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#1 Tonie Pettersson

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Posted 21 November 2019 - 08:11 AM

I might have a go at making a few more custom alloy uprights if there is any interest.

There are two versions I can make

 

Version 1

  • 17.5mm raised centre
  • Allowing more camber
  • Weights 1600g total per side
  • Aluminium 7075-T651
  • Hard anodized
  • Helicoil on all threads
  • 7000:- SEK plus shipping (usually 4-500:- SEK)

Version 2

  • 30mm raised centre
  • Allowing more camber
  • Weights 2000g total per side
  • Allowing 4-pot fitment
  • Aluminium 7075-T651
  • Hard anodized
  • Helicoil on all threads
  • 5500:- SEK plus shipping (usually 4-500:- SEK)

 

If there is interest and everything goes as planned they should be available for delivery in February-March. It comes down to how much work load the guys at the surface treatment has at the moment.

 

 

 

Version 1 pictures

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Version 2 pictures

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Posted 21 November 2019 - 08:32 AM

Any rears in progress :poke:

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Posted 21 November 2019 - 10:05 AM

Any rears in progress :poke:

 

Me lazy... :blush:



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Posted 21 November 2019 - 10:09 AM

I wouldn't say that. Don't you have two young children? I have a 5 month old and she eats my time!

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Posted 21 November 2019 - 10:15 AM

Being ignorant, do these provide any benefit to the suspension operation in a 'road' car running normal-ish ride height. Weight saving aside.

 

Understand the benefits in a car running significantly lower than standard.



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Posted 21 November 2019 - 10:52 AM

I'd be interested once christmas dies down. 7500SEK is roughly £600 I think.



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Posted 21 November 2019 - 11:17 AM

These were one of the best things I put on my car. My car is not excessively low (120/130 I think) but I found the steering a bit 'snatchy' over the bumps. (Sorry, I'm no expert so can't describe it any technically accurate way). With these uprights the 'feel' of the steering was massively improved. There's a lot less fighting going on.

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Posted 21 November 2019 - 11:22 AM

These were one of the best things I put on my car. My car is not excessively low (120/130 I think) but I found the steering a bit 'snatchy' over the bumps. (Sorry, I'm no expert so can't describe it any technically accurate way). With these uprights the 'feel' of the steering was massively improved. There's a lot less fighting going on.

 

What suspension are you running and other associated bits? I'd be looking at the version 1 uprights as have no desire to run 4 pots. 



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Posted 21 November 2019 - 11:30 AM

These were one of the best things I put on my car. My car is not excessively low (120/130 I think) but I found the steering a bit 'snatchy' over the bumps. (Sorry, I'm no expert so can't describe it any technically accurate way). With these uprights the 'feel' of the steering was massively improved. There's a lot less fighting going on.

 
Sounds like they have the effect of reducing bumpsteer from what you're saying, which is what I thoughts they helped with.



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Posted 21 November 2019 - 11:42 AM

These were one of the best things I put on my car. My car is not excessively low (120/130 I think) but I found the steering a bit 'snatchy' over the bumps. (Sorry, I'm no expert so can't describe it any technically accurate way). With these uprights the 'feel' of the steering was massively improved. There's a lot less fighting going on.

 
What suspension are you running and other associated bits? I'd be looking at the version 1 uprights as have no desire to run 4 pots.


Std wishbones with polybushes, 1" eliseparts ARB, nitron multiways (cant remember spring rates I'm afraid), 16/17 TD's, std rack

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Posted 21 November 2019 - 11:59 AM

I wouldn't say that. Don't you have two young children? I have a 5 month old and she eats my time!

 

Well the boys are four and eight now so switched focus from shitty diapers and no sleep to running around on activities like hockey, football and biking instead. All good stuff :D.

Grats on the little one!

 

Being ignorant, do these provide any benefit to the suspension operation in a 'road' car running normal-ish ride height. Weight saving aside.

 

Understand the benefits in a car running significantly lower than standard.

 

For a car running mainly on road with oem ride height, not really. It´s more when the car is lowered and you get bump steer problems.

 

I'd be interested once christmas dies down. 7500SEK is roughly £600 I think.

 

Nice, I´ll add you to the list. Seems correct with £600.

 

 

What suspension are you running and other associated bits? I'd be looking at the version 1 uprights as have no desire to run 4 pots

 

 

You can use the standard caliper on version 2 as well.



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Posted 21 November 2019 - 04:58 PM

Why this high price difference between the 2 versions ? I was thinking version 1 but with this 1500 SEK difference and the fact that you can still use a standard caliper, i have to think twice about it...

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Posted 21 November 2019 - 05:12 PM

Why this high price difference between the 2 versions ? I was thinking version 1 but with this 1500 SEK difference and the fact that you can still use a standard caliper, i have to think twice about it...

 

I'm thinking this. I run standard calipers and not planning on upgrading. I run standard size discs and don't plan on going up a size. Ride height is probably the biggest issue as I run my car fairly low on NSS2. 



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Posted 21 November 2019 - 08:25 PM

Why this high price difference between the 2 versions ? I was thinking version 1 but with this 1500 SEK difference and the fact that you can still use a standard caliper, i have to think twice about it...


It all comes down to how time consuming they are to manufacture.
Version 1 takes roughly 2.5-3 times longer in the cnc-machine, there are more tools to set up, a longer first part run in and so on compared to version 2.

Edited by Tonie Pettersson, 21 November 2019 - 08:28 PM.


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Posted 21 November 2019 - 08:43 PM

I'd also be interested in a rear set... :)



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Posted 21 November 2019 - 10:04 PM

I'd be interested in a version 2 for the front and a set of rears.

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Posted 21 November 2019 - 10:11 PM

Interested in version 2 and rears

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Posted 21 November 2019 - 10:55 PM

Anyone knows the weight of the OEM front uprights ??

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Posted 21 November 2019 - 11:03 PM

Sooooo tempted by Version 1 uprights... Need to check the back of the sofa to get the money together tho!



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Posted 22 November 2019 - 07:00 AM

Just to clarify, there are no rears available at the moment. But nice to see there´s interest :).

 

 

Anyone knows the weight of the OEM front uprights ??

 

I should have the numbers somewhere but can´t seem to locate it now. Think I have an OEM upright in the garage, gonna check when I get home from work.






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