Solid Shifter Cradle Bushings

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Post by hp4lyfe » Fri Dec 03, 2010 9:40 am

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make that 5 of us!
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Post by ltr450r » Mon Dec 13, 2010 2:34 pm

and 6 of us now
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Post by TNK » Mon Dec 13, 2010 2:51 pm

Ok, theres 6 of us looking for a set.... thats gotta be worth making an appearance... right?
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Post by xbrandonx » Mon Dec 13, 2010 3:17 pm

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Post by SC62391 » Tue Dec 14, 2010 9:42 pm

Me -> :slap: <- Jonny :twisted:
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Post by garfield3887 » Wed Dec 29, 2010 1:02 am

MEE TOO!!!! :rockon: :rockon:
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Post by Canada » Wed Dec 29, 2010 5:20 pm

I will text him and see if he still has these available!

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Post by xbrandonx » Wed Dec 29, 2010 5:34 pm

yaaaay canada! :P
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Post by racer12306 » Wed Dec 29, 2010 5:55 pm

Yup, Canada to the rescue ;)
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Post by Canada » Wed Dec 29, 2010 7:28 pm

Thanks for the assist Frank! I need a set as well actually

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Post by Themaggots » Thu Dec 30, 2010 10:26 am

Want a set too.
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Post by jonnymopar » Sat Jan 01, 2011 8:50 pm

Hi all. Happy New Year!

I apologize that I haven't been around. I got a text message from a moderator this week informing me that there were several people interested in these bushings.

To be honest with you all, I was going to discontinue these. I've been making these in my spare time at my workplace. In the past six months or so, business (at work) has grown at a breakneck pace. The production areas of the company, including the machine shop, are flat out. This presents two problems: a) I've been working tons of overtime, so spare time has been greatly reduced, and b) It's been nearly impossible for me to get access to a lathe since they're all in use, even outside regular time. These two things have all but eliminated the opportunity to make these bushing sets. The few sets that I've been able to squeak out in the past 6 months took way too long to get out (in my opinion), and that's not how I like to do business. So unfortunately, I will no longer be making these.

But there is hope! I've spoken to a fellow 2GNer about taking over for me, since apparently, there's still interest in these after this long! I feel really great about being able to contribute to the realm of Neon performance with such a simple product. There are over 90 Neon owners out there (all 2GN members) that have purchased and installed these, and I have yet to receive even one bit of negative feedback about them. For that, I thank you.

Here's what's going to happen. I'll be taking one last lump order, then I'll be handing over the duties to someone else.

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Twelve usernames appear above. These are all people that have requested a set, either in this thread or via PM. If your name is on that list, please confirm to me via PM that you would like a set and I will make them. I will try to get every set of these out no later than Feb 1st. After some wheeling and dealing, a personal friend of mine is letting me use his lathe to make the last of these. In the next month, I'll be working out details on getting someone else to make them.

If your name isn't on the list and you would like a set, you will likely be getting them from whoever takes over for me. Details to come.

Once again, thank you 2GN for the support.
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Post by xbrandonx » Sun Jan 02, 2011 12:13 am

you da best lol!
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way to be chris for the connections (i hope it was you and im not just giving the credit away)
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Post by jonnymopar » Sun Jan 02, 2011 12:50 pm

Believe it or not, it wasn't Chris. Actually, I don't think he's even got my phone number.

:-k

Maybe that's why he never called me after that one-night stand. I feel less used now.
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Post by racer12306 » Sun Jan 02, 2011 1:13 pm

Yeah, he doesn't have Jonny's number. So I sent some messages.

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Post by xbrandonx » Sun Jan 02, 2011 2:25 pm

well then retract that statement (sorry chris)
and yay frank!
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Post by SC62391 » Sun Jan 02, 2011 4:08 pm

We get the last batch made by Jonny!!
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Post by LilSparkPlug » Sun Jan 02, 2011 4:24 pm

I have a set of these, and adore them tenfold compared to the ES ones. :D

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Post by Swordfish2Cowboy » Sun Jan 02, 2011 4:36 pm

LilSparkPlug wrote:I have a set of these, and adore them tenfold compared to the ES ones. :D
I dunno what the ES ones are, but I love mines, and Jon is a great guy to deal with.
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Post by Themaggots » Sun Jan 02, 2011 6:09 pm

Sent PM for confirmation.
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Post by LilSparkPlug » Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:35 pm

ES is Energy Suspension. Bought them back in 2006 but switched to these in the spring of 2010. I prefer them to the ES in the SRT.

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Post by racer12306 » Mon Jan 03, 2011 2:02 pm

Are the ES ones plastic? Just curious as it looks like they are in the pictures.

What do you like better about Jon's vs the ES ones?
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Post by heydockyle » Mon Jan 03, 2011 2:26 pm

Pretty sure the ES one's are a hard Rubber like their bushings.
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Post by wiggyx » Mon Jan 03, 2011 4:42 pm

Polyurethane to be exact.

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Post by racer12306 » Mon Jan 03, 2011 5:54 pm

So they probably have some give, but not a lot compared to these having zero give.
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Post by jonnymopar » Mon Jan 03, 2011 7:23 pm

The Energy Suspension ones are ok. Definitely an improvement over stock as far as taking movement out of the assembly. However, these aluminum ones practically make the shifter part of the floor so you can shift like an absolute animal. :twisted:
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Post by Canada » Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:51 pm

I still have a set of the original brass (?) ones...

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Post by LilSparkPlug » Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:28 pm

jonnymopar wrote:The Energy Suspension ones are ok. Definitely an improvement over stock as far as taking movement out of the assembly. However, these aluminum ones practically make the shifter part of the floor so you can shift like an absolute animal. :twisted:
Exactly what Jonny said. They do take up some of the slop but there was still slop there, although not much. They are polyurethane just like all their other bushings. I didn't expect a huge difference when I installed the JM solid ones, but there was an immense difference. Like he said it's almost as if the shifter is a solid fixture on the floor.

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Post by Adam G » Fri Jan 07, 2011 3:14 pm

yea I still have the first batch of brass ones in my brothers srt4
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