Choose your rose joints wisely

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Re: Choose your rose joints wisely

Postby Furyblade_Lee » Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:22 am

My mate was the British National Hot Rod champ in 07. In 98 he built a stunning car, a Clio spaceframe car by AutoCross, cost him about £20k. Concourse job virtually, looked stunning. First time out testing at Wimbledon or Arena Essex about 10 laps in a rise joint let go, put him into the wall at about 80mph. By wall I mean steel wall to an instant stop. Virtually destroyed the car, the front half anyway. He rang AutoCross, they said "oh, yeah, thecrosr joints you get in the kit can do that, we do sell updated ones but they are much more expensive...." my mate was livid. Since then he always buys top quality ones, if you choose rose joints you need to be prepared to pay for decent ones.

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Re: Choose your rose joints wisely

Postby Ben_Copeland » Wed Oct 27, 2010 11:06 am

Squeaking is generally a bad sign of dry joints and probably soon followed by a bang!
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Re: Choose your rose joints wisely

Postby Ben_Copeland » Wed Oct 27, 2010 11:11 am

Contaminated wrote:These are the ones I'm going for. Look at the radial static load specification near the bottom. That's higher than joints I've seen this week (by well know kit car manufacturers) at £50 each!

http://www.mcgillmotorsports.co.uk/inde ... ductId=603


Ah that's the place I got my rosejoints. Well infact now they are on neils car! And those exact ones I believe.
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Re: Choose your rose joints wisely

Postby Nogoingback » Wed Oct 27, 2010 7:15 pm

Should be OK then.

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Re: Choose your rose joints wisely

Postby Nash » Wed Oct 27, 2010 11:27 pm

I refer to my previous statement. SQUEEKING :shock:

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Re: Choose your rose joints wisely

Postby Contaminated » Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:53 am

Nash wrote:I refer to my previous statement. SQUEEKING :shock:

Would you buy a used car from this man? ;)


I don't see why a rose joint would sqeak unless it's starting to clog up. One of mine appears to be rusted to the bolt that runs through it - which is a bit worrying because it suggests that the bolt turns in the bracket as the suspension moves rather the joint turning round the bolt :shock: New ones should turn up today.
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Re: Choose your rose joints wisely

Postby Nogoingback » Thu Oct 28, 2010 12:49 pm

Sound as though you need to go round with the oil can more often if it is seized :o .

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Re: Choose your rose joints wisely

Postby Ben_Copeland » Thu Oct 28, 2010 7:10 pm

Nash wrote:I refer to my previous statement. SQUEEKING :shock:

Would you buy a used car from this man? ;)



So its the rosejoint thats squeeking??? or is it rubbing against something? washers, spacers. Those joints werent bloody cheap either :evil: :roll: :cry:
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Re: Choose your rose joints wisely

Postby Nash » Thu Oct 28, 2010 11:11 pm

No its actually the polybushes on the bottom wishbones but lets not let fact get in the way of a good story.

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Re: Choose your rose joints wisely

Postby Ben_Copeland » Fri Oct 29, 2010 5:21 am

Ah well shut up then stop talking crap. Just be glad I bought good rosejoints!
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