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    Post DIY AWS Delete from scratch!!!

    While in the process of restoring my Stealth TT I wanted to delete the AWS. The lines were really corroded and leaking. I am crediting Drweldin as he gave good directions on another forum as to how to do this.

    After removing all of the AWS lines and pump from the rear frame I plugged the hole with a 1 9/16" Freeze plug. There are a few different types of freeze plugs. There are the metal ones that most people silicone in. I actually used an expandable plug as the freeze plug is just a little to small and the last thing I wanted to do was drop it into the read dif. The expandable plug seals and golds just great!



    As for the Heim joints, I order all of my parts from Speedway Motors:

    http://www.speedwaymotors.com/Produc...=heim&deptId=0



    Here is a list of parts needed:

    (2) Swedged steel tube: #910-34258-7 (7 inches long, 5/8" threads)
    (2) RH Rod Ends (1/2" holes): #175-0126
    (2) LH Rod Ends (1/2" holes): #175-0326
    (2) RH Chrome Jamb Nuts: #910-01006
    (2) LH Chrome Jamb Nuts: #910-01106
    (1) Aluminum spacers for rod ends (pk of 8): #546-4108

    All parts came to like $94.0 shipped and they are top quality parts!

    I reused the factory mounting points. Since the joint ends are 1/2 holes I used a 1/2 bolt on the control arm side as it is a straight hole to mount the joints too. No need for drilling or tapping out holes. The x-member side is a tapped 12mm hole. I used a 12mm grade 8 bolt to mount it on the x-member side. the 12mm bolt is a hair to small for the 1/2 joint hole. Once you use the aluminum washers and tighten it down there is no play in the joint whatsoever.



    Now you will need to plug the front steering lines. The threads are BSP not NPT. You can order BSP plugs online but I have heard good things about people using NPT plugs and Teflon tape without having issues. Plugs are 1/4 in memory serves me correctly. I actually swapped out the front steering rack to an N/A rack. The only difference in the racks is the lack of rear steering lines and the N/A rack is geared differently so turning should be nice and crisp.

    Weight savings with everything removed is about 30lbs.

    Let me know if anyone have any questions!
    Last edited by DrGonzo; 02-09-2011 at 01:48 PM.

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    nice write up! i really really need to do this to my car. when im taking a clover leaf off ramp the rear end feels really loose. i have no need for the aws and i could use the weight reduction!

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    The link to speedway motors does not work, sorry.

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    Oops.... Link fixed

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    nice writeup. If I build up another Vr4 I'll be deleting the rear steer that for sure!
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    Awesome, thanks for all the part numbers, I'm just getting ready to delete the AWS!

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    Yup same thing as all the "kits" out there for a lot less $$$, thats how i did mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve68 View Post
    The GTO MR doesn't use heim joints.
    None of them do!

    You use the Heim joints to lock the rear end straight after removing the rear steering. Or did I miss understand what you where saying?

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    Thanks for the writeup man! I'll refer back to this if I ever decide to remove the AWS

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    You're using a FWD rack? How many turns does it have lock to lock vs the TT rack?

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