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Forum: performance & modifications 04-12-2016, 04:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,080
Posted By vwtechnician
Come on out, man, I'd be happy to give you a...

Come on out, man, I'd be happy to give you a ride. Next time it'll be out locally is probably June.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-12-2016, 04:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,080
Posted By vwtechnician
Hi I understand the sentiment. He's doing...

Hi

I understand the sentiment. He's doing everything, though, not just angle. But i can attest to the fact that these cars are tough to drift without some way of getting more caster and camber...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-12-2016, 11:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,080
Posted By vwtechnician
Yep, the control arms give you ability to add the...

Yep, the control arms give you ability to add the caster. Everything's from Ben so Koni single adjustable adjustable dampers, 450lb front and 250lb rear Eibachs. I've got the front camber at -4 and...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-12-2016, 09:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,841
Posted By vwtechnician
I was coming here to add your link. I used Hen's...

I was coming here to add your link. I used Hen's picto write up as a guide when I did mine and it turned up very successfully. Used a master from a 740 on mine.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-12-2016, 08:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,080
Posted By vwtechnician
All I can do is throw the pitch..... :-P I...

All I can do is throw the pitch..... :-P

I have Ben's entire catalog minus the trailing arms in my drift car but the control arms were the last thing to go on the car. I drifted it with everything...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-11-2016, 09:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,080
Posted By vwtechnician
Hard parkers and hard typers. We're all some kind...

Hard parkers and hard typers. We're all some kind of hard sometime.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-22-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,454
Posted By vwtechnician
I got lucky and got in on a group buy run of the...

I got lucky and got in on a group buy run of the IPD drop bar last year. If you can get 25 people together they could probably be talked into another run. Cost was just over $200 per.
...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-17-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,227
Posted By vwtechnician
Later TRW are different than the CAM racks. The...

Later TRW are different than the CAM racks. The CAM inner tie rods have a m21 or m22 (can't remember which) female thread. The later TRW inner tie rods have a male m14 thread on them.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-17-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,163
Posted By vwtechnician
Haven't updated the post in a little while. Had...

Haven't updated the post in a little while. Had some issues with a blowed up diff, lol. New one in there now, freshly rebuilt, all new bearings, preload, depth, backlash, pattern all set perfectly....
Forum: performance & modifications 04-19-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,027
Posted By vwtechnician
Mine was originally a diesel, I still have the...

Mine was originally a diesel, I still have the factory sway bar laying around. I ended up lucking out as a group buy popped up here on the group buy forum for the V8 drop bar from IPD. They'll make...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-04-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 26,169
Posted By vwtechnician
Kind of surprised at close the weight is to my LS...

Kind of surprised at close the weight is to my LS 245 drift car. Also still has full interior/sound deadening, ect. V8 really didn't add much in the way of weight. Wish I had weighed it before the...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-23-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,163
Posted By vwtechnician
The tentative goal is to cage and paint it this...

The tentative goal is to cage and paint it this winter but we'll see. I just put a contract in on a house which will surely slow things and honestly I may wind up feeling like I need another season...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-23-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,163
Posted By vwtechnician
Pictures from the event this past Saturday at...

Pictures from the event this past Saturday at Shenandoah Speedway. Rough day behind the wheel, spun lots, apparently forgot everything I learned last season lol. Oh well, keep grinding. Pinion let...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-20-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,163
Posted By vwtechnician
Yep, that was probably me, I'm in that area a lot...

Yep, that was probably me, I'm in that area a lot and it's usually on Pegs or Polaris' wheels, or a mix of the two.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-19-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,163
Posted By vwtechnician
Will have some fresh ones soon as the season...

Will have some fresh ones soon as the season starts this weekend. :) There's a link to my youtube channel in the original post. Kaplhenke made me a chassis brace recently, turned out pretty damn...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-11-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 106,828
Posted By vwtechnician
I think you'll end up with hood clearance...

I think you'll end up with hood clearance problems with the truck intake, and possibly the accessories too (or maybe the truck accessories interfere with the car intake?). One of the other reasons I...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-11-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 106,828
Posted By vwtechnician
Do the after market harness. Makes it almost...

Do the after market harness. Makes it almost idiot proof to wire the car, the harness is high quality and already has all the unnecessary emissions stuff removed. Are you using the truck intake and...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-10-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,163
Posted By vwtechnician
As Ben said, it'll get stitch welded when it gets...

As Ben said, it'll get stitch welded when it gets a cage winter 15/16.



Northern VA.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-09-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,163
Posted By vwtechnician
Thanks man!

Thanks man!
Forum: projects & restorations 03-07-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,163
Posted By vwtechnician
Thanks man! Come on out to the track and get a...

Thanks man! Come on out to the track and get a ride along.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-07-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,163
Posted By vwtechnician
Nova, just inside the beltway. I'll be drifting...

Nova, just inside the beltway. I'll be drifting it at Shenandoah Speedway March 21 and at Summit Point on March 29.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-07-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,163
Posted By vwtechnician
And some pics of it in action ...

And some pics of it in action


http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h107/DCsportsfan53/Volvo%20Swap/dod4.jpg

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h107/DCsportsfan53/Volvo%20Swap/VolvoDN11-9.jpg
...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-07-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,163
Posted By vwtechnician
Did the first two events without Ben's adjustable...

Did the first two events without Ben's adjustable control arms, completely different car with them. Went from wrestling a dirty whore to a sublime machine instantly. Some pics of the completed...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-07-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,163
Posted By vwtechnician
Shots from when I first drove it home back in...

Shots from when I first drove it home back in June, it was incredibly loud right at that point, no cats, no mufflers. We used the factory exhaust manifolds with the triangle flanges chopped off. ...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-07-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,163
Posted By vwtechnician
The instrument panel I made. Tried with...

The instrument panel I made. Tried with plexiglass 3 or 4 times, kept managing to crack it while doing finishing touches so I gave up and grabbed a sheet of aluminum instead.

...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-07-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,163
Posted By vwtechnician
Some views of the transmission fitment and the...

Some views of the transmission fitment and the driveshaft.

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h107/DCsportsfan53/Volvo%20Swap/20140524_184751.jpg...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-07-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,163
Posted By vwtechnician
http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h107/DCsportsfan...

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h107/DCsportsfan53/Volvo%20Swap/20140509_192451.jpg (http://s62.photobucket.com/user/DCsportsfan53/media/Volvo%20Swap/20140509_192451.jpg.html)
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Forum: projects & restorations 03-07-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,163
Posted By vwtechnician
Crossmember finished and back from powdercoating....

Crossmember finished and back from powdercoating.

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h107/DCsportsfan53/Volvo%20Swap/20140509_180508.jpg...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-07-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,163
Posted By vwtechnician
Lining up the motor to fix the crossmember. ...

Lining up the motor to fix the crossmember.

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h107/DCsportsfan53/Volvo%20Swap/20140502_191332.jpg...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-07-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,163
Posted By vwtechnician
Car has 3 inch wheel studs all around, rear...

Car has 3 inch wheel studs all around, rear quarters stretched with inners cut out, shortened coilovers with Konis, adjustable panhard bar and torque rods, ball joint drops. Crossmember for the...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-07-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,163
Posted By vwtechnician
My LS1 drift wagon

Figured I'm way late on putting a build thread up for this car as its already seen 7k miles and 9 drift events since finished back in June but hey, better late than never. Some videos of me drifitng...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-11-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,026
Posted By vwtechnician
If you're still having issues I'd suggest looking...

If you're still having issues I'd suggest looking at the tires. Professionally speaking tires are the most common cause of pulls that I run into at work. Many road force balance machines have a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-01-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,254
Posted By vwtechnician
If you find a place that has a roadforce balancer...

If you find a place that has a roadforce balancer with the straightrack feature I bet you'll find your answer. Seen plenty of brand new tires with excessive road force that creates vibrations or...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-19-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 14,831
Posted By vwtechnician
Thanks for the info v8240, almost certainly going...

Thanks for the info v8240, almost certainly going to go with this option. Did you make your own shroud or are you using theirs? Would love to see pics if you get a chance.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-19-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 14,831
Posted By vwtechnician
Good question, I haven't done my swap yet or...

Good question, I haven't done my swap yet or purchased a radiator yet so I'm just as curious for these answers as you. I just liked the price and potential ease of fitment with the unit he used. :)
Forum: performance & modifications 08-18-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,317
Posted By vwtechnician
PM sent to arrange payment for the cross member.

PM sent to arrange payment for the cross member.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-18-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,317
Posted By vwtechnician
x3 :)

x3 :)
Forum: performance & modifications 08-18-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,317
Posted By vwtechnician
Were the triangle flanges a fitment problem or...

Were the triangle flanges a fitment problem or did you just prefer the V Band? How about the 02 sensor fittings? Nice to see pics of it installed. How much work did you have to do on the trans...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-17-2013, 09:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 14,831
Posted By vwtechnician
Nice! Good price, too and for $165 they sell a...

Nice! Good price, too and for $165 they sell a shroud/fan kit for that radiator and the matching GM style 555-52000 which is the same size and spec radiator just with the hose outlets setup for the...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-15-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,301
Posted By vwtechnician
Running the fan constantly will cause the temps...

Running the fan constantly will cause the temps to run low and the engine to warm up slowly. Engines operate at their most efficient and wear the least when they are at full operating temperature. ...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-15-2013, 03:20 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 16,105
Posted By vwtechnician
:dance: :dance: :dance: Waiting eagerly! I...

:dance: :dance: :dance:

Waiting eagerly! I would definitely would be interested in the t56 ctossmember, too.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-10-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 11,826
Posted By vwtechnician
Yeah, they'll ride fine on something mild like...

Yeah, they'll ride fine on something mild like the IPD springs. These are pretty much the #1 choice of anyone lowering a car on a budget. Used them on VWs and have them on my 240 now. If you're...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-10-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 11,826
Posted By vwtechnician
I've used KYB GR2s on a number of different cars...

I've used KYB GR2s on a number of different cars as a decent shock for a mildly lowered car. I would go with the cut spring recommendation or the IPD springs and the KYB struts/shocks.
...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-30-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,058
Posted By vwtechnician
I say keep it. My 245 is going down for drift...

I say keep it. My 245 is going down for drift surgery this weekend, ls1/t56 setup showed up last weekend. Super excited. Currently just has Ben's coilovers but he's about to take a whole lot more...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-30-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 16,105
Posted By vwtechnician
Sent you a PM, would love to get my hands on this.

Sent you a PM, would love to get my hands on this.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-01-2012, 09:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,147
Posted By vwtechnician
Appreciate the perspective, NONHOG, if I'm going...

Appreciate the perspective, NONHOG, if I'm going to pay it's going to be for the simplicity. If he doesn't truly offer that it's certainly not worth it. Definitely need to do some more research.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-28-2012, 08:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,755
Posted By vwtechnician
My muffler gave out last week and I went with a...

My muffler gave out last week and I went with a glasspack as the muffler/exhaust tip and just ran it out the passenger's side instead of all the way across. Tacked a steel rod to the glasspack and...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-28-2012, 08:42 AM
Replies: 695
Views: 208,100
Posted By vwtechnician
All I was trying to say was in the first pic at...

All I was trying to say was in the first pic at night the lighting makes it looks like they stick out worse than they do. From there you guys can form your own opinion, if you want to assume I'm a...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-27-2012, 04:22 PM
Replies: 695
Views: 208,100
Posted By vwtechnician
I feel like I was pigeonholed into that post :-P...

I feel like I was pigeonholed into that post :-P . I was merely trying to head off the accusations, I know "vw" is in my screen name but I am NOT a "hella flush" "stanced" "stretch" kind of guy at...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-25-2012, 04:18 PM
Replies: 695
Views: 208,100
Posted By vwtechnician
Yeah, it was done on a budget, mainly tried to...

Yeah, it was done on a budget, mainly tried to make them not poke or stretch as much as possible, keep close to the same overall diameter as stock for the speedo, same brand and sidewall height front...
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