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Old 11-04-2010, 05:19 PM   #1
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Default The philosophy behind these MSI and TiC projects

I have had a few people ask me the same question today so I thought I'd post something up for a) clarification and b) because I like to type rambling posts.

As I'm sure many of you have noticed MSI and TiC have been very busy on some new suspension arm projects.

If you're hanging out in the suspension tech area, and haven't noticed then call up your local eye doctor and schedule an appointment.

MSI and TiC have a design philosophy on these that I think you guys will enjoy and find interesting.

In all these cases where we have part development collaboration the arms are made to work with the stock bushing.

This means that if you pick up the MSI arms you are not tied into using a TiC bushing. You have all sorts of choices such as:
  • Stock bushing
  • Subaru Group N bushing
  • Whiteline
  • Whiteline plus
  • Powerflex
  • Superpro
  • Energy suspension
  • Any bushing that is designed to go in the stock arm

A little bit beyond this is that MSI has also worked out how to put spherical bearings in these arms as well for you hard core guys.

Because of this philosophy the converse is also true. The new TiC bushings developed in this method will fit other arms that will take the stock bushings. Some examples of these are:
  • Stock
  • MSI
  • Ummmm... I think that's it.

Part of the reason we did this is because we know not everyone has fat stacks of cash to spend on car parts. So, if you're budget limited you can go little bit at a time. For example, just pick up the bushings put them in your stock arms, and then pick up the MSI arms later on and transfer the bushings over (hooray for easy to install bushings!). Another example is you could pick up the arms and transfer over stock or bushings that you pick up on the secondary market.

Another reason we did this is for diversity. Not everyone wants the same thing, and not everyone does the same thing with their car. By working with the lowest common denominator of stock dimensions on where things attach to the car there is an entire realm of customization that you can do.

Cliff's notes for the dudes who don't read walls of text:

  • The collaboration parts by MSI and TiC are sized for stock bushings.
  • You can use MSI arms with stock bushings
  • You can use TiC bushings with stock arms
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Old 11-05-2010, 08:00 AM   #2
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Clint, I prefer the cliff notes. You should do that on every post so I can scroll right to the bottom !! hehehe

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