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I thought is ok idea because bolts are still there. Force just going on larger area.  On 240z body there could even be glued carefully shape part around door supporting that flimsy a-pillar. It could even be aluminium. 

Sure i would not glue differential to body.  

 

But on sway bars its not just bolt ripping thru, its rail cracking above rail and wheelwell

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Ok, I see what you're talking about. You're just mounting a spacer under the sway bar.

 

Most people affix that by just running the bolts through it and that's it.

 

However,  you shouldn't sandwich dissimilar metals together. That creates rust.

 

Look up galvanic corrosion if you're dead set on using those.

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Cut your spacer to the same oval shape of the foot plate of the brace.  Coat the spacer with a little primer and enamel.  Put it between the foot plate and the bracket holding the bushing.  Even if you run into a little galvanic corrosion it won't be your frame rail.

 

In my raised Outback, I've have 1" think aluminum spacers between the strut top and the body and between the rear suspension stabilizer brace and the body for over 10 years.  There's no paint on the spacers.  They do sit on the factory paint that comes on the body and braces (shiny black enamel).  It's my DD and my snowmobile for skiing. Granted it lives in Norther CA but So far no rust.

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this is the thing from bicycle scene, carbon rims with alloy nipples. But i dont know, those conditions are bit different than my car which sits maybe 300days a year in dry garage. 

I remember vw golf mk2 had cast iron block, alloy gearbox and engine was grounded from gearbox, no underbelly and salty finnish conditions, many cars had issues with that.

 

Damn, almost every part i add or change has been heavier than original. Didn´t weight but that 20mm front swaybar felt like its double the weight of 18mm, and rear bar heavier than front.

i believe car might tip the scale 1200kg already. Just scaled my diff, 28.9kg thats heavier than stock R180? 2 recaro seats are worth 3 stock seats

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Today i took transverse links out and made jig for it.

Now i can start design one piece transverse links. im using stock transverse member at this point. Stock material is 4mm but i think im going for 5mm, just have to make few holes to keep it light. Very rough sketch above :)

 

Stock moustache bar and transverse links weight around 6.1kg

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On 1/15/2020 at 12:51 PM, manninen said:

Damn, almost every part i add or change has been heavier than original.

 

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Some ripping on right side PU bushing too

 

280z must have different parts cause they are so much heavier? Techno toy tuning arms weight 2kg more than early 240z part?

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