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Old 10-20-2009, 07:42 AM   #21
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MINERAL WELLS - you going to the NOV 22 event!?!? ill be there!!!
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no, unfortunately i wont, theres a local drift event here on Nov. 1st that i'll go too, as broke and desperate for tires as i am, i'll try and go to it and support the local scene here. Also, my new wheels come in this month, so i'll be even more broke trying to buy new tires for them; let alone find drift tires too.
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Old 10-20-2009, 07:56 AM   #22
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what local event? you in tx?? where else are the events???

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Old 10-20-2009, 07:57 AM   #23
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My father and I just installed the whitelines the other week. We used a Mac tools ball joint kit and installed while still on the car. The pieces in the kit worked perfect. We did have to make a sleeve like you guys did.
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Old 10-20-2009, 08:01 AM   #24
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how did you make the sleeve??? using what?

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Old 10-20-2009, 08:10 AM   #25
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what local event? you in tx?? where else are the events???

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i'm in new orleans, LA...where events are not as plentiful as Tx
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Old 10-20-2009, 08:53 AM   #26
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I want one..


Awesome job holmes..
Ill make ya one...

lol

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Old 10-28-2009, 02:52 PM   #27
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Good work jason! I like that " poke head under your car and look for this: " style. =)
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Old 11-04-2009, 11:29 PM   #28
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nice right up,, I'm going to check mine out this weekend.. Oh by the way I'll see you at Mineral wells on Nov 22
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Old 11-09-2009, 01:58 PM   #29
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Will the 29mm socket work with the SPL bushing kit?
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Old 11-09-2009, 04:48 PM   #30
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Will the 29mm socket work with the SPL bushing kit?
It looks like the spl inner translink bushings shown all the way to the right in this pic wont work - the 29mm socket is most likely not deep enough to catch the edge of the bushing to press it in.........plus depends on how thick the walls are on the 29mm socket:

you can try, but may end up finding out you need a Frankenstein socket..



However, it looks like you CAN use the 29mm socket on the outer (suspension) bushings since the bushings dont protrude out no where near as much as the inner does.

-J
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Old 11-09-2009, 05:19 PM   #31
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i wish you lived closer, you can just do it for me
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Old 11-09-2009, 05:46 PM   #32
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i wish you lived closer, you can just do it for me
lol...

you should be able to find any local mom and pop shop to do this for you...

if you really need and can afford the down time on your Z...mail the translinks to me..

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lol.

that actually doesn't sound like a bad idea. thanks man.
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Remember, like i mention in Post 19....i dont mind mailing you the Frankenstien socket.....
but ya gotta mail it back - actually Ktran has it right now........he can mail it straight to you then you back to me or unless someone else chimes in and needs it.........etc..


from there all you need is to get a 29mm socket and find a local shop with a press to do it for you? depending on the shop, they may have a 29mm socket already and you may not even need to get one.....

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im still following this thread...

let me know if any of you need the "Frankenstien socket". I'll mail it to you and then you can mail it back to jayson...

make sure you guys order the bushings, because one of my friends has been trying to find the whiteline ones for a few weeks now....apparently they're sold out everywhere. thats why i'm still holding onto the socket...

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Yeah, I have been noticing that as well..........they are not in stock at most places...

Z1 didn't have them???

Try contacting these sellers and ensure you get the right ones:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/White...d=190342921767

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Nissa...d=360192794328


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we have a limited # arriving back in soon, but have some backorders to fill before we can take new orders
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It looks like the spl inner translink bushings shown all the way to the right in this pic wont work - the 29mm socket is most likely not deep enough to catch the edge of the bushing to press it in.........plus depends on how thick the walls are on the 29mm socket:

you can try, but may end up finding out you need a Frankenstein socket..

However, it looks like you CAN use the 29mm socket on the outer (suspension) bushings since the bushings dont protrude out no where near as much as the inner does.

-J
Thanks for the quick reply I will check if the adapter (the pretruding part) can be removed.

Where in San Antonio are you located? I worked on Lackland for 5 years. It's depressing how bad Mexican food and BBQ are in CA compared to TX
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It looks like the spl inner translink bushings shown all the way to the right in this pic wont work - the 29mm socket is most likely not deep enough to catch the edge of the bushing to press it in.........plus depends on how thick the walls are on the 29mm socket:
The protruding cone shaped adapters are removable, so an appropriately sized socket, or even a flat plate, can be used to press the bushing in.
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The protruding cone shaped adapters are removable, so an appropriately sized socket, or even a flat plate, can be used to press the bushing in.
SWEET!!!! then you DONT need a Frankenstein socket to install SPL bushings in the translink then....


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