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  1. #26
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    Quote Originally Posted by e30 394 View Post
    Nothing huge, but i got ahold of some Ichiba 15mm adapters to test fit.

    1. they don't fit, well they do but the tolerances on the hub are so damn tight you cant have ANY corrosion on them

    2. they don't fit, you need to trim the bolt or else it hits your parking break internals.

    Any way, I think its gonna work out well. I'm getting some smaller tires this week if it warms up, going with 225/40/18 on a 10.5 You can see the fender is resting on the tire in the pictures. I'm going to trim the fender, space it out a bit and add .5-1* of camber to make it nice and tight. My goal is to be able to swap between these and my 17's without any adjustments.

    FYI: 18x10.5 +12 (-3 after adapter)
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    I love how that fits man, that was the look I was going for on my car before I changed my mind. What is your camber set at now?

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    Thanks man

    I want to say around 1.5* not too sure, Really have not found an alignment shop near me that does low cars, and I've been changing to many parts to warrant an alignment (it'd be screwed in a few days lol) so far tire wear had been even so that's really my indicator lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by e30 394 View Post
    Thanks man

    I want to say around 1.5* not too sure, Really have not found an alignment shop near me that does low cars, and I've been changing to many parts to warrant an alignment (it'd be screwed in a few days lol) so far tire wear had been even so that's really my indicator lol
    R&N Garage

    they do a lot of the local drift cars. a few of the techs that work there have drift cars as well.
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    I love typing posts up and then having them delete...............

    Installed a cool little temp sensor. $8 on ebay, install was easy. Pwr Grd tapped off the plug for the OBC, I had the 11 button one so it sucked and I don't mind losing it. I had to extend the sensor wire about 2 feet but it as just 2 little wires. Its great having piece of mind. Its funny how rudimentary the factory gauge is. It points dead center from 50*c till over 100*c. I haven't had it over 107*c but my shutdown temp will be around 120* for me. I'm going to wire in a switch to override my fan as well so i can start it up on them hot texas days.

    Pro tip (kinda) I ran some CAT5 cable like internet cable through my fire wall so i have like 5 wires for gauges now. small gauge but as long as its relayed or doesn't draw a lot of power it should be fine lol.

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    I also found some federals for $100 that still had the little nipples on them. they are 225/35/18 on a 10.5 I must say its a little more stretch than i anticipated lol. but they don't rub and they seem to be okay so ill try and find a 235/35/18 if that is even a real size and it should be perfect.
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    Currently chasing done an issue that makes the car lose power and run funny. It feels like its pulling timming or something I'm not really sure.

    So far I've replaced Coolant temp sensor, plugs, boots, TPS, Camshaft position sensor (auto zone) cleaned the maf, sea foam, intake boot fuel filter, injector cleaner for about 3 tanks.
    I have a new o2 sensor going in but currently deleting every vacuum line and the ccv from under the intake and upgrading to an m50 manifold. Here is a picture of my plugs idk what they are saying but people said lean, so maybe Maf maybe injectors Idk.
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  5. #30
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    Quote Originally Posted by e30 394 View Post
    still had the little nipples on them.
    Def look lean. Esp #3. Usually these things are just vacuum leaks. M50s like to leak where the ICV meets the intake mani.

    Status: HG repair. 488wtq though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by e30 394 View Post
    Nothing huge, but i got ahold of some Ichiba 15mm adapters to test fit.

    1. they don't fit, well they do but the tolerances on the hub are so damn tight you cant have ANY corrosion on them

    2. they don't fit, you need to trim the bolt or else it hits your parking break internals.

    Any way, I think its gonna work out well. I'm getting some smaller tires this week if it warms up, going with 225/40/18 on a 10.5 You can see the fender is resting on the tire in the pictures. I'm going to trim the fender, space it out a bit and add .5-1* of camber to make it nice and tight. My goal is to be able to swap between these and my 17's without any adjustments.

    FYI: 18x10.5 +12 (-3 after adapter)
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    Crap. I just ordered the ichiba adapters to try to fit some 265s on 18x11s

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    you'll need to trim the bolts if using them in the rear and you'll have to clean the corrosion off the hub but they work.


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    Quote Originally Posted by protomor View Post
    Def look lean. Esp #3. Usually these things are just vacuum leaks. M50s like to leak where the ICV meets the intake mani.
    I swapped in m50 mani over, RTV'd all the connections, deleted oil separator and replaced the vac lines. There is what looks like a sensor with a plug and vac line that goes to the SAP system do i need that? I just need to get my hands on another throttle body gasket so i can get that leak fixed and then I Should be golden.


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    Quote Originally Posted by e30 394 View Post
    I swapped in m50 mani over, RTV'd all the connections, deleted oil separator and replaced the vac lines. There is what looks like a sensor with a plug and vac line that goes to the SAP system do i need that? I just need to get my hands on another throttle body gasket so i can get that leak fixed and then I Should be golden.
    is the hose black and white? if it is, ditch it. i cant remember what its for exactly but its for the SAP.

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    Man it's been so long since I did anything with an M50 based motor. Esp late models. I have no idea.

    Status: HG repair. 488wtq though!

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    So, good news. I got the m50 manifold swap, and ccv delete all wrapped up. Fixed my lean condition. but still was down on power and misfiring. I found some new coil packs cheap locally and tossed them in and it helped tremendously! Id say running 90%. I'm going to let it keep adapting to the manifold and then probably get a tune eventually.

    I pointed my valve cover vent at the hood and ran the hell out of it and didn't find any residue witch is nice. So I got some 3/4in house and routed it under the intake and back to the firewall just to make it look clean. Up next is upgrading my 3clutch to a 4 clutch lsd. Can i just toss a new bearing on my new end cap and reinstall? No need to set any gear stuff right?

    *waits for Protomr's infinite knowledge*

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    i think thats it. there was a video on VIMEO awhile back where the dude added the clutches and washers. But theres also youtube videos now too. check those out. i think you only have to check stuff when you swap ring and pinions. but, maybe im wrong.

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    Bet any video you find is mine lol.

    Yea it's pretty simple. You just machine off 4mm iirc (or less if you want preload), shove in a new stack of a dog ear plate and a clutch, and shove it all back together. I saw a dude do a 4 clutch with NO machining but that would be so preloaded, it might as well be a welded diff IMO. I know some guy removed the belvue (sp?) washers to get the extra clutch set. But I wouldn't do that... Just machine and go.

    Short answer, yes, shove new bearing on it and reassemble. It's really that easy.

    Status: HG repair. 488wtq though!

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