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Old 04-09-2011, 03:14 PM   #151
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I have heard they aren't so comfortable. Never sat in them myself though. I love my 03 WRX seats.
If they're the ones Eric (badvlvo) has in his 244, I absolutely loved 'em. Held me in perfectly when he was fooling around in the car, but I guess I'd have to ride in them more to see what they're like to DD.
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Old 04-09-2011, 09:57 PM   #152
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Correct me if I am wrong but I don't think they make the GTSII anymore. They are what I was thinking about getting but I couldn't find em so I went with a set of old Recaros and get them recovered.
soloracer lists them for ~300 a piece. So I assumed they were
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Old 04-09-2011, 11:09 PM   #153
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yup, racing-seats-USA.com has em for like $650/pair with free shipping
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Old 04-16-2011, 11:40 AM   #154
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So whats the overall consensus of these seats? I've read several reviews, it seems like they are ok for the price but don't expect Recaro quality. It sucks there are not more presentable DD sport seats on the market. I don't want a fixed back racing seat right now.
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Old 04-16-2011, 01:43 PM   #155
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Haven't ordered them yet, I'm going to try to before carlisle. I'm trying to get all the stuff together to turbo it first.
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Old 04-23-2011, 06:32 PM   #156
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Made a pull a part run to winston this morning and came out with a set of fogs! Found them on a '82 Jetta Diesel. One of the lenses was busted, but I have another on the way. Exact same bosch ones as volvo installed and not bad for $15.

Shorty antenna is because I'm currently using an 850 mast in an aftermarket 240 antenna motor. It works, it just doesn't go down all the way so hopefully I can nab one of those at the yard soon.

Also picked up an A/C switch to wire the low speed on my fan to


I'm going to have far too many switches . On the hunt for an antenna switch now.

I also pulled out those stupid ****ing rear headrests. All up in my rear view mirror, tacky, uncomfortable, etc. They suck.
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Old 04-23-2011, 08:24 PM   #157
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I also pulled out those stupid ****ing rear headrests. All up in my rear view mirror, tacky, uncomfortable, etc. They suck.
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Old 04-23-2011, 09:30 PM   #158
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Yeah I saw the light I guess. I rocked them because they serve some practical purpose, but the discomfort to passengers and their looks just don't cut it.
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Old 05-17-2011, 12:43 AM   #159
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No huge updates, but some things are happening before Carlisle. I moved the main and fuel pump relays from the engine bay to the pass kick panel. This cleaned things up ALOT behind the battery, anything helps. The engine bay isnt going to be totally clean until I build the engine and re-wire the car fully, but this is the best its been so far. My ghetto fab catch can was also installed and can be glimpsed in the top left corner. It was originally for a go-kart, but it will suffice for now.



I also mounted up a set of 205/55/15 Yokohama S-drives, the Michelins I had on there were found in my barn and one had a manufacture date on it from 1987. So I figured it would be a good idea to get these on before Carlisle. The car had also gotten downright dangerous in the rain prior to the new tires.


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Old 05-17-2011, 12:54 AM   #160
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3 digit date code ending 7 is likely 1997
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Old 05-17-2011, 12:57 AM   #161
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Correction then, old tires were only 14 years old vs. 24 years old. Either way they were just begging to fly apart given the amount of cracks around the tread.
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Old 05-28-2011, 09:26 PM   #162
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It was brought to my attention last weekend at carlisle that it was possible to re-valve the saginaw power steering pumps for better steering feel. I've grown to hate the feel of my pump due to the huge lack of resistance there was at corner apex. I did research on shimming the valves etc. and then I remembered that the stock pump was also a saginaw. Soooo I pulled the pressure spring and valve out of my old pump, dropped it in my late model pump and wala! I have steering resistance again. The great thing is that if I ever need more pressure I can shim my pressure valve to get the desired amount. This would also be applicable to the stock 84 saginaw pumps, as they are pretty much all the same.
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Old 05-30-2011, 09:45 AM   #163
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Hey I was the one who came up to you Saturday night with John (Aspirator) asking about the k-jet plugs.

Anyways your car is lookin good.

Hopefully I can figure my issues out soon :-/ I should honestly just swap to my 405 BCP head already and call it a day.
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Old 05-30-2011, 10:04 AM   #164
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Oh yeah! lol I didn't even realize dude. Yeah my k-jet stuff was so jacked that it had no chance. I just got lucky and found a clean engine at the pull a part.
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Old 05-30-2011, 10:13 AM   #165
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Yeah dude! I got lucky too, my 16V engine build was actually in the air at the JY... I walked by it several times before realizing it was a squirter... and it was what I needed.

I just need my 8v car to run first before I can start on the 16v :-/

I'd love to get this b21 rollin with a bigger turbo too, 7:1 is just kind of redongulous. And this car wasn't supposed to be that time consuming. Funny how these cars take over your life.
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Old 05-30-2011, 10:25 AM   #166
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so when's the +t scheduled? what parts you got for it?

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I'd love to get this b21 rollin with a bigger turbo too, 7:1 is just kind of redongulous.
meh, run what you got. it may not be ideal, but if it works(ain't leaking/etc) go with it. and i thought it was 7.5:1 - in my case it's prolly got enough carbon on the pistons it's getting towords 8:1 :P
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Old 05-30-2011, 10:33 AM   #167
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the higher the compression (and octane fuel you can throw at it e85 :giggle and boost the better.
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Old 05-30-2011, 10:35 AM   #168
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meh, run what you got. it may not be ideal, but if it works(ain't leaking/etc) go with it. and i thought it was 7.5:1 - in my case it's prolly got enough carbon on the pistons it's getting towords 8:1 :P
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I just need to get it to run properly. I think my kjet plugs are leaking... I guessssss a compression test would help figure it out.
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the higher the compression (and octane fuel you can throw at it e85 :giggle and boost the better.
so? there's a thousand ways to skin a cat. you can go fast with high cr, you can go fast with low cr. just have to match the setup to the engine. i want an NA b230, but it's not the first thing on my list. why waste time on a high cr motor if you're running an itty bitty/stock turbo/exhaust/etc. it's not the golden gun some of ya'll say it is
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Old 05-30-2011, 10:52 AM   #170
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so when's the +t scheduled? what parts you got for it?
Soon! I have the oil lines and a 90+, and I should have a line on a holset in the next couple weeks. But I'm not feeling great about running it on the 90+ so I may have to build a mani for it. The end goal is to have it on a penta 16v that I have at home, I just need to build it up. Also, the suspension is terrible on this thing, so I'm hoping I can build a set of coilovers for it soon as well.
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Old 05-30-2011, 10:58 AM   #171
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the higher the compression (and octane fuel you can throw at it e85 :giggle and boost the better.
aren't you running that ebay manifold? What did you have to do to it to make it work? I thought I remembered one of the flanges on upside down or something with those.
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Old 05-30-2011, 11:14 AM   #172
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Also, a picture from carlisle for the record
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Old 05-31-2011, 12:14 PM   #173
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The good side looks good.
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Old 07-02-2011, 05:53 PM   #175
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Made some upper and lower chassis braces for the front end of this thing, probably a little overkill on the bottom brace, but it can't be too stiff imo. Need to paint them still, but no biggie. The difference with these things is amazing. Its really unbelievable how loose and vague the front end was without them. Now I just need to invest in some poly and make up some coilovers and this thing will be on rails.

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