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#1072026 - 09/16/21 02:40 AM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: SSLance]  
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Originally Posted by SSLance
If you would have just showed up at KOTM I could have showed Bob your sway bar in person and even better, you could have showed it how well it works on course... laugh


He can come see it at NCM on the weekend of October 8, or I'll be at SEMA. Might do the Central KY region event in Lexington, KY, this Sunday, too.

Also, check out the 2.12g pull in the final turn on this run from the CAM invitational. It was a banzi move, and the damn thing stuck:

[video:youtube]https://youtube.com/watch?v=HxfYbsvSMOI[/video]

I under drove the car the whole weekend. These Falkens are something else.

#1072029 - 09/16/21 05:14 PM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: SSLance]  
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On a right hander too... Nice!!

I haven't experienced the RT660s on concrete yet, I can imagine how good they feel.


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#1072064 - 09/20/21 06:35 PM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: SSLance]  
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So, yesterday started out awesome. Didn't hit one red light on the way to the track then I got this nifty umbrella as an award for winning CAM T last Spring.

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First run was a hot mess, knocked 5 months of rust off though and was ready to show them how it was done on 2nd run.

Then this happened...

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Pretty non-eventful on course but it did complicate the rest of my day...

https://youtu.be/F_6FLYgefrE

All is good now though, car is on the lift and a plan is being assembled for an upgrade\repair.


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#1072070 - 09/21/21 03:34 AM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: SSLance]  
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OUCH! Did the concrete cause that.?

Loved the "one huge advantage to a lot of caster".
Bob

#1072076 - 09/21/21 02:57 PM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: SSLance]  
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This happened on an asphalt skipped we normally race on.

Pretty sure I weakened it at Good Guys last April and just finished it off Sunday...


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#1072077 - 09/21/21 03:46 PM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: SSLance]  
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#1072079 - 09/21/21 05:30 PM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: SSLance]  
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So I think I know why I had the part failure Sunday.

This is the good one from the passenger side...that hadn't broken...yet...

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And this is the one that broke...

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Frankly, I'm surprised they lasted as long as they did all things considered. These Baer Bump Stop posts have been in these Speedtech Steering arms for 4 years...with just the top half of the taper making contact letting the bottom half move back and forth just slightly.

There are a TON of people that have broken these tapered studs apparently but I'm curious if they know exactly WHY they are breaking??? I do now...


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#1072083 - 09/22/21 05:59 PM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: SSLance]  
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So an update with a correction here... It seems that I had forgotten that I removed my Baer Bumpsteer pins when I installed the ATS spindles and steering arms and put in their place a Secret Sauce Allstar ALL56280 bump steer kit.

The details of the Allstar part are in the pic below, it clearly shows it has a Ford taper, not a GM taper. I guess we can just add this to an increasingly growing longer list of RSRT supplied part failures...

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#1072115 - 09/28/21 04:15 PM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: SSLance]  
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Wow! I watched your video on YouTube when you posted it. Very glad to see it didn't cause any more damage.

The ALL56284 is listed with a different taper, but says it's for a Pinto rack (Ford) or is this the GM tapered application?


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#1072116 - 09/28/21 05:29 PM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: SSLance]  
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Thanks... Yeah, it was the wrong taper which is what caused it to fail.

The new parts are at the machine shop now being readied for install. Will update once they are back here...


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#1072176 - 10/06/21 12:53 AM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: SSLance]  
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It looks like a great event with a lot of classic cars on the field.

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