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My guilty secret

Post by Peter Connan » 15 Oct 2015 18:00

My poor car. It has been banging and crashing for a while now, due to the lower control arm bushes being rather tired. I have neglected it, claiming poorness and also enjoying the added flex.

But this is getting beyond ridiculous...
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So now the question is, what to replace with. My car is lifted, but not much (probably the springs have sagged somewhat over the years), so I can probably get away without caster correction, although on the other hand I feel that caster should rather be too much than too little.

However, I firmly believe that rubber is much better in this application than polyurethane. Don't get me wrong, poly is a magic material, but in this application, I firmly believe rubber is better as it is more flexible and handles heavy vibrations better (poly collapses after a while).

The cheap option would have been to have them rebuilt by somebody like Syd's, but I have had bad results with this in the past. So in the end I bought genuine.

For those that are interested, the Nissan part numbers are:
Lower control arm bushes (axle to control arm joint): N5456001J00
Lower control arm bushes (axle to chassis joint): N5447601J00

Steering damper bushes: N56119V000
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Re: My guilty secret

Post by jonathan » 16 Oct 2015 08:09

Peter ek's bly ek is nie die enigste een wat verskonigs soek om sulke jobs uit te stel nie :lol:

Vir interesantheid, hoe groot gedeelte van jou lewer het Nissan ge-eis vir die bushes?

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Re: My guilty secret

Post by ricster » 16 Oct 2015 08:48

Are those for stock suspension or does Nissan stock bushes with caster correction?
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Re: My guilty secret

Post by Peter Connan » 16 Oct 2015 18:42

Jonathan, just under R3k for the 12 bushes in question.

Cedric, these are standard bushes. I have a trick up my sleeve to fix the caster.
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Re: My guilty secret

Post by Peter Connan » 18 Oct 2015 17:52

Tinus helped me today, baie dankie mater.

This is what they looked like when taken out.
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Preperation (this is something you won't see often):

I decided to use the opportunity to finally fit the X-link setup I have been planning for so long.
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New yellow underpants:
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And the (nearly) final product:
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I have only taken a short drive, and it's like a different car. No more banginig and crashing, and it seems to be a whole lot more stable on the road.
Flex will still be limited by the shocks (which I have not replaced yet), but I climbed a 1m high wall with one front wheel without lifting any of the other wheels.

I still need to fit the lockout and it's cable mechanism, but that will happen soon.

Cedric, the caster correction is done by sorting the geometry of the x-link.
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Re: My guilty secret

Post by hugejp » 18 Oct 2015 19:53

I like this very much deliciously! :salute:
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You CAN with a NISSAN!

Jy KAN met 'n DATSUN!

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Re: My guilty secret

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Re: My guilty secret

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Re: My guilty secret

Post by offroadbiker » 19 Oct 2015 07:41

:thumbup:

Looks great!!!

When are you opening shop.............
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Re: My guilty secret

Post by jonathan » 19 Oct 2015 09:32

Peter dit lyk regtig great!

Kan jy dalk so bietjie meer verduidelik oor die "X-link" sisteem?

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