A big design flaw with the Delorean front suspension is the fact that there is literally no longitudinal constraint of the lower control arm. The only thing keeping the wheel from flexing fore/aft is the sway bar which in other words is having to serve dual purposes: Reduce sway and stabilize the LCA. Not ideal. This design arrangement is a legacy from Colin Chapman; the same concept was used on the Lotus Esprit S1 and upgraded on the S2 (or S3) later on. To remedy this, I purchased two sets of massive stainless steel lower control arm reinforcements from DMC Europe that will provide triangulation, of course without affecting suspension compression/extension. The end result is stability primarily under braking.
|Stainless Lower Control Arm supports (L&R)|
While I was at it I also invested in a complete set of polyurethane bushings, also from DMC Europe, for all front suspension joints. Many of the bushings come with nicely machined stainless spacers and inserts and have the precision worthy of a Swiss watch:
|Polyurethane bushings with stainless hardware (L&R)|