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Old 03-13-2018, 08:40 AM   #2951
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Thought I'd mix it up a little. It was between the RPF1s and BBS RKs. The 17x8.5s weren't going to clear my brakes, made the decision easy. My ultimate wheel choice will remain in my back pocket/cad for a while.
I considered both RPF1s and RKs but stumbled upon my RG-Rs for a great price. RPF1s and the Sport 4s Michelins are a great combo. Looking forward to seeing it sitting on the new rimps.
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Old 03-13-2018, 12:28 PM   #2952
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New wheels will drop 15 lbs per corner if you include the adapters.
Both your dampers and 0-60 times will appreciate.... the inertial improvement.
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Old 03-17-2018, 05:02 PM   #2953
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Old 03-18-2018, 12:42 AM   #2954
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Old 03-31-2018, 05:41 PM   #2955
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Old 03-31-2018, 05:47 PM   #2956
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Old 03-31-2018, 05:56 PM   #2957
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Noticed the tank to filter fuel line looking downright scary. Cracked and rock hard.
That's after 5 years. Protip, don't trust the hydraulic shop to spec line for gasoline.

Bought some 12mm hose and a banjo fitting.

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Old 03-31-2018, 08:15 PM   #2958
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Old 03-31-2018, 10:28 PM   #2959
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Old 03-31-2018, 10:43 PM   #2960
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Damn, those wheels look good.
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Old 04-01-2018, 02:05 PM   #2961
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Damn, those wheels look good.
Thanks! I was a bit nervous about how they'd look but I'm really happy. Glad I got the 9" widths all around. The spoke profile on narrower widths look terrible.
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Old 04-01-2018, 08:49 PM   #2962
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it is a nice clean wheel. Need a profile shot of the car now.
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Old 04-01-2018, 08:55 PM   #2963
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What's the effective offset after the adapters? Just now noticed the Volvo center caps too, nice touch.
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Old 04-05-2018, 10:59 AM   #2964
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What's the effective offset after the adapters? Just now noticed the Volvo center caps too, nice touch.
ET6, they're 16mm adapters. I had to use a 1.5mm thick o-ring around the center cap but they fit great. Really glad Tom encouraged me to get the black lug nuts too.
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Old 04-05-2018, 11:21 AM   #2965
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Didn't notice those at first. Bravo.
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Old 04-05-2018, 12:54 PM   #2966
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Old 04-18-2018, 09:35 AM   #2967
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What Volvo center caps worked with your RPF1's? I'd love to have some for mine.
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Old 04-18-2018, 10:09 AM   #2968
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Bought some 12mm hose and a banjo fitting.
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I probably missed this when you build the engine for this car. But where are your fuel pump? Do only use a intank fuelpump?
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Old 04-19-2018, 09:25 AM   #2969
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What Volvo center caps worked with your RPF1's? I'd love to have some for mine.
https://www.amazon.com/Volvo-Center-.../dp/B06XHSSH1L
and some thin o-rings. The OD of the centercap is ~1mm too small.
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I probably missed this when you build the engine for this car. But where are your fuel pump? Do only use a intank fuelpump?
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Old 04-24-2018, 01:51 PM   #2970
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I've been fighting a steering wheel shimmy for quite some time now. 50-60ish mph. I could get it to disappear if the front wheels would be in the correct phase with each other.
Unfortunately it got worse with the new wheels (less mass damping I'm guessing).

Everything was suspect. Had the wheels/tires checked out on a Hunter 9700. Road force was all sub 6lbs, 2 of the wheels were at 3lbs.
Rotors are new, those checked out fine.
After a ****load of investigation I found a bent front hub on the passenger side. It was creating 9 thou TIR at the rotor surface. Volvo requires 2 thou or less on the S60R rotors.

Soooooo I ordered some parts for the front end:
New hubs from Volvo
Control arm bushings
Control arms
Rebuilt PS rack from Jorgen (Warranty, they sent me a ZF Type 3 rack to replace the TRW unit that was pissing oil)
New PS pump
PS cooler

I'm exchanging the pressure control valve in the PS pump for a 1450 psi one. Whiteblock pumps run 1200 psi. I'm looking for more assist at low speed. I didn't want to change the flow control orifice and make the steering twitchy.

The money pit continues...
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Old 04-25-2018, 10:23 AM   #2971
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Got the steering back together last night and it feels wonderful. Just drove around the parking garage and the assist level is perfect now. Not Cadillac floaty but not overly heavy.

Hubs just left Germany so I hope those show up soon. Itching to drive this thing, winter finally got the **** outta here.
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Old 04-25-2018, 01:05 PM   #2972
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Look what happens when you get rid of road-hugging weight. Only bad things. You should really believe everything the 1960s ad men wanted you to believe.

On our E36 we chased front wheel shimmy for quite a while and narrowed it down to axial runout at the front hubs, same issue you found. Adding shims between hub and rotor, made from aluminum beer cans, turned out to be an acceptable solution. You could try that in a pinch. We moved shims around until runout was minimized at the rotor.
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Hope your Hubs gets home safely from Germany!
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Old 04-28-2018, 12:56 AM   #2974
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Look what happens when you get rid of road-hugging weight. Only bad things. You should really believe everything the 1960s ad men wanted you to believe.

On our E36 we chased front wheel shimmy for quite a while and narrowed it down to axial runout at the front hubs, same issue you found. Adding shims between hub and rotor, made from aluminum beer cans, turned out to be an acceptable solution. You could try that in a pinch. We moved shims around until runout was minimized at the rotor.
I know, too much lightweighting. I saw there are companies that manufacture runout correction shims. I guess for customers that don't want to buy new hubs? Beer cans are way cheaper and you're recycling!

Another thing checked off the list that has been bugging me for a while. The throttle has always been heavy from extra drag on the throttle cable. The routing combine with age wasn't doing me any favors. I bought a new Gemo cable and shortened it.
Found new barrel ends and dip soldered it on. Turned out really well and the throttle is oh so smooth and light now.

You can see how much extra length was in the stock cable. I ended up removing 1.75" of cable.


Brass barrel end soldered on with silver bearing solder. The end is sold as a vespa scooter barrel end I think.


Hideous brake booster overshadows the proper routing.

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Old 04-30-2018, 02:13 PM   #2975
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Your brake booster looks like crap and not worthy of this vehicle.... I think you should over-engineer a replacement ASAP.
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