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Old 09-30-2008, 04:05 PM   #29
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Location: Crestline, CA
2004 Volvo S60R
No more Subie


Got my MIG machine all up to snuff for production (dumped some green into upgrading the thing)... So now that it's back up and running, I'm thinking I will get moving on building the test fixture today and tomorrow.

I know damn well the case is going to exhibit flex (fatigue fractures don't happen without flex), but I only have an educated guess as to where it is flexing and by how much. So this will get interesting.

I'll share how much dimensional change I find (assuming I find any), but if you guys don't mind, I will be a bit guarded as to revealing where it is flexing until the reinforcement is ready for production... I don't feel the need to be going and dumping time and money into this kind of detailed R&D only for somebody else to release their own reinforcement based on my research

Though I will make all R&D info available upon release of the part... I want people to buy the part because they understand why they need it, not just because I'm telling them that they should buy it.
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Last edited by jhargis; 09-30-2008 at 04:45 PM.
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