Onasled Racing Rear Control Arms

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  1. Onasled Racing

    Onasled Racing New Member

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    #1 Onasled Racing, Sep 1, 2010
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    Hey all,
    My new rear control arms are about ready to market. I hope to have photos by a week from today and will post.
    These control arms are for the serious tracker and or racer. These are Spherical Rod End (hiems) style arms. I know there have been many posts about the noise some complain about, but the reason for this noise has never been addressed as far as I know. My kit addresses this issue by including custom bolts to replace the factory control arm bolts. These factory bolts are not at all satisfactory for Spherical Rod Ends.
    Kit includes four swedged aluminum control arm, spherical rod ends, jam nuts, spacer bushings, eight custom bolts and four new Nylon Lock nuts. Four of the eight bolts are drilled for safety wire.
    These are the lightest control arms out there at under 16oz each (not including bolts and spacers).

    So here is the deal. I only sell these as a set of four, but I will do so with all the above for only $400 .

    Drop me an email if interested and I will be happy to work with you. [email protected]
    Greg V
     
  2. jiminni

    jiminni Well-Known Member

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    Sound great, E-mail sent.
     
  3. Tüls

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    Sweeeeeet
     
  4. Rally

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    Aww has to be a set of four? I need my uppers to have custom rods...hmmm.

    What's the thread on your heim joints?
     
  5. Onasled Racing

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    As far as custom uppers Rally, I can help you out there I am sure. Let me know what you need and I will see if I can do it for ya.

    Hiems are 5/8- 18, L and R
     
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    By the way, I say sold only as a set of Four because mixing and matching these things is not the greatest idea. It's also the best way for me to save you all some money.
     
  7. mini_racer

    mini_racer Well-Known Member

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    What do you mean mixing and matching? Not possible to install a set of yours only on lower? What?
     
  8. Onasled Racing

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    Understand, I am not just out to sell mini owners parts just to make a buck. I am very particular in what I put on or do with your cars. Yes, mixing hiem lowers with factory rubber uppers is not something I will do. Just me and the way I do things. I would rather loose a sale any day then to do what I don't believe should be done. :smile5:

    Greg V
     
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    mini_racer Well-Known Member

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    Please educate me, I guess I just am not understanding some of the particulars of your view. Why is that not advised?
     
  10. Onasled Racing

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    Hmmm... guess it's a good question. Is there a reason that when building a race car that the builder designer would use solid rod ends on the lower arms and rubber on the upper?

    I am doing my best to make it clear that I am very race oriented. I am not here to put miscellaneous suspension parts on any road mini in order to just sell parts. It's just the way I do things and to try and defend such a thinking process is truly not something I want to do here.

    As far as rubber uppers and solid lowers, which do you think is going to take all the abuse? Do you believe that they will share equally? Why would one want solid lowers and rubber uppers as a performance advantage? Would you advise others to only add a solid transmission mount and leave the engine mount factory?

    But, PLEASE, please understand, I am not here to try and convert anyone to how I think. I am NOT here saying that any other vendor is doing it wrong. They are offering to most Mini owners what are in demand and most are very happy with what they end up with. Onasled Racing just now tries take this to the next step for those that are more interested in racing. It's the same reason I have taken the time to add custom bolts , predrilled for safety wire no less, to add just that much more safety, performance, and dependability. I understand that of everyone who wants parts like control arms, that maybe 2% may see the advantage of pursuing mine.



    Greg V
     
  11. mini_racer

    mini_racer Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Greg, much appreciated and thanks for the info. Also note that I was not trying to incite a riot with my questions just seeking to understand.

    BTW, those control arms look pretty damn robust.
     
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    Really looking forward to some photos of your product.
     
  14. andyroo

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    Kudos for the honesty. And these would be the arms I would get if my Mini was track only.

    Thumbs up!

    - Andrew
     

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