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Old 04-21-2020, 12:42 PM   #76
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What made installing the torque rods so difficult? I'm about to give it a go and the Chilton's manual makes it seem simple enough. Any tips?
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Old 04-21-2020, 02:34 PM   #77
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Went for a couple drives today. Car is performing great!

Crazy to see Ikea with an empty parking lot at 5:30



I have actually been riding my motorcycles more frequently because of this virus.
Wweather permitting of course, as we had flurries today :(
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Old 04-21-2020, 05:14 PM   #78
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What made installing the torque rods so difficult? I'm about to give it a go and the Chilton's manual makes it seem simple enough. Any tips?
It's just in a very tight inconvenient place. I remember there being barely enough room to get some of the bolts out. I also did it in my driveway with less than a a foot of clearance under the car. I'm sure its a pretty simple install on a lift that would be my only tip.

If you look at where all the bolts are in the image below you'll see what I mean. If you're able to move the exhaust out of the way (seen top right) it would make access easier. Definitely install the upper torque rod before the bottom one...



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I have actually been riding my motorcycles more frequently because of this virus.
Wweather permitting of course, as we had flurries today :(
I've been loving it. Typically here in Toronto it's rush hour at all hours of the day. With the isolation rules in effect, the roads are essentially empty
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Old 05-05-2020, 09:51 AM   #79
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Old 05-05-2020, 06:43 PM   #80
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Even a casual repair feels like a win nowadays.
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Old 05-05-2020, 11:34 PM   #81
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It's little things like this that I find most satisfying
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I'm going to be moving sometime soon. So last night I quickly reverted the rear suspension back to stock. That way I can take advantage of this cars hauling capacity to help with the move. Debating whether or not I should do the front too and go back to grandpa spec suspension for a more functional, comfortable ride. I've got a complete set of front struts that I was hoping to modify to lift the car.

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Old 11-27-2020, 11:15 PM   #84
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Great looking wagon!
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Old 11-29-2020, 06:17 PM   #85
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Great looking wagon!
Thanks!

Here's the CD009 I ended up picking up. It's out of an 06 G35 Rev up edition with 167,000kms on it.









I also didn't notice until I got home that its got a B&M short shifter kit. Hoping I can continue to use this, but that will depend on what I do about the shifter relocation



Next up I will be hitting up Deeworks and Yoshi fab for the remaining pieces. The actual swap is going to have to wait until spring when the weather is bearable again.
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Old 11-29-2020, 06:24 PM   #86
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Best of luck on the swap!
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Old 11-30-2020, 10:29 PM   #87
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Very interested in how the CD009 swap goes and how you like it.
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Best of luck on the swap!
Thanks, I'm going to need it!

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Very interested in how the CD009 swap goes and how you like it.
I am too! It's been the #1 mod I've wanted to do for the last 2+ years, but I've put it off because of the cost and complexity. This past year I didn't drive the car nearly as much as I would have liked to because the auto trans hasn't sounded the healthiest. So I think it's the perfect time to do it. The new trans should give me a little more confidence for doing long trips while simultaneously making it more fun to drive.
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Old 04-12-2021, 03:24 PM   #89
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Found an 850 Hot Wheels while grocery shopping and though it would be a fun little project to make into a mini version of my car. It's real hard doing the masking on something this small.

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I've finally gathered all the necessary parts to complete my CD009 swap. Started the swap this weekend by getting the Clutch peddle, smaller brake peddle and clutch master cylinder in. What a back breaking job that was... Even with the drivers seat out it was a major experiment in contortionism to get the old peddle out and the new ones in.

But alas, it is complete. Hopefully for good



We'll see how many more days it is before My back no longer feels like beef jerky.
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Old 05-02-2021, 11:28 AM   #91
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This weekends CD009 swap progress









Was hoping to also get my SerialNine shifter on too, but I just could not get the stock shifter mechanism off. My dad and I were working at it for well over an hour before we had to call it quits for the day.
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