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Old 09-18-2012, 11:06 PM   #1
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is there really a benifit from this ??

also can it be done to mine?

http://www.focushacks.com/mod/Instal...ck_Mount_Shims


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Old 09-19-2012, 01:35 AM   #2
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Old 09-19-2012, 02:01 AM   #3
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The hell would that really even do for the car? really?
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The benefit is that these topmount bushings wear out, and also can be crushed with the installation of new shocks in the rear. Cars would develop a "clunk" in the rear, and this washer filled the gap in the bushing eliminating the clunk.

So if you don't have a clunk, you don't need 'em.
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:56 AM   #5
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Would that also be where the rear bar goes?
If so would there be a benefit to doing this if you have the rear bar?

I'm a suspension noob.
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So just add in the correct sized washer, why order from somewhere??
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Because it's not the easiest to find size washer (2.2"od x 1.4"id x .2"thick), I couldn't even find a cheap and suitably sized washer on McMaster-Carr. I made a pair of shims/washers out of .200" thick latex sheet stock.

It was done to correct a clunk that developed after swapping old shocks out.
There is no additional benefit that I can discern, just a clink eliminator that lets you get by without replacing the top shock mounts.
I would go with a material less prone to squeaking under load, going over speed bumps I can barely hear the latex squeak a tiny bit if the radio is off.
Not enough to bother me into making new ones just yet, but worth noting.
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Hmm, did you look for the flexible/rubber type washers??
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Hmm, did you look for the flexible/rubber type washers??
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i cut my own washers using some scrap sheets of rubber i found.

i think the point is that you dont need special washers machined out of delrin. anything to fill the gap will work.

if you had the time, you oculd fill it with epoxy. w/e u want.
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