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Chad Mounts M20B25 and G260 Notes

 

1) Does not clear center track rod.  Solution was to shorten and re-weld the pitman and idler arms.  Also, does not clear the trans clutch cover.  I had to cut a big rectangle out of it and epoxy'd a plate in.  It's just a cover you could easily make another one out of sheet metal.

2) Stock E30 driveshaft ALMOST fits. But it doesn't, by 1/2 an inch or so.

3) No cut to the front valance is badass

4) If you are using the scirocco radiator, need to trim the battery tray and a little bit of the overhang on the frame rails to fit (re-weld corners for strength).  A radiator 2 inches less wide would have been perfect.

5) No cut valance allows room for you to easily mount the stock, or any oil cooler.

6) For extra clearance in the front, cut the threads off the front of the water pump (we aren't using the clutch fan so this is not needed), cut 1/2 of the crank nut off. 

 

No-cut is kind of a unicorn, its almost there!

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Regarding the drive shaft, is it short even if you adjust the diff all the way forward?  

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Regarding the drive shaft, is it short even if you adjust the diff all the way forward?  

 

I didn't know the stock 2002 diff had adjustments forward or back.  Can you elaborate how to do this? 

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Well boys 5 years later and this puppy is just about on the road.. need an exhaust and a few little things and she will be driving! (already running)

Quick teaser video of my giant radiator and plumbing. Oil cooler is mounted in front of the radiator (not pictured). Ive been putting a good number of picture/ updates on my instagram @meintii , feel free to check it out! (also lots of cute dogs pictures) 

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Videos aren't showing up for me. Now that the garage is warming up I've got the car back up on jack stands. Got a a CSB support piece from 2002underground. Very nice, will post pictures after install. I need to reinstall the factory driveline csb mountint tabs I cut out when I installed the e30 driveline..damnit


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dual exhaust build from the motor to tail teasers :D first I've seen someone do this on an 02

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Looks so good! Any reasoning on the flipped over AFM?


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Dude,

Everyone knows that improves the VTA allowing more effective range when tweaking the ECU. Oldest trick in the book.

Cheers,

Mike

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I was able to get my CSB situation sorted out and get the car back on the ground. Feels good to make some forward progress.

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