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Old 01-22-2019, 06:25 PM   #2076
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So has anyone snagged a pair of the wisefab uprights yet? Any feedback on them?
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Old 01-23-2019, 04:50 PM   #2077
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So has anyone snagged a pair of the wisefab uprights yet? Any feedback on them?
I have the rears, so far my only gripe is that the recess for the clip to hold the bearing in was just ever so slightly too low in the cup. With the bearing fully pressed in the bearing sleeve is just a hair too tall for the groove. The clip would not expand outward into the groove with the bearing in place, I had to sand the clip down slightly for it to fit into place and expand. Other than that the caliper is in a slightly different position but I don't see any reason that should be an issue yet.

It's going to be a little while before I get my struts back from the rebuild before I can bolt it all back together.
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Old 01-23-2019, 05:37 PM   #2078
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I have the rears, so far my only gripe is that the recess for the clip to hold the bearing in was just ever so slightly too low in the cup. With the bearing fully pressed in the bearing sleeve is just a hair too tall for the groove. The clip would not expand outward into the groove with the bearing in place, I had to sand the clip down slightly for it to fit into place and expand. Other than that the caliper is in a slightly different position but I don't see any reason that should be an issue yet.

It's going to be a little while before I get my struts back from the rebuild before I can bolt it all back together.


How was the e brake fix?
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Old 01-23-2019, 06:50 PM   #2079
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How was the e brake fix?
Fairly easy work with a grinder. Putting the springs and pins back together in the right order is probably harder.

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Old 01-23-2019, 07:36 PM   #2080
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Hmm that makes them very tempting. Hmm.
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Old 02-07-2019, 04:35 PM   #2081
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Anyone ever make their own solid bushings? I'd like a solid aluminum outrigger bushing not just an insert. I know whiteline makes a poly version but i'd like it to be solid.

http://www.whiteline.com.au/product_..._number=W91379

Thinking about modifying whitelines design a bit.
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Old 02-07-2019, 04:40 PM   #2082
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Yes. If you have a lathe or access to a lathe it's easy. Alluminati I think has some solid aluminum bushings too if you're looking to buy.

Mine aren't aluminum but they are solid. You could easily do 6061 and just drill the hole in the center for the bolt.
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Old 02-07-2019, 05:08 PM   #2083
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Yes. If you have a lathe or access to a lathe it's easy. Alluminati I think has some solid aluminum bushings too if you're looking to buy.

Mine aren't aluminum but they are solid. You could easily do 6061 and just drill the hole in the center for the bolt.
I haven't seen a company that has this particular bushing for sale. Looks like no for Alluminati, I actually just did a full set of their stuff.
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Old 02-07-2019, 05:55 PM   #2084
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I haven't seen a company that has this particular bushing for sale. Looks like no for Alluminati, I actually just did a full set of their stuff.
Then yeah, buy a round of aluminum and find someone with a lathe you can borrow.

Mine are made from 1018 since I needed the ballast.
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Old 02-08-2019, 02:19 AM   #2085
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I just welded some plate on the top and bottom of the outriggers to make them solid. Easier than using a lathe- although I love subydude's "Ballast".
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Old 02-08-2019, 09:21 AM   #2086
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I wish I needed ballast. Lol. So much work to do.
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What do you guys think? V2 will have the part that presses into the sleeve be the exact height of the sleeve so that it can be pressed in more easily.

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Looks good. I'd drill and tap a small hole for a set screw after pressing it in assuming you're making it out of AL. I tack welded mine since they were steel. Just extra peace of mind really and probably not super critical.
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Looks good. I'd drill and tap a small hole for a set screw after pressing it in assuming you're making it out of AL. I tack welded mine since they were steel. Just extra peace of mind really and probably not super critical.
I was thinking something like this, I almost was thinking of making them two pieces with a lip on the bottom similar to the top so that they would sandwich into place. A set screw would do the same thing I suppose.
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