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Unread 08-17-2010, 10:43 AM   #766
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I feel really bad about taking so long to get everything installed. I ust got off the phone with the powder coater again. No he says "no later than Friday". He's always been really fast with everything before. I want to get a move on with this stuff! I can install rear bumper brackets and I still need to slot the holes in the fan shroud. Other than that I'm waiting on him...

Does any one have pictures of the modifications needed to the rear OE exhaust hangers?

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Unread 08-17-2010, 06:15 PM   #767
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Here's the pictures Blaine sent me on the rear hangers:



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Unread 08-17-2010, 06:19 PM   #768
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We've never installed the wings after the rear brace. We've also never installed anything completely with everything else tight, it just doesn't work that way.

That what part of this program is for, to develop the tightening sequences after all the parts are loosely assembled.
OK. With the rear brace out and everything loose I can fit both wings in. Rear brace can then go back in but given interference with muffler can realistically only put in 6 out of 9 bolts (the driver's side three and middle three) and then have meaningful contact with the muffler and the passenger side of the brace. Should I leave it in like that till I fix the exhaust (I have one of those clamps ordered)? It's not rattling so it doesn't bother me if it doesn't hurt anything. Or better to take brace out till fixed?
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Unread 08-18-2010, 05:08 PM   #769
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Here's the pictures Blaine sent me on the rear hangers:



I knew those pictures existed somewhere. I couldn't recall where I saw them.

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Unread 08-18-2010, 05:40 PM   #770
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I'll be at NOVA Trailfest in Mass this weekend if anybody will be there and wants to see the Under Armor in person.
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Unread 08-19-2010, 09:36 AM   #771
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Next time let me know and I'll send stickers and T-shirts for you to give away.

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Unread 08-20-2010, 06:51 PM   #772
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Ran Dead Fall in the Berkshires today as part of NOVA Trailfest. Extra clearance from the Under Armor was huge! There were still definitely some challenges being only on 31s, but would have been a very long day without that increased clearance. I think I did put a few small scratches in it, although probably put more on the GT skid. After two more days of trails I'll take some pictures. Blaine/Gerald, you have a very satisfied customer here.
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Unread 08-20-2010, 08:57 PM   #773
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any further consideration for the popcorn poppers?
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Unread 08-24-2010, 07:31 PM   #774
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First oil change tonight with skids in place. "Door" in skid provided good access to drain plug. Pretty easy to get a wrench on the nuts on top to take the bolts holding the door out and then back in after. As long as oil coming out steady no problems. Once it slowed to a trickle started to catch on the lip of the door. Might want to have a funnel or something like that handy to jam up there underneath and try to catch it. Otherwise you can end up with a bit of mess inside the skid that you have to try and jam shop towels up in there to soak up any spill. Overall a bit more work than oil change before on there, but still pretty simple and straightforward.
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Unread 08-24-2010, 07:35 PM   #775
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So I got one of these from JEGS. It looks like it will do what I need although I did notice lots of warnings on the package to only use the clamp on overlapping joints and not to use on butt connections. Not sure how seriously to take those.

I did notice at local NAPA that I could buy small pieces of exhaust pipe which are designed to be butt connections and then have a clamp put over the overlap on each end.

Might have to experiment with both options to see what is best. Either way seems like this weekend I should be able to get my contact issue corrected.
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Unread 08-24-2010, 09:21 PM   #776
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I'll be at NOVA Trailfest in Mass this weekend if anybody will be there and wants to see the Under Armor in person.

I wish I made it to trailfest this year...... I wanted to see the Under Armor so effin bad hahaha.
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Unread 08-24-2010, 09:27 PM   #777
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I wish I made it to trailfest this year...... I wanted to see the Under Armor so effin bad hahaha.
If you're ever down in lower Westchester stop by in Tuckahoe. Or I keep saying I'm going to come to some of the HV4W meetings.
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Unread 08-24-2010, 09:32 PM   #778
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School starts for me in a few days so HV4W meetings are going to be RARE for me.

My Girlfriend goes to school at Manhattanville in Purchase. How far away is that from you? I'm doqn that way quite a bit.
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Unread 08-25-2010, 05:03 AM   #779
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Any update on the 97 to 2000 5 speed version?
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Unread 08-30-2010, 04:54 PM   #780
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Any update on the 97 to 2000 5 speed version?
Wow, you got five days of dead air on this thread with that question!
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