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Offline freeskier7791

Re: LT1 in an 85 GSL
« Reply #165 on: October 31, 2018, 11:38:49 AM »
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Re: LT1 in an 85 GSL
« Reply #166 on: October 31, 2018, 12:06:17 PM »
Hah, that should work at least.  :D
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Offline freeskier7791

Re: LT1 in an 85 GSL
« Reply #167 on: October 31, 2018, 12:28:17 PM »
Hah, that should work at least.  :D
I think so.  If i took the time to make a die it would work really well

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Re: LT1 in an 85 GSL
« Reply #168 on: October 31, 2018, 03:00:51 PM »
That worked way better than I'd have imagine.  I used to get garbage crimps from all the makeshift methods, eventually bought the HF hydraulic crimp tool.  That thing has been worth its weight in gold for crimping cables and ferrules.

Offline freeskier7791

Re: LT1 in an 85 GSL
« Reply #169 on: October 31, 2018, 03:02:37 PM »
That worked way better than I'd have imagine.  I used to get garbage crimps from all the makeshift methods, eventually bought the HF hydraulic crimp tool.  That thing has been worth its weight in gold for crimping cables and ferrules.

I know!!  with brass terminals I have good results with a big screwdriver and hammer, but this method worked well on those heavy wall ones

Offline Cobranut

Re: LT1 in an 85 GSL
« Reply #170 on: October 31, 2018, 04:54:46 PM »
I bought one of these last year.  Works great, though I've only used it a handful of times so far.

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01I31AX9U/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I honestly don't see how they sell these Chinese tools so cheap, but for the most part I've had good luck with them.
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Offline onefastrx7turbo

Re: LT1 in an 85 GSL
« Reply #171 on: October 31, 2018, 05:53:56 PM »
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Offline Supe

Re: LT1 in an 85 GSL
« Reply #172 on: November 01, 2018, 07:38:06 AM »
I bought one of these last year.  Works great, though I've only used it a handful of times so far.

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01I31AX9U/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I honestly don't see how they sell these Chinese tools so cheap, but for the most part I've had good luck with them.

That's basically the HF one at half the price.  Just a different colored box and plated dies.  The only problem is that the die sizes are off by about a factor of 4.  You need the 0 AWG die to make a proper 4 AWG crimp.  Some of them that advertise in terms of MM vs AWG may be more accurate (70MM should do about a 2/0 cable).  But, you can either open the dies up yourself or buy another set that has the proper sizing.  That said, from a practical perspective, I've never had one of the over crimped connections fail, so...

Offline freeskier7791

Re: LT1 in an 85 GSL
« Reply #173 on: November 01, 2018, 01:54:10 PM »
I have heard the same about the HF/similar crimpers.  I will probably pick one up eventually but I just don't crimp that many large terminals to need one.

Offline freeskier7791

Re: LT1 in an 85 GSL
« Reply #174 on: November 05, 2018, 08:16:01 AM »

Building my adjustable links.  They worked really well this past weekend drifting



Offline freeskier7791

Re: LT1 in an 85 GSL
« Reply #175 on: November 08, 2018, 08:51:54 AM »
I did this last weekend



Offline Supe

Re: LT1 in an 85 GSL
« Reply #176 on: November 08, 2018, 09:46:12 AM »
That's a lot of steering angle!

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Re: LT1 in an 85 GSL
« Reply #177 on: November 08, 2018, 10:30:25 AM »
^ What he said.   Looks like fun!
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Offline freeskier7791

Re: LT1 in an 85 GSL
« Reply #178 on: November 08, 2018, 10:49:59 AM »
That's a lot of steering angle!

it is!!  lots of fun, but I am dealing with some understeer issues, mostly a grip imbalance between the front and rear I think

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Re: LT1 in an 85 GSL
« Reply #179 on: November 16, 2018, 07:42:31 AM »
New video going live soon!!  The new trailing arms with rod ends make a huge difference, no more binding!!