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    1. Member Pat @ Pitt Soundworks's Avatar
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      09-24-2014 06:47 AM #76
      Quote Originally Posted by need_a_VR6 View Post
      Hey Paul. this is super cool, but I noticed something about your traction bars. Shouldn't they be hard-mounted to the control arm with only one heim on the front-crossmember?

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      09-24-2014 08:28 AM #77
      Quote Originally Posted by Pat @ Pitt Soundworks View Post
      Hey Paul. this is super cool, but I noticed something about your traction bars. Shouldn't they be hard-mounted to the control arm with only one heim on the front-crossmember?
      Maybe it's not clear in the photos, but there are mounting tabs welded to the control arms and there is one heim joint on the cross-member.
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      09-24-2014 11:05 AM #78
      Short answer to Pat's question, No.

      Long answer: No.

      The only time youd need to hard mount to radius rod to the arm is of the arm can twist along the same axis as the wheel/tire/axle, like on an ef honda. With that kind of lca the "traction bar" serves the same purpose of the rear mounting point on a stock mk2/3 style control arm.

      With a vw the only thing the bars do is keep the bushings from complying under stress bc of the rigid front mounting point. There are lots of ways to make it worse as well. The bars should have minimal preload and shouldnt limit travel at all. The location of the front pivot is critical.

      The new car will either get a similar set or spherical bearings. Not sure which is easier at this point.
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      09-24-2014 12:10 PM #79
      Because.

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      09-24-2014 12:27 PM #80
      Cool. I did not know that. Front bushing has to be inline with the primary bushings to prevent binding, right?

      I like the front clip. I love dsuz fasteners, but man, they are expensive

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      09-24-2014 01:12 PM #81
      Its pretty handy and looks good on the lawn too. Unfortunately, the dzus aren't the most expensive part on the car.
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      09-24-2014 01:18 PM #82
      Haha of course not. I bet Jim charged a very pretty penny for that intake manifold. It IS extremely beautiful and looks well designed.

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      09-24-2014 02:34 PM #83
      The manifold is the ****. We both spent a long time puzzling exactly how to get what I wanted to even get close to fitting. Amazingly there is even more room on the Corrado shell.
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      10-05-2014 11:09 AM #84
      Here you go Paul. Slap a protractor on these and measure away.







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      10-05-2014 03:43 PM #85
      Boo I was hoping you would visit!

      Post the cutaway for a 3.6 and it may prove helpful.
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      10-20-2014 12:39 PM #86
      Quote Originally Posted by need_a_VR6 View Post
      Because.

      LBSOHK old shell? I recognize those flares! and the cut out in the front bumper

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      10-20-2014 04:03 PM #87
      This guy has some memory!
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      11-01-2014 06:40 PM #88
      Looking great Paul,

      I've been away for some time and I come back to see this..... You have officially started what I would have done when my vr popped years ago if funds and motivation had still been there.

      I'll be watching this one as I just picked up a project that will be seeing a vr in one shape or another. Preferably NA in the semi near future.

      Also, congrats in the new addition. My wife had our first in June and he is almost 5 month old. Hard to believe how fast it goes.

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      11-01-2014 07:00 PM #89
      Thanks! The baby is 9mo already, not sure where that went. Little sleep but little getting done!

      Hopefully with fall sports winding down and dark sleepy mornings I will be able to make some progress while others arent paying attention!

      Got lots of stuff fs to fund this so make sure you check out my recent posts to grab some deals.

      Next up is install the intake back in and figure out the front motor mount mods.
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    16. 11-01-2014 09:28 PM #90
      Quote Originally Posted by crazydubman View Post
      Looking great Paul,

      I've been away for some time and I come back to see this..... You have officially started what I would have done when my vr popped years ago if funds and motivation had still been there.

      I'll be watching this one as I just picked up a project that will be seeing a vr in one shape or another. Preferably NA in the semi near future.

      Also, congrats in the new addition. My wife had our first in June and he is almost 5 month old. Hard to believe how fast it goes.


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      02-26-2015 11:02 PM #91
      Someone told me to work on this. I think I should.
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      02-27-2015 01:59 PM #92
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    19. 02-27-2015 03:00 PM #93
      hell get motivation tomorrow

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      02-27-2015 04:28 PM #94
      Ordered a fuel cell. Thats like progress.
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      02-27-2015 06:12 PM #95
      Hey Paul whats the width on the wheels? I want some wider wheels but don`t have the nerve to cut the fenders up yet.

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      02-27-2015 08:44 PM #96
      Those are 15x10 with about 5.5" backspace to the beadlock. Has mk2 control arms and spindles, hacked slc fenders with bobo flares. Those tires are 26x10.5 iirc the 24x8.5s will almost tuck I think.
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      04-10-2015 02:13 PM #97
      Need moar updates!

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      04-10-2015 02:54 PM #98
      Very slowly chipping away at it when the kids are outside.. should be more often now. Fuel system is nearing completion. After that wiring... the real fun begins.
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      04-10-2015 03:28 PM #99
      Good news! I'm working on the Corrado STILL but I will have it running this spring!

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      04-10-2015 05:51 PM #100
      Thank goodness, it's been awhile. We need to have a g2g.


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