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Old 04-27-18, 09:37 PM
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Test dummy install part 2: rears!





Here you can see that the collars for the front of the rear subframe have a tight fit around the bolt and definitely remove play from the bore. The four fronts went in without issue and helped line things up. The center and rear collars were the split style and werenít bad to squeeze up in there. Looked just like the fronts so I didnít bother to snap pics. I got everything installed and put the car back on the ground.

The drive: is it different??

Well a little bit. Itís by no means a PHENOMENAL change as Iím sure most anticipated. Claims Iíve read include reduced vibrations and stiffer chassis from these collars. Here are my observations:

It feels a bit different.

What i can BEST relate this to is akin to installing a strut bar. Itís a small change but itís not gonna knock your socks off. I drove around the neighborhood and was purposely hitting bumps and jamming through the gutters between streets. The car feels more level. A slight reduction in roll. When I cruise down the road, I found myself hitting sewer covers on purpose trying to see if I could tell a difference. It feels like my suspension does more work now. When I would hit a sewer cover, I felt less droop and bump and more...smoothness. I didnít notice a reduction in vibrations or anything. Then again Iím already on Ohlins and have poly motor mounts. Thereís no getting rid of every vibration :P

Is it worth it?

That is all gonna be in the eye of the beholder. Is it worth $500 from RHDJapan? No way. Theyíre a nice change, but I can pick plenty of things I would rather spend $500 on. Worth $200 or $250? You know, I could live with that. If I was in a position where I had already done everything else and I wanted just that little bit more, these could be worth it. It would be interesting to see a long term effect these could have on retaining a good alignment even after several track days. For a perfectionist or someone with money laying around, these are worth a shot. My alignment for my steering wheel is slightly shifted now. So Iíll need an alignment in addition to all this, but Iím preparing to swap a bunch of bushings to Mazdacomp in a week or so. So Iíll align it after.

Good product Matt Gold.

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Thanks SO much MrMatt!

I can't express enough how much I appreciate the install shots and feedback.

I'll be interested to know how everything feels post-alignment and on the track.


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