Joints in the original gearchange rod setup contain plastic bushes that wear over time, making the gearchange very unprecise and leading to rods popping off and leaving you stranded on a side of the road or track. Our rods are steel-jointed with securing clips that cures both issues.
The original linkage setup consists of two plastic bushes and a spring washer, even when new this setup had a lot of unwanted play in it. The linkage will now more than likely be considerably worn, causing the linkage system to feel “sloppy”. There are other kits available which replace the plastic bushes with bronze equivalents but the spring washer design is still utilized, along with the original large shanked bolt.
Only by changing the design of the pivot system (by using this kit) can the sloop be reduced entirely.
Replaces standard rubber joints and mounts on all the mounting points of a rear beam.
Fitting this kit means the rear beam is rigidly attached to the chassis. Giving a more predictable rear end under heavy cornering and more control during lift off over steer.
Front flexible joints are replaced by acetal bushes (4 in the kit) while rear rubber “sandwich” mounts are replaced with “aircraft spec” quality aluminium blocks with offset studs (2 in the kit). This kit is an evolution and improved fit version of our original BBM-SA-R kit. Unlike standard items, our uprated items will not wear out!
This modification is a real benefit to a track orientated 205/309. It will also benefit a road car with respect to handling characteristics but at an expense of a slight increase in road noise experienced in the cabin.