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Re: Community Machining Projects Discussion

Postby As I Conspire » Sat Apr 11, 2015 3:51 am

unfortunately i am tapped out until i get myself a lathe.
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Re: Community Machining Projects Discussion

Postby As I Conspire » Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:17 am

Alright guys I got a suprise! My boss at my new job is allowing me to contract work through his business. That means he will qoute me a job and I will pay and make it. I'm looking for more interest in the bushing kits. I need to know a very rough number of people who may or may not want some so I can estimate a batch size. The prices may be a little different depending on my qoute. But I will be able to crank out alot more per day!

Let me know!

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Re: Community Machining Projects Discussion

Postby Carbonblk46 » Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:36 am

I would definitely be interested put me down for a set


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Re: Community Machining Projects Discussion

Postby As I Conspire » Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:37 am

Gotcha. I'm thinking if I don't get a particular amount of interest I'll make 100 sets and maybe 10 full mod kits

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Re: Community Machining Projects Discussion

Postby Carbonblk46 » Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:38 am

I'm sure you could move quite a bit of sets if you list them on other sites


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Re: Community Machining Projects Discussion

Postby As I Conspire » Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:39 am

Oh absolutley. I've got a post on the Facebook forum. And I was debating on doing it on HT but I'd rather not dwell in that forum if I don't have to. Someone can get the word out there and they can come here or the the FB page

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Re: Community Machining Projects Discussion

Postby crxvtec91 » Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:16 pm

The bushings are finally going in today. Keep you guys posted how it feels!
My build thread: http://www.crxcommunity.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=16812

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Re: Community Machining Projects Discussion

Postby NovaVTEC » Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:38 pm

They are great. Better clutch control and less fatigue in the left foot! Have them for about 10 months now.
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Re: Community Machining Projects Discussion

Postby C.R.Xander » Thu Aug 20, 2015 1:00 pm

Refresh my memory.... does the pedal assembly have to be removed to fit these bushes?
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Re: Community Machining Projects Discussion

Postby Niick Nack » Thu Aug 20, 2015 1:10 pm

As I Conspire wrote:Alright guys I got a suprise! My boss at my new job is allowing me to contract work through his business. That means he will qoute me a job and I will pay and make it. I'm looking for more interest in the bushing kits. I need to know a very rough number of people who may or may not want some so I can estimate a batch size. The prices may be a little different depending on my qoute. But I will be able to crank out alot more per day!

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Re: Community Machining Projects Discussion

Postby NovaVTEC » Thu Aug 20, 2015 1:44 pm

C.R.Xander wrote:Refresh my memory.... does the pedal assembly have to be removed to fit these bushes?

I had a go with it and gave up on the brake pedal. You might be able to actually do it but it will really be a knucklebuster. Has anybody found an easy way?
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Re: Community Machining Projects Discussion

Postby As I Conspire » Thu Aug 20, 2015 2:00 pm

Easiest way is to just take it out. But you can do it with some tears if you leave it in. I only recommend taking it out if your going to ship it to me for a full mod.

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Re: Community Machining Projects Discussion

Postby As I Conspire » Thu Aug 20, 2015 2:00 pm

Also. For the guys who have been running these for a while. How have they been?

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Re: Community Machining Projects Discussion

Postby raffaelli » Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:31 pm

I would be interested in control arm bearing bushings.
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Re: Community Machining Projects Discussion

Postby As I Conspire » Fri Aug 21, 2015 5:55 am

These aren't control arm bushings

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Re: Community Machining Projects Discussion

Postby raffaelli » Sun Aug 23, 2015 10:09 pm

I realize that. If you decide to machine some, I would be interested.
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Re: Community Machining Projects Discussion

Postby As I Conspire » Sun Aug 23, 2015 10:10 pm

I've been drawing up plans for a rebuildable spherical set

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Re: Community Machining Projects Discussion

Postby NovaVTEC » Mon Aug 24, 2015 3:55 am

What about these?

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I'm very skeptical it makes any difference at all but you might make some money !
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Re: Community Machining Projects Discussion

Postby As I Conspire » Mon Aug 24, 2015 6:57 am

Those are as it says rigid collars. Which for somethings it may be okay. But they have NO give so street riding will be unforgiving.

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Re: Community Machining Projects Discussion

Postby NovaVTEC » Mon Aug 24, 2015 7:57 am

Yes, but that does not mean you can't sell them :)
Looks easy enough to replicate.
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Re: Community Machining Projects Discussion

Postby As I Conspire » Mon Aug 24, 2015 8:59 am

Yeah wouldn't be bad. Depending on material.

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Re: Community Machining Projects Discussion

Postby vanrij » Wed Aug 26, 2015 1:45 am

The rigid collars would not change ride quality, they just center the subframe bolts in the front (and RTA bushing in the back?) They would be a good project. I've thought about doing them but never seem to have time to fix my lathe. I've got a set if you ever want to spec them out.
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Re: Community Machining Projects Discussion

Postby As I Conspire » Wed Aug 26, 2015 6:13 am

Oh I must have been mistaken I thought they were replacements for rubber bushing in control arms

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Re: Community Machining Projects Discussion

Postby NovaVTEC » Wed Aug 26, 2015 7:11 am

Spoon argues there is movement between the subframe and chassis due to the small bolt diameter relative to the mounting hole in the subframe.

Coincidentally I just removed my front subframe and I noticed there is a thin 8-shaped washer plate between the two, almost like some sort of skidplate allowing for movement... Would be interesting to know ho much movement was designed into this construction.
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Re: Community Machining Projects Discussion

Postby 94eg! » Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:42 am

The spoon washers are also designed with an interference fit. As they crush into place, they take up all remaining space.

I have the Blox version on my EG. Not a tight fit like the Spoon say theirs are.

BTW: My EG subframe was definitely misaligned from the factory. I had more camber on the Right than left meaning it was shifted right, and I noticed the right side was pushed more rearward than the left. Definitely a LOT of play in those bolt holes. The blox collars did center it, but now I have a knocking on the right side. I used grease like the spoon units suggest, but I think it was a bad idea since the Blox units are not as precise. I need to get in there and clean it all out and try again.

Oh yeah, excpect your steering wheel to be off after installing this. Moving the subframe will shift your alignment.
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