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The front suspension issue is more prevalent in the V's. No idea why that would be.
 

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The front suspension issue is more prevalent in the V's. No idea why that would be.
Like I said, they're enthusiasts who care more and rebuild their suspension. Creating the opportunity for inadequate torque.
 

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I bet tinman was being facetious with his response...but I think you hit the nail on the head Lifespeed

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I bet tinman was being facetious with his response...but I think you hit the nail on the head Lifespeed

Bill
This issue with V's is where I learned about the Nordlock Washers. Another V Forum has in depth information.
 

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It must have had a bit of loose slack almost always.

The dead spot in the neutral steering position is gone. Change the steering wheel 2 degrees to either side and the car feels like a BMW and changes direction immediately.
 

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This issue with V's is where I learned about the Nordlock Washers. Another V Forum has in depth information.
that's what I get for thinking I could read your mind... ;) ...good information guys...

Bill
 

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When I did my front control arms, I marked the original position carefully. Removed the old arms, installed the new OEM arms, carefully put the hardware back to my original marks, and torqued CAREFULLY to FSM spec. Took it for an alignment. Then, put it back on my lift, and retorqued just in case the shop loosened something. I never had an issue with anything slipping after that.

I don't know if it's a "bad" design... but there are sure "better", lol
 
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