2019 Season Changes

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Re: 2019 Season Changes

Post by thrdeye » Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:25 am

ke0ki2k wrote:$300 worth of fluid changes :x and some pads with hopefully more bite... I'm ready to get back to it. It's been a good DD and its fun to drive around on the street but it's much more fun carving around cones.
I finally got to wind Michelle's out on a flowing backroad the other day. All I can say is holy crap it's good.

Need you to drive ours. Getting light clunk here and there and would like your opinion if it's sway bar, etc.

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Re: 2019 Season Changes

Post by Stingon » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:31 am

I'm converting Bridgette to a 'Hard-S', springs, front and rear Tupperware, strut tower brace, rear sway bar, .....this weekend is timing belt...

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Re: 2019 Season Changes

Post by Mincharlie » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:35 pm

Hope to run this year, new tires and some fresh gas!
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Re: 2019 Season Changes

Post by ke0ki2k » Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:45 pm

thrdeye wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:25 am
ke0ki2k wrote:$300 worth of fluid changes :x and some pads with hopefully more bite... I'm ready to get back to it. It's been a good DD and its fun to drive around on the street but it's much more fun carving around cones.
I finally got to wind Michelle's out on a flowing backroad the other day. All I can say is holy crap it's good.

Need you to drive ours. Getting light clunk here and there and would like your opinion if it's sway bar, etc.

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Yeah my front end clunks too, I keep checking my (aftermarket) sway endlinks and they seem to be tight every time I check em... still occasional random clunks tho.
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Re: 2019 Season Changes

Post by jcox07 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:55 pm

If you have aftermarket end links they will clunk as they usually do on the initial and on transition turning .
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Re: 2019 Season Changes

Post by John Brown » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:23 am

Race cars have a fine line between normal "clunking"... and wheels falling off. :lol:
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Re: 2019 Season Changes

Post by thrdeye » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:19 am

Well, I've heard internet speak about diff bushings or something, so a second opinion is always welcome.
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Re: 2019 Season Changes

Post by ke0ki2k » Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:03 pm

According to Lucas the front tension struts (thrust arm in lingo for other manufacturers) can clunk when you hit the brakes with any vigor if the bushing is starting to get worn out. Have to replace the whole arm AFAIK.
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Re: 2019 Season Changes

Post by lcoleman » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:05 pm

You can tell if they're really bad because the fluid will be leaking out. Otherwise, it's a feel thing. I repeatedly jab the brakes at ~20-30mph to confirm.
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Re: 2019 Season Changes

Post by steverife » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:57 pm

I've never heard of front tension struts or thrust arms.
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Re: 2019 Season Changes

Post by lcoleman » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:51 pm

It's still a strut design, but there is a lower control arm as well as a front tension strut. The clunk when you stab or slap the brake pedal is the wheels moving backwards until what's left of the bushing compresses. It's much more pronounced when they're really neglected (you can see it if someone pulls up and hits the brakes), but it's there to some extent on all e9x's.

Just a guess, it's a common thing. Could be sway endlinks or struts/strut mounts or any number of other things too.
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