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Re: Tubular Control Arms
Monday, April 11, 2011 2:37 PM
You wont break those auto-xing. Wheel hop the crazy and hitting a ton of big potholes really fast would be the way to test them. Maybe take it for an off roading adventure.


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Re: Tubular Control Arms
Monday, April 11, 2011 3:50 PM
Humm, not sure the customer will want to destroy his car to test a product. That would be one way to surly go about testing them to the extreme


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Re: Tubular Control Arms
Monday, April 11, 2011 4:00 PM
I dont have a problem with it......



interested to see what happens.





Re: Tubular Control Arms
Monday, April 11, 2011 4:26 PM
I too have no problem tearing my car up either with potholes or ramps. It actually sounds kinda fun. ]:->









Re: Tubular Control Arms
Monday, April 11, 2011 5:56 PM
why not put them in a crappy car and test them that way



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Re: Tubular Control Arms
Monday, April 11, 2011 6:40 PM
Hell i would buy a cheap 3rd gen if you gave me a set and i would beat the pis out of the car inorder to really test them
Re: Tubular Control Arms
Monday, April 11, 2011 9:25 PM
Leafy wrote:

You wont break those auto-xing


you sure about that? so the body rolling and the control arms taking that weight transfer and body angle transfer wont be stressed when taking a slalom? unless your control arms stay parallel to the body of the car the whole time and the car doesnt sway with weight transfer and wear on all the bushings... then I need whatever you have done to your car done to mine...

im talking about testing every weld, the welds that hold the front bushing in the frame, to the rest of it, testing the tubing, the welds on the gussets. everything. potholes and wheel hop isnt the only stress you will get. i take on and off ramps and put plenty of stress on stockers.

after RK's debacle and considering how integral of a part the control arm is.... i woudlnt want one to break on the interstate... im trusting my whole car to a $450-550 part...



Re: Tubular Control Arms
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 5:08 AM
shock loading from bumps will be much greater than the loading from weight transfer.


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Re: Tubular Control Arms
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 5:39 AM
as far as i remember the rk sport arms were fine for racing but it was the street driving that destroyed them....



Re: Tubular Control Arms
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 5:42 AM
im just curious about the "customer" testing this setup....is it a ORG member? someone we can interact with ? any pics of him doing the install ?






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Re: Tubular Control Arms
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 5:51 AM
I do have a daily drive cavy that I drive about 80 miles round trip. it wouldn't bother me to trust that car with a 450 dollar part




Re: Tubular Control Arms
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 5:06 PM
Leafy wrote:

shock loading from bumps will be much greater than the loading from weight transfer.


truth.



Re: Tubular Control Arms
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 5:19 PM
you will still have plenty of stress from racing your car to the max through auto x... more stress than you would think...



Re: Tubular Control Arms
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 5:22 PM
autoX will test the materials, pothole hell will test the construction



Re: Tubular Control Arms
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 6:35 PM
I live in PA, I can handle pothole testing.





Re: Tubular Control Arms
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 8:06 PM
i could test them on the road over here!!! LOL this is how the road is on here.... sadly




Re: Tubular Control Arms
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 8:29 PM
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Re: Tubular Control Arms
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 8:59 PM
Club Teh Jeffie wrote:

Leafy wrote:

bradsk88 wrote:

Come ooooon aluminum trailing arm


More like, come on irs that doesnt take retarded dampers and springs.


I've actually been looking into that already


the day those come in i'm breaking in and snatching them....

also mark, i have a vert i could test those puppies on any road. ill even send them back for analysis afterwards. verts have more weight and flex after all



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Re: Tubular Control Arms
Thursday, April 14, 2011 7:44 AM
Update: Arms are still functioning very well. A few minor changes will be made such as thickness of rear bushing and holes for the ABS clips. We will continue to monitor these for another couple days and try and get some serious abuse on them to insure there durability.

Mark


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Re: Tubular Control Arms
Thursday, April 14, 2011 1:47 PM

Re: Tubular Control Arms
Thursday, April 14, 2011 7:55 PM
After talking with a suspension guru i know. he mentioned to me he tried spherical bearings back there before and had to do away with them because the screws would pull out of the case. not saying yours will, but its some insight atleast to think on and maybe figure something out....




Re: Tubular Control Arms
Friday, April 15, 2011 6:46 AM
I can assure you they wont pull out. I have had a similar design on the shop ION for 1 year and not one issue at all. We will look into this to though to be on the safe side. Do you have pics or info on his design so we can see it?

Mark



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Re: Tubular Control Arms
Friday, April 15, 2011 7:30 AM
no I dont have a pic. It was just a heads up caution he mentioned to me and i figured at the least, something to pass on.



Re: Tubular Control Arms
Sunday, April 24, 2011 1:49 PM
***BUMP***
Re: Tubular Control Arms
Sunday, April 24, 2011 5:20 PM
The customer should have an update shortly. Once we get a confirmed update we will start the process

Mark


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