So after having problems again with my diff I decided to say "fuck it" this S15 HLSD has been more problems then it has been good. It doesn't lock as hard as I want which will mess up drifts on occasion, that side shaft keeps popping out, and its more than likely holding me back with progressing further with my skill since it's not a proper diff for drifting. So to solve this, I went out and bought a new complete rear subframe, diff, axles, etc from my buddy Rob. I also picked up another stock S13 open diff from another friend Jonny.
So last weekend I made the trip up there and had him get to work. I brought both diffs with me, the subframe and our goal was set. Remove the subframe bushings, add some bracing, and weld both the open diffs.
Immediately upon arrival we set to work...then a few minutes went by and the realization of not having any beer kicked in... So of course we dropped what we started and hauled ass to the nearest beer distributing location to pick up some PBR! Then after cracking open a few we got right back into it and started removing the subframe bushings.
Prior to coming up, I had already taken one of the center sections out of the diffs. This one had the weirdest looking thing inside. Unfortunately I don't have any pics of it in the diff, but I do have pics after it was taken out. I believe it's some sort of wanabe LSD mechanism... There were two metal plates with springs forcing them into the spider gears... How about I just show you some pics.
After we got back I was out of stuff to do, I don't know how to do any fab work really so I left that all to Travis while I took some pics of the progress on his car, drank some more beer, ate some pizza, and listened to his dad tell me all sorts of wonderful stories.
The sil80 is really starting to look like a car that's ready to be driven. Motor is sitting in there with both manifolds on, the turbo, IC piping, etc. He's got his front tubing almost all finished up, still is going to add a couple support bars and needs to be welded up. The suspension is all there and he's even got some wheels on her.
The Square Wheels look way better in person then all the pictures I've seen. So of course I made an attempt to capture some of their beauty.
So we left for the store to buy some gas for the welder...which was closed...so no gas. Luckily his cousins place wasn't far so we ran over there and borrowed his welder.
It was a great trip up there like always, and only a few days later I'm already looking forward to my next visit. Time to figure out what I want to do next.
Until then, check out this awesome GT40 I saw at a local car show the next day.