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Author Topic:   solid boby bushings
racer s
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 83
posted February 21, 2004 04:46 PM  
Has anybody used these do they make for a more rigid chassis? Any other suggestions? I just realized that I misspeled "BODY" I mean body bushings sorry for any confusion.Hope I didn't offend any Bobby!

[This message has been edited by racer s (edited February 23, 2004).]

joetaylor
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 640
posted February 21, 2004 05:15 PM  
my bobby mounts are riged to begin with.LOL
the racecar yes set the body right on the frame then weld into place.

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racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted February 21, 2004 06:02 PM  
Use 1.25 square tubing as a spacer and get rid of bushings all together. Get more clearance for your x-brace and more room to slip in that motor. Last year ours was down on the frame and seemed like we always would need more clearance.jmo

LUBEGUY07
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 302
posted February 21, 2004 07:29 PM  
i just got my new car back last week, its a terminator , and i asked mark about whats the best to do bolt it down or weld it. He said neither, because u dont want the body to become part of the chassis. he siad its because some bodys are weaker than others cause of rust ect. and it makes the car more consistan without them attached. It makes sence to me

BK19
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Total posts: 477
posted February 21, 2004 08:48 PM  
hockey pucks,cheap,no flex,can be cut to size,easy to drill,not effected by water,dirt,gas,oil.

racer s
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 83
posted February 23, 2004 04:00 PM  
so I shouldn't waste my time with these.Thanx folks

SLEEPY GOMEZ
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Total posts: 295
posted February 24, 2004 09:53 AM  
If you put the body on 1 1/2" spacers the body can be moved back 7/8" more than if it is on the frame. I think I remember that shifted about 9 pounds to the rear (4 1/2 off the front and 4 1/2 to the rear). SLEEPY

BK19
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Total posts: 477
posted February 24, 2004 06:35 PM  
Some tracks are not allowing the removal of the bushings.
If you are running a full chassied car then it is a dead point, If you are running a chassis that is built on the subframe and using the cage to connect the rear frame(not running a full tubing main frame) the front sub needs to have solid support.
As for the hockey pucks, a chassis twists with hundreds of pounds of force, I really doubt a puck will not flex with that much force on it.

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