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Streetfighterpete

posted on 7/2/16 at 02:37 PM Reply With Quote
Velocity XT suspension bushes

Hey guys, I'm stripping my Velocity XT for a complete rebuild. On the front wishbones the brackets are wider than the boss on the arm thereby requiring spacers. However on the rear the bracket is exactly the correct width. Is that normal? Just seems strange that it's correct at the rear but not at the front? Also the bushes are the original black (I'm assuming polyurethane) and are in good condition. Would anyone recommend re-using or replacing with Superflex or similar? Cheers, Pete
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Dave Bailey

posted on 7/2/16 at 03:24 PM Reply With Quote
I built mine and replaced the original black bushes with supaflex plus I also had a new set of stainless inserts made the correct length... I can check mine but from memory the front brackets are wider. Luego planned for washers to be used to pack the gap but I had some ally spacers made and anodised.

Dave B

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Streetfighterpete

posted on 7/2/16 at 04:07 PM Reply With Quote
Hi Dave,

Thanks for the reply. Since posting I've taken out the lower wishbones and there seems to be a bit of play, so I think I will replace the bushes. I'm going to do similar to you and get some stainless spacers turned up. Just seems odd that Luego made the bracket correct at the rear, but wide at the front.

Cheers,

Pete

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rusty nuts

posted on 7/2/16 at 04:08 PM Reply With Quote
The reason the front brackets are wider is to allow some adjustment of the castor angle . Stainless crush tubes are a good idea
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Streetfighterpete

posted on 12/2/16 at 02:57 PM Reply With Quote
I thought the eccentric on the top of the upright was for castor adjustment?
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Slimy38

posted on 12/2/16 at 03:49 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Streetfighterpete
I thought the eccentric on the top of the upright was for castor adjustment?


Nope... I can't remember why, but I just know it's not.

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Streetfighterpete

posted on 12/2/16 at 09:30 PM Reply With Quote
Theres a massive difference in price for the poly bushes. Superflex and Powerflex are about 4 times the cost of a set off ebay - are they worth the additional cost? I don't plan to do another 'ground up' rebuild. Any advise gratefully accepted.

Cheers

Pete

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Steve Lovelock

posted on 6/3/16 at 08:41 PM Reply With Quote
Yes, they are worth it
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rusty nuts

posted on 6/3/16 at 08:46 PM Reply With Quote
Hi Steve, nice to see your still lurking , Mel
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posted on 8/3/16 at 05:33 PM Reply With Quote
Ho Ho Mel... There are always Lurkers!

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rusty nuts

posted on 8/3/16 at 06:14 PM Reply With Quote
Ive heard the rumours!
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posted on 15/3/16 at 10:53 AM Reply With Quote
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Ive heard the rumours!


Great album by Fleetwood Mac, but been out years.





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rusty nuts

posted on 15/3/16 at 07:30 PM Reply With Quote
Think I'm in trouble? Think about it Clive.
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jollygreengiant

posted on 15/3/16 at 11:08 PM Reply With Quote
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Think I'm in trouble? Think about it Clive.



I don't do thinking, it rots the brain cells.









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