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Forum: performance & modifications 11-21-2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,485
Posted By kendogg
You ignored nearly everything I said and started...

You ignored nearly everything I said and started making things up - some of it the complete opposite of truth. Not saying you're lying. Just saying maybe you've taken your first materials properties...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-20-2018, 11:15 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,485
Posted By kendogg
If poly is just 'better material' then why does 0...

If poly is just 'better material' then why does 0 OEM or professional race team use it, anywhere? Poly is cheaper to mold, and is harder. Thats it. Higher durometer rubber takes actual R&D money, and...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-16-2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,808
Posted By kendogg
Find a local clutch shop to build you a custom...

Find a local clutch shop to build you a custom clutch. Give them your pressure plate & flywheel, and tell them what trans is going in. They'll make a custom disc and set the stack height where it...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-14-2018, 10:42 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,485
Posted By kendogg
With as much movement as that bushing has, poly...

With as much movement as that bushing has, poly is going to tear in no time. It's not flexible like that.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-24-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,210
Posted By kendogg
OR - since the Ford Focus ST uses the Volvo...

OR - since the Ford Focus ST uses the Volvo motor, is there any support behind those ECU's? Time for more googling.... Looks like it's a B5254T3. similar years.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-24-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,210
Posted By kendogg
Interesting. Worth doing over a standalone? ...

Interesting. Worth doing over a standalone?

I tried being as vague as possible, because I didn't want other info to impede the original question. I have an '06 S60 T5 which has the B5244T5 in...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-24-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,210
Posted By kendogg
Really? Now I'm intrigued. I need to investigate...

Really? Now I'm intrigued. I need to investigate how it works on the motors that came natively with ME4.4, vs how it works on the B5244T5 then. I thought those older motors were intake-only vvt?
Forum: performance & modifications 10-22-2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,210
Posted By kendogg
MS isn't going to run a dual-VVT e-throttle...

MS isn't going to run a dual-VVT e-throttle motor. It's a good cheap ECU, but it's still not a 'real' ECU. I'm not even sure I'd trust an MS3Pro to be honest. Cheapest thing I've looked at thus far...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-22-2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,210
Posted By kendogg
No, I'm asking whats the newest ECU I can use on...

No, I'm asking whats the newest ECU I can use on a Volvo 5 cylinder turbo that can be run as 'standalone' so to speak in a non-Volvo car. And yes, the ME7 is kinda 'ancient', but it's modern by LH...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-22-2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,210
Posted By kendogg
Volvo ECU question

Not sure where else to ask this, so I figured I'd start here.


What is the newer Volvo 5 cylinder ECU thats able to be tuned, have immobilizer etc deleted and generally be able to be run in a...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-22-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,485
Posted By kendogg
Nice. I would have wanted these when I had my...

Nice. I would have wanted these when I had my 960, but they weren't available when I was still driving it. JRZ's are badass.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-12-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,485
Posted By kendogg
How did you get the pegs to fit up front? I'm...

How did you get the pegs to fit up front? I'm trying to fit tethys to my 960, but it's looking like I'm going to need damn adapter spacers to be able to make them fit without hitting the strut
Forum: performance & modifications 01-16-2018, 02:35 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,100
Posted By kendogg
Compression & leakdown. If it's good - send...

Compression & leakdown. If it's good - send it.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-15-2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,100
Posted By kendogg
I regularly got 19 with my 960 wagon. Only reason...

I regularly got 19 with my 960 wagon. Only reason it was that low was the 3.73 in the rear end.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-14-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,329
Posted By kendogg
Oh, I know - I saw it lol. I'm hoping he may be...

Oh, I know - I saw it lol. I'm hoping he may be interested in my project ideas as well :) I may be getting a free ''07 S60 T5 (wrecked) as partial payment for a job I'm doing for a customer. That...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-13-2018, 11:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,329
Posted By kendogg
I'm interested in the adapter plate, who're you...

I'm interested in the adapter plate, who're you having make one? I've been talking to people about building adapter plates for a couple of the US BMW transmissions as well, but it's hard going when...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-28-2017, 11:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,139
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.



...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-28-2017, 11:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,139
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, 10:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,139
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 08-27-2017, 11:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,139
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, 10:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,139
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, 08:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,139
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 07-03-2017, 11:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,113
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: 3,043
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: 3,043
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: 7,567
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: 196
Views: 78,266
Posted By kendogg
LM4.

LM4.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-31-2016, 07:17 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 78,266
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: 196
Views: 78,266
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: 1,745
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: 79
Views: 15,318
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
Views: 4,773
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, 09:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,433
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, 03:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,397
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 09-12-2015, 11:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,397
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 09-11-2015, 11:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,397
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, 09:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,336
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, 01:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,261
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, 08:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,943
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, 12:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,972
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, 07:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,972
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 04-27-2015, 11:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,972
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, 03:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,261
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, 03:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,451
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 04-07-2015, 11:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,498
Posted By kendogg
None, sorry.

None, sorry.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-28-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,782
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: 1,459
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: 6,512
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: 13,266
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: 13,266
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...
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