Posted 19 December 2010 - 03:57 PM
Xcessive Manufacturing is a custom fabrication and peformance shop based out of Portland, OR. (literally across the street from my house)
They have many parts for Nissan, Honda, Mitsubishi, Mazda and Toyota. There parts have even been used by the high end tuning shop RE Amemiya. Everything is made in house and is usually in stock ready to ship.
Rich from Xcessive is very knowlegable and will answer any question you have about his products on the phone or email.
Xcessive is always coming up with new products, and they are open to realistic suggestions from their customers.
here are a few for reference
When you call make sure to mention Mitch sent you.
Posted 19 December 2010 - 07:26 PM
Posted 20 December 2010 - 11:17 AM
Posted 20 December 2010 - 01:57 PM
But I can tell you there will be new parts for both x8's and x7's.
If all goes well I will have "spy pics" by the end of the week.
Posted 20 December 2010 - 02:08 PM
Posted 23 December 2010 - 09:08 AM
Posted 25 December 2010 - 10:27 PM
the fact that they're making X chassis shit is even more doap! awesome sponsors man.
Posted 26 December 2010 - 08:49 AM
So thanks to the holidays I couldn't get the spy pics, but I should be headed there after work to test the new X8 products today. If all goes well, production and pics will be up immediately.
Posted 26 December 2010 - 11:46 AM
Posted 30 December 2010 - 12:06 AM
So I know x7 guys were kinda feeling left out. So Xcessive just finished and test fitted seat brackets. These will be in production real soon, hopefully in stock by months out. The new ones will be Zinc plated just like the rest, as well as being the lowest posistion possible.
But don't worry x7 guys, I am working with Rich to come out with even more parts. the ones you really want, just hold on.
And here is one of the pieces I have been dying to share with you guys. Protoypes are made and testing will be done by the end of the weekend.
x8 steering knuckles!
These are made from 1/2" plate steel and the factory tapers for FLCA and outer tie-rod are machined right in. They have been shortend by 100mm, and almost all the acromin has been removed. these will not only increase steering angle but also speed up the steering ratio. Until test fitting is performed I can't say how much more angle we will see with these, but I am definitely getting lower offest wheels to reduce chances for rubbing the frame rail. Also price on these is being discussed.
Well Friday I should have photos from the test fitting and new info. There are more new parts we are developing right now for the x8, they have been made and are currently going through longevity testing. So far so good, these should also be in stock in a few weeks. But until then I can't say anymore, really wish I could but I want to keep my sponsorship.
Posted 02 January 2011 - 02:13 PM
Here's a pic of stock angle
The stock knuckles were a bitch and a half to get off. I highly recommend using PB blaster or penetrating oil a week in advance on the ball joint and outer tie rod. Mine were so seized that I have to use an torch to heat the knuckle until I could hammer it off.
All the factory tapers are machined in and fit perfectly. With most of the ackerman gone and the knuckle shortend 100mm you'll have to either run jzx100 outer tie rods or buy the extensions we are making for these.
The factory setup is just too short by 3/4 of an inch. So to make extensions that are both safe and functional we had to cut the inner tierods to 3/4" to be able to fit the extensions.
These extensions will be sold with the knuckles when production starts. They have grade 8 studs and lock nuts already on them so there is no worry about them backing out. Also they are long enough if you convert to S13 FLCA to space out your wheels for more clearence.
The extensions are 3" overall.
I had to grind the lip off the outer tierod to make it easier when aligning the front end. It's not needed, but the added room helps.
If you remove all the lip, it gives you an extra 1/2" of play to the threads. I plan on either welding heim joints to my stock FLCA or make a set that has a wider stance so I clear the frame.
This is the maximum angle I can get compared to stock with my current wheel setup. I'm hitting the frame at the moment, but if I put spacers on I could get another half turn out of the rack. The steering feedback gained with these knuckles is tremendous, It is very smooth and returns to center super quick. Turn-in at the corner is very precise and very managable. And weight transfering is effortless. I love these things.
Production parts will be Zinc plated like all others, these are just the prototypes. Currently there is no price set yet, but I should have one shortly.
If you have any questions or comments feel free.
Posted 02 January 2011 - 03:17 PM
Thats cool you feel like you can make a 7m proper. Just do it somewhere else. Around here we call that shit gay.
Posted 03 January 2011 - 08:53 AM
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