Project: Slideways z26

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Re: Project: Slideways z26

Postby berettaboi » Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:39 pm

you had WAY too much in that car!


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Re: Project: Slideways z26

Postby Barry » Fri Nov 11, 2011 11:23 pm

Got some work done in the past few days.

Put a RWD subframe in the beretta. HA! not yet, still needs a lot of work until I can bolt it up, but were getting there. First beretta with IRS?
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Had to cut a few things to make room....
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And im gonna cut more to make it fit even better
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I want this thing to be able to be slammed super low but also maintain decent geometry with a normal rideheight for drifting. Thats why I'm keeping this frame as close to the frame as possible.

As for mounting, the front mounts mount right where the stock axle does (within a inch at least), and the rears mount between the frame rails... Easy crossmember will take care of those. SHOCK TOWERS are gonna be a biotchhhh however. Gonna tackle that one once the subframe is mounted. Not looking forward to that one. My trunk is going to look very different.....

Trying to have the subframe mounted this weekend...



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Re: Project: Slideways z26

Postby woody90gtz » Sun Nov 13, 2011 9:15 am

Are you going to have to dump the exhaust out the side again? haha


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Re: Project: Slideways z26

Postby MY91GT(Z) » Sun Nov 13, 2011 9:33 am

yea prolly both sides lol



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Re: Project: Slideways z26

Postby DOHC_tuner » Sun Nov 13, 2011 12:08 pm

This is awesome!

I wasnt going to post yesterdays cupcake meet vids and pics cause it never gets any hits if there are no berettas....but there is alot of drifting so I'll post it just for you :)



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Re: Project: Slideways z26

Postby 3X00-Modified » Sun Nov 13, 2011 2:41 pm

Try again... the twin turbo had IRS... GM beat you to it, and I could own that car if I had 10g's burning a hole in my pocket... LOL



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Re: Project: Slideways z26

Postby Barry » Sun Nov 13, 2011 7:23 pm

Damn GM.

Exhaust will be true dual. Where they will end up I just dont know...



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Re: Project: Slideways z26

Postby Kris GTwhat? » Sun Nov 13, 2011 11:30 pm

Any luck with getting the rear subframe mounted solid to the car?


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Re: Project: Slideways z26

Postby ShaneLT(ShaneZ26) » Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:10 am

Place when you are done do a write up on it. Eventually i would love to do this swap.


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Re: Project: Slideways z26

Postby Barry » Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:52 am

Subframe isn't mounted yet, didn't have any time this weekend to make it happen. I did order aluminum subframe bushings however. I'm looking for some steel to use as a crossmember.


I am not going to make a write up on how to do this, it's too self explanitory. Cut and weld until it fits and make it tough enough to take a beating



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Re: Project: Slideways z26

Postby sp33d1nc0rs1ca » Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:46 pm

dude this idea kicks some serious ass. where in pa do ya drift? i'd love to come up and watch. how much for the lowering springs?


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Re: Project: Slideways z26

Postby Barry » Tue Nov 15, 2011 6:59 am

I drift with clubloose in jersey and drift nirvana in west Virginia. There's also some drifting in new York that I may try to get involved in.

Springs are already sold to a local friend



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Re: Project: Slideways z26

Postby Z26_T » Mon Nov 21, 2011 3:18 pm

Was going to ask if you sold the exhaust but looks like it's still in the car. :)


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Re: Project: Slideways z26

Postby whiteretta » Mon Nov 21, 2011 3:59 pm

This is very, very interesting.

I'd love to see this accomplished, so I wish you the best of luck! (And ingenuity, lol.)


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Re: Project: Slideways z26

Postby Barry » Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:29 pm

Progress has been slow lately. I finished the rear cross member, machined some bushings for the subframe, and thought up an idea for the front mounts.

Unfortunately with the holiday coming up (traveling) I have a lot of crap to get done and wont be able to touch the beretta...




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