2019 Challenger Widebooty HellKitty (alumidumb exhaaaaaust - putting Fat Rhonda on a diet)

motorheadmike

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Mike, I would like to see the tip---------------of your Tungsten. Is it balled, and are you welding on A/C? I understand these are internal pieces, and will not be visible, but your fabrication skills impress me, and I think your welds can look better. Just questioning the process, hopefully in a constructive way.

As per my last tack.

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I usually start with a pretty fine point and allow it to ball itself as I go. I keep a close eye on the first few to see if the point of the tungsten is going wonky and at risk of falling off. If it looks like sh*t I just flick it off and keep going.

That is a #6 cup and a 1/16" tungsten. I can share all of my settings if needed.

I did just learn a few other tack welding tricks such as setting the argon flow lower for tacking. Going to try that this round. Learning as we go.
 

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As per my last tack.

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I usually start with a pretty fine point and allow it to ball itself as I go. I keep a close eye on the first few to see if the point of the tungsten is going wonky and at risk of falling off. If it looks like sh*t I just flick it off and keep going.

That is a #6 cup and a 1/16" tungsten. I can share all of my settings if needed.

I did just learn a few other tack welding tricks such as setting the argon flow lower for tacking. Going to try that this round. Learning as we go.
Is that the LaYZr tungsten? You can adjust AC balance a little and it won't ball up like that.

But if you like balls, I won't tell you how to live your life.

 

motorheadmike

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Is that the LaYZr tungsten? You can adjust AC balance a little and it won't ball up like that.

But if you like balls, I won't tell you how to live your life.


Yes, it's exactly what you told me to buy. Sheesh! ;)

It usually takes a while for the ball to form.

EDIT: I checked the AC balance and it's right where you told me to put it.
 
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motorheadmike

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After doing a bunch of yard work - pruning a tree and such - I decided to go for a drive to see how the car sounds with the active exhaust valves wired open.

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Passing through the small towns netted a lot of thumbs up from kids on bikes. Obligatory revs of appreciation were given.
 

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After doing a bunch of yard work - pruning a tree and such - I decided to go for a drive to see how the car sounds with the active exhaust valves wired open.

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Passing through the small towns netted a lot of thumbs up from kids on bikes. Obligatory revs of appreciation were given.

How many obligatory burnouts were performed?
 
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motorheadmike

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Sometimes this car just modifies itself.

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Also, taking it through a drive-thru is a nerve racking experience - she so damn thicc. Like that McD's strawberry shake.

Tom Hiddleston Reaction GIF
 

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Sometimes this car just modifies itself.

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Also, taking it through a drive-thru is a nerve racking experience - she so damn thicc. Like that McD's strawberry shake.

Tom Hiddleston Reaction GIF
Curious.... I've never owned anything newer than an '02 model (used to own one of the last TransAms).

Do you know what get's 'updated' within the software when it occurs?
 

motorheadmike

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Curious.... I've never owned anything newer than an '02 model (used to own one of the last TransAms).

Do you know what get's 'updated' within the software when it occurs?

Usually infotainment features and functionality. It's writing to whichever control module does the interface between the monkey and the music.
 

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