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Old 01-31-2016, 04:38 PM   #6121
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First event of the year is April 2nd. Car needs to be ready by then.
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Old 02-01-2016, 04:30 AM   #6122
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Good luck good sir.
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Old 02-02-2016, 12:16 AM   #6123
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Chris took it apart and found that the loctite that is supposed to be on the thread was barely present. Tractive is warrantying the work through us, so it will all be covered.
The o-ring needed for the shaft should be here on Wednesday or Thursday. Once it's wrapped up, I'll let you know.
They are also covering shipping back to me. Overall very impressed with the service. Thanks johnwag for the help.
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Old 02-02-2016, 01:04 AM   #6124
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Dude, that kicks ***

I mean, it sucks that you have to deal with it, but it kicks *** that its getting sorted.
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Old 02-02-2016, 02:21 AM   #6125
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Dude, that kicks ***

I mean, it sucks that you have to deal with it, but it kicks *** that its getting sorted.
Its not even the refund that made me happy, its the reassurance that it wasn't actually my fault they broke.

More parts. R pckg tie rod ends, alignment bolts, and 949 endlinks.

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Old 02-02-2016, 07:48 PM   #6126
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You bought an OEM Mazda part? I am shocked, sir. Who are you and what have you done with Aidan?
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Old 02-02-2016, 07:49 PM   #6127
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You're probably assuming I paid anything near what they sell for on the normal interwebs...

Good joke.

Don't worry, the end links were well used and a good deal. I may have trashed an alignment washer or 2....and you can't buy NA alignment washers anymore.
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You're probably assuming I paid anything near what they sell for on the normal interwebs...
What, you can't hook a brother up?
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Old 02-02-2016, 08:12 PM   #6129
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Because shipping kills it
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Speaking of shipping killing things
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Old 02-02-2016, 08:33 PM   #6131
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Speaking of shipping killing things
Oh no!
Nobody ate one of the little gummy dicks did they?
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Nope. Cat wouldnt even touch em.
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Wait... what gummy dicks?
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LOCTITE

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Old 02-03-2016, 01:49 AM   #6135
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Its so clean, it makes me feel dirty...




Parts going off to powder coating. Spindles and control arms are down below the valve covers and intake manifolds.

Hood vent: Bronze to match wheels.
Spindles and control arms: Red
Tow hooks: bronze




I also got this idea rolling around in my head to build a cargo rack for the trailer hitch. Plan is to hold one of the 35 gallon rubbermaid lockable containers on the back for camping gear/tools. Maybe strap some more stuff on top of it too.

Deciding between steel and aluminum, need to do price and strength comparisons.
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Make it real make it steel. Weight to strength aluminum vs steel comes out as a wash. Its when your geometry requires more material be there than you need for strength is when steel parts weigh more.
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Make it real make it steel. Weight to strength aluminum vs steel comes out as a wash. Its when your geometry requires more material be there than you need for strength is when steel parts weigh more.
Good to know. I need to figure out what the tongue rating is on this no name hitch. I'd like to at least carry a couple hundred lbs back there.
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Default trailer box?

3 cu. ft. Steel Trailer Tongue Box

2-1/4 cu. ft. Steel Trailer Tongue Box
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Not bad. But I can get one of the 35 gallon (4.6 c/ft) rubber maid boxes for $60 on amazon. Then some square tube and angle iron to make a platform for it.
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Not bad. But I can get one of the 35 gallon (4.6 c/ft) rubber maid boxes for $60 on amazon. Then some square tube and angle iron to make a platform for it.
No and NO. You'll appreciate that the metal box locks--keeping the amateurs out, and also that it only bends into an ugly mess when road debris hits it. Rubber--especially cold rubber--likes to crack and tear, especially when the crowbar inside decides that it wants out.
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