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Old 01-17-2004, 10:43 AM
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Ok, first off.. lemme say i love this car.. i said i would never buy one.. but i fell in love with it! haha.. Also, i know nothing about FC's.. im an FD man twice over, and its been a while since ive messed with a rotary period, so im a little rusty.



1. My cars differential is clunking, only when i release the gas while driving, it kind of jerks... i assume its the diff. Is there a fix for this, or do i need a whole new unit? If i need a new unit, what other parts should be fixed while im at it? Should i go with aftermarket or stock? (ie. Kaaz vs. Stock diff)



2. My 5th gear syncro grinds only when i shift quickly into 5th, whats the average cost to fix this? Also, the 2nd gear sync. grinded on me a few times when i would down shift too quickly or slam it into 2nd gear.



3. My cars radiator fan shroud is missing, where can i get one at? whats the average cost? Is there an alternative?



4. The car starts up perfectly, only thing is, it seems as if i have to turn the key over a few times for it to catch, OR i have to jam the clutch all the way down, more than i would imagine for it to catch (im not too sure which one it is yet) Would this be a starter going bad or something else? Whats the fix cost on this aswell?



5. Greddy FMIC for T2, any opinions or comments on it? Im looking at getting an FMIC here in a few days and just wondered if i should go custom (which will run me about 800) or just get a greddy unit. My aim is going to be about a max of 400whp.



6. Wheel specs.. im going to buy some wheels asap aswell, what are the correct offsets for an 18x8F, 18x9R setup? and a 17x8F, 17X9R set up?



i think thats about it for now.. if anyone can help me out with some or all of these questions, id greatly appreciate it... thanks in advance!!
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Originally Posted by Benny' date='Jan 17 2004, 12:43 PM
Ok, first off.. lemme say i love this car.. i said i would never buy one.. but i fell in love with it! haha.. Also, i know nothing about FC's.. im an FD man twice over, and its been a while since ive messed with a rotary period, so im a little rusty.







i think thats about it for now.. if anyone can help me out with some or all of these questions, id greatly appreciate it... thanks in advance!!
1. i have no clue....sorry



2. avg cost is to open the tranny and replace the synchro that is dead, i would replace all while its open though



3. assuming that the S4 and S5 fan shrouds are the same...i have one....i dunno how much to ask...but just gimme an IM ill ask around how much they should be



4. dunno on this one



5. good unit, hard to do FMIC on FC cause no matter what you gotta cut some of the supports and ****....its kinda expensive..i just bought a similar sized one for 250 on ebay.... then i gotta make the piping and get coupplers and t clamps...but both ways will be good



6. i dunno if many people run 18s on FCs...im not a wheel expert
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Old 01-17-2004, 02:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Benny' date='Jan 17 2004, 12:43 PM
1. My cars differential is clunking, only when i release the gas while driving, it kind of jerks... i assume its the diff. Is there a fix for this, or do i need a whole new unit? If i need a new unit, what other parts should be fixed while im at it? Should i go with aftermarket or stock? (ie. Kaaz vs. Stock diff)



2. My 5th gear syncro grinds only when i shift quickly into 5th, whats the average cost to fix this? Also, the 2nd gear sync. grinded on me a few times when i would down shift too quickly or slam it into 2nd gear.



3. My cars radiator fan shroud is missing, where can i get one at? whats the average cost? Is there an alternative?



4. The car starts up perfectly, only thing is, it seems as if i have to turn the key over a few times for it to catch, OR i have to jam the clutch all the way down, more than i would imagine for it to catch (im not too sure which one it is yet) Would this be a starter going bad or something else? Whats the fix cost on this aswell?



5. Greddy FMIC for T2, any opinions or comments on it? Im looking at getting an FMIC here in a few days and just wondered if i should go custom (which will run me about 800) or just get a greddy unit. My aim is going to be about a max of 400whp.



6. Wheel specs.. im going to buy some wheels asap aswell, what are the correct offsets for an 18x8F, 18x9R setup? and a 17x8F, 17X9R set up?



i think thats about it for now.. if anyone can help me out with some or all of these questions, id greatly appreciate it... thanks in advance!!
1) The clunking you hear is not a broken differential but a differential mount, it is located on the top of the nose piece. you will need to replace it, do a search for differential mount.



2) You will have to contact a transmission shop in your area, the reason is that price quotes vary from coast to coast, but figure around $450 to start



3)The shrouds are avaialble all the time on E-bay or you can pick up one from a member, usually fairly reasonable, less than $20 usually.



4)could be the clutch swith out of adjustment, and not getting full contact when the clutch is in, or your ignition switch is wearing out



5)FMIC is personal choice, but the custom may be the way to go, you get the size and efficiency you want.



6) wheels, your on your own, I don;t have good sizes to help you, but I know the guys will chime in and hook you up with some facts
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Old 01-17-2004, 06:45 PM
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i ordered some wheels today hehe.. 18x8.5 all around BBS LM this is th eplace i buy all my wheels from.. they said a +38 offset will do.. i sure hope so.. if not.. im not payin for them when they dont fit!! lol
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Old 01-17-2004, 10:50 PM
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you may have a hard time fitting the 8.5 in the front with that offset on stock fenders, i suggest staying with a 235 tire or smaller. The starter problem might be a bad connection on the starter itself as its exposed to the underside of the car, check the connections there. Where did you order you wheels from? you can PM me that if you want. Its well worth it to buy the FMIC kit cuz the piping is tricky to do if you are keeping the PS and AC, even the greddy kits need some modification to clear the master cylinder on a US car. 8in front and 9in rear is usually the max you can run with about 38 offset unless you want to pull the fenders out, this is with a 235 front tire and 255 rear.
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Old 01-18-2004, 01:57 AM
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Your answer for #1 sounds like bad driveshaft U-joints and not a mount.
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Old 01-18-2004, 02:06 AM
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dammit thecamel stole all my answers.



but yea benny i suffer from #1 as well, frestyle thought my car was breaking down lol.



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Old 01-18-2004, 02:07 AM
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yeah, i think imma go with a 225 tire up front and a 245 out rear. And im starting to hear alot of suspension clunking oh well.. ill get it fixed.. i also fouled out my plugs tonight.... ruined my night.. i had to spend 2 hours on the side of the road changing plugs... The bad thing is.. the only autoparts store, only had 4 trailing plugs available.. so the car will sit over the weekend til i can get the leading plugs ordered
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oh and i got a fan shroud i think in my shed still.



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Old 01-19-2004, 12:21 AM
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you WANT to run all trailing plugs bro, burek9s all around
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