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Old 07-07-11, 07:41 PM   #1
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Default AWD Wobble/Vibration Solution - Testers Needed

One of our forum members has prototyped a spacer which reduces the AWD wobble and vibration many have noticed. The shop he's working with plans on selling it as a forum vendor in the future (or selling via an existing CL vendor). The moderator team is staying plugged into this effort until they've signed up, but supporting the product development that sounds like it's much needed.

We're currently looking for (2) members who would be willing to help further the R&D of the AWD wobble/vibration issue. The current design seems to work but with the wobbles/vibrations being subjective from person to person, we would like feedback from a couple other members before moving forward. From what has been observed with the prototype, the wobbles/vibrations have drastically decreased.

Ideally we would like (1) 3GS AWD member and (1) 2IS AWD member to test the spacers. Since this is still in the R&D stage, you will have to pay for the spacers to be made ($70 shipped) and either install them yourself or have a shop do it. If you are local to Philadelphia, the member working on these can help with the install or can easily explain how the install will go (very simple and should take about 10-15 minutes per side). He has been running these spacers for approx. 200 miles now with no issues.

Please keep in mind that you must have the spacers centered on the axle prior to re-installing everything or else you run the risk of damaging the wheel speed sensors which are costly ($180 per side).

If you are interested, please post in this thread!
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Old 07-08-11, 11:19 AM   #2
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Im in...Have a 07GS350awd w/ 24000 miles, and have done all the work on my car myself, stock shocks w/ H-tein springs...Always had the woubble since lowering.
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Old 07-08-11, 04:53 PM   #3
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2008 GS350 AWD lowered on BC Racing coilovers. Vehicle has 40,000 kms and has very minor vibrations lowered about 4" in front and back. Will pay for shipping to Toronto. Would be interested as the weather here definitely affects the vibration severity between warm and cold. Thank for your consideration.
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Old 07-09-11, 11:20 PM   #4
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im not local.
would this be easy for you if you ship them to Oman,middle east??
i will pay for the shipping..
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Old 07-11-11, 09:06 AM   #5
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hey sorry guys, i dont get on over the weekends and ive been pretty busy at work this morning. Ideally derfp would be best for the 3GS guys since hes pretty close to my house.
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if you need another tester for 3gs, shipping to md should not be so bad. planning on doing my cv boots when either testing, or these become production. keep us posted please.
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IXI187IXI....pm me when u wana meet and work this out...
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Old 07-24-11, 09:16 AM   #8
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So is the vibration and wobbling down to a negligible/unnoticeable level?
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i havent done anything else with this yet. unfortunately i am in the process of selling the car so thats why i havent really been on lately. i will get everyone posted though as far as these spacers.
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hey sorry i havent responded in a while guys. im actually in the process of selling my car so sometime this week i'll just post specs of the spacers for everyone. you can have them machined at a local shop (should cost more than $70, at least thats what ive paid for a few sets) and if you need any additional info on installing them, feel free to post or pm me.
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heres the information for the spacers (ive attached a picture of them)

56mm OD (outer diameter)
46mm ID (inner diameter)
9mm thick MAX
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Old 08-08-11, 12:56 PM   #12
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What's the point of R&D if you are not willing to put in the investment? Asking your customers to pay for test samples is strange.

My apologies if this sounds rude in any way, but this is a product under development which will later on be "sold". Not given away. So your R&D requires investment which can be paid off once successfully launched and distributed.

Strange concept IMO
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What's the point of R&D if you are not willing to put in the investment? Asking your customers to pay for test samples is strange.

My apologies if this sounds rude in any way, but this is a product under development which will later on be "sold". Not given away. So your R&D requires investment which can be paid off once successfully launched and distributed.

Strange concept IMO
thanks but ive already sunk in over to 1k to this project. ive already proven that what ive posted helped eliminate the majority of vibrations. i was just looking for a couple other people to test them. also if you read, im no longer looking for people as ive given out all the information you need to do it yourself rather than wait and go through a vendor. your welcome though
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Okay I understand now, apologies for any misconstrued comments.

And thank you for your efforts.
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hey I live in south jersey if you still need a car...
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lowered with megan ez street coil overs
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