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How are things going with the hub kit? I imagine all the COVID-19 shutdowns are going to cause a delay  :'(

Ronin Speedworks / Re: Ronin 8.8 "Grande" Axles & Hubs - new IRS upgrade
« on: February 14, 2020, 08:11:30 AM »
During checkout I'm getting an error that no shipping options are available - am I missing something?

Ronin Speedworks / Re: Ronin 8.8 "Grande" Axles & Hubs - new IRS upgrade
« on: February 10, 2020, 11:08:46 PM »
Hell yeah! Looks like it was worth the wait!

Ronin Speedworks / Re: Doobeedoobeedoo
« on: October 22, 2019, 10:30:30 AM »
I'm ready to upgrade from my ruined 136k mile original rear diff - I wait with bated breath for what ya'll come up with

Ronin Speedworks / Re: Ronin RX-LS Swap Headers!
« on: February 15, 2018, 12:25:33 PM »
To clarify - I have the full samberg/ronin mount setup but grabbed the sikky headers to finish it. Drivers side fit perfectly but the passenger side collector runs into the rear lower control arm mount by a solid 1/2"

Ronin Speedworks / Re: Ronin RX-LS Swap Headers!
« on: February 15, 2018, 12:20:05 PM »
Oh man, I already committed to a Sikky Manufacturing mid-length setup that required a bit of "persuasion" on the passenger side to clear the subframe  :'(

Samberg Performance / Re: Radiator Set up list need 5 people
« on: January 02, 2018, 09:39:54 AM »
Have all of the kits shipped? I placed an order on October 23rd and have not received a shipping invoice or tracking number

Samberg Performance / Re: Radiator Set up list need 5 people
« on: October 03, 2017, 02:52:26 PM »
I threw my name in the signup list on the website today - does anyone know if the ship has sailed on this round of signups?

Build Threads / Re: LS1 FD: Project "RIO"
« on: August 29, 2017, 10:42:43 PM »
The front-end damage was going to drive me crazy until I fixed it (I broke the number one rule of engine swapping... clean shells only!)

The offending piece of metal was the drivers side headlight bracket/upper load path. It was pushed in and bent, causing the fender to sit a solid ~5mm under the edge of the hood. Thankfully the metal in question was readily available from OE parts suppliers.
After some liquid courage I broke out the spot-weld cutter and cutting wheel and went to town!

And voila! One removed headlight bracket! That upper load path (lower side of image below) was also pivoted inward. Heat and a big hammer fixed that!

I cleaned things and and tossed in the new metal. Fit in very nicely to the frame rail and radiator support. You can see below where the upper load path and the new headlight bracket still had their disagreement. The grease pen arrow points to where the metal pivoted about a spot weld.

At this point I opted to secure the new bracket with fasteners instead of plug welds. Just had to make sure to use locking threads and enough of them to prevent paint rubbing and corrosion. The hood and fender finally have a gap again!

Build Threads / Re: LS1 FD: Project "RIO"
« on: August 29, 2017, 10:28:28 PM »
First order of business was to pull out the front-end electrical guts and investigate.

There turned out to be several cut wires from the trauma she experienced in a previous life. I wasn't sure what wires were what yet - but the whole thing had to come down to bare wires and connectors. I also planned to remove all the powertrain related wires and connectors to significantly clean things up

I placed the wiring aside for winter work and turned to the front-end metal

Build Threads / Re: LS1 FD: Project "RIO"
« on: August 29, 2017, 10:14:54 PM »
After the better part of a year sitting at my family home, occasionally being tinkered on, I finally obtained my own home with a two car garage! So off Rio went on a trailer to Detroit where the serious work could begin!

With the car now tucked away in the garage I am ready to get this car ripped apart and LS-swapped!

Build Threads / Re: LS1 FD: Project "RIO"
« on: June 24, 2017, 02:17:33 PM »
Alright, so back to the beginning.

After getting the car into the garage the first step was to strip it down and assess the vehicle. I found some.... slight damage. The headlight bracket had been pushed in from a previous collision and pushed in the outer fender attachment with it. At that point I decided to move on with the project and repair the damage.

Since I was aware most of the interior was messed up from 136k miles of shitty owner, I started removing everything and making way to pull up the carpet. The plan was to go full sheet-metal interior and retain the shock dash bar

Found a pleasant surprise while pulling up the carpet, 99% sure that is a broken crack pipe! I knew this car had a shady history and this pretty much cemented it for me

Got out the dash and began pulling out the HVAC. It was pretty evident that all of this was taken out already and just loose assembled (fasteners missing/hand tight)


Race car mode achieved!

Build Threads / Re: LS1 FD: Project "RIO"
« on: April 19, 2017, 10:08:10 PM »
After a long winter of wrenching, she lives!

Now I need to work on the ruined transmission that "worked great last time it was driven" (2nd gear is nonexistent)

Full build thread to follow  :D

Suspension/Brakes/Wheels / FD Brake Hardline Sizes?
« on: October 17, 2016, 04:12:20 PM »
Hey all,

I'm running new brakes lines and a proportioning valve in an FD, and I'm having trouble finding information on the size of the various hardlines. Is it 3/16" double/inverted flare all around, or is there 1/4" as well?

J-AUTO / Re: J-AUTO fine thread inner tie rods for FD
« on: October 17, 2016, 12:09:31 PM »
You read that correctly, feast your eyes upon this abomination!
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