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Possibilities Yes! Absolutely you can have this done. The quality of work may vary depending on the level of experience of the shop you commission to do the work but you could end up with something like this, if you want. I would not remove the entire exhaust and take it to a shop. How are they going to know where the exhaust should run without having ...


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A "Z" frame refers to a modification done to what would otherwise be a straight framed vehicle. Here is an image of two frames (done via 3D printing) of what the difference would be: the idea is to take the straight frame (top) and make the zig-zag in it. This in effect, lowers the body closer to the road without having to drastically alter the suspension. ...


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I would not advise running with open headers or decatted exhausts. NOx and CO emissions are not a nice thing to breathe in. Plus the stench will make for an uncomfortable driving experience.


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A 'Blower' is another name for a supercharger, particularly 'Roots' type superchargers that use long figure-of-8 shaped vanes to force or 'blow' air into the engine. The only 'specific requirements' are that the engine internals are strong enough to cope with the extra power and the fuel system can provide enough fuel to match the extra air from the blower. ...


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Chopped and channeled refers to two different things, but are usually done together to create a specific look usually utilized by hot rodders. Here is a decent attempt at a Photoshop "chop job" (pun intended), but it is a pretty good representation of a before and after of what it would look like: In this image you can see the top is lowered. The basic ...


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Bobbers have particular characteristics and styling that define them as a bobber. Very stripped down for weight reduction to increase in power to weight ratio Removal of the front and rear fender Removal of passenger related equipment (seat, passenger footpegs) Frequently a hard tail with the rear suspension removed and replaced with hard struts A shortened ...


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A bobber is simply a stripped down motorcycle. The name comes from the term "bob-job". Which was something done in the early days of racing to reduce weight. Bobbers are normally american motorcycles, but it can be done to any brand. The advantages are less weight. But these days a motorcycle's aero is too important to ignore since it impact performance and ...


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They are typically called a Cafe Racer. You don't usually buy these. You make them. I mean, I'm sure you can find indie shops which will make you one, but they are usually a modified version of regular street bikes. I'm sure you can also find ones which can be bought from individuals who've made them. You aren't going to go down to your Yamaha dealer or ...


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The 3.3(?) from the Nissan wouldn't fit, it's mounted longitudinal, where as the Toyota engine is transverse. You'd have to either lengthen the front clip or find a way to mount the Nissan engine to the Toyota transmission. Not including other mounting and electrical issues. In short it'd be cheaper to buy a used Toyota engine assuming it's either a 3.0 or ...


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You will need to make several changes to the frame Currently your rear subframe is bossed and strengthened considerably as all of the absorbed energy from road undulations is transferred from your swingarm to the rear subframe, underneath your seat and tail section. With a cantilever swingarm you will need a rear single shock mount point. You would need ...


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It depends how much money you want to spend on your truck and how reliable it should be on/ off road. If your body is heavy, you will need a better suspension. Plastic would be cheaper than aluminum of course, but aluminum would be more reliable. However, you can use wood, carbon, aluminum, plastic, and steel. But steal is very expensive and heavy. Do not ...


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I do not see anything that I would call a "scratch". A scratch would be into the piston ( below the surface ) so should not hurt an iron , steel , or even an aluminum cylinder wall. However , I see a relatively large amount of gas porosity on the surface from hydrogen gas dissolved into the liquid aluminum . This implies more gas porosity so I would be ...


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TL;DR It's not possible to prepare a Virago 535 so that both short and tall riders can ride it comfortably. Full answer After investigating a lot into this issue, and even after trying a few other motorcycles, I concluded that it's not possible to prepare the small Virago so that both me and my wife can ride it comfortably. The size and ergonomics of the ...


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I personally wouldn't drive around for very long without an exhaust. In the UK, we have a number of exhaust fabrication specialists who are able to build exhaust on the car for you. Typically these utilize stainless steel and come with a lifetime warranty. As an alternative, Bosul exhausts do manufacture a replacement system for your vehicle but it might ...


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I'll start with the bad news - if it's the CD100 model without electric start then it's a no-go unless you replace the engine (I'm inferring this from your statement "customize my old bike with a self start"). You won't be able to retro fit a starter to it as the cases and internals will not be configured for one. However, if the engine does have electric ...


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From Wikipedia: A chopper is a type of custom motorcycle which emerged in the United States in the mid-1960s. The chopper is perhaps the most extreme of all custom styles, often using radically modified steering angles and lengthened forks for a stretched-out appearance. They can be built from an original motorcycle which is modified ("chopped") or built ...


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To see a real car that has been 'chopped' and 'channeled', check out my custom car: http://lilmerc.co.uk As stated in the answer above, the 30s/40s/50s/60s cars are usually the best candidates as they have a separate chassis and body - after this period (and in modern cars) the chassis and body are merged together (this is referred to as a monocoque). The ...


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It is where part of the floor of the body shell is cut (chopped) and the slid over the chassis. So normally the whole body would sit on top of the chassis, it now fits around so the sides over lap the chassis rails. The floor is then modified to fit. The purpose is to make the vehicle lower without affecting ground clearance.


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As far as I know, there are two main groups of speedometer cables... Mechanical Electronic The mechanical cable connects to a geared output of the transmission which then drives a mechanical speedometer. The length of cable as well as the connectors themselves will vary with make and model of vehicle. The electronic cable connects to an electronic speed ...


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Electronic speedometers typically pickup a signal from an electromagnetic pickup which takes a signal from a magnet attached to the output of the final drive. It is possible to adapt certain gearboxes which provide a cable drive to use this type of pickup such as this or you could fit ABS rings and take a feed from the wheel speed sensor. Effectively, all ...


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Note: Since you didn't put the model of your Camaro, I'm talking specifically to the V8 version, whether an LS3 or L99 version. What I'm stating will apply to the V6 version as well, but without as much gain as with the V8 (obviously). Depending on what you consider a "new exhaust system". If you are looking for a typical "cat back" system, you can get by ...


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The walls of box bodies are now commonly built out of GRP which is glass reinforced plastic bonded to structural plyboard. It has a very good strength to weight ratio with the benefit of being able to screw things to it on the inside such as lights, racks shelves etc. You can also get extruded or moulded corners for it so you don't have to worry about trying ...


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The easiest method I found to “make” or replace a “weird” cable was to go to a commercial vehicle tachgraph specialist who had a variety of “end” molds and a very wide range of fittings as they often made intermediate gearboxes that fitted between the speedo and gearbox drive - usually necessary as tyre sizes were changed when the weighted capacity was ...


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It is possible to check a few things with relative ease before taking it to the dyno: ensure air-tightness of the intake path Confirm there are no paths for intake air to escape through. Crank the cylinder to top-dead center (TDC) and introduce pressurized air into the intake. It should be able to sustain pressure for a few minutes if it is air-tight. ...


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Most aftermarket wheels are available in a custom PCD (lug configuration as you call it) as they are drilled to order to save having loads of stock. Just ring and speak to some of the popular wheel brands and ask them if they will machine and supply a set in your desired PCD. Another possibility is getting a used set re-dilled/machined to your PCD, ...


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It is generally legal and accepted in the US. The police typically know makes and models of vehicles in spite of emblems displayed.


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The only stuff on a car that you are not allowed to remove are safety decals such as CNG or electric/hybrid badges. The car must be clearly marked for rescue and service personnel. Don't want to accidentally kill any firefighters after an accident. (This used to be a big problem because hybrids have high voltage) Other than that any signage can be changed ...


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Long story short, yes and no. Yes: you will need custom engine mounts and most likely a custom ECU/BCM, assuming the entire powertrain even physically fits. It's not just the engine, you'll need the transmission too as it is unlikely that the Toyota transmission currently in the Highlander could be mated to a Nissan engine. And since the transmission is ...


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You could easily commission someone to make a "tube" to replace your exhaust, baring in mind if you replace the whole thing you will need to take various things into consideration such as exhaust hangers, flexi-pipe to handle engine flex (when the engine moves it will pull the exhaust away), etc Ignore what Zaid said about decatted exhausts, If you make an ...


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