What?! Bushings? Wait a minute... Those wear out too? Come on, next thing you know your gonna tell me that I need to check my wheel bearings frequently, bleed brake fluid once or twice a year even if it doesn't boil and that my battery has to be strapped down.Don’t forget about replacing the bushings. I’ve got 1,000 worth of bushings sitting ready to replace for the spring lol.
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Lol I wasn’t even thinking of that from a wear perspective. You can change both front and rear to gain camber in both and caster in front. It also helps massively with deflection when under load. All about making the tires work and I’d argue they are pretty important for a serious autocross build.What?! Bushings? Wait a minute... Those wear out too? Come on, next thing you know your gonna tell me that I need to check my wheel bearings frequently, bleed brake fluid once or twice a year even if it doesn't boil and that my battery has to be strapped down.
I was told that my rubber bushings are "maintenance free."
Fedex is the worst! When I ordered my downpipe from Depo it left California, stopped in Salt Lake, went on to Kansas City on day 3, which is two hours from me. Then it went back to Salt Lake and the tracking stopped. It showed up at the Walgreen's Fedex location near me 3 days later.FedEx. Can't figure them out as they always blow their estimated delivery dates. 2 packages from 2 different directions got put on 2 different trucks in Portland for delivery today out here in Seaside. Poor guy driving the second truck was new to the area and arrived about 7p here, with what looked like about 1/3rd of a load still on the truck. It's not easy to deliver in the dark here in the boonies! UPS & USPS are sooo much more reliable.
Anyhoo, more build action shortly and then more waiting for whenever my shop can fit me in for the differential install now that I have shims, bolts, etc. Their lead time has been running at least 2 weeks, maybe 3 weeks, so crossing my fingers they can do it sooner rather than later or else I'm going to be squeezed for time as we come to the first event at the end of February.
And today, FedEx pulled into the driveway, rifled through the truck, and delivered... nothing. Fortunately I wasn't expecting anything. Kind of suspect the gal was stuck with the leftovers from yesterday's "new guy".
My shop's transmission guy retired last month and hasn't been replaced. None of their other mechanics want to do the job, so they're not interested and now I'm having to hunt up somebody trustworthy for the job.
Follow-up: On Facebook, Trevor Brown mentioned he had an OS Giken in his STH FoST and while he loved it when autocrossing, it was difficult in crowded parking lots. Unfortunately the car was totaled this past summer.Out of curiosity, why Quaiffe? I'm trying to differentiate differentials... (yes, I did that...)