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Old 12-06-2011, 05:25 PM   #61
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Yeah, but I'll have 6 speed. Speed limits are really low around here. 70mph is 2459 RPM with 3.46 diff.
lets be honest lab rat, you have hardly gone to this extent to be accellerating hart to to the speed limit and slamming on the breaks to ensure full law and order!

As for the diff, 3.46 I feel is the best compramise between good accelleration and high RPM crusing. You mentioned in your first post about an LSD. Is this still the option for diff? If so are you going with Quaife or Wavetrac?
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I find it easier to stay within reasonable speeds with the 3.46 gears.
I'll try it with open diff first and once I figure out the right final drive I'll go with Quaife.
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Old 12-06-2011, 06:01 PM   #63
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I find it easier to stay within reasonable speeds with the 3.46 gears.
I'll try it with open diff first and once I figure out the right final drive I'll go with Quaife.
I hear ya with the 3.46 gears. Best of luck with those reasonable speeds!!
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Old 12-08-2011, 02:00 AM   #64
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Late catching onto this tread. Nice project!

I stopped with my Vf sc kit and 3.14 diff or was it 3.07. It came off of a zhp. Anyhow with the 5 speed and the sc it was a good compromise. Cruising at over 3.5k all the time got old fast.
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Old 12-12-2011, 12:59 AM   #65
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UPDATE: Exhaust is out (what a pain in the a$$ to get the headers flange nuts off). Driveshaft is out. Diff is out. Shift linkage disconnected.
Everything is ready for pulling the motor.

Ordered some exterior pieces - Mtech II bumper and all the duct bits that go with it. Black moulding for bumpers and doors.
Ordered the stage 2.5 upgrade from ESS.
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Old 12-12-2011, 02:28 AM   #66
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where did u order the mtech IIs for wagon? can't find on any website.. really want to jump on a wagon.. just doing my research about wagons right now before I pick it up!
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Old 12-12-2011, 07:11 AM   #67
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you can purchase from any dealer for the rear or front - the front is the same as sedan
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Old 12-12-2011, 01:43 PM   #68
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Got mine from ECStuning. That reminds me to check the status of that order.
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Old 12-14-2011, 11:37 AM   #69
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Clutch should be here today or tomorrow. The weekend is gonna be fun!
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Old 12-14-2011, 05:34 PM   #70
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6spd happiness it looks like

sweet, if you were close by I would offer to come give a hand
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If you were close by I would offer to come give a hand
You are helping more than you might realize. Mainly motivation. I pretty much bought the wagon because of you
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Old 12-14-2011, 05:59 PM   #72
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thanks

i have been busy this week reassembling the wagon now that it is back from the painter - i would be really close to done but missing little BS stuff that prevents putting on bigger stuff like door cards, bumpers
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The engine is out. Too tired to post pics.
Thanks for the tip with the front crossmember. It also helps to remove exhaust side engine mount arm.
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Old 12-16-2011, 02:41 AM   #74
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did you end up dropping the front subframe (is that what you are calling the crossmember?) completely or just partially?
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Yes, that's what I meant. Didn't need to remove it completely just loosened the bolts and lowered it by about 3/4 inch.

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Old 12-16-2011, 11:56 AM   #76
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Good choice on dropping the subframe, I got mine out without doing that but it was a bastard and my load leveler nearly broke!

I reccomend fitting new shifter bushings and a DSSR, 2 years later and my gear change still feels nice and precise.
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Nice find and nice project!!!

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Old 12-16-2011, 04:33 PM   #78
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Pls keep the roof rack , It defines the words sleeper , Who would think that a wagon with a roof rack can be a rocket.
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