look forward to seeing more updates
I pressed in X4 NEW wheel bearings this week
Nothing pic worthy
I have yard work to do for a bit this AM
Then the FT strut towers/strut mounts get out
in prep for the camber plates that will b welded in
Ill have some pics of that process
I might even get the "A" pillar and halo hoops on the cage fully welded in this weekend
for a local guy... i work in Canton and use the 1/4 turn Swagelok valves and tubing benders on a daily basis.... The best quality components in the industry. They also have an awesome line of compression fittings you might wanna check out ... project looks good
Removed the Original builds FK coil overs
Also removed the EARLY strut mounts with new porsche bearings and such in them
PLUS a little mod of my own... An ALU. ring that replaces the hard plastic
FS as a COMPLETE setup.... Coils AND MOUNTS with poly inserts and such....... pm me offers
Got a few other goodies back in the mail....
My comp. controller now has adjustable bias
Been welding the rear like crazy
I feel as tho Ill NEVER be finished
Ill be back with pic updates as I take/host them
Last edited by dub tek; 08-02-2013 at 09:16 AM.
Silly Phone Pics is all I have at the moment
I swear Ill get the Cannon/Macro going......
I have been getting parts in the mail like crazy
There was a back order that was holding the process and thats sorted
FINALLY making headway again
This entire process is going to come down to 3 custom axles
Who isnt going to RAPE my wallet???
Damn, raping of the wallet is no good! Progress looks good, taking your time and doing it right the first time. Its come along way since last year! I cant wait to see this thing on the road!
Of course it depends on how hardcore you want the thing to be.
Otherwise you could make them yourself like quite a few people on here have done. Make as in shorten some. Not sure if you need shortened or lengthened though.
Nash.... What did you do for the 4 drive shafts?
I saw the pic of the center and its shortening
Using OE joints on modified/replacement centers shafts (for now)
(im NO vortex pro so I may be missing some good links!)
I need to shorten X3 Factory shafts Varying lengths
The centers sections are tubes NOT solid like rabbit stuffs
PS... Cannon's battery = charged
Why not just have the stock ones shortened and balanced? Seems like that wouldn't be terribly expensive...Debating the same thing for my syncro when i do the Haldex upgrade eventually
Why shorten all three when you can just section one to take the extra out of (or get made from scratch)? Seems like the best way to keep two stock and one modified. Unless you have a good reason to do so it's just more work than necessary IMO. Every single syncro/haldex swap that I have seen that needed the prop shaft modded was only done to one of the shafts.
side note: Any place that will make you one will still start with a tube and still weld on the end pieces from the factory tube for the prop shaft. This is not much different than what I have seen.
£UK Storm AWD Rocco Project
in the pic you saw, it was just a mock up.... the shaft was shortened about 4"s
but the plan is to have the Drive Shaft Shop make it using 4340 chromoly and should be good to 1000 hp.
if you are interested in one, maybe we can get them to give us a buy 1 and 2 beverages at regular cost and get the second shaft free.... then we'd split the cost and we'd both get double wallet raped...
Shorten 3 of the 4 WHEEL Drive shafts
The front half and carrier will remain as is....
I understand the "mocking"
I removed about 3.5" of the center my self
As for a "group" buy we just might be able to pull something off
i thought people forgot about 4340!!
anyway..lookin better and better..i may be consulting you shortly as i am in need of awd...
but first..you..hawaii..we drink beers..do it.