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Forum: performance & modifications 10-23-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 505
Posted By blkaplan
This, It's good to be considerate of...

This,

It's good to be considerate of everyone around you.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-23-2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 343
Posted By blkaplan
Yes, spherical axle bearings work nicely with OE...

Yes, spherical axle bearings work nicely with OE rubber Torque Rods, if that is the question?
Forum: performance & modifications 10-23-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 343
Posted By blkaplan
The poly in the IPD torque rods has been known to...

The poly in the IPD torque rods has been known to cause vibrations and create a harsh ride.

I sell plenty of parts to people who are upgrading from the IPD stuff.

If you want a smooth...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-23-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 553
Posted By blkaplan
How well do those things work?

How well do those things work?
Forum: performance & modifications 10-23-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 343
Posted By blkaplan
If it were me and I weren't going to pony up for...

If it were me and I weren't going to pony up for a nice set of torque rods... I would just save the $$$ and replace the bushings in the stock arms.

STAY AWAY FROM POLY ON THE TRAILING ARMS.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-22-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 722
Posted By blkaplan
https://i.imgur.com/Jox2FAc.jpg Is it me or...

https://i.imgur.com/Jox2FAc.jpg

Is it me or does this look cracked?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-22-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 619
Posted By blkaplan
These are designed to fit on a g80 if you need to...

These are designed to fit on a g80 if you need to swap it

https://www.bneshop.com/collections/240/products/1030-1031-speed-sensor-strip
Forum: performance & modifications 10-22-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 724
Posted By blkaplan
hub drilling the same. Id spec a matching 1/2-20...

hub drilling the same. Id spec a matching 1/2-20 front stud that way there's no mixing and matching.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-22-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 722
Posted By blkaplan
inspect and replace panhard bar/bushigns. ...

inspect and replace panhard bar/bushigns.

If its still in good shape. Buy an adjustable unit like one of these and center it up.
...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-22-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 724
Posted By blkaplan
Rears are 1/2" (same as 240 stud) For...

Rears are 1/2" (same as 240 stud)

For the front, I would recommend using a high quality stud and enlarging the hub a little bit.
I no longer stock the extended studs that I used to and the...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-21-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 721
Posted By blkaplan
cross member is different. ideally you get the...

cross member is different. ideally you get the m47 cross member but the aw70 one can work.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-21-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 724
Posted By blkaplan
What is "AMERICAN Grade" :lol:

What is "AMERICAN Grade" :lol:
Forum: performance & modifications 10-21-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 724
Posted By blkaplan
https://www.bneshop.com/collections/240/products/2...

https://www.bneshop.com/collections/240/products/240-extended-wheel-studs-wheel-spacers


thats my favorite
Forum: performance & modifications 10-20-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,504
Posted By blkaplan
92 245, DD status, work vehicle. No LSD. ...

92 245, DD status, work vehicle. No LSD. shortened housings, stiffer springs, the workz
Forum: performance & modifications 10-19-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 718
Posted By blkaplan
Get a set of non ****ed stock springs. Run them...

Get a set of non ****ed stock springs. Run them until your financial situation improves.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-19-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By blkaplan
Did you check your heat shields?

Did you check your heat shields?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-16-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,336
Posted By blkaplan
you must have some aftermarket dust caps?(its...

you must have some aftermarket dust caps?(its only on the front)

I'm pretty sure my 95 960 had it all around.

Not sure if I have any left here. I know I have tossed dozens, if I come...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-15-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,504
Posted By blkaplan
Getting close.

Getting close.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-15-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,504
Posted By blkaplan
23/16 on my DD

23/16 on my DD
Forum: performance & modifications 10-15-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,228
Posted By blkaplan
If you want to truely validate this stuff, it...

If you want to truely validate this stuff, it could be worthy of a senior thesis project. Its not a light undertaking.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-15-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,336
Posted By blkaplan
240s, 85 ft lb 740s 65 ft lbs. Says so...

240s, 85 ft lb

740s 65 ft lbs. Says so right on the dust cap.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-15-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,225
Posted By blkaplan
sweet strut mounts!

sweet strut mounts!
Forum: performance & modifications 10-14-2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,228
Posted By blkaplan
Not sure, you would have to do some digging. ...

Not sure, you would have to do some digging. Maybe some of the Saab guys were able to get the stock ion sensing stuff working with a standalone?
Forum: performance & modifications 10-14-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,228
Posted By blkaplan
Megasquirt should be capable.

Megasquirt should be capable.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-14-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 927
Posted By blkaplan
Volvo sells an shorter extended stud for the 240...

Volvo sells an shorter extended stud for the 240 (at least they used to) but its fairly $$$

Much cheaper to buy these and cut them to the length that you need or want.
...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-14-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,228
Posted By blkaplan
I would want a full standalone ECU with...

I would want a full standalone ECU with datalogging and multiple knock sensors, and cylinder pressure monitoring to determine if this is something that is working or not.

Id also think you would...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-13-2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 668
Posted By blkaplan
factory 240 turbo oil coolers are pretty nice...

factory 240 turbo oil coolers are pretty nice units.
Forum: showroom 10-13-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 359
Views: 120,350
Posted By blkaplan
wow, you really are getting it out there. ...

wow, you really are getting it out there. Braveman.
:-D
Forum: performance & modifications 10-09-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,625
Posted By blkaplan
yea... by a factor of 3 or so.

yea... by a factor of 3 or so.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-08-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,501
Posted By blkaplan
That is correct, it does Yes, the ford...

That is correct, it does



Yes, the ford bolt pattern version of the tko which is a different pattern then the ford t5.

It might cross over to other transmission applications but I'm not...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-06-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,148
Posted By blkaplan
Sure if you do things wrong it, it can turn into...

Sure if you do things wrong it, it can turn into a bad situation. news flash!!!

I've never had a problem with a uhaul trailer. I usually get the insurance and do a quick inspection before I...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-06-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,892
Posted By blkaplan
conical housing is hot garbage. Atleast...

conical housing is hot garbage.

Atleast the straight or angled setup gives it a chance to breath a little bit.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-02-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,347
Posted By blkaplan
14 psi can be safe as long as your car is setup...

14 psi can be safe as long as your car is setup and tuned correctly.

Have a ****ed up tune or boost leaks or flaky other components.

BAH BYE
Forum: performance & modifications 10-02-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 16,755
Posted By blkaplan
If you really desire to limit vibrations, I got a...

If you really desire to limit vibrations, I got a few recommendations with a t5

Use a stock dog dish wheel,
Use a dampened heavy slip yoke,
Make sure you have a two piece Drive shaft.

all...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-01-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 974
Posted By blkaplan
The volvo stuff is the good stuff. High temp...

The volvo stuff is the good stuff. High temp material that will last. I think they are probably inconel. Thats why the nuts for the exhaust manifold are $10+ each the last time I checked.
...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-01-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 647
Posted By blkaplan
Thats a decent pic, you probably want to rotate...

Thats a decent pic, you probably want to rotate the plates a back a little more so you get more caster and camber gain with adjustment.

I prefer to have one of the outer paths going straight...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-30-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 672
Posted By blkaplan
We have shorter Koni struts that you can use to...

We have shorter Koni struts that you can use to reduce the free length.

https://www.bneshop.com/
Forum: performance & modifications 09-30-2020, 10:11 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 13,208
Posted By blkaplan
refresh my memory, what diff do you have? Is...

refresh my memory, what diff do you have? Is there a chance that has excessive play and is allowing all the angularity of the axles?
Forum: performance & modifications 09-29-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 13,208
Posted By blkaplan
That kind of seems like a red flag to me. Why...

That kind of seems like a red flag to me. Why are the side loads so high? It could be the same thing that was killing the stock bearings. Are you sure you aren't rubbing under articulation? ...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-27-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 19,535
Posted By blkaplan
Gripper has been excellent in our 850 lemons car...

Gripper has been excellent in our 850 lemons car as well.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-23-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,259
Posted By blkaplan
all Volvo red block rods are forged. If...

all Volvo red block rods are forged.

If you are going to build a b21ft. I would get longer h beams and pistons with a shorter skirt.

Stock rods and pistons are heavy
Forum: performance & modifications 09-22-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,473
Posted By blkaplan
Poly on motor mounts, sometimes. Depends on the...

Poly on motor mounts, sometimes. Depends on the design and location.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-22-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,473
Posted By blkaplan
Do you have a clutch diff? If there is...

Do you have a clutch diff?

If there is demand I am sure we could make or source a link that has a rubber or nylon bushing integrated on the chassis side for an upcharge.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-22-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,473
Posted By blkaplan
From my experience, a Panhard bar with full rod...

From my experience, a Panhard bar with full rod ends does not need to float like the torque rods do to maintain proper suspension compliance and ride quality. It also does not seem to transmit NVH...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-18-2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,473
Posted By blkaplan
Id avoid poly everywhere on the rear suspension. ...

Id avoid poly everywhere on the rear suspension.
Rubber + sphericals is the combo I prefer.

Poly is fine for front control arms and swaybars.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-17-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,785
Posted By blkaplan
Probably the same person who will pay for the...

Probably the same person who will pay for the labor and parts for a truetrac?
Forum: performance & modifications 09-16-2020, 04:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,785
Posted By blkaplan
I have not been notified of any price adjustments...

I have not been notified of any price adjustments from wavetrac

If you have 3mm of clearance, its probably fine. if you want to space it out then go for it.

If it were me I would add...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-16-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,785
Posted By blkaplan
Wavetrac has a lifetime warranty. Not sure what...

Wavetrac has a lifetime warranty. Not sure what Truetrac offers if anything.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-16-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,785
Posted By blkaplan
It will be very difficult to get to a situation...

It will be very difficult to get to a situation when you are going fast and hard enough on public roads that you will surpass the abilities of the wavetrac. As long as you don't have major setup...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-16-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,785
Posted By blkaplan
I haven't sold a ton of wavetracs over the years...

I haven't sold a ton of wavetracs over the years but I do offer them and think they are a good product when used for their intended purpose and understanding the pro's and con's of them.

At the...
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