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View Poll Results: Wishbone Or Stay the same?
Wishbone Setup 8 13.56%
Short Arm 24 40.68%
Neither 27 45.76%
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Old May 29th, 2008, 21:33
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Smile Wishbone???

hould i put in a wishbone setup in the front of my Daily Driver? Or SHould i stay short arm, the way i am now.
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Old May 30th, 2008, 00:06
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Re: Wishbone???

ADjustable short arms, maybe some drop brackets or why not some long arms!
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Old May 30th, 2008, 06:19
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Re: Wishbone???

No.

If you have to ask, it's probably not the right project for you.
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Old May 30th, 2008, 06:47
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Re: Wishbone???

wishbone? why the hell would you do that?????????
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Old May 30th, 2008, 07:35
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Re: Wishbone???

get an old civic and you'll have 4 wishbones up front and better mpg.
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Old May 30th, 2008, 08:52
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Re: Wishbone???

there was a recent thread showing the results of a failed wishbone setup on the hiway.
not that the idea isn't good, or the design was flawed, but it seemed like it wasn't meant for stresses normally encountered on the road at high speeds.
That being said, as its stated above, if your asking, and its your daily driver I would think NO.
I'll build bumpers, rock rails and such, but I don't mess with controls arms and steering, one should know ones limits, skill and knowledge level.
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Old May 30th, 2008, 10:11
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Re: Wishbone???

He's not building it, he's buying it.
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Old May 30th, 2008, 10:14
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Re: Wishbone???

you can buy wishbone front suspensions for an XJ?
ya learn something new everyday.
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Old May 30th, 2008, 10:16
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Re: Wishbone???

Its you DD brotha you out yo damn mind? Sorry ghettoness came out of nowhere
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Old May 30th, 2008, 13:13
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Re: Wishbone???

ok im in a good mood so instead if interweb beating the hell out of you ill type this out.... ditch any notion of the wishbone it isn't a streetable setup.... because the suspension will cycle straight up and down now as opposed to in a gradual side to side caused by the panhard you will experience bumpsteer.... ie as the suspension cycles up and down over bumps and whoops in the road it will steer itself, also as you steer with pressure on your tires (ie trail use) it will push the body up and down and lessen steering deflection... just out of curiosity where are you buying a 'bone setup from?
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Old May 30th, 2008, 15:10
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Re: Wishbone???

See, I voted to go wishbone because I wanted to see it!!! haha
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Old May 30th, 2008, 19:34
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Re: Wishbone???

honestly for a daily driver stay close to stock, because when you break some thing you want to be able to get parts asap. adjustable arms and drop brackets work pretty well and keep the geometry simple
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Old May 30th, 2008, 19:41
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Re: Wishbone???

Its called "Wishbone" Because after you put it there you wish you hadnt because it boned you by failing.

Sorry, couldnt resist.
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Old May 30th, 2008, 19:44
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Re: Wishbone???

haha NO. Don't put a wishbone on your XJ are you CRAZY??? Thats just insane.
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Old May 30th, 2008, 22:00
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Re: Wishbone???

all the tacoma and ranger guys want to do SAS for better flex and offroad ability, so why would an xj owner want to go to wishbone, unless it was for jeepspeed. if anyone has an intelligent answer to that i'd be delighted to hear it. if you're trying to improve on-road handling...think of it as upgrading a d35. you just don't do that. as previously stated, get a civic and you'll have 4 wishbones.
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