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      01-14-2013, 02:24 PM   #45
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Glad your happy dude and it's sitting the way you want, glad I could help. Again it will be sitting alot better when I fit some proper rims on there. Keep up the good work myu friend
We ate going to build/design so crazy rims...have decide to up the budget on this project rims are the focal point!
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Glad your happy dude and it's sitting the way you want, glad I could help. Again it will be sitting alot better when I fit some proper rims on there. Keep up the good work myu friend
We ate going to build/design so crazy rims...have decide to up the budget on this project rims are the focal point!
Dude that's what makes or breaks a car IMO atleast. I told you around the price they would've around depending on powder coating painting plating etc... You know my number just text me what you have in mind and I will see where you will be around
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Guys, after I adjusted them shorter the ride is now VERY rough....?? The night before, when I had them a bit longer, the ride was much better. I think the sway bar is now constantly preloaded....
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dont use the ramps, jack up car and leave front on stands....remove the wheels and let the suspension droop this way there will load on the swaybars. shorten the links about 1 inch and they should easily attach to the strut and swaybar. you can place the jack under the rotor and jack it up a bit to line up the holes.

Most coils should supply you with shorter end links.
Hey budd, I have meyle endlinks on my car not adjust, I got some vibration, my car is drop like 2" or closed to, u think the it will be to much load on the sway bar the causing the vibration? All my controls arms and tie rods are brand new.
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Hey budd, I have meyle endlinks on my car not adjust, I got some vibration, my car is drop like 2" or closed to, u think the it will be to much load on the sway bar the causing the vibration? All my controls arms and tie rods are brand new.
Harold@HPAutowerks (suspension specialist) said to adjust the links while wheels are on and at ride height (I put all 4 wheels on ramps) so basically car is on the ground at ride height and I can get under it and adjust the links do they're is no load. Harold said most make the mistake of pre-loading sway bar....sway bar should only have load when cornering ECT.
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Hey budd, I have meyle endlinks on my car not adjust, I got some vibration, my car is drop like 2" or closed to, u think the it will be to much load on the sway bar the causing the vibration? All my controls arms and tie rods are brand new.
Ive never experienced endlinks causing steering vib. Just to make sure you can dc one endlink rendering it useless to troubleshoot. also put your stock wheels back on or borrow a known good balanced set of wheels so you can eliminate the wheels being the culprit.
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Ive never experienced endlinks causing steering vib. Just to make sure you can dc one endlink rendering it useless to troubleshoot. also put your stock wheels back on or borrow a known good balanced set of wheels so you can eliminate the wheels being the culprit.
Thats a good idea, I will try my stock wheels and see what happend, can I just do the front ones or do I have to do all of them? Thanks for ur help.
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Thats a good idea, I will try my stock wheels and see what happend, can I just do the front ones or do I have to do all of them? Thanks for ur help.
just the front ones. another thing when diagnosing anything is trying to remember the last thing that happened (hit a hard bump) or you "upgraded a component" and then the steering vib appeared? check if all the wheel weights are in tact and inspect the tires for bubbles, sometimes theres an internal steel belt separation which goes undetected from the outside. This will make the tire very unstable and impossible to balance = the steering vib. which is why i ask to swap wheels, its a quick way to eliminate a bent wheel/tire issues. If the whole car shakes then most like the rear wheels are out of balance.
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Harold@HPAutowerks (suspension specialist) said to adjust the links while wheels are on and at ride height (I put all 4 wheels on ramps) so basically car is on the ground at ride height and I can get under it and adjust the links do they're is no load. Harold said most make the mistake of pre-loading sway bar....sway bar should only have load when cornering ECT.
Thanks man for that great info.
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just the front ones. another thing when diagnosing anything is trying to remember the last thing that happened (hit a hard bump) or you "upgraded a component" and then the steering vib appeared? check if all the wheel weights are in tact and inspect the tires for bubbles, sometimes theres an internal steel belt separation which goes undetected from the outside. This will make the tire very unstable and impossible to balance = the steering vib. which is why i ask to swap wheels, its a quick way to eliminate a bent wheel/tire issues. If the whole car shakes then most like the rear wheels are out of balance.
Thanks man that was great help, now the last thing I did was replacing the tie rods assembly inner and outer, but the car already vibrate, but now after the installation is worse, the onlything I recall was the I didnt lift the disk to ride height while puting the tierod in the knoclke and tighting the nuts, so I thing I put them with alot of tension on it, so I dont know if u recommend loose the nuts disconect the tie rods and re torque them in the ride height position, so what u think ?
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Harold@HPAutowerks (suspension specialist) said to adjust the links while wheels are on and at ride height (I put all 4 wheels on ramps) so basically car is on the ground at ride height and I can get under it and adjust the links do they're is no load. Harold said most make the mistake of pre-loading sway bar....sway bar should only have load when cornering ECT.
Hey I didnt notice that was u at german*, lol I know u give some info aready but am still doing some research, I will do that this coming sat so am trying to get the more info I can before do anything, thanks for ur input man...
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Thanks man that was great help, now the last thing I did was replacing the tie rods assembly inner and outer, but the car already vibrate, but now after the installation is worse, the onlything I recall was the I didnt lift the disk to ride height while puting the tierod in the knoclke and tighting the nuts, so I thing I put them with alot of tension on it, so I dont know if u recommend loose the nuts disconect the tie rods and re torque them in the ride height position, so what u think ?
when you say tie rods are you talking about the tension rods? or the actual tie rods that bolts up to steering knuckle. ive installed them on other cars without suspension load knowing i would have to make toe adjustments (suspension will be loaded during a alignment.
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when you say tie rods are you talking about the tension rods? or the actual tie rods that bolts up to steering knuckle. ive installed them on other cars without suspension load knowing i would have to make toe adjustments (suspension will be loaded during a alignment.
Yea the actual tie rods, and after the install they did an align so we discard that option? So I dont have to re do that again right? So I will try the wheels then.
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just the front ones. another thing when diagnosing anything is trying to remember the last thing that happened (hit a hard bump) or you "upgraded a component" and then the steering vib appeared? check if all the wheel weights are in tact and inspect the tires for bubbles, sometimes theres an internal steel belt separation which goes undetected from the outside. This will make the tire very unstable and impossible to balance = the steering vib. which is why i ask to swap wheels, its a quick way to eliminate a bent wheel/tire issues. If the whole car shakes then most like the rear wheels are out of balance.
I wish I would have taken this advice a while back....instead I checked everything else and it ended up being my rim lol!
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I wish I would have taken this advice a while back....instead I checked everything else and it ended up being my rim lol!
I am hoping that is a tire instead with a bubble, not a rim,
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I am hoping that is a tire instead with a bubble, not a rim,
by the look of it you have M6 reps such I am guessing are forged...less likely to bend like my cast rim.
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