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    u guys. I extend the jandal of friendship and i get this. Its to be expected i guess. The only things going for australia are 1 its bigger. Whoopdee its mostly shit land. And 2 it has less clouds and more sunshine. No one can deny this is good but its also too hot and is prone to killing u with heat and fire or a band of unhappy refugees. So maybe a few clouds aint so bad after all. Anyways i will amas a heap of gearboxes to deliver to u wankers in good time.

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    Perhaps R-Dyno's access could be restricted purely to this thread?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lobster View Post
    What do you call more than one Prius?
    Priuses? Priux? Priii?

    Same for a Yaris too....

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    yaris is yarii. i did the launch course.....
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    New ford Ranger, work car, dual cab 4x4. Auto.
    lifted 1Ē (dealer fitted with mine spec kit)

    has mad shudder from standing start. Feels like clutchpacks in box slipping/reengaging about 8x a sec for 2-3sex.

    Ford dealer says itís because of lift. I severely doubt, and assume gearbox fault. Identical drivetrain Everestís with same lift are perfect/brilliant cars so far. Any insights?
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    To add, doesnít feel like universal jt, as itís only in first. 2nd gear or rolling start and it wonít.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bosshoggett View Post
    If your planing to drive this on the road and enjoy it, id suggest a second opinion, someone with a history in Australian Rally or Fink River . If your just playing dyno comps. Then ok

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    do fender braces in s15's/mx5's actually do anything? or is it better to use bracing elsewhere instead.

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    Some people reckon they do others don't.

    For a 20 plus year old car it probably does help as the shell would be as rigid as a raggedy andy doll.

    For a race car the seam welding and cage should make any fender bracing redundant and just extra weight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cracka View Post
    To add, doesnít feel like universal jt, as itís only in first. 2nd gear or rolling start and it wonít.
    Yes because of lift. Very sensitive on the pinion angle. You can get cheap tailshaft centre bearing spacer kits from most 4x4 mobs

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    I'd have thought so too.

    Happened to one of my cars when I lowered it to the point where the pinion angle upset the tailshaft. Used to shudder as you took off. Slightly taller springs fixed it.
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    If I put lower compression pistons into a motor and run stock management for run in, will that harm the engine in any way ie run to rich ?

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    I'd say no.. The Afr is still the same.

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    4:13 mark- vertical turbos? can any turbo be mounted like that? or is it a bad idea


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    Iím not an expert although Iíd say if the oil is moving through then and back to the sump it shouldnít be an issue, obviously gravity would help but the right oil pump should make it easy I guess.
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    My first thought was that they must be Comp oil-less turbos, but the compressor housings don't look like Comp gear at all. In all likelihood it will be oil-less turbo though. They maybe have even just blocked the oil lines and packed it with Comps magic grease.

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    Jaguar (I expect an answer from Jack N or similar, your reply on Ford/Jag supercharged V8's in another thread was appreciated).
    They make a big thing of aluminium construction in their chassis. But the cars still seem as heavy as equivalent steel/high strength steel/part aluminium/plastic cars. I don't know if their torsional rigidity is stupidly good but the benefits don't seem to be there or they aren't using the material to it's best advantage. What am I missing?
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    XF XFR V8S (2014) - 1971kg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smudge View Post
    Jaguar (I expect an answer from Jack N or similar, your reply on Ford/Jag supercharged V8's in another thread was appreciated).
    They make a big thing of aluminium construction in their chassis. But the cars still seem as heavy as equivalent steel/high strength steel/part aluminium/plastic cars. I don't know if their torsional rigidity is stupidly good but the benefits don't seem to be there or they aren't using the material to it's best advantage. What am I missing?
    heaviest examples-

    XE V6S AWD - 1,665kg
    XF V8S AWD - 1847kg
    XF XFR V8S (2014) - 1971kg
    Are those all aluminium cars? Or is one of them a traditional steel car?

    What are you comparing them to?

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    heard a diesel 4wd today was stopped waiting for a car to park and it sounded like your lumpy cam in a v8 at idle even had the lump when it took off. didnt pay attention to what it was as i was dumbfounded by the sound. Are they a thing ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigJonWB View Post
    Are those all aluminium cars? Or is one of them a traditional steel car?
    Ta. I done goofed. I assumed that this was Ally rather than steel
    https://www.carsales.com.au/private/...-4984322/?Cr=0

    So the XE & particularly F type seem big boned compared to equivalent Audi/Merc/BMW's
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smudge View Post
    Jaguar (I expect an answer from Jack N or similar, your reply on Ford/Jag supercharged V8's in another thread was appreciated).
    They make a big thing of aluminium construction in their chassis. But the cars still seem as heavy as equivalent steel/high strength steel/part aluminium/plastic cars. I don't know if their torsional rigidity is stupidly good but the benefits don't seem to be there or they aren't using the material to it's best advantage. What am I missing?
    heaviest examples-

    XE V6S AWD - 1,665kg
    XF V8S AWD - 1847kg
    XF XFR V8S (2014) - 1971kg
    XF is a steel car.

    Basically though they take weight out using aluminium then stick it back in with content like wiring, screens, fancy glass etc. The current gen Range Rover had at the time the largest single aluminium stamping in the car world. The whole side from the A pillar to the D pillar was a single stamping. Pretty cool

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    What Luke said.

    The XF up to 2015 was a steel shell, although the bonnet was aluminium.

    The first modern aluminium Jag was the X350 XJ, what i've got, it was the lightest, then they only got heavier as time went on. The body is alloy but there are steel subframes front & rear, and the weight saved from the body went into all the luxury shit instead, the front seats in my XJR have 6 electric motors in them and weigh 55kg each,for example... the brake rotors on the XKR are 60kg for all four, the 20" wheels with 295's on them are so heavy I struggle to lift them, etc, etc... but at the same time I can lift the bonnet with one hand...

    Jag also bullshits about the weights, the book says my XJR weighs 1665kg, it is actually 1760kg.
    My XKR is supposed to be the same 1665kg, it's actually 1775kg. So a 2-door coupe actually weighs more than a 4-door saloon with the same drivetrain...
    The F-Types that have been weighed have also been ~100kg over what it says in the book.
    I dare say that if you stick a Merc, Audi or BMW on a weighbridge, you might see similar results.

    If you compare the current XJ LWB at 1915kg to a Bentley Flying Spur's 2525kg, they are actually pretty light

    The torsional rigidity of the chassis is out of this world though. If I jack up a front corner of the XKR to get the wheel off, right behind the front wheel arch, the rear wheel lifts off the ground as well. I saw an F-Type convertible that had been t-boned at an intersection 60kmh impact, the door still opened and closed, people have walked away from horrific collisions in these cars, unlike the deathtrap Mercedes old mate Salim was driving

    If I had to crash, i'd definitely want to do it in an aluminium Jag or Land Rover.
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    Thanks for the info gents! (tips hat)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tripper View Post
    heard a diesel 4wd today was stopped waiting for a car to park and it sounded like your lumpy cam in a v8 at idle even had the lump when it took off. didnt pay attention to what it was as i was dumbfounded by the sound. Are they a thing ?
    Taking a punt in having driven all these. - Japanese most likely the Toyota Turbo V8 in the Commercial Cruiser. If Yank then the old Powerstroke or Chev thing. Both sound lumpy, Toyota has firing order of old flat head so sound mint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lukevl View Post
    XF is a steel car.

    Basically though they take weight out using aluminium then stick it back in with content like wiring, screens, fancy glass etc. The current gen Range Rover had at the time the largest single aluminium stamping in the car world. The whole side from the A pillar to the D pillar was a single stamping. Pretty cool
    Ford has done a similar thing with the current F series. The weight they saved using all alloy bodies they put back into making the, steel, chassis and running gear stronger.

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    Yeah Cracka spec cruisers get a real lump happening at idle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clutch-monkey View Post
    4:13 mark- vertical turbos? can any turbo be mounted like that? or is it a bad idea

    Nup, thats a stupid idea. Garrett recommend no more than 11 degrees of tilt. Just means the turbo bearings will wear quicker...depends on the bearings I guess and just how much use it gets.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigshipengine.jpg View Post
    Yeah Cracka spec cruisers get a real lump happening at idle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bosshoggett View Post
    If your planing to drive this on the road and enjoy it, id suggest a second opinion, someone with a history in Australian Rally or Fink River . If your just playing dyno comps. Then ok

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy928tt View Post
    Nup, thats a stupid idea. Garrett recommend no more than 11 degrees of tilt. Just means the turbo bearings will wear quicker...depends on the bearings I guess and just how much use it gets.....
    fair enough.

    follow up question- billet blocks, like say an RB26 billet block; see them for motorsport and big hp builds etc but for my own curiosity how would something like that go in a street car? like stock-mild modified RB blows up, you have a billet block in the wings and slap it together to keep the car running. do they get hotter than iron blocks etc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by clutch-monkey View Post
    fair enough.

    follow up question- billet blocks, like say an RB26 billet block; see them for motorsport and big hp builds etc but for my own curiosity how would something like that go in a street car? like stock-mild modified RB blows up, you have a billet block in the wings and slap it together to keep the car running. do they get hotter than iron blocks etc?
    depends if they made different to the cast blocks - e.g. no/partial water jackets.

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    Can't believe I'm asking this, but... what does a VP or VR ute go for these days?

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    Random Q on car insurance. Just signed a contract for a 2nd hand car, should I get insurance cover to start now or when I pick up the car? I would normally think that it would start at handover. Bur asking because a mate had a car hail damaged before pickup and the stealership is trying to say it was his fault for not having insurance on it already.

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