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Wentz's Five Lug Swap/Build Thread.


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#26 wentz912

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 06:20 PM

Well, was tooling along to go pay rent today when the drivers side t-belt idler gear decided to leave the vehicle!:Flame: Awesome, got a hold of a buddy to cannibalize one of his spare motors for said idler gear until I can scrounge up some new ones.

#27 wentz912

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 05:35 PM

Well my new struts showed up today. Will get them swapped on as soon as i'm back on day shift schedule!

#28 wentz912

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 10:19 AM

Well, new struts are on. Heard the right rear brakes making terrible noises the other day so picked up some new goodies!

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That's right, found BREMBO rear XT6 rotors. They're not really all that fancy, but it's cool knowing I'm stopping with Brembo now. Also got the five spokes put on and the 17s listed in the classifieds if anybody reading this is interested. Next up is to find some new rear calipers then it's onto the front to upgrade that end. Also need to figure out whats going on with the front, wheels wiggle like I've got wheel bearings that are going bad, but they don't make any noise and spin fine when I break them down to the hub. Can't get the axle nut any tighter either.

Maybe the XT6 outer stubs are too long for the EJ knuckles and I can't get the proper bearing preload?

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 10:09 PM

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Nice thread.

Why did you chose the 5 x 100 over the 6-lug re-drill?

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#30 wentz912

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 11:32 PM

I did the swap for more than just to get to a more common wheel size. This is my street bomber, in the process of being built to be quick. If it doesn't sell by New Year's I'll hold onto it, gather parts for a Frankenmotor swap and tear up some pavement with AWD!

Realistically I see this as being the only real benefit to going five lug over the redrill. If we could get the off-road guys to leave the five lug parts alone, and just redrill their stuff, everybody'd probably be happier!

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 11:43 PM

Oh yes, forgot to post the more recent pictures since I got the five spokes put on!


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#32 O.C.D.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 10:05 AM

Much better with the Rex wheels...

Bugeye/Peanut Rex wheels that is.

#33 goblewagon

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 01:29 PM

looks sweeeet:cool:

#34 wentz912

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 06:52 PM

Thanks guys, car might be gone tonight in which case I will shortly be joining the new gen crowd!

#35 wentz912

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 11:59 PM

Well, I no longer own this fantastic, memorable piece of machinery. Have moved on to a 96 Legacy Wagon that I'm even MORE excited about.

6 Star left with this wagon less than an hour ago.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 10:37 AM

right, like that guy needs more soobs lol

#37 wentz912

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 02:31 PM

Well, I gave him a smoking deal on it. He got a great car and a huge pile of parts, and I got a fist full of cash.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 03:19 PM

Its a sweet ride and I have big plans for it, thank you Wentz! :D




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