Shopping for the XR4Ti for Christmas

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Shopping for the XR4Ti for Christmas

Post by zxr250cc » Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:35 am

Hi all,

I have been gradually hoarding parts and now need the install parts for the front struts and rear poly diff mount. Upper bearings, poly insert, what else? I am ready to do this now, not later...

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Re: Shopping for the XR4Ti for Christmas

Post by my8950 » Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:49 pm

Penetrating oil, vacuum cleaner to pickup all the rust and crap that flakes off in your eyes.

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Re: Shopping for the XR4Ti for Christmas

Post by zxr250cc » Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:23 pm

Hi all,

I was wanting a vendor to show links to the the strut bearings.I have found the location of the poly bushing for the strut and the diff mount, Also is any other part needed to install struts? Thanks for the advice about the oil and rust...

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Re: Shopping for the XR4Ti for Christmas

Post by zxr250cc » Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:17 am

Hi all,

I found the strut bearings at Merk Midwest. Anything more needed?

Cheers
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Re: Shopping for the XR4Ti for Christmas

Post by John Brennan » Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:35 pm

Hard to say, we haven't seen your car. Powerflex bushings? Rack bushings? Steering shaft bearing? Rag joint? Could be any or all...
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Re: Shopping for the XR4Ti for Christmas

Post by zxr250cc » Sun Dec 23, 2018 3:01 pm

I think I need blinker fluid as well... :wink:

Sorry, standard mechanics joke when wanting to confuse folks.

I think I am now good to go at the moment. I am really looking forward to feeling the difference when these are all installed in the car.


Oh, I forgot, MERRY CHRISTMAS to all! :D I have enjoyed being in here this year and have appreciated all help offered!

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Re: Shopping for the XR4Ti for Christmas

Post by timxr8 » Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:53 pm

How are your beam mount bushings? If they are OE, or even brand new rubber, your poly diff mount will fail in short order, so it will take the majority of the force. Those need to be replaced with good poly, or even solid bushings.
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Re: Shopping for the XR4Ti for Christmas

Post by Esteban » Tue Dec 25, 2018 7:44 am

Ive got a set of new solid beam bushings. PM me if you're interested.

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Re: Shopping for the XR4Ti for Christmas

Post by zxr250cc » Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:54 am

Hi all,

Thanks for the reply. Are the solid bushings alloy of some sort? Not poly I would guess. Do they use the original bolt or need the longer ones offered by mc2?

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Re: Shopping for the XR4Ti for Christmas

Post by Esteban » Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:10 am

They are alloy and since there's no poly to squish to get the bolts threaded, you can use the stock ones instead of the allen cap screw bolts that MC2 sells.

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