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Chassis and Suspension / Re: chassis
« Last post by fabr on Today at 12:03:37 PM »
Consider it this way,do dirt bike guys use oil on their chains anymore? Nope. Why? The oil/wet lube of any kind attract and hold abrasive material and just wear out the chain. Today most dirt riders use dry lubes of some kind to acoid that. We,if using materials like delrin or graphite impreg nylon ,can avoid contaminate attracting/holding lubes. To me,that is the goal.
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Chassis and Suspension / Re: chassis
« Last post by dsrace on Today at 11:58:27 AM »
and i can buy the tube and bolt from them to make it easier.
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Chassis and Suspension / Re: chassis
« Last post by dsrace on Today at 11:56:29 AM »
Brian,my perspective on this is that all of the bushings you link to are all of a PU material. None of them are/were ever intended to endure the range of motion any of our cars have. PU is not a suitable bearing material for our applications. Delrin holds up quite well for our application. Other materials like graphite impregnated nylon are also suitable. Delrin is easier to machine in general,is fairly inexpensive and has proven to work well in our off road application with no lube needed or even desirable.

the 2 i linked from pacific are delrin bushings.
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Chassis and Suspension / Re: chassis
« Last post by fabr on Today at 11:55:11 AM »
This grease is made for poly bushings, very tacky and will last a long time

http://www.energysuspensionparts.com/9.11104
It is also a sand/dirt/grit magnet and in our application will be a detriment due to the wear that will occur from all the sand/dirt/grit. IMO,there is no way PU bushings are suitable or desirable over other alternatives that suit our needs better.
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Motor and Drivetrain / Re: VW 2276 swing axle to Subaru 5 link conversion
« Last post by dsrace on Today at 11:51:21 AM »
i see you camp on southside so prob why we have never seen you there lol

so drive by wire throttle is built into the harness and ecu. if you plan on using a stock engine harness and/or ecu then leave it. if you can re pin the harness to a cable throttle style and alter what ever ecu you have then go for it.

no you do not need the body harness unless your using the stock ecu and then you may even need the body control module unless you have a source to get the theft system and such flashed out.

if you want to stay stock for ease, price and pump fuel you would still be better off with a stock turbo suby. stock ecu and engine harness then get on the suby forums (if no one can tell you here) and find out what needs to be shut off in the ecu and who can flash the stock ecu's.

if you go to a stand alone engine harness and ecu just buy it from outfront as budlight69 stated. he will even load a tune for your engine to bump it slightly over stock for the fuel you want to run.
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Chassis and Suspension / Re: chassis
« Last post by fabr on Today at 11:51:03 AM »
Brian,my perspective on this is that all of the bushings you link to are all of a PU material. None of them are/were ever intended to endure the range of motion any of our cars have. PU is not a suitable bearing material for our applications. Delrin holds up quite well for our application. Other materials like graphite impregnated nylon are also suitable. Delrin is easier to machine in general,is fairly inexpensive and has proven to work well in our off road application with no lube needed or even desirable.
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Chassis and Suspension / Re: chassis
« Last post by fabr on Today at 11:40:07 AM »
Never mind,I just need to open my eyes. LOL!! They are made from polyurethane and unless they are lubed,they will squeak like a mofo and wear out. If they were made from delrin/nylatron/something similar I would definitely agree with fast. I would hesitate to use PU for our application.

so you don't think poly would last?
Nope. Delrin would be my choice
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