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post #21 of 31 (permalink) Old 20-10-2016, 22:02 Thread Starter
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I'm ignorant, how should this thing help with the ball joint?

It substitute it?
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Yeah the arm has a rose joint on it instead of a ball joint. So replace the ball joint taper in the bottom of the hub with the taper bolt.

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I've asked for a quote for complete front/rear suspensions in titanium.

Let's see what come out of it.
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I galv'd my front subframe.


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I've asked for a quote for complete front/rear suspensions in titanium.

Let's see what come out of it.
Expect to see a big expense.
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How much for your galvanization?
You removed the subframes?


The potential interest in custom titanium parts is not only about rust (or weight) but also in eliminating those ball joints.

Ideally, in the future, I would have the all sub frames in titanium, with the Hydragas replacement from Australia MG Club.
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I would wonder whether it would be possible to make one in carbon fibre?
I have no idea how these would be built, but it makes sense as its super strong and lightweight.
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Not sure the carbon fibre can yet be used for subframes.

There are a couple of articles describing some experimentation regarding this, but if it progressed to road usage, I don't know.
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Titanium and carbon fibre composites are already being used in structural components on cars, but there is a reason these cars sell for 1,000,000ish
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Not sure if it is worth to have such expensive material, like carbon fibre, for a nice, road, car

I'll be happy with titanium, in case.
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Not sure the carbon fibre can yet be used for subframes.
Why not?
They use it for all sorts of structural items, most of the suspension in an F1 car is CF, the Lexus LFA tub is made from CF.
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