Originally Posted by Checock
Matt, what's the expected ETA for shipping? Are you planning in having two options; v1 and v2?
There will LIKELY be two versions available for purchase. That will be determined after thorough testing of Version 2.
V1 is the setup posted on page one. Which is what the deposits have gone towards; unless you want to wait for testing of v2 to be finished.
The tentative date for V1 to shipping is the first week of May. However that is based on the machine shop being on time which could be off by up to a week.
V1 is a tried-and-true design using an Aurora High-Misalignment, Teflon-lined spherical bearing inside of my retainer housing. This setup will offer the best improvement in steering response and precision.
V2 uses a high-misalignment polished ball, retained in a 2-piece polymer race.
My theory is that by using a softer race combined with the split-in-two design, it will offer more ride comfort for those who deal with rough roads, or just prefer a softer setup. However this added comfort will give up some of the steering precision seen in V1, while being a significant improvement over OEM rubber, and urethane alternatives.
I want to be clear that my theories on Version 2 are just that: theories. They are not meant to be fact or actual opinion based on use. I will post my results after thorough testing.