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  1. Had a set back after a 6500 rpm launch that dead hooked @ 20 psi or so. It was one of those launches where I was like "I should probably check the drivetrain." Ended up twisting by rear billet 4340 axle stub adapters. Slipped it pretty well, so I think this failure is an excessive torque failure and not an excessive shock failure. The reason why I had to design these in the first place is so that I could use the 27 tooth spline Eaton Detroit TruTrac LSD in the rear and also use the stronger 960 MKI rear axle. I originally wanted to through harden the V1s but the manufacture was un
    4 points
  2. Forgot to update on the X1/9: Drive to Carlisle - only me & one Volvo this year - Fiat got moved away from adjacent to the Volvo section this year The other red X1/9 is what mine looked like originally I did get this Did the exhaust note trials - just for fun - noticed I'm getting some oil smoke Finally got the car Dyno-tuned on Thursday. 195WHP, 165WTQ https://youtu.be/YRUDMYGVwCY https://youtu.be/gkhGNtn2R6c
    3 points
  3. Hello, I am new in the car world and don’t know much about cars yet. I am looking to get my first track car. Maybe a few mods. Anyway I fond this old 850 R that hasn’t moved for 10 to 15 years. I contacted the owner and he would like to get rid of it for cheep. Like 700$. I don’t really know what I am getting into yet. Would it be worth it to restore it? I live in Montréal so we have harsh winter. P.s. it’s a manual transmission. Sorry for bad English I am a French Canadian
    1 point
  4. I didn't know it was a thing either until a local told me about it. Then found out you can Crack the CEM using it, which will definitely be happening next month. Not sure how many times I can tell you thanks but I definitely appreciate it. It will definitely be getting a good bit of use, especially with all those non CEL throwing codes that came up.
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  5. Since my C30 thread is archived..... I installed the rear diff on my C30 that I had added the Quaife 11J to about a year & a half ago... now I have proper AWD with front & rear Quaife LSD's. Not many pics, I already documented the R&R of the rear elsewhere. Basically, remove rear shocks, unbolt brake calipers & suspend from shock mount plate. Disconnect ABS sensors & Haldex harness. Disconnect rear CV at Diff. Remove trailing arm forward bolts (4), remove subframe bolts (6). Slightly lower entire rear, then disconnect EVAP tubes (3) and unbolt leak detec
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  6. Thanks to the amazing @gilber33 I can now see things that are not otherwise known. I can also do things I wanted to add for a quarter of the price. Volvo wants $200 for the fog light turn on, + $150 for the auto lock feature. Vdash is only $45 ea. Need to get Vida working but was having issues with it so using VDash for now. Will likely pick up a battery tender, stick it in the garage and crack the CEM at some point next month. Till then, shenanigans.
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  7. I also produced a 2nd billet angle gear. Been a crazy busy spring / summer. This unit went to a friend who lives in The Netherlands for testing. He has a highly built 850 AWD that he auto crosses in the dirt with. He has had continual issues with the factory cast angle gear case exploding upon launch when running the car locked 4WD. He setup the case himself with some help from me and he did a fantastic job! He was able to recently race the car. The case and drivetrain are holding up great so far! Looking forward to more racing. He is also making u
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  8. Thanks Alex! Okay, so it's not quite time for the subframe install just yet.... I was headed to my soccer game on a Tuesday night in May. I had only made it about 1 mile from my apartment when I went over a large bump at 55-60 mph. I heard/felt an unusually loud sound from the passenger side of the car. It was kind of like I had a flat tire, but worse. I quickly got the car slowed down, then pulled over to the shoulder and got out. This is what I saw: Left behind a pretty noticeable skid mark from dragging the tire:
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  9. For a long time I've wanted to swap in a FWD subframe to use 2-bolt control arms. The drivers side 4-bolt arm is really challenging to access because of the M66 case. Several years ago I parted out a 99 V70 NA, and kept the subframe for this project. I was finally able to get started on the project this winter. Using a FWD subframe on an AWD car requires welding the AWD transmission mount bracket onto the subframe. I made a template to locate the bracket on the FWD subframe, then cut the bracket off from an AWD subframe taken from a XC my friend parted out: Once I had the brack
    1 point
  10. Pro tip for a loved xc70. Get some s60 sport seats. What a difference to everyday use!
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