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Postby Evil MS3 » Sat May 09, 2020 5:52 pm

Suspension arrived today. Went a bit overboard lol Xida Race coils on 800/500 springs ImageImage
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Postby Jamie » Sun May 10, 2020 10:49 am

Boo...off to M3 with you!
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Postby Evil MS3 » Sun May 10, 2020 11:49 am

Jamie wrote:Boo...off to M3 with you!
Lol It's been good times but time to change it up!
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Postby jev61 » Mon May 11, 2020 9:17 am

Evil MS3 wrote:Suspension arrived today. Went a bit overboard lol Xida Race coils on 800/500 springs
Tell us where you end up setting them after you intall and adjust (ride height and valving). Kyle and I use very different settings, my ride height is 4 3/8 front 4 5/8 rear with the adjusters at 2 front and rear.
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Postby Kshader » Mon May 11, 2020 2:08 pm

Yeah it’s been awhile since I’ve got to tinker with the car but if I remember right I’m at 4 1/4” front and 4 1/2” rear, and 13 clicks from full soft front and rear. I have the FM sways that I usually run the front on full stiff and rear on full soft, but last event I did was at Tavares and I took the rear off completely.
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Postby aw614 » Tue May 12, 2020 12:24 pm

I still haven't cracked that taveres surface, feels like it is always different
Kshader wrote:Yeah it’s been awhile since I’ve got to tinker with the car but if I remember right I’m at 4 1/4” front and 4 1/2” rear, and 13 clicks from full soft front and rear. I have the FM sways that I usually run the front on full stiff and rear on full soft, but last event I did was at Tavares and I took the rear off completely.
That Taveres surface :bangwall:
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Postby twistedwankel » Thu May 14, 2020 1:06 pm

aw614 wrote:hat Taveres surface
Agreed. I frequently used that surface to take the top 1/32" off a new set of race tires in 4 runs. Also good competition up there from the regulars.
Always enjoyed the gun fire helping me to drive it like I stole it and the flush toilets + picnic area like SPC.
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Postby blacksheep-1 » Fri May 15, 2020 8:22 pm

sold the project Mustang, bought one I didn't have to build...


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Postby Jamie » Fri May 15, 2020 9:37 pm

blacksheep-1 wrote:...bought one I didn't have to build...
Dang, there's a sea change. But will look forward to seeing you back.
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Postby blacksheep-1 » Fri May 15, 2020 10:50 pm

yep, my days of crawling through tubing to weld on a cage are done, 1 back surgery down, 1 to go.
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Postby twistedwankel » Sat May 16, 2020 8:12 pm

Gotcha.
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Postby Evil MS3 » Sat May 23, 2020 5:26 pm

Got the Xidas installed today along with the extended lower ball joints. Did realize my tie rod ends are toast so gotta order some of those before I can wrap up. ImageImageImageImageImage
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Postby Jamie » Sat May 23, 2020 6:12 pm

How do you like the QuickJack?
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Postby Evil MS3 » Sat May 23, 2020 6:24 pm

Jamie wrote:How do you like the QuickJack?
I love it. After a few times using it it's a quick setup to use and gets the car way up there for me. I've only got it as the first lock point in his pic. I got it last year at Costco when they had the 5000slx for $899. Couldn't pass it up.
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Postby AScoda » Mon May 25, 2020 3:05 pm

Got the Mustang running again. New water pump and timing cover gasket to fix water leaks. Then tore it all apart again. Gt40 cylinder heads that I got from Mike Murdoch a few years ago and a new in box Cobra intake that I have had for years, new roller lifters and pushrods. Had to swap valve springs and roller rockers from old heads. Cleaned and painted some things along the way.
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Postby AScoda » Mon May 25, 2020 3:10 pm

Installed a couple of quick-latches to hold bumper on the MIata. Both mounts for bumper at the wheel wells have been broken for a while.
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Postby Evil MS3 » Mon May 25, 2020 3:46 pm

AScoda wrote:Installed a couple of quick-latches to hold bumper on the MIata. Both mounts for bumper at the wheel wells have been broken for a while.
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I've got a set of these on my shelf to do the same
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Postby aw614 » Fri May 29, 2020 1:27 pm

Did my rear brakes, somehow they wore down to the halfway mark for only 15k or so miles on the pads (installed right around the time I did the motor swap). Decided to put in new slide pins just to see if they were bad as I did have a seized on me due to the pins being dry. Going to observe how they wear, my guess is the braking system on the acura is like my GTI where its using rear pads a lot for anti-dive for braking in street driving. Forum posts seem to mention those with ABS having the rear brakes wear faster than the fronts.
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Postby Jamie » Fri May 29, 2020 6:38 pm

aw614 wrote:Forum posts seem to mention those with ABS having the rear brakes wear faster than the fronts.
Now that you mention it, most of my later Hondas behaved like that.
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Postby twistedwankel » Sat May 30, 2020 8:02 pm

Jamie wrote:
aw614 wrote:Forum posts seem to mention those with ABS having the rear brakes wear faster than the fronts.
Now that you mention it, most of my later Hondas behaved like that.
Well for sure my rwd RX8 wore out 2 sets of rear pads to one front set but I attributed that to traction control.
Doesn't explain a fwd Honda? :headscratch:
My vette and Crown Vic wore out the fronts first by a mile.
A number of years.

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