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Some pics of my TR suspension & brake work

Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by ricrain, Dec 9, 2003.

  1. ricrain

    ricrain Karting

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    I powder coated the A-arms and springs. Replated and baked all fasteners. Replaced the bushings with Polyurethane from Energy Suspension. Repacked the bearings. Repainted the spindle. Then, I Topped it off with a set of F50 front brake calipers.
     
  2. ricrain

    ricrain Karting

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  3. ricrain

    ricrain Karting

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  4. ricrain

    ricrain Karting

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  5. Dave

    Dave F1 Rookie

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    Looking Great Ric!
    Do you have to go up size on the wheels now or do the brakes clear ok?
     
  6. ricrain

    ricrain Karting

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    This brake kit requires 17-inch rims.
     
  7. Schatten

    Schatten F1 World Champ
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    very nice clean work.

    what kind of 17's did you get to work with the single nut? or am I just mis-reading the pictures for lug bolts?
     
  8. carguy

    carguy F1 Rookie

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    Ric...your work is in a class by itself! Do you have a plater nearby where you send things to for replating? And I too would be interested in seeing what wheels you are using. Terrific job....!
     
  9. plip

    plip Karting

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    Great, just great. Can you advise dets (or part number) of the rotor ??

    Would be interested to know abt the increment in brake performance.

    Tks and rgds
    Plip
     
  10. thecarreaper

    thecarreaper F1 World Champ
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    NICE JOB! GREAT PICS!!!!!
     
  11. 348 Turbo

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    Nice looking work, as usual, Rick!
     
  12. racedecknc

    racedecknc Karting

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    looks great!!

    Ed
     
  13. ricrain

    ricrain Karting

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    Thanks for the kind comments.

    The plater is Texas Precision Plating in Garland, TX (a suburb of Dallas). They do good work, at reasonable prices... and they're FAA approved. If you plate any of the suspension pieces, it's a good idea to have them baked to MIL spec (8+ hrs) to avoid further hydrogen embrittlement.
     
  14. snj5

    snj5 F1 World Champ

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    Agree with everyone - inspiring work!
     
  15. GRANDE GRINGO

    GRANDE GRINGO Karting

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    RICK I JUST PURCHASED A 88 T/R SINGLE LUR ,AND NEED TO UPGRADE THE BRAKES SOON,WHERE CAN I PURCHASE THESE PARTS WHAT WOULD I PAY FOR THEM,COULD YOU PLEASE SEND US A PICTURE OF YOUR CHOSEN WHEELS,I AM VERY INTERESTED TO HEAR THE DIFFERENCE .
    REGARDS
    TOM
     
  16. johnbob

    johnbob Karting

    Nov 8, 2003
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    Rick I am also interested in details regarding the list of parts, pricing, and sources. Your pictures reinforce in my mind that the knock off TR set up while having some disadvantages is much cooler looking than the lug type. Side note- I am gettin ready to release for sale a neat line of TR upgrade components with the first item being a carbonfiber/lexan engine bonnet which is a bolt-on and shows off the great looking flat 12.
    Again Bravo great work!
    Best regards,
    John
     
  17. Dale

    Dale F1 Veteran

    Oct 7, 2003
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    Hi ric very nice job you've done there well done,nice pics to thanks,
    remember to tighten those four each side wishbone arm bushes on the floor fully weighted move the car around and let the bushes relax-four post lift is ideal for this,then four wheel alignment check-enjoy
    cheers
    Dale.
     
  18. fly

    fly Karting

    Nov 20, 2003
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    Firstly, very nice work Rick. I’m just finishing off the same job, amongst others on my TR and I’m also looking into upgrading the brakes. I noticed you only talked about upgrading the front brakes and not the rear; did you also upgrade the rear? If not are you going to? I ask because the rear of the car is carrying so much weight and I’m just wondering if just replacing the front brakes and not the rear would cause some major problems with proportioning, etc.

    Steve
     
  19. fatbillybob

    fatbillybob F1 World Champ
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    Nicely done. SS brake lines would be a nice functional addition. Are you doing this for show or for go?
     
  20. ricrain

    ricrain Karting

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    If you look closely in the last picture, you will see the stainless brake lines, wrapped with a protective spiral sheath. :) I put them on right before the calipers, so you see the old lines in the top photos.
     

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