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Old 01-11-2019, 11:04 PM
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Hi All,
I just ordered a set for the front and rear strut hats. These basically replace the rubber bushing with solid monoball. Has anyone else ever ran these? How was your experience? Thanks!!


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Old 01-12-2019, 01:04 AM
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Not familiar with the elephants, I have been on these GMP EVO camber plates. Unless you are planning on mono ***** on the other pick up points I donít think it would be worth it. Becomes a slippery slope quickly.
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I probably will upgrade to the LCA monoballs in the next round of upgrades. To start I was doing these ER monoballs, adj rear sway and drop links, solid LCA thrust bushings and some toe control arms.
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Originally Posted by 03EvoIII View Post
I probably will upgrade to the LCA monoballs in the next round of upgrades. To start I was doing these ER monoballs, adj rear sway and drop links, solid LCA thrust bushings and some toe control arms.
itís imperative to go with proven components donít get bamboozled by all the bling. A lot of Chinese made components made from sub par materials. It will transform your turbo to a lethal track weapon. Even by modern standards.
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itís imperative to go with proven components donít get bamboozled by all the bling. A lot of Chinese made components made from sub par materials. It will transform your turbo to a lethal track weapon. Even by modern standards.
What 'bling' are you referring to regarding my post? Are you saying that Elephant Racing parts are made in China? As far as I know they are quality components made in the USA. Thanks for the help
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Old 01-12-2019, 03:43 AM
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Originally Posted by 03EvoIII View Post
What 'bling' are you referring to regarding my post? Are you saying that Elephant Racing parts are made in China? As far as I know they are quality components made in the USA. Thanks for the help
I know nothing about your elephant parts. Just speaking in general terms. No fun when something lets loose. Learn the types of alloys used and matching methods and components development helps.
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Elephant is quality
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Quality? A buddy of mine had Elephant upgrade his 997 suspension and it is terrible. He even failed a track inspection because they installed it wrong. He finally sent it to another shop in Los Gatos and had them correct everything. The tires no longer rub but his car still sounds like it's going to break with everyone bump.
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Quality? A buddy of mine had Elephant upgrade his 997 suspension and it is terrible. He even failed a track inspection because they installed it wrong. He finally sent it to another shop in Los Gatos and had them correct everything. The tires no longer rub but his car still sounds like it's going to break with everyone bump.
How is that the fault of the parts manufacturer?
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Old 01-12-2019, 09:38 PM
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the bottom line is: monoballs on a primarily street driven car are "overkill". the more 'rubber" you eliminate, the more.... never mind.
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Maybe he's in the process of building a race car.
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Old 01-13-2019, 04:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Carlo_Carrera View Post
How is that the fault of the parts manufacturer?
Maybe I wasn't clear. He bought the parts from Elephant AND had them install it. I'm literally sitting here, wearing the T-Shirt the owner gave me when we picked up his car. We're not talking about about $300 expense here...
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Maybe I wasn't clear. He bought the parts from Elephant AND had them install it. I'm literally sitting here, wearing the T-Shirt the owner gave me when we picked up his car. We're not talking about about $300 expense here...
I get it, but I am pretty sure Elephant farms out their manufacturing to someone else so I am not sure we can judge the hardware quality properly if some dope employee installed it wrong. What do you think? Is the hardware itself f'd up?
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Originally Posted by Carlo_Carrera View Post
I get it, but I am pretty sure Elephant farms out their manufacturing to someone else so I am not sure we can judge the hardware quality properly if some dope employee installed it wrong. What do you think? Is the hardware itself f'd up?
Elephant is boutique shop so I suspect they have experienced designers and Porsche mechanics. You're probably right that they outsource their manufacturing, but this isn't an OQC issue. Once the installation problem was addressed the car still sounds like a bucket of bolts. If that's the design intent it may work on the track, but not on a DD or weekend tour with the Mrs.
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Old 01-15-2019, 02:38 AM
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now.. the thread is diverging into the "reason i swapped out my tarrett's that didn't seat properly and i went back to oem's" territory.

monoball's are NOT for STREET use in lieu of oem top mounts lol.
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