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Old 01-01-2013, 06:50 PM   #1
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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

Problem:



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













Control arms, dirty, need to be cleaned!



Randy's reinforcement kit



Removed



Rogue Diff Cover



Diff, cleaned and painted



Poly bushings



Subframe cleaned!



Carbon fiber



New turbo is ready for the rear end!



And the other toys in the garage!








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

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Old 01-20-2013, 02:18 PM   #2
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Finally got the car finished up, here's some more pics!

Diff fluid and additive



Subframe cleaned and painted



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







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



Fitted



Subframe reinforcement plates tacked in, ready for welding



Lots of welding!



TIG'd diff ears





Camber and toe adjustment plates welded



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



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



Final assembly





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



Underside complete











THAT ASS! =D



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

Comments welcome

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Old 01-20-2013, 02:19 PM   #3
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But why did you decide to relocate the battery?
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:01 PM   #7
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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



Looks better than this



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

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Old 01-22-2013, 09:10 AM   #10
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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
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:31 AM   #11
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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 =)
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wow great stable and nice work! that underbody is super clean!!!
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I saw different topic and your job is always clean.

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Old 02-14-2013, 07:55 AM   #16
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Thanks guys, here's some better pics of the car as it is now













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