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  • For those who 'machine/cut/face' ES bushings down, take note!

    For those who 'machine/cut/face' ES bushings down, take note!

    Your E Brake Cables sit dangerously close to the driveshaft. While this may not seem immediatly important, do take great care in securing the metal 'tabs' that keep them in place. I put my drivehaft back into the s14 tonight, and noticed how close they were.

    (sorry no pics)


    So for others looking to do the same, just keep an eye out for this, and use a hammer/screwdriver to peen the metal tabs over to secure the lines from rubbing.
    'Slicks on a car show me you care - broken axles show me you're trying'
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    Real baller cars don't run an ebrake y0!!!
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    • #3
      One of my friends let his ebrake cables drag on his aluminum driveshaft. It eventually machined down and exploded the shaft. Whoops!
      She's built like a Steakhouse, but she handles like a Bistro.

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      • #4
        hahah. yea i toss it all up in and was like, that's effin close. Good ole hammer to the rescue. To bad for that damn gas tank being there or I"d use a air line clamp for them and a self tapper...lol!
        'Slicks on a car show me you care - broken axles show me you're trying'
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        • #5
          Maybe I'm missing it but why is everyone machining these bushings?
          Last edited by CoupedUp; 03-03-2010, 09:26 AM.

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          • #6
            Yeah my ebrake anchor plate actually rubbed on the driveshaft bit, used hammer + pry bar to bend it up a bit. No problems since. There's a tiny groove cut in the driveshaft, but haven't noticed any problems.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by CoupedUp View Post
              Maybe I'm missing it but why is everyone machining these bushings?
              If I understand what everyone is doing (haven't actually read anything on it)...I would suspect that getting the rear subframe closer to the chassis = lower car, but more proper suspension geometry.

              - Brian
              '96 240SX | KA-T - 320rwhp @ 12psi | ~2700lbs
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              • #8
                Yeah, that.
                Originally posted by SoSideways
                I don't care what color they are as long as they are LONG AND HARD.
                '04 G35 Sedan 6MT- The DD
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by orion View Post
                  If I understand what everyone is doing (haven't actually read anything on it)...I would suspect that getting the rear subframe closer to the chassis = lower car, but more proper suspension geometry.

                  - Brian
                  Good to see on board, KA Warrior


                  Yes, better roll center correction is the overall gain.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by CodyAce View Post
                    Good to see on board, KA Warrior


                    Yes, better roll center correction is the overall gain.
                    Ok, so essentially I'll already have this advantage by going to solid offset bushings and spacers.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by CoupedUp View Post
                      Ok, so essentially I'll already have this advantage by going to solid offset bushings and spacers.

                      Assuming they are shorter on top than the stock pieces, yes

                      how ever you will also have the downfall so check your driveshaft proximity.
                      I am SKULLWORKS

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                      • #12
                        These things worked wonders for solving this problem for me.



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                        • #13
                          I like that idea. Are those Z32 2-seater cables? i had trouble getting mine to reach the bracket on the car from the stock e-brake handle

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                          • #14
                            Never heard them called ES bushings. Are you talking about subframe bushings?

                            I wrote a letter to the SEB of SCCA to make sure on this but changing the location of the subframe is illegal for SM/SP classes. Cutting the bushings to raise the subframe is what I asked about.

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                            • #15
                              ES = Energy Suspension.

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