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Post by Ray » Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:25 am

Very impressed doesn't describe it. Amazed. I cant wait to get that thing installed. Going to seriously help your cornering, that's for sure. I might have to accidentally put it on my car instead then fight you.
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Post by Ray » Sun Jan 23, 2011 5:47 pm

Put the mc2racing prototype compression strut ARB setup on... the blood monkey. Why not my car? I already have adj. camber/ caster and this is a better R&D setup for mc2.

I am a little jealous.
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Sway bar has 3 adjustments. Other bar has slightly thicker wall thickness = more adjustments. all joints are spherical bearings - so no play whatsoever. adjustable caster with compression strut. Adjustable camber with control arm. Amazing build quality.

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Post by pyropete125 » Sun Jan 23, 2011 7:56 pm

wow sweet!
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Post by espacef1fan » Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:24 pm

When he offers them for sale.....

I can have cash waiting...

Did he give an idea of price?

Can we get them now?
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Post by Ray » Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:37 am

Production (from what i know) will be delayed for a few months - I'd like to get a few events in with this system and give mc2racing some feedback before they go into full production.

This is obviously to ensure quality and fitment. So far, everything lined up and went right into place no issues. However, installing this with increased camber and caster resulted in a significant toe-in situation - this is to be assumed, obviously as we changed two other alignment settings.

Everything lined right up, however and the build quality is beyond exceptional. I'm also interested in one of these ;)
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Post by AddictionRacing » Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:14 am

"Significant toe-in" is an understatement. This thing is seriously pigeon-toed right now. The system is a piece of art. If it performs half as nicely as it looks I'll be highly impressed (and I have no doubt it will).

I have a couple more pictures of the installation in progress that I'll post later.

I'm very much looking forward to trying this thing out at an autocross. Hopefully the gap between this car and Ray's will be much smaller this year thanks to Anglin's creation.
-Matt #14
1986 XR4Ti many mods - 2010 FCSCC CP champ
2008 VW GTI APR Stage 2+ w/LSD - 2009 CART and FCSCC GS champ, 2011 CART DSP champ

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Post by pyropete125 » Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:21 pm

are the saw bar ends aluminum or stainless? i see that they are laser cut.

what about the actual sway bar?
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Post by anglin » Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:57 pm

espacef1fan wrote:Did he give an idea of price?

Can we get them now?
Price is the million dollar question. I built the prototype (the one Matt and Ray installed on the car) for more than what people would be willing to pay to buy it from me. However, the production version would have some of the manufacturing difficulties designed out of it and cost would come down significantly. Just to give a point of reference, it's going to cost more than 3-figures.

The prototype which Matt and Ray have is the only one I've created. I'm waiting for feedback from them on fitment questions, concerns, design suggestions for ease of installation, etc. There are several compromises built into this version, like bushing design, for example, because of the nature of prototype design. The next/production version will be slightly different in execution because I'll be able to take advantage of producing multiple units at the same time.
pyropete125 wrote:are the saw bar ends aluminum or stainless? i see that they are laser cut.

what about the actual sway bar?
Pete, the ARB arms are a steel alloy because a simple-to-produce aluminum arm won't survive with that much of an offset.

What is it that you want to know about the ARB (sway bar)?

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Post by Ray » Tue Jan 25, 2011 6:09 am

Anglin, i will give you some "recommendations" off line. I have a few for you.
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