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Old 03-18-2020, 02:29 PM   #126
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I haven't installed it yet. I switched my focus to the 78 for a while but intend to get back to the 79 soon. Setting it on the trunk, I don't see why it wouldn't fit. After looking at mine, I can see you didn't remove much material so its going to be very similar.

I'm definitely going to use it after seeing yours, looks really good.

Here's pics of it taped in placed, kind of crooked but just checking the length



Yeah it will definitely look good for you as well

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Great looking car, and the spoiler suits it perfectly. Nice work!

How did you attach the spoiler to the trunk lid?
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I used some double sided tape.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

This stuff really grips. I would suggest if you go that route you mark exactly where you want it to go before you remove the adhesive tape. Once you set it I don't think it will come off easily or take some paint with it.
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Old 03-22-2020, 08:12 PM   #127
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Today a buddy and I decided to go for a rip after being cooped up in the house all week. He has a Porsche 944 turbo and likes to cruise at the same style and pace as I do.

We don’t have a lot of twisty roads by my place but there is one decent road I frequent we decided to head out to this morning. Normally I don’t even come across another car but today there where for local police cruisers. It put a damper on the trip as we were going a lot slower then we normally would.





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Old 03-23-2020, 01:49 AM   #128
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Both good looking Turbos.
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Old 03-23-2020, 06:33 PM   #129
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Both good looking Turbos.
Thanks this may be the last time I get to have fun in a while.
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Old 03-31-2020, 07:32 PM   #130
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Default IPD Billet T Cam swap

Lock down being in full effect I decided it was time to swap out my stock T cam for IPD Turbo cam.

My T cam seems to fall flat after about 4500 RPM and sometimes I like to rev the engine a little higher.

below is the image of the T cam that was coming out.


These are the hushers that I installed last summer. They have about 2,000 miles on them and one was already split


Upon removal of the bearing caps I noticed one of the caps has some pitting in it.


It looks pretty bad. I hope it holds up .


After installing and removing the cam about 4 times I was finally able to set my lash to between 0.016 - 0.018. I put new hushers in although I am wondering if there is any point to this.



I did a 25 minute break in at 2500 RPM, then I changed the oil and filter.

Here is the engine bay back together


I set the cam timing to 2° advance and I am pretty pleased with the cars performance. I am running a 19T so I have zero turbo lag.

I also pulled my BMW R Nine T out of storage for its spring pre ride maintenance. For now an oil change is all that is needed but I am looking forward to warmer "care free" days

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Old 03-31-2020, 07:35 PM   #131
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Pits just hold a little more oil if it's not bad. No pics showed up though.

I never use the hushers, you just have to pick them out of the oil pickup screen after a while.
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Old 03-31-2020, 07:40 PM   #132
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Pits just hold a little more oil if it's not bad. No pics showed up though.

I never use the hushers, you just have to pick them out of the oil pickup screen after a while.
Fair enough. I set the album’s setting to public so I hope the pics show up now.
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Old 03-31-2020, 07:42 PM   #133
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I see them now. I wouldn't worry about those pits.
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Old 03-31-2020, 07:46 PM   #134
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Old 04-01-2020, 08:00 AM   #135
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Old 04-01-2020, 08:03 AM   #136
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Guess the Rubicon on the front fender was the giveaway
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Old 04-01-2020, 08:07 AM   #137
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Guess the Rubicon on the front fender was the giveaway
The hoist post kind of blocks it. Its my wife's Ruby but one of the things that makes her awesome is she prefers manuals like I do. As a matter of fact all of are cars are manuals!

My wifes 6 speed


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I refer to this as my G (ghetto) wagen

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Old 05-04-2020, 10:50 AM   #138
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Default Parts Courtesy of Wagonmeister

A friend of mine had a couple of parts he ordered from Dave aka wagonmeister. After reviewing what was available on line in regards to strut tower braces I really liked the wagonmiester flat nose strut brace. However being that I am running a valve cover cap vent I was concerned about the fitment of the brace and the vent.



It is definitely a little closer then I hoped. There isn't contact but there probably will be when the engine twists under load. Another caveat is that the brace needs to be removed to twist off the valve cover / 710 cap. Not ideal but for now I will live with this.



I also installed a pair of Dave's snow caps as well. This was purely a cosmetic upgrade but I thought it may look good with the other black accents the car already has.





Up next some long awaited stuff from BNE!
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Old 05-10-2020, 10:55 AM   #139
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Default BNE's got it!

I received some parts from Ben over the past few weeks and decided it was time to install these to my car.



Up first were the QSRC. I have had these since December but have finally got around to getting these in.


A couple of things I wasn't aware of before installing these is that there would some interference between these pieces and the dust shield. As shown below you can see the relief added to the dust shield stamping for the stock tie rod location. I also found out the stock location for the ball joint also had a relief stamped into it which would create an interference when lowered




After so heating and "clearancing" I ended up with this ridiculous looking dust shield


At least there was no longer any contact but I doubt I will be able to use the othe QS locations without additional clearance. I guess most people don't use a dust shield when using these brackets?



I settled on using the single notch for the Ackermann plates. I read in someones else build thread that this represented the stock location. My hope is after installing these the will eliminate the annoying bump steer I have been encountering

Up next will be the upper strut bearings followed by the torque rods.
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Old 05-10-2020, 03:09 PM   #140
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I guess most people don't use a dust shield when using these brackets?
Modifying the backing plates is a requirement, usually, a couple licks with something like a ball peen hammer is enough.
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Old 05-10-2020, 03:56 PM   #141
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Modifying the backing plates is a requirement, usually, a couple licks with something like a ball peen hammer is enough.
Totally not a complaint Ben. Just a little unexpected.

Looking forward to getting the rest of this stuff in ;)
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Old 05-17-2020, 07:09 PM   #142
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Default Strut bearings and Alignment

After installing Bens upper strut bearings and QSRC pieces I was in bad need of an alignment.

I decided to go with the star setting on the strut bearings. The triangle setting may be an option at a later date but I have about a 0.7 degree difference on maximum camber between each strut tower. Perhaps my car was bumped a few years back?







I used my camber adjustment tool to help me dial it in. With the star setting on the camber plates the best I could do is -0.7°




After that the toe was set about 0.25° (3/32") total toe in, again using my toe plates





I've heard that some people have problems with enough tie rod adjustment once using the
QSRC pieces but I was ok.

I also had a huge amount of rake going on between the the front and rear of the car.

Measuring from the ground to edge of the rocker behind the front tire and the ground to the rocker just forward of the rear tire I had about 1.5" of rake! I adjusted the rear lower by about an inch but I was curious what rake (if any) others are running.
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Old 05-18-2020, 09:46 AM   #143
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I've heard that some people have problems with enough tie rod adjustment once using the
QSRC pieces but I was ok.
That should not be an issue with the V2 units as we built in #5 Ackermann adjustment as standard.
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Old 06-09-2020, 06:06 PM   #144
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Wow what a build! Cannot wait to see it in person Tim! Very thorough and well done my friend.
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Old 06-09-2020, 08:03 PM   #145
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Wow what a build! Cannot wait to see it in person Tim! Very thorough and well done my friend.
Thanks Dan.

Are you going to start a new build thread for your 244 Turbo?
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Old 06-25-2020, 02:49 PM   #146
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Out of curiosity, what spring rates are you running front and rear?
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Old 06-25-2020, 03:17 PM   #147
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Out of curiosity, what spring rates are you running front and rear?
The front I did 350# rear was 200# I think.
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Old 09-02-2020, 06:30 PM   #148
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Have you experienced any improvement with trans vibrations since revising preloads and such?
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Old 09-02-2020, 08:49 PM   #149
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Have you experienced any improvement with trans vibrations since revising preloads and such?
Unfortunately there was no difference.

Bens hybrid torque rods made the biggest noticeable difference but the howling is still there just a little narrower in the RPM band and not as loud.

I'll be honest, with the windows down and my system up I hardly notice it anymore ;)
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