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Old 01-10-2017, 12:27 PM   #69316
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When you say structural integrity of a fruit rollup, do you mean it was very flexible? Because that's how the oem ones are. They flex tremendously and never shatter. I've ripped mine off multiple times, run it over multiple times, front impact into a car, off a track and it's fine aside from some rash and scuffs. Ive broken a bunch of the clips though.


It was flexible, but it was kind of brittle, so when it would flex it would form tiny hair line cracks

Edit I didn't know the oem ones were super flexible either

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Old 01-10-2017, 07:00 PM   #69317
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Does anyone here do aluminum welding?
What does it mean if some welds there is allot of cleaning action
the frost is pretty fanned out, but on other welds it's pretty tight to the bead.

I have no balance control on this machine.
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Old 01-10-2017, 10:16 PM   #69318
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What are you welding?
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Old 01-10-2017, 11:43 PM   #69319
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Does anyone here do aluminum welding?
What does it mean if some welds there is allot of cleaning action
the frost is pretty fanned out, but on other welds it's pretty tight to the bead.

I have no balance control on this machine.
Give this a read...https://www.millerwelds.com/resource...welding-issues
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Old 01-12-2017, 11:17 AM   #69320
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Having trouble finding good info on this.. What's a fair price for an m30b35? I want to swap an m30 into my car so I can build the m20 that's currently in my car.
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Old 01-13-2017, 01:40 AM   #69321
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Does anyone here do aluminum welding?
What does it mean if some welds there is allot of cleaning action
the frost is pretty fanned out, but on other welds it's pretty tight to the bead.

I have no balance control on this machine.
Cleaning action refers to the positive wave of the AC cycle. The negative wave welds, whereas the positive wave, when the polarity is reversed, it heats up the tungsten more so than the aluminum, which has the effect of "cleaning" the tenacious oxide coating. The problem you're probably facing is arc length, not the cleaning duration. Keep the arc close, and clean the metal thoroughly prior to welding (a stainless steel brush will do to scratch it off).
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Old 01-13-2017, 01:44 AM   #69322
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Question to anyone who has IE posi-lock plates... is this really how big they are meant to be? I just cut out the slot and weld? And they should be perpendicular to the subframe bushing housing (not parallel to the RTA tab?

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Old 01-13-2017, 01:45 AM   #69323
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Dockweiler Meet this Saturday!

Check out the other thread for details. Come have some fun and make the party!
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Old 01-13-2017, 06:41 AM   #69324
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Dockweiler Meet this Saturday!



Check out the other thread for details. Come have some fun and make the party!


I might be able to make it out later in the afternoon. What's the weather supposed to be like?
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Old 01-13-2017, 01:17 PM   #69325
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It's going to be nice out!

Got my new welder today. So. Excited.


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Old 01-13-2017, 04:02 PM   #69326
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Hey dude. Yes, they are a PILE OF SHIT. I'm sorry that I got them.
They are meant for like a e28 or some other car but IE thought it was ok to sell them for e30s. Sell them. Get the shorter smooth ones.


You can't even get half the adjustment they are so long.
Totally stupid.

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Question to anyone who has IE posi-lock plates... is this really how big they are meant to be? I just cut out the slot and weld? And they should be perpendicular to the subframe bushing housing (not parallel to the RTA tab?

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Old 01-13-2017, 04:18 PM   #69327
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Hell yeah on that welder. It's so nice to make anything you want.
Don't have the tool u need? make it.


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Old 01-13-2017, 05:27 PM   #69328
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I have posi lock adjusters as well, not sure if they're IE, but they work fine.

That welder looks lovely. Congrats!
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Old 01-13-2017, 10:31 PM   #69329
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Charlie, you have a pic of the subframe before you installed it?
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Old 01-13-2017, 11:06 PM   #69330
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Heres the pics I took a while ago after JMP saved my car



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