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    Things to do BEFORE the Reunion...

    Surprised nobody has started anything here just yet. This one is something we ALL likely have some input on.

    My project list is:

    1. Finish rebuilding my 8.8, which will end up including a new diff (long story), new axles/bearings/seals, diff/pinion bearings/seal, creating a standoff to finally mount my brake line bracket to and moving the driver's side brake line bracket (it was making contact with my shock!?!).
    2. Installing a UPR upper control arm reinforcement kit.
    3. Cleaning off as much rear gear oil off the belly from the front pinion seal leak as I can.
    4. New set of Stillen metal matrix brake pads.
    5. Fresh flush of Motul RBF600 brake fluid.
    6. 'Flipping' my tires on my rims (inside/outside), so I can get one more season out of the 'ol RE-71R's before moving over to a set of A052's...we shall see how this works.

    That should be it, unless I run into something else over the summer months...knocking on wood!
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    I need to
    #1 finish wiring my new power access box
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    #5 TIRES
    #6 possible Stinger sequential injector upgrade
    #7 possible intercooler swap (spearco vs air to water current setup)
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    Well, I have made some progress on my project list above to the tune of the first 3 items...the rear diff/axles are in and all within specs...wahoo!! The upper reinforcement kit is in and the floorpan has been cleaned of 90%+ of the muck the rear pinion seal slung onto it. Once bolted back in, then onto the new pads, fluid and tire flipping.

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    Smart move doing the reinforcements. Sure looks clean under there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce View Post
    Smart move doing the reinforcements. Sure looks clean under there.
    Your experience taught me that I needed to get them in sooner than later!! There is still plenty of grease hiding in that pic, but much, much less that when I started...you couldn't see ANY gray on the floorpan. Funny how well that slung gear lube protected the factory finish
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    Well I can add to this list. I need to figure out why my car doesn't want to start cold.
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    Well, after further inspection and some calculations, I can scratch #4 off my list and put the new pads up on the shelf for a later date. Based on my pad wear I don't need new pads for a while, but now they are in my garage inventory for when I do need them.

    I actually completed the rest of my list and got the car back down on the ground...HURRAY!! I also got a chance to take it for a short 12 mile spin last night and WOW is it a lot quieter!!! Cruising @ 55mph on a local road, I could actually hear some faint gear whine from my tranny and some wind/road noise...NOTHING from the rear end. I believe I could hold a conversation at normal talking levels too. Before the rear end rebuild, it was just a constant howling from the back end at virtually all speeds, especially at highway speeds. Even with a full rod end rear control arm setup it was quiet...whew! I checked under the car tonight and everything is still dry (pinion and axles), so the seals are doing their duty. It was a lot of work getting it done, but I should be set for many, many seasons now.

    I am sure the axles were the main source for the noise...can you guess which one was the loudest? The c-clip ends are also showing some pretty good heat marks too...maybe from those track days, eh?? The c-clip pads had actually started to mushroom out and had a good burr around the perimeter of the button along with a decent wear mark in the diff pin. They can now be retired and metal recycled.

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