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  1. squeak12

    Question for anyone with Corbeau XP seats.

    I have the Simpson Vortex. They have a removeable bottom cushion that I pull out if I am washing with a couple of smallish holes to allow drainage. Roughly 25" from the seat cushion to the harness hole centers and 30.5" to the top of the seat.
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    hydro pump

    I don't know the exact fittings or sizes, but pretty much open up any fittings that you can or purchase higher flow fittings. I don't think anyone does any major work other than the spool valve and perhaps using a drill bit here and there. There is definitely math involved that could optimize...
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    Pro Rock Stock Class XJ Build

    Oh he could finish for sure, but I am pretty confident he would get punted into the woods on more than one occasion by a faster competitor that is actually in the race and too impatient for a place to pass under the assumption that he is going to move out of the way quick enough. KoH is much...
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    Pro Rock Stock Class XJ Build

    His title indicates a Pro Rock Stock Class Build, and he has bypasses. Unless I am not up to date on rules, he isn't legal for Ultra4 unless he ran 4400, and I can all but guarantee that it would not be a pleasant experience in an XJ. I assume he will be at Mid America that same weekend racing...
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    soft sided cooler

    As mentioned above, a multilevel head shield may help as well. The bottom would absorb most of the heat while the top level would remain cooler. Ideally with insulation of some type between so the heat transfer through the air and hardware is at least not direct.
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    Sway bar tabs bending?

    Also, I am not criticizing anything you are doing, just helping think through the process. I'll say also, that measurements are only as good as the tool and the user. And then back to the measurements trying to simulate situations versus actually measuring during said situations. I'd be more...
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    Sway bar tabs bending?

    You are also stuck with whatever your 4 link gives you as far as how the mounting points and axle move around during travel. You can try to make the best by optimizing sway bar placement and sway bar geometry, but usually the sway bars go on last wherever they will fit. Nothing is one size...
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    Sway bar tabs bending?

    Also, to flex it out correctly to check for binding you really need to leave the links attached so the system is "in situ" and remove the springs so it will move more easily. Then force the axle corners up and down. It isn't going to be a simple task, though, and you can possibly get away with...
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    Sway bar tabs bending?

    A properly designed and executed swaybar system isn't typically designed to take a ton of force. They are just systems that transfer existing forces. They aren't creating anything merely a link in the chain that is subject to whatever force is applied. I think the issue is probably more with...
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    Sway bar tabs bending?

    There are many ways to design a swaybar system and each will be somewhat unique to the application. While this design is viable, it isn't really ideal. Single shear at all points with additional leverage by having the studs, relatively low quality looking heims, thin mounting hardware, etc...
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    soft sided cooler

    You can try a heat shield with some insulation or reflective backing, but it is generally speaking a bad situation to start from with all of the heat from the engine directly under your cooler. Maximum spacing from the heat source and maximum air flow through the area will be the things to take...
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    Teardown in Tennessee: Ultra4 Racing at AOP July 24th/25th

    Interested to see the turnout with all the schedule adjustments and changes to the points series for this year. Only 17 racers registered in total with the 4400 class having the most racers at (6) so far online. It is a good track either way and should be fun. I'm sure they will try and lure...
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    GM Corporate 14 Bolt Axle

    I'm not really interested in pulling the shafts just to measure unless you are cash in hand ready to pick up and that's the deal breaker. Best I can do at the moment is "Axle inner bolt flange to Axle housing snout". Based on my experience adding roughly 10" to the driver side and 5" to the...
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    GM Corporate 14 Bolt Axle

    I'll give the HL bottom dollar at $250 delivered as far as Birmingham or Huntsville.
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    Fords new 7.3 v8 gas motor

    Agreed. I am currently in the best of both worlds IMO. I have an LBZ Duramax that I purchased for a very reasonable price compared to a 2010+ gas burner with 300+ HP. I completely agree about the pricing difference on fuel. If there is a 33% premium on diesel compared to gasoline, you should be...
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    GM Corporate 14 Bolt Axle

    I know them personally and am only a few minutes up the road. While I don't expect to get $400, I have a pretty good idea of what they pay for them, and I'll keep it in the parts pile if no one wants it.
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    GM Corporate 14 Bolt Axle

    Axle tubes already cleaned off with the exception of shock mounts. No wheel studs and only 2 bolts holding the differential cover on. I got this axle as-is with a set of axles that I intend to build. Thought I may keep it around for a random project but don't have anything in mind at the...
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    soft sided cooler

    I have a Walmart one and it has been fine for the past 2 years. I do store it inside and lube with the provided stuff or chapstick as needed. I usually buy Yeti as a higher quality product and to support a local family friend, but I needed one that day and was out of town. You can spend more...
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    Cryogenic treatment of gears?

    Break in is also another step that I am pretty sure most don't take into account. You need to allow the gears to mesh and wear in with low load and go through a few heat cycles without getting too hot. Just another thing most don't do, like bedding new brake pads or changing break in oil to...
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    Cryogenic treatment of gears?

    I didn't think of Spicer, but I would say that is an option as well. I would also really focus on using a high quality install kit, whether you buy it all as one or spec your own Timken or greater quality bearings. Also consider the smaller the ring gear tooth count is the better off the...

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