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Old 12-13-2013, 04:39 PM   #41
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FWIW, I believe that the bent design is superior in terms of bump steer. While such things might not matter much to you with the amount of travel you see, I thought it worth mentioning. I know that the Mk3 ST has some a bent end for that reason.
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Old 12-13-2013, 06:31 PM   #42
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Thanks for the info! Can't say we've noticed negative handling changes or characteristics when moving from the pre 06 to 06 tie rods; other than not having them bend causing a somewhat more permanent toe issue :-P.
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please gawd put a roof vent in.. and do a how to..
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Old 12-24-2013, 12:04 PM   #44
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Thanks Juggernaut Motorsports for the tip on the tie rods, etc. Definitely a better solution than reinventing that wheel.

Cody, I did put a roof vent in, but it's very utilitarian. Just a box truck roof vent with some sealant and bolts. I may put a scoop on the exterior just for looks.

I do have a nice XMAS vacation planned and it includes assembling my short block



It will include: JE Pistons 11:1 CR 85mm Pistons, Eagle Rods, Polished Stock Crank, Clevite Bearings, all balanced. ARP Main Studs and Head Studs. Block was cleaned, blasted, bored and honed and the mains were align bored with the ARP studs installed.

Also started work on the wiring. Here is my box that houses the relays for all less critical items, like blinkers, brake lights, etc. Purchased a bunch of real nice mil-spec wiring for pennies on the dollar from a surplus company.



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I should also mention that at our last event (Tallpines Nov. 30) I bent one of the cfm control arm rod ends on the driver side early in the day (causing the steering to get very heavy) which subsequently sheared on a rock ending our day earlier than expected. Currently I'm working on a solid arm design with with inboard adjustability or none at all and simply build two sets of arms to get the different camber settings I'd like. Just looking at and benchmarking wrc stuff.
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Could you post some pics? Inside and top?
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Old 01-24-2014, 12:49 PM   #47
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Sorry for the gap in coverage. I will write up a Rally Vent how-to for you Cody. I've got some new shots of the finalized rear subframe. Much more elegant than my crazy proof of concept one. Still finishing the welding so more gussets and jack plates need to go on. Finally going to assemble the short block tomorrow. Just didn't happen over XMAS break as I intended.



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Juggernaut, I've seen a bunch of rally arms from the late 90's early 2000's that used these type of weldable control arm bearings. If you can adjust camber from the top of the strut or just get the arms perfect. Then a set up using these may be a lot more robust. I've been collecting rally suspension photos for awhile but can't seem to find the one that uses this type of setup. I'll keep looking.

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Very nice build here!!
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