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This might be cheating.....

So I hope nobody minds.

How thick are typical bumpsteer spacers for underneath the rack? I have a bag of ally spacers here from old projects and was wondering if any of them are close.

Thank you for your time.

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Old 10-11-2005, 03:54 PM
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mine are 1/4"
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Dude, they're like 15.00 bucks from Pelican!
Just kidding.

I thought about doing the same thing but ordered mine instead.
Be sure you get it aligned when done. My toe was out about 1/4 inch.
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Old 10-11-2005, 05:28 PM
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Oh Haha, I totally agree with you. I would order them in a heartbeat from Pelican. The problem is that my car goes in for alignment on Tuesday of next week and I leave for Fontana, Ca. on Thursday thru Monaday. So I really only have tommorrow to do it and I really don't want to overnight the new ones.

I took too much off of my new Neatrix bushings last week and had John fro pelican overnight me another box. Total: $91...... Wife was not impressed.

So are they about .250"?
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Not sure of the thickness, but keep in mind they also ship with longer bolts......
http://www.pelicanparts.com/cgi-bin/ksearch/PEL_search.cgi?command=show_part_page&please_wait=N&make=POR&model=911E&section=susprf&page=17&bookmark=&part_number=PEL-BSK2A
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Weaver, here's a few pics that may help. This red rack spacer is from PP...Weltmeister I think.







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Bob/1974carrera's pics are a perfect example of how this board rocks. Way to go!
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Thanks Bob! Thats great!

I hope I didn't pi$$ off anyone at PP. I'm under a real time crunch here, gotta do what you can. I'm sure the rotor and caliper rebuild order PP is about to recieve from me will more than make up for it!

I took too much material off of my new Neatrix bushings last week and John from PP sent me a new box overnight. Price: $91....My wife was not impressed!

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Well, if knowone is going to ask I will. Bob, what kind of tool is that and where did you get it?
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Its a digital Micrometer. Check out Harbor Freight - they have them for $30 or so. Also Penn Tool, but they are a bit more but better quality. Both are on line - maybe Pelican has them as well?
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Jessett, it is a digital caliper. You can get calipers with a dial and with a vernier scale too. Lubemaster is right, they come in all price ranges. The digital ones are really quick and convenient to use.
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Simple: 1-1/4 bar stock, drill a 7/16 hole, part off at 3/8 inch.

Anodize to taste.

You do have a lathe, right?
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Weaver,

If your going to buy a caliper don't go cheap. I repair, calibrate and certify inspection tools and can tell you that those that are made in China are junk. Get a good one like a Mititoyo, Starrett or Craftsman and it will last you the rest of your life (if you take care of it) and you can get parts if needed. Sorry for hijacking your thread.

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No Dave, you are not hijacking a thread. You bring up a great point. I work in a pretty tough enviroment, and I have purchased two Mititoyo digi calipers at about $130 each in ten years. In that same amount of time I've seen guys go through countless NSKs, Blue Point, ect. just to try and save $30-$40.

Thanks everyone for your help.

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Mitutoyo all the way! The digital micrometer's are great too (the coolant-proof models are so damn durable...)
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The bar stock comment reminds me of a co-worker who would drill pennies to use for washers. Said the washers were .02 at the store so he was saving money. Not sure what he did with all of the money he saved...
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I'll second (or third) the comments on calipers.

Sure, if you just want a rough measurement and .001" precision isn't an issue, then the Cen-Tech and other chinese brands are okay.

But calipers, micrometers, and other precision instruments should not be bought from the bottom of the barrel. Good quality tools will last longer and give more accurate results.

I stick with Mitutoyo, Brown & Sharpe, and Starrett. They are kinda the Big Three, IMO, for quality and reliability. I do have an old Craftsman or two in my box, because Craftsman used to be private labelled by Starrett. I don't know who makes them currently.

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