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  1. thats just maintenance lad, the toyota will shit itself in a few days, dont u worry. u wanna swap x8 shells? lol
  2. battleaxe

    Team Running Again Mostly version x.7

    what size oil cooler lines you running? i think both the toyotas run -10 on mine and the s13 has lol -6...this is if i can remember right. one of my cars has -10...just cant remember now. the supra and cressida both have coolers with gauges and both are in the 80-90C range when hot lapping. during traffic, oil is at 70C. i used 10w30 amsoil signature series synthetic in the x8 and whatever cheap pennzoil/castrol/valvoline oil thats on sale at wal mart or canadian tire. same results. cheap oil goes black way quicker, but thats about it. thats a 13 dollar oil change vs a 40/50 dollar one mind you lol. all the same k&n oil filters. those coolers are in a crash zone to me :/ spooks me out.
  3. battleaxe

    Mediocre at Cresst - now with nsfw autophilia

    their living wage is the same as here, so theyre on average making 10/hr more with similar costs of living. their housing market is as varied as the entire usa with super high price for minimal space in the hot spots of living and then in the desert side, its similar to wisconson i would imagine. its not that they earn the equivilant of 20 bucks usa, its thats how far our dollars go.
  4. battleaxe

    Mediocre at Cresst - now with nsfw autophilia

    how much for all the conversion bits though?
  5. battleaxe

    Mediocre at Cresst - now with nsfw autophilia

    the cdx trans is an overhyped hoopty. if u can find it for a few hundred bucks, sick...but the conversion gear and misc fuckery to make them fit, a MASSIVE box, the r box is a better option imo. the issue with them is the stupid price they are ( you can even buy them new for cheaper in most cases) which is the equivalent to most of the cost of a used dumpy one. honestly, the trans options for most cars is becoming ridiculous.w's are in the 6 range and r's are in the 8-1k range. cdx low numbers are under or around 5 and the 9's if confirmed are close to 1k. im used to looking at jz motors and being like, hella ya those motors are cheap..wait...thats US and then shipping... so i lose nearly 1k in conversion of money and then an easy 500 to ship...fml...fuck my dollar conversion. not like this is oz where you make 30/hr to start and seem to roll in money where you throw money and not debt (if in USA) at problems. i hate everything. being canadian and living in canada has massive drawbacks if wanting anything not locally...and locally its also stupid expensive. i hate everything this sucks for you to have happen, especially with all the work. but that small gamble will yield theoretically the best results by having a car that should always work from here on out
  6. battleaxe

    Curse of the Cressida

    i redid the fronts when i had them out last. had them couple turns pasr snug and adjusted the lower part for height. the rear i have not taken out to adjust. i know the springs are captive and snug and the lowers are what were adjusted. ill look the whole rear over when i drop the subframe. got a lot to do on that. when i have it out ill look at the center bearing on the driveshaft to check its condition. i still dont know the vibration. all bolts are there, i took it to mach10 today and felt good at what i can assume is very fast. the car rides good, it could just be better. the whole rear is stock minus the coil and diff. ive got subframe and diff and full arm set to go in..as well as paint and bracing. might drop the tank so i can make an access hole in the car to replace the pump eventually. drove it around a bunch today and she feels good. i do know i want to upgrade my power wire. i think its too small for the length it has to go. i think its the standard thick ground cable size which i think im losing amperage.
  7. battleaxe

    Curse of the Cressida

    welp, the BMW box i have, apparently some of the posts have no power, so there was the reason why it was intermittant starting when i last touched it...super odd, its a whole plate with studs in it...but anyways. not quite sure how my buddy found it but apparently the neutral switch was something funky, so he went right from ignition to starter trigger...so...should be good now? it works every time so far, but time will tell ...theres no other toyota wiring touching it so all should be cool. first plan is to put the interior back together and then give er a clean and look over then check the axles and driveshaft bolts to see if any of them are loose, as currently after 100-120kmhr? (no idea on my speeds) it has a wobble im not too fond of. check those then i can drive it to work like normal, perhaps. then after the bolt check, i plan to swpa back to the x8 rack because something is off on the x7 rack...and after that rack the car should be decent, pending the higher speed wobble. i really want to drop the subframe out and get to making plates for the strengths and put the adjustable arms in...and the coilovers need to have a good once over and perhaps a rebuild as stance coils are utter shit. on top of pushing the old bushing out and finding a spherical to match it to replace the worn out bushes which have maybe 5000kms on them tops considering this car has been off the road for the better part of a fucking decade. one of the coilovers is 3/8 to 1/2inch higher or lower than the other to make it a level car. pretty sure i made them the same then went for an alignment and then saw how off they were still...as camber out make the car go higher...iunno....got do this all over again...this car needs some mileage and some love
  8. battleaxe

    Mediocre at Cresst - now with nsfw autophilia

    after putting the 17s on my car, i can see the allure..i think..i think id also like mine more if i put a square set on the car and not smaller tires in the rear. at my height i have no problems going over anything. i do prefer the 18s though...big time...maybe its just because i love model5's in 18inch. 17s and a kit, imo are two different worlds. a kit to me means dishies.
  9. battleaxe

    Mediocre at Cresst - now with nsfw autophilia

    he has done a skid tho...hopefully will do a skid again
  10. battleaxe

    Curse of the Cressida

    havent ever looked into that. i run amsoil 80w90 in my gear boxes. never thought of using a trans cooler. always thought most of the issues involved with the transmission were just weak/worn components from a mix of age and poor maintenance. i have a ka box in my car right now as i broke a shift fork selector in my sr trans. which imo was potentially from running gl5 gear oil in it. i spoke to the amsoil rep and he said the difference between gl4 and gl5 is where they die from temp overload. gl5 does not work above certain temps, gl4 does. i think this was apart of the problem, but oh well. maybe ka boxes will still be around since most are going to cd trans locally...in north america anyways. if i break one or two more boxes i think ill go to a rb/z box. i just dont like most of the adapters and the cost involved with switching. as i said, depends on driving style, and tires. all about how much and how often torque is being engaged and disengaged. i run smaller tires and higher psi as my car is on that level with grip/power.
  11. battleaxe

    Curse of the Cressida

    I'm sure there's other ways around this. To me, it's a motor of response and has a window of "ok" which is under 380whp. After that grip becomes an issue and the tires get bigger and bigger. S chassis have drivetrain issues as well as the transmission is a weak link...but I'm not fully sold on. Depends on driving style and maintenance. Not sure why people push SR's out of their living range. The ve head sounds cool but more work than I'd ever put into it. People blow up SR's by going over 12psi on stock fuel and turbo and wonder why they blow. They are a motor that needs to be built to operate at above those numbers. I have a modded gt-rs with 264 hks cams, wiseco rods and pistons, BC valve train, so I have all the shit to make this an ok fun car..but imo a stock sr at 12psi and some weight reduction is a perfect skid car. It's when you have 4th+ gear banks (all of FD tracks) you can't operate it past that and expect to have success. I like 2-3gear tracks, they're more fun imo. Don't care about holding a long skid at 4th gear with max grip going 170mph
  12. battleaxe

    Curse of the Cressida

    The oil changes are clean, so it's a bonus, I get what you're laying down though. It's been SR since 07 I think. I don't have an issue with SRs. Most who own them throw too much boosts and no tunes at it and expect miracles. They're far from the best motor but she's been a wonderful steed to me. I have the 1j in the bus and then the supra will also have a jz. The car feels good as is. I've had this car for about a decade and all the parts lived in the car before this...collectively the same car since buying my first in 02. Just a metal box that smokes tires. I'm getting over nostalgia and preserving the past. The newer generations keep fucking destroying these old cars for no reasons. I'll just move onto jzx110s, FRS and z33s as I end the lives of my current cars. I really want a z32 but their rpices are stupid expensive still up here..I have no clue why
  13. battleaxe

    Curse of the Cressida

    Jz oil filters can be in a shitty spot with the oil warmer still on depending on motor. I took my warmer off and have a sandwich in there, super easy to get to. Will be nice to have you experience it first hand here. I got a bed u can sleep on if you need. I'm 7min from the track as well in case something happens.
  14. battleaxe

    Curse of the Cressida

    I'm disappointed in the Cressida and myself.
  15. battleaxe

    Curse of the Cressida

    a buddy of mine is going to help me sort out this shitty starting issue. did new relay and ignition, nope. throwing money didnt seem to work yet. hes way smarter than i am and we will actually test what may be the issue...and then probably just make a new circuit...until i tear all the wiring out and put it in the bin. painted the s13 engine bay and have started reassembly from to it has a lot more in there now...but now it moves and i can clean the shop.
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