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Rod ends ~ wishbones

PostPost by: Midlife » Thu Nov 01, 2007 9:32 pm

Hello, anyone running rod ends on their wishbones? I would be interested in seeing a picture of how they look on the wheel side up against the hub? I have a small amount of rubbing from the wheel on my existing poly bushed wishbone and I think rod ends may give me better clearance.

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PostPost by: cabc26b » Fri Nov 02, 2007 9:56 pm

I run rod ends, but they are all on the inboard side of the arms.

Are you talking about the rears ? There is a common clearance issue with a lot of alloy wheels. what you might want to consider is to machine off about a 1/8 inch off each side of where the bushing go in. or you can mess about with the harhware on the outside
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PostPost by: twincamman » Mon Nov 05, 2007 5:45 am

my suspension is hiem jointed --but I wont send the pics via the web site --I cant stand another 11 pages of what they are or are not ----e mail me off line ---ed
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PostPost by: elancoupe » Mon Nov 05, 2007 10:47 am

You do not necessarily need to run rod ends to have adjustable suspenion. I have adjustable arms front and rear, but they are all the bushed version.


As noted above, all the adjustable ends are on the inboard side, and it is quite common to have to slightly modify the rear arm end or hardware for wheel clearance.
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PostPost by: lotuselanman » Sun Jan 13, 2008 8:43 am

Gidday, That is very interseting Elancoupe.
Wuold you car to send me some piccy's direct?
Good man.
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PostPost by: lotuselanman » Sun Jan 13, 2008 8:45 am

Gidday, That is very interseting Elancoupe.
Wuold you car to send me some piccy's direct?
Good man.
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Thanks,
Les.
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