Hey everyone. I haven't posted in a while, busy with work and school. I have done a decent amount of work on my '88 LX daily driver. Here is an update of what I've recently done, and what is done to the car: Suspension progress has been made ---Tokico Illumina series Shocks and Struts, Eibach pro lowering spring, BBK caster camber plates, AJE Racing front control arms (? I think that's the name) --I have a MM front sway bar to put in, just haven't gotten around to it -Only thing left for suspension is rear sway bar and rear control arms, but they don't need to be changed, the struts and shocks were worn out Replaced Flowmasters with BORLA exhaust. Still have shorty headers. I had exhaust leaks, but I think all have been fixed. Also have A/C delete and alternator bracket installed. http://marchperf.com/pg30.html Installed Centerforce Dual Friction clutch, pressure plate, and newly machined flywheel, new throwout bearing, and seals There will be a decent list with random question. This is my bored at work post to fish for ideas, opinions, and advice. First, a belt question.... So, with the belt setup I currently have, I go through belts like a redneck goes through ammo. The tensioner bar is stretching the belt in a very short amount of time. I had to replace a belt after 3 months of limited driving because I was at college...which feels very wrong. I put a new belt on about 3 weeks ago and it already squeals on start and squeals above 400 rpm...needs to be tightened again. I tried to get a shorter belt on but seemed impossible, unless there are tricks I don't know about. Now I'd like to install A/C again, because after this summer w/o it, I'd like to have it. But a short term, relatively inexpensive fix would be nice. I will post a picture when I get home from work. Second My quad shocks are completely shot, and so were my rear shocks, thankfully I replaced them sooner rather than later. Neither the shocks or quads shocks had any return once compressed. Currently I think the quad shocks are squeaking like crazy....really annoying... Now, should I spend ~$80 bucks and get new quad shocks? Or spend the extra money to get a set of control arms that will eliminate the quads? Now, is there any reason to not get a good set of control arms and still get new quad shocks? so both? Third While having my clutch replaced, I was told I have oil leaking from the back of the intake. I'm assuming it is just a seal issue, and can purchase all the required seals for ~$50 and replace them I don't see a reason to not try and find a new intake setup while I'm taking the current one off. I'm sure the best way to go is buying a better one rather than porting the current one. Any suggestions on intakes? Upper and lower? Throttle bodies etc..? I'd also purchase a CAI at the same time. I know the typical brands, but just curious on your experiences. Third/Fourth Now I could just do the intake or I could use the money and rebuild/upgrade my rear end. I'd still change the seals of course. But I feel like I'm not getting the power to the rear like I should. With a new clutch....I drop it at high rpm, and spin (more of a chirp) one tire and then grip....and once in second it feels like it drops off....I feel like second should have more power....idk it could be wishful thinking. I'm not sure what to do first. Add a little power, or build other parts up to handle the eventual power. If I did the rear, I looked into the kits from AmericanMuslce, the 3.73 gears with the rebuild kit, and the limited slip Ford Racing rebuild for the Traction-LOK... http://www.americanmuscle.com/373-gear-oil-kit-8613.html I am really just curious on others opinions and advice on what to do next. Since the generic maintenance has been done. The clutch and suspension needed changing, so I upgraded at the same time. Now I kinda have a choice of what to do next.