Drawings - Front suspension

Darn near every component Kinetic manufactures, using production tooling, CNC, and the economies of scale, can be made individually, with common tools and elbow grease. For those with more time than money, or who enjoy "scratch building" for any number of reasons, we're providing drawings so you can fabricate the fiddly bits yourself. This is not a license to make these items commercially--we have strong feelings regarding those people and businesses which profiteer off the hard work of others, and design and development are hard work--but if you're making one set for your own car for your own use, we're pleased to help, and we hope our efforts will make your project even more enjoyable.

So scratchbuilders, you have our blessing. If someday, for example, someone looks at your car and says, "Oh, a clone of the Kinetic front suspension," feel free to respond, "It's not a clone, it's a licensed reproduction, from drawings provided by the factory."

We'll start with suspension bits, and add more drawings as time goes by. Feel free to send us your requests. Oh, and please be tolerant of our terms of use, which are printed on each drawing; you may find it amusing the first time you read it but I know it'll get tiresome after a while; sadly, without it, our work would soon be considered public domain and some attorney would be taking us to task for unleashing an "attractive nuisance" on the unsuspecting public..

Suspension parts:

A note on upper control arm assembly: it may not be immediately obvious why you should only insert the inner section 1" into the outer section. It will be obvious later, when you thread in the upper ball joint.


We interrupt this set of drawings to show you a lower control arm made by high school shop students, using only a band saw, a drill press, and a couple of hole saws (okay, and a welder).

They didn't get fancy on rounding the corners, and the materials came surplus, but other than that, it's as nice as a Kinetic part, and I'll be happy to drive on it. Just wanted to show that you can save some money by making the parts yourself instead of buying control arms (or control arm kits) from Kinetic, and still have a presentable piece.

(Oh yeah, we let them use shock mount brackets off the Kinetic shelf. I think fabricating their own upper and lower plates qualifies as a learning experience, but making them make the brackets after that would border on child abuse.)

And now, back to our drawings.