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  1. Yesterday
  2. BoristheCat

    Sleeper MX83 build

    Lol I didn't even think about that... car guys would recognize it and be into it, but everyone else would think your car was broken probably
  3. WhoreMouth_Jr

    Sleeper MX83 build

    Not sure how it stacks up to the exedy twin, but my plate are also sprung and I get no chatter ever. Which I guess is good unless you wanted that multiplate chatter sound for the flex like I did =(
  4. BoristheCat

    Sleeper MX83 build

    Excellent. I'm not planning on doing any major hard launches or clutch kicks, so it should last a while. Also, since both hubs are sprung, I'm assuming this thing isn't going to chatter with the clutch out... or will it chatter because of the intermediate steel plates between the clutch discs? Either way, I've heard that people with this clutch are super happy with it when they drive it on the street. If it chatters, I probably won't even care that much
  5. Gordo

    Sleeper MX83 build

    They hardly ever wear... I think they publish min. thickness, and I probably have it save in one of my 'info' files, but don't know which one out of hundreds to look at.
  6. Last week
  7. BoristheCat

    Sleeper MX83 build

    The clutch came in the mail. I was blown away by how nice of a unit it is. The only thing I'm slightly concerned about is the thickness of the material on the discs. There doesn't appear to be a lot of it, so I'm wondering how much life I'll get out of it before I have to put new discs in it. Now I just need to measure for a throwout bearing and I'll be good
  8. Gibbs

    New Look / Same Poor Taste

    ayy this came out rad man good job!
  9. jzxseven

    hello

    oof.
  10. Urrik

    New Look / Same Poor Taste

    Kakimoto muffler. I like the style over the canisters but it's too goddamn quiet, inexplicably so for an 80mm exhaust with straight through mufflers. Going to cut the front muffler off
  11. Demesio

    Sleeper MX83 build

    Damn, I forgot how expensive that clutch was. I really liked the one I had in my car and it handled great until I was making 580ish to the wheels and tried to abuse it. I have another one for a far in the future build. This next IS300 I'm going with the McLeod RST Twin Disc, they're local and damn are they giving me a hell of a price.
  12. Gordo

    Sleeper MX83 build

    You can try what I sent in a PM, but that was before I seen the damage. Sorry, don't have any spindles.
  13. BoristheCat

    Sleeper MX83 build

    I'm half debating lighting his ass up on facebook. I made a bullshit burner account a few weeks ago in order to sell stuff on marketplace. I set to work fixing my crooked coilover tube. Took the old spindle off and prepped my spare spindle. Got my extra pair of coilover tubes in the mail the other day. Looking at my spare spindle before welding, I noticed that the threads were questionable. They didn't look great, so I wasn't going to be surprised if I had a problem with stripped threads. Torqued the hub onto the new spindle and threaded the tube onto the coilover and welded a few tacks in place. Went to remove the spindle nut and who would have guessed, all my threads were fucked. I have no spare spindles now. I need a replacement. Checked eBay, Craigslist, Offerup, everywhere. No luck. I PM'd a few people on here hoping that they would have a spare, but no responses yet. My build is on hold until I get a new one. I'm pretty sure there's no way to properly cut and adjust my good original spindle without something being off. Yes mad
  14. BoristheCat

    WTB Passengers side spindle

    My passengers side front spindle was welded to my coilover tube crooked. I had a spare, but the threads were questionable. I put the hub on, torqued the nut, tack welded the coilover tube in place, and when I removed the spindle nut, all my threads came with it, so I need a new one. My build is on hold because of this and I can't find a spare anywhere. Thanks
  15. WhoreMouth_Jr

    Sleeper MX83 build

    I don't know about that he's been in the x7 group collecting money for the initial group by-in for their upcoming x7 kit. And ya I'm a firm believer it do it right the first time and only time haha
  16. BoristheCat

    Sleeper MX83 build

    ^^yep, I'm convinced that's the case. It's the same people that build their cars as cheap as possible and then wonder why their shit breaks all the time lol. Everyone I've talked to with a twin loves the pedal feel... I'm excited to see how it drives. I'm thinking the Russian con artist got snatched up by some fellow Russians he ripped off. He's probably sitting in a gulag in Siberia eating stale rye bread and boiled potatoes
  17. WhoreMouth_Jr

    Sleeper MX83 build

    haha they mad cause they can't afford one for their cars no doubt! I'm telling you even if it might be overkill I've never regretted going dual plate in my car. It isn't any stiffer than the normal clutch in the v8 car. 10/10 will buy again. Solid progress! Ever hear back from the russians? Gotta be approaching 9months by now
  18. Earlier
  19. BoristheCat

    New Look / Same Poor Taste

    Holy pic dump. Good looking fab work on everything exhaust related. What brand of muffler? Looks good. I'm kind of thinking of ditching my bulky round muffler and going to an oval for easier tucking under the car and for more ground clearance
  20. bigtoepfer

    x3 oyaji wagon

    @Gordo after discussing with various persons it turns out swapping the X8 front suspension on to the X3 is more of a pain in the dick than some people led me to believe. most likely gonna put X7 parts on later. I'll see what I can find.
  21. BoristheCat

    Sleeper MX83 build

    I'm not doing an external arm setup. The adapter plate from Collins came machined for a tilton hydraulic internal slave setup. Colin is an irritating dude. If you ask him anything, he assumes you're trying to steal his ideas, gets defensive and acts like a dick. I asked him what the spacing was on their crossmember in order to see if it would fit my car and he got all defensive and said I had to buy his crossmember and then see if it would fit. He got all pissy about me asking for the eye to eye measurement. I told him fine, even if it would end up fitting, I'll never buy it because you're not going to work with me to tell me the measurement. For his twin, triple and quad setups, the tilton hydraulic is used. He won't tell me which bearing is used, so fuck him. I'll post in this thread which bearing ends up working. This shit isn't even hard to decode. He thinks his customers are stupid. It's as easy as measuring the eye to eye on the adapter plate, then looking at the bolt patterns and measurements of the tilton bearings on Tilton's website. I'm 99 percent sure which bearing is going to fit, but I'll post once I know for sure
  22. Gordo

    Sleeper MX83 build

    When I first put one in my Datsun, it was a bit of a pain because of it being like an on/off switch. But as soon as I put a coaxial hydraulic throw out in it, all those issues went away. You may consider doing that, and shit canning the external slave/arm set up.
  23. Urrik

    New Look / Same Poor Taste

    Update dump Decided to delete ABS/TRC. I would've kept it if it was just ABS, but the Grande G has ridiculous integrated traction control shit with three separate hydraulic units under the hood. This nonsense has been replaced with a Tilton bias valve so I can pretend like I track my car, with the original lines to the hydraulic units lazily cut and rebent to suit. It's well known by now that Lexus IS/GS front brakes are the same as JZX, but I couldnt find any suitable USDM equivalent for the rears. Grande G has the same front brakes as Tourer V, but the rears are some shitty smaller 10mm thk solid rotors. The pads are the same as 1st gen Avalon but couldnt find anything for rotors. The solution was parked right next to me: USDM X8 rear brakes bolt right up with the only modification being the rotor hub bore, which needs to be opened up to 62.1mm as the Mark II has a step in the hubs where the rotor seats like most Lexus cars. I also didn't leave the front brakes alone. UCF20 front brakes as well as a USDM non-trac master cylinder
  24. BoristheCat

    Sleeper MX83 build

    I can't even tell you how many people I've talked to that are upset that I've chosen such an expensive clutch. I tell them "ok, let me get a shitty 4 or 6 puck. I'm really looking forward to the harsh engagement, inevitable crank walk, doubled pedal effort and poor quality a cheap single will provide for this car." Then they're like... oh.
  25. Gordo

    x3 oyaji wagon

    Sorry, none around, even after scrapping 3 X8s
  26. Gordo

    Sleeper MX83 build

    I am impressed. Was thinking I was going to see some chinese dual plate, and after reading NAC's latest post, I am in ass chewing mode. Good to see someone with class still exists on the HMS Titanic.
  27. bigtoepfer

    Sleeper MX83 build

    Fancy clutch is fancy
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