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Old 06-05-2017, 01:41 PM   #151
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If it shatters, I'm doing a TKO.
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Old 06-05-2017, 02:47 PM   #152
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If it shatters a GeForce would be sweet as chocolate balls.
Problem isn't the internals as much as it is the case that's made out of a Coke can
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Old 06-05-2017, 02:49 PM   #153
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Really? That's interesting. Where do they usually break? I always thought third gear broke somehow.
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Old 06-05-2017, 03:00 PM   #154
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erik broke one because his pilot bearing fell out, and now thinks that all t5s are that fragile.
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Old 06-05-2017, 03:33 PM   #155
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For the ABS sensors, did you use the non-abs strut housings, with the ABS style tone ring hubs?

I really want traction control, but don't have ABS strut housings, and wasn't sure if the ABS tone ring hubs would bolt on?

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Old 06-05-2017, 03:40 PM   #156
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The ABS hubs fit non-ABS spindles with no issue. I'm currently running that combo on my car.
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Old 06-05-2017, 03:46 PM   #157
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For the ABS sensors, did you use the non-abs strut housings, with the ABS style tone ring hubs?
Yep. I made a sensor bracket a la Karl and welded it to my non-abs knuckle. Eventually I'd like to get some baller ABS monotube struts from Ben, but that's down the road a ways.

For reference, the Bentley manual says the ABS tone rings are pressed on and can be replaced. So the interested TBer could probably just turn down a non ABS hub and press fit an ABS tone ring on.
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That's a pretty neat setup, nice job. I could (and probably should) get on board with that.
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Old 06-05-2017, 07:02 PM   #159
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Yep. I made a sensor bracket a la Karl and welded it to my non-abs knuckle. Eventually I'd like to get some baller ABS monotube struts from Ben, but that's down the road a ways.

For reference, the Bentley manual says the ABS tone rings are pressed on and can be replaced. So the interested TBer could probably just turn down a non ABS hub and press fit an ABS tone ring on.
Theres not enough material on a non ABS hub to mount the ring by just turning it down,

You would have to make an adapter, easier just to source a set of ABS hubs
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Old 06-05-2017, 07:04 PM   #160
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Good to know.
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Old 06-06-2017, 05:50 PM   #161
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The t5 cases flex with a hard launch.
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Old 06-20-2017, 08:46 PM   #162
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Drove it to IPD; the trip was something like 1800 miles total. The way out I had no problems, car ran fine. However, on the way back, my electric fan motor seized a little less than halfway home. So I drove 50 miles on the freeway with no fan, stopped in a junkyard in Boise, found an 850 efan and made it work. No overheating problems unless I was stopped at a light or an exit or something. Turns out the 850 efan motor has much shorter wires than the 940 fan, so I had to dangle my relay on the skid plate. Ghetto but I had limited time and tools. After swapping the efan motors, I drove the rest of the way home without incident. I'm trying to find another 940 efan locally.

My seats have been pretty bad for some time, so I decided to do something about it. These showed up the day I was leaving for IPD:



I made some brackets yesterday, just waterjet out a shape from 1/8" mild steel and pounded them into submission with a hammer and vice. Small compound bends aren't really possible on the brake I have access to. The flange near the rear mounting point is to make the brackets stiffer as they hang off the back of the stock seat slider.



They fit perfectly:





I really need to find a black carpet and redo the rear bench.





I really like these seats. They're Recaro Expert L. The driver side has hand inflatable lumbar support, but the passenger doesn't. The driver also has an armrest I can't use because it interferes with the seatbelt console. I'll probably machine some bracket to make it work, I really want an armrest. I made the brackets hang off the back of the slider because I'm pretty tall. Doing it this way gives me plenty of leg and head room.
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Old 06-20-2017, 09:10 PM   #163
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what turbo do you have on the car?
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Old 06-20-2017, 09:17 PM   #164
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what turbo do you have on the car?
GT2871r with 0.63 AR T3 turbine housing and 4" ported compressor housing.
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Old 06-20-2017, 09:25 PM   #165
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ironically i really liked the seats that were in it. they fit a tall fat guy nicely.

having driven it: the motor is astonishingly good.
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If you made a second set of those seat mounts, I would buy them...
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Old 06-21-2017, 01:43 PM   #167
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If you made a second set of those seat mounts, I would buy them...
Do your Recaros have 6 mounting bolts? I'm happy to share my dxf/ model so you could get them cut locally and bend them yourself.
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Do your Recaros have 6 mounting bolts? I'm happy to share my dxf/ model so you could get them cut locally and bend them yourself.
Yep! I'd really appreciate that.
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Old 06-21-2017, 05:32 PM   #169
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Here you go. I've included a solidworks part file and a dxf (in mm). If you can't find a cheap waterjetting or laser cutting place local to you, I'd cut them out if you want.

I made them from 1/8" mild steel. The holes in the part are undersized. I do this to get a location reference from the waterjet, and then I go through and drill them to the finish size. I'm pretty sure I used a J drill bit for the seat holes and U bit for the slider holes. This gives room for the square base of the slider studs so the bracket can sit flat.
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Old 06-29-2017, 03:18 PM   #170
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I didn't see this update, Glad you made it home safe and sound, when I first read "However, on the way back, my electric fan...." I was like, "If this dude killed a relay I'm going to LOL" that is one of the spares I brought with me and you scoffed at it.

Those seats are the cat's ass, I wish I could have gone for a ride in this beast.
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Old 06-29-2017, 03:24 PM   #171
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I didn't see this update, Glad you made it home safe and sound, when I first read "However, on the way back, my electric fan...." I was like, "If this dude killed a relay I'm going to LOL" that is one of the spares I brought with me and you scoffed at it.

Those seats are the cat's ass, I wish I could have gone for a ride in this beast.
Haha. The irony wasn't lost on me. When I realized it was the fan that's all I could think about. I almost wish it was the relay though, that would have been a much faster fix. Maybe I'll start carrying a spare fan motor on road trips. I do have two spare relays now that I'll toss in just in case.
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Haha. The irony wasn't lost on me. When I realized it was the fan that's all I could think about. I almost wish it was the relay though, that would have been a much faster fix. Maybe I'll start carrying a spare fan motor on road trips. I do have two spare relays now that I'll toss in just in case.
I feel ya on the relay being easier. As I gain confidence in my car, There is less and less in my trunk. Before leaving for Portland I told my wife, "I'm bringing everything, so we will hopefully need nothing" and it worked!
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Old 06-29-2017, 03:35 PM   #173
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It's a good way to do things. I could have saved myself 3 hours if I happened to have a fan motor in my trunk. I'm not sure what I'm going to take to Big Socal yet.
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It's a good way to do things. I could have saved myself 3 hours if I happened to have a fan motor in my trunk. I'm not sure what I'm going to take to Big Socal yet.
I would of gone w/out a fan
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I would of gone w/out a fan
It's not really reasonable to bring a whole spare fan imo, but my life would have been easier if I did.
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