AcuraLegend.Org - The Acura Legend Forum for All Generations of the Honda / Acura Legend; 1986 to Present  

Go Back   AcuraLegend.Org - The Acura Legend Forum for All Generations of the Honda / Acura Legend; 1986 to Present > Second Generation Legend -- 1991 - 1995 > 2nd Gen. Legend Performance Enhancements

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-03-2009, 12:20 AM   #11
sr5guy
Troll Hunter
 
sr5guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: CT
Posts: 2,868

Real Name: Matt W.
sr5guy is a name known to allsr5guy is a name known to allsr5guy is a name known to allsr5guy is a name known to allsr5guy is a name known to allsr5guy is a name known to all
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bl420 View Post
im not disagreeing with you... any sort of caster changes will affect steering return... which is why i asked what is so bad about a bushing that can deliver zero deflection?

stock specifications for caster is 345' which is positive... and as long as it remains within spec a bushing that is more solid wont affect steering return negatively. the "springiness" of the bushing has little to do with steering return is basically what i was trying to get at.

just take a look at what tractions bars do. many of them use spherical bushings for their radius rods.

i hope you're not taking my posts the wrong way... im just here to help.
I need a solution for replacement control arm bushings I can sell my customers instead of the $500.00 each brackets from the dealer. I'd like them to be better than stock without the maintenance issues of poly bushings. Your starting to loose me here.

-Matt
__________________
sr5guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2009, 12:26 AM   #12
bl420
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 30
bl420 is on a distinguished road
Default

the only thing i was giving you was another option since it seems you've closed the doors on poly bushings... its as simple as that.
bl420 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2009, 12:29 AM   #13
sr5guy
Troll Hunter
 
sr5guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: CT
Posts: 2,868

Real Name: Matt W.
sr5guy is a name known to allsr5guy is a name known to allsr5guy is a name known to allsr5guy is a name known to allsr5guy is a name known to allsr5guy is a name known to all
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bl420 View Post
the only thing i was giving you was another option since it seems you've closed the doors on poly bushings... its as simple as that.
Haven't closed the door, the free floating bushings are just not for me. What was this other option? A cast poly bushing? Any suggestions on what hardness to use and what would make it REALLY stick to the sleeve?

-Matt
__________________
sr5guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2009, 12:49 AM   #14
bl420
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 30
bl420 is on a distinguished road
Default

well im just suggesting polyurethane because i believe it will be easier to cast vs rubber

as far as rockwell rating i have no idea... it would be best to get a durometer to test out what the stock bushing is rated at.

to make urethane stick to the sleeve better you can use something called URE-BOND
bl420 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2009, 02:44 AM   #15
Wes
Member that 1 time?
 
Wes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 6,784

Wes is a glorious beacon of lightWes is a glorious beacon of lightWes is a glorious beacon of lightWes is a glorious beacon of lightWes is a glorious beacon of light
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GreekPower View Post
Matt you make them and I'm IN.
+1. You make, I buy.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Krizno View Post
Its like buying one shoe bro
Wes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2009, 04:16 PM   #16
antik
I blame the M3.
 
antik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Northern VA
Posts: 1,847

antik will become famous soon enoughantik will become famous soon enough
Default

Great idea Matt. I'm confident a lot of us could benefit from a cost effective solution here. If the cost is reasonable, I think I'd be down.
__________________

'95 Auto L Sedan [SOLD]
ADDCO | MLS | KNUKONCEPTZ | ALPINE | ECLIPSE | JL AUDIO | HAWK | ATE

antik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2009, 04:23 PM   #17
whats77inaname
Not forgotten.
 
whats77inaname's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Tx
Posts: 3,755
whats77inaname has a spectacular aura aboutwhats77inaname has a spectacular aura about
Default

Poly units are pretty sweet.
__________________
whats77inaname is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2009, 04:26 PM   #18
Roger
Senior Member
 
Roger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 2,106

Roger will become famous soon enough
Send a message via AIM to Roger
Default

How about some pics of which bushings we are talking about exactly the one the suspension fork hooks to on the lower control arm?
__________________
Roger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2009, 06:50 AM   #19
sr5guy
Troll Hunter
 
sr5guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: CT
Posts: 2,868

Real Name: Matt W.
sr5guy is a name known to allsr5guy is a name known to allsr5guy is a name known to allsr5guy is a name known to allsr5guy is a name known to allsr5guy is a name known to all
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by whats77inaname View Post
Poly units are pretty sweet.
Poly units are sweet, if you're a mechanic. Imagine me installing a set for a customer and 3 months later them coming back "THEY'RE SQUEEEEEEEEKING I WANT MY MONEY BACK".


-Matt
__________________
sr5guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2009, 07:18 AM   #20
antik
I blame the M3.
 
antik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Northern VA
Posts: 1,847

antik will become famous soon enoughantik will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sr5guy View Post
Poly units are sweet, if you're a mechanic. Imagine me installing a set for a customer and 3 months later them coming back "THEY'RE SQUEEEEEEEEKING I WANT MY MONEY BACK".


-Matt
The BMW guys run 'em all the time without added noise. It can be done with the right lube.

I'm also not following why you're so adverse to poly: not complaining, I'm fine with rubber. Any solution that can be created is a good one in my book.
__________________

'95 Auto L Sedan [SOLD]
ADDCO | MLS | KNUKONCEPTZ | ALPINE | ECLIPSE | JL AUDIO | HAWK | ATE

antik is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Driver side upper Control arm Roger OEM Parts 3 10-24-2009 01:13 PM
Front Upper Arm torque specs Roger 2nd Gen. Legend General Discussion 0 07-19-2009 07:47 AM
Right upper A control arm Roger OEM Parts 0 07-12-2009 09:17 AM
New rear control arm creeking Roger 2nd Gen. Legend General Discussion 0 06-29-2009 06:27 PM
Rear control arm custom bushings lgnd 2nd Gen. Legend Performance Enhancements 8 06-19-2009 11:52 AM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:13 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

AcuraLegend.Org is not affiliated with, nor represents in any form, Acura and Honda Motor Company. Some logos and names used herein remain the trademark of Honda Motor Company.