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Old 10-02-2009, 20:34   #1 (permalink)
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brm rear axle

will the brm rear beams bolt straight onto the zed??....worthy upgrade or stick to 160??

also have come across these whilst on fleabay...just in case someones interested

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Rover-BRM-Heat...3A1|240%3A1318

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Rover-BRM-Cent...3A1|240%3A1318

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the 160 beam has got bigger brakes on the rear and the anti roll bar is slightly thicker (iirc 7mm insted of 5mm?)

the brm beams has more camber tho
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those BRM bits are a bargain IMO. sorry cant help with the question
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and the anti roll bar is slightly thicker (iirc 7mm insted of 5mm?)

the brm beams has more camber tho
Wrong and right.

The 160 beam has no ARB, it is just thicker to compensate. But you are right that the BRM does have an ARB and that it has slightly more camber.
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Wrong and right.

The 160 beam has no ARB, it is just thicker to compensate. But you are right that the BRM does have an ARB and that it has slightly more camber.
What would you say would be the best out of the two - an ARB like on the BRM or a thicker beam like on the 160?

Also do you know what the camber figures are for both 160 & BRM?
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What would you say would be the best out of the two - an ARB like on the BRM or a thicker beam like on the 160?

Also do you know what the camber figures are for both 160 & BRM?
6 of one, half a dozen of the other. They are both sufficient for the task, just the BRM had the ARB attached and the ZR was made slightly thicker for ease of production.

I unfortunately don't know the camber figures off the top of my head, although the BRM did come with rolled rear arches to prevent scrubbing when cornering hard as well.
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hmmmm....i personally like the sounds of the ARB personally, but then again suppose it is thicker to compensate.....atm its more the brakes that im interested in tbh, both stopping power and looks!

and yeh thought that brm gear was bitt of a bargain!!
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6 of one, half a dozen of the other. They are both sufficient for the task, just the BRM had the ARB attached and the ZR was made slightly thicker for ease of production.

I unfortunately don't know the camber figures off the top of my head, although the BRM did come with rolled rear arches to prevent scrubbing when cornering hard as well.
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6 of one, half a dozen of the other. They are both sufficient for the task, just the BRM had the ARB attached and the ZR was made slightly thicker for ease of production.

I unfortunately don't know the camber figures off the top of my head, although the BRM did come with rolled rear arches to prevent scrubbing when cornering hard as well.

BRM's had the same camber as 25/ZR only Mk2 ZR has more camber.
BRM had different body brackets to stop passive rear steer.
BRM has clinched rear arches the same as Zed because BRM is 20mm iirc lower than a zed but does have a slightly smaller rolling radius

And ZR frames are the best fitted with an ARB as well
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What ARBs could be mounted to the ZR beam and how would you go about doing this?
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