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Title: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: justinsamberg on March 09, 2012, 02:40:33 PM
We've been working on this subframe kit for about three months now and pretty happy with the end results. I wanted to make something that was well mannered on the street but could launch hard at the drag strip.

The radius rods are similar in length to a mustang except the uppers are slightly longer in length. The stock fd brakes are used along with the abs tone ring. The axles are 31 spline street strip and use large 9" ford bearings so c-clips are no longer used to retain the axles. The axle housing is re-sized to be approximately 2" shorter than the irs. Allowing for the widest tire possible.  One of the cool things is that the stock cat back fits witch tells me that many of the after market one's should work too. I use a 3.5" drive shaft because I wanted make sure there wasn't any tunnel clearance issues. The e-brake cable mounts could inter fer with the drive shaft, but it really depends on the ride height of the car.heres some pictures of what we have so far.

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Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: zbrown on March 09, 2012, 02:54:46 PM
badass!!
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: screamin88 on March 09, 2012, 03:07:46 PM
Boioioioinnggg...

Now make a kit for a FC....
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: justinsamberg on March 09, 2012, 03:21:46 PM
This is how you get to the top bolts. I'm going to make a cutting template to make layout easy. The cool thing is that you don't have to cut into the plastic storage bin. You just cut two big square holes. I just need to figure out a way to seal it now.


(http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll93/justinsamberg/57e14833.jpg)
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: WannaBeFast on March 09, 2012, 03:22:10 PM
Quote
Now make a kit for a FC....


^^^


Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: justinsamberg on March 09, 2012, 03:27:22 PM
I just need a car. You know any one that's got one?
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: lm38330 on March 09, 2012, 03:41:32 PM
if my car was done,id donate it along with the fox rear i have laying around.... :(
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: justinsamberg on March 09, 2012, 03:45:55 PM
I love donations!
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: screamin88 on March 09, 2012, 04:35:24 PM
I'll donate mine if you donate it back when its done...  :D
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: justinsamberg on March 09, 2012, 09:19:59 PM
I've been driving the car around the last couple days. There is some noise coming from the rear end and I cant tell if its the ring and pinion or the fact that the subframe is hard mounted with rod ends instead of bushings.
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: MPbdy on March 09, 2012, 10:42:01 PM
I can't stop thinking about how awesome it would be for a stock appearing FD to drive into a drag strip on drag radials and pull 1.3 60 footers and drive home.
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: HXMan on March 10, 2012, 01:28:38 AM
I'm liking this....a lot.

I like the IRS cobra conversion, but I like this option better.  :popcorn:
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: justinsamberg on March 10, 2012, 03:03:45 AM
The way I'd prefer to sell this kit would be you guys supplying the axle housing. I've seen people sell them for as cheap as 100 bucks on craigslist. So you then would just need to strip it down to a bare housing so it would light enough to ship it ups ground. We then can do our magic and then reship it with the housing in one box and the axle in another.

I can also provide the housing but it's going to cost a lot more because I buy them in bulk from a recycler. They come to me freight and fully built so we then have to tear them down and clean them. There going to be about $500 a price before any work is done to them.

The other option is to get from Currie but they buy them the same way I do so by the time they get to my shop they end up costing about $500 also. So option 1 is the best but also the slowest turn around time.
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: Jordan Innovations on March 10, 2012, 04:00:07 AM
What's the camber gain like with that setup?  Wait...  :yay:

Looks very good, complete, and well thought out.  Like Daniel said, the fact that it looks stock and can lift the fronts is great :)
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: HXMan on March 10, 2012, 11:17:30 AM
when is this going to be available?
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: justinsamberg on March 10, 2012, 01:07:11 PM
when is this going to be available?

We just need to make the jigs to hold all this stuff together when it's being welded and make some small changes. We should be ready by the end of march. So if your serous I would start looking for an axle housing. Just know that we need the brake line and the bracket that holds the line to the diff as we shorten it and re flare it to makit work with your fd brake hoses.

What's the camber gain like with that setup?  Wait...  :yay:

Pinion gain more like. In a couple weeks were going to pull it out and put it in Ls1fd's car. Right the pinion is at 3 deg. In relation to the ground. Im going to mess with the angle until we get the perfect launch. I'm also going to put some adjustable links on the sway bar so we can tune some weight into the car from right to left so if the car breaks loose we can keep it going straight.
Looks very good, complete, and well thought out.  Like Daniel said, the fact that it looks stock and can lift the fronts is great :)

What's the camber gain like with that setup?  Wait...  :yay:

Looks very good, complete, and well thought out.  Like Daniel said, the fact that it looks stock and can lift the fronts is great :)
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: gnx7 on March 10, 2012, 01:13:09 PM
nice job Justin!  Looks like there is finally a solution for a true bolt in solid FD axle setup.

Is Mike (LS1-FD) going to be the 1st tester with his 950rwhp+ LS9 turbo FD?
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: justinsamberg on March 10, 2012, 02:42:44 PM
mike will be the first. Denny is also getting one. I don't know what name he goes by?



This is what the housing should look like before you guys ship it to me.

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Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: HXMan on March 10, 2012, 09:05:31 PM
Oh I am going to start looking, I'm on my second FD differential, and it is starting to make noise.  What kinda pricing are you expecting?

So as I understand it we would have to provide the housing, you would then provide the axles and everything to mount it.  I would just have to install the diff and a new drive shaft.

I'm thinking about trying to find a new replacement brake lines...I wouldn't want to use crusty original lines.
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: 69bluess on March 10, 2012, 11:04:46 PM
interested in pricing and seeing some track results of this also :drive:
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: lane_change on March 11, 2012, 10:10:08 AM
Interested in how big of a tire you can run under the stock body with this setup....what does "widest tire possible" mean?  315?  335?
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: mefarri on March 11, 2012, 12:41:21 PM
Interested in how big of a tire you can run under the stock body with this setup....what does "widest tire possible" mean?  315?  335?

Probably 315.  Kevin Doe has 315 hoosiers and it's so tight it rubs the inner fender well slightly even after clearancing with a hammer.
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: justinsamberg on March 11, 2012, 12:59:04 PM
It means the lowwer radius rods are not the limiting factor anymore.
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: rex7fd on March 11, 2012, 01:47:40 PM
Another game changer from Samberg.
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: WannaBeFast on March 11, 2012, 02:45:24 PM
This is by far the best.

Another  :poke: bump for FC setup now.  :bacon:
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: Ls1-fd on March 11, 2012, 03:13:03 PM
I plan to test this new set up on my car soon.  This set up will cost less than 8.8 IRS swap. 


Mike
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: twokrx7 on March 11, 2012, 03:34:10 PM
Hell yes, we've been waiting for this, rock on Justin  :cheers:

We appreciate the folks ready to test this new solution, you guys rock too  :drive:
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: lane_change on March 11, 2012, 10:29:53 PM
I plan to test this new set up on my car soon.  This set up will cost less than 8.8 IRS swap. 


Mike

Sounds like a plan right there.  Kyle and I did some looking around and I'm digging the simplicity of the setup....just need to see you install it, beat the hell out of it, and give us all the thumbs up.  I'm ready to buy one once it's been proven.
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: justinsamberg on March 12, 2012, 02:35:13 PM
I drove the car again this morning and the rear seems to be getting quieter. It has a brand new set of 330's made by motive gear and the track lock is also new. I think the gears just need to break in and I only have about 5 miles on the rear so far.
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: RX7what on March 12, 2012, 10:43:38 PM
What years can we get a rear axle out of?
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: justinsamberg on March 12, 2012, 11:32:49 PM
86 to 93

I think the first 3 years were a little narrower so go for 89 or newer.
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: Ls1-fd on March 13, 2012, 12:01:06 AM
I think you can use 79-93 and 91-93 are wider. 
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: justinsamberg on March 13, 2012, 12:39:57 AM
Yeah, I wasn't sure if that was right, so I'd prefer it to be a 91,92 or 93. The others will need a spacer welding in between the bearing flange and the tube. They swedge the ends down to 2.5" so we need to remove that portion in order for it to fit our big ford bearing flanges.

I noticed that a lot of the realy good deals on 8.8's are that early version of it. 79 to 90. So expect to pay more for the later ones.




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Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: cool on March 13, 2012, 10:48:01 AM
Man if you werent in cali I would have already dropped my FC and a rear end off at your shop.  If you need a beta tester in Illinois, let me know. lol.
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: justinsamberg on March 13, 2012, 03:49:23 PM
When Im done working out this kit we can start on one for the fc.


I decided to make a bolt in 6 point for this set up. I'm going to work with ken gentry from the NHRA to make sure we make it legal.
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: WannaBeFast on March 13, 2012, 03:52:45 PM
Quote
When Im done working out this kit we can start on one for the fc.


I decided to make a bolt in 6 point for this set up. I'm going to work with ken gentry from the NHRA to make sure we make it legal.[/quote

FC Kit > FD Kit  :cheers:
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: spacevomit on March 13, 2012, 03:55:19 PM
Does that mean there will be an NHRA legal FD 6-point cage available as a product?

This is pure awesome by the way.
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: justinsamberg on March 13, 2012, 04:13:27 PM
Yep, Its going to tie into the cross member. I've worked with ken before and he always lets me do things out side the rule book. You just need to run it bye him first and if he doesn't like it he always comes up with some kind of compromise that were both happy with.
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: MPbdy on March 13, 2012, 05:00:00 PM
Last rule book I read NHRA doesn't allow any bolt in stuff at all?
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: justinsamberg on March 13, 2012, 05:58:18 PM
That sucks! I hope we still do something. I really don't even want to do it if it can't be made legal.

As far as the shocks go I have a 400 pound spring on a tein shock. Does anyone know if there is a 200 or 225 pound spring available? If not I'm going to put a double adjustable drag race shock. Like QA1's or something simular. They have every spring rate you could ever want and there only about $40 retail.
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: Jordan Innovations on March 14, 2012, 04:25:35 AM
That sucks! I hope we still do something. I really don't even want to do it if it can't be made legal.

As far as the shocks go I have a 400 pound spring on a tein shock. Does anyone know if there is a 200 or 225 pound spring available? If not I'm going to put a double adjustable drag race shock. Like QA1's or something simular. They have every spring rate you could ever want and there only about $40 retail.

Swift has every reasonable rate available in Tein's sizes (60mm ID I believe?), I've played with mine quite a bit.  You'll need to convert to kg/mm though.  Thing is, Swift is among the better springs available and retails around $100/pr.
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: mefarri on March 14, 2012, 10:29:33 AM
That sucks! I hope we still do something. I really don't even want to do it if it can't be made legal.

As far as the shocks go I have a 400 pound spring on a tein shock. Does anyone know if there is a 200 or 225 pound spring available? If not I'm going to put a double adjustable drag race shock. Like QA1's or something simular. They have every spring rate you could ever want and there only about $40 retail.

Swift has every reasonable rate available in Tein's sizes (60mm ID I believe?), I've played with mine quite a bit.  You'll need to convert to kg/mm though.  Thing is, Swift is among the better springs available and retails around $100/pr.

That's what I told Mike when he mentioned it too.
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: lane_change on March 14, 2012, 10:37:10 AM
I had QA1's on my last FD with a 9" rear....but it was more of a drag car setup.  Be nice to be more street friendly this time around.  When are the first of these systems planning to be installed on some cars to test them out?  Also, for your roll cage idea, are you planning to keep the rear bins or lose them?
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: digitalsolo on March 14, 2012, 11:04:31 AM
I'm planning QA1s for my 8.8 setup, but will be using a more inboard coil location to allow for a minitub.    This setup looks really cool for ease of installation though, hard to beat almost no modifications to the chassis to put a solid axle in.  Nice work Justin.
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: justinsamberg on March 14, 2012, 02:24:39 PM



At this ride height there still is plenty of up travel left. If you wanted to go lower you would need to cut the trunk floor out and build a box to give the center section some breathing room.
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It might be hard to tell because there is no camber, but the wheel is inboard 1" over stock.
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Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: Jarhead Steve on March 14, 2012, 06:04:29 PM
needs lower offset/wider wheels  :D
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: justinsamberg on March 14, 2012, 06:55:26 PM
You mean more offset, right? Im doing another one with 3/8" more offset which is the max you can go with stock wheels.
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: Sabre002 on March 14, 2012, 07:11:11 PM
cant wait to see a FD on the back bumper. 
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: Jarhead Steve on March 14, 2012, 07:16:06 PM
You mean more offset, right? Im doing another one with 3/8" more offset which is the max you can go with stock wheels.
higher offset moves the wheels inward  ;)
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: justinsamberg on March 14, 2012, 07:24:08 PM
I see. What do guys think is the most popular off set that people are now running?
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: MPbdy on March 14, 2012, 07:30:30 PM
I think 18x10 +50-ish is what they can fit on stock rolled fenders in the back
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: Jordan Innovations on March 14, 2012, 08:59:05 PM
I see. What do guys think is the most popular off set that people are now running?

That's a really tricky question, but I think most people that will be interested in this conversion will are drag-oriented, meaning higher offset (more inboard) wheels for better clearance on the fenders.  I'd keep it a little further inboard than stock so people with fairly aggressive fitment that buy your kit will still be able to use their same wheels.
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: kev2769 on March 14, 2012, 09:11:51 PM
Couldnt you just sell the mount kit including the axle ends and shock mount and whatever other parts you might need to make to sell it as a kit so the end user can make the axle width whatever they desire and to also cut down on shipping?
I know it makes good sense to have a complete bolt in kit but do you plan on having other options when purchasing this kit?
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: Jarhead Steve on March 14, 2012, 10:06:35 PM
That's a really tricky question, but I think most people that will be interested in this conversion will are drag-oriented, meaning higher offset (more inboard) wheels for better clearance on the fenders.  I'd keep it a little further inboard than stock so people with fairly aggressive fitment that buy your kit will still be able to use their same wheels.
+1
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: lane_change on March 14, 2012, 10:23:48 PM
Just make sure you can clear a 17x11 with a 315/35/17 Hoosier DR.  That'd be great...m'kay.
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: mefarri on March 14, 2012, 11:02:44 PM
I see. What do guys think is the most popular off set that people are now running?

To just give you a reference point, 10" wheel +38 offset is the practical max allowed in the rear for a 285 with rolled fenders on an IRS FD.  I'd agree I would set it a little more inward to allow for a more drag oriented setup.  Kevin Doe has 315 Hoosiers on his rear stock body but it required coilover modification, inner fender well pounding and a super heavy fender roll. 
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: RX7what on March 15, 2012, 12:37:50 AM
Actually Kevin did a very light fender roll. And I would consider 315 to be the largest tire you can fit, 285's fit with lots of room to spare.
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: mefarri on March 15, 2012, 12:58:13 AM
Actually Kevin did a very light fender roll. And I would consider 315 to be the largest tire you can fit, 285's fit with lots of room to spare.

No, his roll was flat/as far as he could.  He didn't pull the fender.  There's a difference.  Also, lots of room to spare is a loaded statement.  In an IRS car you have to replace the trailing arms with fully offset versions to go bigger than a 285/295. 
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: RX7what on March 15, 2012, 01:07:44 AM
Depending on your offset. I wouldn't consider rolling the lip flat to be a extreme roll. That's just a normal roll. I did a small pull and still don't consider it extreme.

Offset control arms arnt a big deal either. I'm running nitto 285's and have a large finger between the tire and fender and a good 1/2 inch to the stock control arm. So yeah I would say lots of room to go larger.
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: justinsamberg on March 15, 2012, 03:08:07 PM
Couldnt you just sell the mount kit including the axle ends and shock mount and whatever other parts you might need to make to sell it as a kit so the end user can make the axle width whatever they desire and to also cut down on shipping?
I know it makes good sense to have a complete bolt in kit but do you plan on having other options when purchasing this kit?



To start I'm going to sell it complete. Later on I may break up the kit and sell the subframe and suspension separately.
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: BeatTheTunaUp on March 15, 2012, 03:14:12 PM
Any chance or sourcing axles yourself and selling a complete setup?  Seems like a wasted expense for a customer to ship an axle housing cross country for the donor. 
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: justinsamberg on March 15, 2012, 03:33:03 PM
That's what I want to do but i know people aren't going to like my price on the housing. I'm going to buy 10 at a time and they come fully assembled on a pallet and with the cost of the shipping not to mention tearing it down I'm going to have to get at least $500 a piece for them, just for a bare housing.

I know you guys can get them for less on Craigslist so that's why I recommended that. You have to understand that I'm not in the business of buying things one at a time. It takes to long.

I'm looking to buy at least 10 and maybe 20 rear ends. I'm going to keep looking for a supplier hear in the bay area so I can go pick them up with a flat bed trailer. That way we can eliminate the shipping cost.
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: BeatTheTunaUp on March 15, 2012, 03:58:37 PM
Right on.  I can go snag one for $75 here from a buddy and that'd save me some dough.   Keep us updated.  Very interested in pulling the front wheels with the FD  :drive:
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: justinsamberg on March 15, 2012, 04:20:57 PM
I cant even touch that price. That's why it's best if you guys supply them. The shipping isn't that bad on a bare housing.
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: viperguy on March 16, 2012, 03:22:35 AM
How soon are you receiving axle housings and how much is it shipped back to me completed is all I need to know. :)
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: justinsamberg on March 16, 2012, 01:06:29 PM
I'm receiving them now and I'll have some pricing really soon. Give me your zip code and I'll tell you how much it would cost to ship a housing?
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: justinsamberg on March 16, 2012, 02:14:32 PM
Its $96 for me to ship a bare housing to new york, new york.

I'm starting on a 9" ford for this swap next week. Its going to feature thin wall dom for the axle tubes and an aluminum center section. It should be pretty trick!
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: csilvers1984 on March 19, 2012, 09:20:06 AM
My 8.8 housing will be shipped to Justin this week!! 404ci t56 and a SRA 8.8? Yes please!! Looking forward to this setup even more after talking to Justin on the phone!!
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: justinsamberg on March 21, 2012, 11:30:54 PM
we just put the qa1's on and they fit pretty well. On the front we only had to make two spacers to get the lower spherical bearing the right width. I've got 110 pound springs in back and 175's up front.

I also changed the motive 330 gears out for a set of ford 355's and humming sound is now gone but there is another noise coming from the ring and pinion now! I rechecked the back lash and found it to be .008 on one side of the gear and .000 on the other so tomorrow I get to take them out and give them to the garbage can.


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Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: lane_change on March 22, 2012, 12:17:42 AM
I got my FD in the garage....you're parts will be the first parts for my puzzle.  Just let me know when they are ready for sale...also what's the deal with the 9"?  We have spoke before, but I need a rear end to handle 1000+ hp mostly going to be used for Texas Mile events, but it will go to the drag strip every now and then just for fun.  Mostly this car is being built for hwy bombs.  What rear end would you recommend?  Also, I sent an email to Koni about a custom valved shock setup, do I need to order stock style or can we go with universal spherical mounts for the rear?  I had QA1's on my last 9" drag FD, but I'm not sure if that is the right shock to run again for my current build plan.  Just let me know what you think and when we can set an order up once you get all the kinks worked out.
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: BeatTheTunaUp on March 22, 2012, 07:22:39 AM
Picking up an 8.8 tonight :)   I was telling my ford buddy about this kit and the the 9" bearings.   He mentioned the 9 inch bearings are great for drag racing, but the road race guys tend to break them and go back to the c clip setup.    Is there a way to keep the c clip arrangement instead of the 9" bearings?   
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: Sabre002 on March 22, 2012, 09:19:05 AM
Picking up an 8.8 tonight :)   I was telling my ford buddy about this kit and the the 9" bearings.   He mentioned the 9 inch bearings are great for drag racing, but the road race guys tend to break them and go back to the c clip setup.    Is there a way to keep the c clip arrangement instead of the 9" bearings?

um why go solid axel if you will still road race?
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: BeatTheTunaUp on March 22, 2012, 09:32:55 AM
I don't plan on being any type of competitive, but with Circuit of Americas opening up an hour away, I'd like to hit a track day now and then.
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: spacevomit on March 22, 2012, 10:49:50 AM
Shouldn't it corner pretty well for a four-link? With the longer upper links and spherical bearings? I thought those things pretty much addressed the bind thing in corners.

I'm a noob with this stuff, don't yell at me if that didn't make any f@#* sense!
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: justinsamberg on March 22, 2012, 02:34:26 PM
Yeah, the axle bearings are ball type and stock are roller type. Let me see if there is a roller type that presses on with out the c-clip because that would be ideal.




The coils on the qa1 interfer with the a arm so Im going to have to go with a 10" coil to get the spring above the a-arm.
(http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll93/justinsamberg/b131ca6e.jpg)
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: justinsamberg on March 23, 2012, 07:46:23 PM
Everything is dialed in now! We raised the pinion snubber up for the street, and it really helps to keep the drive shaft from hitting the e-brake cable bracket.

I also changed out the gears for a set of ford 3.07's. It's totally quiet now and really rides smooth with the soft springs. There is a lot more un-sprung weight than with the irs but that's just the nature of the beast. The 9" were going to build is going to hopefully help out a lot with this. Just for comparison I'm going to weigh them both.
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: lane_change on March 23, 2012, 09:33:42 PM
Thanks for keeping at it Justin....this will be the first piece I put into my new build...waiting on you.  :D
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: 333rx7 on April 13, 2012, 10:39:17 PM
This is Denny let me know when you are ready to ship my 9 inch rear end setup. I want to see how it holds up with my Ls9 turbo on slicks.
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: lane_change on April 14, 2012, 12:20:11 AM
This is Denny let me know when you are ready to ship my 9 inch rear end setup. I want to see how it holds up with my Ls9 turbo on slicks.

Care to share some more info on your build?  I went with the 9" as well to see how it does with a twin turbo LSX TX mile setup....hopefully you will put your 9" to the test faster than I will.  I'm at stage 0 in my build, got a long ways to go yet.  What kind of turbo setup are you running?
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: 333rx7 on April 14, 2012, 09:32:14 PM
I have been working on it for a for a few years my setup is similar to Mikes LS1 FD. He has helped me out a lot. He knows  what works and what dos not.  We were the first 2 who kept pushing Justin for the solid axle setup. We were first two orders for the rear. My short block is a LS9 ZR1 block with Calies Dragon slayer crank Ultra H beam rods Wisco pistons built by David White at REDLINE MOTORSPORTS WEST. The heads are LS9 CNC PORTED by WCCH. titanium intake valves inconel exhaust valves. LS9 valve covers and coil packs.  LSA oil pump A modified Hinson/stainless works hot side billet GTS-76 TURBO, LS3 intake. vertical flow inter cooler, VIPER SPEC T56 From GNX7 mark. Full Samberg  mounting kit. and hopefully soon a solid 9 inch setup.
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: screamin88 on April 15, 2012, 12:58:58 AM
I have been working on it for a for a few years my setup is similar to Mikes LS1 FD. He has helped me out a lot. He knows  what works and what dos not.  We were the first 2 who kept pushing Justin for the solid axle setup. We were first two orders for the rear. My short block is a LS9 ZR1 block with Calies Dragon slayer crank Ultra H beam rods Wisco pistons built by David White at REDLINE MOTORSPORTS WEST. The heads are LS9 CNC PORTED by WCCH. titanium intake valves inconel exhaust valves. LS9 valve covers and coil packs.  LSA oil pump A modified Hinson/stainless works hot side billet GTS-76 TURBO, LS3 intake. vertical flow inter cooler, VIPER SPEC T56 From GNX7 mark. Full Samberg  mounting kit. and hopefully soon a solid 9 inch setup.

Pics?? Daddy needs more "spank bank"......
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: wayne on April 15, 2012, 09:17:20 AM
very interested in a unit for an fc!
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: lm38330 on May 23, 2012, 10:45:43 AM
very interested in a unit for an fc!

I second that.



Thanks
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: twokrx7 on June 02, 2012, 10:36:20 AM
updates, pics, ???
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: justinsamberg on June 02, 2012, 05:24:56 PM
Ill have some pics up by the end of the day.
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: justinsamberg on June 02, 2012, 09:29:49 PM
very interested in a unit for an fc!

I second that.



Thanks


Anybody have an FCC they want to sell me. It doesn't need to run or be in good shape for that matter?
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: digitalsolo on June 02, 2012, 11:19:51 PM
I wish you weren't on the other side of the country, I'd have my car sitting in your shop already.
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: AKINA FC on June 03, 2012, 11:47:04 AM
I wish you weren't on the other side of the country, I'd have my car sitting in your shop already.

I second that Blake, someone has to have shell near by. I'm in if you build one for the fc Justin. :cheers:
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: lm38330 on June 03, 2012, 06:16:18 PM
dammit,i just got that T2 shell,but i live like 10-12 hrs away..... :(
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: justinsamberg on June 04, 2012, 01:15:50 AM
I don't mind a turbo 2, That will work just fine. Go ahead and bring it over.
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: lm38330 on June 04, 2012, 02:36:27 AM
Does it have to be running?  Justin...can you PM the details on  how something like this will work? :scratch:

Thanks
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: mefarri on June 04, 2012, 11:11:57 AM
He said it doesn't already.  He just needs it for mocking everything up on the underside.
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: justinsamberg on June 08, 2012, 07:15:13 PM
We've been working on the 9" version to this kit and almost have it done. We just need to make the bolt on pinion snubber for it! Pretty cool, Huh?!!

(http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll93/justinsamberg/c775768f.jpg)


(http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll93/justinsamberg/9eb38d28.jpg)


(http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll93/justinsamberg/82ffc426.jpg)


(http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll93/justinsamberg/8b50f1d0.jpg)


(http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll93/justinsamberg/fe156f7b.jpg)
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: AKINA FC on June 08, 2012, 07:46:39 PM
I still don't see a FC in any of those pics.......... :poke:
 :cheers:
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: justinsamberg on June 08, 2012, 08:28:03 PM
I'm still waiting on you guys to get me a car.
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: digitalsolo on June 08, 2012, 08:33:14 PM
That looks great Justin!
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: twokrx7 on June 08, 2012, 11:43:09 PM
Would like to see more pics of unibody cutouts and interior, coil-overs, and sway bar if any. 

 
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: justinsamberg on June 09, 2012, 01:36:39 AM
This is the mount for the stock strut setup with sway bar. The sam link can be used to mount the sway bar to the QA1's.

(http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll93/justinsamberg/fae75312.jpg)



Here's the temp-let for the cut outs. I've got a pic somewhere of the cut outs, I just need to get it on photobucket.

The nice thing is that the storage bins don't get cut. Just the floor pans do.

(http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll93/justinsamberg/a4d400f0.jpg)


(http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll93/justinsamberg/d090cbdd.jpg)
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: Hunter on June 09, 2012, 01:45:22 AM
So what's the price for the kit gonna be for a rough estimate? 
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: twokrx7 on June 09, 2012, 11:54:37 AM
WoW, nice!  Appreciate the pics.

So this uses stock rear brakes.  And are the hubs in same position as stock or can we elect to move them inboard a bit and run a 315 with stock rolled fender lips???  I assume the lower trailing links are more inboard than the stockers.

What is with the pinion snubber, do the upper and lower links not control pinion angle?
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: justinsamberg on June 09, 2012, 02:03:23 PM
It's designed to work with your stock abs brakes.

The stock fd rear measures 61.250" and I narrow the 8.8 and 9" rear to fit. You"be got to remember the solid axle has no camber so it must be narrowed a bit just to have it fit like stock. A 45 to 50 mm offset will have to be used with the 10" wheel. You shouldn't have to roll the fender ether.

Usually a pinion snubber is used like a traction bar on a leaf spring car but we need for a bump stop. If you don't use it the drive shaft may interfere with the tunnel on a hard bump. On the 9" the pinion is so low it may not be a problem but with the stop it will never be an issue.
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: justinsamberg on June 09, 2012, 02:54:41 PM
I'm going to add a full crossmember as an option.  Originally I wasn't going to have anything because it could interfere with the exhaust.


(http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll93/justinsamberg/673a2a82.jpg)
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: WannaBeFast on June 09, 2012, 08:02:55 PM
Good idea on the cross-member.
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: justinsamberg on June 09, 2012, 08:34:48 PM
I'm going to water jet one out of 1/8" plate with two 4" holes in it so the exhaust has some where to go.
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: twokrx7 on June 09, 2012, 10:47:12 PM
I cannot wait to see this on Scott's car in a couple of weeks.  Will look for a clean way to drop some bars from the roll bar to pick up the upper and lower portions of the rear subframe where the links attach. 

With regard to the snubber, is it a bump stop for vertical movement of the axle or is it to limit pinion lift under full torque?

Last question is about u-joint angle at the trans.  Does the engine & trans need to be tilted back any xtra to avoid excessive angles? 
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: justinsamberg on June 10, 2012, 02:29:58 AM
Yeah, we still need to finish a couple things up so we can ship the rest of his parts next week.

When you tie the cage in you should try and make it bolt on so the subframe is still removable.

I don't think you need to do anything to the angle of the engine. If you want to get a good launch out of the car I would set the pinion angle at 2 deg in relation to the ground.
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: AKINA FC on June 10, 2012, 12:06:19 PM
I'm still waiting on you guys to get me a car.

I really would have thought someone would be interested enough to bring you one by now.

Nice work by the way Justin :cheers:
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: twokrx7 on June 10, 2012, 02:49:03 PM
Yeah, we still need to finish a couple things up so we can ship the rest of his parts next week.

When you tie the cage in you should try and make it bolt on so the subframe is still removable.

I don't think you need to do anything to the angle of the engine. If you want to get a good launch out of the car I would set the pinion angle at 2 deg in relation to the ground.

Cool, we'll set the pinion angle 2 deg up from the ground then?  Guessing the coilover attachment on the axle tube has enough give to accomodate some angle adjustments and angle change as the axle translates.  When we get it in the car it will be easier to see how the pinion rotates with suspension travel, hard to see in the pics without drawings of dimensions, angles, arm lengths, etc.

Will his setup have a snubber or is this an add-on for later?  Adding more bracing to the rear subframe later should not be an issue, such as the lower brace you showed in one of the pics.
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: justinsamberg on June 10, 2012, 02:59:00 PM
I'm still waiting on you guys to get me a car.

I really would have thought someone would be interested enough to bring you one by now.

Nice work by the way Justin :cheers:

You guys don't have to worrie about it. There's plenty of cars on Craigslist so I'll just get one there.



Yeah, we still need to finish a couple things up so we can ship the rest of his parts next week.

When you tie the cage in you should try and make it bolt on so the subframe is still removable.

I don't think you need to do anything to the angle of the engine. If you want to get a good launch out of the car I would set the pinion angle at 2 deg in relation to the ground.

Cool, we'll set the pinion angle 2 deg up from the ground then?  Guessing the coilover attachment on the axle tube has enough give to accomodate some angle adjustments and angle change as the axle translates.  When we get it in the car it will be easier to see how the pinion rotates with suspension travel, hard to see in the pics without drawings of dimensions, angles, arm lengths, etc.

Will his setup have a snubber or is this an add-on for later?  Adding more bracing to the rear subframe later should not be an issue, such as the lower brace you showed in one of the pics.

I wanted to use poly for that mount to help keep the cost down but because of pinion roll it wouldnt last for very long. So we had to machine our own cerclip sleeve in order to usine an off the shelf spherical bearing. The bearing is made by qa1 and can also be purchased from  its a really common size.

We did move the suspension links about an 1" down over the fox 8.8 pickup points. This moves the instant center further back. Picking the the car up at about the front bumper area. I basically just copied what the mustang guys were doing with their geometry.


I'll send you guys some kind of cross member to weld in. You guys don't have one because I originally wasn't going to have one because of all the different type of exhaust systems people are using.



Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: lane_change on June 10, 2012, 10:02:56 PM
Looking forward to getting this bitch back on the ground and rolling around....she needs a roll cage installed so I can feel like I made some progress on it since I've owned it.  Rear end looks really good.  What do you recommend for coating the raw metal?  My front subframe needs to get painted or powder coated, it's starting to look ugly.
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: AKINA FC on June 11, 2012, 12:19:14 AM
Awesome Justin. Looking forward to this  :cheers:
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: justinsamberg on June 16, 2012, 11:57:57 PM
Ready to ship!

(http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll93/justinsamberg/de74072a.jpg)

I'm now working on the pricing for both the 8.8 and 9 in. version of this kit.
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: AKINA FC on June 19, 2012, 10:38:22 PM
Awesome Justin :cheers:  Can't wait for the FC version, I'll be interested in the 9".
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: lane_change on June 22, 2012, 09:10:23 PM
Any pictures of what the inside of the car will look like once the access points are cut?

Any pictures of where exactly the access points are?  Trying to find a reference point to use with the template.
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: justinsamberg on June 23, 2012, 12:53:58 AM
Hold the template between the frame rails and the bottom of the floor pan. The dent to the right hand side was put there to get the Allen for the upper control arm in and out.

(http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll93/justinsamberg/05e8a551.jpg)
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: AKINA FC on July 02, 2012, 12:04:50 AM
Holding breath  :poke:  Any updates on a FC set up?
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: justinsamberg on July 02, 2012, 07:36:53 PM
Sorry, nothing yet. Where still finishing up the Fd one.
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: AKINA FC on August 22, 2012, 09:19:50 PM
Anything new on the FC Justin?   :cheers:
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: LSRX7 on September 20, 2012, 02:41:55 PM
What he said ^
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: justinsamberg on September 21, 2012, 10:31:47 PM
Find me a roller and we'll do it. I've been looking and so far no luck.
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: AKINA FC on September 23, 2012, 12:42:41 PM
Find me a roller and we'll do it. I've been looking and so far no luck.

I was hoping one of the other members on here would be close enough to bring there car by your shop  :(  I will do some checking with some friends of mine out your way Justin  :cheers:
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: Anthonynyc on October 12, 2012, 08:10:48 AM
Hello Justin, I was wondering if you guys were able to do any testing at the track yet?

Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: justinsamberg on October 15, 2012, 08:00:59 PM
Nothing yet. So far just street driving. There should be at least one guy that's ready to run out of the many that I've already built and shipped. Ive been working with a couple guys recently who are installing theirs now to make sure they get the pinion angle and spring rates correct.
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: lane_change on October 16, 2012, 11:19:20 PM
I may end up moving to Colorado and selling my FD project and just buying a GTR so if anyone is debating a 9" FD setup, let me know. It's new, just installed in the FD.  No miles, no oil, etc...  Wavetrac diff, Strange gears, axles, painted black, Samberg built a few months ago.
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: justinsamberg on October 16, 2012, 11:32:28 PM
That's too bad. Your the second guy to sell his car that had this setup.
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: lane_change on October 17, 2012, 12:40:18 AM
That's too bad. Your the second guy to sell his car that had this setup.

I haven't sold anything yet. Just kicking the idea around in case I do end up in Colorado. Don't need a Texas Mile car in Colorado. We may stay here and all will continue as planned. But in case anyone was shopping around for one, I may entertain selling mine if the possibility of moving turns out to be true. If that is the case though, I have lots of stuff for sale...including an FD with a last reported odometer reading of 12 miles on it.
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: Jordan Innovations on October 17, 2012, 02:56:55 AM
That's too bad. Your the second guy to sell his car that had this setup.

I haven't sold anything yet. Just kicking the idea around in case I do end up in Colorado. Don't need a Texas Mile car in Colorado. We may stay here and all will continue as planned. But in case anyone was shopping around for one, I may entertain selling mine if the possibility of moving turns out to be true. If that is the case though, I have lots of stuff for sale...including an FD with a last reported odometer reading of 12 miles on it.

Breakin' my heart man! 
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: ErnieT on November 11, 2012, 08:40:47 AM
Amazing job.  Do you have any info on availability and pricing?
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: justinsamberg on November 11, 2012, 02:52:27 PM
The kit is $2250 with you supplying me a core. That includes all the parts and labor to modify the 8.8. We can can get you a housing but you could find one cheaper on Craigslist than what we can get one to for.
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: AKINA FC on December 02, 2012, 08:03:59 PM
Did you ever find a FC Justin? :cheers:
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: justinsamberg on December 02, 2012, 08:23:19 PM
No I didn't.
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: NOROTOR on January 20, 2013, 07:23:10 PM
Did you ever find a FC Justin?
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: justinsamberg on February 08, 2013, 02:13:58 AM
No I didn't.
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: WannaBeFast on February 08, 2013, 10:12:48 AM
You can probably find a FC at the junkyard for 100 bucks.
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: AKINA FC on February 08, 2013, 12:57:44 PM
I keep checking back here in hopes you come up with one Justin.
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: NOROTOR on February 08, 2013, 10:32:40 PM
Can I ship you a 1/4 of an RX7? The rear lower 1/4.
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: justinsamberg on February 09, 2013, 10:20:12 PM
That could work. I would need the entire back half of the car. From the floor pan down
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: AKINA FC on February 10, 2013, 10:27:19 AM
I would be in on helping with that! :cheers:
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: mefarri on February 19, 2013, 02:22:46 PM
http://www.norotors.com/index.php?topic=15188.0;topicseen (http://www.norotors.com/index.php?topic=15188.0;topicseen)
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: justinsamberg on February 26, 2013, 11:21:55 PM
Do you have any pics of this back half section? I want to see it because you may be able to cut it down to a size that ups would take.
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: AKINA FC on March 08, 2013, 04:02:03 PM
Anything in the works on this? :cheers:  I was hoping that we might of been able to get in on that shell for sale!
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: NOROTOR on March 12, 2013, 08:26:53 PM
I'm talking with a local guy right now that has a shell for sale. I'll post if I can strike a deal.

Jesse
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: AKINA FC on March 16, 2013, 12:20:04 PM
Sounds like a plan, keep us informed! :cheers:
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: justinsamberg on May 02, 2013, 06:04:24 PM
Ricardo from tuner imports in Trinidad sent me this link to his first day on his bolt-in solid 8.8 setup. He did pretty good for his fist day out with know suspension tuning.



Ricardo's FD3S - 10.8 @ 130mph - Tuner Imports (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCS5c-vMZyM#ws)

Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: justinsamberg on August 16, 2013, 03:14:03 PM
Ricardo just put an anti roll bar on the car and ran a 1.3 his first time out. On his next meet he's going to take some video of the car going nice and straight. I'll post it soon!
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: rx7355 on May 21, 2014, 09:33:08 AM
any plans or progress on a fc kit?
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: AKINA FC on May 21, 2014, 12:33:43 PM
I have been hoping for a kit for years from him  :banghead:
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: justinsamberg on May 21, 2014, 01:38:35 PM
One of you guys where going to bring me car and it never happened?
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: rx7355 on May 22, 2014, 08:48:03 AM
oh that sucks a lot.
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: digitalsolo on May 22, 2014, 09:10:12 AM
Somebody find a cheap shell in his area and I'll buy it and have one of you bums drop it off so he can build one.
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: AKINA FC on May 22, 2014, 02:28:39 PM
One of you guys where going to bring me car and it never happened?
I hunted your regional craiglists for quite a while, never did find one that was within reason to buy and have you pick up/have delivered. I would be more than happy to chip in on a shell if someone found one!  :cheers:
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: jstrunk on July 12, 2014, 01:46:39 PM
Where is he located? I've used his entire swap for my fd lsx swap. I barely drive the car... nvm.. cali, damn
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: heith on January 09, 2015, 08:11:49 PM
what are the best shipping option to bc canada?
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: 151 on February 14, 2015, 01:05:01 AM
Are you still making these Justin? I have a Hinson drive shaft, would it be able to be used or?

Michael :drive:
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: justinsamberg on February 17, 2015, 04:23:36 PM
Yes I am. It would be best if you just sell the drive shaft and we build you a new one.
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: justinsamberg on July 25, 2015, 07:25:50 PM



(http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll93/justinsamberg/Mobile%20Uploads/6E25247D-97AD-4498-A126-CB73EFDC2094_zpsby9npsnv.jpg) (http://s286.photobucket.com/user/justinsamberg/media/Mobile%20Uploads/6E25247D-97AD-4498-A126-CB73EFDC2094_zpsby9npsnv.jpg.html)


(http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll93/justinsamberg/6C79927C-635B-47AA-872E-058668B97D6B_zpsgccumkmc.jpg) (http://s286.photobucket.com/user/justinsamberg/media/6C79927C-635B-47AA-872E-058668B97D6B_zpsgccumkmc.jpg.html)
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: justinsamberg on July 25, 2015, 07:27:05 PM
This is the non abs version


(http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll93/justinsamberg/867177B0-7C10-4783-9720-BA62DF0DEB19_zpsj2uwzkzv.jpg) (http://s286.photobucket.com/user/justinsamberg/media/867177B0-7C10-4783-9720-BA62DF0DEB19_zpsj2uwzkzv.jpg.html)



(http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll93/justinsamberg/49C1BA6D-8668-40F5-AF59-738797DB3B3E_zps1ohzcdkj.jpg) (http://s286.photobucket.com/user/justinsamberg/media/49C1BA6D-8668-40F5-AF59-738797DB3B3E_zps1ohzcdkj.jpg.html)
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: justinsamberg on July 26, 2015, 10:13:50 AM
We are going to re assemble it with both satin and gloss black parts. The owner will take over and post the install step by step.
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: rx7355 on July 26, 2015, 04:39:12 PM
is this kit for the fc body style?

if so what is pricing like on it and options

thanks
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: justinsamberg on July 27, 2015, 11:38:35 PM
Michael Huffman Is installing this in his car and doing a detail yield thread. He wil post step step instructions and pix. I'll have the parts back from the powder coater this week so hopefully we can ship it of y the end of the week.
(http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll93/justinsamberg/Mobile%20Uploads/FA81A8C8-A1F4-45E1-B49B-B3DF4A6D80F8_zpsutlooi3t.jpg) (http://s286.photobucket.com/user/justinsamberg/media/Mobile%20Uploads/FA81A8C8-A1F4-45E1-B49B-B3DF4A6D80F8_zpsutlooi3t.jpg.html)
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: 1320king on July 28, 2015, 07:08:25 PM
so FC or FD?
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: AKINA FC on July 30, 2015, 11:36:09 AM
so FC or FD?

No kidding  :poke:
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: largeorangefont on July 30, 2015, 02:50:33 PM
FD. This subframe looks similar to the picture on page one, and that is Mark's FD.
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: AKINA FC on July 30, 2015, 03:26:42 PM
FD. This subframe looks similar to the picture on page one, and that is Mark's FD.

Dreamcrusher  :)
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: largeorangefont on July 30, 2015, 03:39:53 PM
lol There is always Granny's. You making a 1/2 mile car next?
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: AKINA FC on July 30, 2015, 04:44:14 PM
Was thinking about it!  :cheers:
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: justinsamberg on July 25, 2016, 04:10:31 PM
Im putting together a few of these kits.. They now have an adjustable lower link! 

(http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll93/justinsamberg/IMG_12441_zps8d6x1ovj.jpg) (http://s286.photobucket.com/user/justinsamberg/media/IMG_12441_zps8d6x1ovj.jpg.html)
Title: Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
Post by: Anthonynyc on September 18, 2017, 04:08:17 AM
Im putting together a few of these kits.. They now have an adjustable lower link! 

(http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll93/justinsamberg/IMG_12441_zps8d6x1ovj.jpg) (http://s286.photobucket.com/user/justinsamberg/media/IMG_12441_zps8d6x1ovj.jpg.html)

Nice that it is adjustable now.

I have a few friends that are interested in this setup but have a few questions.

When I bought the front QA1 setup, you had that spacer in the front but I saw another setup that does not have that front spacer anymore, looks like the spring is much shorter, can you share some more info on that setup?

From the ones you sold so far has anyone run them down the quarter with results? 

If you can share any info that you have learned in the past that would be great, like updated spring rates etc anything at all.

They made quite a few changes in the NE for a huge event and a lot more 3rd gens are gearing up to run.

Thanks,

Anthony