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#1 Mitch

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 08:32 AM

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We've designed these front tension rod bushing inserts to dramatically reduce the compliance in the stock front bushings. The stock rubber front bushings have designed in gaps to make for a softer ride. These factory gaps allow the front control arms to flex front to rear until the stock snubber washers compress enough to stop the movement. Our insert bushings eliminate all the factory gaps with a firm 80A hardness urethane. The new urethane inserts are contoured to match the factory bushings to eliminate all the gaps and maximize the contact area. Since they fit in the stock location, they can be used with any front tension rods that fit up to the stock bushing. These are a great upgrade for those who want as much control as possible without the expense of solid pillow balls. The design also helps keep the stock rubber bushing from failing due to the abuse of racing and competition.

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Fits directly into stock front bushings
Works with stock tension rods and after market/custom
Dramatically decreases deflection
Reinforces stock bushing increasing lifespan


Sold in complete sets of driver and passenger pairs.

Price: $ 70.00 / 1 Set
Product code: T-MX83-FTRB



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Yet another simple easy to install mod to the cress suspension, as stated above this will work with Stock, JIC Magic, or XcessiveManufacturing tension rods. Take little to no time to install and changes steering feedback greatly.

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 09:14 AM

Not so sure I like this one Mitch.......
There is a reason that people make replacements with spherical bushings,
and that is because the rod just doesn't rotate at that point, it has to make some angle moves too.

Have you tried moving the lower control arm without the strut attached ?
Does it bind at different points ?

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 10:21 AM

I see your point, but think of the energy suspension tension rod bushings for the ae86, same concept.
These bushings are not hard as steel, they do flex in order to have proper suspension movement. What you gain from these is a lack of forward and back movement of the stock bushing. In order to keep you caster at a steady point rather then moving depending on braking or acceleration.

We will have full captured heims in the near future but this is an easy upgrade for anyone. Whether they have stock ride height or slammed on the ground. Our factory pieces are 19 years old if not more, they are fatigued and starting to loose what little stiffness they originally had. This removes that slop and give precise adjustability in the front. And yes we have tested them and we get full articulation out of the suspension without issue.

Hope that sheds some light on the subject and gets rid of your worries.
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Posted 06 July 2011 - 10:36 AM

That's fine Mitch,
Your one of the few people in the US that make well thought out parts, but I just thought I would mention it.

By the way, I have seen people in Japan take rack inner tie rods from a 300AX, and use them for front tension rod pivots.
They are short enough that you can use the threads on them for one part of the adjustment assembly.

Keep up the good work !

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 11:31 PM

did the heims ever get made?

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 02:27 AM

they were put on the back burner, but still will be produced.
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Posted 04 February 2013 - 06:26 PM

have the heims come off the back burner? Need this shit in a bad way.



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Posted 07 February 2013 - 09:37 AM

the pillowball bushings are on hold for now. I will let you know if that changes.


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 08:51 PM

offered mine a while back kyle, got one dude from ireland and mr2thomas interested. They just got fucking expensive.


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