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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 1:35 pm 
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Hi, wondering for some advice, my si is absolutely eating wishbones every couple of months.. :cry:

is this due to cheap wishbones or something else? is power flex the way to go??

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 1:56 pm 
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adz19 wrote:
Hi, wondering for some advice, my si is absolutely eating wishbones every couple of months.. :cry:

is this due to cheap wishbones or something else? is power flex the way to go??

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yer mate cheep crap wishbones. get powerflex thats what i did! powrflex poly bushes into gen ford wishbones and get the tracking done ;)

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:04 pm 
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or rose jointed ones ;)

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:39 pm 
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im suffering the same problem my last set lasted 900 miles

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 2:32 am 
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Stop buying cheap ones. The best ones I've had are the latter mk3.5 ones. They are also KA arms. My car is lowered approx 90mm on the front and approx 100mm on the rear and my arms last for ages.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:20 am 
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Stop buying cheap ones. The best ones I've had are the latter mk3.5 ones. They are also KA arms. My car is lowered approx 90mm on the front and approx 100mm on the rear and my arms last for ages.


Thanks for the tip mate :thumbsup:
Off subject but I've lowered mine 60mm and it scrapes like crazy on the front.. how do you get away with 90mm??


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:23 am 
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What size wheels and tyres are you using? Also what suspension setup?

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my si had this problem, and I went for rose jointed ones with adjustble camber ball joint there ideal for the track but a tad noisey for the road, so im getting a pair of cheap wishbones, have them modified for camber adjustment and getting a set of poweflex bushes to make it more road friendly than the rose jointed ones, I once had a standard set of cheap wishbones and knocked them out the same day as fitting them

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:08 am 
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fiestasiphil wrote:
my si had this problem, and I went for rose jointed ones with adjustble camber ball joint there ideal for the track but a tad noisey for the road, so im getting a pair of cheap wishbones, have them modified for camber adjustment and getting a set of poweflex bushes to make it more road friendly than the rose jointed ones, I once had a standard set of cheap wishbones and knocked them out the same day as fitting them



Yeah think I'll leave the rose jointed ones my ride is already harsh as it is lol how easy are is it to fit these powerflex bushes? my dad isn't to happy with my wishbones going every 2 months :halo:


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adz19 wrote:
fiestasiphil wrote:
my si had this problem, and I went for rose jointed ones with adjustble camber ball joint there ideal for the track but a tad noisey for the road, so im getting a pair of cheap wishbones, have them modified for camber adjustment and getting a set of poweflex bushes to make it more road friendly than the rose jointed ones, I once had a standard set of cheap wishbones and knocked them out the same day as fitting them



Yeah think I'll leave the rose jointed ones my ride is already harsh as it is lol how easy are is it to fit these powerflex bushes? my dad isn't to happy with my wishbones going every 2 months :halo:


best person to ask on that one is sam watson above ;) but u probably need a press

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What size wheels and tyres are you using? Also what suspension setup?


195/55/15 and just a 60mm drop on standard shockers, It's speed bump friendly but scrapes on my arches a lot


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:07 am 
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Tyres are one of the things that will be making it scrape because of the larger profile sidewalls. Try either 50 or 45 and you shouldn't have a problem :)

Also wheel offset can cause a problem too!

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