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post #1 of 36 Old 02-17-2009, 08:37 AM Thread Starter
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Unhappy EVM GONE

EVM has closed up shop. I was really hoping to get a tri-link.

Is too bad. Good Luck to them.

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Hmm...no wonder that swaybar was so cheap.

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Might be worth picking one up while the parts are still available.

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I have emailed them in hopes of still getting hooked up.
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Well that really sucks, I too was looking to go with the Tri-link. I guess its a MM torque arm now.

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They not have a "super clearance" sale or anything?
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Oh, thats too bad, they are good bunch a guys with a lot of suspension knowledge !

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In the 3 Link vs. Torque Arm debate, the public are voting with their dollars. First that company that made pricey 3links for early camaros shut down, and now EVM. Meanwhile the torque arms go out the door.


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i never ordered anything from that but htat sucks they had to close shop. im sure they had some good stuff.

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That sucks. They had some nice products.

I'd be interested to know if they are selling off any surplus. I guess this is a sign of the times. I wouldn't imagine that this will be the first vendor of this type, especially considering that they are selling to a very specific niche market inside a segment of the performance aftermarket.


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I did get a return email, no mention of any sale items.

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Couldn't sell enough product, no doubt.
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Couldn't sell enough product, no doubt.
Oh yeah.... I can see how performance companies are going to hurt for a while... this is just a hobby for 99% of us and in hard times we can stop doing it all together... of course there are always going to be retarded people like me that spend a ton of money regardless the economy

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I'm honestly browsing the internet for clearance items weekly.

I noticed some wheels on 50Resto not long ago that were 50$ for either some 17x9's or 18's or something like that....FR500's. They were down to "1" when I found them and all the other deals like that were showing quantities of "0".
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They had a clearance sale posted on the C-C a few days ago.

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Got a reply. No tri-links. I never asked about any other product.
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If any one is interested I am pulling the 3 link off of my car in favor for a TA. Sucks to here about them going under. It was cool to have choices.


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If any one is interested I am pulling the 3 link off of my car in favor for a TA. Sucks to here about them going under. It was cool to have choices.
Interested - PM sent.
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damn that sucks....

I guess that means we'll no longer see any Tri-link vs. TA debates...

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If any of the guys from EVM read this, thank you. I own a tri-link, and it is a great product. The guys were always quick to answer questions for me as well. Sad to see any small company go under.

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If I can find an IRS setup, I'll be selling my installed Tri-link with zero miles from my 93 coupe.

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I just went to check their website about their rear swaybar and saw that goodbye message. I'm glad I got the 3 link when I did, it was my only non-weld in option since i am running a 9" axle in my car.

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Bummer. I just picked up a new chassis and was thinking to give a 3-link a try. Guess I'll be doing another 5-link.
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guess I wont be sending back those LCA bearings. Apparently they dont fit the stock arms, ONLY THEIRS! Oh well, I woulda lost $40 by returning them. Not surprized they went under after that ordeal
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Re the tri-link, I was thinking the s197 8.8 center section with fox-length axle tubes and fabricated front mount - maybe finding a crashed s197 and cutting the mount out or at least using that as a template. I'm not an engineer by training but I've been thinking along these lines for some time. Anyone see a problem doing this?
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Re the tri-link, I was thinking the s197 8.8 center section with fox-length axle tubes and fabricated front mount - maybe finding a crashed s197 and cutting the mount out or at least using that as a template. I'm not an engineer by training but I've been thinking along these lines for some time. Anyone see a problem doing this?

Seems like an awful lot of work for what gets you an axle mount, and nothing else.

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Seems like an awful lot of work for what gets you an axle mount, and nothing else.
Well, let's brain storm for a minute. If one wants an alternative to the T-arm or 5-link now that EvM is gone, the s197 three link adapted to a fox seems worthy. As far as I can tell, there are two pieces that require some engineering: the axle mount and the tunnel mount. By using the s197 8.8 center section (albeit with different axle tubes) the axle end is done. If one could adapt the chassis side from the s197 to a fox or at least use it as a template, that end is done. Connect the two with a standard adjustible bar and we have a three link on a fox without the somewhat troublesome issues presented by the EvM piece. But like I said, this is brain storming, not engineering. Might be cost prohibative too.
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The 8.8 from an S197 has different axle tube diameters than the 8.8 from a Fox/SN95 car. You will need to weld on the LCA mounts from a Fox/SN95 axle to the S197 axle. This will require some creativeness. None of the suspension products designed to mount to an 8.8 are going to fit on the S197 8.8 because of the different tube diameter. Then you are going to have to narrow the S197 8.8 by cutting the housing ends off and installing something narrower.

In the end, I think it will be easier to just put a 3-link mount on a Fox/SN95 housing.

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terryr - I read your write-up on the creation of your 3-link. I was hoping for a little less floor-pan surgery since mine is a DD and I'd like to keep the back seat.

Jack, I didn't realize the s197 axle tubes were larger. I agree, it would seem to be more cost effective to put a 3-link ear on a fox 8.8 rather than adapt the s197. Still leaves the chassis end mod. Maybe the EvM set-up was the best under the circumstances.
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terryr - I read your write-up on the creation of your 3-link. I was hoping for a little less floor-pan surgery since mine is a DD and I'd like to keep the back seat.

Jack, I didn't realize the s197 axle tubes were larger. I agree, it would seem to be more cost effective to put a 3-link ear on a fox 8.8 rather than adapt the s197. Still leaves the chassis end mod. Maybe the EvM set-up was the best under the circumstances.
Most of EVM's development centered around getting a bolt-in chassiws mount the the point where mere mortals could install it, and it'd survive under reasonably-high-powered horsepower levels. This is NOT an easy thing to do.

Every DIY 3-link setup I've seen has been for a race car, where there is no back seat and cutting great, big holes in the floorpan is perfectly acceptable. I think the reason for that is because it's not easy at all to get a 3-link to stay under the sheatmetal without a lot of engineering and development time. (In other words, you're going to end up breaking a lot of mounts, and perhaps a few cars before you get it right.)

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MY back seat will fit back in. The seat frame near the center has to be altered slightly. I left it until after winter.

Certain racing classes don't alllow the floorpan to be altered however.

The Ford 3rd link bolts to a horseshoe which fastens to the floor with three bolts. The fox has a sheetmetal box in that position. Perhaps it can be reinforced with plate and angle braces to the rear seat area to hold the stock ford piece.


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Well, let's brain storm for a minute. If one wants an alternative to the T-arm or 5-link now that EvM is gone, the s197 three link adapted to a fox seems worthy. As far as I can tell, there are two pieces that require some engineering: the axle mount and the tunnel mount. By using the s197 8.8 center section (albeit with different axle tubes) the axle end is done. If one could adapt the chassis side from the s197 to a fox or at least use it as a template, that end is done. Connect the two with a standard adjustible bar and we have a three link on a fox without the somewhat troublesome issues presented by the EvM piece. But like I said, this is brain storming, not engineering. Might be cost prohibative too.
I apologize if I came off the wrong way. I just thought it too be a lot of work to have a three-link. You are correct that the axle mount is a complicated part of the process in building a three-link, but the floor mount (as has been said) is far worse for a street car anyway.

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