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Old 02-16-2018, 11:34 AM   #1
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SuperPro ALK which one?

SuperPro makes two versions of their Anti-Lift kit. A street version and a track version. Does anyone on here use the track version on the street? I'm assuming that the track version is simply a harder durometer version.

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https://superpro.com.au/find/superpr...999500632/vid-

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https://superpro.com.au/find/superpr...999500632/vid-

I need to order one of these sometime this weekend, getting new tires next week and I want the bushings to arrive before then. They cost the same. Thoughts?
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Old 02-16-2018, 11:39 AM   #2
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I think the caster is increased on the track version along with the durometor of the poly bushing used. Honestly I'd look into powerflex instead of super pro. They achieve the added caster by changing the geometry of the mount itself vs offsetting the bushing inside. I don't like the design of super pro because one side of the bushing has a lot of poly material while the other side does not. Powerflex the bushing is centered, they offer a street and track density as well. Not to mention they are much cheaper. Been using these on my car for years and love them.


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https://www.ecstuning.com/b-powerfle...85-502gx2~pfx/

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https://www.ecstuning.com/b-powerfle...85-502gblk~pb/
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+1 for the Powerflex kit. Been using it for a while too and like it.
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Old 02-16-2018, 04:50 PM   #4
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I think the caster is increased on the track version along with the durometor of the poly bushing used. Honestly I'd look into powerflex instead of super pro. They achieve the added caster by changing the geometry of the mount itself vs offsetting the bushing inside. I don't like the design of super pro because one side of the bushing has a lot of poly material while the other side does not. Powerflex the bushing is centered, they offer a street and track density as well. Not to mention they are much cheaper. Been using these on my car for years and love them.


street version
https://www.ecstuning.com/b-powerfle...85-502gx2~pfx/

track version
https://www.ecstuning.com/b-powerfle...85-502gblk~pb/

Thanks for the suggestion. After looking at them I'll be going with the powerflex ones. I'm also getting the front bushings. My car is my daily, but I don't really care about nvh, just want traction at this point. Any experience with the track version?
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Old 02-16-2018, 04:51 PM   #5
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+1 for the Powerflex kit. Been using it for a while too and like it.
Which version did you use street or track?
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I didn't think these specific mounts added any nvh what so ever, just made the turn in much more confidence inspiring and the steering input 100% better. I have the street series on now but am getting the track density soon to match all the other bushings I have.
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Old 02-17-2018, 01:28 PM   #7
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I didn't think these specific mounts added any nvh what so ever, just made the turn in much more confidence inspiring and the steering input 100% better. I have the street series on now but am getting the track density soon to match all the other bushings I have.
Did you have much difficulty with the install? Some people say it's easy, others not so much. I have access to a lift and all necessary tools. Did you have to drop your subframe?
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Small detail here, not sure if you autocross in SCCA, but there's a big difference in classification between offset bushings like SuperPros and ALKs like whiteline and powerflex that relocate the bushing position to use a centered bushing. Offset bushings are legal in Street Touring, but re-positioned LCA mounts push you into street modified or higher.

Between the street and track SuperPro options, it looks like the only difference is 80A vs 90A durometer rating for the poly. They have the same offset.
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Small detail here, not sure if you autocross in SCCA, but there's a big difference in classification between offset bushings like SuperPros and ALKs like whiteline and powerflex that relocate the bushing position to use a centered bushing. Offset bushings are legal in Street Touring, but re-positioned LCA mounts push you into street modified or higher.

Between the street and track SuperPro options, it looks like the only difference is 80A vs 90A durometer rating for the poly. They have the same offset.
Interesting, I haven't autocrossed this car, but I might in the future. Thanks for the info. I plan on going to the drag strip and occasionally a road course.
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https://youtu.be/T6TGnnAFTnU

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I hope it's that easy lol. I'm changing the front bushings along with the rears. Shouldn't be to difficult, but I'll show the video to my mechanic friend.
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if he does it that way on the fronts can you get a video?
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