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Hans Bliss
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Do not continue replacing uprights every 40 hours. This is what you are looking for. Stonger , lighter. Easier to align and you can accomodate bigger rotors /calipers.

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CharleyH
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This is a great idea.  I never understood why the original uprights didn’t allow for bearing changes.  

Charley


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John Parsons
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Very nice. I've actually made my own CNC'ed uprights in the past (for a 1967 Nova of all things). What kind of bearing setup does it use?


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Richard Kosar
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Beautiful work.

Interested in sharing either the drawing (dxf file) or code?

"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming 'WOW-What a Ride!'"


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Hans Bliss
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It is Audi bearing assembly.


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John Parsons
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What sort of lead times and prices are you thinking? And are there 4 part numbers (1 per corner) plus steering arms?


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Hans Bliss
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John, yes one part per number but most of the times you replace all of them or you split the cost front and rear. It is a matter of time you have to replace them.

Cost is around 1600 each and lead time is 1 month aprox.

We will have some stock in the future.


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Hans Bliss
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Some Photos of the Uprights Made to Acomodate 16” wheels in the front and 310 rotors on an SR8.


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John Parsons
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Hans -- I'm paying attention here. 🙂

Do I see shims between the main upright and the steering arm?


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Richard Kosar
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Hans -- I'm paying attention here. 🙂

Do I see shims between the main upright and the steering arm?

Yes, I see that also.  Care to explain?

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Dan Phillips
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Are they not camber shims?


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John Parsons
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Could be camber shims. That's a change from the factory rod end (rose joint) camber adjustment is why I'm curious.


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Dan Phillips
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Would be interesting for Hans to confirm, I am guessing they want the ability for more adjustment.

Slightly sidelined but did you get sorted with bodywork John?


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John Parsons
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Hi Dan -- on bodywork, I did get a quote, but that was over my budget. I've a request in to Spring Mountain for the same thing, and am expecting a reply next week.

It seems I may need to wait a few months for the memory of my last project (the MoTeC M150 ECU replacement) to die down somewhat within Finance Committee. 🙂


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Hans Bliss
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Sorry guys. The system do not give me any notification of activity in this posts so i can not track. We were racing in Jamaica last weekend and won the carnival of speed beating Caribbean champion in an RXC and serviced by Radical West. 

We took the first SR8 in the world with 310mm brakes, 16” wheels and CNC Uprights in the front and a honda alternator instead of the crazy expensive mclaren alternators. Everything worked perfect.

The shims help to adjust camber in less than 5 min and you don't have to re-align the car. 

If you need me or need something in a hurry please call me (316)737-4443.

BTW Radical guys are trying to get them since they saw the results in Jamaica. Lol beating them in their own game👊🏼👊🏼 The point here is they know their uprights are weak and expensive $5000 approx every 40 hours , $1000 alternators????


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