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well i was reading through the honda-tech thread that was posted. this is what im thinking; since the bushings dont fit in snuggly, wouldnt that cause more stress on the bolt? and also if you use washers as a fix, wouldnt it still cause stress because none of the load is transfered to the washers.
 

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K2e2vin said:
since the bushings dont fit in snuggly, wouldnt that cause more stress on the bolt? and also if you use washers as a fix, wouldnt it still cause stress because none of the load is transfered to the washers.
exactly why i don't want to use washers. just think what would happen if i hit a fat bump on the freeway and that bolt broke. I also feel its more likely to break since im running 1000lb springs in the back.
 

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909edge said:
K2e2vin said:
since the bushings dont fit in snuggly, wouldnt that cause more stress on the bolt? and also if you use washers as a fix, wouldnt it still cause stress because none of the load is transfered to the washers.
exactly why i don't want to use washers. just think what would happen if i hit a fat bump on the freeway and that bolt broke. I also feel its more likely to break since im running 1000lb springs in the back.
If you had the correct size washers I don't think you would have anything to worry about? :roll:
 

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jon v said:
909edge said:
K2e2vin said:
since the bushings dont fit in snuggly, wouldnt that cause more stress on the bolt? and also if you use washers as a fix, wouldnt it still cause stress because none of the load is transfered to the washers.
exactly why i don't want to use washers. just think what would happen if i hit a fat bump on the freeway and that bolt broke. I also feel its more likely to break since im running 1000lb springs in the back.
If you had the correct size washers I don't think you would have anything to worry about? :roll:
still no energy will be transefered through the washers. washers are only for spacing, so all the load will still be put on the bolt. the best setup is to have the ends as close as possible to the shocks.

ill use that pencil game as an example;you may have played it during middle school, but where both people have pencils and one person holds their pencil horizontally by both ends while the other person tries to break it with their pencil. now have you ever noticed that when the pencil gets broken into smaller pieces(where you are holding it moves closer together) that it is harder to break?
 

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The problem is that a stack of washers will slide on eachother if that bolt begins to flex (and it will be much more likely to since the bushing will act as a pivot point and the ends of the bolt, where the weight of the car rests, as a lever arm). Once that bolt flexes a enough times it will break. With the standard bushing being pinched by the strut, there is no way for the strut to flex the bolt because almost all the weight of the car is transfered directly to the bushing. The other thing is that those washers will compress when you torque the bolt down. Eventually, after repeated loading and unloading of the suspension, those washers will compress further, causing that bolt and washers to loose tension. Once that happens, it will be like those washers arn't even there. Just send those LCA's back, and if you buy different one, you know what to watch out for...
 

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Will any of this stuff fit an ef and if it dont what would i need to change so i can make them fit the ef :cool:
yea they should. from what ive read, EF, EG, and DC rear LCAs are all the same.
 

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Yea i have those smae LCAs. Got em cheap new. So far 6months on em and no problems. Im using washers also though. So far so good though. Just wanted to put in my input.
Reversed em when i installed em too so they wouldnt say megan racing LOL.
 

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How much are they? and is there any weight savings or performance benafits? I built some for my EG out of 1 1/4" .095 4130 chromemoly with 5/8 moly heim joints and misalignment spacers and there is substantial weight savings and most of the friction is gone with the heim joints in place. :rolleyes: I think it would be pricey to manufacture, but you pay for what you get. Kind of like a sandcar, and if its good enough for a $50,000.00 Alumacraft sand car then its good enough for my car. Friction is the enemy, Always keep it lubed up! :D
 
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