strut tops (proper ones)
05-25-2008, 12:39 PM
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strut tops (proper ones)
Now before you go, oh this has been covered hundred of times, wait, coz my question is different.

Im after some very heavy duty strut tops, adjust ability isnt as important at strength, the generic cusco/tien/japanese ones arent very strong at all (for what im doing anyway)

No, im asking mainly the rally ae86 guys here, as there are sweet fa options here in Australia (everyone thinks if its shiny and blue, its good...) What do you use, and where can i get some! TRD solid rubber tops would be ideal, but they are like hen's teeth.

something like this;
http://www.rallydesign.co.uk/index.php?cPath=907 (the universal ones) are along the lines i want, as im not adverse to machining ones to fit.

getting frustrated with the lack of options!

thanks.
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05-25-2008, 11:02 PM
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i know someone thats used his levin for road rallies for about 5 years and up till he started a 20v conversion hes had a standard chassis and no breakages

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05-26-2008, 12:34 AM
Post: #3
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I don't get what you mean by hen's teeth, but if you're looking for trd top mounts you can find them here: http://www.fensport.co.uk/parts.htm

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05-26-2008, 10:25 AM
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Just use camber plates.
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05-26-2008, 02:59 PM
Post: #5
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jamiemirror Wrote:Just use camber plates.

no, i want the spherical bearings to last more than one event..the roads here are insanely rough (been replacing 20mm bearings in solid ally tops in imprezas after one rally) they just take so much punishment

and hen's teeth means, chicken's don't have teeth, so its hard to find them Big Grin

Thanks
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05-26-2008, 07:37 PM
Post: #6
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TRD strut mounts were NOT excessively costs... 7000 yen each. BUT one side is no longer available, or discontinued. You may find a set out there...but getting them from Toyota, TRD... Japan is no longer an option.


Part#s for the TRD strut mounts are....
48603-AE851
48609-AE851 - I believe this is the one no longer available......

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05-28-2008, 12:19 AM
Post: #7
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I used Trd Strut mount , in rallye here in Belgium , whith no problems at all .
BEnt the strut but the top mount remained safe .
Now using Tein camber plates till this year season , and no problem after 4 events .
REgards
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05-28-2008, 10:48 AM
Post: #8
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http://parts.autotoyparts.com/brand.php?...mount&my=1

maybe they fit Thumbs up!
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05-28-2008, 12:06 PM
Post: #9
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mc68 Wrote:
jamiemirror Wrote:Just use camber plates.

no, i want the spherical bearings to last more than one event..the roads here are insanely rough (been replacing 20mm bearings in solid ally tops in imprezas after one rally) they just take so much punishment

and hen's teeth means, chicken's don't have teeth, so its hard to find them Big Grin

Thanks

For example I use reinforced spherical bearings from SKF in my design of camber plates, capable of over 30 kN dynamic load each. This is ~8x overengineering Evil
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05-29-2008, 05:45 AM
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Try to get the TRD ones.

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