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bjhines last won the day on January 21 2015

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  1. I have done a few sets, both bonded and bolted on. There is no right way to do them. I have always needed them for tire clearance and fit them according to the positions of the tires. A general rule seems to be that the lower edge of the flares can be the same height as the original fender edges. You place the tip of the flare so the it starts at the lower body detail/fillet line and set it so the inner edge is even with the original height. On the fronts; make sure your tires don't hit the front edge of the flares or the airdam sides(this is a typical problem area). With that said
  2. I did it to Rosco's 280Z and he loves them, but the time involved is mighty high.
  3. Awesome, I was looking at making that piece in mirror images, glad you turned me on to these C6 Corvette Z06 parts.
  4. It is only running on 5 cylinders. That is why it is backfiring. You have an ignition problem, likely the spark plug wires.
  5. The other aspect to consider is drag and required downforce at required speed. The drag style wing produces less downforce but improves cd and stability. The drag wing has more consistent performance over a broad range of speeds. The 3d style big-wing produces more downforce as speed increases but also has more drag as speed increases. The wing was designed to work best at a certain speed; and it is tuned to work best at certain parts of the roadrace track.
  6. That was a fun build. We found a few issues that caused some scope creep, but all in all it went very well. My experience with s30 chassis mods made this a more exacting chassis build than most. The electrical system is highly sophisticated and includes proper power distribution, safety/kill system, noise and transient suppression, signal separation and shielding. The drivers position was carefully mocked up and included 2 fitting sessions to finalize position and access to controls. The roll cage is the tightest I have ever seen in an S30. We managed to get the bars out of sigh
  7. 1. There is a lot of access with a rotisserie that cannot be easily had in any other way. 2. There is a chassis dimension guide in the service manuals that should be used to ensure a straight car before you fab the roll cage. 3. The wheel and tire combo is absolutely necessary on hand before you start your project. Seat and steering wheel+mount are also needed for mockup. 4. The front end upper strut mounts may need to be moved rearward(3/4") to increase caster without moving the wheels too far forward.
  8. Stops Flex and seals airflow. Also remove pins for trailer ramp flexibility.
  9. It appears to be a Toyota 4x4 caliper. It may be a stock rotor.
  10. I have noticed that the discharged oil has air pockets that are audible when cycling the system with the engine off. Obviously the air separates once it is in the canister. Then you get non-aerated oil with air pockets occasionally moving with it. The discharge oil is also cooler than circulating oil.
  11. Maintenance is a drawback. I cycle the system and recharge the air side as often as possible. I do not trust it as I have had several times on track that it did not work properly. Air leaks in the AIR gauge plumbing, and air bypassing the O-ringed piston will cause a loss of air charge. Eventually oil will end up on the AIR-side and the canister must be drained on both sides and rebuilt. Observe the peak oil pressure on the OIL-pres. gauge and the AIR-charge on the Accusump gauge. The Accusump should always read higher than the Oil pressure gauge in my system. If the Accusump is lower, t
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