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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! :)




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




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




The difference in the fix is obvious!




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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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


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