RONINS8: Project Luxobarge

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Re: RONINS8: Project Luxobarge

Postby themagellan » Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:22 pm

Carbon fiber looks amazing - enjoyed your video and introduction, a lot of it resonated with the same reasons I care about the platform/cars at all - even the watching brake repairs growing up haha. One of the first 5 cylinders I heard looked identical (ok - maybe that one had a bit more rust) to that red 4k. It was nostalgic thinking about that car and it was impossible to get it stuck in anything we put it in snow wise, axles rebuilds get old quick haha - keep up the great content and cars. :beer:
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Re: RONINS8: Project Luxobarge

Postby alxdgr8 » Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:34 am

Part 1 video is up!

-Alex-
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1992 Porsche 968 (07K transplant in progress)
1983 Aud UrQ (MC1, GT2871R, IIc)
1985 Audi 4kq
2003 Audi S8 (Avus/Oxblood; DD; 6MT swap)
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Re: RONINS8: Project Luxobarge

Postby Aktapod » Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:17 am

Amazing documentation and information, man!! :hail: This would have been instrumental when I did my swap, and I'm kind of ashamed I didn't take the time to do something similar with mine, but I'm glad you've put it all together so concisely.

If you don't mind me hijacking real quick, I'll drop in my experience for anyone perusing this in the future: For the cheap bastards like myself trying to see how to make this more feasible on a hooptie budget, there are a couple of areas I saw (which Alex already touched on):

- Just a 6-speed bin flash on the ECU is like $150 from EFI Express. It'd be nice to have all the extraneous bits coded out like this one, but it works. You might even be able to look into flashing it yourself with the documentation available on Nefmoto, but I haven't ventured that far myself. Semi-related side note: you won't be able to recode your ABS module if your steering angle sensor has a fault.

- Clutch master-slave line: I ended up just making a line with 3/16" NiCu line, some flaring tools, and flares nuts (sorry I can't recall the exact details)

- For a short-wheelbase, you can use a junkyard A8L driveshaft on your swap, provided your clutch/flywheel setup doesn't use the 11mm transmission spacer for a dual mass flywheel. The difficulty is that the carrier bearing ends up in free space, since the wrong half is extended. However, I discovered you can flip the driveshaft backwards and there exists a flat boss centered on the driveshaft with tapped holes that almost line up. I chopped off the piece of the shield that originally used this boss, and elongated the carrier bearing holes to bolt it up. (You can see the original mount at the bottom of the first pic).

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Okay, hijack over. Keep up the good work, man! I'm looking forward to see the rest of the videos. :guns:
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Re: RONINS8: Project Luxobarge

Postby alxdgr8 » Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:04 am

Thanks for the extra info! Yep can confirm the A8L shaft works too. My buddy Howard who also is in Seattle and performed the swap in pretty much the same time frame as me (featured in a later video) did exactly what you did and it worked great for him. He used the same clutch/flywheel as I did so no spacer used with his setup.
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Odd Cylinders YouTube Page
1992 Porsche 968 (07K transplant in progress)
1983 Aud UrQ (MC1, GT2871R, IIc)
1985 Audi 4kq
2003 Audi S8 (Avus/Oxblood; DD; 6MT swap)
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Re: RONINS8: Project Luxobarge

Postby alxdgr8 » Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:05 pm

Part 2!

-Alex-
@vexartmedia @odd.cylinders @5cylinder_porsche
Odd Cylinders YouTube Page
1992 Porsche 968 (07K transplant in progress)
1983 Aud UrQ (MC1, GT2871R, IIc)
1985 Audi 4kq
2003 Audi S8 (Avus/Oxblood; DD; 6MT swap)
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Re: RONINS8: Project Luxobarge

Postby alxdgr8 » Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:05 pm

Part 3!
-Alex-
@vexartmedia @odd.cylinders @5cylinder_porsche
Odd Cylinders YouTube Page
1992 Porsche 968 (07K transplant in progress)
1983 Aud UrQ (MC1, GT2871R, IIc)
1985 Audi 4kq
2003 Audi S8 (Avus/Oxblood; DD; 6MT swap)
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Re: RONINS8: Project Luxobarge

Postby alxdgr8 » Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:46 pm

Part 4
-Alex-
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Odd Cylinders YouTube Page
1992 Porsche 968 (07K transplant in progress)
1983 Aud UrQ (MC1, GT2871R, IIc)
1985 Audi 4kq
2003 Audi S8 (Avus/Oxblood; DD; 6MT swap)
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Re: RONINS8: Project Luxobarge

Postby alxdgr8 » Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:35 pm

Part 5
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Odd Cylinders YouTube Page
1992 Porsche 968 (07K transplant in progress)
1983 Aud UrQ (MC1, GT2871R, IIc)
1985 Audi 4kq
2003 Audi S8 (Avus/Oxblood; DD; 6MT swap)
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