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Old January 12th, 2009, 12:16 AM   #1
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We are finally getting all sorted out on our end here, with getting our business up and running. Needless to say, we are ready to start making some new stuff!!!

We have a few new ideas we are working on now, but I will save those for later .

So, this leads us to the question... What would you guys like to see for the Ford Probe
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Old January 12th, 2009, 12:30 AM   #2
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LCA Bushings for 2g's? shifter bushings.
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Old January 12th, 2009, 09:13 AM   #3
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A chassis bushing kit would be most welcome by all of us,I'm sure. The guys at energy suspensions (in cali) told me to bring it out,& they'd see if they could put something together,but I'm in Ohio. Still workin on gettin my ride in condition for long distance drives to start with. But this is something we def need. Along with replacement wiring harnesses. Wires wear out after 10-20 years of use,simply from how electricity moves through them. Anyway,the bushing kit should be more doable for now...
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Old January 12th, 2009, 09:54 AM   #4
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+1 for the chassis bushing kit!
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Old January 12th, 2009, 10:24 AM   #5
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2.5 V6 pulley kit (power steering, water pump, alternator).

Definitely a suspension kit, which is applicable to all 93-97 probes - a rear kit at the least, since for now we have the SuperPro option for the front. If you can do a full car kit, you can increase your income on that.


Edit - add some front camber plates (pillow ball mount) that can work with stock or Tokico struts, and possibly steering rack bushings.
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+1 on the camber plates,& poly steering rack bushings. Good thoughts as well.
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Old January 12th, 2009, 08:11 PM   #7
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LCA Bushings for 2g's? shifter bushings.

Is there a short shifter option for the 2g's?

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+1 for the chassis bushing kit!
This might be a stupid question

How many total bushings are there on this car?

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2.5 V6 pulley kit (power steering, water pump, alternator).

Definitely a suspension kit, which is applicable to all 93-97 probes - a rear kit at the least, since for now we have the SuperPro option for the front. If you can do a full car kit, you can increase your income on that.


Edit - add some front camber plates (pillow ball mount) that can work with stock or Tokico struts, and possibly steering rack bushings.

I can look into a pulley kit

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Old January 12th, 2009, 08:20 PM   #8
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RWD bolt in swap.
or a FWD w/ LSD that bolts in that won't explode.
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Old January 13th, 2009, 03:53 AM   #9
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There are a few short shifter selections for the 2gs. RR-Racing, pacesetter, civic sts, PA. There are a bunch.
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I'll have to go over it & get back to you on the #,location of any other bushings in the car. But there are F & R control arms to start with. The rear control arms mount in the center with camber adjuster bolt assemblies that would be great to find a good replacement for. There's another bushing where it mounts to the knuckle. Steering rack bushings,F/R sway bar bushings,R torsion bars have 2 bushings each...
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Old January 13th, 2009, 11:39 AM   #11
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2.5 V6 pulley kit (power steering, water pump, alternator).

Definitely a suspension kit, which is applicable to all 93-97 probes - a rear kit at the least, since for now we have the SuperPro option for the front. If you can do a full car kit, you can increase your income on that.


Edit - add some front camber plates (pillow ball mount) that can work with stock or Tokico struts, and possibly steering rack bushings.

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Old January 13th, 2009, 01:33 PM   #12
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resonated test pipes for 2G (bolt on for 97's too would be really cool.)

I don't think JJ makes em anymore.
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Old January 13th, 2009, 03:27 PM   #13
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pulley kit for sure!! b pillar bar, good quality front strut bar,tubular rear control arms
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Old January 14th, 2009, 07:00 AM   #15
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And a Lightweight Stock Crank Pulley

yea, we're working on that now.
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Old January 14th, 2009, 08:11 AM   #17
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Lightened stock crank pulley would be very good option. I don't like my UDP since it's smaller than stock, but like that it brought couple more horses. I think lighter (like 2-3pounds) from stock pulley would be great, compared to stock if they would cost nearly the same

EDIT: I visited your sites and found out you already have a lighter pulley kit for 2.0! Please put 2.5 kit in production and you wont have trouble finding buyers
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strut bar came to mind today, one like probesports

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Old January 14th, 2009, 11:32 AM   #19
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werd. definitely a market for this, anyone running a KLZE or KLZE intake manifold and some DE manifolds with spacers cannot fit any other type of strut bar including the eBay ones. should be extremely simple to make if you look at ken's, you need some 3/4" thick wall tubing, a cutter, and a welder. I'm sure people would jump hardcore over a $75 bare one and then +$$$ for powdercoating options.
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werd. definitely a market for this, anyone running a KLZE or KLZE intake manifold and some DE manifolds with spacers cannot fit any other type of strut bar including the eBay ones. should be extremely simple to make if you look at ken's, you need some 3/4" thick wall tubing, a cutter, and a welder. I'm sure people would jump hardcore over a $75 bare one and then +$$$ for powdercoating options.

HHMMM, could i get some measurements?
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You've gotta contact Ken at PRD, he's got the only one in existence. Being a vendor, I don't know what he's going to want to give it up.

That being said, you could pretty simply make one just by looking at what he did and mocking it up on any 93-97 Probe.
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RWD bolt in swap, phsycally impossible on the probe

i made two or three of those strut bars like probesport's the problem with them is that all cars are a bit different in terms of chassis flex, the bars fit on my car, but none of them would fit on two other local probes here. so thats the main problem with the solid styles of strut bars
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Impossible is nothing. Impractical? Extremely difficult?

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i made two or three of those strut bars like probesport's the problem with them is that all cars are a bit different in terms of chassis flex, the bars fit on my car, but none of them would fit on two other local probes here. so thats the main problem with the solid styles of strut bars
You should have to struggle to put on a good FSTB...that's when you know it's keeping inward pressure on the strut towers to counteract the constant outward pull on the car. Easily bolting on the threaded style then tightening them is pretty useless.
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