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  1. Urrik

    Chitown WaGN....project from hell

    Will Thunderbird turbo coupe axles work in the explorer rear end? Those were 4x114.3
  2. Some of this is just copy-pasted from my intro. About the car: it's the worst X8 ever. Low VIN, high miles. No ABS, no leather, and no a-lot-of-other-things now as well. Abridged list of bullshit I wasted on this car: -Early Z30 1JZ-GTE -Went with a Driftmotion 6262 kit. It's whatever. -440's/SAFC -AEM UEGO -MA70 R154 -XM trans mount -XM single piece driveshaft -XM diff bushings -MA70 3.7 LSD. Ugh. -Mishimoto MA70 radiator -BC coils -Z32 front brakes So first thing's first. This car has a little rust: I'm using V20 Camry replacement dog legs and Ford Crown Victoria outer rocker panels, which aren't nearly tall or wide enough: So I got pissed off and bought IS300 side skirts to cover up this atrocity that should never have been touched except by a forklift on its way to the top of a stack of crushed Chevrolet Caprices. The right side is pretty much finished. Still have to seam seal everything. This is my first time welding anything or making sheet metal templates. I'm not going to show much of the stuff I welded because it's gross. The left side might get done this weekend, but probably not. At this point my car is basically just hopes and dreams scattered across concrete. And that's about it for this year. After this bullshit is done, car is getting stowed before more snow/salt. Clutch is slipping, but that will have to wait until post-tax return.
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    Bought a Mark II JZX81

    ^ I started doing a highway blow-dry after I wash my car at home now after getting sick of wiping down hard water spots. Dust makes me wish all my cars were white or silver. Or dust colored to begin with Man I loved the SSRs on this car. But I also like pretty much every ugly wheel from the 90s with more than three spokes. Panas look great as always though
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    New Look / Same Poor Taste

    Same here. The clean, all original LS's are now 3-5k territory. If you're lucky you can still find one for two thou. Which to me is still madness as I felt like the 1000 I paid for mine in 2013 was still too much. Earlier in the winter, we picked these up for an outrageous 1500 and 700, respectively, and they're both beat. The LS appears to be some kid's failed VIP project, complete with galaxy print door panel inserts, sheet metal rear flares that I've torn off by hand, and Amazon's Choice coilovers. The engine runs flawless and will be swap fodder for my friend's AE71. The GS appears to have been driven from the original owner's summer property straight to the ghettos of Springfield, MA, where it received eBay headlight assemblies, purple windows, subs, stick-on gel wood texture interior trim package, and G35 wheels instead of a timing service.
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    Chitown WaGN....project from hell

    That engine probably shits enough of its oil back into the pipes to keep the inside walls well coated
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    New Look / Same Poor Taste

    Love this turbo 4x4 Russian ride height mode Picked up a donor car for the Cressida
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    [HIZOKU] PIG EYE Streeter

    I believe it. Now JZXP is prepared to survive the assimilation of all message boards into Facebook, the forced electrification of our personal transportation, Chinese mainland invasion and following inevitable nuclear holocaust
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    [HIZOKU] PIG EYE Streeter

    After two weeks, I was afraid it was gone for good this time
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    New Look / Same Poor Taste

    @Nigel_Vertigo for the old trans, I originally just bashed the roof of the tunnel up until the neck of the shifter housing cleared. And opened up the back of the auto trans hole a little bit because Driftmotion made the shifter longer than I had told them to. The tripod needed a bit more than that though. Mocking up a stock location Garrett GTX2971R using a turbine housing made by some Taiwan company
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    Curse of the Cressida

    Goddamn those covers came out awesome. I appreciate being able to lay out the metallic flake evenly, I've seen resprays with some blotchy ass shit Man I love VS-XX, makes me want some in silver for my car. Also reminds me of Tbones car which I miss seeing Also props for having an organized garage. I need some top shelving like that, my basement is getting too full of shit
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    New Look / Same Poor Taste

    Car is stowed until after the state stops salting the earth, haven't really done anything to it other than this. The upper transmission tunnels on the manual cars are completely different from the autmatics, so the tripod trans doesn't fit without cutting: You might be able to still get this factory tunnel piece, and I've also seen aftermarket FRP covers around for sale But I made my own Also chopped off the back of the auto shifter assembly and added that to it so the center console still attaches like factory. Topped it off with new boots and Nardi mahogany shifting penis to match the wheel Also made this FC Commander dock out of an old phone cradle
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    New Look / Same Poor Taste

    Yeah it could be possible our cars have driveline angles that are not ideal for a single piece shaft. Since they were intended to have a two piece shaft that lowers the operating angles of all the joints, I wonder if the max allowable offset between the trans and diff could be higher than a car meant to have a one piece It is possible to have a two piece driveshaft in a solid axle car. My buddies AE71 coupe has a two piece surprisingly, on a car that's about three feet long. I'm surprised the X7 wagon didn't do the same, but yeah I guarantee at high speeds it has slightly more vibration than an X7 sedan. Hell, even my ML430 daily has a slight DS vibration over 75 and the factory single piece is in perfectly fine shape, driven plenty of them that felt the same way too. They were also built in fucking Alabama, however... Agree, it's definitely possible that diameter vs length played a role in this, as well as the tubing straightness and runout. The shop gave me the option to use DOM tubing over the seam-welded shit, but I guess that didn't help me much lol
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    x3 oyaji wagon

    Houston: H-Town:
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    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...
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    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
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    New Look / Same Poor Taste

    2800 shipped from DM - 300 without bellhousing - cash back on a new credit card lol = 2300 all in
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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
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    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
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    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.
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    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:
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    Mediocre at Cresst - now with nsfw autophilia

    Actually it was Muammar Gaddafi's pistol I was thinking of that had the engraving
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    Mediocre at Cresst - now with nsfw autophilia

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