Narrowing rear control arms

Suspension, including wheel, tire and brake.
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Re: Narrowing rear control arms

Postby gooned » 07 Nov 2017 18:22

Neato, my head hurts though looking at all the data provided!

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Re: Narrowing rear control arms

Postby jeffball610 » 15 Nov 2017 11:07

It's obvious you guys are much smarter than me. I'm just trying to look at things from my limited perspective in hopes that it helps in some way with what you guys are doing. :D

Looking at your design, have you considered what rear bearing housing you're going to use? Maybe you can just steal it from another car. I was trolling pics of the S13 rear subframe, and I'm seeing a few similarities in your design. Maybe you can use those hubs since they are readily available and pretty inexpensive.
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The S13 units have an extra link on the top and the lower control arm mounts to 2 spots on the crossmember, so it may not work for this application. I love fabricated parts, but I like bolt on parts more. If there is any way to reuse parts from another car to save time, money, and headaches, I'm all for it. I'm excited to see where this goes and hoping I can grab a unit myself at some point.
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Re: Narrowing rear control arms

Postby PoorMtnKid » 15 Nov 2017 16:33

Jeff, how would having Byron's brackets affect the use of your system?
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Re: Narrowing rear control arms

Postby icehouse » 15 Nov 2017 17:10

jeffball610 wrote:It's obvious you guys are much smarter than me. I'm just trying to look at things from my limited perspective in hopes that it helps in some way with what you guys are doing. :D

Looking at your design, have you considered what rear bearing housing you're going to use? Maybe you can just steal it from another car. I was trolling pics of the S13 rear subframe, and I'm seeing a few similarities in your design. Maybe you can use those hubs since they are readily available and pretty inexpensive.

The S13 units have an extra link on the top and the lower control arm mounts to 2 spots on the crossmember, so it may not work for this application. I love fabricated parts, but I like bolt on parts more. If there is any way to reuse parts from another car to save time, money, and headaches, I'm all for it. I'm excited to see where this goes and hoping I can grab a unit myself at some point.


The problem is any other suspension design will require cutting out everything and starting from scratch. There is barely room for what we are doing.

The reason we have done everything the way we have is purely so it can bolt into any sedan (Soon a kit for wagons) with minor or no cutting. we may do different bearing carriers one day or who knows.
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Re: Narrowing rear control arms

Postby icehouse » 15 Nov 2017 17:12

PoorMtnKid wrote:Jeff, how would having Byron's brackets affect the use of your system?


We will know more when the prototypes are done. I have Byron's brackets in my car. Raising the pivot should help with anti-squat but gotta check and see what it does to toe change.
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