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by Matt01
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: On the hunt
Replies: 48
Views: 1232

Re: On the hunt

I probably bought the rougest of rough XR out there. Not TERRIBLE, but the overall package was acceptable. I want to build a track car with it (not a hardcore racer, just a weekend track day car) so the little rust didnt bother me. I got new rockers from fixmyrust and got rid of the cladding dents i...
by Matt01
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: 1st endurance race in the books
Replies: 22
Views: 652

Re: 1st endurance race in the books

i didnt see you mention anything about bushings. If you didnt do that, do ALL of them.

Solid mount the rear subframe and go hard (Black) delrin bushings everywhere else. Use the MC2 rear diff mount. MC2 makes steering rack bushings as well.
by Matt01
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: LF: Parts vendors in here please.
Replies: 25
Views: 1157

Re: LF: Parts vendors in here please.

PMed you Mike. Might be a good time to meet up.
by Matt01
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: LF: Parts vendors in here please.
Replies: 25
Views: 1157

LF: Parts vendors in here please.

Looking for a few items.


Dipstick tube + dipstick (new if possible, good used is fine) (1989)

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Starter Y bracket

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by Matt01
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: So, maybe turbo time...
Replies: 25
Views: 1567

Re: So, maybe turbo time...

thats surprising, looks like a defective turbo, or as you suggested a lack of lubrication to it.
by Matt01
Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Rear Main Seal Install
Replies: 9
Views: 728

Re: Rear Main Seal Install

pilot bearing was a nightmare for me. The grease trick never works on these pilot bearings, they're way too small and dont have enough surface area.
The harbor freight pilot bearing puller is also too big, but maybe if you filed down the tips, it could work... never thought about that till now.
by Matt01
Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Project, Photo & Video Phorum
Topic: New Updated Build Thread. 1989 XR4. 4 years of progress.
Replies: 10
Views: 2920

Re: New Updated Build Thread. 1989 XR4. 4 years of progress.

Car is still in storage (only Feb). But I have been collecting a couple parts takata harnesses. Got them for a hell of a deal in Toronto. Going to pick up some new OMP seats early this spring. https://image.ibb.co/mLDgOH/IMG_6511.jpg Started buying parts for my Wilwood brakes. Got the Hats/rotors an...
by Matt01
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Buyer/Seller Feedback
Topic: Timxr8
Replies: 1
Views: 620

Re: Timxr8

I agree, bought brake parts off him. He's a great guy. Always stayed in contact even while he was making/modifying parts too.

Def don't hesitate to do business with him.
by Matt01
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Thinking about getting into XR4's
Replies: 17
Views: 1546

Re: Thinking about getting into XR4's

ya there were the coolant changes, but you could easily convert any year to an 89 style with a cosworth rad and 89 bottle, or a fancy aluminum bottle if someone ever makes some.
by Matt01
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Thinking about getting into XR4's
Replies: 17
Views: 1546

Re: Thinking about getting into XR4's

I'd say jump in--with the following caveat: The XR4Ti is a great chassis with a lot of potential, but the car is more potential than actual out of the box compared to a lot of cars similar to it such as an Rx-7, Celica Supra, 300Z, etc. It has a tough engine, but a lousy cylinder head that requires...
by Matt01
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Thinking about getting into XR4's
Replies: 17
Views: 1546

Re: Thinking about getting into XR4's

I'd like to add. I know about subarus (have a BRZ) and my friend has 2 STis, they're fast, and fun, however they're not as fun as a well done XR4. Its weird saying that because the STI is a much newer car, but its just not RWD. (The BRZ is, and very much reminds me of my XR4 though). That being said...
by Matt01
Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Project, Photo & Video Phorum
Topic: Another XR racer build
Replies: 26
Views: 4608

Re: Another XR racer build

The RS wing will not fit an 88 hatch. So, I will need to get an early hatch, but that's a future me problem. an OEM whale tail WILL fit on an 89 hatch. If you really want it to. the brackets basically sit on the rubber gasket for the window, and have enough room to run a few small bolts through the...
by Matt01
Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Turbo Studs! Which ones to use?
Replies: 11
Views: 1199

Re: Turbo Studs! Which ones to use?

i think im going to go ahead and pick up those cummins studs.

the long or the shorts?
by Matt01
Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Turbo Studs! Which ones to use?
Replies: 11
Views: 1199

Re: Turbo Studs! Which ones to use?

Its really the turbo to manifold i have problems.

I have seen without reference to it specifically, people using cummins studs.
by Matt01
Tue Dec 26, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Turbo Studs! Which ones to use?
Replies: 11
Views: 1199

Turbo Studs! Which ones to use?

Hey Everyone.

I used Napa cheapo studs when i changed my manifold, and 1 of them has broken off inside, the other ones have loosened up.

What studs/bolts do you guys use on the turbo?

thanks