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CometGT1974
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posted 02-14-2003 08:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for CometGT1974   Click Here to Email CometGT1974     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, I "finally" got my fiberglass mono leafs in from flex a form. I'll have to say that they look like an excellent product, I can't wait to get them on the car and see how they perform!! Alex, would it be worth the extra time and effort to replace the urethane bushings w/ aluminum bushings....I have the material and a friend with a lathe but i'm just wondering if it will actually help?!?!?!

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Ryan Wilke
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posted 02-14-2003 09:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke   Click Here to Email Ryan Wilke     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
VERY !! I'm jealous!!

Will you be running any traction bars or such with those fiberglas mono-leafs?

What rear shocks will you use?

I think Cal-tracs call for aluminum bushings only in the front eyes.....

Ryan

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CometGT1974
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posted 02-14-2003 10:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for CometGT1974   Click Here to Email CometGT1974     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, i'll be running my cal trac bars....I am currently using Rancho adjustable shocks in the rear but will be switching to QA1's in the future. I've got the QA1's in the front now, just gotta replenish the funds before I can get them for the rear....as far as the bushings go, this urethane is extremely hard and I'm not sure aluminum would benefit me much but every little bit helps!

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Moneymaker
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posted 02-14-2003 10:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes Stephan, absolutely. I change all of them to aluminum always.

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65_302
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posted 02-14-2003 12:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65_302   Click Here to Email 65_302     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by CometGT1974:
Well, I "finally" got my fiberglass mono leafs in from flex a form.

We are thinking about buying some from flex a form. When you say "finally" does that mean you had trouble getting them from flex a form?

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CometGT1974
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posted 02-14-2003 01:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for CometGT1974   Click Here to Email CometGT1974     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
well, it took him about two months from the time i ordered them....he did have a stroke recently so that has slowed him down a bit and now he has a bunch of back orders to fill so I would say be prepared to wait a while!!

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Moneymaker
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posted 02-14-2003 04:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They are back on track. I have now recieved my second set of springs in the last two weeks.

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Alex Denysenko
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CometGT1974
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posted 02-14-2003 04:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for CometGT1974   Click Here to Email CometGT1974     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yeah Alex, but you're more important then the rest of us!!!!

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Ryan Wilke
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posted 02-14-2003 04:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke   Click Here to Email Ryan Wilke     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Moneymaker:
...... I change all of them to aluminum always.

Alex,
Do you mean front AND REAR eyes?

Ryan

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V8 Thumper
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posted 02-14-2003 04:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Ryan Wilke:
Alex,
Do you mean front AND REAR eyes?

I too am curious. I'm running aluminum bushings on the front eyes...

How about poly bushings for the rears?

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Moneymaker
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posted 02-14-2003 04:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I install solid aluminum bushings in both the front and rear to replace the supplied polyurethane units.

To tell you guys the truth, I have never even tried the supplied bushings in the fiberglass springs on a race (hot) car.
On a street car (stock or really mild) we have left them in.

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Alex Denysenko
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Ryan Wilke
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posted 02-14-2003 05:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke   Click Here to Email Ryan Wilke     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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jsracingbbf
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posted 02-14-2003 06:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jsracingbbf   Click Here to Email jsracingbbf     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by CometGT1974:
Yes, i'll be running my cal trac bars....I am currently using Rancho adjustable shocks in the rear but will be switching to QA1's in the future. I've got the QA1's in the front now, just gotta replenish the funds before I can get them for the rear....as far as the bushings go, this urethane is extremely hard and I'm not sure aluminum would benefit me much but every little bit helps!


I called the HAL/QA1 shocks tech line and they don't make a TRUE double adjustable shock. One that adjusts extension and rebound. I have a set on the front of my car, but I think I am going with either ALDAN or AFCO for the back. I also found out that ALDAN's are still made in the USA, QA1's are not.
later

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Moneymaker
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posted 02-14-2003 11:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
All of my stock says "Made in USA".

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Alex Denysenko
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Professional Manwhore
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Quote #1: "I never met a magazine mechanic I liked."
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