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A4RingedONE8T 01-01-2013 07:50 PM

Happy New Year - Subframe Edition
 
Got to work for the New Year, work days long enough, decided to tackle this in the garage rather than at the shop. Can be a little more patient with it then, and have a drink or two while working to ease the pain :D

Problem:

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...oadster/3R.jpg

Solution:

- Randy Forbes rear subframe reinforcement kit
- Ireland Engineering subframe bushings
- Ireland Engineering camber kit
- Rogue Engineering dual ear diff cover

Got started last night and spent half the day today

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...ps616ff2cd.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...pseb23472b.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...psdbd6a4aa.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...psa1ef2755.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...psd8d99b73.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...psf5bdcbaf.jpg

Control arms, dirty, need to be cleaned!

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...ps29a1d0ce.jpg

Randy's reinforcement kit

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...ps58f6d9e5.jpg

Removed

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...psc87a3ffa.jpg

Rogue Diff Cover

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...ps092123db.jpg

Diff, cleaned and painted

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...ps5893ca34.jpg

Poly bushings

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...psae468b15.jpg

Subframe cleaned!

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...psf1e1c1b5.jpg

Carbon fiber

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...ps56221dae.jpg

New turbo is ready for the rear end!

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...psd32ea587.jpg

And the other toys in the garage!

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...ps15e3b80e.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...psa4269ddb.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...ps2efadc66.jpg


Happy New Year everyone! Will be working more on this in the evenings, hopefully wrap it up this weekend!

-Shawn-

A4RingedONE8T 01-20-2013 03:18 PM

Finally got the car finished up, here's some more pics!

Diff fluid and additive

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1.../IMG_9566R.jpg

Subframe cleaned and painted

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1.../IMG_9565R.jpg

Old diff mount removed and rear subframe mounting box frame cut open

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...psa1ef2755.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...psd8d99b73.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...psf5bdcbaf.jpg

Subframe and diff ready to go back for fitment of new diff mounting ears

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1.../IMG_9568R.jpg

Fitted

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1.../IMG_9573R.jpg

Subframe reinforcement plates tacked in, ready for welding

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1.../IMG_9580R.jpg

Lots of welding!

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1.../IMG_9594R.jpg

TIG'd diff ears

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1.../IMG_4290R.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1.../IMG_4303R.jpg

Camber and toe adjustment plates welded

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1.../IMG_4309R.jpg

Painted, in floor battery box removed and filled with a piece of aluminum

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1.../IMG_9616R.jpg

New battery tray and smaller battery (1/2 size of stock)

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1.../IMG_9621R.jpg

Final assembly

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1.../IMG_4311R.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1.../IMG_4312R.jpg

Redid the rear portion of my 4" exhaust for better fitment under the subframe and more clearance to the larger diff cover

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1.../IMG_4315R.jpg

Underside complete

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1.../IMG_9608R.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1.../IMG_9610R.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1.../IMG_9612R.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1.../IMG_9615R.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...MG_4373R-1.jpg

THAT ASS! =D

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1.../IMG_4372R.jpg

Glad it's done, ready for some boosting now with the new 4094R

Comments welcome

-Shawn-

2000_328CI 01-20-2013 03:19 PM

omg

MarcusLSB 01-20-2013 04:58 PM

beautiful work, as always!

AAblown 01-21-2013 11:54 AM

nice a$$ ;)

E46 Coupe 01-21-2013 09:17 PM

So much win!!
But why did you decide to relocate the battery?

A4RingedONE8T 01-21-2013 11:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by E46 Coupe (Post 15083038)
So much win!!
But why did you decide to relocate the battery?

Because I want the rear end to be visible, simply because it looks sick IMO

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1.../IMG_4372R.jpg

Looks better than this :)

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1.../IMG_9042R.jpg

Thanks everyone for the comments, I'll get some new vids up soon!

-Shawn-

E46 Coupe 01-21-2013 11:12 PM

touche! :P

Davconelectric 01-22-2013 05:22 AM

nice one

Think0rz 01-22-2013 10:10 AM

always loved this car since first sight the color combo wheels turbo etc. just all WIN!! I'd love to go for a ride in this I would imagine it must feel like a kart on steroids lol

A4RingedONE8T 01-23-2013 09:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Think0rz (Post 15084388)
always loved this car since first sight the color combo wheels turbo etc. just all WIN!! I'd love to go for a ride in this I would imagine it must feel like a kart on steroids lol

If you're ever in FL hit me up, I'l take you for a spin =)

ECSTuning 01-23-2013 04:47 PM

The low shot of the rear :drool:

cchrisstopherr 01-28-2013 06:28 PM

wow great stable and nice work! that underbody is super clean!!!

jeff_smg 02-13-2013 04:08 PM

I love your work !

I saw different topic and your job is always clean.

Jeff,

basar13 02-13-2013 04:33 PM

Great work... Thanks for the detailed pics....

A4RingedONE8T 02-14-2013 08:55 AM

Thanks guys, here's some better pics of the car as it is now

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1.../IMG_9709R.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1.../IMG_9724R.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1.../IMG_9696R.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1.../IMG_9676R.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1.../IMG_9674R.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1.../IMG_9667R.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1.../IMG_9664R.jpg

TrippinBimmer 02-14-2013 03:29 PM

Looks Great!!!


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