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    Originally posted by Tripper View Post
    low profile trolley jacks for home use, whats the hotness ?
    I went with one of these:

    https://www.kincrome.com.au/1100kg-slp-garage-jack

    Expensive (400-ish) compared to the cheapies, and heavy enough (45kg) that it stays in the garage 100% of the time, but 68mm at its lowest, actually long enough to get under low cars, lifts quickly, very long handle. Most of the other 'low profile' ones are 100-110mm minimum or have massive ramps up to the handle area that make actually getting them under a car a massive PITA.

    Otherwise Costco had the Arcan 2T ones in stock last time I was there:
    https://www.costco.com.au/Automotive...2000kg/p/49927
    Last edited by andy_wk; 03-10-21, 12:04 PM.

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      Originally posted by Tripper View Post
      low profile trolley jacks for home use, whats the hotness ?

      Richmon jack on eBay. Near enough to a Bluepoint/Snapon jack, at a quarter of the price. Been using one in a professional setting for the last 12 months. Can't fault it.
      Originally posted by brewdles
      In short, some cunt at test and tune had a 250cc honda turning to 11ty and it sounded porn. Do that.

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        Link for abovementioned jack.
        Best quality hydraulic floor jack 2ton low profile high lifting. lift range :Minimum:68mm, Maximum 600MM LIFTING.
        Originally posted by brewdles
        In short, some cunt at test and tune had a 250cc honda turning to 11ty and it sounded porn. Do that.

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          Is using regular sockets on a battery rattle gun a bad idea? Just the Toolpro 3/8" one.

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            Depends on the quality of "regular".
            I've had cheapies split and they can fragment, but I do it regularly.
            Lots of minis & mokes including a G13b powered Sports Sedan, a couple of Swift Gtis, a Goggomobil, Porsche 928S, Polo Gti, BMW 540i, a WRX and a few others.

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              Originally posted by tez View Post
              Is using regular sockets on a battery rattle gun a bad idea? Just the Toolpro 3/8" one.
              Technically yes. In say 95+% of cases it's perfectly fine IMO. If you're really getting into some thing heavy duty like a crank bolt then yeah best to use a proper impact socket. Maybe wheel nuts too as that's something you might do a lot.

              I wouldn't worryand use regular ones all the time as a home DIYer

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                I have been pounding away at my old supatool sockets with a Makita 1/2” impact wrench driving M12x200 coach screws in to old railway sleepers. Held up fine so far! Only because I don’t have a spade but to open up the counterbores any bigger…

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                  Originally posted by tez View Post
                  Is using regular sockets on a battery rattle gun a bad idea? Just the Toolpro 3/8" one.
                  Should be fine with a six point being driven by a 33/8". The reason they don't recommend normal sockets is the chrome plating comes off in high speed splinters
                  "Keep lowering your standards until you achieve a goal" - Mike Finnegan

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                    Thanks gents, I only have the regular 12 point sockets and 1/2" impact sockets. Might be better to get a 1/2" to 3/8" adapter for the sake of a tenner.

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                      Anyone know what sort of coating this is? More importantly anyone know how crap it will be to weld?

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                      Seems that the only ones which come in the combo im after (bleed valve on filler neck, 2.5L etc) have the coating.
                      Chris
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                        looks like photoshop to me
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                          Originally posted by schnitzelburger View Post
                          looks like photoshop to me
                          The sides do, but the top looks like it might be coated.
                          Chris
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                            that's all photoshopped, they just did a very slightly less crap job of the top than the sides.
                            GT-P
                            Bandsenkowagon

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                              Ok, never done anything with mix and match housings before, only whole units.

                              If i have a T3 .63 exhaust turbine housing with internal wastegate such as this: https://www.cartel-aus.com/product/k...xr6t-f6-gt35r/ could one reasonably expect to be able to swap a .63 3071 core into it, such as this: https://www.pulsarturbo.com.au/produ...37219618554006
                              Chris
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                              The MX5 Noujet (its up market) | The Hilux Complete Nugget
                              I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself. - D.H.Lawrence

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                                Originally posted by takai View Post
                                Ok, never done anything with mix and match housings before, only whole units.

                                If i have a T3 .63 exhaust turbine housing with internal wastegate such as this: https://www.cartel-aus.com/product/k...xr6t-f6-gt35r/ could one reasonably expect to be able to swap a .63 3071 core into it, such as this: https://www.pulsarturbo.com.au/produ...37219618554006
                                You need a 35R turbine to go in that housing, Pulsar do them as CHRAs too. Or a GT30 turbine housing to go with that CHRA.

                                I have an original cast compressor GT3582 which I will start my home tuning with on the rx7, intending to buy the Pulsar swap in rotating assembly/core which should give around 10% more power and slightly better response and then step up to their G42 compact.

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