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Group Buy #4: VMC 2G spherical 4130 front LCA’s

Posted by 99gst_racer, Feb 5, 2018

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  1. 99gst_racer

    99gst_racer Moderator

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    Round 4! We're excited to get started on making these again!

    The advertised pricing here is contingent upon getting 15 people prepaid and on the list, with a maximum number of 22.

    The arms are fabricated from 4130 chromoly tubing. They weigh in 30% lighter than the OE arm. (5.0 lbs, VS. 3.5 lbs) So total weight savings = 3.0 lbs. The shock mount and inboard end use Teflon-lined sphericals. These are exactly the same as the set that I built for Andrew Brilliant, and he's been successfully running them since 2015. As well, 55 sets sold on the first three group buys.

    Aside from the weight savings, other benefits include:

    * A stonger, rebuildable, and greasable balljoint
    * ~1/2" drop on the outboard pivot, which helps raise the roll center
    * ~1/2" more shock travel (lowered mount)
    * All sphericals, so no more bushing deflection

    These arms are e-coated and powdercoated cascade black. They will come assembled and greased with Joe Gibbs Driven grease. They will also include boots over the ball joints as a standard option. If you require boots and seals over the other sphericals, it will be an additional $30 total.

    Price is $500 shipped anywhere in the US.


    Full payment up front is required to get on the list. PayPal is preferred. Gift payment or buyer to cover 3.3% PP fee. I also accept personal checks, money orders, and cashiers checks.
    I will begin work on these are soon as I get a final count.

    If you'd like to add in a set of tubular rear toe arms, I will include them at a discounted price of $145!


    Group Buy List:

    1) Dallas Stewart
    2) Jon Sherry
    3) Garry Xiong
    4) Ed Huratdo
    5) Timothy Caldwell
    6) Joseph Castellano
    7) Michael Suchomski
    8) Kevin Cliver
    9) Sergio
    10) Miguel Campos
    11) Scott Kohart
    12) Michael Bessette
    13) Josh Brozek
    14) Carlos Montoya
    15) Efrain Lara
    16) Mike Lane
    17) James Walsh
    18) Paul Jaquish
    19) Will Powell
    20) Ole Solverson
    21) Andrew Shirkey
    22) Anthony Marianelli
    23) John L.
    24) Michael Adcock

    LIST IS CLOSED! (3/7/18)



    Please feel free to post any questions or comments in this thread. Or PM or e-mail is fine too. Paulvolk83@gmail.com

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  2. 99gst_racer

    99gst_racer Moderator

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    10 sets spoken for in the first 3 days! Thanks to everyone who has contacted me about these, as well as those who posted reviews and praises on Facebook!

    12 more spots open! I've already started ordering some of the materials.
     
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  3. Boomdeeze

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    I'm in!
     
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  4. 99gst_racer

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    We're at 15 sets and we're officially a GO! I'm going to keep this open for one more week just in case anyone else wants to just aboard. After that, I'll close it down and get the balljoints ordered. All others materials are here and ready for some cutting and welding. :)
     
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  5. Boomdeeze

    Boomdeeze Proven Member

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    Oh frick yea!!!!!!!!!!! (Not excited at all)
     
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  6. TrevoREX

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    how much if i pick em up
     
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  7. 99gst_racer

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    I'd basically knock $30 off. So $470 or $500 with the boot/seal option.
     
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  8. rival

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    Im in, Payment sent
     
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  9. 99gst_racer

    99gst_racer Moderator

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    Thanks! You're on the list.
     
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  10. rabenne

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    Paul,
    I sent payment this morning.
    Thanks,
    Will Powell
     
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  11. 99gst_racer

    99gst_racer Moderator

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    Thanks Will, I got you on the list!
     
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  12. 99gst_racer

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    And we're at 22! The group buy is officially closed. I'm ordering balljoints right now. All other materials are in already. Thanks everybody! :)
     
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  13. Boomdeeze

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    Any updates?
     
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  14. 99gst_racer

    99gst_racer Moderator

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    Standoffs are machined. Mono-ball cups are machined. Balljoints are in. I'm still waiting on one more component to arrive and then I'll start fitting, tacking, and welding.
     
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  15. rabenne

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    Thank you for the update, Paul. I appreciate your time and efforts.
     
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    How is the progress coming Paul?
     
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  17. 99gst_racer

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    Hey guys, just a quick update. The first 12 sets are at the powdercoater. The next 12 are about half finished. The standoffs are machined, and the heims are booted. I'll be assembling and shipping as soon as they come back from the coater.
     
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  18. Boomdeeze

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    You sure there wasn't 13 complete? haha Thanks for the update!
     
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  19. 99gst_racer

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    Group buy #4 is officially in the books! All 24 sets have shipped. And I may or may not have an unclaimed 25th set that might be up for grabs soon!

    Thank you to all that participated. Thank you so much for your support and for keeping us busy in the shop. Enjoy those LCA's!

    If you post pics, please tag me. @99gst_racer here or @VolkMetalCraft on Facebook or on Instagram
     
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  20. 99gst_racer

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    Also worth noting; This makes 81 sets of these created and out in use!!! Very cool. I never thought I'd build that many, and I'm already looking forward to the next run of them.
     
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  21. ChessmoDSM

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    Hey Paul, you planning on ever doing anything like this for the 1G?
     
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    Absolutely LOVE my set! Great job with the quality of these arms. Once I get Bobby's upper arms and dial in his bumpsteer kit, this car should be turning really well.
     
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  23. 99gst_racer

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    Yessir! Though I am swamped with current work, and it will make me some some to get to doing anything on the front of a 1G. But I want to get there for sure.
     
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  24. Clutch450

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    Paul, I take it from your previous post you are planning on doing another group buy?
    I’m bummed I missed the last one, would definitely like a set of these!
     
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  25. 99gst_racer

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    Absolutely. There seems to be enough demand to warrant a group buy about once per year. But if demand increases, I'll certainly do it more often! Either way, there will be a fifth group buy at some point in the future.

    If anyone is interested in getting on an e-mail alert list for the next group buy, send me an e-mail to paul@volkmetalcraft.com and I'll get you on the list.
     
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