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 Post subject: Re: 242 Build Thread.
PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2016 12:24 pm 
First volvo in outer space
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Nice work as always, too bad about the tire issue but looking forward to your results this year on the new setup.

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 Post subject: Re: 242 Build Thread.
PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2016 5:44 pm 
Haha, I just built a W24 Octo-Turbo, now what?!
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Are your lower seats on upside down?


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 Post subject: Re: 242 Build Thread.
PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2016 6:54 pm 
Haha, I just built a W24 Octo-Turbo, now what?!
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Are your lower seats on upside down?


Cheese and rice...I will have to get those on the right way around. Good thing I have to change them. Boy, good think Greg was around so I didn't get my struts on backwards. End of semester. Doesn't help my ride height.

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 Post subject: Re: 242 Build Thread.
PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2016 8:40 am 
Haha, I just built a W24 Octo-Turbo, now what?!
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Yesterday I decided that I should get a lower chassis brace built. Now fully TIG welded and out for coating. Will be installed for this weekends racing fun.

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 Post subject: Re: 242 Build Thread.
PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2016 9:55 am 
Haha, I just built a W24 Octo-Turbo, now what?!
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Sweet!

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 Post subject: Re: 242 Build Thread.
PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2016 2:34 pm 
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Nice!! I was wondering about lower braces the other day, I would like to say great minds think alike but... :lol:

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90 745Ti (Mine)
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 Post subject: Re: 242 Build Thread.
PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2016 8:33 pm 
Haha, I just built a W24 Octo-Turbo, now what?!
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Here they are on the car.

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From the side.

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They do make a big difference. I immediately noticed that turn in was much sharper. So that was worth the doing.

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 Post subject: Re: 242 Build Thread.
PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2016 10:52 pm 
Haha, I just built a W24 Octo-Turbo, now what?!
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 Post subject: Re: 242 Build Thread.
PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2016 8:18 pm 
Haha, I just built a W24 Octo-Turbo, now what?!
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So, I've just ordered the wired and fuse holder that I need to redo the faulty fuse holder connector. I thought I was buying the right part when I assembled this thing - weather proof, looks bomb proof and better than the other options and I can attach it where the stock fuse goes. Two years later, I find out it's a Taiwanese knock-off connector and it's not really up to the task. I've ordered the correct parts form Prowireusa.com along with a few other things to fix this once and for all. No more pig tail connectors. For the record it was a Pico connector that I got at the auto parts store that was the issue. The real part - available from ProWire is $6 and is made in the USA.

The car did run flawlessly once repaired - the stress of the last week has wiped me out. Funny how racing does that to me...I want to be out there so bad that it's always a panic if things are not hung together before hand.

Next change will be a set of Kaplhenke Torque Rods. My biggest issue right now is that the rear end lacks grip still. So it handles super flat but it's also slippery. Thinking that maybe dropping the rear end a little would shift some weight back onto the rear end. Wish I had scales to test this out.

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 Post subject: Re: 242 Build Thread.
PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2016 9:45 pm 
Haha, I just built a W24 Octo-Turbo, now what?!

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We've got scales here. I'm sure we could figure out how to use them...

What rear sway bar are you using?

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 Post subject: Re: 242 Build Thread.
PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2016 7:18 am 
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Thanks Dale - I forgot about those scales. I'm running the smaller stock bar 17 mm I think.

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 Post subject: Re: 242 Build Thread.
PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2016 9:46 am 
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I think I might raise the front 1/2" and lower the rear by 3/4" and see how that feels.

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 Post subject: Re: 242 Build Thread.
PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2016 7:38 pm 
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It would be interesting to see what difference no rear bar would make. Not that 17mm is much, but it's something. The comment is always that the thicker the bar, the happier the rear end is to slide.

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 Post subject: Re: 242 Build Thread.
PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2016 8:45 am 
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The bar is most likely a 19. I'll be doing some adjustments and fiddling around over the next few weeks. What is lacking is a systematic approach and data.

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