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Old 11-17-2018, 07:08 PM   #2351
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Life begins at 10PSI.
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how psi stock cna support?

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Old 11-17-2018, 08:10 PM   #2352
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That sounds quotable to me...
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Old 11-18-2018, 06:22 AM   #2353
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How B21FT cna sprort?

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Old 11-18-2018, 10:06 AM   #2354
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Still seem to have an oil leak the front. Sigh. Have not confirmed it, but I wish that I had put the front crank seal in it while it was apart.

Up next (before Davis):
  • Oil leak.
  • Replace 23/19 bars w/ 25/22. (ordered)
  • Install new amp in way-back under cargo cover. (have amp)
  • Replace rear lower control arm bushings. (perpetual clunk?) (have tool)
  • Fix dash lights on triple set.
  • Bung in header for wideband.
  • MBC.
  • Tidy up the BOV hoses
Should be a relatively inexpensive winter / spring:
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Old 11-18-2018, 09:39 PM   #2355
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Why not go with 25/25? I have them and I like em, at least I think? Sliding around in the snow they're great. Should I see track time I may change my tune I guess.

I have my amp in the same spot, good call. Even though about making a replacement piece for the right rear interior bit out of thin plywood and mount the sub there, otherwise mount the sub and amp in that spot where the 3rd seat would go.

Thoughts on running Ben's spherical rear bushings should you want more out of the back?

What exhaust are you running, stock turbo?

Just mounted my mbc from Yoshi and went for a rip with my boost gauge now functional, it's pretty straight forward, I put mine where the old windshield washer fluid res was.
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Old 11-19-2018, 12:06 AM   #2356
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I figured that the smaller rear bar would keep her on the understeer side. Ben’s spherical’s sound cool. Currently running a turbo down pipe to a TME exhaust. Maybe do the Ultimate wastegate / 3” down at some point. No hurry.

Does the amplifier get enough air flow under the floor?

How many psi are you running?
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Old 11-19-2018, 01:54 AM   #2357
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Wait...the amp needs airflow? It has started to cut in and out, more freuquently lately. I have a 200w amp so it's pretty small, sub is an 8"

Let me know when you do your axle bushings, maybe we can do mine? I just did a run out to the shop and back, shifting around 80% throttle at 5200 rpm, I saw 7-8psi and damn I was moving! Did that several times, otherwise if I'm in 5th rolling around 70mph plus it's out of boost and chill.
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Old 11-19-2018, 01:48 PM   #2358
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That would be sweet. Maybe after the holidays we could spend a day knocking out bushings.
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Old 11-19-2018, 05:13 PM   #2359
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That would be rad. My amp decides when it wants to turn on and off. Wiring is fine, would that be related to airflow? Where are you going to mount yours?
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Old 11-19-2018, 06:35 PM   #2360
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Old 11-19-2018, 06:39 PM   #2361
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Old 11-19-2018, 07:05 PM   #2362
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Just 4” two-ways in the doors at this time.
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Old 11-19-2018, 10:31 PM   #2363
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Why the case? Look is cool but won't that just get in the way?
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Old 11-19-2018, 10:52 PM   #2364
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Once in a while it does. I had the case for fun. Then I filled it with car stuff. Then I fitted the speakers. Would probably sound better with more separation. Oh well.
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Old 11-19-2018, 10:58 PM   #2365
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Well gents. Tomorrow is the big day: four of us drive from Portland to San Francisco. Many thanks for all the support. It’s been a long road since July. I’m pretty excited. Wish us luck.
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Old 11-20-2018, 10:44 AM   #2366
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Good luck!!!
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Old 11-20-2018, 10:20 PM   #2367
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Made it to Davis for dinner. Car was sublime through the mountains. Plenty of power. 25 mpg at 75 mph in the hills. No oil consumption. Very pleased.
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Old 11-20-2018, 11:53 PM   #2368
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Good job Carl. Hope you impressed the girlfriend.
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Old 11-21-2018, 12:16 AM   #2369
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Chicks dig girlfriends.

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Old 11-24-2018, 04:21 PM   #2370
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Heading home.

Car has a driveability issue. At highway speeds, on light acceleration, there is occasionally a “hiccup” or miss. Just one. Like a momentary fuel cut or misfire. Any suggestions?
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Old 11-24-2018, 05:51 PM   #2371
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Floor it and coast
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Old 11-24-2018, 09:49 PM   #2372
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Such a huge improvement. A gear higher on every hill.
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Old 11-26-2018, 11:32 PM   #2373
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Saw a few cars with flashing brake lights.

https://www.superbrightleds.com/more...SABEgKFaPD_BwE

Seems like a good idea. Anybody using them?
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Old 11-26-2018, 11:51 PM   #2374
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I'd use it- there's a reason race cars have them

EDIT: I might wire that in on the 145 to compensate for the lack of a 3rd brake light
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Old 12-02-2018, 05:42 PM   #2375
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My son got his first sporty car. We had a blast ripping the back roads today. The Volvo did well. The new motor is a joy. I could see stiffer springs at some point (currently on IPD sport springs). So much fun.


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