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Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 05:21 PM
Replies: 24
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Posted By blkaplan
Dont they have strict speed limits for towing if...

Dont they have strict speed limits for towing if you are moving this much weight?
Forum: performance & modifications 07-16-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 717
Posted By blkaplan
Instructions are shown on the skandix page, you...

Instructions are shown on the skandix page, you drill the body seams and through bolt it.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-16-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 717
Posted By blkaplan
a good trailer with brakes and a stability...

a good trailer with brakes and a stability controller will go along way to making it safer to tow a lot of weight.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-15-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 353
Posted By blkaplan
Have you installed a power steering cooler yet? ...

Have you installed a power steering cooler yet? Those are critical imo
Forum: performance & modifications 07-15-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By blkaplan
The JRZ coilovers we offer for the p80s will...

The JRZ coilovers we offer for the p80s will knock your socks off.

:-D
Forum: performance & modifications 07-12-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 599
Posted By blkaplan
I'm glad you are paying attention... Was...

I'm glad you are paying attention... Was wondering if anyone would call it out. Regardless between 6.5 and 8... not much difference, either way its HUGEEEEEE.

I'd say if you were to run a nice...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-12-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 599
Posted By blkaplan
At the moment, Koni double adjustables upfront...

At the moment, Koni double adjustables upfront in reinforced shortened housings. Koni Sports in the rear.

I have a set of JRZ pros set aside for it when i get my trailing arms finished up.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-11-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 599
Posted By blkaplan
BNEshop.com (http://www.BNEshop.com) You can...

BNEshop.com (http://www.BNEshop.com) You can get fulll bolt on ready coilovers without any fabrication required. We sell many levels in terms of damper adjustment and quality.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-10-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,799
Posted By blkaplan
All of these things here are things that I was...

All of these things here are things that I was thinking. :nod:
Forum: performance & modifications 07-10-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 599
Posted By blkaplan
You may want to consider going to coilovers, you...

You may want to consider going to coilovers, you get a lot more control on spring rates and lengths and you also get a much better alignment range since you dont have the 8" diameter springs that...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-02-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 21,528
Posted By blkaplan
I know someone with a mandrel bender for small...

I know someone with a mandrel bender for small tubing. I could see if its something they think they can tackle.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-01-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 102,789
Posted By blkaplan
:omg::omg::omg: :urgod:

:omg::omg::omg:

:urgod:
Forum: projects & restorations 06-30-2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 126
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Posted By blkaplan
If you are interested, lmk. Special length...

If you are interested, lmk. Special length housings or travel is easy to implement
Forum: projects & restorations 06-30-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 30,268
Posted By blkaplan
I am having JRZ build some struts for me right...

I am having JRZ build some struts for me right now with factory housing length but with 235mm of travel. Getting them valved for gravel / offroad.

food for thought
Forum: performance & modifications 06-28-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,045
Posted By blkaplan
Any of the FWD turbos that use the TD04HL setups...

Any of the FWD turbos that use the TD04HL setups would be a good downsizing from the TD05 you have now, if you want to do it on the cheap. You wont get 350 though

EFRs are excellent if you have...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-27-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 47,668
Posted By blkaplan
Yes, fully retarded and then manual adjusted.

Yes, fully retarded and then manual adjusted.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-27-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,733
Posted By blkaplan
That makes sense. I definitely have not starred...

That makes sense. I definitely have not starred at that area long enough to remember that.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-26-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,733
Posted By blkaplan
bolbo quality I suppose it depends on the...

bolbo quality

I suppose it depends on the quality of the machining, machined with a sharp edge end mill or is there a corner radius.

leaving sharp edges might be asking for it
Forum: performance & modifications 06-26-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,733
Posted By blkaplan
Is it one of the heads that they sank the lower...

Is it one of the heads that they sank the lower spring seat to get the nose force down?

Looks like that would make that area thinner and potentially crack something.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-26-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,733
Posted By blkaplan
Great photos and video!!! Thanks for posting that...

Great photos and video!!! Thanks for posting that stuff up.

It's quite interesting. I do think someone who is highly skilled could weld that or it could be epoxied by someone who is less...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-25-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 47,668
Posted By blkaplan
Not controlling it, just left unplugged... I had...

Not controlling it, just left unplugged... I had been assured by Ben Mcnally that its fine that way. :roll: car doesn't feel fine.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-21-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,568
Posted By blkaplan
600/300. dont remember corner weights

600/300. dont remember corner weights
Forum: performance & modifications 06-21-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,171
Posted By blkaplan
you definitely want to tune the ignition for...

you definitely want to tune the ignition for minimum advance and max torque. many times the knock limits the timing but keep bumping it up until you stop gaining power or you get det.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-20-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,568
Posted By blkaplan
Thats how they were before.

Thats how they were before.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-20-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,568
Posted By blkaplan
Yes they do benefit. I ran a 32mm hollow bar in...

Yes they do benefit. I ran a 32mm hollow bar in the front on mine and 16mm rear bar. Balance was great.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-19-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 599
Posted By blkaplan
im sure the out side dims are the same. Might...

im sure the out side dims are the same. Might want to see if it has the same quality extruded tubes that go across. The design of that is really nice.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-19-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,733
Posted By blkaplan
https://www.amazon.com/Pyro-Putty-2400-Metal-Seale...

https://www.amazon.com/Pyro-Putty-2400-Metal-Sealer/dp/B00AKJF2KO#customerReviews

something like this should work fine if you can access the area thats leaking.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-18-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,568
Posted By blkaplan
Theres nothing like a good set of spherical arms...

Theres nothing like a good set of spherical arms for these cars... I really got to get mine back in stock for the peoples.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-18-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,568
Posted By blkaplan
Its what happens when you abuse the **** out of...

Its what happens when you abuse the **** out of your car forever.... Boxing them helps, its why volvo had the "taxi" arms.

I have only seen it happen from big impacts, like hitting a curb. Im...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-17-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,733
Posted By blkaplan
Sand the top of those valves until you get the...

Sand the top of those valves until you get the mushroom out of it and chuck those valves where they belong. (the trash)

If its just a crack that passing fluid... could be a good application for...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-17-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 641
Views: 206,302
Posted By blkaplan
I wouldn't worry too much about that, its...

I wouldn't worry too much about that, its stainless right? From past experience, SS moves a ton when you weld it.. With production based fixtures you can help combat it but for a one off... a...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-17-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 597
Posted By blkaplan
You can buy them here. ...

You can buy them here.

https://www.bneshop.com/collections/individual-components-parts/products/fk-bearings-wide-spherical-bearings-wssx-t
Forum: performance & modifications 06-14-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,484
Posted By blkaplan
interested to hear what you find!

interested to hear what you find!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-13-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 600
Posted By blkaplan
I have koni gland nuts in stock.

I have koni gland nuts in stock.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-13-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,256
Posted By blkaplan
Theres no CV magic on the sellholm stuff. ...

Theres no CV magic on the sellholm stuff.

I think its just a floating axle conversion kit, which would allow the rear axles to take alot more load before going twisty twisty.

Theres no...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-13-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 812
Posted By blkaplan
I dont see why you couldn't convert a set of...

I dont see why you couldn't convert a set of nivos.

if you can get a set from a solid axle 700 series car, you would just have to drill out the upper pin from 12mm to 1/2" and figure out some...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-12-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 689
Views: 130,758
Posted By blkaplan
I might have components left over from my old...

I might have components left over from my old front control arm design, they would need to be welded together but its pretty straight forward as long as you can weld 1/8" 4130 safely.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-12-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 641
Views: 206,302
Posted By blkaplan
If the wheels are 67.1 CB then it would be...

If the wheels are 67.1 CB then it would be possible to have a hubcentric spacer @ 10mm to clear. Its probably something i could get knocked out at some point if you ever have the burning desire to...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-12-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 641
Views: 206,302
Posted By blkaplan
Looks like you figured out why I dont sell a 10mm...

Looks like you figured out why I dont sell a 10mm spacer for the 240. ;-)

The thinest hubcentric spacer I have been able to safely make while still having enough material to be durable is 15mm on...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-12-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 641
Views: 206,302
Posted By blkaplan
This is pretty much spot on from everyone else I...

This is pretty much spot on from everyone else I know who has gone through their heads. Nice porting but the valve quality / choice and other hardware misses the mark.

I have a friend that...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-12-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 641
Views: 206,302
Posted By blkaplan
I hear Larrys does really good engine work,...

I hear Larrys does really good engine work, definitely worth the wait!!!
Forum: performance & modifications 06-11-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 574
Posted By blkaplan
What wheel do you have? there are no short hubs...

What wheel do you have? there are no short hubs for the 740 that i know of
Forum: projects & restorations 06-04-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 689
Views: 130,758
Posted By blkaplan
When I was running tires wider and stickier...

When I was running tires wider and stickier (305/30/18s) I had fully adjustable spherical control arms... never had an issue

bushings could be sus.

Also, id recommend reinforced the mounting...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-20-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 689
Views: 130,758
Posted By blkaplan
The opening was designed and manufactured the way...

The opening was designed and manufactured the way it was to provide the most versatility to the most amount of people. There is a very small number of people using this strut brace with these strut...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-20-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 689
Views: 130,758
Posted By blkaplan
Sean, Just a heads up. The second set of...

Sean,

Just a heads up. The second set of bolt holes on the strut mounts allows you to deshroud the bolt that is hidden by the strut tower.

Looking good!!!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-16-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 958
Posted By blkaplan
Sheet steel is not very thermally conductive. ...

Sheet steel is not very thermally conductive. The area behind the heat sink will heat soak quickly and no longer provide any value. Its going to get most of its dissipation from radiation and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-16-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 958
Posted By blkaplan
Mounting it to the fender has a negligible change...

Mounting it to the fender has a negligible change or effect on cooling. The thermal compound goes between the power stage and the heat sink... not between the fender and the heat sink
Forum: performance & modifications 05-16-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,976
Posted By blkaplan
None of the issues that were presented can be...

None of the issues that were presented can be determined by looking at them without taking them apart. Also 4000 miles is a barely a test.

It looks like the exhaust side crimp has failed?
Forum: performance & modifications 05-15-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 895
Posted By blkaplan
clutch kits are cheap. just get it and throw it...

clutch kits are cheap. just get it and throw it in for now. worlds better than putting in a stupid slush box.

Or just get the lh2.4 flywheel now and put a clutch in... pressure plate stays the...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-15-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,484
Posted By blkaplan
That sounds like a potential winner.

That sounds like a potential winner.
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