Detroit Muscle Builds

Parts Used In This Episode

Eibach
Eibach Multi-Pro-R1 Coil-Over Kits
Eibach
Sway Bars, Front and Rear, Hollow, Steel, Red Powdercoated, Dodge, Kit
ESAB
The Official Welding and Cutting Supplier of Detroit Muscle, featuring the all-new Rebel 215 Multi-Process Welder
G-Force Engineering
DODGE SRT-8 9" BOLT IN IRS KIT; Fabricated bolt in (no cutting or welding required) 9" housing that bolts up to the factory locations, Heavy duty front mount with BMR bushing, 35 spline high alloy billet steel inner axle stubs (or 31 spline), 1000+hp 31 Spline high alloy billet steel Anti Wheel-hop axles with our severe duty cv 31 spline joints, High alloy billet steel outer axle stubs, 1 piece or 2 piece PST or Dynotech driveshaft depending on application (Aluminum, Carbon fiber or Chrome-Alloy
Loctite
Threadlocker, 242, Medium-Strength, Blue, 36 ml, Each
Power Stop
Power Stop Performance Calipers Powder-Coated Red
Power Stop
Power Stop Street & Track Brake Kit
RockAuto.com
Sway Bar Link Kit
Summit Racing
Bolt Removal System, Broken Bolt/Stud, 1/2 in., M14, Kit
The Industrial Depot
The Industrial Depot - Fasteners, Hardware, and Shop Supplies
WD-40 Specialist
WD-40 300004 Specialist Rust Release Penetrant Spray, 11 oz.
Wheel Fit
Wheel Fit Ultimate Master Kit
Workshop Hero
Dry Coat Rust Preventative Liquid
Workshop Hero
Metal Rescue Rust Remover Bath

Episode Transcript

(ANNOUNCER)>> TODAY ON DETROIT MUSCLE IT'S A BRAND NEW BUILD WITH A LATE MODEL MOPAR THAT WE'RE GONNA GIVE AWAY TO ONE OF YOU GUYS. THE IDEA, WE'RE TAKING DOWN A HELLCAT.

(MARC)>> NOW IF YOU HAVEN'T FIGURED IT OUT YET, THIS IS OUR NEXT PROJECT VEHICLE. IT'S A 2010 CHALLENGER SRT EIGHT.

(TOMMY)>> NOW IT COMES WITH A 425 HORSEPOWER SIX

POINT ONE LITER HEMI VEIGHT, BUT PUSHING BETTER THAN A 4,000 POUND CAR DOWN THE ROAD.

(MARC)>> NOW OUT OF THE PONY CARS OFFERED BY THE BIG THREE, THIS IS THE LARGEST AND THE HEAVIEST,

WHICH IS ALWAYS POSED A CHALLENGE FOR THE ENGINEERS AT CHRYSLER.

(TOMMY)>> NOW WITH THAT BEING SAID, THIS CAR IS ROOMIER AND A LITTLE MORE COMFORTABLE, ESPECIALLY IF YOU'RE BIGGER THAN THIS GUY OVER HERE.

(MARC)>> NOW DESPITE ITS GIRTH, THIS THING IS NO SLOUCH. IT'LL DO ZERO TO 60 IN FIVE POINT ONE SECONDS, BUT COMPARED TO THE TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN, WHEN IT

COMES TO LATE MODEL CHALLENGERS, THIS THING IS LIGHT YEARS BEHIND.

IN 2015 DODGE DROPPED A BOMB ON THE MODERN MUSCLE CAR LANDSCAPE AND SCORCHED THE EARTH WITH THE INTRODUCTION OF THE HELLCAT CHALLENGER. INJECTING A HUGE AMOUNT OF ENTHUSIASM INTO THE ENTIRE

CHALLENGER LINEUP, THE 5,000 FIRST YEAR

CHALLENGER HELLCAT UNIT PRODUCED SOLD OUT ALMOST IMMEDIATELY. AND ALONG WITH TITS SISTER, THE CHARGER HELLCAT, IT CHANGED THE FACE OF MODERN MUSCLE. OKAY SO IF WE'RE GONNA GET SERIOUS WITH OUR SRT EIGHT HERE THE FIRST THING WE'RE GONNA HAVE TO DO IS COMPARE IT TO, WELL, THE HELLCAT.

(TOMMY)>> NOW THIS THING IS ARMED TO THE TEETH, TOUTED AS THE MOST POWERFUL MUSCLE CAR EVER PRODUCED BY ANYONE. THAT 707 HORSEPOWER COULD BE PLANTED TO THE GROUND BY EITHER AN EIGHT SPEED AUTOMATIC OR A SIX SPEED MANUAL. EVERYTHING'S BOUND DOWN BY A SET OF SIX PISTON BREMBOS WITH 15.4 INCH ROTORS BEHIND 20 BY NINE AND A HALF INCH WHEELS.

(MARC)>> THE INTERIOR IS JUST AS MUCH LUXURY AS IT IS MUSCLE, AND THE ENGINE IS ABLE TO MAKE ALL OF THAT POWER THANKS TO A SUPERCHARGER MAKING 11 POUNDS OF BOOST, FED VIA THESE INLET PORTS

MASQUERADING AS HEADLIGHTS. A SET OF DIFFUSERS ON THE HOOD KEEP THINGS COOL BY MOVING HOT AIR OUT OF THE WAY.

(TOMMY)>> WHEN DODGE DROPPED THIS BOMB, THE WORLD SAT UP AND PAID ATTENTION. IT'S AN OVERLAP OF MUSCLE CAR AND SUPERCAR, WITH ALL THE INGREDIENTS IT TAKES TO MAKE FOR AN APEX PREDATOR. SO THAT'S WHAT WE'RE UP AGAINST. IF WE'RE PLANNING TO BEAT THIS THING, WE'RE GONNA HAVE TO MAKE AT LEAST 707 HORSEPOWER AT THE CRANKSHAFT, AND THEN WE'RE GONNA HAVE TO PUT THAT POWER TO THE GROUND.

(MARC)>> NOT ONLY THAT, WE'VE GOT TO RATCHET UP THE HANDLING AND STOPPING CAPABILITIES OF THIS THING TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL. AT THE END OF THE DAY WE'RE GOT OUR WORK CUT OUT FOR US.

(TOMMY)>> WE'RE PARTNERING WITH POWERSTOP TO CREATE

THIS MONSTER, THE POWERSTOP ULTIMATE CHALLENGER, WHICH WE'VE NICKNAMED THE STRAY CAT, AND YOU KNOW WHAT WE'RE GONNA DO WHEN SHE'S ALL DONE.

WE'RE GONNA GIVE THIS BAD BOY AWAY TO ONE OF YOU GUYS. WE'RE AIMING TO BEAT A HELLCAT WITH IT, BUT IF YOU AIM TO TAKE IT HOME HEAD ON OVER TO POWERSTOP DOT COM.

GOOD NEWS IS WE DON'T HAVE TO DO ALL THE WORK OURSELVES. YOU MIGHT BE NOTICING THAT WE GOT SOMETHING MISSING. THIS OLD CAR WASN'T SETTING IN THE BUILDING NO TIME AND THEM OLE BOYS DOWN THERE IN ENGINE POWER DONE SNATCHED OUT THAT OLE HEMI.

(MARC)>> THEY'RE GONNA TAKE THE STOCK BLOCK AND HEADS AND USE IT AS A BASE FOR A 426 CUBIC INCH TWIN TURBO STROKER. THE POWER OUTPUT THEY'RE GONNA GENERATE WITH THIS BUILD IS GOING TO ECLIPSE EVEN WHAT A HELLCAT MAKES. WELL FOR NOW WE CAN'T SAY MUCH MORE THAN THAT, BUT THERE'S NO DOUBT ABOUT IT, WE'RE GUNNING PRETTY HARD FOR THOSE HELLCATS. AND WHILE THEY'RE BUSY PUTTING THAT ENGINE TOGETHER WE'RE GONNA WORK ON THE REST OF THIS STUFF LIKE THE SUSPENSION AND BRAKES.

(TOMMY)>> THE FIRST THING THAT WE'RE GONNA ADDRESS ON OUR CHALLENGER IS THE FRONT SUSPENSION. SO WE WENT TO SUMMIT RACING AND GOT A FULL EIBACH SETUP. IT'S GOT A 35 MILLIMETER SWAY BAR AND SOME PRETTY TRICK COIL OVERS. THEY ALLOW YOU TO LOWER THE CAR UP TO TWO POINT THREE INCHES, AND IT ALSO HAS A 46 MILLIMETER PISTON, AND YOU CAN ADJUST THE REBOUND AND COMPRESSION BY SIMPLY TURNING THAT KNOB.

(MARC)>> NOW THE FIRST THING WE'RE GONNA DO BEFORE WE RAISE THE CAR UP IS WE'RE GONNA TAKE THESE NUTS OFF HERE THAT HOLD THE UPPER STRUT

MOUNT TO THE BODY. [ air ratchet spinning ]

(MARC)>> WE'VE GOT TO GET THESE FACTORY CALIPERS OUT OF THE WAY, AND TO REMOVE THE ROTORS YOU CAN CUT THIS LITTLE RETAINER.

NOW A SCREW JACK CAN BE PLACED UNDER THE LOWER BALL JOINT TO KEEP PRESSURE ON THE SPRING. THEN WE'LL HIT THE SHOCK BOLTS WITH SOME WD 40

SPECIALIST RUST RELEASE PENETRANT SPRAY.

THEN WE'LL RUN OFF THE NUT THAT HOLDS THE SPINDLE TO THE UPPER CONTROL ARM, LET SOME PRESSURE OFF THE SCREW JACK. THEN SMACK IT A FEW TIMES TO FREE IT UP.

[ hammer tapping ]

(MARC)>> NOW WE CAN GET THAT STRUT PULLED OUT.

(TOMMY)>> THE PROCESS TO INSTALL THAT NEW SHOCK AND SPRING SETUP IS SIMPLY THE REVERSE OF THE REMOVAL PROCESS. [ air ratchet spinning ]

(TOMMY)>> BEFORE WE BUTTON UP THAT FRONT END COMPLETELY, LET'S GET THAT SWAY BAR SWAPPED OUT. WE'RE UPGRADING FROM A 30 MILLIMETER BAR TO A 35 MILLIMETER ONE, WHICH IS GONNA HELP US OUT IN THE CORNERING DEPARTMENT. THIS ONE WILL BE MORE RIGID AND HELP THAT FRONT

END DO WHAT IT'S SUPPOSED TO DO.

(MARC)>> WITH THE SWAY BAR TAKEN CARE OF, WE CAN GET BACK TO FINISHING THE COIL OVER INSTALL, INCLUDING A SET OF NEW SWAY BAR LINKS FROM ROCK AUTO DOT COM.

FINALLY WE CAN TIGHTEN DOWN THE TOP SHOCK MOUNT BOLTS AND THE FRONT END IS READY TO GO.

(ANNOUNCER)>> COMING UP, FIND OUT HOW WE PLAN TO MAKE THAT DODGE HANDLE PILES OF POWER.

(TOMMY)>> ALRIGHT GUYS, WE'RE READY TO GET STARTED ON THE BACK HALF OF OUR MOPAR. NOW THIS THING'S GOT THE INDEPENDENT REAR

SUSPENSION LIKE A LOT OF THE NEWER MUSCLE CARS OUT THERE, AND THESE THINGS WORK REALLY GREAT IF

YOU'RE CARVING OUT THE CORNERS BUT THEY'RE NOT THAT GREAT IF YOU'VE GOT STICKY TIRES, BIG POWER, AND YOU'RE TRYING TO LAUNCH THIS THING AND GO STRAIGHT PRETTY QUICK. BUT THERE ARE A FEW OPTIONS OUT THERE TO FIX THEM UP. THE FIRST UPGRADE THAT PEOPLE OFTEN DO IS SWAP

OUT THEIR HALF SHAFTS. THESE ARE FROM GFORCE PERFORMANCE AND THEY'VE GOT BILLET ONE PIECE STUBS, UPGRADED INTERNALS, AND THE METAL ITSELF IS MADE OUT OF AN AEROSPACE STEEL THAT'S SUBSTANTIALLY STRONGER AS OPPOSED TO THE OEM'S. BUT DEPENDING ON YOUR POWER LEVEL, THIS UPGRADE

MAY NOT BE ENOUGH BECAUSE THE NEXT WEAKEST LINK IS THE CENTER SECTION, BUT THERE'S A CURE FOR THAT. THIS IS GFORCE PERFORMANCE ENGINEERING'S NINE INCH IRS CONVERSION KIT, AND IT'S A PRETTY SERIOUS SETUP. IT'S BUILT TO WITHSTAND UP TO 2,000 HORSEPOWER, BUT IT'S STILL A BOLT IN KIT. JUST SIMPLY PUT THIS UNIT INTO THE HOUSING AND YOU'RE PRETTY MUCH READY TO GO UNDER THE CAR WITHOUT ANY CUTTING OR GRINDING.

THE AXLE SHAFTS THAT COME IN THE KIT ARE SIMILAR TO WHAT WE MENTIONED EARLIER, BUT THEY HAVE 35 SPLINED INNER STUBS. NOW IT'S TIME FOR US TO GET BACK TO WORK SO WE CAN GET ALL THESE GOODIES BACK UNDER THE CAR.

(MARC)>> THE FIRST STEP TO GETTING THIS REAR END SWAPPED OUT IS TO PREPARE THE CRADLE TO BE DROPPED OUT OF THE CAR. NOW THAT INVOLVES UNBOLTING THE REAR SHOCKS. THEN WE'LL LOWER THE CAR DOWN AND SET THE WHOLE ASSEMBLY ON A HEAVY DUTY ROLLING CART. WE'LL USE THIS TOOL BOX THAT WE HAVE FROM MATCO. A FEW BODY BOLTS ARE ALL IT TAKES TO FREE UP THE

SUBFRAME FROM THE CAR. THEN WE CAN RAISE IT UP TO SPLIT THEM APART. WATCH YOUR SPRINGS, THEY'LL LOSE TENSION AS THE REAR END UNATTACHES. [ metal clanging on floor ]

(TOMMY)>> HEY GO ON UP.

(MARC)>> WELL WE'VE GOT OUR REAR END ASSEMBLY OUT OF OUR CHALLENGER AND ON THIS CART OUT HERE IN THE OPEN WHERE IT'S EASIER FOR US TO WORK ON AND EASIER FOR YOU TO SEE. NOW THE CORE OF OUR REAR END IS THE CENTER SECTION HERE BUT WE CAN'T JUST UNBOLT IT ON ITS OWN. WE'VE GOT TO GET SOME OTHER STUFF OUT OF THE WAY FIRST, LIKE THE AXLE SHAFTS AND THIS SPINDLE. THE FIRST THING WE'RE GONNA DO IS STRIP THIS SPINDLE DOWN.

(TOMMY)>> WE'LL GET THIS TRAILING ARM DETACHED FROM THE SPINDLE FIRST AND SWING IT OUT OF THE WAY. THEN WE'LL WORK ON GETTING THE CALIPERS OFF.

WHEN YOU TAKE OFF THE ROTORS BE SURE TO ACCOUNT

FOR THE BALANCE OF THE UNIT ON YOUR CART. NOW YOU CAN MOVE ON TO THE SWAY BAR LINKS. WE'LL GO AHEAD AND PULL OFF THE SWAY BAR ITSELF AS WELL.

NEXT WE'LL GET THESE UPPER ARMS DETACHED FROM THE SPINDLE. [ air ratchet spinning Ñ

(TOMMY)>> THEN THE LOWER CONTROL ARM.

WE ALSO NEED TO UNDO THIS WHEEL SPEED SENSOR. WE'LL HIT THE HUB WITH SOME MORE WD 40 RUST RELEASE SPRAY. THEN GO TO TOWN ON IT. [ air ratchet spinning ]

[ hammer tapping ]

(MARC)>> A PRY BAR WORKS WELL TO GET THE HALF SHAFTS PULLED OUT. THEN WE'LL ROLL THE CRADLE BACK TO ACCESS THIS REAR DIFF BOLT. [ air ratchet spinning ]

(MARC)>> A COUPLE MORE ON THE BACK AND THE CENTER SECTION IS FREED UP FOR US.

(MARC)>> HEY WELCOME BACK. WHILE YOU WERE GONE WE WENT AHEAD AND GOT OUR CRADLE ALL CLEANED UP AND SOME NEW BUSHINGS INSTALLED IN OUR CONTROL ARMS. NOW THESE BUSHINGS CAME WITH OUR SUSPENSION KIT THAT WE GOT FROM SUMMIT RACING, AND DEPENDING ON WHAT ANGLE YOU INSTALL THEM THAT DETERMINES HOW MUCH POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE CAMBER IS BUILT IN.

(TOMMY)>> WE ALSO GOT THE REAR END ALL ASSEMBLED. NOW THIS JEWEL IS READY TO GO IN.

(MARC)>> THAT LOOKS HEAVY.

(TOMMY)>> HMM, NOT FOR YOU.

(MARC)>> OUR NEW CENTER SECTION KIT CAME WITH SOME URETHANE BUSHING UPGRADES. SO WE'LL INSTALL THOSE WITH THE MOUNTING BOLTS. WE'RE ALSO USING BLUE THREAD LOCKER ON ALL THESE BOLTS TO KEEP THEM AT HOME. THESE HALF SHAFTS BOLT ONTO THE SPLINED INPUTS USING BOLTS PROVIDED IN THE KIT. [ drill spinning ]

(TOMMY)>> THE LAST THING THAT WE PRETTY MUCH HAVE TO INSTALL IS THE SWAY BAR THAT WE GOT FROM SUMMIT RACING. NOW THIS IS AN EIBACH PIECE AS WELL, AND THIS IS PRETTY MUCH THE REASON WHY WE HAD TO DROP THE KMEMBER OUT. IT'S CAUSE IT SITS ON THE TOP AND YOU CAN'T SNAKE IT THROUGH. AFTER WE GET IT TIGHT ALL THIS CAN GO UP UNDER THE CAR FINALLY. WE'LL LOWER THE BODY MOST OF THE WAY ONTO IT, LEAVING ROOM FOR THE NEW SPRINGS THAT WE GOT FROM SUMMIT RACING. THESE COME WITH AN ADJUSTABLE PERCH, WHICH LETS YOU LOWER THE CAR SHOULD YOU WISH. WE PUT OURS AT THE LOWEST SETTING TO MAKE INSTALLATION EASY. WE'LL SET THE RIDE HEIGHT LATER. WE CAN ALSO INSTALL THE PERFORMANCE SHOCKS FROM SUMMIT.

(MARC)>> NOW WE CAN LOWER THE BODY THE REST OF THE WAY DOWN AND GET THOSE BODY BOLTS RUN IN. [ air ratchet spinning ]

(MARC)>> OKAY NOW THAT WE'VE GOT OUR SUSPENSION

ALL BUTTONED UP IT'S TIME TO START LOOKING AT THE BRAKES THAT WE'RE GONNA BE USING ON OUR CHALLENGER. THIS IS CHRIS, HE'S WITH POWERSTOP, AND LIKE WE SAID EARLIER, WE'RE PARTNERING WITH THEM ON THIS BUILD. NOW CHRIS LET'S START OUT BY TALKING ABOUT THE BRAKES THAT WE'RE GONNA BE USING ON OUR SRT EIGHT.

(CHRIS)>> WELL MARC THIS IS THE POWERSTOP STREET AND TRACK BRAKE SYSTEM. LET'S START WITH THESE ROTORS. THESE ARE THE POWERSTOP DRILLED AND SLOTTED EVOLUTION ROTORS.

THE DRILL HOLES HELP TO KEEP BRAKE TEMPERATURES DOWN AND THE SLOTS HELP TO KEEP THE BRAKING SURFACE CLEAN. THEY'RE ALSO ZINC DICHROMATE PLATED TO KEEP THEM FREE OF CORROSION AND RUST FROM THE ELEMENTS.

(MARC)>> WELL YOU SAID THIS KIT'S FOR THE STREET AND TRACK. HOW DOES THAT WORK WITH THE PADS?

(CHRIS)>> WELL THESE ARE OUR TRACK DAY PADS. THEY'RE A CARBON FIBER CERAMIC FORMULA THAT'S MADE FOR MAXIMUM BRAKING ON THE TRACK. THEY'RE ALSO RESISTANT TO FADE UP TO 1,200 DEGREES. TO EXTEND THE LIFE OF YOUR TRACK DAY PADS WE ALSO INCLUDE OUR Z-26 STREET WARRIOR PADS FOR QUIET, DUST FREE BRAKING FOR EVERYDAY DRIVING. BOTH SETS OF PADS COME WITH ALL THE NECESSARY HARDWARE AND ASSEMBLY LUBE. WE'VE ALSO INCLUDED OUR RED POWDER COATED CALIPERS WITH THIS KIT.

(MARC)>> SO AS YOU KNOW, WE'RE GOING AFTER THE HELLCAT WITH THIS. SO WHAT MAKES A BRAKE KIT LIKE THIS ABLE TO KEEP UP WITH SOMETHING LIKE THAT?

(CHRIS)>> WELL THE KEY IS REALLY IN THE TRACK DAY BRAKE PADS. THEY WERE DESIGNED ON THE TRACK FOR MAXIMUM COEFFICIENT OF FRICTION TO ALLOW US TO COMPETE WITH THE LARGER BRAKES THAT COME FROM THE FACTORY ON THE HELLCAT.

(MARC)>> WELL IT LOOKS LIKE WE'RE IN REALLY GOOD SHAPE AS FAR AS THE BRAKES GO ON OUR CHALLENGER, AND WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO BEAT EVEN A HELLCAT IN AN APPLES TO APPLES STOPPING TEST. NO NEED TO DILLY DALLY, LET'S GET THESE THINGS ON THE CAR.

(TOMMY)>> WHILE CHRIS AND MARC ARE GETTING THOSE BRAKES PLUGGED IN LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT ONE OF THE ADVANTAGES OF THIS KIT. THIS POWERSTOP UPGRADED DOES SOMETHING A LOT OF THE UPGRADES DON'T DO, WHICH IS PRESERVE THE BRAKE BIAS ON YOUR CAR. OE MANUFACTURERS PUT A TON INTO DEVELOPMENT, AND AN IMPORTANT PART OF THAT IS FRONT TO BACK BRAKING BIAS. WHEN YOU START TO MESS WITH THAT BY INTRODUCING LARGER COMPONENTS, PARTICULARLY IF IT'S JUST ON THE FRONT, YOU CAN DECREASE YOUR BRAKING ABILITY BY CHANGING THE BALANCE. THIS POWERSTOP KIT ELIMINATES THAT ISSUE.

(MARC)>> WELL CHRIS THAT LOOKS REALLY NICE, THANKS A LOT, AND HOPEFULLY YOU CAN COME OUT WHEN WE GET

THIS THING ON TRACK.

(CHRIS)>> YEAH ABSOLUTELY, IT WAS MY PLEASURE, AND WE'LL SEE YOU OUT THERE.

(TOMMY)>> HEY GUYS, THE NEXT THING THAT WE WANT TO DO ON OUR CHALLENGER PROJECT IS A LITTLE BIT OF MEASURING SO THAT WE CAN DETERMINE WHAT THE OFFSET FOR OUR WHEELS ARE GONNA HAVE TO BE. NOW WE'RE PLANNING TO UPGRADE THE SIDES JUST A BIT AS OPPOSED TO WHAT THIS THING HAD ON IT WHEN IT ROLLED INTO THE DOOR. NOW SOMETIMES WHENEVER YOU'RE DOING THAT KIND OF MEASURING TO DETERMINE YOUR BACK SPACING AND OFFSET, IT CAN GET A LITTLE BIT TRICKY, BUT WE'VE GOT A TOOL WE WANT TO SHOW. WHAT WE HAVE IS THE WHEEL FIT. IT ALLOWS YOU TO ACCURATELY AND EASILY MEASURE FOR BACK SPACING AND OFFSET. WHENEVER YOU ORDER YOUR KIT, THEY HAVE OPTIONAL PLATES THAT HAVE DIFFERENT LUG PATTERNS DEPENDING ON WHAT YOU'RE WORKING ON.

THE FIRST THING YOU WANT TO DO HERE IS ADJUST THE CLAMP TO FIT THE BEAD OF THE TIRE LIKE SO. RUN THIS SCREW DOWN TO HOLD IT IN PLACE. DO THIS ON ALL FOUR CLAMPS. THEN TAKE THE CENTER SECTION OF THE TOOL AND SET IT FOR THE WIDTH OF THE WHEEL YOU'RE LOOKING FOR. IN OUR CASE THAT'S 10 INCHES. WE'VE ATTACHED ONE HALF OF THE CLAMPS TO THE CENTER SECTION, AND WITH IT LOCKED ONTO THE BEAD WE CAN SLIDE THE OTHER HALF IN PLACE.

AND NOW WE CAN PUT THE WHOLE THING ON OUR HUB AND GET TO MEASURING ONCE WE'VE GOT IT CENTERED ONTO THE LUGS.

(MARC)>> LOOSENING THIS ADJUSTMENT KNOB ALLOWS YOU TO SLIDE THE TIRE IN AND OUT. WE'RE HITTING THE INNER WHEEL HOUSING NOW.

SO THAT'S TOO FAR IN.

LET'S PULL IT BACK OUT.

(TOMMY)>> WITH FIVE AND A HALF INCHES OF BACK SPACING, LOOKS LIKE IT'S GONNA GIVE US THE PERFECT AMOUNT OF CLEARANCE BETWEEN THE SIDE OF THE TIRE AND THE SIDE OF THE CAR. NOW IT'S THE FUN TIME, PICKING THE WHEELS.

(MARC)>> WE'VE ALL BEEN THERE. YOU'RE WORKING ON SOMETHING AND YOU BREAK

THE HEAD OFF OF A BOLT AND WIND UP WITH IT STUCK IN WHATEVER YOU'RE WORKING ON. WELL LET ME SHOW YOU THIS COOL LITTLE TOOL FROM SUMMIT RACING. THIS IS CALLED THE BUSTIN' OUT BROKEN BOLT REMOVAL SYSTEM. IT USES A THREE STEP PROCESS WHERE YOU ATTACH THESE TO A HIGH SPEED DIE GRINDER AND PREP THE BROKEN BOLT SURFACE TO ALLOW YOU TO DRILL IT OUT WITHOUT HARMING THE THREADS IN THE HOLE. THIS FLATTENS THE SURFACE, THIS BEVELS IT, AND THIS ROUTES IT OUT TO ACCEPT AN EXTRACTOR. NOW THIS SET IS FOR A HALF INCH BOLT, BUT THEY'RE AVAILABLE IN A BUNCH OF OTHER SIZES TOO.

(TOMMY)>> WHETHER IT'S OLD CAR PARTS OR NEGLECTED

TOOLS, WE ALL HAVE RUSTY ITEMS LAYING AROUND THE SHOP. NOW THAT STUFF'S NOT A LOST CAUSE, CAUSE YOU CAN REMOVE THE RUST WITH METAL RESCUE. IT'S A WATER BASED RUST REMOVER THAT'S NONTOXIC, NONHAZARDOUS, AND BIODEGRADABLE. IT'S NOT AN ACID, SO IT'S SUPER SAFE YET EXTREMELY EFFECTIVE. JUST SOAK YOUR RUSTY STUFF IN THE SOLUTION, RINSE, AND DRY. THEN AFTER THE RUST HAS BEEN MOVED GIVE IT A QUICK SPRAY DOWN WITH DRY COAT RUST PREVENTATIVE TO KEEP IT FROM RETURNING. CHECK OUT HOW WELL IT WORKED ON THIS OLD TOOL BOX. YOU CAN SEE THAT HALF OF IT'S BEEN CLEANED UP AND IT STAYED RUST FREE.

THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE'VE GOT FOR NOW, Y'ALL KEEP IT BETWEEN THE DITCHES.
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