We want to be known for our great customer service. If you have a question about something, check the FAQs below. If you don't find the answer to your question, just shoot us an email at: condorspeedshop@gmail.com and we'll do our best to help.

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Q. What is the hardness of UHMW?

A. Shore D 68    (See Hardness Scale)

Q. Do I need to grease my bushings when I install them?

A. No, UHMW is a self-lubricating polymer and requires no additional lubrication.

Q. What is the benefit of Offset CABs vs Centered CABs?

A. Offset Control Arm Bushings add more caster and give a more direct & solid steering feel. The car has more straight line stability, and feels more responsive. They also allow the steering wheel to more easily return to center. If your car has centered bushings from the factory, upgrading to our centered bushings will not effect caster.

Q. What is the install orientation for the regular E30 subframe bushings?

A. The thick half goes on top.

Q. What is the install orientation for the E30 12mm Riser bushings?

A. The thin half goes on top.

Q. What is the install orientation for the E36 Subframe mounts?

A. Thick half on top.

Q. Do I need to use washers when I install my E30 subframe bushings?

A. Yes there are two OEM washers that need to be reused or you can purchase new ones here.

Q. What is the install orientation for the Swap Mounts, and how do I install them?

A. The angle goes on top and faces outwards. The easiest thing to do is to set the motor on the mounts and tighten the bottoms first. Don't do one all the way. Do each side bit by bit. As you tighten the bottoms, alternate between the left and right sides. The engine will center itself. Make sure the trans mounts are loose. Tighten the tops last.

Q. What do I torque the Motor Mounts to?

A. 8-10 ftlbs.

Q.  What do I torque the Transmission Mounts to?

A. 8-10 ftlbs.

Q. What do I torque the UHMW powersteering delete to?

A. Appx. 15 ftlbs.

Q. What do I torque the Aluminum powersteering delete to?

A. Apx. 30ftlbs.

Q. What belt do I need to use when deleting the powersteering from an M5X/S5X motor?

A. Dayco 5060555 6PK1410 (S50 Swapped E30, E36) or K060560  (99 318ti m44, E30 4cyl, E36 4cyl)

Q. What is the torque for the wheel stud and nut kits?

A. For studs, 25 ft lbs or hand tight to the hub with medium thread lock. Use factory torque on the nuts, we use 80 ft lbs on our race cars.

Q. How do I know what Short Shift Kit to get for my E30?

A. The split for the SSKs is 6/86. Before requires the “early” SSK kit and after requires the regular “late” SSK kit.

Q. What kind of SSK kit do I need for an IX?

A. For an IX you will need the E30 “Late” or regular SSK kit with an IX carrier subbed in. 99% of the time this carrier can be reused.

 Q. Should I get regular or 12mm subframe riser bushings for my track car?

A. We don't suggest getting the 12mm riser bushings for a race car. They are designed to reduce camber, and for racing you actually want to increase it. The other drawback to using the 12mm riser bushings in race cars is that since it raises the subframe by 12mm, now you have even less room for the "weld-in" toe/camber adjusters. We definitely suggest getting our regular subframe bushings for a race car

 

  Q. Do the 12mm Subframe riser bushings raise my subframe by 12mm?

 A. The 12mm risers do move the subframe up into the chassis, but they don't change the ride height since the springs stay in the same place. They do change the trailing arm geometry and reduce negative camber. We designed them to increase tire life on extremely low street cars.

Q. I ordered your motor mounts.  They are ½” taller than the stock mounts I removed.  I am not sure that I got the right ones. I am concerned that having the motor sit ½” higher is going to throw off the driveline geometry, and raise my CG.?

 A. You have the right engine mounts. We see this a lot. 10-25 year old rubber mounts compress over time, and when you change them out the new mounts are a bit taller. There's nothing to worry about, your new Condor engine mounts are the same size as the OEM mounts were when they were new.