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Old 02-24-2012, 02:23 PM   #201
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Sounds fantastic! 2nd video made me LOL!
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Old 02-24-2012, 03:31 PM   #202
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Great looking car and a clean install. Bad-a!
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Old 02-24-2012, 11:00 PM   #203
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this makes me want to get my car running again...
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Old 02-25-2012, 03:46 PM   #204
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Thanks guy's. I'm working on the traction issue, I still plan to widen the rear steelies for some 275s. For now though I picked up some rear honda s2000 wheels (16x7.5) that I'm going to mount some 255 50 16 mickey thompson et streets on. Mustang guys have gone 8's on that tire so it should be good enough for my pile. Also picked up a pretty healthy used cam and pushrods, just need to buy some valve springs now and ram it in there. Should pick up at least 80-100hp

Here is the wheel/tire combo im goin for,
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Old 02-26-2012, 04:59 PM   #205
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I got consistent 1.41 60ft times with that same tire.. isn't an s2000 wheel +45 though? Are you going to run tons of spacer?


here is my old setup: 16x8 et10 with a 255/50/16, 8.8 rear end. it "poked" pretty good, so I had some major hillbilly rake, but it got the job done.
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Old 02-26-2012, 05:49 PM   #206
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I love that bertone so freaking much. Always have. flathoods on black 262C's is a damn sexy look.
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Old 02-26-2012, 06:43 PM   #207
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[QUOTE=Bigbegum69;4070855]I got consistent 1.41 60ft times with that same tire.. isn't an s2000 wheel +45 though? Are you going to run tons of spacer?


Yeah prob going to have to run at least a 1/2" spacer but i wont know till I get the tires mounted. Another option for me is a turboII rx7 rear wheel, same size with a little less offset. I really just want to be able to tuck the tire. Your car is an LT1 correct? Thats a killer 60ft, what sort of times have you run?
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Old 02-26-2012, 07:37 PM   #208
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got pretty consistent in the 1/8 mile.. ran a lot of 6.30's @ 107-108.. always drove it to the track

my setup was a 383LT1, lots of spray, th350, 2800stall, 3.27 gears.

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Old 02-26-2012, 08:05 PM   #209
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Damn, that's movin out! Hope mine will end up that fast some day, mind sharing any suspension tips?
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Old 02-26-2012, 09:31 PM   #210
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so my setup was... Cut ipd wagon overloads, bilstien HD's, Adjustable panhard, adjustable upper torque arms. I do not know how it worked so well, but it did! I hear that people always say these cars hook hard, so who knows. I never really "tuned" the suspension, it just worked.

I think the mickeys had the most to do with it honestly.
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Old 02-26-2012, 10:03 PM   #211
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Very cool, I have also heard that these cars just seem to work. Man you have me all excited now..lol
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:16 PM   #212
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Did you do any strengthening to the rear lower control arms? I'm going to do my bushings this weekend and it would be the perfect time but not sure if is necessary.

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Old 02-29-2012, 12:25 AM   #213
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I did not, and never had any problems. It is kind of funny, but thinking about back, I never got around to installing a rear sway bar. I did have an ipd 25mm on the front though. pretty backwards for drag racing..

I see people bracing their lower arms on road race/autocross cars, but in reality you probably need them to flex a bit so the rear suspension does not bind while turning. boxed lower arms create nasty snap oversteer on nasa/scca solid axle road race cars. But for drag racing I can not see how the extra rigidity could hurt.
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Old 02-29-2012, 11:58 PM   #214
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Looking mighty nice.
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Old 03-07-2012, 03:28 PM   #215
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[QUOTE=55superbeetle;4069691]Also picked up a pretty healthy used cam and pushrods, just need to buy some valve springs now and ram it in there. Should pick up at least 80-100hp
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What springs are you looking for? I have two new sets of yeller LS6 beehives and a low mileage set of dual PRC .650s.
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Old 03-08-2012, 02:29 AM   #216
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What springs are you looking for? I have two new sets of yeller LS6 beehives and a low mileage set of dual PRC .650s.
The duals would be perfect! sent you a pm
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Old 03-08-2012, 05:10 PM   #217
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Old 03-08-2012, 10:00 PM   #218
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Old 03-16-2012, 11:24 PM   #219
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I scored the other day and turned 200 bucks into 700 so I went on a small shopping spree. I got valve springs from svedsled (thanks again!), cam for a LS9, chromoly pushrods, and the most important part....turbo! Got this tank of a Chinese "gt45", its only got a 70mm wheel but should still make 5-600 easily. These turbos are pretty well documented on lsx motors and seem to be decent in quality. I was going to do the huge cam/nitrous thing but I really like how it idles and drives like stock now. The LS9 cam is perfect for boost and will still idle perfectly. This will also let me use a taller rear gear so its not zinging the motor in the fast lane. Basically trying to copy this guy, my new hero. http://ls1tech.com/forums/forced-ind...-fairmont.html Probably try to do a little better job on the fab though

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Old 03-16-2012, 11:37 PM   #220
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Well just in case this thread wasn't already awesome.
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Old 03-17-2012, 09:38 AM   #221
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Old 03-18-2012, 06:36 PM   #222
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looks like i know what my next project is
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Old 06-12-2012, 02:31 AM   #223
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Finally got some time to work on the volvo. I have just been beating the crap out of it every weekend and havent lost a race yet. Embarrassed some douche in a new SS Camaro last weekend to the point of him darting across three lanes, locking up the brakes and turning so he didnt have to pull up next to me again This is my first project car that I have been able to rape every weekend and never have to fix anything.

Me and a few friends are going to an autocross in two weeks so I'm doing some suspension stuff to make it not so horrible. I made some bump steer spacers that were needed after I moved the steering rack down. Also putting the sway bars back on and replacing the rear trailing arm bushings because there isn't much left of the stock ones. I'm still pretty sure im just going to put on a smoke show around the course LOL




Here is my other project I'm building for a friend of mine. Turbo honda b18 in a vw GTI.....as soon as its out of here the volvo is getting it's snail.

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Old 06-12-2012, 05:38 AM   #224
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Finally got some time to work on the volvo. I have just been beating the crap out of it every weekend and havent lost a race yet. Embarrassed some douche in a new SS Camaro last weekend to the point of him darting across three lanes, locking up the brakes and turning so he didnt have to pull up next to me again This is my first project car that I have been able to rape every weekend and never have to fix anything.

Me and a few friends are going to an autocross in two weeks so I'm doing some suspension stuff to make it not so horrible. I made some bump steer spacers that were needed after I moved the steering rack down. Also putting the sway bars back on and replacing the rear trailing arm bushings because there isn't much left of the stock ones. I'm still pretty sure im just going to put on a smoke show around the course LOL




Here is my other project I'm building for a friend of mine. Turbo honda b18 in a vw GTI.....as soon as its out of here the volvo is getting it's snail.

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Old 06-12-2012, 08:50 AM   #225
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Dear god. Thats going to be insane.



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