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Old 07-25-2010, 02:51 AM   #51
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Old 07-25-2010, 03:29 PM   #52
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Looks good!
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Old 07-26-2010, 01:57 AM   #53
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I finished up my amp rack. Its not exactly what I had planned, but it will work till I come up with my permanent plan. At this point the rack will keep any components from moving or getting bumped by cargo.




I have 400 series markers on now. I've pretty dang happy with how they look and the fact that the flash opposite of the front lights. The plan is to wash the car and go take some pics tomorrow, so I'll have some new pics up after I pshop them a little.
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Old 08-11-2010, 02:16 AM   #54
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The sidemarkers are on and I love them. I'm hoping it will wake up some drivers and I won't have any near side swipes.


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Old 08-11-2010, 04:22 AM   #55
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Those look good in pictures. I wasn't sure how they would look. I like them a lot.
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Old 08-13-2010, 07:17 PM   #56
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Just the latest glamour shots. I like the spot, so I'm going to take the 240 and 142 back and spend more than 10 minutes shooting.
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Old 08-15-2010, 03:25 PM   #57
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You swap the EZK box in yet?
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Old 08-15-2010, 03:47 PM   #58
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that front end needs to come down!

looks good, that undertrim could use some revitalization.
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Old 08-16-2010, 09:52 AM   #59
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If the front comes down, the rear does too. Sadly, his driveway is a BEEEEEOOOOOOTCH and doesn't really allow the car to be lowered much(if any) more than it is. Unless it's jut the front. But then the handling will be worse... But only slightly so...
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Old 08-16-2010, 07:47 PM   #60
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EZK hasn't gone in yet, life has kept me busy with things that NEED to be done. Ride height isn't going to be messed with for many years. I'm not screwing with it till I get a set of Volans and I move to a house with a near level driveway. My 142 needs to come down in height too, but I just can't do it with this damn driveway.
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Old 08-17-2010, 02:46 AM   #61
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You should have let me swap it in... 30 seconds is all it takes. Me.
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Old 01-28-2011, 10:12 PM   #62
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Finally got to do a few little things to the car.

2 trunk lights:


New fuel rail. This one doesn't have the cold start injector hooked to it, that I wasn't using anyway, and I painted it before install.


After a little bump in the rear both my tail lights had the rear fog lens broken. I got a new set of lights and painted the turn signal lenses red.
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Old 01-28-2011, 11:37 PM   #63
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Looks great man! Good work.
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Old 01-29-2011, 12:15 AM   #64
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is that one of the cravingboost strut braces? I like the simplicity and it probably works great.?
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Old 01-29-2011, 12:23 AM   #65
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is that one of the cravingboost strut braces? I like the simplicity and it probably works great.?


It's an OMP bar. The PO got it straight from Italy, but never had it mounted to his car before I convinced him to put it on my car. It works amazingly. Next time you see me I'll let you grab and pull it as hard as possible.
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Old 01-29-2011, 12:31 AM   #66
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It's an OMP bar. The PO got it straight from Italy, but never had it mounted to his car before I convinced him to put it on my car. It works amazingly. Next time you see me I'll let you grab and pull it as hard as possible.
whoa buddy! i'm not that easy, I'd expect you to take me out for dinner before i do something like that

fo real tho, i would like to take a peak at.

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Old 03-25-2011, 05:37 AM   #67
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It's nice to finally see the build thread, after seeing the car in person a few times. Now I've got to get the cash saved up so I can get my own
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Old 04-02-2011, 06:30 PM   #68
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Note to self: Cam timing is set to 5* advanced

(comes in handy to know this info while replacing a timing belt)
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Old 08-17-2011, 02:16 AM   #69
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Not much progress on the car lately. Our money and time have been tied up for me to even think about upgrades. After a broken endlink though I snagged a good deal on a set of adjustable endlinks.



I also put new pads and rotors on the front brakes. The pads are only PBR Organics, since they don't make ceramics anymore(plus it saved me a few pennies), but I did get a set of slotted rotors. There was some pitting, since the po stored them in the shed for a few years. I painted the hats and the vent area to keep them looking good for a few years.



Compared to my old ceramic pads I am not impressed with the new set. I've had to relearn what my stopping distances are. Next go around I'll be sure to spend the extra cash on some better pads.
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Old 09-22-2011, 02:41 PM   #70
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I pulled out my pink label 561 ECU and installed a white label 561. Overall it seems to be doing better, but the new ECU hasn't learned that I'm not using the cold start injector.



I also finally got around to installing my new sway bars. An IPD set of 28/25 bars. The front was powder coated black, but the rear was the old gold style(which wasn't gold anymore). I painted the rear bar black and added silver IPD decals to both bars.

The old 25mm front bar next to the new 28mm bar.



The new 28mm bushing vs. the old 25mm bushing.



The front bar got a silver decal on either side.



25mm bar in the back vs. 22mm bar in the front.



The new rear bar installed, after being painted and getting a new IPD decal.

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Old 06-14-2012, 02:14 AM   #72
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The parts are stacking up, since I can't work in my garage. I have a dang 144 parts car that is taking forever to pull apart. For the 240 I have an air vent to put in the drivers kick panel, new heater control valve, reinstall the front armrest, need to rewire the stereo (been w/o for a year), and need to work on getting the led lights to work perfect in the dash.

I did take the time to put in lighted window switches tonight though. I bought 8, so 7 went in the car. Now I need to find the matching switch for the window lock.

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Old 06-14-2012, 03:30 AM   #73
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I need me some of them switches, toooooo.
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:56 PM   #74
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New stainless exhaust installed by RSI. 2.5", bullet cat, single Magnaflow muffler, and a tail pipe so short you hardly know its there.



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Old 03-08-2013, 01:05 AM   #75
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Nice. Glad to see this car is still around.
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