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On 12/12/2018 at 11:06 AM, Commander Riker said:

Wheels are on point!  Car looks great.

Thanks! Salt on the road means it's away for now. Going to pull bits apart and heat wrap / clean old gunk. 

 

On 12/12/2018 at 4:04 PM, Andzey said:

Lucky you having PS4S in 17"..

Smallest size they make for the PS4S!! Also the max I can fit width wise so that's lucky.

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9 hours ago, apeacock said:

Thanks! Salt on the road means it's away for now. Going to pull bits apart and heat wrap / clean old gunk. 

 

Smallest size they make for the PS4S!! Also the max I can fit width wise so that's lucky.

I'm running 225/40R18 PSS on mine without issue and have heard of others running 235s.

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21 hours ago, quiksilver said:

I'm running 225/40R18 PSS on mine without issue and have heard of others running 235s.

the 7.5" wheel and equivalent of a 28mm offset make the rears a hair off hitting the plastic fender liners though. Other wise yes I could fit a wider tire. 

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7 hours ago, B_Dub said:

Those wheels are so god damn hot. Wish I had a set. :biggrin:

SO rare where would you find one! :biggrin:

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On 2018.12.16. at 12:14 AM, apeacock said:


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This stretch is exactly the same as my 205/50R17 Conti SC2 on 7.5j Enkei GT7

When I got my '00 R with 17" Satellites it had 215/45R17 Hankook Ventus and they were by a thickness of paper same width as aforementioned 205 Sportcontacts. I hate how tire manufacturers sell us imaginary tire width that has nothing common to real tire footprint width 

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On 12/17/2018 at 2:31 PM, Andzey said:

This stretch is exactly the same as my 205/50R17 Conti SC2 on 7.5j Enkei GT7

When I got my '00 R with 17" Satellites it had 215/45R17 Hankook Ventus and they were by a thickness of paper same width as aforementioned 205 Sportcontacts. I hate how tire manufacturers sell us imaginary tire width that has nothing common to real tire footprint width 

Would be nice to at least standardize the point at which they are measured right?Or maybe provide a template with the width etc. Couldn't be that hard. 

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Getting more stuff back together post 'heat shielding' everything down behind the engine. 

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Removed the rear water pipe to give a bit of a bend to the turbo return line and as a result I  made a new leak =[
Seems like it was difficult to refit and that lead to something with the o-ring inside there getting messed up, so I'm going to use a stop gap solution for now until the whole assembly comes back out again for  a major planned refresh. 

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Gold looks nice though ❤️

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I should have put this up before but here is what the front prop shaft bearing holder guy looks like when it rubs it self to death. 
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On 3/13/2019 at 10:01 PM, B_Dub said:

What’s the major planned refresh? Do tell

Happening in two weeks is:

Cylinder head from a V70R
"Stage 2" port services with enlarged valves and "race porting"
Manley custom stainless over sized inlet and outlet valves. 
While it's down and out doing the front A arms, tie rods, reseal the oil pump / pan (i think that's where this leak is coming from), and change to the new style oil pickup. 
Might delve into the axle seals for the rear diff as well since it's been gooey and cruddy since the day I bought the thing almost 7 years ago. 

Gonna be sweet! 
 

Weather was great yesterday, almost 60 degrees outside. Had the time to swap in the new stiffer springs. Going from 450lb to 600lb rated. No drives yet but the "knee test" we are all familiar with felt pretty good. I'm also happy to have some ride height back again. 

I also realized I've had the rubber isolators / seats in the bottom for years now. Pulled those out in the process. 

Note how much height the springs lost over the last few years. These came from @lookforjoe on his former wagon and have been on mine for a while now. At least 1/4" gone off of them. 

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wow - interested to see/hear more on the motor work

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600lb, damn. I went from 350lb to 450lb Eibachs based on my calculations for the rear suspension (optimal was ~475lb IIRC) and think it rides great. Interested in hearing your thoughts.

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So I'm guessing the threads on coilovers can take a crazy amount of abuse? I've always wondered how that works. It looks like all of the force from any bump you hit is pushing up against the threads.

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2 hours ago, Brad850 said:

So I'm guessing the threads on coilovers can take a crazy amount of abuse? I've always wondered how that works. It looks like all of the force from any bump you hit is pushing up against the threads.

Yeah, all the spring force is against the collar. The collar engages several of the threads at once so it helps to spreads the force out. 

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