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Old 02-20-2012, 11:07 PM   #3751
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I've been "coerced" into planning to do these as well ...are they really that good?
Yeah they kinda are... I was surprised at how much more "lively" the steering wheels was...

Inputs are much more crisp. Feedback to the wheel is better. And, when the steering wheel comes back to center, it feels like there is almost a detent when the car is going straight... Not an actual detent but you can feel the steering wheels kinda come to rest more positively at dead center...

It's kinda hard to describe...

I kinda over looked them amidst all the other more "sexy" components I installed almost a year ago... But that was a mistake.. Again, this is a suspension novice talking so take it FWIW... These inserts seem to bring the feel of all the other suspension components straight to the wheel... It's pretty cool...

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Less for the first beer.
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Old 02-20-2012, 11:12 PM   #3752
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Yeah they kinda are... I was surprised at how much more "lively" the steering wheels was...

Inputs are much more crisp. Feedback to the wheel is better. And, when the steering wheel comes back to center, it feels like there is almost a detent when the car is going straight... Not an actual detent but you can feel the steering wheels kinda come to rest more positively at dead center...

It's kinda hard to describe...

I kinda over looked them amidst all the other more "sexy" components I installed almost a year ago... But that was a mistake.. Again, this is a suspension novice talking so take it FWIW... These inserts seem to bring the feel of all the other suspension components straight to the wheel... It's pretty cool...
Neat!!

And the Suspension Novice part is what makes your thoughts all the more valuable to me!
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Old 02-20-2012, 11:41 PM   #3753
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I think that's a good explanation. They also eliminate any delay when turning the wheel. It's snappier, instant response.


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Old 02-21-2012, 10:02 AM   #3754
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Radius rod bushing's installed. for such a simple mod... it really does provide a ton of feed back to the wheel...

Very cool mod.


It's actually DONE?!?!


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Old 02-21-2012, 10:42 AM   #3755
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It's kinda hard to describe...
These inserts seem to bring the feel of all the other suspension components straight to the wheel... It's pretty cool...
I call it "point and shoot steering" now. I couldn't describe it either
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Old 02-21-2012, 10:45 AM   #3756
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Don't they make a full replacement bushing too? I might do those next, since the insert did such a good job. Pete? I know you're hiding in here somewhere!




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Old 02-21-2012, 10:47 AM   #3757
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Don't they make a full replacement bushing too? I might do those next, since the insert did such a good job.
I have Pfadt solid subframe bushings. They work great.
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Old 02-21-2012, 10:48 AM   #3758
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EP6577 Full radius bushing
EP1201 and EP1201HD for the subframe!
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Old 02-21-2012, 10:53 AM   #3759
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I need an ATM at my house, filled with someone else's $$. Lol


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Old 02-21-2012, 10:57 AM   #3760
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I'll make this very easy for everyone. Buy whatever Pete says to buy.

Pete...you know where to send my check.
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Old 02-21-2012, 12:39 PM   #3761
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Don't they make a full replacement bushing too? I might do those next, since the insert did such a good job. Pete? I know you're hiding in here somewhere!

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Personally, I like the feel of the EP6579 better than the full bush, but don't tell anyone I said that


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I know I am going to owe you a dinner. Which is better Perry's or Pappas and I need your home address.
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Old 02-21-2012, 03:34 PM   #3762
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I have Pfadt solid subframe bushings. They work great.
We're talking about radius rod bushes. Not Subframe.
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Old 02-21-2012, 03:44 PM   #3763
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Yeah they kinda are... I was surprised at how much more "lively" the steering wheels was...
you have more than one steering wheel in your car?
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Old 02-21-2012, 03:49 PM   #3764
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you have more than one steering wheel in your car?
Hey look Spike is in my build thread!!! Hey man! nice to see you....

have a drink, sit down hang out tell me what you think of some of the stuff I'm doing....

oh wait... I'm sorry... I didn't realize we had to be English majors before you'd bless us with your knowledge....

gimme back my beer and GTFO!





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Old 02-21-2012, 03:57 PM   #3765
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Old 02-21-2012, 04:19 PM   #3766
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Hey look Spike is in my build thread!!! Hey man! nice to see you....

have a drink, sit down hang out tell me what you think of some of the stuff I'm doing....

oh wait... I'm sorry... I didn't realize we had to be English majors before you'd bless us with your knowledge....

gimme back my beer and GTFO!






Semantics is the difference between helping your uncle, Jack, off a horse and helping your uncle jack off a horse.




which one would you rather be doing?
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Old 02-21-2012, 04:22 PM   #3767
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Semantics is the difference between helping your uncle, Jack, off a horse and helping your uncle jack off a horse.




which one would you rather be doing?
No caps is his favorite...!!!
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Old 02-21-2012, 04:25 PM   #3768
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Semantics is the difference between helping your uncle, Jack, off a horse and helping your uncle jack off a horse.




which one would you rather be doing?
And the proper use of hyphens...
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Old 02-21-2012, 06:14 PM   #3769
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Semantics is the difference between helping your uncle, Jack, off a horse and helping your uncle jack off a horse.




which one would you rather be doing?
you're missing a couple commas
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Old 02-24-2012, 12:16 PM   #3770
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Old 02-25-2012, 07:31 PM   #3771
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New sig image.

It's gettin a bit busy... but I had to add the C5FIII in there.
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Old 02-25-2012, 07:37 PM   #3772
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Washer Bottle... you still have a Washer Bottle...


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Old 02-25-2012, 07:44 PM   #3773
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nice sig..
Yeah... and it was getting in my way when I installed my radius rod bushes.
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Old 02-25-2012, 07:46 PM   #3774
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Good thing I lost my bottle at the last fest. It should be a cinch. If I can get my car to the fest, will you help me install my inserts since you're the expert now?

Nice new sigpic!
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Old 02-25-2012, 07:48 PM   #3775
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Good thing I lost my bottle at the last fest. It should be a cinch. If I can get my car to the fest, will you help me install my inserts since you're the expert now?

Nice new sigpic!
Hell yeah... it's actually really easy. The hard part is breaking the nuts and bolts lose.

We can probably do it in the parking lot... Tag style.
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