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Hot!Adjustable strut tops

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Paul Dunstan
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Re: Adjustable strut tops 2019/01/17 22:05:53 (permalink)
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Thanks for the feedback. I ended up getting a set from Suspension Concepts which do not have any isolation. If not happy with them I may look at repairing my Noltecs through the contact above. Appreciate the info guys. Many thanks.
I failed to mention that when my strut tops failed the car was on axle stands which I assume overloaded the tops in a way they weren’t designed. However I feel this should not have happened as it obviously has identified a failing of the material. Worst thing is when the struts dropped out they fell outwards denting both front guards - the real thing that has pissed me off!! Need to get that repaired now too.

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Re: Adjustable strut tops 2019/01/17 22:48:04 (permalink)
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Drewdog, you are correct with the spherical joint being lightly loose. When i worked at Quickco motorsport we never used them and bought local spherical joints that were of better quality, compared to rally design ones that are easy to move about, the ones we used were very tight .
Paul, there is next to no noise or harsh ride with eccentrics tops. Nolathanes can die (perish) after a while, my mk1 escort zetec has dead Nolathanes in the rear bushes and is listing to the left lol... back to motorsport rubber for me , i only use Nolathanes on the front swaybar mount , tramp bars and leaf pads.
Sorry to hear they dented your car , that's gotta suck !
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Re: Adjustable strut tops 2019/01/19 11:12:48 (permalink)
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Paul - From an engineering perspective adjustable lower arms are not really an option.
 
When building my Capri in the '90s I was told by a suspension repair place these were not legal for road use.
Went down the path of KMAC adjustable tops instead.

accapmad - In the Land of Oz
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Re: Adjustable strut tops 2019/01/20 01:15:11 (permalink)
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Yep. That’s my opinion also. New strut tops look ok 👍

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Re: Adjustable strut tops 2019/06/11 06:23:53 (permalink)
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Paul Noltec folded up and is now suspension concepts.. Greg runs suspension concepts and i used his solid top mounts which he sells to fix the urathane problem.
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Re: Adjustable strut tops 2019/06/11 23:25:56 (permalink)
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Yep. That’s what I purchased

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