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by mopman93
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: Supra diff conversion driveshaft sold
Replies: 7
Views: 3295

Supra diff conversion driveshaft sold

I have a merkur rear driveshaft that I had a shop weld the Toyota flange and u-joint on to. I ran this shaft for a few thousand miles and removed it to diagnose a vibration. The shaft was balanced by Houston driveshaft and I was told it was fine. I'd let it go for

sold

Thanks
by mopman93
Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: WTB T-9 in CT
Replies: 3
Views: 1592

Re: WTB T-9 in CT

Pm'd.
by mopman93
Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: XR4Ti at the Arlington Washington Pick N Pull
Replies: 14
Views: 4404

Re: XR4Ti at the Arlington Washington Pick N Pull

grab the wheels, looks like a borla dual exhaust too.

Offer to buy the whole car for cheap. many $$$ worth of parts to salvage
by mopman93
Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: de-powered rack, cross member, PICS ADDED
Replies: 18
Views: 5378

Re: de-powered rack, cross member, PICS ADDED

brakes, $250 shipped
by mopman93
Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: de-powered rack, cross member, PICS ADDED
Replies: 18
Views: 5378

Re: de-powered rack, cross member, PICS ADDED

Control arms sold
by mopman93
Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Project, Photo & Video Phorum
Topic: Merkur front hubs with Volkswagen struts
Replies: 59
Views: 23137

Re: Merkur front hubs with Volkswagen struts

Brad, throw a set of calipers on those sleeves, the VW strut is roughly 49.5mm all the way up. I've noticed when I've gotten universal coilover sleeves that they are a bit loose on the xr strut and would definitely fit the vw strut. 50.3mm I.D. on the coil-over sleeves :mrgreen: So indeed it would ...
by mopman93
Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Project, Photo & Video Phorum
Topic: Merkur front hubs with Volkswagen struts
Replies: 59
Views: 23137

Re: Merkur front hubs with Volkswagen struts

Brad, throw a set of calipers on those sleeves, the VW strut is roughly 49.5mm all the way up. I've noticed when I've gotten universal coilover sleeves that they are a bit loose on the xr strut and would definitely fit the vw strut.
by mopman93
Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Project, Photo & Video Phorum
Topic: Merkur front hubs with Volkswagen struts
Replies: 59
Views: 23137

Re: Merkur front hubs with Volkswagen struts

In those pictures you could still lower it another 2" or raise it about 2". Off the shelf h & r, konis, st, ksport, and others come with approx. 350lb front spring and 225 ish rear spring. Weight distribution on a Jetta is approx 70/30 front to back. The bilstein pss coilovers IRRC come with a 420 l...
by mopman93
Sun Mar 05, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Project, Photo & Video Phorum
Topic: Merkur front hubs with Volkswagen struts
Replies: 59
Views: 23137

Re: Merkur front hubs with Volkswagen struts

Matt, if you go into the wheel pictures thread and look at my car you can see it running the very coilovers I have in the for sale section. They are ksport kontrol and will lower you to any height you would like since the coilovers body is adjustable as well as the spring perch. "Low" in the Jetta c...
by mopman93
Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Another Oil thread. What oil to use?
Replies: 6
Views: 1871

Re: Another Oil thread. What oil to use?

I would stick to 10w-30. I'd be wary of going to a thicker oil on a presumably tight and well operating engine/turbo etc. Too much oil pressure isn't a good thing, can lead to blow by in the turbo and eventually stripped aux. shaft/ distributor gears. I think all you need for spirited driving and on...
by mopman93
Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Project, Photo & Video Phorum
Topic: Merkur front hubs with Volkswagen struts
Replies: 59
Views: 23137

Re: Merkur front hubs with Volkswagen struts

Also add Jetta IV R32 to that list. It uses the same front strut but the rear has an eye to eye rear shock that is shorter in length. Might be more appropriate for lowered cars.
by mopman93
Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: de-powered rack, cross member, PICS ADDED
Replies: 18
Views: 5378

Re: de-powered rack, cross member, adj. control arms, coilov

Are the VW struts shorter than XR? Standard vw struts are the same length as xr struts. They also use approx. 90 lb spring so they are very similar to a stock xr. These struts are much lower. They will lower an xr about 2" right off the bat and then can bottom the car out if you so desire. I have t...