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Paso

GTV 3.0 V6 24V Paso

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I was tormented by Darko and Denis' comments in Autoservis Bivio that they don't like how soft the rubber is on the new Optimal track control arms (the spare part I put on because my originals were stuck and couldn't be adjusted). And then I researched the net and asked for the opinion of every mechanic I know.

 

Everyone told me the same thing - that a certain elasticity must exist, but that it is not good when it is too soft. Equally, everyone agreed that I would find it hard to see any difference in driving on the road, that such finesse can only be felt on the track. And here I agree, but as my OCD bothered me, and the Domenigni service managed to repair my old track control arms, I decided to do it all over again, return the harder OEM and then re-fix it all.

 

Well, now my heart is in peace! :)

 

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I’m joking that I go to trap optics more often than women go to the hairdresser! Fortunately, this is far cheaper! :)

 

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I did the replacement of softer (color red, Optimal) for harder (yellow, original OEM) track arms.

 

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The difference in the fix is obvious!

 

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Obviously replacement parts are never as good as OEM.

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There is no Powerflex part for tracking arms, I bought the whole set long time ago and powerflexed all I could. There is a uniball option but there is no need now, I am happy with the setup.

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https://www.strongflex.eu/en/spider-95-06/1778-011961a-rear-toe-adjuster-bush-sport-5902553527445.html

This bush is only available in 90ShA hardness (yellow) because the original rubber bush is made of a hard rubber compound.
The use of the 80ShA hardness bush (red) will reduce the driving of the car to the original rubber bush.

Hardness: 90ShA

Material: POLYURETHANE (PUR/PU)

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