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chris walrod 01-04-2008 05:32 PM

964 / 993 Control Arm Bushings
 
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After a year of development, I have recently made available urethane replacement bushings for the 964/993 front lower control arms.

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They are available for purchase through me for $103.00 per kit. One kit will outfit two front lower control arms. Grease developed for this particular urethane is included in this kit. Notice these bushings incorporate grease channels to help prevent the bushings from drying out.

I have three sets of 993 ‘core’ control arms that I use as exchange parts with these bushings already installed. This service is available for those who do not wish to remove their original rubber bushings. Removing the original rubber bushings is not that difficult, just tedious and time consuming.
Removing the control arms is a very easy job. It will take one about an hour to complete the swap.


Email contact: [email protected]
Paypal the same as my email.

gonzilla 01-04-2008 05:34 PM

you know i'm in! pm coming your way!!!

Paul902 01-04-2008 05:35 PM

Looks great, Chris. You da man!

Bill Verburg 01-04-2008 05:37 PM

Super! any plans to make the 322x32 al/ hats available?

WHB Porsche 01-04-2008 05:46 PM


Originally Posted by chris walrod
I have one set of 993 ‘core’ control arms that I use as exchange parts with these bushings already installed (more sets of cores to be available shortly). This service is available for those who do not wish to remove their original rubber bushings.

VERY smart business. Not a chance I'd want to change the bushings, but I'd be willing to put down a core deposit, swap 'em, and send you my old ones when the time comes!

jaholmes 01-04-2008 07:30 PM

I'm in. Hopefully the back end can be next.

North Coast Cab 01-04-2008 07:35 PM

Chris,
What is your business exactly? Those look awesome by the way. Been looking for bushing options other than the Smart Racing $1k ones.

aubrey993 01-04-2008 08:18 PM

Chris, I am interested in a set. I will do a check on my lower arms this weekend. Any idea when you hope to have the DIY ready? My braking wobble is back after having the rotors replaced again. The last set lasted about 3,000 miles. So I'm now thinking the wobble is related to the control arms.

MarkD 01-04-2008 09:01 PM

Very cool!
Now I get the "Rennlist Small Business Sponsor" tag. Was wondering what you were up to :)

Nice touch on the donation too. Good stuff all around.

PS- What's the HP gain? :icon501:

chris walrod 01-04-2008 09:05 PM


Originally Posted by MarkD (Post 4947644)
What's the HP gain? :icon501:

At least 35hp -- on the control arm dyno. I'd post dyno sheets but I dont know where they are:)

chris walrod 01-04-2008 09:07 PM


Originally Posted by Bill Verburg (Post 4946964)
Super! any plans to make the 322x32 al/ hats available?

Absolutely, just need to pile more miles on them before I release these hats. They are quite nice. Its a shame high-end aluminum is so freakin' expensive.

chris walrod 01-04-2008 09:12 PM


Originally Posted by North Coast Cab (Post 4947384)
Chris,
What is your business exactly?

Well, during the day I am a track support engineer for the Champ Car Atlantic series. I work for a company who designs and manufactures open wheel (primarily) race cars.

jdistefa 01-04-2008 10:11 PM

Chris,
Well done, sign me up for a set :)

Mark in Baltimore 01-04-2008 10:40 PM


Originally Posted by chris walrod (Post 4947683)
Well, during the day I am a track support engineer for the Champ Car Atlantic series. I work for a company who designs and manufactures open wheel (primarily) race cars. I was a Champ Car (the 940hp iteration) gearbox specialist in a previous life.

I am using these bushings as a small business venture to try to learn the mechanics of small business learning elements such as state/fed taxes, website building, general business operations etc. Something I have wanted to do for some time now.

Chris is too modest, but I'm happy to advertise his resume. He works for a "small", "no-name" race car builder called, um, Swift Engineering!!. It's like having a guy from McLaren or Lola or Cosworth on the board.

Chris, congrats on the venture and a huge kudos to you for doing the right thing and becoming a sponsor right out of the gates. I wish you the best of luck; you are one of the nicest and most helpful individual here.

FLYT993 01-04-2008 11:02 PM

Yes!!! Chris...you have a PM.


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