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by mangostick
Sat Dec 15, 2007 12:30 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: front brakes
Replies: 19
Views: 3119

I'd like to be able to go to a full manual setup like that.. It seems to be alot of work.. but well worth it in the end. I'll have to give you a call sometime John. I like the simplicity of being able to not rely on engine vac for solid braking. How much modification is needed to swap over to the du...
by mangostick
Fri Dec 14, 2007 1:23 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: front brakes
Replies: 19
Views: 3119

So definitely not directly "swap-able" without swaping over the knuckles as well? ... hmm. Thanks for the info John, Much Appreciated! I had my eye on your brake setup too.. whats the ballpark price on a front and rear kit? (all parts included to bolt on/bleed and stop happy) I'm pricing out brake s...
by mangostick
Fri Dec 14, 2007 1:02 am
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: 125+ MPH Club
Replies: 93
Views: 13283

wahooo:D

with xr in current condition .. suspension finished and just after the essy head install.. (after propper cam break in) I went up onto a local highway and gave it all.. she was still pulling at 145 when I lifted.. that was fast enough for me, its time for lower gears... I dont feel I got there quite...
by mangostick
Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:48 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: front brakes
Replies: 19
Views: 3119

front brakes

hey all.. I figured I would toss this one out there.. does anyone know if the cossie front brakes mount the same as the xr4ti? I know the knuckles are different.. but do the brakes mount the same? .. tis the question. TIA!
by mangostick
Tue Jun 12, 2007 4:35 am
Forum: Carlisle 2007
Topic: 101 Uses for Meguiar's Quick Detailer
Replies: 5
Views: 7234

coating the front of the xr so the love bugs dont stick... lol.. its quicker than actualy waxing it.. and not as sloppy as pam :D
by mangostick
Tue Jun 12, 2007 4:13 am
Forum: Carlisle 2007
Topic: Carlisle "Fun Field" Award Winners
Replies: 3
Views: 7321

I'm still really surprised that my car even placed!! lol.. thanks guys!! Damn, and to think that every time I look at it I see more to do. Then again, what car enthusiast is ever finished with a project?
by mangostick
Thu Nov 16, 2006 6:31 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: vibration / noise
Replies: 49
Views: 6831

ds vibes

Well.. as of right now.. with just the shaft rebalance.. I can cruise at 90 vibe free.. on the acceleration side of things.. it'll start humming around 100-105. On the way down from there its a little more than a buzz.. but NOTHING like it was before. Its much smoother now. I'll have to contact John...
by mangostick
Thu Nov 16, 2006 6:31 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: vibration / noise
Replies: 49
Views: 6831

ds vibes

double post.. doh
by mangostick
Thu Nov 16, 2006 2:13 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: vibration / noise
Replies: 49
Views: 6831

Re: ds vibration issues

[When you say "opposite" do you really mean "parallel"? I bet your new ds is balanced fine. They would have had to "dis-obey" what the machine was telling them to screw that up. Yep.. I have the flanges parrallel to each other.. if you were to be able to take a cross section look with reference lin...
by mangostick
Wed Nov 15, 2006 12:25 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: vibration / noise
Replies: 49
Views: 6831

ds vibration issues

I dont expect it to be a complete fix.. but its sure as hell alot more stable than the rapido setup that I've got in there now. Even though my diff mount is pretty new.. its still a factory part and pretty soft. I do at the moment have 1/16" of shim between the diff mount and the floor.. that puts m...
by mangostick
Tue Nov 14, 2006 11:29 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: vibration / noise
Replies: 49
Views: 6831

jvab trans mount

Hey John, I'm curious to see if you have any of the narrow tunnel mounts available.. if so I'll be calling you.. actualy.. I'll call you anyway :wink: I want/need one and have capital to work with. .. I have some questions to ask about effectively running a single piece shaft and angles and all that...
by mangostick
Tue Dec 27, 2005 11:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Free crack in California??
Replies: 28
Views: 4196

Not necesarily, you just need to know what to look for and where to look for them. usualy older more conservative owners are the ones you would buy from. If I were to find one that was owned buy a guy my own age with my sort of interests...I would look more than twice at that car and test drive befo...
by mangostick
Tue Dec 27, 2005 10:52 pm
Forum: Carlisle 2006
Topic: Who is going to Carlisle this year?
Replies: 154
Views: 30177

tripple post! I should be hung and shot! hehe.. But I HAVE to say something here, Alex for the sake of mike!!! JUST F-NG GO! FIX THAT DAMNED MERKUR AND GO, YOU'VE GOT NO LIGITIMATE EXCUSE AS LONG AS YOUR STILL BREATHING AND MOVING UNDER YOUR OWN POWER. :lol: Get your stuff together and earn the resp...
by mangostick
Tue Dec 27, 2005 10:36 pm
Forum: Carlisle 2006
Topic: Who is going to Carlisle this year?
Replies: 154
Views: 30177

I am going to try to make it. Will be my first.... but i have to drag my car to Ft lauderdale first, for my re-location. then drive up to carlisle.. I was not driving my car all the way to carlisle from Santa monica, CA Aha, another soon to be fl owner! cool... It would be cool to roll with some ot...
by mangostick
Tue Dec 27, 2005 10:29 pm
Forum: Carlisle 2006
Topic: Who is going to Carlisle this year?
Replies: 154
Views: 30177

I'll be there with at least the XR and RS. Only reason I'm bringing the RS is that I ran out of beer room on the XR wing! It's gonna be great to get together again eh! Wilky I've got pics of that!!!! and I can say for sure that I contributed! hehehehehe..I cant miss this year, I just cant... :lol: