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Old 21st June 2019, 03:49 PM
Numplumb Numplumb is offline
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My rear upper wishbones are a lot shorter than the lower ones.
MX5 rear upper wishbones are a lot shorter than the lower ones.
As far as I know unequal length wishbones are the preferred arrangement.
IMO making longer adjusters or moving the anchor points won't alter the geometry enough to be a problem, there isn't very much movement in the rear suspension anyway, and if you set it at 1% negative at the ride height it probably will only go to 0% when cornering.

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Old 22nd June 2019, 07:40 AM
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Hi Mick, is your chassis the Saturn one using the original diff case?
Mine is the talon chassis using my version of Philís diff case (as heís no longer making them)
My wishbones are also talon ones but Iíve not really seen many other people using them (front upper ones are curved not triangular and front lowers have an upward bend in them)
On the rears the upper adjusters have to be wound out almost all the way to get -1 degree of negative camber (45mm of thread showing)
So my plan is to re-make the adjusters with an extra 40mm of thread just for piece of mind, unless of course you can see any reason why that would be a bad idea
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Old 22nd June 2019, 10:02 AM
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Yes my chassis is to Saturn spec.
My front lower wishbones also have a bend in them, Talon made them that way because there was a problem with track rod ends touching the inside of the rim.
My upper front ones are triangular and only have adjustments on the upper ball joints.
My rear lower wishbones have adjusters, but the upper ones don't.
If your upper rears are very short compared to the lower ones like mine are there is only about 50mm of up and down movement, so I can't see it making much difference if you make longer adjusters because the wishbones are going to be where they are now but without only a small bit of thread left in the wishbones.
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Old 22nd June 2019, 10:06 AM
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Hi I never put any photos of my build three on here but if you look at Stot's build thread you will see lots of pictures of his wishbones etc.
His where made by Talon and are the same as mine.
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Old 22nd June 2019, 10:26 AM
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Thanks Mick, I read Stots build last week (great build) my upper rear wishbones are about 40-50mm shorter than my lowers so if I extend the adjusters by 40mm it should in theory make them of equal length.
Iíll try them out without shocks in and cycle through the travel to see how it affects camber.
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Old 22nd June 2019, 10:59 AM
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Hi yours must be completely different from mine.
I can't see how your upper wishbones will move from where they are now, by making the adjusters longer it seems to me that if you have them set at the moment with 1% neg but not enough thread left in the wishbones by making them longer will leave them as they are but with more thread in the wishbones.
Equal length wishbones is not a good setup shorter uppers is the best.
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