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  1. #151
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    Iím pretty exhausted to be honest.

    Youíre exactly right though. I keep telling myself all the pain and suffering today is worth it compared to being stuck sidelined during a track day.

    Been there, done that, not a fan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechnicalViolet View Post
    being stuck sidelined during a track day.
    +1

    I'm a huge fan of 'buy once, cry once' when it comes to making things as bullet proof as possible. I spend so much time and money on enjoying the car at the track, I don't want something simple to ruin it for me.

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    Few pictures of the subframe and trailing arms refurbished. Going to 3D scan the parts tomorrow before assembly. After I get fresh hardware.



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    Driveshaft QuestionÖ



    Iíve heard of people modifying the driveshafts to accept spicer U-joints.

    Trying to decide on a reliable route here, I like the idea of being able to change out u joints in the fly instead of it ending a weekend.

    Some people seem to go to a one peice, any benefit to that over a modified oem?

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    Driveshaft, it's the one thing on my car that's stock and I haven't had any problem with. lol. I was recently wondering if I should replace, just because.

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    I probably wonít do it now since Iíve already overwhelmed myself, but I am taking the driveshaft to a shop to see what it would cost.

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    I had my factory U-joint replaced with some Ford truck part (rebuildable), weld it in and rebalance. Between that and the overspec'd GS6-53BZ those are the only parts of my car I haven't had to replace or think about in the last 5 years.

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    Rebuilt driveshaft from driveshaft specialists, ~10 years ago. No problems.

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    First drive in months!

    A few notes. The new dampers feel very nice. I managed to get the camber pretty close to even from side to side. Toe is out, but it was good enough for a validation drive.

    Iíll have to get used to all of the new drivetrain noises now that I have stuff bushings everywhere. Most everything sounded typical, except for the axles. Does anyone have experience what the sound difference is between their drive axles when going from rubber to poly subframe and spherical RTABs? If I load up one corner of the car, I can hear a tapping/rattling.

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    That's why I will do anything I can to buy new axles. Flipping HATE rebuilding/regreasing them have never had any damn luck.

    Was it only one corner or did the tapping/rattling happen when you loaded up either corner?

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    Quote Originally Posted by olemiss540 View Post
    That's why I will do anything I can to buy new axles. Flipping HATE rebuilding/regreasing them have never had any damn luck.

    Was it only one corner or did the tapping/rattling happen when you loaded up either corner?
    It was a huge pain too.

    Chatter/tapping in both directions.

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    Well this is an embarrassing screw up, turns out it was the stinkin dust shields. I trimmed them for easy access to various components but wanted to retain e brake.

    Once I couldnít the shields were the culprit I ripped them off then dramaticly threw them in the trash.

    No more noise, but also no more e brake.


    Now back to regularly scheduled coilover setup and wheel alignment.

    Anyone know someone selling scales?

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    Oh, these cars have embarrased the best of 'em.

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    There was a set of scales in the classified of apexspeed. They hit those forums frequently so I am sure you can nab a set...

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    Did some updating to my seat brackets. Rivnuts weíre a temporary fix until I confirmed fitment.

    Cage nuts plug welded from bottom side. This is a much stronger joint and allows for full contact of the seat bracket to the steel.




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    Quote Originally Posted by TechnicalViolet View Post
    Anyone know someone selling scales?

    http://forums.pelicanparts.com/porsc...es-scales.html
    this post is at the top of my bookmarks menu, its super easy to fabricate.



    used current ebay link for 700ish
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/17570413125...Bk9SR66q2diIYg

    the longacre scales seem nice but not the cheapest thing. but seem to sell used for under a grand frequently. ebay has them frequently its still a great place to look for specific desirable items.
    Last edited by scoobiedoo2029; 05-22-2023 at 06:22 PM.

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