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Author:  A8myFiero [ Sun Aug 19, 2012 7:19 pm ]
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I started this project about a month and a half a go now and it is coming along just fine i am installing a 4.2 ABZ in a 1988 Fiero Gt T top i am going to use a vems ecu from EFI Express . The transmission is a 012 due to it was cheap and available I would have liked a 6 speed 01X or 01E but not in the budget. my goal is to get it running by fall
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Author:  psychorallyfreak [ Sun Aug 19, 2012 7:21 pm ]
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I think I love this project already.

Author:  DE80q [ Sun Aug 19, 2012 7:30 pm ]
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Im glad to see that you have made your mind up on what ecu and trans. Should be interesting to see this come together.

By the way, I like the body kit on the fiero, almost makes me miss mine!

Author:  A8myFiero [ Sun Aug 19, 2012 7:55 pm ]
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I would love to buy V8 Archies Wide body kit maybe next summer . this is it with a chop top
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Author:  DE80q [ Sun Aug 19, 2012 8:00 pm ]
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That is one sick looking fiero.

Author:  Audilard [ Sun Aug 19, 2012 8:07 pm ]
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Awesome project! Keep us posted on this one!!

Author:  Rocco16V [ Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:14 pm ]
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Great project!

Author:  loxxrider [ Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:27 pm ]
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Nice, I always thought the Fiero would have been a cool car *if only it came with a v8!* Good job :)

Author:  MikkiJayne [ Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:39 am ]
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Gonna be fun on a bun :)

Author:  nismo [ Mon Aug 20, 2012 2:40 am ]
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VERY nice. Didn't know longitudinal was a possibility! I wanted one until I found out that there's no good way to do a stick with an LSx in those...but this kind of alleviates that issue!

Eric

Author:  smotheredsteak [ Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:36 am ]
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anyone else notice the photoshopped girl in that picture??

Author:  A8myFiero [ Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:02 am ]
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yup i noticed that to but any ways this is the engine all the way in but just need to go forward 1 inch . i need to trim the trunk lid hinges about a 1/2 an inch and mod a few things on the firewall
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Author:  DE80q [ Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:03 am ]
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smotheredsteak wrote:
anyone else notice the photoshopped girl in that picture??

I did notice it, I just didnt want to say anything :wink:

Author:  savagerocco [ Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:41 pm ]
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That is gonna be some massive angles on those axles.......

Author:  A8myFiero [ Mon Aug 20, 2012 3:25 pm ]
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you can see the angle on the axle its about 10 degrees and it is fine up to 25 degrees. i gathered my info on axle angle from the sand rail guys since they run more axle angle then any one so i trust them on what they say.

Author:  savagerocco [ Mon Aug 20, 2012 3:44 pm ]
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Running on dirt is a little different than on pavement. That being said, I hope it works without a hitch....

Author:  A8myFiero [ Mon Aug 20, 2012 4:00 pm ]
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I guess we will have to see what happens under normal driving conditions due to you can break any thing if you are abusive enough to it no matter how it is lined up

Author:  savagerocco [ Mon Aug 20, 2012 4:18 pm ]
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Everytime I have blown and axle up, it has been with a wheel turned. I think the project is awesome. I had considered an audi turbo 5 in a fiero with a lambo kit on it a long long time ago....

Author:  A8myFiero [ Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:21 am ]
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I can always go to these guy for supper strong CV joints but i will need a bank loan to buy them lol
http://www.rcvperformance.com/

Author:  nismo [ Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:21 pm ]
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Too bad there's no R8 Fiero body kit...would be a great poor man's R8!

Eric

Author:  Rocco16V [ Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:51 pm ]
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I had my OE axels rebuilt by a local guy. he was recommended from other VW guys that would break aftermarket ones easily but his would hold up at ~350hp.
he much preferred doing OE ones "better steel" he also said strength can be as much about consistent clearances, smooth surfaces and balance as material construction, In a bearing torque transfer situation like a CV joint. He also does sand rail axels with extreme angles.
I think you’ll be fine. Might see if you can find a rebuilder and talk to him about angles and he should be able to clearance them if needed.

Author:  A8myFiero [ Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:52 pm ]
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I don't feel that it is a extrema angle but i could be wrong . it is no different than a 5 inch lift in a truck or suv

Author:  A8myFiero [ Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:21 am ]
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well just kinda sitting for now i am waiting for my shift linkage and cables

Author:  A8myFiero [ Fri Aug 24, 2012 2:04 pm ]
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Author:  MikkiJayne [ Fri Aug 24, 2012 2:20 pm ]
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Boxster?

Oh also, looking at your tranny mount there I would be inclined to add another brace to the forward mounting hole too. You'd be surprised how much that drivetrain tries to jump around under power and I can see it cracking the casing using just one mounting hole. Just a suggestion :thumbsup:

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