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by Ray
Mon Apr 04, 2016 3:55 pm
Forum: Project, Photo & Video Phorum
Topic: "Ray's AKA demonfire's XR4Ti build up"
Replies: 585
Views: 189309

Re: "Ray's AKA demonfire's XR4Ti build up"

New control arms (had to do ball joints, went with MOOG), powerflex "black series" inner control arm bushing, compression struts make up the lower. Damping is bilstein inverted monotube, custom valved with hypercoil 600lb/in springs, top is QA-1 (steeda) mustang camber / caster plate on custom strut...
by Ray
Mon Apr 04, 2016 6:49 am
Forum: Project, Photo & Video Phorum
Topic: "Ray's AKA demonfire's XR4Ti build up"
Replies: 585
Views: 189309

Re: "Ray's AKA demonfire's XR4Ti build up"

Couple of images from Saturday's test and tune (in the pouring rain) http://i1.wp.com/www.cartct.com/beta/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/IMG_9927.jpg http://i2.wp.com/www.cartct.com/beta/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/IMG_9929.jpg http://i0.wp.com/www.cartct.com/beta/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/IMG_9930.jpg ...
by Ray
Sat Apr 02, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: Project, Photo & Video Phorum
Topic: "Ray's AKA demonfire's XR4Ti build up"
Replies: 585
Views: 189309

Re: "Ray's AKA demonfire's XR4Ti build up"

First event with no front sway bar and only the compression struts - in the wet. Notes: The car, even in the wet, has better turn in. The dreaded merkur lack of corner entry bite is gone. There was no noticeable "sway" with the lack of the bar, but i'm running fairly aggressive suspension, so i'm no...
by Ray
Sun Jan 17, 2016 10:49 am
Forum: Project, Photo & Video Phorum
Topic: Compression Strut Install
Replies: 16
Views: 15831

Re: Compression Strut Install

Thanks Ray, always wondered about this kit. I also always thought that the wheels would hit it if it is straight as the sway bar has a bend for the wheel and tire clearance. Hopefully this isnt the case. The sway bar passes thru the bushing, then makes a bend in then out. This comes directly from t...
by Ray
Mon Jan 11, 2016 6:00 pm
Forum: Project, Photo & Video Phorum
Topic: Compression Strut Install
Replies: 16
Views: 15831

Re: Compression Strut Install

No, although we tested that setup. That was a variable rate ARB with compression struts integrated into it, stock mounting location. Was a really badass piece.

Joe - i'll try to put a few street miles on but not until it warms up. cold racing tires are abysmal and i'd just slide around.
by Ray
Sat Jan 09, 2016 11:46 am
Forum: Project, Photo & Video Phorum
Topic: Compression Strut Install
Replies: 16
Views: 15831

Re: Compression Strut Install

Does the frame stiffener bar reinstall with those? YMMV 8) Yes. I just didn't put it back on as i was doing a mock up. There are no clearance issues with that piece. Also of note - there is no reduction is room for tire travel over stock. The concern was voiced that since the ARB has a kink to allo...
by Ray
Sat Jan 09, 2016 11:22 am
Forum: Project, Photo & Video Phorum
Topic: Compression Strut Install
Replies: 16
Views: 15831

Compression Strut Install

Converting to compression struts in the front. Testing running no sway bar at all. Already removed the rear years ago. Why? Corner entry bite. This car has always been a challenge to get any type of corner entry without understeer. Roll bar bind is a huge issue with these cars, and what the idea is,...
by Ray
Sat Jan 09, 2016 11:21 am
Forum: Project, Photo & Video Phorum
Topic: "Ray's AKA demonfire's XR4Ti build up"
Replies: 585
Views: 189309

Re: "Ray's AKA demonfire's XR4Ti build up"

Converting to compression struts in the front. Testing running no sway bar at all. Already removed the rear years ago. Why? Corner entry bite. This car has always been a challenge to get any type of corner entry without understeer. Roll bar bind is a huge issue with these cars, and what the idea is,...
by Ray
Sat Jan 09, 2016 11:09 am
Forum: Project, Photo & Video Phorum
Topic: "Ray's AKA demonfire's XR4Ti build up"
Replies: 585
Views: 189309

Re: "Ray's AKA demonfire's XR4Ti build up"

Holy crap, wow, it's been a while since i've checked this thread. The 238 code swap is great - if you have the horsepower. The gearing is the tallest that i know of in a 5 spd but i find myself having to shift back to 1st gear on tight courses. I had the input shaft machined to the 4cyl trans length...
by Ray
Wed Jun 03, 2015 7:57 am
Forum: Project, Photo & Video Phorum
Topic: We bought our first xr. Autox/street machine in the making.
Replies: 460
Views: 156971

Re: We bought our first xr. Autox/street machine in the maki

Looking good! Haven't been on here for a few months (life, and such) and i was eager to see how this was progressing. I dig it. I am doing a few track days soon, i might steal your ideas for bumper mounts. I need mine to be quick release as my car now sits so low that even my low profile trailer i h...
by Ray
Sat Jan 31, 2015 7:12 am
Forum: Project, Photo & Video Phorum
Topic: We bought our first xr. Autox/street machine in the making.
Replies: 460
Views: 156971

Re: We bought our first xr. Autox/street machine in the maki

Again, both of those places should have that.
by Ray
Wed Jan 28, 2015 11:16 am
Forum: Project, Photo & Video Phorum
Topic: We bought our first xr. Autox/street machine in the making.
Replies: 460
Views: 156971

Re: We bought our first xr. Autox/street machine in the maki

You can get them @ sears hardware, mcmastercarr, etc. Not too uncommon.
by Ray
Fri Jan 23, 2015 7:13 am
Forum: Project, Photo & Video Phorum
Topic: We bought our first xr. Autox/street machine in the making.
Replies: 460
Views: 156971

Re: We bought our first xr. Autox/street machine in the maki

Looking good! You can also just move the brake line - it's just as easy :)
by Ray
Sat Jan 03, 2015 8:37 am
Forum: Project, Photo & Video Phorum
Topic: We bought our first xr. Autox/street machine in the making.
Replies: 460
Views: 156971

Re: We bought our first xr. Autox/street machine in the maki

I've been toying with the idea myself of a quickly removable splitter for my car as well. My problem is getting the car on the trailer with it.
by Ray
Mon Dec 29, 2014 6:30 pm
Forum: Project, Photo & Video Phorum
Topic: We bought our first xr. Autox/street machine in the making.
Replies: 460
Views: 156971

Re: We bought our first xr. Autox/street machine in the maki

I love it! To bead roll piping i use the vice grip / washer trick - not sure if you've seen that.