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Old 09-24-2018, 08:18 AM   #51
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Strut brace is installed




In my accident, the splash pan was damaged from being torn off by the curb. So I've fixed that up with some zip ties
Good as new








I'd been getting a wee bit of wheel rub in the back...




So I bought a cheap fender roller and rolled my rear fenders


Also one short cruise away from 300k.

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Old 09-30-2018, 05:08 PM   #52
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Old 10-15-2018, 10:14 AM   #53
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Did a bit of work the last couple weekends
Finally got the Cold air intake box I made in the summer installed

I bought some door edge guard to put over the sharp edges of the sheet metal. thought it was an effective solution to protecting the paint is spots that it rubs while making it look a little more professional.





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After driving around with it, there is very noticeable difference in temperature between inside and outside of the box. It may not be the best looking, but it does the job. And I'm happy with that.

I've got some intercooler piping and will be buying a smaller intake so that I can mount the filter a little lower in the bay. At the moment its sorta crammed in there.

Also mounted an oil catch can to the box...My current tubing is a little sketchy but will work until I get something proper. Ignore the kinks...





Received a tuned Chip set from Simon (Sbabbs) and got that installed in a spare ECU and EZK so that I could keep the stock ones from the car unmolested, in case I messed something up.





After about 15 mins of idling and an hour of driving I have yet to notice much increase in power, but the engine certainly starts, runs and accelerates much smoother. So just for that I'd say it was worth while.
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Old 10-15-2018, 10:39 AM   #54
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Have you raised the boost level? Chip alone aren't going to increase the power output of engine.
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Old 10-15-2018, 11:01 AM   #55
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Have you raised the boost level? Chip alone aren't going to increase the power output of engine.
Yeah, its at 12-15psi. I've had it like that for a little over a year
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Old Yesterday, 01:53 PM   #56
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Was driving down the highway, when all of a sudden my brakes started sounding like truck engine brakes.

Got off at the next exit and just as I was slowing down to pull over my front right wheel locked up.
Guess one of my caliper bolts came loose
Also the force of the wheels locking up ruined the base of my coilover... gonna be a month before I can get a replacement part for that.
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That car is fighting you tooth and nail, isn't it? Damn it man.
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That car is fighting you tooth and nail, isn't it? Damn it man.
I think I should just stop driving it in October
That seems to be when it breaks the worst

All things considered I got pretty lucky here. If that wheel had locked up while I was still on the highway... Definitely wouldn't have been pretty
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