What Does My Solid Rear Axle Look Like?

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  1. wmfateam

    wmfateam Active Member

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    Decided to take video of my rear end before I swap to coilovers and spherical ended control arms. Currently running (REAR) stock shocks, Eibach ProKit, GT sway bar, Steeda (Addco) Adjustable sway bar, Maximum Motor Sports Heavy Duty Lower Rear Control Arms, stock upper control arms and bushings and Toyo R888. Front setup, Stock struts, Eibach ProKit, stock Cobra front sway bar with poly bushings, Steeda G-Trac Brace, Maximum Motors Camber Plates.These are two runs that I put together. First run is the first run of the day trying to get heat in the tires. Second was my fastest run of the day. [video=youtube;dAblFoLA4Ns]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAblFoLA4Ns[/video]
    [video=youtube;Zidp9LgcW58]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zidp9LgcW58&feature=youtu.be[/video]
     
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    I didn't realize how violent the rear end of the car looked when driving... Damn. LOL
     
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    Once you get something other then the stock shocks in the rear. I think you'll have a better feel. It looks pretty good though. There is always room for stiffening but all in all not bad.
     
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    Yesh. Initial turn in is always fun, then once it is just relying on the springs, it starts to rotate through the corner.

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    Awesome.. 2nd video looks like you were running like a raped ape!
     
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    How did you mount the go pro under there? With the suction cup?
     
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    I put a diff cover like that on my '04 and it immediately began to smash in my spare tire well. Have you had a look?
     
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    better feel but it's not going to stop the inherent problem of the Axle flying every which direction under g-forces. Only way to do that is either a watts link or panhard bar in conjuction with a torque arm / 3-link / 5-link
     
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    Very true.
     
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    Nice footage man! It's cool to actually see what happens in the rear end under hard driving.
     
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    I cleaned off the fuel tank and used a sticky Mount.

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    No damage marks so far, but I didn't check it after the last autocross

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    Cool video! I think I've seen a video of a drag race from under the car, but not an autocross.

    Amazing how much stuff moves under there!
     
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    Thanks for sharing the vids, I too never realized how violent it really was down there when running hard, very cool to see it in action. The rear axle view was way more interesting than the street view. Thanks again.
     
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    After watching the suspension video, it makes all normal view points look boring. Now that iRoush beat me to a front shot, I have to find some other shot.

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    I didn't film it to look cool I filmed the front to show how bad my front roll center is and how much it moves lmao
     
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    Oh I hear you. Collecting data is the main reason I have a gopro. Once everything is done with the car, it wil be a great before and after thing. I also try to watch the normal views between runs to check where I can try to pick up a tenth.

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    I'm still waiting for you to show me how you mounted that bad boy back there without it ripping off lol
     
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    Crap sorry, got caught in nerf fight with the neighborhood kids as I was going to take pictures. I'll post up tonight.

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    That was an interesting view.