Radius Rod Options.

Radius Rod Options.

Eric Armstrong
Eric Armstrong

July 12th, 2008, 11:30 pm #1

Just thought I would share some photos of my ongoing radius rod convesion. Sorry for the poor quality, our good camera just died. sigh....

Ok, first up is the stock radius rod for the front steering on the X. For those that don't know, the radius rod is what keeps the front tire's camber in check.

Stock, and heavy.



Version #2 - replaced the rubber mounts with a solid mount heim joint. It works very well, but really gave no weight benefit over the stock one. Two pictures, first is version 2 and stock. Second is version #2 close up (and blurry...)




The final two pictures are of Version #3. I replaced the heavy metal rod and heim joints with aluminum heim joints and an aluminum radius rod from the circle track guys. They use them for radius rods on their cars. (Note, my car is 99% race only, and a occasional trip down the street to the local restruant for dinner. I am not ready to recommend this for street use)




Some of you may have noticed I have the radius rod attach to the lower control arm below rather than on top like stock. The reason is the car is lowered so much that if I put it in the stock position, the radius rod hits the body of the car.

Finally, a picture of the engine!



Thanks.

Eric
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Joined: December 1st, 2007, 10:55 pm

July 13th, 2008, 1:09 am #2

what about an aluminum rod with stock bushing set up. we could use firmer bushings. why wouldnt u recommend it for the street other then the heim joint which would be harsh.


reyy
longtime fiat freak
74 x1/9
san dimas, ca
USA
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Joined: May 21st, 2002, 4:25 am

July 13th, 2008, 3:04 am #3

Just thought I would share some photos of my ongoing radius rod convesion. Sorry for the poor quality, our good camera just died. sigh....

Ok, first up is the stock radius rod for the front steering on the X. For those that don't know, the radius rod is what keeps the front tire's camber in check.

Stock, and heavy.



Version #2 - replaced the rubber mounts with a solid mount heim joint. It works very well, but really gave no weight benefit over the stock one. Two pictures, first is version 2 and stock. Second is version #2 close up (and blurry...)




The final two pictures are of Version #3. I replaced the heavy metal rod and heim joints with aluminum heim joints and an aluminum radius rod from the circle track guys. They use them for radius rods on their cars. (Note, my car is 99% race only, and a occasional trip down the street to the local restruant for dinner. I am not ready to recommend this for street use)




Some of you may have noticed I have the radius rod attach to the lower control arm below rather than on top like stock. The reason is the car is lowered so much that if I put it in the stock position, the radius rod hits the body of the car.

Finally, a picture of the engine!



Thanks.

Eric
please?
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Eric Armstrong
Eric Armstrong

July 13th, 2008, 3:15 am #4

what about an aluminum rod with stock bushing set up. we could use firmer bushings. why wouldnt u recommend it for the street other then the heim joint which would be harsh.


reyy
longtime fiat freak
74 x1/9
san dimas, ca
USA
The aluminum rod and heim joint. I think the stock bushings used in conjunction with the heim joint at one end and the stock bushings at the other might be a nice street setup.

Good thought.
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Eric Armstrong
Eric Armstrong

July 13th, 2008, 3:17 am #5

please?
Anything in particular you would like to see?

For your information, it is an Uno Turbo mk1 with an Uno Turbo mk2 exhaust manifold running a T25 series turbo.

Let me know what you would like to see and I will snap it for you.

Eric
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Joined: July 28th, 2003, 3:10 am

July 13th, 2008, 5:06 am #6

Ask me how I know.

Ciao,

Mark Plaia
SeaX member #007
74 X1/9 - il mela verde
fiatmarko@comcast.net
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Joined: May 21st, 2002, 4:25 am

July 13th, 2008, 5:33 am #7

Anything in particular you would like to see?

For your information, it is an Uno Turbo mk1 with an Uno Turbo mk2 exhaust manifold running a T25 series turbo.

Let me know what you would like to see and I will snap it for you.

Eric
so pics of the exhaust manifold,pipe and hose routing, alternator clearance/heat shield...No intercooler? What's the hose off the center of the manifold?...
Whatever you feel like posting would be appreciated...thanks!
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Joined: December 21st, 2004, 3:04 am

July 13th, 2008, 7:54 am #8

Just thought I would share some photos of my ongoing radius rod convesion. Sorry for the poor quality, our good camera just died. sigh....

Ok, first up is the stock radius rod for the front steering on the X. For those that don't know, the radius rod is what keeps the front tire's camber in check.

Stock, and heavy.



Version #2 - replaced the rubber mounts with a solid mount heim joint. It works very well, but really gave no weight benefit over the stock one. Two pictures, first is version 2 and stock. Second is version #2 close up (and blurry...)




The final two pictures are of Version #3. I replaced the heavy metal rod and heim joints with aluminum heim joints and an aluminum radius rod from the circle track guys. They use them for radius rods on their cars. (Note, my car is 99% race only, and a occasional trip down the street to the local restruant for dinner. I am not ready to recommend this for street use)




Some of you may have noticed I have the radius rod attach to the lower control arm below rather than on top like stock. The reason is the car is lowered so much that if I put it in the stock position, the radius rod hits the body of the car.

Finally, a picture of the engine!



Thanks.

Eric
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July 13th, 2008, 1:03 pm #9

Just thought I would share some photos of my ongoing radius rod convesion. Sorry for the poor quality, our good camera just died. sigh....

Ok, first up is the stock radius rod for the front steering on the X. For those that don't know, the radius rod is what keeps the front tire's camber in check.

Stock, and heavy.



Version #2 - replaced the rubber mounts with a solid mount heim joint. It works very well, but really gave no weight benefit over the stock one. Two pictures, first is version 2 and stock. Second is version #2 close up (and blurry...)




The final two pictures are of Version #3. I replaced the heavy metal rod and heim joints with aluminum heim joints and an aluminum radius rod from the circle track guys. They use them for radius rods on their cars. (Note, my car is 99% race only, and a occasional trip down the street to the local restruant for dinner. I am not ready to recommend this for street use)




Some of you may have noticed I have the radius rod attach to the lower control arm below rather than on top like stock. The reason is the car is lowered so much that if I put it in the stock position, the radius rod hits the body of the car.

Finally, a picture of the engine!



Thanks.

Eric
I have 4 myself.


You wouldn't happen to have a parts list for your upgrade do you? Also, what did it do to the handling/ride? Do you have plans to do the same thing for the back? Especially the toe adjusters?

Looks good!


P.S.- More turbo pics please!

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1982 Fiat X-1/9 (the pee'd off bumble bee) Soon to be Turbo'd

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Joined: September 22nd, 2005, 2:52 pm

July 13th, 2008, 2:19 pm #10

Just thought I would share some photos of my ongoing radius rod convesion. Sorry for the poor quality, our good camera just died. sigh....

Ok, first up is the stock radius rod for the front steering on the X. For those that don't know, the radius rod is what keeps the front tire's camber in check.

Stock, and heavy.



Version #2 - replaced the rubber mounts with a solid mount heim joint. It works very well, but really gave no weight benefit over the stock one. Two pictures, first is version 2 and stock. Second is version #2 close up (and blurry...)




The final two pictures are of Version #3. I replaced the heavy metal rod and heim joints with aluminum heim joints and an aluminum radius rod from the circle track guys. They use them for radius rods on their cars. (Note, my car is 99% race only, and a occasional trip down the street to the local restruant for dinner. I am not ready to recommend this for street use)




Some of you may have noticed I have the radius rod attach to the lower control arm below rather than on top like stock. The reason is the car is lowered so much that if I put it in the stock position, the radius rod hits the body of the car.

Finally, a picture of the engine!



Thanks.

Eric
Looks great. When you are snapping more shots of the engine could you also shoot your strut assms and strut towers. It looks like you have the koni dual adjustable. Would you have any set up documentation of spring rates vs jounce/rebound settings for street and track. I am going through this tuning phase right now but have to take a break to do some home repair stuff.
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