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Blakeo

Rose-Joint arms vs. Bushed arms

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Hi guys, I really like GKTECH as a company bought heaps of quality stuff from them. But unfortunately they only sell rose-jointed arms, I understand in a race car you 100% don't want the flex from a bush. However my R33 really only sees street driving, with the rare venture to the track. 

I would like to buy a complete rear suspension arm kit which is adjustable (my car is lowered) but which has bushes. 

Now, am I right in saying that rose-joints and solid bushes etc in the rear end promote cracking/abnormal wear of the chassis due to it being fatigued? 

Should I just go ahead and purchase the gktech arm kit and will it still drive nicely on the street without too much harshness? 

Cheers.

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Hardrace do a rubber bushed adjustable arm kit.
I have ran the rose jointed arms for years and didn't really notice the noise difference until I went in my mates car that has rubber bushes, much smoother and quieter (more enjoyable daily) .
If just a street car that goes to the track once a year the rubber bushed would be the go .

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There is really no point buying new arms if you want to use bushes instead of rose joints, that's why there are very few available.

You just put adjustable bushes into you factory arms (both ends if necessary) and you will have plenty of adjustment unless you are running poor geometry anyway (eg, way too low). Whiteline and other brands make adjustable bushes to suit.

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driftworks sell the fully adjustable kits with the choice of rose joints or polybushed ends.

https://www.driftworks.com/driftworks-r33-suspension-kit-black.html

dont know if it works out cheaper ordering direct from them or through an australian supplier though

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