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Forum: performance & modifications 10-13-2021, 04:58 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By mikep
Do you even lift, bro?

Do you even lift, bro?
Forum: performance & modifications 10-01-2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 889
Posted By mikep
I'll see if I can find an old copy of wingeo, and...

I'll see if I can find an old copy of wingeo, and I'll call Drew. I forgot we talked about this (long weekend), but Drew can also give recommendations on material and where to buy it.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-30-2021, 09:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,183
Posted By mikep
Hella 500 driving beam from susquehanna...

Hella 500 driving beam from susquehanna rallylights.com
Forum: performance & modifications 09-29-2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,766
Posted By mikep
My 92 245 had the same old wimpy springs.

My 92 245 had the same old wimpy springs.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-27-2021, 11:16 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 169,930
Posted By mikep
You can start a new thread in performance, but...

You can start a new thread in performance, but the main thing i see is you have not factored in the rear control arm motion ratio (squared).
Multiply the rear spring rate by 1.5 and that is what...
Forum: events 09-25-2021, 07:44 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 76,953
Posted By mikep
We had a great drive down the blue ridge to the...

We had a great drive down the blue ridge to the closure at roanoke. Stopped for food, stopped on 81 for at least a half hour due to an accident. 15 hrs on the road, then got to see so many beautiful...
Forum: events 09-24-2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 299
Views: 76,953
Posted By mikep
Finally got off 66, took 28 to 29, near...

Finally got off 66, took 28 to 29, near charlottesville now.
Going to take rockfish gap parkway to the blue ridge, down to peaks of otter.
Forum: events 09-24-2021, 07:10 AM
Replies: 299
Views: 76,953
Posted By mikep
First roadside repair is done. Left at 6am, lost...

First roadside repair is done. Left at 6am, lost headlights. One bulb was probably out, the other didn¬’t like waking up on a cold morning. Unloaded the car to get to the one spare i left with the...
Forum: events 09-23-2021, 01:45 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 76,953
Posted By mikep
I was asked by SLF (special lady friend) if there...

I was asked by SLF (special lady friend) if there are any outside washing facilities or if everything is in the lodge. I have pestered Jared enough, so Iím asking youse.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-23-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,239
Posted By mikep
make sure you use unhardened mild steel. Lawn...

make sure you use unhardened mild steel.
Lawn mower blades might put up a fight when it comes time to drill and tap. #neverforget
Forum: performance & modifications 09-23-2021, 01:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,235
Posted By mikep
Oh, i remember the days of 4-5 spring-cutting...

Oh, i remember the days of 4-5 spring-cutting arguments every week in performance. I should have moved them all to showroom.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-23-2021, 01:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,788
Posted By mikep
Iím starting to think you live in a more perfect...

Iím starting to think you live in a more perfect parallel universe.
Forum: events 09-22-2021, 05:37 AM
Replies: 299
Views: 76,953
Posted By mikep
I will bring the fancy inner tie rod tool.

I will bring the fancy inner tie rod tool.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-21-2021, 09:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,788
Posted By mikep
Yep. I envision a trailing brake downshift and...

Yep. I envision a trailing brake downshift and backing it into the trees
Forum: performance & modifications 09-18-2021, 09:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,235
Posted By mikep
Your post has two questions, the board...

Your post has two questions, the board spring-cutting curmudgeon answered, sort of.
Search for stock car springs and suburban shocks, read a bit, also search motion ratio for the rear suspension. ...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-16-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,926
Posted By mikep
Great. NOW you tell me about the forevertron.

Great. NOW you tell me about the forevertron.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-16-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,128
Posted By mikep
Look around for a 2wd tacoma, 98? up 2.7 and...

Look around for a 2wd tacoma, 98? up 2.7 and trans. Strong, great trans.
Forum: events 09-15-2021, 07:09 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 76,953
Posted By mikep
Back to peppers: we should make fresh hot sauce...

Back to peppers: we should make fresh hot sauce to consume while there.
*exit: i guess it reall needs to age or we might kill someone.
Not sure i’ll have time to make any before leaving.
Forum: events 09-15-2021, 07:08 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 76,953
Posted By mikep
Your legs are forgiving, bne. XO

Your legs are forgiving, bne. XO
Forum: showroom 09-15-2021, 06:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,138
Posted By mikep
If you paint it black, don’t rattlecan it. Do...

If you paint it black, don’t rattlecan it. Do faux carbon fiber or blue and purple pearl wrx black and glossy clear, or satin motorcycle case paint, or a super dark indigo or cobalt.
Better yet,...
Forum: events 09-13-2021, 03:21 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 76,953
Posted By mikep
I have a bunch, too. habanero, ghost, scorpion,...

I have a bunch, too. habanero, ghost, scorpion, might be a jalapeno left.
Forum: events 09-10-2021, 05:19 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 76,953
Posted By mikep
For real.

For real.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-09-2021, 07:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,926
Posted By mikep
I'm glad you are saving the rear flares for your...

I'm glad you are saving the rear flares for your burning man sculpture.
Forum: events 09-04-2021, 07:15 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 181,789
Posted By mikep
so sausage. such fest.

so sausage. such fest.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-03-2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,007
Posted By mikep
Wouldnít a pair behind a v8 be two 4cyl mufflers?...

Wouldnít a pair behind a v8 be two 4cyl mufflers?

Also,
https://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=259001&highlight=Flowmaster
Forum: events 09-03-2021, 06:25 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 181,789
Posted By mikep
Tomorrow. Hopefully iíll be back from...

Tomorrow.
Hopefully iíll be back from trailering a miata to PA
Forum: performance & modifications 09-02-2021, 06:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,236
Posted By mikep
What brand are your current mufflers? We arenít...

What brand are your current mufflers? We arenít the three bears but we can recommend one that is just right.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-30-2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,392
Posted By mikep
You have a 90# 16.375” spring behind the axle. It...

You have a 90# 16.375” spring behind the axle. It has to increase 3-3.5” to lift it 2.5” at the axle if you keep that rate.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-30-2021, 03:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,828
Posted By mikep
ok, that made me shudder. Use a straw or...

ok, that made me shudder.
Use a straw or something.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-30-2021, 03:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,392
Posted By mikep
You are going to run 20" long 90# springs? That...

You are going to run 20" long 90# springs?
That should ride...interesting.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-29-2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,392
Posted By mikep
https://www.speedwaymotors.com/Hyperco-Conventiona...

https://www.speedwaymotors.com/Hyperco-Conventional-Rear-Spring-15-X-5-,374217.html
Forum: performance & modifications 08-27-2021, 05:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,926
Posted By mikep
I said that because his old race 244 is going...

I said that because his old race 244 is going away.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-27-2021, 04:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,926
Posted By mikep
I agree. IF the spring is at the halfway point...

I agree. IF the spring is at the halfway point between bushing and ball joint (and a 144 is close, haven't measured an 1800), it has a motion ratio of 0.5, so the pressure at the wheel is half that...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-27-2021, 12:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,520
Posted By mikep
check your backlash again, and while the dial...

check your backlash again, and while the dial indicator is on it, tap the ring gear left, then right with a dead blow. watch for needle deflection.
I check preload after installing by feeling the...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-26-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,520
Posted By mikep
Was it easy to slide in the carrier with caps? It...

Was it easy to slide in the carrier with caps? It should require a LOT of effort. I use a dead-blow plastic hammer. Or a special piece of oak, curved on the end, and a big sledge.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-25-2021, 08:24 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 169,930
Posted By mikep
Not me. Early on in this project i hoped to...

Not me. Early on in this project i hoped to borrow lots of springs like that and measure them. I did borrow a few sets, like some of the lowering springs.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-24-2021, 08:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,520
Posted By mikep
The grind and pop would worry me. I’ve had...

The grind and pop would worry me.
I’ve had problems with viscous couplings in particular with different sized tires, so i suppose that is a possibility.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-24-2021, 05:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,926
Posted By mikep
Heíll tell you to crush your race car. Get...

Heíll tell you to crush your race car.

Get caster as high as possible. Otherwise itís mostly the same.
Iíll get mine running and do a skid pad test with tire temps.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-24-2021, 05:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,520
Posted By mikep
When does it make noise? Steady turns? Straight?...

When does it make noise? Steady turns? Straight? Coast/accel?
Forum: performance & modifications 08-24-2021, 05:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,520
Posted By mikep
They should be perfectly quiet. Mine was. All the...

They should be perfectly quiet. Mine was. All the ones i installed were.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-22-2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,661
Posted By mikep
It was in sale/wanted. I moved it here.

It was in sale/wanted.
I moved it here.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-21-2021, 10:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,661
Posted By mikep
Moving to the sexting sub-forum.

Moving to the sexting sub-forum.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-21-2021, 06:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,590
Posted By mikep
That’s what i was thinking. 400# for the V6,...

That’s what i was thinking. 400# for the V6, 425-450# for the 940.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-21-2021, 03:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,590
Posted By mikep
I have King rears for my 03 wrx, .5Ē taller than...

I have King rears for my 03 wrx, .5Ē taller than stock (wagons get butt sag).
I have not done the rate on them, but they are supposedly stiffer than stock. NASIOC has the rate in a list.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-20-2021, 08:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,591
Posted By mikep
Another idea (untested by me on a volvo) is...

Another idea (untested by me on a volvo) is welding a plate on the bottom of the pan, with a cutout for the drain plug, and edges that wrap around a bit.
Forum: events 08-16-2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 76,953
Posted By mikep
GTI car camping would be tight.

GTI car camping would be tight.
Forum: events 08-16-2021, 02:07 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 76,953
Posted By mikep
I would say the sig knows which car, but i do...

I would say the sig knows which car, but i do love tail fins.


My girlfriend is the opposite of a car girl, but sheís going. She offered to drive her forester if the 245 isnít ready. (Car...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-11-2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,843
Posted By mikep
Yeah, you were in full dorifto mode. Glad you got...

Yeah, you were in full dorifto mode. Glad you got it sorted.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-11-2021, 07:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,461
Posted By mikep
And mean. #mathjokes

And mean. #mathjokes
Forum: performance & modifications 08-10-2021, 09:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,691
Posted By mikep
Dimples donít speed up golf balls. They slow the...

Dimples donít speed up golf balls. They slow the ball. But that drag on the underside from backspin gives the ball lift, keeping it from hitting the ground right away, so it goes farther.

A...
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