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by icehouse
15 Feb 2019 12:55
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: "Hey" my daily driven race car!
Replies: 165
Views: 21233

Re: "Hey" my daily driven race car!

I would have given anything for power steering when I was racing! 9.5" x 2" of rubber contact on the road was a major arm work out to say the least, specially coupled with tons of castor. My AE86 was one of the best steering cars I have driven, not over boosted and a good bit of "force feedback" th...
by icehouse
14 Feb 2019 23:29
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: "Hey" my daily driven race car!
Replies: 165
Views: 21233

Re: "Hey" my daily driven race car!

Well after having a power steering assist rack in my car for seriously years.... it's actually hooked up and working!   Yes!   At first I thought manual steering would be better for autox, more feedback which I thought would help car control.  After a buddy I raced with suggested I listen to the Con...
by icehouse
14 Feb 2019 12:37
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: New swap-4G63T
Replies: 159
Views: 32279

Re: New swap-4G63T

Cool to see it on the track!
by icehouse
04 Feb 2019 22:08
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: 2.3L of fun
Replies: 720
Views: 58600

Re: the old stinky diff......

Very interesting chart! Haha. I think it’s a little vague. Since everyone’s throttle output is different the chart kinda makes me laugh. Same with gears, it will change the torque output through the diff. It would be fun to test all 3 back to back.
by icehouse
04 Feb 2019 13:23
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: 2.3L of fun
Replies: 720
Views: 58600

Re: the old stinky diff......

Well after collecting parts for more than a year I am finally going to get the new diff put together this week. R180 with 4.6 Datsun gear set and Cusco 1.5/2 way TYPE-RS Limited Slip Differential. The math says I should have about 59 to 61lb-ft of initial torque by how many springs I put in it. I a...
by icehouse
29 Jan 2019 17:34
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Jeff's '70 2 Door
Replies: 54
Views: 1046

Re: Jeff's '70 2 Door

My favorite project thread. Not much to read but lots of pictures!
by icehouse
28 Jan 2019 08:58
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Offset camber plates - yes or no with Adj TC rods
Replies: 4
Views: 225

Re: Offset camber plates - yes or no with Adj TC rods

We recommend both with our rack setup. The bump is designed with 6.5 degress of caster.
by icehouse
24 Jan 2019 18:06
Forum: Suspension
Topic: tire choices -- aggressive summer -VTO wheels - BS >>?
Replies: 15
Views: 316

Re: tire choices -- aggressive summer -VTO wheels - BS >>?

well there is likely going to be a group buy on the Nankangs come april-- i dont care if they only last one summer-- but if they cant get them before then i may have to get the REs from costco just so i can drive it.. i havent been able to find an actual distributor for those in western canada - if...
by icehouse
24 Jan 2019 17:58
Forum: Suspension
Topic: tire choices -- aggressive summer -VTO wheels - BS >>?
Replies: 15
Views: 316

Re: tire choices -- aggressive summer -VTO wheels - BS >>?

Don't know what to say..Norm expressed the SAME as I did, as have some others. They made my car UN-DRIVABLE, simple as that. Norm and I would be close in terms of where we actually use the tire, and that is CARRYING speed through a corner, where it is NOT POWER...but cornering GRIP. That is where w...
by icehouse
24 Jan 2019 12:39
Forum: Suspension
Topic: tire choices -- aggressive summer -VTO wheels - BS >>?
Replies: 15
Views: 316

Re: tire choices -- aggressive summer -VTO wheels - BS >>?

Keith, Maybe it's the different amount of power?? Although Norms L is probably putting down the same power as my SR. I don't have that issue at all. When is Byron going to set up another autox so we can see the difference on a time sheet. I mean they feel flexy compared the my local go-carts but not...
by icehouse
24 Jan 2019 08:45
Forum: Suspension
Topic: tire choices -- aggressive summer -VTO wheels - BS >>?
Replies: 15
Views: 316

Re: tire choices -- aggressive summer -VTO wheels - BS >>?

I like the R888r the best out of everything I've tired. Although I want to try the RE71r's they were out of stock last time I ordered tires. We run the Rivals on our enduro car with also feel nice. Way better then the Z3's. I just like how stiff the R888r sidewall is and they are pretty cheap. I dai...
by icehouse
23 Jan 2019 12:27
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: R200 LSD options/setup
Replies: 22
Views: 903

Re: R200 LSD options/setup

Just as a passing note; when I installed my new Precision gear CLSD years ago- it sounded like a bag of hammers Out of the box. I seriously thought it was broken. After putting a few miles on it, and adding a bottle of GM LSD fluid, I found a parking lot that I could drive around in tight to tighte...
by icehouse
22 Jan 2019 08:01
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Front short strut inserts whats available in 2019?
Replies: 18
Views: 609

Re: Front short strut inserts whats available in 2019?

I just built some struts for my coupe with VW inserts on ZX struts. I cut 2" almost exactly out of the ZX struts. Your cut may very depending on the top nut.
by icehouse
17 Jan 2019 17:25
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: Diff modifications
Replies: 10
Views: 317

Re: Diff modifications

post a pic of the engine bay. I gotta see this!
by icehouse
17 Jan 2019 14:10
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB: NOS OEM brake / clutch switch
Replies: 11
Views: 284

Re: WTB: NOS OEM brake / clutch switch

I went through 2 from rock auto. Then pulled an old one off one of my cars that doesn't drive. Been good ever since. I'm going to order some from Nissan for sure!