LS2 in a XR4 Underway /Pics Update...

Documenting your big project with photos/videos? Have photos/videos to share of anything Merkur related? Place your links to photos and videos here. Please - Merkurs and Merkur-related pictures only. Cosworths welcome!!
Carlisle and event related pictures are to be placed in the relevant section under 'Events'.
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Post by jkxr4ti » Thu Nov 13, 2008 7:20 am

Yea I think you'll have fun with this when your done. Take a look here for a video from my friend's LS powered 240Z at the Glen. He passes darn near everything on the track.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 4896&hl=en
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Post by BeefFajitas » Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:38 am

DPDISXR4Ti wrote:
BeefFajitas wrote:Does it really matter what engine it is?
Sure it does, as does vehicle weight. Both will have a direct reflection on how quickly the engine spins up. As you indicate, certainly personal preference/vehicle objective is a factor as well, so you can't really make a definitive statement one way or the other.
That was kinda my point. It all depends on the purpose of the vehicle. If it's a toy car, throw some short gears in and rip it up. Just because the car will have a motor with good low-rpm torque doesn't mean it needs tall gears.
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Post by LS2XR4 » Fri Nov 14, 2008 3:30 am

now if I could just fit 9.0 or 9.5 inch rims, it would be whiplash city.

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Post by whitelx » Fri Nov 14, 2008 3:44 am

LS2XR4 wrote:now if I could just fit 9.0 or 9.5 inch rims, it would be whiplash city.
9" wheels fit. :)
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Post by phild765 » Fri Nov 14, 2008 12:25 pm

LS2XR4 wrote:now if I could just fit 9.0 or 9.5 inch rims, it would be whiplash city.
Talk to Rob Booth, he has been tubbing the xr's as of late.

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Post by BeefFajitas » Fri Nov 14, 2008 2:15 pm

I'd like to see some pics of that.
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Post by phild765 » Fri Nov 14, 2008 3:40 pm

Lots of pix on Merkursport, look up xroutcast.

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Post by xr4outcast » Sat Nov 15, 2008 5:26 pm

I have 255/40/17 in the rear's and there is still room.
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Here are a few shots, let me know if I can be of any help.

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Post by anglin » Sat Nov 15, 2008 11:02 pm

phild765 wrote:Talk to Rob Booth, he has been tubbing the xr's as of late.
Generally, the STA is the problem with rear tire width when it comes to moving the tires more inboard. In other words, the STA is what you'll hit before you run into anything else. Once you run out of inboard room, you can only move outboard. Rob's pics are a good point of reference. Also the MTPP has Grayson's fitment of 275s.

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Post by LS2XR4 » Sun Nov 16, 2008 1:01 pm

I would really like those Jongbloed wheels Ben has. I also like the wheels that Rob has also

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Post by xr4outcast » Sun Nov 16, 2008 2:55 pm

http://www.wheelreplicas.com/scwheels.html
Here are the wheels I used. With a little more mod you can fit the 17x10w/275/40

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Post by LS2XR4 » Tue Nov 25, 2008 4:30 pm

not much going on just waiting for the correct starter. I have been through 3 already.

but i did make my gauge cluster. gauges are sport comp then I painted the trim ring black
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Post by DPDISXR4Ti » Wed Nov 26, 2008 11:11 am

LS2XR4 wrote:not much going on just waiting for the correct starter. I have been through 3 already.

but i did make my gauge cluster. gauges are sport comp then I painted the trim ring black
How/why are you killing starters?

Does the electronic odometer work with the stock pick-up that came with the GTO-spec T-56?
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Post by LS2XR4 » Wed Nov 26, 2008 2:54 pm

DPDISXR4Ti wrote: How/why are you killing starters?

Does the electronic odometer work with the stock pick-up that came with the GTO-spec T-56?
Not killing them. Cant get them to bolt up. LOL

The GTO t56 transmission bell housing is apparently different then any other GM bellhousing and requires a GTO specific starter. Found 2 refurbished ones that say they are for GTO, but they don't fit. Bought a real Nice MSD starter it fits but now it hits my catalytic. so I am forced to buy a OEM one from the dealer .

The electronic odometer does hook up to the factory GM speed sensor. I love technology. No more speedo cables

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Post by John Brennan » Wed Nov 26, 2008 4:47 pm

LS2XR4 wrote: The electronic odometer does hook up to the factory GM speed sensor. I love technology. No more speedo cables
Is there a way to calibrate that according to your gear ratios/tire diameter?
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