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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hazzarelli wrote:
NedHan79 wrote:
It’s very easy to blow the budget on parts, you can just imagine what the price would have been at an opc.
If your planning a standard geo setting I can’t really see the point in paying for specialist work. It’s different if your aiming for something specific like a lot of guys do on here.

I’m in the middle of my own suspension stuff atm and I’m making my own polybushes. 2 reasons for this. 1. I can make the moulds easily so the cost is kept low and 2. I can choose the grades of hardness to suit my own needs.

I’ll be looking for certain geo settings which will ultimately be on the advice given here as I’m in Northern Ireland and a trip to center of gravity isn’t gona happen. I’ll have to choose one of the few better outfits here and see if they can get the desired settings.

Are you fitting all the parts yourself?

Very interesting! I made my own polyurethane engine mounts once for my MR2. It was an NVH abomination. I probably used the wrong shore hardness! Think I went for 80... Ended up buying some ok used ones and enhancing with tiger seal which did the job nicely.

Yes I'll fit the parts myself. Any special tools required? Is it recommended to replace any bolts?

I would say solid engine mounts would be a night mare. Most polybushes are made from 85A for road use and 95A for track. Ive opted for 85A for the dog bones. Any I can find for sale are 95 it I’m aiming to fit solid subframe bushes so I thought a compromise was in order for the rest.
I used 60 in the engine mounts and it’s seems to be a good job.

Atm I’m planning on doing the rest in 85. This is a trial run but I think it’ll be dead on. If I want to change anything I can easily make a different grade as I have the moulds. Once I get some more sorted, I’ll start a thread on it.

Who knows, I might even sell a few
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bullet-proof_biscuit wrote:
What colour is the header tank? If its faded yellowy to anything other than white, I'd suspect it was cracked and leaking, if it's not that, then it'll be a radiator corrosion leak at the bottom, look down the ducts and you'l see the buildup of road debris.

Have you considered pattern 993 RS engine mounts?


I'll check the colour of the expansion tank on the weekend...

I already have these engine mounts! Made big difference to the body control mid corner, as well as obviously engine movement and response
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