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#1059222 - 09/25/18 07:50 PM Re: The SickSpeedMonte [Re: SickSpeedMonte]  
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Don't worry Crusher, you still have ~150 cubes and boost on me! wink

#1059226 - 09/26/18 04:03 PM Re: The SickSpeedMonte [Re: SickSpeedMonte]  
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Originally Posted by SickSpeedMonte
Don't worry Crusher, you still have ~150 cubes and boost on me! wink

And now coil overs all around. Just living the dream.....lol Finally got the ride quality I've been chasing for years.
I still haven't got the car back on the dyno for a final tune. Maybe in a month or so when the weather cools down a bit. I may also install Meth as I do not have an intercooler.


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#1059235 - 09/27/18 02:53 PM Re: The SickSpeedMonte [Re: SickSpeedMonte]  
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Did we ever get the details on which coil over kit you went with?

You know, so we can mock your choice... laugh


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#1059237 - 09/27/18 03:32 PM Re: The SickSpeedMonte [Re: SSLance]  
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Originally Posted by SSLance
Did we ever get the details on which coil over kit you went with?

You know, so we can mock your choice... laugh

I would expect nothing less and would be somewhat disappointed if I weren't second guessed.
Umi upper and lower front and rear control arms. Rear adjustable uppers with roto joints, nonadjustable lowers with roto joints. Double adjustable Viking coil overs. 450 lb. front springs, 150lb rear springs.


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#1059238 - 09/27/18 03:49 PM Re: The SickSpeedMonte [Re: SickSpeedMonte]  
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#1059239 - 09/27/18 05:06 PM Re: The SickSpeedMonte [Re: Crusher]  
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Originally Posted by Crusher

I would expect nothing less and would be somewhat disappointed if I weren't second guessed.
Umi upper and lower front and rear control arms. Rear adjustable uppers with roto joints, nonadjustable lowers with roto joints. Double adjustable Viking coil overs. 450 lb. front springs, 150lb rear springs.


UMI Corner Max kit or just their basic setup? Either way you done alright and I can't knock that setup at all.

I bet it rides Cadillac smooth with them 450s up front...


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#1059240 - 09/27/18 05:48 PM Re: The SickSpeedMonte [Re: SickSpeedMonte]  
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Just basic kit. All I wanted was a smooth ride. Not interested in any sort of aggressive driving, drag racing or autocross.


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#1059244 - 09/28/18 03:41 AM Re: The SickSpeedMonte [Re: SickSpeedMonte]  
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Make sure the three of you, Lance, Kevin and Frank get together in Scottsdale, that will make for an, interesting, day.
Bob

#1059246 - 09/28/18 01:23 PM Re: The SickSpeedMonte [Re: mmc427ss]  
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Originally Posted by mmc427ss
Make sure the three of you, Lance, Kevin and Frank get together in Scottsdale, that will make for an, interesting, day.
Bob

Lance...once you spot me you'll see Frank at least 10 feet behind me. I don't let him walk with me. He's not good for my reputation.


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#1060945 - 02/28/19 08:50 PM Re: The SickSpeedMonte [Re: SickSpeedMonte]  
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In this post:

http://www.montecarloss.com/community/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=1059157#Post1059157

I mentioned that I wanted to open up the wall between the big side and the smaller side with the overhead door.

We moved in two weeks ago and I got out there last weekend and started pulling down the interior wall panels. It turns out that there was a bit of a misunderstanding when the contractor told me that they just framed over the sliding door. The sliding door is gone, and worse yet, there is a load-bearing "post" running through the middle of the wall. I use the term "post" lightly... which I'll explain.

The pole barn is constructed in the traditional sense. Posts set into the ground and trusses up top. The garage does not have trusses. It has a short 2X12 fastened to the last truss of the barn and a ridge beam sitting on that. Then it has a beam directly beneath that in the ceiling that the ceiling joists run to. The roof joists have no collar ties, and the ceiling joists nail to the ceiling beam with joist hangars... so there's not much to prevent the walls from bowing out with a good roof load. The ceiling beam is sitting on the load bearing "post" in the divider wall and who knows what on the opposite wall. The "post" is not continuous. It is two 2x6's in the middle of a stud bay, one of which is broken at the fire break in that stud bay, and the other is broken by every girt. Furthermore, there's no reason to believe the truss supporting the ridge beam was engineered for the ridge beam load. There are two additional 6x6's in the divider wall, which from the best I can tell, were used to support the sliding doors. There is another sliding door on the other end of the barn, so I could verify this.

I was going to post pictures here, but the album won't let me upload them. It says the server is too busy. They are here: https://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=415611 but you might need to be a member.

So now I'm trying to decide between two options. I could use those door posts and add a header beam to support the garage roof, having the opening between the door posts. Or I could replace the center "post" with a properly constructed and supported post, and remove one of the door posts to make room for the opening. This would require cutting a hole in the floor pad and pouring a new footer for the post. The ground is very wet and a hole will fill in with water in a few hours, so I think that's out... As for using a header, the door posts are on the inside of the truss and the ridge beam is on the outside, so that offset will pose a challenge. Even if I forget about the opening there, I still have to figure out how to support that roof before we get a major snow. I don't think keeping the opening is really complicating anything.

So the plan is to pull down some more wall panels and see what I'm working with. I might have to call in an engineer to run the numbers on the truss and see what I can do to fix this. One poster over on garage journal suggested turning the ridge beam and the ceiling beam into a truss with some diagonal bracing, which would alleviate the potential bowing problem on the front and rear walls. I would still have to support it properly though.

#1060991 - 03/05/19 04:48 PM Re: The SickSpeedMonte [Re: SickSpeedMonte]  
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Can't help you with the problem but I enjoy Garage Journal and use it regularly for ideas.


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