12:45 PM   #55
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Luky,

Thanks for the help. I milled the counter bore in the puller yesterday during lunch. I'll take a picture of the assembled product later. I just milled a slot into the top, I assumed it wouldn’t matter. I guess I’ll find out.

The main reason I didn't rent it is due to my schedule. My schedule is very volatile. It is hard to plan more than 12 hours from present without something changing. I didn't feel that I could realistically attempt to manage my work schedule enough to get the puller back in a reasonable timeframe. I used scrap at work and 4-5 lunch periods to assemble the whole unit. (i.e. Free)

I wouldn’t want to keep everyone waiting while I dilly-dallied around. (We also have 5 E46 and 2 E36s and one E39 in my close group of friends and no one owned one of these tools) So let's hope it works.
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Old 11-25-2010, 02:26 PM   #56
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Hi, did this tool work then? I'm thinking of making something similar.

Luky - would there be any chance of that dimensioned sketch? Would be a grate help!

Gareth

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Old 11-28-2010, 09:28 PM   #57
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It worked for the two RTABS I did. The threaded rod barely made it through the second RTAB.

I will be adjusting to 7/16" threaded rod with a B7 rating, then it will be perfect.
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Old 01-10-2011, 08:19 PM   #58
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Shot you an email - Thanks!
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Old 01-14-2011, 08:53 PM   #59
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so whos got the tool now?
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Old 01-22-2011, 04:00 PM   #60
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so whos got the tool now?
Not me, guess Luky is busy So I ordered one from MIS on the 12th of this month - still waiting....
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