I am writing this build log with two things in mind. One, I wish to document things I've done to my car (obviously). Two, this community has helped me a lot - I hope to add enough of my install tips and impressions of everything I've done for use to others.
Please add your thoughts or impressions as I go through this, I'd appreciate it and it would make it a more well rounded reference to others.
Filled it up with the dealer in the car at 7 miles on the odometer. Picked it up from the dealer with 8 the next day.
-Invidia Equal Length Race Exhaust Manifold
-KNS CAI (stock sized MAF housing - wrinkle red w/ heat shield)
-GS Uppipe & Dump pipe w/ Tial 44m (MV-R) - ceramic coated
-Invidia Catless Down Pipe - heat wrapped w/ DEI titanium stuff
-Nameless Performance Mid-Pipe (no resonator)
-Nameless Performance Axle-Back
-PTP Turbo Blanket
-Innovative LC-1 controller
-Tuned by myself (with help from others of course).
-RCE Front/Rear Sway Bars
-RCE Black Springs (about stock ride height for this year)
-Kartboy end links
-Whiteline Steering Rack Bushings
-Additional front Camber Bolts
-Custom alignment (0 toe, max negative up front - around -1.2 degrees)
-17" Gold Enkei PF01 w/ Blizzaks
-18" Stock BBS wheels w/ RE-11s
-Whiteline Rear Diff Bushings
-Kartboy Pitch Stop
-Kartboy Rear Subframe Inserts
-Kartboy Front/Rear/Pivot/Linkage shifter bushings
-Kartboy SS lever, combined with factory SS linkage
-Lathewerkz SS shift knob (textured black)
-Group N Transmission/Engine Mounts
-Turninconcepts Crossmember Bushings
-Clutch 'Delay Delete'
-Goodrich SS Lines
-Ferodo DS2500 for track use
-Stock pads for daily use
-Motul 600 fluid
-2x PittPDE at Pittsburgh International Race Complex
-More to come hopefully
-SMY Cluster with AFR & Boost gauge.
-CG Lock for the seat belt
-Seat mod for better bolstering
-Opened up additional rear engine bay vents
3/8/2011 - Goodbye Safari van =)
4/7/2011 - Debadged
4/26/2011 - Nameless Performance Axle Back installed
5/16/2011 - eTune with Mikey
5/20/2011 - Got some stuff =)
5/24/2011 - Kartboy Rear Subframe Bushings installed
5/26/2011 - Kartboy Pitch Stop installed
5/30/2011 - Kartboy Rear Endlinks installed
6/06/2011 - Whiteline Rear Diff Inserts installed
6/25/2011 - Seat Mod
7/03/2011 - Driveline overhaul (Shifter lever/bushings, Xmember bushings, and tranny mount)
?/??/2011 - Driveline Overhaul #2 (Engine mounts, Steering rack bushings)
?/??/2011 - Suspension Overhaul (RCE Blacks, RCE F/R Sways, and Alignment)
Lathewerks SS ball shift knob, weathertech mats, & hella horns
Blizzaks / Gold Enkeis (Awesome decision even with the light winter we had)
Invidia down pipe, nameless mid pipe, SMY cluster w/boost gauge, lc-1 w/ gauge, and GrimmSpeed EBCS
Stock sized KSTech Intake w/ heat shield
GrimmSpeed 44mm EWG up pipe w/ Tial MV-R & GrimmSpeed Wastegate bracket
5/24/12 - Brake upgrade attempt. Learning experience.
5/25/12 - Track day at Pittsburgh International Race Complex. Ferodo DS2500 pads, generic Dot4 fluid, squishy lines. Still a blast. Brake pad carnage photos included.
5/29/12 - Stainless lines and fresh brake bleed... good to go =)
6/13/12 - Track day prep (1/2) - Rear engine bay venting
6/15/12 - Track Day #2
8/8/12 - Invidia Equal Length Race Exhaust Manifold
10/27/12 - UOAs posted up from Blackstone
11/8/12 - PTP Turbo Blanket, Clutch "Delay Delete", Stupid Heat Shield Removed, Winter Wheels, & 'Upgraded' Wheel Stud
Disclaimer: I like lots of words and big pictures. Small pictures annoy me, and the page down button always works. I figure these are being hosted on another site, and we are out of the 28k/56k/'stone age' era by now =).