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Quest for improved 4th gen Fbody drivability


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After further testing, I think it's likely that the diff is worn, but not broken, which makes sense for an Auburn unit that has those cone clutches that wear. It seems big shock can overwhelm the LSD, but laying into it, versus a brake torque, seems to lay down twin stripes pretty well.

Assuming this a gopro? Are you using the Skelton back door or water proof one?
 
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Assuming this a gopro? Are you using the Skelton back door or water proof one?
GoPro Hero4 Black shot in 4K SuperView with skeleton battery case cover but enclosed camera case. Check back to see if the vid uploaded in 4K.
 
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Car sounds great Joe, glad to hear the diff is operational.
Getting out to open roads with my pops made me want to circle back to your cruise plan. We had walkies and never got out of our cars.
 

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After further testing, I think it's likely that the diff is worn, but not broken, which makes sense for an Auburn unit that has those cone clutches that wear. It seems big shock can overwhelm the LSD, but laying into it, versus a brake torque, seems to lay down twin stripes pretty well.

Hmmmmm


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No work involved. Took a mental health day to blow off some steam.
 
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Dusted off the orbital polisher and went to town yesterday and today. Car hasn’t been polished since 2015.

This is what I started with:

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I used a finish polish first and it definitely needed more. So went to the Adam’s two-stage polish I had and worked with the paint correction polish and Lake County orange pad. Here’s where I ended:

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Tomorrow, I think I’ll wrap with the light polish and pads (is that necessary?) and then wax.

I also want to polish the wheels though that might have to wait for another weekend. Hopefully not another 5 years.
 

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Very nice. What’s cool about black paint is when you polish it, it looks more black.
 
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I would try the finishing polish and finishing pad and see if it clears up any haze. If not then go to the wax or sealant.
If it does dial in the paint a bit more... Then it's your choice 😬
 
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Good point. There is a little haze. I’ll do that :bigthumb:
 

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If I look at my cars too long my laser eyes burn through their paint... I wish I could make a car look that good.
 
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Still haven’t done the finishing polish, but had to pull the car out and it looks good in daylight. Real test will be at noon on a bright day, a time when I previously hated taking the car out because it would show every micro scratch and swirl.
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Finishing polish is done, and wax. Pretty happy with it. This is the harshest light of the day, and it’s not that bad for 128,000 miles. Need to do the wheels next.
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As a refresher, before:
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After:
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I still need to download the pics from the big camera, but I did a before and after of me sitting in the driver's seat to see how much it drops with me in it. The forums seem to think the F-body lean (driver's side higher than pass side) is to compensate for a driver's weight, so I set up the camera on a tripod and took some pics with me in it and unladen. The uneven ride height has always pissed me off.
 
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Difference in ride height with me in it was negligible. Perhaps with stock springs it would be more noticeable, but with the Stranos I didn't see the front move much at all, it was mostly the rear that did. And looking at pics, I can't really notice that much of a difference. One of those things that I notice but no one else likely does.




 

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