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Forum: performance & modifications 08-28-2017, 12:48 PM
Replies: 19
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Posted By kendogg
I have a local clutch builder that does great...

I have a local clutch builder that does great work (and Competition Clutch is only about 45 minutes away too). I can get anything built locally and for a good price, so thats not an issue.



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Forum: performance & modifications 08-28-2017, 12:46 PM
Replies: 19
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Posted By kendogg
I had a 2.79 open in this car years ago when it...

I had a 2.79 open in this car years ago when it was my DD. Got ~34 mpg on the highway. Swapped that for a 2.93 lsd when I found one real cheap. The 2.93 was OK, but would bog trying to drift in 3rd...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-28-2017, 11:11 AM
Replies: 19
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Posted By kendogg
You're the only person I know who thinks the BMW...

You're the only person I know who thinks the BMW ratios are 'utterly useless'. I think they work pretty well. They always have.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-28-2017, 12:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,484
Posted By kendogg
They're extremely overpriced junk and won't take...

They're extremely overpriced junk and won't take anymore than 500 ft./lbs without grenading. Sure it meets the power requirement, but....a $300 BMW ZF box will hold more torque.


Which, I have a...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-27-2017, 11:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,484
Posted By kendogg
A TKO500 wont take it. Have one here im putting...

A TKO500 wont take it. Have one here im putting new synchros in soon that's behind a 480 whp LS drift car and its ruined 2nd & 3rd gears synchro.

Tremec tells us their 'optional' carbon synchros...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-26-2017, 09:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,484
Posted By kendogg
Redblock transmission options

Sooo, what are the choices these days? Is it still mostly T5's & G265's?

I ask because we're toying with the idea of doing a stupid swap, on the cheap side. 16v turbo reblock making 300-400...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-04-2017, 12:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,275
Posted By kendogg
T56's are stupid expensive, weak and junk in...

T56's are stupid expensive, weak and junk in stock form. Need to spend thousands to build them to handle the same power as the more compact stock & dirt cheap BMW gearboxes. There is a company in...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-26-2016, 12:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,406
Posted By kendogg
8k seems stiffer than what most people have been...

8k seems stiffer than what most people have been saying, but 8k isn't stiff. I'm definitely interested in hearing others thoughts too. We're planning to do another Group Buy for tax season (why not,...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-28-2016, 10:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,406
Posted By kendogg
Soooo, 740/940 suspension

For solid axle cars, sedans or wagons - what are the desired wheel rates and springrates one would be looking for for coilovers? Assume streetcar, most common tire size ranges so I'm assuming not...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-20-2016, 10:32 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,023
Posted By kendogg
OP, this has been covered before. If you want to...

OP, this has been covered before. If you want to tune the stock ECU - buy IDAPro and/or WinOLS and get to hacking. In 6-12 months when you've sorted thru the hex and have build yourself a...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-20-2016, 10:26 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 46,778
Posted By kendogg
LM4.

LM4.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-31-2016, 07:17 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 46,778
Posted By kendogg
More than that. The ONLY things I did were a...

More than that. The ONLY things I did were a used LS6 cam ($120), new LS6 valve springs ($60) and blockhugger headers to get past the framerails, and mine made 300/311 at the wheels on 87. Stock...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-31-2016, 07:16 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 46,778
Posted By kendogg
Why? I used the stock harness with my LM4. It's...

Why? I used the stock harness with my LM4. It's cheap, and it's there. Yes, takes a little time to pull it apart and remove the stuff you don't need, but who cares?
Forum: performance & modifications 01-31-2016, 07:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,302
Posted By kendogg
Have a local friend who's towed a number of cars...

Have a local friend who's towed a number of cars with his E30 and a tow dolly. Entirely do-able. I wouldn't haul a car trailer, but a tow dolly - no problem at all, there won't be much tongue...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-30-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,498
Posted By kendogg
Yup. The Swift spring thing is 100% marketing. ...

Yup. The Swift spring thing is 100% marketing. Even if.....go out and make a .5 psi change in air pressure in your tires. You've now made more of a change in springrate (the tire is a spring in...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-01-2015, 12:24 AM
Replies: 31
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Posted By kendogg
I can do the swap, I've done LS swaps before, and...

I can do the swap, I've done LS swaps before, and obviously sold a lot of mounts....ken@otpauto.com.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-28-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,965
Posted By kendogg
Yup, I just used the stock stuff in my 960 with...

Yup, I just used the stock stuff in my 960 with my 4l60e.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-13-2015, 04:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,608
Posted By kendogg
Youd be money ahead spending ~$15k on a bosch...

Youd be money ahead spending ~$15k on a bosch motorsports box plus harness.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-13-2015, 12:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,608
Posted By kendogg
Doubt hes lazy -just doesnt see the value in the...

Doubt hes lazy -just doesnt see the value in the hundreds upon hundreds of hours it takes to disassemble an ecu that he'll sell 10-15 flashes ever for.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-12-2015, 12:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,608
Posted By kendogg
The DAMOS file won't tell you where everything is...

The DAMOS file won't tell you where everything is either. It's a 'roadmap', it'll give you a majority of the addresses, but not how the different maps or systems interact with eachother. ...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-22-2015, 10:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,649
Posted By kendogg
Not sure about the 240, but the M60 has...

Not sure about the 240, but the M60 has definitely been put in a Volvo 740, as one of my customers has done it. He used an M60b30 from an E34 530i, and a 6-speed gearbox from an E39 540i. The OBD1...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-17-2015, 02:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,666
Posted By kendogg
I agree, if OP already has the Ford motor - use...

I agree, if OP already has the Ford motor - use it. But, if we're buying a motor - how much does it cost to make 300 whp in a 302? A LOT more than it does in an LS, because the LS will do it bone...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-16-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,415
Posted By kendogg
Sadly, you purchased a vehicle that there's...

Sadly, you purchased a vehicle that there's nearly no aftermarket for. The ONLY suspension parts available are the Koni-based stuff that Ben sells. I sell LS mounts, and have sold/seen quite a...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-29-2015, 01:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,608
Posted By kendogg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/92-99-BMW-E36-3-SERIES-STA...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/92-99-BMW-E36-3-SERIES-STAINLESS-STEEL-USDM-EXHAUST-RACING-HEADER-325-328-323-M3-/400713391351?hash=item5d4c611cf7&vxp=mtr

Just don't use the crappy graphite gaskets they...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-28-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,608
Posted By kendogg
Double wall tubing has nothing to do with NVH,...

Double wall tubing has nothing to do with NVH, and everything to do with insulation & getting the cats up to temp faster. Reduced noise is a secondary benefit.

I get being cheap, but - it's worth...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-28-2015, 12:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,608
Posted By kendogg
Spark plug non-foulers also work decently well as...

Spark plug non-foulers also work decently well as a 'cheater' for a car without cats - use 1-2 threaded into a rear O2 bung, and insert the rear O2. It's still there, but it's out of the exhaust...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-25-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,666
Posted By kendogg
Yup, most people that were doing 5.slow stuff...

Yup, most people that were doing 5.slow stuff have moved on to LS stuff. It's just smart money, hp for hp.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-25-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,077
Posted By kendogg
The IRS 'handles' the power just fine. The...

The IRS 'handles' the power just fine. The problem with it is the complete lack of aftermarket support for anything related - brakes, suspension, etc. Buy a pre-'95 960, and all of that is much...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-08-2015, 12:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,880
Posted By kendogg
None, sorry.

None, sorry.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-28-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,284
Posted By kendogg
So after how many years of debate, I was correct?...

So after how many years of debate, I was correct? Bosch makes good stuff, color me surprised.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-06-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,121
Posted By kendogg
It should be a 1030, with either a 3.31 or a 3.73.

It should be a 1030, with either a 3.31 or a 3.73.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-20-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,343
Posted By kendogg
It's the only way to go ;)

It's the only way to go ;)
Forum: performance & modifications 11-24-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,384
Posted By kendogg
What motor? And how much $$$$ did it cost to get...

What motor? And how much $$$$ did it cost to get you to that power level?
Forum: performance & modifications 11-20-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,384
Posted By kendogg
Speed sensor from the diff powers the cluster. ...

Speed sensor from the diff powers the cluster. Do some reading on V8Volvos.com, the cluster is easy. Everything is 'happy' with the transplanted engine. Shoot me a PM, grab a set of LS mounts...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-19-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,009
Posted By kendogg
No idea, but a similar design is used in a lot of...

No idea, but a similar design is used in a lot of the turbo motor mount arms for the BMW's and they're putting down 700-800 ft./lbs or more, in track and drift cars. Was told that the FEA didn't...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-19-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,009
Posted By kendogg
S90 & V90 are the same car as my 960, so yes -...

S90 & V90 are the same car as my 960, so yes - they fit great. Ross Converse is finishing up an LY6/6l80e swap into one of my customers S90's with these mounts and he's expressed how much he likes...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-19-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,009
Posted By kendogg
V8Volvos has become popular

I've recently sold out of the 2nd production run of V8Volvos LS mounts. Fascinating, lol. Even a couple sets went to Australia! This has certainly been a hell of a learning experience, and getting...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-14-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 16,418
Posted By kendogg
I've seen a handful of snapped shock shafts on...

I've seen a handful of snapped shock shafts on BC's, leakers, among other problems. The QC is piss poor. THAT is a fact Chigga.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-14-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 16,418
Posted By kendogg
Ugh, the BC garbage train just doesn't stop, does...

Ugh, the BC garbage train just doesn't stop, does it. You've been warned....
Forum: performance & modifications 08-01-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 18,540
Posted By kendogg
http://www.teammfactory.com/gear-calculator ...

http://www.teammfactory.com/gear-calculator

I've posted this before. Can plug in whatever gears, tire sizing (don't forget - tire sizing plays a roll as well) and differential gearset you desire,...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-01-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 18,540
Posted By kendogg
Or call these guys. A little more expensive, but...

Or call these guys. A little more expensive, but they'll have them and ship them to your door: http://www.bmrparts.com/index.htm

Or, check car-part.com. If I ever do an LS swap in a track car -...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-01-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 18,540
Posted By kendogg
Junkyards. Depends on the yard, I pulled a...

Junkyards. Depends on the yard, I pulled a number out of my ass, it's been a few years since I've grabbed one. Pullapart.com (one of the bigger local, multi-location yards around Atlanta) sells...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-01-2014, 02:01 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 18,540
Posted By kendogg
I'm not even going to respond to John, because...

I'm not even going to respond to John, because he's just being his usual dickbag self. However - I honestly DIDN'T know that. Anytime I've ever had a conversation about transmissions, shifters,...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-29-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 18,540
Posted By kendogg
Not sure where you get your knowledge either...

Not sure where you get your knowledge either John. T5 is a top-loading shifter. Pics as proof:
...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-28-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 18,540
Posted By kendogg
I've only known a handful of people needing to...

I've only known a handful of people needing to actually rebuild one of these boxes. And they're making massive amounts of torque (600+ ft./lbs) and either drifting, or drag racing. Sorry if you...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-20-2014, 03:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,783
Posted By kendogg
They let you drag race with crap in the car? ...

They let you drag race with crap in the car? Really?
Forum: performance & modifications 07-15-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,011
Posted By kendogg
Also, this is a good discussion re: seat...

Also, this is a good discussion re: seat construction, certifications, and crash safety.

http://rennlist.com/forums/racing-and-drivers-education-forum/126280-aluminum-seats-and-fia.html
Forum: performance & modifications 07-15-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,011
Posted By kendogg
No they aren't. NASCAR seats are custom made,...

No they aren't. NASCAR seats are custom made, with significantly more padding.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-15-2014, 12:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,011
Posted By kendogg
I've never understood why people buy the Kirkey...

I've never understood why people buy the Kirkey seats. Uncomfortable, and nowhere near able to be FIA certified. You HAVE to use abackbrace with them in any kind of road racing, and when the seat...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-16-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,308
Posted By kendogg
Wow, I've never heard a negative review of HP+'s....

Wow, I've never heard a negative review of HP+'s. Interdasting.
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