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#2409491 - 11/27/17 12:59 AM Re: MuuMuu's 68 Dart... It's a Learning Process... [Re: MuuMuu101]
MuuMuu101 Offline
I got lucky at Woodward!

Registered: 12/12/10
Posts: 12225
Loc: Covina, Ca
Well, it's been a couple weeks since I got the car back and I've driven (babied) it about 100 miles or so and so far no problems. Everything seems to be going smoothly.

I'm finishing another quarter of school in about 2 weeks so after that I'll be able to work on the car some as I won't start again until the New Year. I'm also taking the last week of the year off so there's some more time there.

I still have a drone problem that I need to tackle, just so the car is more bearable on the freeway and longer trips. I'm going to try repositioning or denting my headers as the headers still interfere with my PS box. If not, I'm going to probably have to put some small resonators at the tailpipe as there's no other room.

I also want to see how large of a tire I can fit out back now that I have my springs relocated in. So, I'm going to try throwing the front wheels (18x9, +32 mm, 255/40/18) on the back (18x9, +22 mm, 255/40/18) and see if I can go to a wider tire if I order a new set of back wheels. I'd rather not order a whole new set of wheels. I'm pretty sure a 265/35/18 should fit no problem (although it will be short), but I'd like a 275/35/18.

As for that, I went on a lovely ride today with the gf around the lake. Once I got home, my gf decided she wanted a photo session with the car. I think this is one of the first times that someone has taken a picture with me and the car as I'm usually the one behind the camera lens.


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#2409935 - 11/27/17 10:12 PM Re: MuuMuu's 68 Dart... It's a Learning Process... [Re: MuuMuu101]
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I got lucky at Woodward!

Registered: 12/12/10
Posts: 12225
Loc: Covina, Ca
Well, I just found out that if I wanted to get a pair of the fronts to try on the rear, I missed my shot. My wheels are being discontinued.
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#2410063 - 11/28/17 09:21 AM Re: MuuMuu's 68 Dart... It's a Learning Process... [Re: MuuMuu101]
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mopar

Registered: 01/05/07
Posts: 421
Loc: Chicago
Rams or Chargers?
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#2410498 - 11/28/17 10:47 PM Re: MuuMuu's 68 Dart... It's a Learning Process... [Re: rocksmopar]
MuuMuu101 Offline
I got lucky at Woodward!

Registered: 12/12/10
Posts: 12225
Loc: Covina, Ca
Originally Posted By rocksmopar
Rams or Chargers?


Definitely a Rams guy. I never was much of a Chargers guy.
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#2416194 - 12/10/17 11:43 AM Re: MuuMuu's 68 Dart... It's a Learning Process... [Re: MuuMuu101]
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I Live Here

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Loc: Mesa, Arizona
Lookin good up

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#2417167 - 12/11/17 11:55 PM Re: MuuMuu's 68 Dart... It's a Learning Process... [Re: MuuMuu101]
MuuMuu101 Offline
I got lucky at Woodward!

Registered: 12/12/10
Posts: 12225
Loc: Covina, Ca
Swapped the front (18x9, 255/40/18, +32mm) and rear (18x9, 255/40/18, +17mm - after +5mm spacer) wheels off the Dart this past weekend. I measured under my car and with new wheels I have room for wider tires... Yay! boogie I don't know when I'll be able to afford them... Boo! down

I was also looking under my car, but once I get my motor mounts fixed I think I could install resonators before my mufflers if I needed too.


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#2422345 - 12/22/17 01:11 PM Re: MuuMuu's 68 Dart... It's a Learning Process... [Re: MuuMuu101]
MuuMuu101 Offline
I got lucky at Woodward!

Registered: 12/12/10
Posts: 12225
Loc: Covina, Ca
I made spacers yesterday that slid underneath my driver's side motor mount and installed the spacers and went for a 25 mile cruise today. Overall, I think the biggest improvement is that it seems like there are less vibrations in the car and because of that it seems like the overall volume inside the cab has gone down and that there's a little less drone; however, the drone is still there. It was also hard to judge as it took awhile for the engine to warm up (it was about 50F today). Most of the ride I was under 180F water temp but I did notice that the hotter the engine got, the more the car droned. I think the next step will be resonators before the mufflers.

1st Picture: Pre-spacers (left-most tube).
2nd Picture: Post-spacers.


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#2422731 - 12/23/17 03:06 PM Re: MuuMuu's 68 Dart... It's a Learning Process... [Re: MuuMuu101]
crlush Offline
super stock

Registered: 04/11/05
Posts: 1197
Loc: Michigan
Originally Posted By MuuMuu101
Originally Posted By mopar4don
Pics of the wrench would be interesting


Ask and you shall receive.


I have a wrench in my toolbox that looks just like that one, I welded mine about 25 years ago.

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#2479723 - 04/08/18 10:13 PM Re: MuuMuu's 68 Dart... It's a Learning Process... [Re: MuuMuu101]
MuuMuu101 Offline
I got lucky at Woodward!

Registered: 12/12/10
Posts: 12225
Loc: Covina, Ca
Alright, so I went to an exhaust shop Friday and had them install some Helmholtz resonators. I had to do the math for them, but I came out to needing about a 25" long resonator. The muffler shop I went to was great. Really cool mom and pop place. Overall, the car is a little quieter, sounds a little different, and part of the drone has gone away, but not completely. Aside from exhaust tips, I think I am going to stop messing with the exhaust. Let's face it, I'm throwing 500+ hp through a tiny tube. I'll just cruise at 60 mph instead of 70 mph. I'll save gas anyway.


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