Jump to content

Questions about the rules: suspension bushings


garyk

Recommended Posts

Section 8.36.7 says suspension bushing material is unrestricted. Does this allow monoballs to be used? Also, what is included under the suspension bushing category? Torque arm front mount on f-bodies? Sway bar endlinks?

 

If you were to use the alternate Tremec transmission, what is allowed for the front torque arm mount? I'm not sure that there is a way to use the stock bracketry since it normally attaches to the end of the trans. Is a custom fabbed mount allowed here?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Mono balls..yes

T-arm ..yes

End links ..yes

 

Tremec in a f body..why, and no since you can't fabricate a T/A mount.

If you find a 3550 with a stock T/A mount then you can use it.

Keep the T-5, T-45, or T-56, as the rule allows a 3550 but that's because they came in the bondurant cars as standard equipment with no torque arm.

Basically a near bolt in for the pre 1996 Mustangs

Personally I like the the T-5 better anyway,as I never had a problem with mine for over 8 years.

Keep it simple.

Tony

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Well I'm putting a car together using parts I have on hand as much as possible, since I'm limited on time and money. In fact, the car I have came with the Tremec trans in it. So I don't have a t-5, t-45, or t-56 to consider keeping. The car has a stock torque arm with a custom mount that puts the pivot point in the same place as the stock setup. Why not use it if its already there?

 

The rule states that a Tremec 3550 transmission may be installed in any vehicle. If it is allowed in any vehicle, and the bushing material is unrestricted, it seems that it would be legal to use a fabbed mount that enables the 3550 to be used. Since the torque arm is stock, there are no geometry changes involved.

 

If its illegal to run this trans, I must be missing something somewhere.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Gary,

You say it has a stock T/Arm,but then say it has a custom mount, which no longer makes it a stock T/Arm.

Not trying to be hard on this,but we want to maintain stock pieces that bolt right in.

Give me a few days on this one,and email me at: [email protected]

thanks,

Tony

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thanks Tony. I understand the concept and intent to use all stock, bolt-on parts. Even if I don't use this trans, the wording in the rules may need some clarification. I guess this is an unforeseen side effect of making an allowance for a particular car model/situation.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Members

Just a slight clarification here...sway bar end link bushings are open, sway bar end links themselves are not. In other words, you cant replace the threaded rod, washers, and bushing combo for a pair of heim joints. You can, however, change the rubber bushings out with poly.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...