Anybody using adjustable strut rods?

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    Theres a rotor mounted correctly....
     
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    NO! Not THAT arguement again. lol
     
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    Well......I just couldn't resist, lol!!!
     
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    Thanks guys, This is all in my 70 Challenger. Bigs was nice enough to gear me up with the C-Body spindles I was looking for. Here is a link on what I did to improve the handling on my front end ( sorry for the link, I'm too lazy to type it all out again! LOL )
    http://www.cuda-challenger.com/cc/index.php?topic=73985.0

    The E body and B body share basically the same front end so this could all be bolted on.
    I keep bugging Bigs about selling me his GTX but he is a pretty tough nut to crack!:icon_biggrin:

    IMO, The biggest issues Mopars have in reguard to handling well is bump steer and spring rates that are MUCH too soft. I have installed 1.120 torsion bars on my car and the ride is NOT too stiff at all.
    Hope this helps someone?:wave:

    I've been asked quite a few times to make parts but due to liability issues I'll have to decline.
     
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      Brad, thanks for stopping by!

      My friend has the advantage of a machine shop in his garage, and has made some very nice improvements!

      No you cant have my GTX!!!

      See you in Carlisle... ?


      James - thank you for your continued imput!
       
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      James,

      Not that you can endorse this, but what if I bought some PST strut rods and then swapped the solid bushings out for rubber ones? Then I would get the heim joint but softer feel like the other member on here did with his custom made pieces. Any issues with that affecting install or use?
       
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      rear mounted calipers on this car...

       
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      Them brakes look nice Jeremiah, do they stop good?
       
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      Let me look into this and I will get back to you.

      Thanks
      James

       
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        I think if I was gonna do that, I would try to use poly bushings instead.
         
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          They work really well compared to the manual 11.75 pin-type caliper deal on our other charger. I did use a 15/16" bore master on the white-ish Charger to make sure the brakes were not overly sensitive during winter driving.

          The setup in the photo's are from my red car and it is a little different animal because it has 3.5" front wheels. I did put some 17" stickies on it for a day and "tested" my new suspension setup and it really impressed me. It still does not hold a candle to our SRT8 300C with giant power assisted Brembo calipers on all four wheels but for an old car it is worth the upgrade for the weight savings alone.
           
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            Do you think for strut rods the poly would make the squeaky noises like poly is known for? I know I can grease them to help with that of course.

            What do you think Rusty? Would you think installing poly bushings in place of the solid ones on the PST pieces would be a good idea?
             
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            I don't the poly graphite ones will squeak. I'm not sure whether eliminating the solid steel bushings is a good idea.....I was just saying if I WAS gonna do it, I would ues poly bushings. Lets see what James ends up saying. He's been very supportive so far. Vendors usually don't participate on this level. That's why I will be buyin some PST stuff.
             
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              I agree. I'm looking forward to James' feedback.
              I have to say that I've used PST products in the past - 5 yrs ago I ordered and installed a complete stock rubber replacement kit for the suspension on my '67 Impala. The quality was top notch. The customer service is as well. The only thing I've come across so far that I was made aware of is the clocking issue on some of the larger size mopar torsion bars. Not sure if that was ever fixed or not....
               
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              Hi Guys,

              I am working on this as we speak. Please be patient I should have an answer this afternoon. I have been up to my ears in paperwork as we have a new spring catalog coming out next week. Sorry Guys

              Thanks
              James
               
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                No worries James. I'm not in a hurry. Actually I'm on vacation next week, so take your time. We know you're a good guy and thanks for helping us out.

                 
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                Yeah no kiddin. No rush James. We slam appreciate you participatin like you do. I know one vendor that won't run away from potential problems and will answer questions right quick like. They ain't all like that.
                 
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                We have had the torsion bars redesigned and new clocking position. They currently be made and I am hoping to see them within 2 months. FYI they are produced in the USA
                 
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                  Ok Guys I had a chance to pull a set off the self and a set of Poly strut bushing. Unfortunately the end that goes into the k-member are to small to accept the poly bushings and sleeves. The poly strut rod bushings have a ID of roughly 5/8. The stud or end of our adjustable is a 9/16" grade 8 stud. So it would not be a basic swap out. But this discussion has intrigued me and with access to warehouse full of bushings I may look into this further to see if I can find a bushing and sleeve combo that will work.

                  I do understand the idea of allowing more give while attaining the adjust-ability and the use of the heim joint. I am not shooting any ones ideas down. If anything I am the first to question, think outside the box and encourage new ideas. But I think having the pivot shaft in either rubber or poly will buffer the road noise or shock sufficiently.

                  But I plan to look into this further when I have a little more time and see if we can offer the option with the adjustable s. But in the mean time if anyone has any idea shoot them my way. One of the main reason PST joined/sponsored this site is to get in touch with what you guys are working on and what new products are needed.

                  Thanks
                  James
                   
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                    REALLY nice to see a vendor who gives a shit. Extremely rare trait these days unfortunately.
                     
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