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Old 02-20-2008, 01:41 AM   #201
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Maybe next year.
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Old 02-20-2008, 12:05 PM   #202
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could you get some more pics of the lower braces? I have a set, and just want a better idea of where they're going.
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Old 02-20-2008, 04:08 PM   #203
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Maybe you have the same rattle as me...the little plate behind the headlight switch. For some reason mine wiggles.
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Old 02-20-2008, 04:27 PM   #204
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could you get some more pics of the lower braces? I have a set, and just want a better idea of where they're going.
There are already enough pictures of the IPD brace. Just look in my gallery, and expand the pictures to their full size. There are two holes in the car already, and then you have to drill the other two holes.
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Maybe you have the same rattle as me...the little plate behind the headlight switch. For some reason mine wiggles.
Mine wiggles as well, but it's not what's rattling. Well, it could be one of the many things recently, but the main thing that bugs me is something internal somewhere, that I couldn't find even when I had the instrument cluster out of the car.
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Old 02-20-2008, 04:48 PM   #205
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Its the only rattle on my car right now I just wish there was a way to keep it from moving.

To find rattles inside the dash you really need to pull it apart and drive around with a buddy. The buddy will poke around and try to find it while you just make sure not to hit anything. DO NOT try this alone
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Old 02-20-2008, 10:53 PM   #206
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I can make it rattle by holding the rpm around 2700-3000rpm, where the engine creates the most resonance.
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Old 02-23-2008, 04:15 PM   #207
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When you get back state side I'll ride along and try to find it. You will have to pull the dash back apart though
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Old 02-23-2008, 05:06 PM   #208
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oh snap!
i forgot about your car.
nice ipd rims, would love to get my hands on those....not as much as pegs though... :D
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Old 03-05-2008, 02:20 AM   #209
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oh snap!
i forgot about your car.
nice ipd rims, would love to get my hands on those....not as much as pegs though... :D
still autotragic?
Yep, still auto, but I'm purchasing everything for the swap in the next week or two... Then I'll just need to figure out what I want to do to the flywheel before installing it in the car, and if I'll want to get a more aggressive clutch plate for it while I'm at it or not. Probably yes.

I have some KYB GR2 front shocks for a K2500 Suburban that I need to modify and install sometime soon as well. Hopefully they'll be softer than the Konis were, yet still stiffer than the Bilstein HDs. Either way, they only cost me 1/4 the total for the Konis...

There's also my new wiper motor that's waiting for me to get around to installing it. The original makes noise and it's annoying.

Still "tracking" down a front spoiler as well.
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Old 03-05-2008, 02:05 PM   #210
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Kyle, we get our LH2.4 flywheels to 17-18lbs from the stock 28.x. Makes a big difference!
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Old 03-05-2008, 03:16 PM   #211
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Can I get one done up by you guys? I'm TOTALLY down for that. Would you need mine as a core?(shipping = spendy)
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Old 03-16-2008, 01:30 AM   #212
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A cam is now straight up with the stock timing gear, alternator voltage is now adjustable and set at 14.4ish compared with 13.8ish, computers have been reset and are still learning, and I have fresh oil in the car. Once the computers are done learning and I'm satisfied with the AFRs they're giving me(I really liked where they were before I made these changes, I'm almost a tank in and I still don't like what I'm seeing), I'll toss it on the dyno for the last time before some changes that aren't so minor. Such as an m47 swap(parts are in the garage, Dale's short shifter and all!). After that, it's time to pull the head and re-install it after an undetermined amount of work with an MLS headgasket.

If I have time next weekend, I'll install the solid endlinks I got from Ben when he was in town, and do a write up while I install the Suburban shocks in the rear.
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Old 03-16-2008, 01:54 AM   #213
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Your car's gonna be pretty wicked once you finish the manual swap man, I was impressed with it when you came down last year. Still need to slap a turbo on it though.
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Old 03-16-2008, 02:07 AM   #214
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Once I've given it at least a half ass chance NA, I'll go turbo. I think I might be looking into getting RennyD's setup.
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Old 04-05-2008, 11:16 PM   #215
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Old 04-06-2008, 12:27 PM   #216
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Heh, for some reason I never got the bump that you posted in here... Just now I saw your reply, and yeah, I guess I do have an update!

I'll make an official install article with a little more information later.

http://ovtuners.org/gallery2/v/membe...44/burbshocks/

As for now, I love their combination of stiffness and ride. They're not quite as stiff as the Konis or the other crap I just had on there, but they definitely are stiff. They're just not obnoxiously bouncy from not compressing over bumps and such.

That being said, regarding the rest of the car, the AFRs at WOT have been learned back into being about 12.5 at redline, which is perfect in theory I could go back to the dyno now, but I'm going to wait until I install a new crank position sensor, as I wonder if mine is getting a bit sloppy. It's still the original one, and it's about time for it to fail regardless. Might as well pop a new on in and rely on the knowledge that my timing is as accurate as LH can make it. We'll see if it makes any difference. I'm holding off on that until after this month though, as I'm purchasing a townhouse in a couple weeks. Gotta recover from closing costs and what not.

After next month, I'll pop it on the dyno, get one last run down the drag strip in automatic form, then it's time to park it in my newly spacious garage for a manual transmission swap! w000! Gotta get a flywheel lightened and sent out to me first, among a couple other little things I still need to get. Most likely going to be running a sprung 6 puck with a stock pressure plate.

I'll update the first post with the car's current configuration, as it's a bit different from what it says it is now...

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Old 04-08-2008, 01:00 AM   #217
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Nice man, congrats on the new place. When you having a housewarming party? Me and Britt are planning on taking a trip up that way sometime this summer, It'd be cool to hang out with all you OVT guys again.
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Old 04-13-2008, 03:12 PM   #218
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I guess that's sort of a peak at the two tone of the interior as well. For some reason I was unable to get the little interior door pulls off of their levers so I could switch those to black and leave the little backing plates blue. I had an idea to further the two tone theme yesterday though, can't wait until the weather gets warmer to take it to that next step...
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To get those pull handles off, I use a "door panel removal tool". It will fit underneath the plastic pull. Cradling the plastic pull in the tool, pull up. It's gonna take alot to get them off. I've had some pop right off and others take a lot of pressure. I remove the backing plate with the plastic pull, because the pull will only come up about 1/4". The car looking good.
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Old 04-13-2008, 03:33 PM   #219
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Nice man, congrats on the new place. When you having a housewarming party? Me and Britt are planning on taking a trip up that way sometime this summer, It'd be cool to hang out with all you OVT guys again.
Heh, first time I've seen this too... Not sure when I'll have a housewarming party, but there'll be at least two of'm, one for the family and grandparents, and one for the friends... I'll keep you updated. If I don't have a second roommate by then you guys can probably stay at my place with a bedroom of your own... Haha, we'll see, but I'm hoping I'll have another roommate...
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To get those pull handles off, I use a "door panel removal tool". It will fit underneath the plastic pull. Cradling the plastic pull in the tool, pull up. It's gonna take alot to get them off. I've had some pop right off and others take a lot of pressure. I remove the backing plate with the plastic pull, because the pull will only come up about 1/4". The car looking good.
Thanks Greg! I'll have to give it a try someday. I still need to purchase me one of those door panel remover tools, along with a bunch of other things missing from my tool selection. One day.
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Old 04-17-2008, 01:05 AM   #220
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Hey what part of Oregon are you?

I'm in Shasta County of northern California.
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Old 05-22-2008, 02:10 AM   #221
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Thought I got back to ya... Tigard/Portland area.

Been a while, eh? Good to be posting in here again, that means I'm doing something!

Just replaced the crank position sensor today(and upgraded to twin jet squirters for the windshield washers, ), and re-advanced the ignition timing 3 degrees again. I actually checked with a timing light to see if my setup is actually working, as I was never 100% positive. Yep, it is. Car feels smoother, maybe a smidge faster, but who knows. I'll be going to the track Friday, assuming weather cooperates, and we'll see if it can be a little less slow than all the other times it's been on the track. A tenth or two would be nice. With the tall gearing I probably should've left the cam gear 2 degrees advanced, but I like having a little more top end pull, so...(long duration NA cam on the way, overkill for my setup and stock engine management, but it'll be fun for a while)

I hope to autox it this weekend too, for the first time ever... Some stiff spring for the front may be in order, we'll see what Friday brings. w00! That'll be a change.

I also have those solid end-links for the front swaybar from Ben that'll be going in this weekend, and I'll be removing the little spacers above the rear spring perches to lower it back there a little bit. Between the springs/end-links and lowered rear I hope to reduce my inside rear wheel pick-up problem a LOT. Can't wait.

Also have some front control arm boxing plates that I'll have to take care of sometime this summer. I'll probably find some control arms in the junk yard(and maybe some rear lower trailing arms too) to box up and powdercoat. Should be fun, get rid of some more flex, make it all more direct...

Then there's the transmission swap that I'd LOVE to accomplish before my track day at PIR(also my first, w00000!) at the end of June. That's going to be a major stretch, but I'd love to accomplish it. T5 please. Oh, I'll need to replace all the pads and rotors then too, along with the rear SS lines, finally. *sigh* Money. Damn S80 needs to sell ASAP.

Then there still remains pulling the head and playing with that and a thin headgasket, the replacement of the front windshield happening in there somewhere so I can tint the darn windows, and maybe I'll finally get around to replacing some of the stock stereo equipment?

Oh, and I still need to install another front spoiler...


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Old 05-23-2008, 12:39 AM   #222
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End-links on, spoiler on( finally!!!!!!!) and the interior and trunk have been vacuumed.
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Old 05-23-2008, 01:55 AM   #223
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Noice! Your doing almost exactly what i want to do.

Did you feel a difference in the end-links? Im gunna want to know about the boxing of the arms.

Keep updating for us!
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Old 05-23-2008, 09:51 AM   #224
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I will. I don't think I noticed a difference with the end-links, but I haven't done much driving. It's not any noticeably harsher though. I had poly bushings on the original end-links, but not on the lower section where they mount to the control arm. They'd make a larger difference coming from stock rubber, especially worn out rubber...

I'll definitely keep updating.

EDIT: End links did actually transfer some additional NVH into the car. Not much, but it was noticeably less when I went back to stock links with poly bushings on the swaybar side.

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Old 05-26-2008, 03:01 PM   #225
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Did my first ever autox yesterday, and HOLY CRAP was it fun. Had a super blast, and even gave 3 people a blast during the three fun runs I did after the racing was over. Can't wait to see the results and rest of the pictures! Definitely could've used a LSD, stiffer front springs and more camber, but all in all it went damn well!

http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/2513/dsc3206hv0.jpg
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No new drag times, the skys opened up before anything good happened.

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