My 87 xr4ti 302 swap log--It runs!!!!!

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Post by onebadazzsrt » Fri Jul 31, 2009 11:45 pm

Oh yeah this is what I've been busy with instead of finishing the car.
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Post by xr4outcast » Fri Sep 25, 2009 10:48 am

Thats sweet! Well when you get around to finishing up the car send me a PM so I can keep track.
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Post by John Brennan » Fri Sep 25, 2009 7:43 pm

Well, we see you have your priorities straight! 8)
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Post by onebadazzsrt » Fri Oct 09, 2009 11:08 pm

Yeah three boys is a handfull. I'm going to spend the rest of the winter tinkering with the car. So far I've done a few things such as moates quarter horse chip with the 4 stage knob. I won't be able to tune the car until spring because thats when my tuner will be back into town. I am going to try and drive the car to the carlisle event this summer. The car does run and idle fine but needs a tune bad.
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Post by onebadazzsrt » Mon Nov 02, 2009 1:47 am

I've had some spare time to finally work on my car, It runs finally and runs pretty good. I bought a moates quarter horse to tune it and I'm using BE software.
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Here's my tune knob, I only have one tune right now but can switch from 6 different tunes.
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Here I'm downloading and editing some tunes.
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Post by onebadazzsrt » Sat Feb 27, 2010 12:22 pm

Well I finally got the exhaust on the car and had problems getting it to run shrtly after. After getting pissed at it for about a day or so I found out that my computer was fried. I put a new A9L in and it started right up. I took it out for a spin, also got a video clip of me pulling up to the house and an exhaust clip.
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Post by onebadazzsrt » Sat Feb 27, 2010 3:46 pm

Here's the video clip. I had my son film it for me so if you here some singing it's not me. LOL
http://s191.photobucket.com/albums/z6/o ... unning.flv
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Post by Camaro5690 » Sat Feb 27, 2010 6:54 pm

So what stuff were you driving into? lol. Sounds good.

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Post by EVIL_XR4 » Sat Feb 27, 2010 7:23 pm

Good work. The kid er i mean car sounds great :P

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Post by onebadazzsrt » Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:03 pm

Thanks guys, but I still have a little more stuff to get done on it before carlisle. I think he was just intimidated by the car. LOL
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Post by EVIL_XR4 » Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:12 pm

So with people blowing out the 7.5 with high boost 2.3's, what do you plan on doing with a blown 302 in there?

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Post by onebadazzsrt » Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:48 pm

I think either put an eaton in there, or going with an 03-04 cobra IRS and T56. I'm still watching another guy on here mess with a cobra IRS.
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Post by EVIL_XR4 » Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:37 am

I didn't even know you can buy an Eaton for these cars. What do they cost? Any idea how much abuse the shafts can take or do they need upgraded too?

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Post by DPDISXR4Ti » Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:24 am

EVIL_XR4 wrote:I didn't even know you can buy an Eaton for these cars. What do they cost? Any idea how much abuse the shafts can take or do they need upgraded too?
http://www.mc2racing.com/products/xr4ti ... index.html
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Post by deathbypsi » Sun Feb 28, 2010 1:08 pm

Wow! Amazing build dude. Im very curious to see your opinion of its handling with the obviously heavier front end.
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