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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:18 am    Post subject: front control arm bushes Reply with quote

hi guys I'm trying to fit these myself but ive forgotten that jackos website which may show me how to do it . or if anyone knows of another link that could help me out
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:07 am    Post subject: Re: front control arm bushes Reply with quote

johne wrote:
hi guys I'm trying to fit these myself but ive forgotten that jackos website which may show me how to do it . or if anyone knows of another link that could help me out


Hi,

If your looking for Jackals website here is the link.

The work he carried out on his car was amazing.

ATB Smile

http://www.jackals-forge.com/lotus/
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Out of interest - which bushes are you trying to fit?
As I understand it Porsche don't supply them so aftermarket is the only option.

I fitted the Walrod bushes and they come with instructions Thumb
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd be interested to know if you felt a difference from old to new and which firmness you opted for?.

Trev
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:41 pm    Post subject: front control arm bushes Reply with quote

bought them from chris at centre of gravity super pro not to hard
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cameltoe & Heel wrote:
I'd be interested to know if you felt a difference from old to new and which firmness you opted for?.

Trev


Did you mean me or the OP? Far as I know the Walrods only come in one firmness but a choice of black or red colour.
Certainly felt a difference (but considering the ARB bushes were also changed plus fitted Bilstein coilovers at the same time I would have been pretty disappointed if it felt the same).

I was looking for a more 'planted' feel at high speed and difference is night and day.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used these :- https://www.elephantracing.com/porsche/993/rubber-bushings-for-993/#front-control-arm-front-bushing.
All good stuff from ERP, pity it's in America.
Used them on 993 and 944.
Hartech also do exchange control arms
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks very much thumbsup
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Endoman wrote:
I used these :- https://www.elephantracing.com/porsche/993/rubber-bushings-for-993/#front-control-arm-front-bushing.
All good stuff from ERP, pity it's in America.
Used them on 993 and 944.
Hartech also do exchange control arms


Hi, sorry for my ignorance but do these elephant racing bushes require special equipment to be pressed into the arm ?
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They also supply a tool, but I did mine in a vice using a large socket or a bench press if you have access. You can also make your own tool with some threaded bar. The impotant thing when refitting control arms or wishbones is to make sure the arms are at the same angle when torqued up as loaded under rest or you may split the rubber insert. (done that)
Don't like the PU bushes they can squeak and don't work the same way that the originals were intended. I did most myself then Chris Franklin replaced the ones I'd messed up when he did the Geo. He set up both my cars and transformed the handling.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Endoman wrote:
They also supply a tool, but I did mine in a vice using a large socket or a bench press if you have access. You can also make your own tool with some threaded bar. The impotant thing when refitting control arms or wishbones is to make sure the arms are at the same angle when torqued up as loaded under rest or you may split the rubber insert. (done that)
Don't like the PU bushes they can squeak and don't work the same way that the originals were intended. I did most myself then Chris Franklin replaced the ones I'd messed up when he did the Geo. He set up both my cars and transformed the handling.


+1 on pu bushes, I fitted them to a 5 series BMW and they lasted 6 months then completely distorted out of shape leaving loads of free play, maybe on a lightweight car such as a Porsche they'll last longer though.

The elephant bushes are very popular in the US being firmer rubber than standard so should tighten things up without distorting over time.
 
  
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