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Old 06-17-2007, 02:23 PM   #21
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Nice nice nice, I am assuming Hubs are fairly easy to change on these cars then from the looks of it.

Hehehe...i bet she doesnt have many traction problems now
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Hubs are easy if:

1. You don't have rust.
2. You have the proper AIR tools. I wouldn't suggest doing them without.


Katie and I tried a couple 'medium' burnouts that would normally rip the streets loose with copious amounts of smoke, and had not even a chirp.

Tried one more SERIOUS attempt at it with about 25psi in the tires, and there was a slight chirp and a MAJOR seat of the pants launch. I've never felt a launch like that. Absolutely snapped our heads into the headrests. Partly due to traction, partly due to the lower gear ratio.
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Old 06-17-2007, 02:29 PM   #23
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hehehehe, I bet there is some good squat now with all the torque going to the ground!
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Old 06-17-2007, 02:55 PM   #24
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Mr.Wren

I'm slightly disappointed in the way to treated your brake hoses You should know better.... lol

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even inches from the ground you should still support them.
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Really (Rob) I think if you look at ALL the picks I think he replaced them anyways with new ones!

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Mr Willren I happen to need a new CVC boot on my pass side front, looks like most of what you did there has to be done in my case too right? Such as drop the ball joint, remove the axel shaft, caliper and what not. I would thing the hub could stay in place though correct??? Geez I wish your place wasn't 3000 miles away!
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You'll have to disconnect the strut from the control arm, but not the hub. It can stay on.

Someone obviously didn't pay much attention to my pics. I let the calipers hang on the OLD brake lines. I also hung them from the old ones to repaint them. I installed the NEW lines when the calipers were back on the car.
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You'll have to disconnect the strut from the control arm, but not the hub. It can stay on.

Someone obviously didn't pay much attention to my pics. I let the calipers hang on the OLD brake lines. I also hung them from the old ones to repaint them. I installed the NEW lines when the calipers were back on the car.
OK I feel like an A * * now... I missed that my bad.. I just didn't notice you mention changing them.. and then thought if you changed them why not to a stainless line....
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Best ownage I've had in a week.


I'm not interested in cosmetic brake lines for that price. OEM has lasted 120,000 miles.

Anyway, the back felt OK after the NASCAR race (ended about 30 minutes ago). Just finished pulling the top end of the SLE.

Surprising what I found with the LIM gaskets........
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Red drums wouldn't look right. Besides, my crosslaces wouldn't show much of it anyway.
You know, I've been thinking about how to dress up drums without being too garish. I think maybe a couple coats of black, and then a color stripe on the outer rim would look cool.
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Hey SLEeper, welcome to ZillaMotorsports. Officially.

Did the upgrade to Zilla'* top end from last year, and tossed my 180 stant for a 180 INTENSE thermostat for better flow.

Figure I added somewhere around 15-25 horsepower with this top end, and I don't have a rattling coupler any more.

Gaskets were great. When you look at these pics, remember that this is nearly 130,000 miles on STOCK LIM GASKETS with the green stuff. The only problem was the split block seals, but they weren't leaking. I've personally never seen them split like that before.

I did notice a bit of varnish in the lifter valley, then realized it looked like overheating at some point in it'* life. That suspicion was backed up when I found one of the ECT'* was aftermarket, and the coolant bypass fitting was already replaced with steel.

Anyway, here'* Day 2'* pics:

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One of these days in the near future, I need to strip down the SC I just removed today, port and polish it, rebuild it, and replace the coupler so I have a spare for both cars.

Car'* got more bawls now. Eli came by for the test drive.
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