[200q20v] RE: [s-cars] Delrin/ urethane bushing alternative

Bernie Benz b.m.benz at prodigy.net
Tue Oct 2 23:11:54 EDT 2001

So, the engine problems will temporarly mask the suspension bushing
problems.  That's good!


> From: "Kaklikian, Gary" <Gary.Kaklikian at compaq.com>
> Date: Tue, 2 Oct 2001 20:46:28 -0600
> To: "Audi 20V (E-mail)" <audi20v at rennlist.org>, "s-car-list at egroups.com
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> <200q20v at audifans.com>, "Brandon Hull" <brandon at cardinalventures.com>
> Subject: [200q20v] RE: [s-cars] Delrin/ urethane bushing alternative
> I spoke with Shine Racing earlier this year about control arm bushings
> for my 4000tq.  They said they could fit their Teflon bearings to this
> application.  At the time, I had poor luck with urethane bushings and
> switched to delrin.  Well, after less than 10 track days, the delrin
> bushings have begun to creak and apparently there is some deflection
> occuring since handling does not seem quite as precise as before. Yet,
> all of the control arm bolts are tight. So, I plan to contact Shine
> Racing again to see what they can do and, if necessary, send them a new
> set of control arms to fit their bearings to.
> I'll keep you posted on how this works out, but since I've also got
> engine problems with the car now, it will be a while.
> Gary Kaklikian
> '86 4ktq
> '92 S4 
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>> From:  Brandon Hull[SMTP:brandon at cardinalventures.com]
>> Sent:  Tuesday, October 02, 2001 7:31 AM
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>> Subject:  [s-cars] Delrin/ urethane bushing alternative
>> I happened upon this fascinating site today:  Shine Racing, a VW tuner
>> in MA
>> makes a needle bearing bushing insert for suspension control arms.
>> The
>> advantage would be near zero friction in the suspension movement, with
>> zero
>> play.  (maybe a bad thing as has been discussed, if we assume mass
>> production engineering factors in some slop here to accomodate
>> production
>> variances)  
>> In any event, I'm curious to know if anyone has pursued this for Audi
>> applications.
>> http://www.srsvw.com/basic.htm
>> A step by step Porsche installation:
>> http://www.all914.com/projects/ScottY/Part1/index.htm
>> Brandon Hull
>> eS2
>> 911SC
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