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Old 08-02-2004, 05:02 AM
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Interesting subframe post on roadfly...

Subframe movement
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Very interesting indeed. My IE bushings are shipping as we speak so that would be a first wall of defense against this issue. It would be interesting to run the same test on a car with upgraded subframe bushings and try to quantify the reduction in movement...

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Old 08-02-2004, 09:28 AM
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Very interesting indeed. My IE bushings are shipping as we speak so that would be a first wall of defense against this issue. It would be interesting to run the same test on a car with upgraded subframe bushings and try to quantify the reduction in movement...

Florian
You're making a good first step.

But DO continue to monitor the trunfloor condition, it will take more than just the IE bushes to eliminate all worries.

A good deal of information (pro & con) should flow at HC. I would expect that some months later there will be some reliable fixes to follow. I'm blazing a couple of different trails myself and we'll see what the consensus is on these mods.

In my own case(s), it may take another three to five years to see if I've accomplished anything. I expect to have the cars that long, so stick around and we'll see
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I'll be very interested to hear the results of all the talk at Homecoming.

At 16k I have yet to check the hatch floor under the insulation

As always, thanks to everyone for sharing their experiences/fixes
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I check mine at every diff swap Still good
That often?

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Did you get the lsd installed already?
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