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Old 12-09-2017, 04:10 PM
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[QUOTE=Slakker;14658937]Good catch guys. I will reroute that on Blue Chip's.

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Old 12-09-2017, 06:50 PM
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My last shortcut is unhooking the AC compressor as opposed to removing it. I just thinks it's easier to buy a can of Freon than to remover the PS reservoir and the AC compressor.

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Old 12-09-2017, 07:59 PM
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when you unhook the ac compressor do you mean disconnect the lines and remove the compressor? Do you have a vacuuum pump to evacuate the ac system?
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Old 12-09-2017, 08:18 PM
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Yes, I just disconnect the lines and leave the compressor attached to the engine when I drop it. I use a cheap harbor freight Venturi pump evacuator.
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Old 12-13-2017, 10:32 PM
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Messing around a bit tonight tonight and grabbed the corner weights, ride height, and camber (maxed out) off of the X74 suspension. The ride heights and cross weights actually looked really good. Camber was -2.1/2.1R and -2.5/-2.3F. Cross weights were with approx 7 gals of gas and an undisclosed driver weight.

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Old 12-13-2017, 10:58 PM
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Is that with driver and max fuel? Spare tires?

Any weight savings?

My 99 C2 cab was 33xx with driver, spare tire and 1/4 gas.
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Old 12-13-2017, 11:35 PM
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3274 was with driver and fuel. That car needs a diet. Badly.

A little more detail.... dry weight is 3020 currently. The wheels on the car are the Carerra Sport Designs (26.5# front and 29# rear). The track wheels are OZ Alleggrita HLT's which, respectively are 18 and 19# each. Assuming the street (Yoko AD08R) are similar to the track tires (NT01) - that's an additional 37# of unsprung savings bringing the adjusted dry weight to 2983.

The car was optioned with full leather - so that's some weight there too. The MK I aero is not on the option build code - so I assume it is aftermarket. To date - here are some of the things that will impact the weight of the car...

3rd radiator and deep sump pan were added.

Cabin
Both full power seats were removed and replaced with OMP seats - driver seat is a Carbon, student seat is F/G.
Rear seats removed along with hardware
All seatbelts removed
Center console delete
RSS 930 bar and OMP harnesses
Rennline aluminum floorboards (over the carpet)
Steering wheel replaced with OMP non-airbag)

Car still has: Stereo, speakers, door panels, sunroof, all carpeting (except floor mats), head liner, glass windows,

Frunk is still fully lined and carpeted but has the spare and CD player removed. Stock battery, etc.

Exhaust:
NHP cat-delete cross pipes
Fabspeed MaxFlo mufflers

Low hanging opportunity: Maybe worth 50 pounds
Stereo and speakers
Frunk liner / panels
Rear carpeting
Lighter battery
Driver weight loss

With that said - the weight could get into the low 2900 range with very little effort or changes. If I opt to go the Ohlins route - there may be some savings there over the X74 but I'm not sure.

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Old 12-14-2017, 04:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Slakker View Post
Yes, I just disconnect the lines and leave the compressor attached to the engine when I drop it. I use a cheap harbor freight Venturi pump evacuator.
Are you venting the refrigerant to the atmosphere?
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Old 12-14-2017, 04:34 PM
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Originally Posted by RngTrtl View Post
Are you venting the refrigerant to the atmosphere?
No, he's piping it into your basement.
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Old 12-15-2017, 07:45 PM
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Originally Posted by b3freak View Post
No, he's piping it into your basement.
Hehehe. Lol..
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Old 12-16-2017, 10:47 AM
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At this point - this thread is becoming about SO much more than a 'simple' 3.4 to 3.8 stroker FSI stroker motor swap.

I really hope my kids are cool with community college and ramen noodles for a while.... lol!
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Old 12-16-2017, 10:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Blue Chip View Post
At this point - this thread is becoming about SO much more than a 'simple' 3.4 to 3.8 stroker FSI stroker motor swap.

I really hope my kids are cool with community college and ramen noodles for a while.... lol!

On the flip side - this car is going to be a total trackslut when she's done with her vacation to Uncle Slakker in OK,
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Old 12-16-2017, 11:06 AM
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Yes it's is.

A bit of ghetto engineering last night. I'm going to have 3 engines on the ground at the same time and didn't want to buy 3 ATV lifts. This one is a blown engine so I could take a bit of a chance. So I put a furniture dolly over my floor jack and used a piece of 2x6 between the jack and the engine. I had additional 2x6's next to the jack for the dolly to sit on giving the jack room to slide out underneath after I set the engine down. It seemed like a janky idea but the whole thing worked like a charm.

And the relevance to this thread? The like new tranny with an OS Gikken LSD will be mated to Blue Chip's 3.8L prior to reinsertion. For track use, especially once you are up to the advanced group, a Gikken or Guard LSD is the best mod there is in my opinion.

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Old 12-16-2017, 11:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Blue Chip View Post
On the flip side - this car is going to be a total trackslut when she's done with her vacation to Uncle Slakker in OK,
Jealous of you I am...yes!
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Old 12-16-2017, 12:52 PM
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The car was already really well set up for the track. Between the X74 and some Tarett suspension bits - it handled like a charm....

What's going on now really is next level. The nice part is that I feel like I'll be able to appreciate it - certainly moreso than if I were running with the lower run groups at DE's.

The extra 60hp, monster improvement in power delivery though the torque curve, the OS limited slip, and now the Ohlins coupled with Elephant Racing LCA's and other bits - the car will be entirely new.

The only down side?

When it comes back I have to promise to put Slakker up for the weekend to run my home track in her.... Sebring.
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