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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 2:53 pm 
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Vinny, you might have to jack the car up and then lower it onto some wood (or ramps or use an alignment rack) to allow you to tighten everything up when the car is fully loaded. I've seen plenty of bushings destroyed when drivers forget to do this when working on their own cars.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 6:18 am 
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Good call, i did toss them on when the car was in the air for a few other things.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 5:05 am 
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Joshua wrote:
Vinny wrote:
put new stock sway bar end links on my car before this last VIR event, jacked the car up Saturday to find both rubber bushings completely separated from the end link and the sway bar was disconnected on both sides.

so +1 for allowing aftermarket end links.

That sucks. I've never run OEM end links on my Miata, but I do know that Energy Suspension has replacement polyurethane bushings for them. That would be 0 points since the amount of metal does not change, and I suspect they would be more robust than the OEM design.


does that mean Free / Suspension / #3) Non-metallic replacement suspension bushings
covers swaybar bushings? the bits that attach the bar to the frame?


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 5:27 am 
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dans2k wrote:
does that mean Free / Suspension / #3) Non-metallic replacement suspension bushings
covers swaybar bushings? the bits that attach the bar to the frame?


Not an official answer, but my opinion from reading the rules and asking a ton of questions:

Yes, poly bushings for the stock base OEM swaybar = 0 (zero) points
(see rules for deffinition of stock base OEM)

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 4:20 pm 
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Here was the answer I sent him when he e-mailed the question:
I don't see any problem using replacement sway bar bushings for no-points as long as they are not metallic, the OEM end-links are used, and the bushings are essentially the same size and shape of the OEM bushings.

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