Well, I bent over by what else: a couple of Brits.............wont use
Joe Curry <email@example.com> on 11/28/2000 11:42:48 AM
Subject: Re: RotoFlex Suspension
You obviously didn't do it yourself! I rebuilt the entire rear suspension
on my race car for under 300 bucks!
> it cost me about 1300 to replace my complete rotflex and suspension on my
> 70 gt6+. ouch.
> firstname.lastname@example.org@autox.team.net on 11/28/2000 11:05:35 AM
> Please respond to email@example.com
> Sent by: firstname.lastname@example.org
> To: Chip19474@aol.com
> cc: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: RotoFlex Suspension
> I don't know about the GT6+, but this divice is standard on BMW's. My
> 6er (a large, 4000lb touring coupe, as well as a high performance car)
> uses one of these between the trans output and the drive shaft. They
> about a 75K life expectancy and cost about $40. However, they are PITA
> replace, since you need to drop the drive shaft to replace them!
> On Tue, 28 Nov 2000 Chip19474@aol.com wrote:
> > List,
> > What a curiosity this is.....a rear suspension that transfers power to
> > wheels through a rubber donut.
> > I'm familiar with the term but had never seen "it" until last week when
> > a chance to see "it" (assembled and dis-assembled) on a GT6+. At first
> > thought how clever it was to use a big rubber bushing donut to absorb
> > in axle torque and loads to the rear wheels but after I saw the results
> > the rubber bushings delaminating from their metal washers, etc, I began
> > wonder why Triumph did this......well, I'm guessing that money was at
> > heart of the decision.
> > I have a few books that address Spitfire & GT6 history but thought I'd
> > the forum that question....."Why did Triumph use rotoflex in lieu of
> > a sway bar/swing axle Spit suspension or even an IRS setup?"
> > Chip Krout
> > '76 TR6 CF57822U (chassis finished - working on body & engine)
> > '70 Spit Mk3 FDU78512L (tucked away for a long winter's nap)
> James A. Ruffner