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BMR Watts Link - Teaser

Discussion in 'Driveline/Suspension' started by BMR Tech, Apr 14, 2014.

  1. 03Sssnake

    03Sssnake TK-421 Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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    I prefer this BMR design over the diff cover method other vendors use. I am sure BMR can explain the reasoning for it far better than me.
     
  2. CobraRed_96_GT

    CobraRed_96_GT Dept. of Redundancy Depar Established Member

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    I didn't get the impression BMR has a strong preference for one or the other - this is just the first version they are making with plans to eventually carry both is demand remains.

    There are pros and cons for both designs that existed before BMR designed this one and will continue to exist after is my guess.
     
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  3. RangerDLA

    RangerDLA Active Member Established Member

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    Kelly, is the chassis mounted version going to clear the differential cooling ports on a track pack car? I just had to send back the BMR subframe connectors because they wouldn't fit a track pack car. I'd hate to have to do the same with the watts link. Judging from the pics you posted, there's very little clearance between the regular differential cover and the watts link.
     
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    CobraRed_96_GT Dept. of Redundancy Depar Established Member

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    '03GTinFLA Member Established Member

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    Going by the rust on that axle, that is not a track pack car. If that's what you were trying to say by posting that picture.
     
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    F.D.Sako Member Established Member

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    No, but it does have the same diff cover with the drain/cooling ports, and it looks like the ports are blocked.
     
  7. Gpcalero

    Gpcalero Cuz Racecar Established Member

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    How does the subframe connectors not fit a track pack car? Could you explain?


    Also, Kelly, could you elaborate on the differences between the two different versions of the watts link?
     
  8. RangerDLA

    RangerDLA Active Member Established Member

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    The subframe connectors on the track pack car pushed the differential cooling lines farther up towards the floorboard of the car, if you were to install them that way. The only other way that we found you could install them was to pull them down, which created a situation where they rubbed and pinched at a certain point, plus it kept them from being protected from road debris, speed bumps and such. My friend, an excellent mechanic, recommended not doing the install for those two reasons and when I got under there and looked, it made perfect sense to me. I hated to not install them because nearly my entire suspension is BMR. Hope that explanation makes sense.
     
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    I wouldn't worry about it, you don't need subframe connectors anyway.
     
  10. RangerDLA

    RangerDLA Active Member Established Member

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    I've heard that, but every little bit helps.
     

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