No, Mr. Lemmywinks, No!!!
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Harriman, TN
Didn't someone on SCCOA replace the strut rod bushings with spherical bearings?
Anyone know how that worked out?
I absolutely agree. In fact, I'm willing to bet that the thermoplastic bushings might actually last if you put a washer on the inside of each side to keep them from getting extruded through the frame rail. Nice sleeves would help too but I'm willing to bet the extra washer would allow them to compress instead of getting shredded.
Oh well, I have OEM versions now.
Seems like if you made an assembly to compress a disk of rubber, constrained as you said, we could adjust the 'feel' by using different durometer rubber or poly disks, on each side of the frame rail.
If the assemblies were mounted on opposing spherical bearings, it would still have the damping, but no distortion of the damper.
Anyone follow that?
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