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Old 07-10-2018, 11:09 AM
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Very curious if anyone has installed these bushings and what they experienced: Ballade Sports Toe Arm Bushings

I recently switched to KW V3's and am a little over an inch lower and figured I would look into rear bump steer correction before taking the car to be aligned and corner-balanced. I'm completely fine paying more for the Megan kit if it is a better solution. I came across these searching for any new alternatives as BSK failures have been reported, albeit very rare for the Megan kit, and these would not require setup with a bump steer gauge (as far as I can tell).

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Ballade Sports have designed a virtually maintenance free suspension bushing using the HIGHEST quality "American Made" Spherical Uni-Ball joints for all the Lower Control Arm pivot points. This bushing is a must for road race enthusiast looking eliminate alignment deflection and slop from rubber control arm bushings. Ballade Sports Uni-Ball Cups use a rubber O ring to keep out contaminants, keeping the Spherical joint clean while on the road.

The Uni-ball joint used for the rear Toe Arm also does double duty as an Anti-Bump steer kit to reduce snap over steer.
My car is an AP1, 85% track-driven, KW V3's, front and rear sway bars, APR 200 wing, 255 square...

What are your thoughts?

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Sounds like a crock of shit.
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Originally Posted by Ricky_Flowers_ View Post
Sounds like a crock of shit.
Care to elaborate? If my memory serves me correct you posted a fair amount on another thread from several years ago regarding BSKs.
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Get an AP2 rear subframe and rear upper control arms. That will eliminate bumpsteer and its all factory parts.
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are you having bumpsteer issues with your KWV3 spring rates?

going to swift spec r springs reduced suspension travel and pretty much has tamed the bumpsteer for me, compared to oem springs.
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Originally Posted by jyeung528 View Post
are you having bumpsteer issues with your KWV3 spring rates?

going to swift spec r springs reduced suspension travel and pretty much has tamed the bumpsteer for me, compared to oem springs.
I haven’t driven these on track yet so I’m not sure what I’ll experience. My main thought was to do it before I get an alignment/corner balance to potentially save some money in the future. I saw the Ballade bushings as an interesting option and wanted some feedback. Will likely see how the car feels at my next event and see if bump steer is still an issue.
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all the rear suspension fails that ive seen have been to toe arms. i believe rear roll center adjusters should help with bumpsteer? but not positive
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Originally Posted by S2000_916 View Post
all the rear suspension fails that ive seen have been to toe arms. i believe rear roll center adjusters should help with bumpsteer? but not positive
Cheap toe arms will, we have had excellent results with the wicked tuning v2 rear bump steer kit.
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Originally Posted by jyeung528 View Post
are you having bumpsteer issues with your KWV3 spring rates?

going to swift spec r springs reduced suspension travel and pretty much has tamed the bumpsteer for me, compared to oem springs.
Same for me - 11k springs tamed the AP1 rear. I even have an AP2 subframe in my basement, but after living with the stiffer springs, the travel is small enough now that I don't really notice bump steer anymore, so I don't plan to install it.
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Same for me - 11k springs tamed the AP1 rear. I even have an AP2 subframe in my basement, but after living with the stiffer springs, the travel is small enough now that I don't really notice bump steer anymore, so I don't plan to install it.
i should also add that i installed a stiffer front sway bar as well to aid with more traction in the rear.

for OP, not sure which front/rear sway set up you went with, but if it adds more traction to the rear, that will help also.
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