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Old 01-26-2013, 06:36 PM   #326
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We took my diff bushings out (they were spent),and reinstalled the factory ones with bigger bolts.
Wow, that's good to know and interesting as well. I'll have to take this into account before I install my differential bushings.
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:43 PM   #327
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Wow, that's good to know and interesting as well. I'll have to take this into account before I install my differential bushings.
I was able to take one of the bushings out by hand. actually two fingers. That can't be good.
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:50 PM   #328
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I was able to take one of the bushings out by hand. actually two fingers. That can't be good.
Shit, now that's bad. I have had some HD Pedders differential bushings sitting in my room for over a year and still haven't installed them. I wonder how these will hold up also. I would imagine the same. I'm not sure if uou mentioned it already, but did you have Pfadts diff. bushings?
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:07 PM   #329
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Shit, now that's bad. I have had some HD Pedders differential bushings sitting in my room for over a year and still haven't installed them. I wonder how these will hold up also. I would imagine the same. I'm not sure if uou mentioned it already, but did you have Pfadts diff. bushings?
I'm pretty sure I had the pfadts but I can't be sure. It's been 3 years. In the bushings defense they did take a lot of drag racing abuse. That couldn't of helped. The other bushings were sloppy. With some effort I could have taken then out by hand as well. Those just didn't fall out.
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:18 PM   #330
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True, lots of drag racing would definitely put some stress on them, but I wouldn't have expected them to get so messed up. At least now we now they may not be able to withstand such stress. That's a definite bummer.
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:20 PM   #331
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True, lots of drag racing would definitely put some stress on them, but I wouldn't have expected them to get so messed up. At least now we now they may not be able to withstand such stress. That's a definite bummer.
I don't believe it's the first set that Ted has seen fail. They already knew what they wanted to do.
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:27 PM   #332
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I don't believe it's the first set that Ted has seen fail. They already knew what they wanted to do.
Hmm, maybe it's worth it for me not to install them while the cradles out for the subframe bushings.
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:32 PM   #333
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Hmm, maybe it's worth it for me not to install them while the cradles out for the subframe bushings.
I'd get some more thoughts and opinions. I'm sure 95% of the time they will be just fine. Don't go by me. I also wore out the pinion bearings. My car is a worse case scenario for parts.
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:33 PM   #334
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I'd get some more thoughts and opinions. I'm sure 95% of the time they will be just fine. Don't go by me. I also wore out the pinion bearings. My car is a worse case scenario for parts.
Hahahaha, yeah that thing is a damn beast. That's how it's done right there.
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:36 PM   #335
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Hahahaha, yeah that thing is a damn beast. That's how it's done right there.
Thankfully Ted stocks built 3.45 rears. I lost about an hr of time overall but got the TruTrac with the new rear. I chalk it up as a mod for improvement.
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:46 PM   #336
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Thankfully Ted stocks built 3.45 rears. I lost about an hr of time overall but got the TruTrac with the new rear. I chalk it up as a mod for improvement.
Damn straight! Lol
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:45 PM   #337
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Nice . Did it make a noticeable difference in putting the power down?
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:48 PM   #338
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If you mean not blowing the rear up and rendering the car useless, then yes, they will make a huge difference!!!
LOL we'll that's the goal Thanks for the offer on the garage I might take you up on that one! A lift makes everything so much easier!
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:58 PM   #339
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Thankfully Ted stocks built 3.45 rears. I lost about an hr of time overall but got the TruTrac with the new rear. I chalk it up as a mod for improvement.
Does he have any in stock haha!
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Does he have any in stock haha!
Yup. Saw them today. Along with the Hammerhead!!
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:39 PM   #341
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Yup. Saw them today. Along with the Hammerhead!!
Hmmm...I was thinking a nice built stock rear with a trutrac and billet caps would be nice to have haha. Keep the stock rear as a backup.
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:54 PM   #342
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Hmmm...I was thinking a nice built stock rear with a trutrac and billet caps would be nice to have haha. Keep the stock rear as a backup.

To run 12's you should be fine with what you got!!!!


But seriously, do you want to go down to the IRS race the wknd of the Feb 23rd? I could come get you and your car on my way down. Leave Friday am and be back sunday evening. No travel expense to you. I'm going that way anyway with about 30' of extra trailer!
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To run 12's you should be fine with what you got!!!!


But seriously, do you want to go down to the IRS race the wknd of the Feb 23rd? I could come get you and your car on my way down. Leave Friday am and be back sunday evening. No travel expense to you. I'm going that way anyway with about 30' of extra trailer!
I could enter the Street Tire Class on my 22s . I wonder if I can start in 3rd gear LOL, I'd get smoked by a civic .

Yeah man I'd love to head down, I'll call ECS tomorrow and see if they can fix my fuel system between now and then. I'll let you know I appreciate the offer and I'd throw you some cash for the gas man least I could do.
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I could enter the Street Tire Class on my 22s . I wonder if I can start in 3rd gear LOL, I'd get smoked by a civic .

Yeah man I'd love to head down, I'll call ECS tomorrow and see if they can fix my fuel system between now and then. I'll let you know I appreciate the offer and I'd throw you some cash for the gas man least I could do.

The fuel system is a day. Just tell Doug that you are gonn hand Matt his ass at the race. That'll light the fire under his ass.


You best start looking for a set of drag tires. At least some 18's to get you started.
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:09 PM   #345
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The fuel system is a day. Just tell Doug that you are gonn hand Matt his ass at the race. That'll light the fire under his ass.


You best start looking for a set of drag tires. At least some 18's to get you started.
Haha...I'll make sure to tell him that . I got the Welds in 18s. Already ready to go with the MT ET Streets
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Haha...I'll make sure to tell him that . I got the Welds in 18s. Already ready to go with the MT ET Streets
I forgot that your in the stick class. You could just practice bracket racing your ass off. It's still 2 months before Atco will be good. Even if the air is warm enough the ground is still frozen and the track just won't get hot enough. SC in Feb should be nice.
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I forgot that your in the stick class. You could just practice bracket racing your ass off. It's still 2 months before Atco will be good. Even if the air is warm enough the ground is still frozen and the track just won't get hot enough. SC in Feb should be nice.
Yeah I wasn't planning on winning anything haha. I'm def not there yet. Yeah ATCO isn't gonna be ready until late march/early april then I'll be there almost every saturday. Yeah SC in Feb should be great weather, not too hot.
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I'm gonna sign up for this too. Out at pocono raceway they setup roll racing all day. I'll go and hurt some feelings

http://exoticsrally.com/events.cfm?eventid=60
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:35 PM   #349
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I'm gonna sign up for this too. Out at pocono raceway they setup roll racing all day. I'll go and hurt some feelings

http://exoticsrally.com/events.cfm?eventid=60
That's seems interesting. I think that wknd we have a Buick event in Norwalk Ohio.
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Old 01-28-2013, 02:09 PM   #350
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That's seems interesting. I think that wknd we have a Buick event in Norwalk Ohio.
Yeah for the untalented launching stick drivers I can just mat it to the floor at a 25 roll

Chris is ordering me ID850s and what not, I'll be ready soon. I'll try and shake it down at ATCO if possible.
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