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it is a work in progress, and the bloke hasnt had a chance to explain what he has done so far...

but as clint said, we didnt think it would work to well
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anymore pics? enigne built or stock?
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Gene FJ20DEBT wrote:anymore pics? enigne built or stock?
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Goto www.Gemswa.com under members rides in Mad4Ltr Wagon...

or http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.c ... mId=191404
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that's a Lexus quad cam right?

Would that fit in the engine bay with out massaging the fire wall, i mean a non turbo version!
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Turbocoupe75 wrote:that's a Lexus quad cam right?

Would that fit in the engine bay with out massaging the fire wall, i mean a non turbo version!
yeah i reccon it would. there not that big
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Post by macca_loto »

We got one, not in a gem though. they have a tighter V than a gen3 but are still fairly bulky in the front for all the quad cam s*#t like sensors and the belt and stuff like that. They go hard as a mofo though! Can you spell 1UFZE edit tune!

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yes.
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I'd avoid the strut tower altogether, you don't need it.

I think this is what Gene meant, but what I'd do is replace the bump stopper disc on the lower control arm, with a little fabricated plate of metal that the bottom end of a coilover can bolt to, then, with two metal tubes on either side, slot the upper end of the coilover straight onto the upper control arm main bolt. Easy as.

If you could get a coilover compact enough, with a shock absorber on it, you could do away with the Gem shocks altogether, leaving your strut towers free for the flux capacitors you've always wanted.

That's my plan on the TX anyway, if the Kingsprings ever underwhelm me (hasn't happened yet).
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"leaving your strut towers free for the flux capacitors you've always wanted"

LOL almost fell off my chair...

But that is a VERY good point tho... could chop the towers out completely and jus have wheel tubs and would open up a few more choices for engine conversions..
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archangel62 wrote:I'd avoid the strut tower altogether, you don't need it.

I think this is what Gene meant, but what I'd do is replace the bump stopper disc on the lower control arm, with a little fabricated plate of metal that the bottom end of a coilover can bolt to, then, with two metal tubes on either side, slot the upper end of the coilover straight onto the upper control arm main bolt. Easy as.

If you could get a coilover compact enough, with a shock absorber on it, you could do away with the Gem shocks altogether, leaving your strut towers free for the flux capacitors you've always wanted.

That's my plan on the TX anyway, if the Kingsprings ever underwhelm me (hasn't happened yet).
or cut and reweld the shock towers waaay back, ready for your gen 3 conversion 8)
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cut shock towers. run tube chassis.
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F|sh wrote:cut shock towers. run tube chassis.
eaxactly.. all that work why not... the guy obviously has the skils required
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Good point...
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