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Old December 3rd, 2012, 12:18 PM   #41
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stocking back up on gen 2-3-4. and finally the last gen 1 mold is being made!!
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i probably already gave ya some from parts over there! haha. did you get any of the Z parts from awhile back? had quite a few parts going back then.
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Old December 3rd, 2012, 06:18 PM   #45
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i know what you mean. i got #42 350z back in 2003. expected it to be a quick 2-3 year run and it would hold value like the mid 90's supra and rx-7. but, they kept making them. lol. i did nearly everything i could to the car then started watching tt cars sell for high teens. i got an offer over $30k out of the blue and got out from under it. luckily i do my own work or i would have lost soooooooo much!
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stocking back up on gen 2-3-4. and finally the last gen 1 mold is being made!!
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stocking back up on gen 2-3-4. and finally the last gen 1 mold is being made!!
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Old December 22nd, 2012, 12:39 AM   #48
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hoping to have the gen 1 prototype in hand end of next week. lots of people taking time off for the holidays so it is slow going.

the existing bushings kits are available through roe racing now also!
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Finally got around to getting these installed. It's night and day difference from the old dried cracked/non-existent stock bushings from the 90's. I highly recommend these bushings.

Whenever a project is above my skill/patience level, or the lack of tools, I have a contact in southern Arizona that's an owner of a 'world class' private garage that does excellent work on exotics at less than dealership rates. He does all the work himself and is quite the organized by-the-book perfectionist. He had this job completed quickly, so if anyone is interested in getting their bushings swapped out by a trustworthy source in this region, shoot me a PM.
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I'm gonna need these soon. I'm sure my bushing will be falling apart soon after another track weekend or 2
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I'm gonna need these soon. I'm sure my bushing will be falling apart soon after another track weekend or 2
When you get them done I can give a hand. I think we can just burn out the old ones (I did on my Samuari and Talon). Getting the new ones pressed in is another story.

Anyone have updates as to how the car feels before/after. Does it ride harder,crash more over bumps, wonder more or less on the hwy ect ect ect.

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Old January 23rd, 2013, 09:13 PM   #52
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update for the gen 1 kit. was hoping for a hole in one like the other molds, but have to make some slight adjustments. modifications are only in the 0.015 range, so next prototype and we should be a go!
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Old January 23rd, 2013, 09:23 PM   #53
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Finally got around to getting these installed. It's night and day difference from the old dried cracked/non-existent stock bushings from the 90's. I highly recommend these bushings.

Whenever a project is above my skill/patience level, or the lack of tools, I have a contact in southern Arizona that's an owner of a 'world class' private garage that does excellent work on exotics at less than dealership rates. He does all the work himself and is quite the organized by-the-book perfectionist. He had this job completed quickly, so if anyone is interested in getting their bushings swapped out by a trustworthy source in this region, shoot me a PM.
thanks dirtbag for the first official public feedback on these.

there are lots of kits out there now and i keep getting asked about potential binding issues. for those who were able to install and move the suspension through it's entire physical swing limits (not just the 3-4degrees of right height travel) please post up your findings on this. then compared to the stock rubber, both with no coilover and moving by hand.

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When you get them done I can give a hand. I think we can just burn out the old ones (I did on my Samuari and Talon). Getting the new ones pressed in is another story.

Anyone have updates as to how the car feels before/after. Does it ride harder,crash more over bumps, wonder more or less on the hwy ect ect ect.

pressing in can be done very simply with a set of channel locks. no press needed. it is only a very slight interference fit. correctly greased and the film of grease creates a slight preloading. grease is designed to have very high push out strength and high resistance to water also to keep bushings lubed and sqeek free.
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just let me know when ready.
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Any estimate when gen1 kit would up for sale?
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This sounds like a system that should be, in general a positive installation. I like the better and stiffer handling. This will be great on the track and during spirited driving. But during general driving it is a bit stiff. During all driving the Polyurethane bushings has one downfall the “SQUEEK”. This has been addressed with the special oil and grease.

I have a 1972 DeTomaso Pantera that 12 years ago I change from rubber to polyurethane. Greased them well [I think it was a white grease]. The non squeak suspension system lasted about 3 years and the squeak was everywhere. We looked into installing Zuerk[SP] grease fittings into the system. A person was making billet aluminum A arms and putting the fittings into them. I have lost track. I replaced the polyurethane with rubber going back to the original.

Has there been any time testing on the special oil?
What is the special oil?
If for 200 you will press in the new polyurethane into the Av arms have you considered also installing grease fittings?
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the grease it sounds like you used would be a white lithium or maybe even just a silicone, both are recommended for use with polyurethane. i tested both. with car in air and no coilover mounted so i could move arms through entire range of physical motion, not just the 5 or so degrees you will see in normal driving. both of the greases above sqeeked within 24 hours of install.
the stuff i supply is meant for heavy equipment pins to be used in extreme conditions. very tacky, very high push out strength, and great water wash out resistance. these are all qualities none of the other "recommended" lubricants offer at that level.
i had a 67 camaro i had put poly bushings in 25 years ago. removed them last year to run solid bushings. they never sqeeked, ever.
we have not pursued installing grease fittings as the bushings at that point would need some sort of ridging or channels for the grease, decreasing surface area of bushing.
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i am hoping parts are ready for pickup by end of week!!
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i had them on my 2001 viper for the last 8 months .they made a big difference in the handling of the car.My car has a paxton supercharger and with this kit you have to get rid of the cross bar which is replaced by a straight barand it allows the front chasis to flex more .the car use to wander on the uneven road surface.after installing these bushings on all suspension components the problem went away.Very much needed product for every viper.
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