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  2. battleaxe

    Curse of the Cressida

    not toyota related but... been taking some time off from cars outside of washing them and checking fluids and tire pressures. after this black friday, ive got a number of tasks to do. got a link storm x on order for the supra and cressida (shared same ecu, 2 harnesses), oil filter sandwich plate and koyo for the civic, now i can add my large oil cooler to the civic to get that oil nice and luke warm. so the plan is to collect the last bit of parts for the na 2j swap and then get cracking on the s13 and the misc tasks. first up was the max camber in the back so i can clear the arches. sadly at max camber the stance rucas foul the coils, i even flipped them around. this led to a lot of yelling and then i said eff it and moved on to the toe part. plan is to get the alignment where it needs to be and deal with the arches after the fact. after that irritation i went to the front..to where i found more of it. i was unhappy with the gktech sphericals and that they used a aluminum shaft (as many do now a days) so i grabbed some v1 spl spherical outers and used the gk tech shank (i broke both of mine years ago) so now i have a hybrid front spherical and i matched it to the lca incline so they arent on 2 separate plains. [imghttps://i.imgur.com/TCyzKpn.jpg[/img] next up was modding the brake holders..all because i had a broken bolt in one and then tried to drill and tap it out and its still wrong...so i lopped that side off..odd idea/conclusion to come to? you bet. check for clearances for the new outer, brake holder actually being there and max angle at full droop 18x10-12 with a 225/35 s drive (looks bigger than it is) the end links are oem? i cut them shorter as a test as one was bent so i cut it in half and shortened it, feels good still? thats firewall clearance as there is no more harness going there and i smashed it back put it back down, rolled it around, noticed the rear toe adjusted is far in the other direction now, so more on that later. went in my bin of misc oem washer bottles, found a hole down low and this honda crv coolant overflow "works", whether it actually works, time will tell. got a generic one off amazon for $12, shortened the bottom port and capped it. drolled a hole in the side and pushed the grommet and washer pump in, ran the line through the fender rail and comes out by the motor. this time yesterday i found a gremlin traced back to the wipers. thats a whole other story and well its rather funny but i cant tell stories. the bracket was an oem bracket from something i kept in a bin. i cut it to size, knocked some holes in it and then welded some old m6's on there as i have no clearance. looks alright and will be nice to have washer fluid again, the little things, you know? idea is to do stuff then do other stuff, then do other stuff and so on
  3. Yesterday
  4. Just gonna bump this, nobody has died yet. That car morphed into this (and I really miss the 19" RP03s): Then a few 1uz's blew up. I got, what I thought was going to be, a good deal on an LS build option so I parked the car for a bit. In the meantime the old X8 sat like this. For a long time. The whole LS thing unfortunately went sideways and I lost a lot of interest in the X8 and worked on other projects instead. A 280z got restored and my UZ powered X3 was built. Recently I picked up another good condition X8, stripped old blue of everything of value, swapped it to the new car or put it in storage, and sold the shell to an acquaintance. who in turn did a chassis swap with his built X8 and now the blue car is back on track like nothing happened with twice the HP as before. I'm hoping to start another thread as I can make progress on my new X8 but that will be slow to come. Covid has cut off the ability to work other than what can be accomplished in my driveway a day at a time, but at least I can still get things done.
  5. Last week
  6. Urrik

    New Look / Same Poor Taste

    2800 shipped from DM - 300 without bellhousing - cash back on a new credit card lol = 2300 all in
  7. Nigel_Vertigo

    New Look / Same Poor Taste

    $2800 at driftmotion right now. Seems pretty cheap tbh. Figured they'd be $6k or something. Seems like all good gearboxes are at least $3k (for any decent car).
  8. battleaxe

    New Look / Same Poor Taste

    damn ya man, how much are those r boxes new? 2-2500? id imagine a standard rebuild is in the 1k range. in cdn money anyways
  9. ROBAPHENT

    Steering - I want to go backwards

    Sorry for big pictures CBF Resizing, Anyway PIC TO BIG DIDNT LOOK. Taxi,AE86 PS knuckle,Taxi, XM Knuckle
  10. Urrik

    New Look / Same Poor Taste

    Fuck it. If I'm going to spend a retarded amount of money on an R154, it might as well be a brand new one. Also went back to a two piece driveshaft. By chance my old MA70 showed up in a junkyard 5 miles from me (where it belongs). Still had the driveshaft in the back where I left it when I sold it. So I'm using the front half mk3 shaft with the original X90 rear half. If I can get a tail housing for the old box, I might fix it up to put back in the Cressida with some form of UZ because I want another V8 car to cruise around in.
  11. Urrik

    Mediocre at Cresst - now with nsfw autophilia

    My X8 is also on its third windshield. I was surprised at how readily available they still were and how cheap they were even without any coverage. Fuckin $200 installed. I inherited my X9 with a cracked windshield and still haven't bothered with it lol. I know theres guys out there that can bring them over but I just need to break down and do it sometime next season. The guy I bought the car from showed me the windshield he had shipped to him and UPS trashed it; no wonder seeing as it was just stuffed in a cardboard box with minimal padding.
  12. LUMBERZACK

    x3 oyaji wagon

    Ahhh, THAT H-town. Yeah, there's Houston, and then there's HOUSTON.
  13. ChriSOL

    x3 oyaji wagon

    its because his trip played out like the scene from national lampoons vacation and they stopped in the wrong neighborhood in houston w the family truckster and got their shit robbed
  14. Earlier
  15. LUMBERZACK

    x3 oyaji wagon

    So rad having an x3 still chugging along strong. Why did it take 10 hours? Traffic?
  16. LUMBERZACK

    Tuner4life's 1991 Cressida Drift Build

    Hoping life quality improves for you buddy. Shit sounds rough, but I commend you for pushing through it and getting out there to keep your mind off of shit. 2020 has been such a year and I'm not even surprised at the increase in suicide and domestic violence cases. It's saddening. Looks like you had good time driving though, that's rad!
  17. LUMBERZACK

    Mediocre at Cresst - now with nsfw autophilia

    @battleaxe Maybe I haven't announced it officially, but the Cressida is no longer my daily. I now have a company truck that I drive. The Cressida just gets driven on the weekends to friend's houses and shit, just ready for a drift event. Yeah, I'd never run front toe on a daily, especially 1/8" lol. Thanks homie! We're definitely taking our time on the bumper so I'm hoping for great results! I like a lot of wheels and I kept my eyes open for Chrome Work XC8's, Model 5's, Advan T6, AVS Model 6, GramLight 57Pros...well pretty much any early 00's wheel in chrome and the market right now for '90's-'00's japanese car parts is fucking ridiculous. Parts aren't littered over yaj like they once were and the parts that are listed are 3x the usual price. Same with the local marketplace even. It was actually pure fate that I got a second set of WMB XT7's for a great price. @bigtoepfer Totally man. I'm glad I have a company truck now, because I've gone through 2 windshields in 7 months. The company has full-coverage and since it's a common-ass F-150, I just call the mobile guy and he replaces the window same day at my house. Super convenient. What's crazy to me is, I've imported multiple sets of glass headlights from Japan and the glass is pristine on them, even being 30 years old. After 3 months in Arizona, they'll be pitted and cracked. Such a disappointment, which is why I use Lamin-X film on my headlights and they look perfect. Thank you for the compliments!
  18. bigtoepfer

    Mediocre at Cresst - now with nsfw autophilia

    The windshield problem is why I hated my time living in Colorado. Although I guess you could just limit your driving to May-July and MAYBE not have that issue. Here in Louisiana you can drive a car for 30 years and not get a windshield crack. Or get super unlucky and get three in two years, I've had that experience too. But since I typically exist in the unlucky camp my stress is always high driving my X3 because I know finding a windshield will be a pain in the ass. Still drive it every day though, and sometimes end up following closer to vehicles than I should HA. Still love seeing the car.
  19. battleaxe

    Mediocre at Cresst - now with nsfw autophilia

    toe out in the front on a daily, u a wild man. looks fabulous as always. i appreciate the rear bumper repair and fitment, very nice. as much as i love all the same wheels, and how they will all fit perfect and run one tire size, i cant get over variety. you chose a very nice set of wheels for daily and spares man.
  20. LUMBERZACK

    Mediocre at Cresst - now with nsfw autophilia

    Not much to update this time around, but I'm bored and have some free time to post here. Windshield glass doesn't last long in Arizona before it becomes littered with rock chips and has more crack than a Circle K parking lot. So I had my buddy install a freshy for me. Windshield coverage and next day install is a huge benefit over owning and driving a JDM import. I began noticing that my rear wheels had a bit of play in them when I grabbed onto them. I immediately thought it was the wheel bearings or ball joints, but given that I replaced those 1.5 year ago. I checked other culprits and found that my Xcessive poly joints had a fair amount of play in them. Mind you I have over 4 years and 40k miles, with a couple dozen drift events on these. I think they served me well. So I ordered new joints. One thing I noticed in the picture below, was the old ones (top) have zerk fittings, whereas the new ones (bottom) do not. They're clearly from a different manufacturer, but hopefully these last as long. It's finally time to show my rear bumper some love since it is on its last leg. My buddy who is doing the repair is taking the opportunity to address many of the fitment issues the bumper has had its whole life. Hopefully it will fit much cleaner than previous. We're hoping to raise it up some as well to minimize how much it drags and gets caught on shit. I had a local guy come work his magic on my alignment. He is mobile and comes to your house to do your alignment, granted you have a garage he can work it. He brings a digital camber gauge and toe plates and spends as much time as he needs to to set it up perfectly. I think he was at my house for the better part of 6 hours painstakingly making sure everything was perfect. My final specs are: Front: -5.7 Camber, 1/8 Toe out Rear: -0.5 Camber, 1/8 Toe in The car drives fantastic. The steering wheel is level and it drives as straight as an arrow. Well worth the money. I don't have a picture of him doing the alignment, but here's a picture of my post-alignment fitment. Also, I wanted to make sure that I didn't miss out on the limited run gold work emotion center caps, so I bought a second set for my drift spares. Now my wheels will always match. I also got new valve stems because the seal on all of mine are starting to dry rot. That's it for now. My bumper is not finished yet. I have a few other things I'm working on as well, but I don't have any pictures, so we'll wait until the next post.
  21. ROBAPHENT

    Current working's X8 Knuckles

    Pretty sure there clipped in there like his others and universal item. but will double-check Also the same thought, I was going to stick with stock arms extended and just average knuckles with akerman. but now thinking i might just go there and be done with it. as to be honest i CBF developing new front tension rods to use stock items LOL.
  22. LUMBERZACK

    Current working's X8 Knuckles

    God I'm so hype on this. I have absolutely no need for it, but will probably end up buying for the sole reason of supporting a company that finally cared enough to release something for these stupid cars. My biggest question is, given that I drive my car A LOT, longevity is a huge determining factor for me. The main lower ball joint on the LCA looks welded in place. Are the heims serviceable? Does Acostal use universal joints or will I have to contact Acostal any time the joints start to wear out?
  23. ROBAPHENT

    Current working's X8 Knuckles

    For people who dont know Stewie the guy behind InetraMS and ACOSTAL. pretty much a bum that is really fucking smart when it comes to steering/akerman and geo. below is some footage of him but yeah awesome guy to watch drifting.
  24. ROBAPHENT

    Current working's X8 Knuckles

    Arms are done, Price here for the lete kit. (Everything you see in the picture) https://www.acostaldev.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=35&product_id=114 Kit Includes~ 2x BLATANT Lower Control Arms 2x Caster Rod Brackets (can buy on its own) 2x BLATANT Castor Arms 2x BLATANT Tie Rods 2x BLATANT Knuckles (Can buy on its own) 1x Adjustment Spanner BLATANT Lower Control and Caster Arms - Adjustable LCA Length from 335mm to 400mm - High-Tensile/Chromoly Turnbuckle adjustment for both Camber and Caster - Adjustable Rose Joint Spacing - Adjustable lock stops - Extremely rigid and strong to deal with high loads - High clearance LCA and Caster rod design, can support up to 70 degrees of lock - Fits all standard, modified or direct replacement knuckles - Lockable 2-piece Design - High Tensile Structural steel main construction 2-piece - Chromoly PTFE/Kevlar-lined race Rod Ends - Bolt on brake caliper lock stops to limit lock on lead wheel - Professionally Tig welded BLATANT Tie Rods - 20mm Bump Steer correction - Ackerman curve adjustment - 65 Degrees of Misalignment - Additional Length - Additional Adjustment - Quick change design - Chromoly Construction - Zinc Plated BLATANT Knuckles - Adjustable arm length (steering rate) - 3-way Ackerman Adjustment - Roll Center Correction Adjustment - Easy Installation - High Tensile Steel Construction (Bisalloy 80) Adjustment Spanners - Makes adjusting turnbuckles easier - High Tensile Steel construction - Zinc Plated ~Adjustment~ LCA: - Camber/LCA length - Lead wheel lock stop (8 way) - Roll center/Knuckle height Knuckle: - Linear Ackerman (3 way) - Arm length (2 way - 15mm) Tie Rod End: - Toe (60mm) - Ackerman Curve/Bump Steer (20mm)
  25. LUMBERZACK

    Kyle Anson's Cresshita Build Thread

    @ROBAPHENT Well now you can post an update about those Acostal front arms for X8. I'm super pumped, but I have some questions about em. @AcidTrip I'm stoked for you bud! Good to finally see you throw on some quality parts! :* Now send me a new Christmas card.
  26. tuner4life

    Tuner4life's 1991 Cressida Drift Build

    Cool... I figured this place would be shut down by now. Cliffnotes is that life has sucked for the last couple years and I haven't worked on much of anything with the Cressida. Then with Covid, work situations, and a pending divorce that I hope to God will be over with soon, There hasn't been much energy, time, or money left. Life and mental health really hit the fan a couple months ago and I needed to get away for a little while. A good friend suggested I come down to NC for the weekend to get away and convinced me to bring the car. I had a great time. This car has been basically sitting for over a year and I took it straight from storage, to the trailer, to the track. Then proceeded to thrash it for 6+ hours with no real issues, The suspension is worn out and clunking and the rack pisses fluid out of both ends faster than I would prefer, but otherwise, it's still kicking just fine. It never fails to impress me the absolute beating that this car can take.. I still have all of the same plans that I posted about before, but the timeline is unknown at this point. Just patiently waiting for this shit year to be over with. I'm ready to hibernate. Maybe I won't feel so beat down next year and get some of the fire back. Instagram video: https://www.instagram.com/p/CF93tzTncWv/ And here are a couple pictures from the trip..
  27. battleaxe

    Curse of the Cressida

    Got damn. A partner trying to kill you is another kind of life problem. If I was in a position to retire I'd take time off to catch up on projects and then maybe go back to work..or sleep for a bit. I'm just trying to empty all my bins and spend only on things to complete my projects..or sell em.
  28. Gordo

    Curse of the Cressida

    Wish I had time to do something on my stuff.... Damn 12 hour shift at a job 35 miles away is keeping everything in limbo. After the psycho woman tried to kill me, and totaled my beloved '73 Datsun, what time I do have is taken up by keeping the el cheapo daily driver junk running. I should just fucking retire, so I can get back to my numerous projects.
  29. battleaxe

    Curse of the Cressida

    damn man, i appreciate that. i person ally would love to see more of your fleet and the things you do. I'm not a big fan of bolt this on and bolt that on, but half of what I do is just that. Or engineering something I have to work with what I have. Mcgyver syndrome
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