View Full Version : WANTED - product tester !

04-04-2007, 09:53
Guys – I need a volunteer who can test a new up rated dog bone mount made for us by Powerflex.


The dog bone mount will be supplied to you complete that only requires fitting and testing.

I would prefer if the tester drives daily in his / her car and notices any improvements / feedback.

Can you add your name to the below list with what car you drive if you want to be considered for this product test. Alternatively – if you know of someone who is prone to destroying Clio’s your recommendation is also valued so we can pick a tester.

2 live
04-04-2007, 09:55
i can do it hehe.

04-04-2007, 09:56
lol, like a dog to a bone.

First come first served ????

2 live
04-04-2007, 09:57
almost funny ^^^^^ lol

just i have yet to refit 0051s....shud b goin in properly today/tom.

04-04-2007, 10:26
you know me - like to throw the occasional bone !

Dont bite my hand off for it though.

04-04-2007, 10:28
i can if 2live doesn't, got lots of time on my hands

04-04-2007, 10:29
i can if 2live doesn't, got lots of time on my hands

forgot the details lol, valver with mild mods, full williams wide track :oops:

04-04-2007, 10:32
Sounds intresting :D

i have had the normal standard job and the uprated hill power job, i would say you dont notice much difference until its been used a while and gone soft, but im guessing these should last a bit longer.

do you have any prices on the whole kit northy ?

04-04-2007, 10:35
no not yet.

I havent recieved it but all i know is that powerflex have done two top hat bushes held in with a washer either side.

My suggestions were to overmould the bush into the dogbone so it was entirely solid with a stainless steel sleeve.

Powerflex are very good - and will no doubt consider any improvements !

04-04-2007, 10:36
I'd be glad to test it for ya 8) My car is a daily drive and standard at the mo, but soon to have lots of engine work done so can test it under both conditions.


04-04-2007, 10:46
you know me - like to throw the occasional bone !

Dont bite my hand off for it though.

Nice one Northy - you deserve a pat on the back for them.

04-04-2007, 10:47
im learing of the master mate :winkey:

04-04-2007, 11:16
Old dog learning new tricks :wink:

04-04-2007, 11:28
I believe this is the same as that fitted to the mk1 172, Jesus?


04-04-2007, 12:50
I don't mind testing it like. As long as it doesn't cost the earth to have fitted?

I'm running std. mounts so will hopefully notice a difference!

If you were to pick me, what should I be looking out for? What does a dog-mount actually do? Lol.

The Valver is slammed on coilovers, with just the usual exhaust and breathing mods as well as 15" alloys and low profile tyres if that helps.

I drive the car most days into Uni, Work, Footy, Shopping or just to mate's. So I go over various routes. Some motorway, some town driving, some smooth and some rough road. Also where I live the rural roads are quite twisty if that helps?

Cheers. :)

04-04-2007, 15:24
i will, my car needs one a.s.a.p, was going to buy one from gsf northy but if they want it trying out by all means i will give it a pop!!!

use my car everyday, about 60-70 miles a day


04-04-2007, 16:53
I too would like to test the mount! I drive a hell of a lot of miles in my car!

04-04-2007, 17:38
Northy - Too be honest, unless it's about testing to destruction (looking at 2live :)), I don't think there will be much to feedback on the Powerflex bushes. If there's any significant difference in feel or handling, it will probably be more due to older original bushes rather than upgraded powerflex bushes. So, if possible, should try comparing it to brand new original bushes.

04-04-2007, 17:41

Tbh i want to get it on a machine at work to test its reflex rates over standard....Think 2live fitted a new dogbone in 2005 ???

04-04-2007, 18:41
I fitted a new dog bone in the last 1k, :P would be good to compare, New - new :wink:

04-04-2007, 18:42
if you want someone to hammer it and test it properly, id give it to 2live, he doesnt like very many things :lol: so if it gets the thumbs up from him it must be good

04-04-2007, 18:43
And i cant say ho good just a standard new dogbone is :shock: especially considering my old one all the ubber was split and the middle fell out of the bigger end when it was removed :lol:

04-04-2007, 19:17
well i do go though mounts like no tomorro, but i have already had the short shifter so i dont think it would be fair if i got this so count me out, cheers!

although i would like one anyway if u can sort me a price.... :)

04-04-2007, 19:27
Shame I had all new mounts only a few k ago

27-04-2007, 14:11
i need a new dogbone

27-04-2007, 14:15
i need a new dogbone

2 live
13-12-2009, 00:43
well i can safely say these are ok. i havent had any issues with it whatsoever. no failings, no excessive movement. its had some serious abuse and is still like new.

2 live recommended ;)

13-12-2009, 01:40
I must've had a dud then :( but if 2live hasn't managed to kill one it must be ok 8)

2 live
13-12-2009, 11:21
well its done quite a few trackdays, and at least 5k miles on road. and its still like new. maybe urs was a dud then?? as i said earlier, i was putting 1 a year on, but this has been 3 years nearly??