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Harper

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Has anyone run rose jointed bottom arms on a road car? The car will not be a daily drive so will still be a toy but need to consider people experience. I have both poly bushes and rose joints.

Thanks in advance.


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My car has them when it went into storage i stuck it on axle stands and checked the rose joints, they had no wear that i could find after 1800 miles.

I think the key to keeping rose joints in good condition is the rubber boots although i never fitted them to mine.

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Im interested in these too. They are not recommended for road use? Why is that? If thay are harsh i woudnt notice on top of straight cut drops etc. If they wear out and are dangerous that is different.? I would cover them with rubber boots

Edited by dazibee on 24th Jun, 2020.


Evoderby

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Theyíre perfect imo, especially with rubber bushes turning into liquorice within 6 months. NVH? Canít really say I notice running a 45DCOE and straight cut gears *wink*

The added precision in steering is very noticeable.


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Iíve always run them. Fit the rubber boots and pack them with grease to prolong their life dramatically.

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wilsonc001

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I've had them on ours for the last 5 (nearly 6) years, not had any problems with them and they aren't showing any wear.

I've been thinking of changing back to poly but can't justify it yet.


Harper

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How is the ride, the car will hopefully be a toy anyway but I might do the odd long run. Thatís if I ever get it built.


Harper

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Also fully straight cut and coilovers


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Ive had a set on the car for 15 years with no issues (not masses of miles though)
Agree with using the rubber boots.

Shane


Harper

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Thanks all


dazibee

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Which ones are people using? Minispares or KAd i guess?


shane

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Mine are the Minispares ones.
My only criticism is mine arenít on car adjustable which makes them a total pain in the arse come adjustment time, but it looks like Minispares now only sell on car adjustable?
Shane

Edited by shane on 25th Jun, 2020.


burcy35

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I also have minispares joints. Pack loads of grease in the boots and you will be good for many miles 👍


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I wouldn't even worry about the wear that much. New joints really aren't a lot of money in the sizes needed.


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On 23rd Jun, 2020 Harper said:
Also fully straight cut and coilovers


We had coil-overs, after a few miles I sold them and went back to cones. Bloody horrible for driving on the road.

As for an SC gear set - why do you think you need it? What problem are you trying to solve?


Harper

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I donít have a rear subframe so would need to convert back for cones.

Straight cut drop gears don't tend to eat the transfer case as much, the rest of the box just because, also cross pin diff

My rose are mini spares adjustable on car.

Edited by Harper on 26th Jun, 2020.

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