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bar bushings? Phoenix
10-24-2003, 02:01 PM
Before dropping $600 bones for a set of GC sway bars, I figured that I'd at least ask the question.... Will it make the understeer more or less noticeable with stock wheels?

Jeff '02 M3
Bridget '03 MINI MCS

(Livin' it up in Italy, for another 3 months....)

AndyO
10-24-2003, 02:03 PM

txse46m3
10-24-2003, 02:17 PM
If you're asking do the GC bushings make noise, etc...no they are great.

Dialing out understeer for track or street? Talked to JM about the goal? I can give you an email contact for him if you can't make the international call. Just email me.

Sways are great, especially the adjustable GC's. Street only, GC's Eibach setup works real nice too...I've used both street and track.

Specifically for understeer, there may be better ways to reduce it...#1 is the "DIY Camber" change.

Need to know your intentions to help you best.<br><img src=http://members.roadfly.org/txse46m3/haha.gif height=98 width=152>

Phoenix
10-25-2003, 02:17 AM
In Sardegna, the large island to the northwest of Sicily. We've been stationed here for 4.5 years. Excited about coming back to states, but we'll miss Italy for sure.

Jeff

Phoenix
10-25-2003, 02:24 AM
Well, I need to order the Gizmo anyway, so if you could provide his email, that would be excellent. I'm reluctant to change a whole lot on the car at one time. I know from experience that delrin bushings will crack after awhile, but I haven't seen anyone that posts here discuss changing out just the bushings. I plan on autox'ing the car when we get back to San Diego, but I'd like to try some other track events, too. From all the glowing endorsements that GC has received from everyone here, I'll almost certainly buy from them.

Thanks for the response,

Jeff

Phoenix
10-25-2003, 02:25 AM

txse46m3
10-25-2003, 10:29 AM
Jeff,

Strictly dealing with understeer, the best answer is a square tire/wheel setup and camber plates. This obviously moves you out of a stock class in auto-x. Camber plates alone might move you out of stock class, depending on the organization you run with.

The sways will have a dramatic effect on the car's overall grip and control. I love them!

I haven't had my sways on long enough to worry about cracking. Maybe Mr. Medina has, but I'm not sure. I put the same material in my 4x4's in the past, and as long as I kept them greased, I never had a problem. The GC sways have zirc fittings for this purpose...awfully nice.<br><img src=http://members.roadfly.org/txse46m3/haha.gif height=98 width=152>

Phoenix
10-25-2003, 02:41 PM
About that GC email address..... Can you send it so I may order my gixmo?!

Thanks,

Jeff

txse46m3
10-25-2003, 02:43 PM
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