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 Post subject: Wire Anti Roll Bar Play?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 05:11:38 
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I haven't done a direct comparison but how can an anti roll bar with a lot of mechanical play be better than the old blade type?
If I disconnect the shocks and put a 8mm drill bit under the chassis, I can lift the left wheel at least 6-7mm before the right side wheel start to move. If I do so with the blade type the right wheel start to move when the left wheel is lifted only 2mm.


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 Post subject: Re: Wire Anti Roll Bar Play?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 07:57:54 
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Should be lifting about 2-3mm, shouldnt have that much play. The Blade is more direct you're right but not by that much!


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 Post subject: Re: Wire Anti Roll Bar Play?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 16:03:07 
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You just have to setup the play in order that the antirollbars have the same play on the both sides (or better no play).


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 Post subject: Re: Wire Anti Roll Bar Play?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 19:19:40 
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JamesHealey wrote:
Should be lifting about 2-3mm, shouldnt have that much play. The Blade is more direct you're right but not by that much!

Have you really tried it? Disconnect the shocks and then place a drill bit under the chassis for pretending the ride heigth and then check the play by lifting one wheel, do you still have 2-3mm play?


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 Post subject: Re: Wire Anti Roll Bar Play?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 19:45:50 
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MPesenti wrote:
You just have to setup the play in order that the antirollbars have the same play on the both sides (or better no play).

I think you mean the lateral play between the anti-roll bar collars? This play is taken out.
What I mean is the combined plays of the two composite anti-roll bar ball joints (item#333461) and the two composite ball joints (item#302663), this play is in my meaning not possible to take out, or is it? Those plays plus the fact that there is a small play between the anti-roll bar collars and the bearings end up with a total play of 6-7mm, when checked with the method as written above.


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 Post subject: Re: Wire Anti Roll Bar Play?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 19:09:20 
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Hello,

My friends and me had exactly the same problem here in France.

I will be enough honest with you to let you know that we put the old anti roll bar that are pretty good.

Like you, i had a headache set up the new anti roll bar!

regards from france,

David


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 Post subject: Re: Wire Anti Roll Bar Play?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2014 15:12:26 
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david133 wrote:
Hello,

My friends and me had exactly the same problem here in France.

I will be enough honest with you to let you know that we put the old anti roll bar that are pretty good.

Like you, i had a headache set up the new anti roll bar!

regards from france,

David

David, thank you for your response.

IMHO the RX8 is a very good and durable car but still there are a few things to improve, the shocks needs to be rebuilt too often, the clutch is good but it is easy to fail because the instructions are not good enough (when running in the clutch shoe don't back off the clutch-adjusting-nut closer than 0,2mm from the end of the fly wheel nut). If you do you are setting the gap between the clutch- adjusting-nut and the bell, instead of between the clutch shoe and the bell.

regards from Sweden


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 Post subject: Re: Wire Anti Roll Bar Play?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 16:16:21 
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Make sure the anti roll bar holders that go into the bearings are mounted exactely the same. This means, the setscrews both have to be in exactely the same position and angle to the anti roll bar. Otherwise it sits not correct in the bulkheads already. You can compare a different angle pretty much to when you use different positions left and right of the belt tensioner excenters.

The ultra stable clutch spring needs MUCH less preload than other ones. When setting it up like the 'standard' 1mm thread left on the flywheel nut, the clutch will never engage, even not on the box under full throttle. I also run it at .3mm and set it up in quater turns which makes a huge difference on the US spring already.


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