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EPIC Thread

Postby kingbobdole on Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:02 pm

Its been a long time since I've been so motivated to overhaul my Xt, but the time is now! This up coming weekend I have a four day off affair. Three of those days will be used to combine these parts:
This car of course
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Rear end bits from here
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A slightly used clutch that holds a bit more power
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And this thing I found
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I'm one driveshaft short and quite a bit of rigging is going to happen I'm sure. I'll take lots of pics! :wink:
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Re: EPIC Thread

Postby Caboobaroo on Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:33 pm

*golf clap*

This is going to be epic for sure! Can't wait to see how this turns out as mine will eventually get a similar setup :mrgreen:
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Re: EPIC Thread

Postby crazyhorse_001 on Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:05 am

I sense epic win in store for both Kingbob, and EZcheese!!!

The $64 question is, will those pics be from your padd? Sorry, i couldnt help myself lol
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Re: EPIC Thread

Postby Huck369 on Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:15 am

Takes a special starter too
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Re: EPIC Thread

Postby subeman90 on Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:18 am

yay it finally gets what I think it has needed all along. is that trans "special"?
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Re: EPIC Thread

Postby Hocrest on Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:19 am

subeman90 wrote:yay it finally gets what I think it has needed all along. is that trans "special"?


It doesn't look like a normal 5 spd, I'm guessing +1??
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Re: EPIC Thread

Postby kingbobdole on Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:49 am

Yup, this is an 05 STi trans, 6 speed, dccd, 1:1 ratio so I can use the GL's rear 3.9 LSD.

How is the starter special Huck?

Yes I'm using the pad..... It makes taking upload and posting a one device affair.... No matter how goofy I look taking said pics. :roll:
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Re: EPIC Thread

Postby rpholz on Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:17 pm

going awd or rwd?

i vote rear.
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Re: EPIC Thread

Postby subeman90 on Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:26 pm

he is doing AWD with DCCD. I bet he is going for street mode and Ken Block mode :lol:
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Re: EPIC Thread

Postby Huck369 on Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:41 pm

kingbobdole wrote:
How is the starter special Huck?



Pretty sure the SVX guys said that the 5-speed starter won't bolt up, and has to be a 6 speed starter..
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Re: EPIC Thread

Postby Numbchux on Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:42 pm

Excellent!!


So....rear end parts from the wagon.....4-lug? Or do you have some AWD XT6 hubs to throw in the pile....
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Re: EPIC Thread

Postby kingbobdole on Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:50 pm

Yup it'll awd. For now its gonna run "open" which means about 75% rear drive. I did score xt6 rear hubs off of a GL wagon in a junk yard. Not sure I'll get the trans done this weekend.. But the "awd" swap part should be done.
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Re: EPIC Thread

Postby rpholz on Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:29 am

i just think it would of been more epic to go from one extreme to the other.
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Re: EPIC Thread

Postby Numbchux on Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:46 pm

kingbobdole wrote:Yup it'll awd. For now its gonna run "open" which means about 75% rear drive.


Nice. Just remember to avoid the slippery stuff. For one, with an open diff and that mechanical rear bias, it'll be basically RWD, and a handful. But more importantly, when the diff free spins like that with no controller, it's hard on the LSD, so will cause a bit of premature wear. Nothing too severe, but I'd recommend getting a controller in there before you try driving it in the snow (although I wouldn't be surprised if this car hides out all winter).

Also, I'm sure you've done some research. But I've had more than a little experience with the DCCDPro controllers. They're very nice, and easy to install. I would recommend getting the automatic one, not the manual one. A friend of mine has a fully-manual version in his bugeye, and it's kind of annoying, as you want to leave it somewhat engaged while driving, but you pretty much have to release it to get into a parking spot (that LSD is STROOONNNNG, plus sticky tires.....it's annoying).

Another friend has the automatic one in his '96 impreza, with OEM switches to control it. It's so slick, you can leave it in auto mode, and forget about it, or switch it to manual and really lock it down for RallyX. I'm thinking about getting a 5MT DCCD center diff for my brat transmission, and it'll be a DCCDPro controller for sure.


We use a GEMS controller in the Ziptie Rally #171 car, it's an amazingly powerful unit, with customizeable 3D maps (up to 3 stored on the unit at a time). But I wouldn't recommend the investment for anything but a stage rally car.
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Re: EPIC Thread

Postby austinXT6 on Sat Aug 18, 2012 4:07 pm

I've seen the pictures, I've read the words, I understand about half of what's going on.


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