The challenge with last minute decisions is that they are fraught with issues. The first issue is that the 2J Racing products were shipped by USPS rather than courier as was ordered – a decision as 2J Racing stated was logical as they have had best success with USPS for international shipping. That has not been my experience and unfortunately it wasn’t a good choice this time as the shipment, which I wanted in two days, got lost in the mail between Miami and the Canadian border. Since expedited delivery had been requested and paid for, it seemed logical to assume that they were lost when there was no sign of them for over two weeks.
I ordered a second set and this time shipped to a border city where a Canadian who works in the U.S. was going to provide transportation for the final leg of the journey. They both arrived within a day of each other. And while the NX has had Whiteline Castor bushings, ES control arm bushings and all over previous upgrades – many of those parts are long gone. SuperPro bushings are the known way to go, but after a week of searching none could be located in North America (2J Racing now has these in stock).
During those searches the Whiteline KCA303 castor bushings were found and ordered. ES 7.3109 control arm bushings and ES 7.5115 front sway bar bushings were located and were in our hands long before the 2J Racing kit was seen. And rather than being in our hands, these bushings sat on the new shelf in the garage which doubles as a splitter out on the race track until they could be installed. Mind you, not all from the same place because that would simply be too easy. So decisions good and bad have been worked through and the still, with the NX now missing the first track day that was planned for on July 4th.