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Author Topic:   Monoball Control Arm Bushings
d4490
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 113
posted September 30, 2002 06:29 PM
Has anyone ever used the lower control arm bushings that are made with a mono-ball (com 12) spherical beraing. I have seen them out there, and was wondering how well they held up, and how much maintanence is required.

I have also seen the monoball set-up for the rear end. Seems to me that tis would free up any bind with the urethane bushings and still holding the rear end square with the frame thru trianglation (stock 4-link style). Any input?

[This message has been edited by d4490 (edited September 30, 2002).]

GnarlyCar
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 0
posted October 01, 2002 11:58 AM
In a stock GM 4 link rear end set-up, the rubber or urethane bushings are actually necessary on at least one end of your upper trailing arms. The upper arms travel through arcs that are not parallel to one another and with hiems ends on them they will bind for sure, to the point of breaking.
You can run solid links on the lowers and one end of the uppers, but make sure you've got rubber or urethane on the other end.

Matt

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