Haha. The only way a Graz makes sense for me, is if I picked up the V10 it is supposed to be hooked to. Lol. If I keep the 1UZ, then I can reuse everything I already have except for the shifter if I go with a Porsche Turbo box. I have a G50 right now that should be fresh rebuilt. But, it will not hold up to the power I want. So, unless I downgrade my hp goals, I need a new trans in any situation.My head is now spinning trying to crunch all the 'total cost' estimates /assumptions represented by the various available engine/tranny combos mentioned above in the attempt to come up with a clear cut winner!
Having tried that, I remain convinced that, from a total $$$ standpoint (not to mention the advantage of not having to address a possible trainload of 'unknown variables' and Murphy's Law-generated 'pitfalls' that could spring from same...as well as the extra time that will likely be spent dealing with each/all of them), the Graz is the simplest, easiest, least 'complicated', potentially least 'consequential'...and most cost effective way to go overall.
Buuut, hey...admittedly, I'm not the brightest bulb on the Christmas Tree...so... :sad:
I havn't talked to Mendeola for quite a few years. Last time I did though, they didn't make anything that would hold that kind of power. Worth checking again, but $20-30,000 transaxles will put this idea out of budget.I would get the Mendeola sequential over a graz. Easy to rebuild. Way more gearing options. And the dudes support the component car market.
Yup! It is $12,000, but, it comes with a harness. Lol. If the tiptronic could be used, it also comes with trans harness and the ability to change it's programming also.Brilliant!
Following along with popcorn in hand....
Does Speedriven make stand alone ECMs for Mercs V12s that are no longer in Merc chassis?
Scott = bad influence. Scott = bad influence.
You've heard of "career students", right...the people who, for all intents and purposes, choose to spend most of their lives in school/college instead of 'calling it a day' and moving on?...So, headlight design number 5-6 might be coming soon...
Well, that's also true to some extent. However, the degree of validity inherent in that claim is dependent upon the amount of time that passes between the completion of the last mod and the actual sale of the vehicle...."a vehicle is never truely done, it just gets sold!"
That Tilton is also $6700! His all in is $2300, and that accounts for $1100 for a custom made flywheel. We also had a very good discussion about carbon disks, and how they eat the frictions down, and need to be replaced with disks. His proprietary disk material, he claims, will not wear the frictions down at all and engagement is better. Was told by him to account for 300lbs per disk it will safely hold.Is 1500HP at the wheels enough clutch?
Tilton Triple Carbon Porsche 996TT Street/Race Clutch
You'll shoot your eye out kid.....................
Yup. In finish it will have some type of undercoating applied to the wheel well. The rear section that slopes up behind the tire, will get clear bra applied. Same with the area behind the front tires.Have you pondered spraying on a coat of Line-X or equivalent to 'cushion' rock hits a bit?