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by icehouse
19 Feb 2018 09:23
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: CV axles. Adapters are dumb. Gotta be a better way
Replies: 4
Views: 119

Re: CV axles. Adapters are dumb. Gotta be a better way

I'm sure there are guys who haven't had an issues. I find that driving a 510 daily vs. fair weather really impacts the wear on parts. I drive my 510 every day, autox it up to 3 times in one month, each autox I do about 20 laps. I run the R888r's on it daily and drive it like I stole it, clutch kicks...
by icehouse
18 Feb 2018 12:14
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Autocross Alignment Specs
Replies: 21
Views: 269

Re: Autocross Alignment Specs

Dang and 3.5 gears. I listened to Keith and swapped to 4.44's in my car. So much better at the track. I actually still want a close ratio trans though. 3rd is to tall still. I'm curious to hear how your car does.
by icehouse
16 Feb 2018 21:42
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: Water flow through the L series heads
Replies: 6
Views: 101

Re: Water flow through the L series heads

I wonder if they flow the water top to bottom? It would be nice to send the cool water through the head first the help prevent detonation. I've thought about that with my SR's. I'm not much of a motor guy though.
by icehouse
16 Feb 2018 21:40
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Autocross Alignment Specs
Replies: 21
Views: 269

Re: Autocross Alignment Specs

You gotta get smaller tires. Those are massive. Your gearing has to be crazy tall.
by icehouse
16 Feb 2018 21:35
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: CV axles. Adapters are dumb. Gotta be a better way
Replies: 4
Views: 119

CV axles. Adapters are dumb. Gotta be a better way

So I'd like to share my idea. Maybe someone has done it before. Seems most good ideas aren't new. So here is what I had in mine. First picture. Nissan 4X4 stub axle out of an R180 which will also fit a R160. On top is a VW CV axle, a type 2 or whatever comes on these kits we install into our 510's. ...
by icehouse
15 Feb 2018 17:10
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Autocross Alignment Specs
Replies: 21
Views: 269

Re: Autocross Alignment Specs

So could you guys run a little more caster to get away from so much static camber? My BMW buddies run more caster then stock, they basically max it out. Steering effort would go up for sure, I personally want to try electric power.
by icehouse
15 Feb 2018 07:57
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Autocross Alignment Specs
Replies: 21
Views: 269

Re: Autocross Alignment Specs

Keith, I only mentioned what I did and used Frank as an example because what people say they want and what they really want is sometimes way way different haha. Turns out when Frank says he want to "race" that doesn't mean come to the track, it actually means downshift on the freeway. Whic...
by icehouse
14 Feb 2018 23:51
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: "Hey" my daily driven race car!
Replies: 149
Views: 14276

Re: "Hey" my daily driven race car!

Sunday was a blast! 2nd in RWD. I was geared a little low for the coarse layout. Super fun though!!

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by icehouse
14 Feb 2018 23:48
Forum: Technical - Archive
Topic: Rack And Pinion exploration
Replies: 326
Views: 55784

Re: Rack And Pinion exploration

More updates. We just made a new version. You can check out the details on the sight. JBcoachwerks.com for those of you who are new. For fun here are some photo's of the sheet metal parts coming in and being put together. https://i.imgur.com/1DzKmbF.jpg https://i.imgur.com/sODMoJj.jpg https://i.imgu...
by icehouse
14 Feb 2018 23:18
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Autocross Alignment Specs
Replies: 21
Views: 269

Re: Autocross Alignment Specs

I agree with everything Keith says. The only thing I'm going to add is. Don't get to crazy with front toe out, unless you plan on tons and tons of autoxing I would stick with zero to a touch of toe in. Same with the rear. Don't go crazy on rear toe in unless you plan on it being a dry day autox car....
by icehouse
13 Feb 2018 14:35
Forum: Technical - Archive
Topic: Rack And Pinion exploration
Replies: 326
Views: 55784

Re: Rack And Pinion exploration

over the T/C bar? that's interesting. The problem with the setup shown in cobwebs is that the sway bar end-links attach to the lower control arm from below, and end up hanging quite low. 13" rims are an issue if you get a flat tire. The best thing about being able to model it is the "I wo...
by icehouse
13 Feb 2018 11:34
Forum: Technical - Archive
Topic: Rack And Pinion exploration
Replies: 326
Views: 55784

Re: Rack And Pinion exploration

Definitely nothing new under then sun! We are wanting to go over the TC rod though. My buddy used a 620 torsion bar. Called it farm fab.
by icehouse
13 Feb 2018 09:05
Forum: Technical - Archive
Topic: Rack And Pinion exploration
Replies: 326
Views: 55784

Re: Rack And Pinion exploration

Byron, I've had the same thought, full lock it could hit the sway bar arm depending on the ride hieght of the car. My car currently hits the orange line bar at full lock. So nothing would change on my car. That said I only use full lock for parking and the sometimes overdone drifting while autoxing ...
by icehouse
12 Feb 2018 20:58
Forum: Technical - Archive
Topic: Rack And Pinion exploration
Replies: 326
Views: 55784

Re: Rack And Pinion exploration

Any TC rod and lower control arm can be made to work. Some aren't a gimmy though. Sam used stock TC rods, he cut two inches out, then sleeved them and welded them back together. He wanted mega caster haha. The only sway bar I know that works is the old DGR fab bar, the datsport might but I'm not su...
by icehouse
12 Feb 2018 13:49
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: 1971 2 Door, L16 --> 2.1 Long Rod --> SR20VE
Replies: 392
Views: 36254

Re: 1971 2 Door, L16 --> 2.1 Long Rod --> SR20VE

Like Byron said, take out that battery tray dent. Frank was doing doughnuts at full lock, it heated up his paint and popped it off, the battery tray dent is just far enough where depending on ride height the tire can hit it. Wasn't going to but that definitely swayed me Haha, guess there's no bette...

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