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Old 08-21-2004, 04:19 PM   #1
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New Suspension bushings

As an alternative to the conventional polyurethane method I changed the inner control arm bushing to a spherical bearing of my own design. No more unwanted deflection. I will have to say that the change is noticeable but not awesome like the 6pt subframe brace. Maybe just need to give it a few more miles. Here are some photos for your enjoyment.

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2.0 GOOSE 500whp + 8500rpm = 11.06 @125 E85
Viggen 439whp / 447tq 12.43 @114 on Gt2871.64, (Now 511whp Gt3076)
Nordic E85 9-3 SS Aero 320hp / 350ftlbs
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Old 08-22-2004, 07:22 AM   #2
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I'm snooping around the rest of the gallery as we speak.

Holy shit Nick, whats that for an exhaust manifold on "Ed's" Viggen? Is that the one you sell?
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Old 08-22-2004, 08:37 AM   #3
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I will be posting more cool pictures to that site. I have most of the bugs worked out of the server.

Yes, we supplied that manifold. It is making some mad power. Nearly the same setup as mine. Except SP stage 3 software and manifold...

Here is the newest PDF Dyno chart
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2.0 GOOSE 500whp + 8500rpm = 11.06 @125 E85
Viggen 439whp / 447tq 12.43 @114 on Gt2871.64, (Now 511whp Gt3076)
Nordic E85 9-3 SS Aero 320hp / 350ftlbs
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Did the manifold help his spool time much?
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Old 08-28-2004, 06:53 PM   #5
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The manifold helped a bit. Turbo helped lots.

Made some time Friday afternoon and this morning to whip up another original design. You know those pesky control arm bolts that work loose and start popping. These Well it looks like I have a decent fix. Swapped the bolt for a more substantial piece and also made a few changes that separate this part from the other on the market. I am sure someone out there can spot the improvements.

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2.0 GOOSE 500whp + 8500rpm = 11.06 @125 E85
Viggen 439whp / 447tq 12.43 @114 on Gt2871.64, (Now 511whp Gt3076)
Nordic E85 9-3 SS Aero 320hp / 350ftlbs
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