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Old 01-01-2011, 11:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Does anyone have any experience with the Jim Meyer bolt-in MII front suspension? It appears to have just been introduced earlier this year.
Looks the same as Rod & Custom, Heidts or TCI but no welding or shock tower removal required.
Would be OK with late 80's 302/T5 swap and just shaving towers.
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Old 01-02-2011, 01:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm guessing you missed this thread- Bolt in IFS
But no, I don't think anybody here has actually bought one. It's not really clear that they even have any actually ready to sell.
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Thanks, I did read that thread. Lots of comments but nobody who had any actual experience.
I am interested because of the lack of cutting and no welding. Not that I will go back stock but installation looks easier since I'm not a welder.
My only concern is, as the thread stated, the front supports from the crossmember look a bit flimsy and the crossmember is held on with just two bolts.
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I have not seen this before... Certainly thinking outside of the box. At first I too thought the "single bolt" holding the cross member was a week point. After studying & thinking about it it in reality would be safer than the stock suspension as each lower control arm is held by a single bolt. At least with this "if" that bolt failed on one side at least the cross member is connected to the other side & braced by the strut rods mounting points preventing the wheel from just folding under.

I think an open tracker roller suspension would be much cheaper & perform just as well as this.
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Old 01-02-2011, 09:09 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Eyeballing it, I see:

a) Very narrow inner pivot spacing.

b) Lots of exposed rod ends and spherical bearings.

The former is bad as a general rule of suspension design, and the latter is IMO a bad idea in a street suspension both for NVH and durability reasons.

That lower crossmember attachment appears to hang the entire steering and suspension loading off the two wimpy tack-welded LCA pivots, you lose the stock lower crossmember and nothing replaces it (much less tying the LCA pivots to the subframe rails like the Cobra Automotive/Boss 302 mod crossmember.)

I don't much like that at ALL.

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