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by 85merwhat?
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Project, Photo & Video Phorum
Topic: XR4ST
Replies: 24
Views: 13106

Re: XR4ST

No hood clearance issues. If the engine is moved up any higher the bellhousing would hit tunnel, moved forward the oil pan would hit subframe. The 1.6 is a "Sigma" engine series aka Zetec-se, but not to be confused with older zetec 2.0s. The eco 2.0 & 2.3 are "Duratec". The sigma engines don't have ...
by 85merwhat?
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Project, Photo & Video Phorum
Topic: XR4ST
Replies: 24
Views: 13106

Re: XR4ST

Here is a website that sells them, I bought them off eBay. http://streetrays.com/newstore/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=59921&search=Shock+extenders&page=3 Keep in mind I had to modify the extenders to fit inside the shock tower. Overall I do not recommend going this route, I would use ...
by 85merwhat?
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Project, Photo & Video Phorum
Topic: XR4ST
Replies: 24
Views: 13106

Re: XR4ST

The kit is for the MK4 Golf R32. Part number:
S1VW005 R2.1
by 85merwhat?
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Project, Photo & Video Phorum
Topic: XR4ST
Replies: 24
Views: 13106

Re: XR4ST

I will admit my brakes are not ideal. I originally intended to use the Forged Narrow Dynalite 4 calipers with the focus svt rotors on the rear of the vehicle, but didn't take into account the rotor hat not fitting over the hub. I was then going to use 6 pot calipers up front with focus RS MK1 rotors...
by 85merwhat?
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Project, Photo & Video Phorum
Topic: XR4ST
Replies: 24
Views: 13106

Re: XR4ST

Here is a good picture showing the original rubber bump stop inside the top spring perch. Setup is still going strong, slowly turning up the boost, up to 12lbs now. Have an autox event on 9/16 and another on 9/30.

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by 85merwhat?
Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Project, Photo & Video Phorum
Topic: XR4ST
Replies: 24
Views: 13106

Re: XR4ST

Constructive criticism is always welcome. As far as assuming, well u know what happens there. The spring rates provided from Solo-werks are linear rate 450lbs for front, and progressive working rate of 590lbs for rears. Regardless of spring rates, they we're designed for a heavier, AWD vehicle. If t...
by 85merwhat?
Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Project, Photo & Video Phorum
Topic: XR4ST
Replies: 24
Views: 13106

Re: XR4ST

Here are some more pics. Hard to tell how far i cut into the firewall since I put in new sheet metal and thermo-tec foil and retardent but a lot of room is needed back there for the vacuum pump, direct inection pump, water outlet, and sensors. I used block off plates from SBD Motorsport for the wate...
by 85merwhat?
Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Project, Photo & Video Phorum
Topic: XR4ST
Replies: 24
Views: 13106

Re: XR4ST

The 96-97 4wd aerostar driveshaft is the same length as the mustang shaft. I swapped over the rear flange with a conversion u joint. The front slip yoke, although shorter, had the same splines and rubber ring dampener so I left that alone. Still using the adapter for the rear flange. It is almost al...
by 85merwhat?
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Project, Photo & Video Phorum
Topic: XR4ST
Replies: 24
Views: 13106

Re: XR4ST

Here is a pic from the Auto cross event and the results,32 X prepared. Please keep in mind i havent autocrossed in over 5 years, this was the first time driving the car hard, first time driving the car with those tires/wheels(brand new Toyo R888R 245/45-16 16x8). I flat-towed the car to and from the...
by 85merwhat?
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Project, Photo & Video Phorum
Topic: XR4ST
Replies: 24
Views: 13106

XR4ST

Several years ago I bought a non rolling shell from Robert Urfer. It is the fifth Merkur I have owned. A couple years ago I started putting together some ideas I have had into this shell. The purpose of this build was for race only. First I needed to get the car rolling. I brought it home on a pile ...
by 85merwhat?
Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: GT3076r, header, wastegate, intake, MSD DIS2
Replies: 4
Views: 3473

Re: GT3076r, header, wastegate, intake, MSD, AEM EMS

Lowered prices and turbo kit will come with air filter and inlet pipe. AEM EMS SOLD
by 85merwhat?
Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: GT3076r, header, wastegate, intake, MSD DIS2
Replies: 4
Views: 3473

GT3076r, header, wastegate, intake, MSD DIS2

The time has come to let go of the past. Im not getting out of Merkurs but moving in a completely different direction. After 12 years of sitting I am selling parts. Everything was new 12 years ago, installed, NEVER RAN. It just sat in the garage untouched the whole time. The turbo is a Garrett GT30...
by 85merwhat?
Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Rear Disc swap, poor pad contact on rotor
Replies: 43
Views: 13767

Re: Rear Disc swap, poor pad contact on rotor

Im not familiar with the scorpio caliper, but if its like most turn back style calipers you need to make sure the slot in the caliper piston is aligned with the nub sticking out in the center of the brake pad. Most rear calipers have 2 recessed slots in the piston to align with the nub, some have 4.
by 85merwhat?
Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:52 pm
Forum: Project, Photo & Video Phorum
Topic: Merkur front hubs with Volkswagen struts
Replies: 65
Views: 36585

I am able to get this kit fairly cheap and was wondering if it is worth it if I decided to go this route. Obviously I wouldnt need the rear stuff but these are monotube Bilsteins. Also I am wondering what else I would need mount wise. Thanks. http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b61/85merwhat/VWS.jpg
by 85merwhat?
Tue Jun 12, 2007 10:58 am
Forum: FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
Topic: Brake Pad and Rotor Bedding Procedure
Replies: 12
Views: 7187

And just to clarify my thoughts about a warped rotor, figure 2 in the article is what I would consider a warped rotor (the "Distortion or 'Coning' due to stress from Thermal Expansion"). This is also the most common that I come across in the field. If a rotor has hot spots (similar to figure 4) then...