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Geeeeez!!! That shook my monitor right off my computer desk!!! :hide:
Great work on the video!! :thumbsup:
 

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1- Holy crap there's a lot of compression/twisting in the front bushing

2- Where can I get a snowboard cam? That sucker is awesome!


Points for a well executed idea.
 

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That is too cool. Send to GM and tell them to fix our shit.
 

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First off, when read the post and that there was going to be an under car vid I thought I was going to have to grab some dramamine tabs, but the video was well done. I was nice to get that perspective. Thanks for the post.

Has anyone seen some videos like this on other cars with irs?
 

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thanks guys. sorry about the second position of the camera. I thought it was pretty informative about what was obviously causing most of the wheelhop. The cradle itself is fairly stiff and doesnt need bracing. It is big fully boxed rail, so the inserts were the obvious fix. I just put the specter werks bushings in and wow, so far immense improvement. It started raining after my first two launches, and you can get some wheel hop in the rain if you try. I still need more messing around before i am completely decided. but so far i am pleased.

just for those who are curious, here is the camera i used.
http://www.samsung.com/us/consumer/detail/detail.do?group=camerascamcorders&type=camcorders&subtype=digitalmemory&model_cd=SC-X300L/XAA#
 

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Okay- this is an 11PM, several beer idea, but stick with me:

Everyone can tell how badly the entire rear subframe is twisting upward on the bushings during acceleration, right? Here's what I'm seeing:




Why doesn't somebody find a way to brace the point at the green arrows against the underbody, perhaps with a bump stop from a Tahoe or something? I just looked under my car, and it seems like it would work.

If this works, I reserve all rights to become a millionaire off of the idea. If not, thebigjimsho thought it up.
 

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Okay- this is an 11PM, several beer idea, but stick with me:

Everyone can tell how badly the entire rear subframe is twisting upward on the bushings during acceleration, right? Here's what I'm seeing:




Why doesn't somebody find a way to brace the point at the green arrows against the underbody, perhaps with a bump stop from a Tahoe or something? I just looked under my car, and it seems like it would work.

If this works, I reserve all rights to become a millionaire off of the idea. If not, thebigjimsho thought it up.
Oh yeah? And I'm taking a dump in a Super 8 in Wheeling, WV pondering the phone call I got from the US DOT today...
 

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Haha....that's what I figured, but I'd never seen pictures of your kit so wasn't sure. Plus, as the original post said- it was late, and I was channeling Sam Adams. :cheers:

Carry on. :hide:
 

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Tony, I do believe you would be on to something a little more cost efficient. Although the KARS kit would be the better choice all around, but the bump stop thing would work well for just a few spirited launches every now and then.

Now just getting them up there would be the next step. :D
 

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That camera has image stabilization...guess Samsung didn't anticipate it being mounted under a V.
 

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Okay- this is an 11PM, several beer idea, but stick with me:

Everyone can tell how badly the entire rear subframe is twisting upward on the bushings during acceleration, right? Here's what I'm seeing:




Why doesn't somebody find a way to brace the point at the green arrows against the underbody, perhaps with a bump stop from a Tahoe or something? I just looked under my car, and it seems like it would work.

If this works, I reserve all rights to become a millionaire off of the idea. If not, thebigjimsho thought it up.

Wouldnt a few washers, a metal spacer, and a few rubber washers do it? Just make it solid? Or at leat more solid?
 

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or you could do this...
 

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thanks guys. sorry about the second position of the camera. I thought it was pretty informative about what was obviously causing most of the wheelhop. The cradle itself is fairly stiff and doesnt need bracing. It is big fully boxed rail, so the inserts were the obvious fix. I just put the specter werks bushings in and wow, so far immense improvement. It started raining after my first two launches, and you can get some wheel hop in the rain if you try. I still need more messing around before i am completely decided. but so far i am pleased.

just for those who are curious, here is the camera i used.
http://www.samsung.com/us/consumer/detail/detail.do?group=camerascamcorders&type=camcorders&subtype=digitalmemory&model_cd=SC-X300L/XAA#
nice camera though... how much?
 
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