Originally Posted by Doodad
My sexual relationship with your Mom is none of these peoples business.....Anyway, someone have a pic to post?
Obviously I picked the wrong person to try to glean some useful information from. You have an idea that may help relieve the problem, it just doesn't make sense to me. That doesn't make it wrong.
If you put set screws into a hole, they don't just float there. They exert pressure on the holes to hold themselves in place. That pressure to me seems like it would add more stress when the piece comes under duress. To me when the car gets put into a situation that it lands hard on one wheel the turnbuckle is putting great leverage on the ball stud and snapping the top plate from the hole outward. If the force was instead side impact closing the holes would keep the CF from collapsing.
I see it like a wedge you have stuck in a piece of wood. If you drive it in part way and then hit another area of the log with an axe, the wood generally splits straight over to the wedge.
Anyway, you can just continue to call me names if you'd like...or it might have been easier to just say you'd seen it done before and don't really know why it works. However, last time I checked, on-road cars don't do that much jumping.