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Took it out again last night. Had some tune changes I needed to make and progressively got faster. It had more in it, but the rear end broke. It’s making all kinds of glorious noises. Non stop howling, low speed grinding, and a very wild/hard vibration at highway speeds. So, it’s put up for the winter.IMG_5266.jpegIMG_5270.jpegIMG_5272.png
 

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Is that a 28” tire ? Love this car looks like it was leaving hard .
Yeah, 28x10.5 - 15

It was leaving ok. It could have left harder, and will as soon as I get the trans brake in there.

I’m going to go down in gear. It’s got 4.10’s now, I’m going to go to 3.31’s.

Plan for the rear end is Detroit truetrac, 3.31 gears, and g force axles. Going to get full tilt boogie control arm bushings too.
 

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Yeah, 28x10.5 - 15

It was leaving ok. It could have left harder, and will as soon as I get the trans brake in there.

I’m going to go down in gear. It’s got 4.10’s now, I’m going to go to 3.31’s.

Plan for the rear end is Detroit truetrac, 3.31 gears, and g force axles. Going to get full tilt boogie control arm bushings too.


Right on . I’m switching to 4.10’s from 3.55’s . Those g force axles will be nice upgrade and the full tilt boogie kit makes a world of difference
 
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Right on . I’m switching to 4.10’s from 3.55’s . Those g force axles will be nice upgrade and the full tilt boogie kit makes a world of difference
I loved the 4.10’s with the t45, they were great. But first gear in the 6r80 is so steep I shift 1-2-3 before the 1/8 mile and the back half is all done in 4th gear. Normal driving, I roll like 5 feet and shift to second. I’m hoping to drag that out a little.

I’ve got the ftbr diff mounts, toe links, and sway bar links. I just never did the rest of the bushings. I’ll do them when I pull it this time for sure.
 
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Replacement header showed up from ultimate headers. They moved a tube for me, to clear the k member and give some starter clearance. IMG_5283.jpeg

This tube IMG_5284.jpeg

Runs on the other header like this IMG_5285.jpeg

And my Viking rear shocks came in. I ordered them a month ago, and now the rear end is broke, so they can sit under my bed for now. IMG_5301.jpeg
 
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Since the last post, I have pulled the k member and test fitted the new header. It's got a ton of clearance to the k member, it's still kind of tight around the starter but it's much more manageable now. The headers have been boxed up and shipped back to ultimate headers to be coated.IMG_5310~2.jpgIMG_5314~2.jpgIMG_5313~2.jpgIMG_5316~2.jpg


I am also going back with a power steering rack this time. Going to use the volvo electric pump. That, the maximum motorsports bumpsteer kit, and new universal for the steering shaft all came in. I've also got all my ftbr bushings for the IRS ordered. IMG_20231106_155902389.jpgIMG_20231108_174749296.jpg
 
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I have one of those on my Cobra, only it's the mechanical style (Heidts). I set it once and left it alone, 88k miles later, still working. ;)
Awesome. That's what I was planning on. I'm going to drive it and find the happy medium between slow speed and highway.
 

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