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  1. Urrik

    x3 oyaji wagon

    Houston: H-Town:
  2. Urrik

    New Look / Same Poor Taste

    It was originally from XM and always had a slight vibration when it was in my Cressida -- I'm sure several others on here also have XM shafts. It was then remade at a local shop here. I hadn't used them before because the other local place I went to before made one for my Z31 that was shit (matched the car). Maybe capable shops are hard to come by nowadays...
  3. Urrik

    New Look / Same Poor Taste

    The driveline vibration is completely gone with the new trans and 2-piece shaft. I think the link between all of these cases is the single piece steel driveshaft. There's a good reason they're 2-piece from the factory. I don't think a single piece shaft, at the length that they need to be for our cars, can be balanced well enough and produce low enough vibration levels for high speeds if it's made of steel. That, and I dont trust the quality of any driveshaft shop. I can think of a few single piece oem shafts that are pretty long, but they're either aluminum or carbon composite (350Z for example) I think my transmission was an extreme case; the combination of a 30+ year old extension housing with 200k miles, plus all of the mass of the heavy shaft without a center support bearing, plus possibly a poorly balanced shaft, or maybe throw a nick or two on the slip yoke, who knows. When I get a chance I'll open it up and take a look, the shit still went into every gear fine so it'd be great if I could save it with a replacement tail housing and getting as much aluminum glitter out of it as possible
  4. Urrik

    New Look / Same Poor Taste

    2800 shipped from DM - 300 without bellhousing - cash back on a new credit card lol = 2300 all in
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Urrik

    New Look / Same Poor Taste

    Compared to the two A340 trans I have laying around, theres quite a bit more play with the yoke inserted. Theres also tons of metal in the fluid. I'm ready to call time of death.
  8. Urrik

    New Look / Same Poor Taste

    I'm surprised none of these trans have a roller bearing for that application from the factory... There could have been some imperfections on the yoke that I hadn't noticed. I also do jizz a good amount of gear lube on the yoke before installing it usually. Could a poorly balanced driveshaft have influenced this failure? Though it might just be a combination of age and abuse -- there has to be over 200k miles on this box at this point. Aside from whatever I do for a trans, I'll get a new yoke and u-joints and have the balance checked at a different shop
  9. Urrik

    New Look / Same Poor Taste

    Yeah pretty sure I killed my slip yoke bushing. You can see here the chunks smeared out the end of it: Probably the only bearing in the trans that I never replaced lol
  10. Urrik

    New Look / Same Poor Taste

    My shaft was also originally an XM that I had lengthened 2 inches by a local place. It felt fine until yesterday when I went fast. Vibration came out of nowhere and didn't go away when I slowed down so this leaves me to believe it's the trans. Shits bad enough that it vibrates the steering wheel.
  11. Urrik

    New Look / Same Poor Taste

    Close to 100%. Mainly ES300/Camry or late 90s Accord or Acura TL. Or if they notice the right hand drive they jump right to sKyLiNe. While driving, either the car is so unassuming or people are so tuned out now that they barely notice I'm on the wrong side of the car. This day probably came yesterday. Took the car somewhere north of 180kph (digidash max) and the driveline turned into a Dualshock 2. Here's some sub-500 mile MT90 and some slip yoke bushing material deposited onto my driveshaft:
  12. Urrik

    Mediocre at Cresst - now with nsfw autophilia

    Actually it was Muammar Gaddafi's pistol I was thinking of that had the engraving
  13. Urrik

    Mediocre at Cresst - now with nsfw autophilia

    Definitely looks like something you'd see on Saddam Hussein's AK47
  14. Urrik

    New Look / Same Poor Taste

    Do you remember Gran Turismo 2? I Remember Gran Turismo 2. Had to raise the front suspension a bit. I was getting the classic upper control arms-hitting-unibody. Currently have a mismatch of old crap on it until I break down and buy new suspension and stuffer springs. For now, on the front I have Tein Type Flex dampers, HKS strut tops and the BC 12k springs from my X8. Rears are Tein with HKS 7k.
  15. Urrik

    x3 oyaji wagon

    Thats good tho, nothing crazy like the motor boats in the street. Last one that made it up here a couple weeks back I was able to save my fridge and run one of the ACs with the generator. By the time the storm makes it up here its pussy shit compared to the gulf coast, but people still lose their minds when a tornado actually touches down. I had always thought the thermal properties of stone/masonry would be bad for winter, but the materials based on region does make more sense. Up here its nothing but trees so it's all wood houses, boring colonial style shit, faux log cabins etc. They say part of the "rustic charm" of New England is the endless trees lining the sides of, and often times overhanging, the roads. But that also means the fucking power lines, so if a hurricane makes its way up here like it did a couple weeks ago you're losing power
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