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Re: shift's build-that's wassup

Post by shift_down » Fri May 23, 2014 5:46 am

Man that VLSD was hard to put in by myself working under a car on jackstands. I am 5'6 149lbs, just to give you an idea lol. But I got it done! The car is just hanging out at my buddy's shop right now, im just waiting on this coilover ot get shipped back. It should be in tomorrow; but I work Fri, Sat,and Sun, so I will only have time to put it back together on monday or tuesday.

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Re: shift's build-that's wassup

Post by Altima-DET » Fri May 23, 2014 5:52 am

Good job man.... been there and done that hustle before

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Re: shift's build-that's wassup

Post by cleantune » Sun May 25, 2014 9:31 am

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Nice work. Yeah it can be a bit of a squeeze under there with jack stands. That's how I do my installs as well. Nissan street cred, haha.

Curious to see if the rear traction rod adjustment will pull the coilover off of the upper control/camber arms :eusa-think:.

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Re: shift's build-that's wassup

Post by signals13 » Sun May 25, 2014 11:48 am

Did you get your alignment yet? Alignment will probably take care of the whole issue then you can replace the coilover if it bugs you that much. Those wheels are looking good.

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Re: shift's build-that's wassup

Post by shift_down » Sun May 25, 2014 3:38 pm

I'm still waiting on the fixed coilover to come in so I can get an alignment. But! When I went to adjust the traction rod, it was wayyyyy off. So I really think that was the problem. I work tonight (Sunday 7pm to 7am) then I will hope that the coilover is here on Monday. I can't wait to get this thing back together. I'm pretty excited about it.

I have also been looking at some colors, but I cannot decide:

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Post by TrackStarGT » Sun May 25, 2014 4:07 pm

That green is lookin pretty sick!!
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Re: shift's build-that's wassup

Post by shift_down » Tue May 27, 2014 2:33 pm

This came in and I got so happy:
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This is what it looks like with the traction rod adjusted, it doesnt hit the upper arm anymore:
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And this is the car as it sits now:
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All I need now is to align it, which wil have to wait until thursday :(

I should probably lower the front by half an inch also, ya I think I will.

Also, I am looking for some good quality heim joints that wont rust and seize, these godspeed ones are trash. Any ideas?
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Re: shift's build-that's wassup

Post by cleantune » Tue May 27, 2014 3:55 pm

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Yes! need moar lowz :dance:
Glad that traction rod adjustment cleared up the suspension clearance issue.
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Also, I am looking for some good quality heim joints that wont rust and seize, these godspeed ones are trash. Any ideas?
Oh geez, heim joints. This was kind of a large debate on another forum. Basically, one wants one that has a strong outer (a carbon steel like chromoly) and a teflon lined inner...pretty obvious things. They range in price too from ~$8 per piece up to around $60 (or morre) per piece.

Maybe check out the thread sizes (if you haven't already), then I would check out QA1 or Aurora.

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Re: shift's build-that's wassup

Post by shift_down » Tue May 27, 2014 5:10 pm

Thanks for the idea, Ive been looking at QA1, looks like real good stuff. I might just do that.
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Post by sdaigle240 » Wed May 28, 2014 5:55 am

skip that overpriced jazz and go to midwest control products. they sell quality heims for around 8$ each. i run DXTML-16 on all arms front and back and have been running them for about 4-5 years. they don't last forever, but that's a heim for ya. every few years i replace em. then holla at Seals-it in CT for rubber boots. if you like further supporting evidence look up aceinhole on nissanroadracing, search his name and heims, or motoria and youll see the thread. he is a nationally known SCCA driver. i copied his setup.

doesn't that lil traction rod interest you? you know how theres no specs for it? the dudes over on NRR have figured out that its adjustment is directly related to the toe curve through droop to compression. a few s14 guys have made up some excel charts showing what the different length traction rods yeilded for a toe curve. if its of interest to you look up nissanroadracing traction rod adjust. keep in mind, ride height plays a decent roll when interpreting their data. they generally tell you the fender to hub height but that will vary s13 to s14.
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Re: shift's build-that's wassup

Post by shift_down » Wed Jun 11, 2014 8:08 pm

Thanks daigle, I've been looking into it since you posted. I might just do that once my joints start seizing up. And that traction rod is weird, so I'll have to check out that forum.

I threw some s14 seats in today instead of my flimsy eBay buckets. I love them so far.
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Re: shift's build-that's wassup

Post by shattabigz » Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:21 am

Nice build

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Re: shift's build-that's wassup

Post by cleantune » Sun Jul 20, 2014 11:53 am

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What's up! been a lil while, did you figure out your heim joint situation?

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Re: shift's build-that's wassup

Post by shift_down » Sun Jul 20, 2014 10:02 pm

I've been in the middle of life right now so it's suckin big ones. I have this nursing school stuff that's been taking all my time. And then work, and then I'm doing all this other stuff. I haven't touched the car in a while.

But once I get the time all I need to do is adjust the height, align the car, and get it painted.

Its really that simple. Time just hasn;t been on my side.
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Re: shift's build-that's wassup

Post by cleantune » Tue Jul 22, 2014 6:28 am

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That's great man congrats! I mean not the suckin part but the going to school and working thing, that's great; doing it right!
Car-wise, you're right, that's seems like pretty manageable list; one thing at a time.

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Re: shift's build-that's wassup

Post by shift_down » Mon Aug 18, 2014 6:48 am

Ok so I finally got an alignment! Woohoo!!!
The car rides so much better now. No shaking, swaying, doing weird things during turns or braking. The only thing wrong is that there is a gap in the steering. The alignment guy said my subframe moves and my control arms also move, so he couldn't align the car perfectly.

I don't know what he meant by that since my friend took the car to get aligned and he does know much about cars.

Anyways, I also accidentally burned a hole in my turbo water line because it was resting on the downpipe lolll and that caused a shot of steam to puff out the hood.

Other than that, this car is a blast!
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Re: shift's build-that's wassup

Post by airman » Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:23 am

Glad to hear you're out there ripping it :D
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Re: shift's build-that's wassup

Post by Gotenks64 » Mon Aug 18, 2014 2:48 pm

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Re: shift's build-that's wassup

Post by trollgod » Thu Dec 18, 2014 7:28 pm

Update? I enjoyed reading every aspect of this thread

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Re: shift's build-that's wassup

Post by s13240 » Fri Dec 26, 2014 7:22 am

That front end looks awesome!

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