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Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By blkaplan
all Volvo red block rods are forged. If...

all Volvo red block rods are forged.

If you are going to build a b21ft. I would get longer h beams and pistons with a shorter skirt.

Stock rods and pistons are heavy
Forum: performance & modifications 09-22-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 724
Posted By blkaplan
Poly on motor mounts, sometimes. Depends on the...

Poly on motor mounts, sometimes. Depends on the design and location.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-22-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 724
Posted By blkaplan
Do you have a clutch diff? If there is...

Do you have a clutch diff?

If there is demand I am sure we could make or source a link that has a rubber or nylon bushing integrated on the chassis side for an upcharge.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-22-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 724
Posted By blkaplan
From my experience, a Panhard bar with full rod...

From my experience, a Panhard bar with full rod ends does not need to float like the torque rods do to maintain proper suspension compliance and ride quality. It also does not seem to transmit NVH...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-18-2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 724
Posted By blkaplan
Id avoid poly everywhere on the rear suspension. ...

Id avoid poly everywhere on the rear suspension.
Rubber + sphericals is the combo I prefer.

Poly is fine for front control arms and swaybars.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-17-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,067
Posted By blkaplan
Probably the same person who will pay for the...

Probably the same person who will pay for the labor and parts for a truetrac?
Forum: performance & modifications 09-16-2020, 04:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,067
Posted By blkaplan
I have not been notified of any price adjustments...

I have not been notified of any price adjustments from wavetrac

If you have 3mm of clearance, its probably fine. if you want to space it out then go for it.

If it were me I would add...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-16-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,067
Posted By blkaplan
Wavetrac has a lifetime warranty. Not sure what...

Wavetrac has a lifetime warranty. Not sure what Truetrac offers if anything.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-16-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,067
Posted By blkaplan
It will be very difficult to get to a situation...

It will be very difficult to get to a situation when you are going fast and hard enough on public roads that you will surpass the abilities of the wavetrac. As long as you don't have major setup...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-16-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,067
Posted By blkaplan
I haven't sold a ton of wavetracs over the years...

I haven't sold a ton of wavetracs over the years but I do offer them and think they are a good product when used for their intended purpose and understanding the pro's and con's of them.

At the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-15-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By blkaplan
the only place I used was Quattro auto body in...

the only place I used was Quattro auto body in Burtonsville and they did a horrible job.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-15-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,097
Posted By blkaplan
95+ 960 and 850R did come with great sound...

95+ 960 and 850R did come with great sound systems with a decent amp. Never thought about reusing one though.

I also much prefer the lower mounting location. I don't want the radio in myface...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-15-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,097
Posted By blkaplan
Yea, that's definitely the legit option. they...

Yea, that's definitely the legit option. they sure priced it for the porsche / bmw crowd tho.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-15-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 859
Posted By blkaplan
If i could get by with putting stuff on roof. Id...

If i could get by with putting stuff on roof. Id go that route. If not, a 10' enclosed trailer isn't that big of a deal for a 240.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-15-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By blkaplan
Also interested to see this.

Also interested to see this.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-11-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 457
Posted By blkaplan
Twin Turbo on 4 cylinder Question (theory)

Just from a theoretical point of view, if you were planning on doing a twin-turbo in parallel...

Would it better to run two tiny twin-scroll turbos and pair the cylinders, or is there nothing to...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-08-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,636
Posted By blkaplan
I know people who make clear heels.

I know people who make clear heels.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-08-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,560
Posted By blkaplan
all good advice here. I don't have experience...

all good advice here. I don't have experience with the gabriels but the rest seems to be spot on.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-08-2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 996
Posted By blkaplan
only if you want to be the slowest car at the...

only if you want to be the slowest car at the drift event with unpredictable behavior.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-08-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Posted By blkaplan
cam

cam
Forum: performance & modifications 09-08-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 899
Posted By blkaplan
You could break the trailing arms with poly...

You could break the trailing arms with poly bushings. They will break at that point but it isn't common from what I have seen.

If you don't have a good tooling to replace the trailing arm...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-08-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 996
Posted By blkaplan
27mm rear. :lol: thats got to be absolutely...

27mm rear. :lol: thats got to be absolutely atrocious.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-08-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,636
Posted By blkaplan
I know Billys 740 had that problem and we...

I know Billys 740 had that problem and we couldn't figure out why the suspension was so stiff.

I think towery had that problem too.

It's common if you are running coilovers and can't fit...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-08-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,636
Posted By blkaplan
No, they don't. It's not an inverted strut. ...

No, they don't. It's not an inverted strut. There's no cavity to get filled with water.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-07-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,636
Posted By blkaplan
This, Also Bilsteins can get water down in...

This,

Also Bilsteins can get water down in the cylinder and it hydrolocks the damper creating a horrible ride.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-04-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 45,894
Posted By blkaplan
giving up on the twin turbos?

giving up on the twin turbos?
Forum: showroom 09-04-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 906
Posted By blkaplan
Wow, thats horrible. I hope you get it back in...

Wow, thats horrible. I hope you get it back in the same shape they stole it in...

Are we at the point where we have to start lojacking 240s?
Forum: performance & modifications 09-03-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,198
Posted By blkaplan
Is that an IRS car? If so that diff will only...

Is that an IRS car? If so that diff will only be useful for an IRS application it will require 26 spline axles. 1 worse than the 27 spline that the solid axle cars use.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-03-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 706
Posted By blkaplan
Dont shorten the torque rods unless you have...

Dont shorten the torque rods unless you have changed the driveshaft configuration.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-01-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,366
Posted By blkaplan
Did you get a reply? Sometimes messages...

Did you get a reply?

Sometimes messages can fall through the cracks.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-30-2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 991
Posted By blkaplan
Good feedback!!! Its been way too long since...

Good feedback!!! Its been way too long since I've gone camping and slept in the back of my 240 but I know the feeling of its being a moisture trap and i can see that fan setup being a great...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-28-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,270
Posted By blkaplan
Wow, that looks like a nice little turbo. ...

Wow, that looks like a nice little turbo.

For that price I would strongly be considering some of the BW EFR offerings though.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-28-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 991
Posted By blkaplan
Wow, didn't know this was a thing. totally...

Wow, didn't know this was a thing. totally awesome. I need to recreate this stuff. Maybe a new product?
Forum: performance & modifications 08-27-2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,636
Posted By blkaplan
Low speed and high speed values are much more...

Low speed and high speed values are much more informative than a single value at a high velocity. It gives much more insight into how much dampening there is under different circumstances

That's...
Forum: showroom 08-26-2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 112,351
Posted By blkaplan
You should swing by, I haven't seen it drive...

You should swing by, I haven't seen it drive with the 16V motor.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-26-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 740
Posted By blkaplan
its just out of frame on the right of your...

its just out of frame on the right of your picture.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-26-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 740
Posted By blkaplan
New is irrelevant. Measure, measure, measure.

New is irrelevant. Measure, measure, measure.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-25-2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 740
Posted By blkaplan
measure the runout of the hubs and brake rotors.

measure the runout of the hubs and brake rotors.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-24-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,270
Posted By blkaplan
I would just put a 16T on there. Not worth...

I would just put a 16T on there. Not worth going with something exotic for modest power goals.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-24-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 846
Posted By blkaplan
There are no advantages imo.

There are no advantages imo.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-19-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,462
Posted By blkaplan
We run a gripper in our 850. Its a bit noisy but...

We run a gripper in our 850. Its a bit noisy but so far it works great for a race car.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-18-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 9,028
Posted By blkaplan
music

music
Forum: performance & modifications 08-17-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 760
Posted By blkaplan
https://www.bneshop.com/collections/700-900-volvo-...

https://www.bneshop.com/collections/700-900-volvo-parts/products/700-900-mk1-delrin-differential-bushings

But these in and make sure you have a g80 minimum and you should be good to go.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-06-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,453
Posted By blkaplan
How are they providing documents that will pass...

How are they providing documents that will pass the TUV inspection stuff if its getting cut and welded into place by anyone?
Forum: performance & modifications 08-03-2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,462
Posted By blkaplan
Why haven't you installed your own yet?

Why haven't you installed your own yet?
Forum: performance & modifications 07-31-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,503
Posted By blkaplan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtTw6Ws60qQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtTw6Ws60qQ
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-30-2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 910
Posted By blkaplan
It wont work,

It wont work,
Forum: projects & restorations 07-28-2020, 06:45 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 178,737
Posted By blkaplan
so nice

so nice
Forum: performance & modifications 07-23-2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,462
Posted By blkaplan
John may be a c*nt but he has a lot of experience...

John may be a c*nt but he has a lot of experience with real-world applications and this type of thing is not new. What he is saying is what I would expect the outcome to be from such a devise. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-22-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,113
Posted By blkaplan
probably the blend air servo things. those...

probably the blend air servo things. those always get messed up.
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