RV6 front compliance mount bushings

  1. davemarco

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    Are there stiffer (but still not solid) bushings than stock available? Are the Whitelines also solid? And do they include replacements for all suspension bushings (ball joints, tie rods, and control arms)?
     
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    I would also be curious how an 18" wheel may help reduce an increase in harshness compared to the stock 20" setup. I could see having more tire compliance helping to mask the solid bushing feel. I'm on 18s now and will be for the rest of the car's life.
     
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    After talking to some of the race guys they think these parts might be streetable.
     
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    To clarify - which bushings would you recommend for this purpose? Steering rack bushings? Tie rods bushings? Etc.
     
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    Thanks. My apologies, I should have phrased my question better. I see in the description of the item that it mentions removing all of the slop from the front suspension. Does that mean that the RV6 kit comes with replacements for all front suspension bushings, including the tie rod bushings and ball joints? And then as a follow up, I’ve read that the steering rack itself has a bushing - is that part of this kit as well?
     
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    Maybe I shouldn't have said all the slop. Just the slop in the front lower control arm, which is significant. Tie rods and ball joints are already solid and have no rubber in them. Not sure about the steering rack, I am pretty sure it is bolted solid to the frame.
     
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    Gotcha - thanks for the clarification!
     
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    @RV6 do you know how much caster one can expect to gain with this?
     
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    what are you wanting to gain caster for?
     
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    Turn-in and steering stiffness.
     
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    None. I think you need a adjustable camber plate for caster.
     
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    Ah, ok. I thought that this might have re-positioned the control arm forward. Thanks for the info!
     
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