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  1. 1GRracer

    1GRracer "Pete"

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    well, I think the upper ball joint is starting to act up. [​IMG] Just when I was gonna pull the trigger on the bbk and new wheels. Guess it cant be help. I have two option either go ahead and get the icon uca or just get new ball joints. At this point I'm leaning towards new ball joints.
     
  2. Torspd

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    The price of the upper ball joints shouldn't set you back to much at all, and should be very easy to install, relative to the lowers.

    Then you can still get your BBK, and I can help you install it. :D
     
  3. 1GRracer

    1GRracer "Pete"

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    It'll be a good weekend.
     
  4. Torspd

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    About to be time for the track again!
     
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    Ah good... Now u can Lmk how they r...I'm seriously looking into these for my new setup...
     
  6. 1GRracer

    1GRracer "Pete"

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    msr ftmfw!!
     
  7. NUPEPRIME

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    Nice addition :blurock: can't wait, can't wait
     
  8. 1GRracer

    1GRracer "Pete"

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    For an easier install on the passenger side, take out the back two exhaust studs and you won't need to lift the motor from the mount.

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    TommyXrunner New Member

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    sounds good man!
     
  10. Gadget

    Gadget Well-Known Member

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    The version we are shipping to the customers should not require lifting the engine on the 4x4 and PreRunner applications. I hope anyway. Should be able to slip it right in. The tube are 3/8" closer to the main flange.

    It is much tighter on the XRunner. This surprised me, but the shock tower is much tighter on the engine. GatorTaco got the new version and he found it was still a bit tight there.

    Anyway, I think lifting the engine is easier than undoing the steering shaft.

    G
     
  11. 1GRracer

    1GRracer "Pete"

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    In preparation for msr I ordered an oil cooler.
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    ^these photos are to give an idea on where we were routing the oil lines.
    First I needed to install my Greddy oil cooler adapter. The fittings for the oil pressure and temperature sensors were too small being 1/8 pt so I tapped them to 1/8 npt.



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    Greddy adapter installed.
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    ORB fittings installed on the cooler.
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    oil cooler mounted with 4 points of contact.
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    Then came race day.
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    The vid
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBr19vYrbdc&feature=c4-overview&list=UUjRB7F3jkrbSZErjtXaRa2g
    As entertaining as the vid is, at least to me, the point of the vid was to compare the lateral movement of my rear axle (4 link, lateral control arm) to a tacoma's where I have seen what is in my opinion excessive lateral axle movement under hard cornering. The video also shows the weakness I have with an open diff. A good time waster.
    Door view
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BX8PkzpR9Jo&feature=c4-overview&list=UUjRB7F3jkrbSZErjtXaRa2g
    Front bumper view.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzhyfA9dvgk&feature=c4-overview&list=UUjRB7F3jkrbSZErjtXaRa2g
    This was where I was able to net my best time of the day of a 2:02.13 on the 3rd lap post green flag. after that I messed up under corner entry where I locked up on one of the turns. And F-up after that I was either in traffic or had to slow down due to incidents on the track. To those who watch it near the end you'll see a GTR go straight off to play in the rice fields. This event was kinda weird to me as advanced was packed, giver take like 29 cars and 1 suv. (lol) but towards the end of the day some in advance were made to go down to novice class and novice got packed.
     
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  12. Gadget

    Gadget Well-Known Member

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    Very nice!

    The temp sensor, is it on the outbound side or the return side? It is best on the outbound side.

    G
     
  13. Torspd

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    Super good axle footage!

    That GTR driver must have blacked out or something. LOL! Judging by the fact that there were no reasons for him to make a correction. Even though it wasn't even a correction. Just decided not to turn.....haha.

    I speculate that judging by his known oil temps prior to the install, and relative range of closeness that we have it in the return side. I am however, not certain at this point, without looking back at the website. Robert might know for certain.

    2:02 takes the podium. :adore:
     
  14. 1GRracer

    1GRracer "Pete"

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    A little update before msr. I got a new "racing" battery. Its a Deka etx30l. Weighs in at 21 pounds. My old battery weighed 40-41 pounds. (scale was inconsistent) This is basically a braille without paying the braille tax. So far it has performed great.
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    To complement a light weight battery I got these.
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    Ported, polished and knife-edged 70mm tb
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    I ordered some Carbotech XP8 race pads and stoptech slotted rotors. Also broke the bank with some motul 660 dot 4.
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    And here is the bed in sheet.
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  15. Torspd

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    Damn that TB is fuggin sexy!

    I know you have been testing out the curves near your place, but the real test from the different weight distribution will really be notice next weekend. Front to rear bias will be a little closer now. Should knock down a little time over all.

    New headers since last time, new sway bars, larger TB, and a lighter battery should get you under the two minute time. :D
     
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    That polished looks nice, but did you know a slightly rough surface will flow better?

    Scuff it up with some 60 grit.

    G
     
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    Impressive

    Wow, this is really impressive.
     
  19. Torspd

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    New pads have a strong bite. :top: Track day awaiting...........
     

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