Originally Posted by hybrid gti 2
interesting thoughts from DS1
Indeed, and based on my measurements, Dylan is, as usual, dead on. The design is being revised somewhat to tie into the bell housing bolts on the passenger side of the trans. Though I think he was not clear on how it attaches to the case in his last post... The plate itself will remain basically unchanged and will reamain secured to the case using the case bolts themselves. The diff brace on the driver's side won't really need to be improved upon... That design is pretty much right where it needs to be
I have however dropped any hope in a center diff housing reinforcement... didn't really get much good measurable expansion back there, so I will focus mostly on the forward areas of the gear case where expansion seems most prevalent.
I'm planning to leave the trans in the test fixture though... as soon as my hardware comes in, I'll revise the reinforcement plate once more and test again with reinforcements installed to see if dimensional changes decrease.