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Old 08-09-2019, 11:37 PM   #226
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I know I'm doing ok when I get no comments but a ton of views lol. Hope to assemble the rear this week, then have to figure out how to put the Brembo Z17 calipers on it, and order up my axles.
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Old 08-10-2019, 01:02 AM   #227
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Comment for comment bro
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Old 08-10-2019, 01:02 AM   #228
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That axle looks industrial btw
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Old 08-10-2019, 08:56 PM   #229
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Comment for comment bro
Fair enough, I should comment more on others projects, some really good stuff being done right now by very skilled guys. I have nothing to add to most of them except compliments, but I should do more of that.

The rear is pretty industrial, apparently I can run 44" tires without hurting it haha, the offroad crowd at the shop has been shocked when they saw the car, they want it for their jacked up Jeeps and trucks. The Truetrac says it will be way stronger than the 35 spline axles. So, I'll find what the next weakest link is fairly quickly I'm sure.
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Old 08-11-2019, 06:31 PM   #230
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Ehhhh, I'll bet the trans goes long before the rear end
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Old 08-11-2019, 08:35 PM   #231
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The TKO 600? Should be pretty strong and it has some mods, but I have no experience with it yet. It is the strongest Tremec as far as I know. Can't wait to find out haha
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Old 08-11-2019, 10:56 PM   #232
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It is the strongest Tremec as far as I know.
I'm not sure where you got that info. Tremec website says TKO is good for 600 ft.lbs. Magnum XL is bolt for 700.
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Old 08-11-2019, 11:07 PM   #233
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Ok, I was wrong there apparently. But since I don't make 600 ft lbs yet I'm not that worried. When I turbo it then we may have a problem, and the XL won't solve it. I guess I'll cross that bridge when I get there. The engine is currently about 450 hp, but I don't know how much torque, the dyno broke during my final run, but its probably not much more than the hp, who knows. I'm sure it's not 600 though. In my experience, higher end parts are always a bit under rated, but who knows..
The end goal is a low pressure turbo system so it will probably be fine. I am more worried about the trailing arms and rear suspension getting twisted up.
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Old 10-11-2019, 11:21 PM   #234
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Stopped by Eastwood company today, got a quart of Rust encapsulator, a couple cans of Extreme Chassis black, a can of internal frame coating, 50 lbs of 70-100 glass bead, and few other goodies, in the hopes of getting it on the lift Sunday....
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Old 10-11-2019, 11:37 PM   #235
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Sweet...get some progress pictures.
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Old 10-11-2019, 11:49 PM   #236
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I'll have some this week, or else!!! Haha, my shop space has been used for refreshing a B230 for a customer this week, as soon as it's free I'm pulling the B21 from the car. Also I had to do what I could to get the shop owners car project finished before we start mine, but it is my turn now.
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