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lybker

[Project] 205 Dimma S16 Turbo Converting To 4X4

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lybker

I bought them used from spoox directly - and upon further investigation, they are actually already fairly bend, even the advert said ' mint condition ' and from undamaged car.......and they where not exactly for free.

 

Will call them up and ask if this is their usual service quality level?

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welshpug

there is a bend in the design as the outer insert is welded in straight.

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welshpug

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lybker

Please explain, I no not exactly follow?

 

What is the preferred fix ? I thought of welding in a vertical reinforcement full length from front joint to outer joint...

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petert

if you do plan to use those compbrake wishbones I would weld on some ribs to stiffen them up, I've heard of a few failures under heavy braking where they have bent, an Aussie member posted a picture of his a few years back.

It was my friend Parry. They fold up easily in that condition. I think they now have 40x10 ms flat bar, welded on edge, in order to stiffen them up.

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petert

Sorry, I was wrong. Parry has seen this and sent me a photo to post.

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lybker

Thanks for the support, I have already sheets cut to size for reinforcing the arms, so with a bit of luck, i will find time during the weekend, as I also need to extend them 50mm to accomedate the wider track.

 

After writing to spoox Motorsport, I must say they offered unparralleled service, and I will happily buy there again - big thumps up :-)

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Andy

Good news then. Have to say that my experience of Spoox is similar. They are expensive but their service both before and after sales I have found to be excellent

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lybker

Wishbones are under modification and are 50% done - so som work in progress pictures showing:

 

  • Getting straigthened - taking out the damaged they had upon reviecing them

 

  • Extended 50mm - to accomedate the wider track

 

  • Reinforced - to both protect the extension and to prevent further bending during usage

 

just missing a bit of paint,and they will look like new :-)

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cybernck

Amazing! A kind of project most of 205 owners had daydreams about, I'm sure ;)

 

Rightfully moved to Project subforum now.

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lybker

...Thanks for the praise - allways gives a warm fuzzy feeling :-) :lol:​

 

The wishones are done, lets hope they are though enough to handle any kind of punishment - next step is the fiddle to remove bump steer :-)

 

 

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dcc

I hope you trust your welds! those extensions look - special!

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lybker

haha you might be right, my luck, good looks aint everything then :-)

 

they are chamfered with full burn in and the insert has a large square area than the base material, similar to how I extended my old wishbones with similar comments. They are holding up nicely and are even cast iron, preheated to 150C prior to welding.

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calvinhorse

Dcc, go on a Beemer forum and look how they do it on E36/E30/E46 it's hideous but works

Or those 406 coupe Ferrari replicas, that's an eye opener

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lybker

Nice work!

 

What kind of coolant do you use??

 

Finally recived the coolant i ordered ages ago - for me to be able to post pictures of the bottle :-) I have been using it for a couple of years and seems to work better than regular coolant, but be aware, it is flamable!

 

great stuff, even the sticker is carbon fibre! :-P

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lybker

...well its done! Project is now officially completed, after more than one year in the making.

 

Missing items like adjusting wheel alignment, tirepressure and other small stuff is now fixed. 

 

so last Saturday was the “do or die excersize”, As i had the local airstrip all for myself for a one hour stress test.

starting slow and incrementally pushing it harder...listening for strange noises, vibrations or...smoke :-).

 

and guess what...all works perfectly! Its planted, balanced and no more wheel spin. It even brakes more defined due to the extra wight on the rear axle

 

...wether I will ever dare to cranck boost up again to 1,6 bar is unlikely....safe limit of 0,8 bar is likely the wise choiche to avoid overstressing the old citroen bx 4x4 driveline

 

Nomatter, I am so happy :-)

 

Thanks for keeping up with my project and wish you all a great summer...I will try to spend part of mine on trackdays

 

Accelerating down the airstrip, with the electronic boost control disconnected....

 

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mmt

Great stuff. Well done. It sounds healthy. 

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