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    Twistedphrame's almost a real boy now!(build thread)

    So finally started actually doing stuff to the car and I figured I might as well make as spot to post picks and updates.

    Unfortunately I really don't have the money to pay off the car AND do cool stuff to it so This will be slow moving, but probably lots of pics on and off.

    My first mod: Perrin 3" cbe (after a 6 week back order wait it finally came).
    A friend of my father's has a limo and has his own lift so we got to use that. Everything went real well. The only problem is the driver side tip is dead center where it should be and the passenger side is too far to the outside. Tried fixing it twice and continue to suck at doing so....

    Also finally partially de-badged my trunk.
    I went for a "I'm really bored and don't want to wash the car photo shoot"
    I brought along my (unnecessary) lighting gear. haven't quite figured out the best way to set it up just yet.



    An in between setup shot.




    Engine/Exhaust:
    Perrin CBE

    Suspension:
    Whiteline 24/22 mm adj F/R sway bars
    Kartboy endlinks.
    Last edited by twistedphrame; 03-04-2012 at 05:41 PM.

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    Future mods???
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    Looks great

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2002_wagon View Post
    Future mods???
    Right...

    Exterior:
    GrillCraft Scoop Grill/lower grill (my intercooler has been getting hit pretty hard)

    Suspension:
    Perrin 25mm front adjustable 22mm rear adjustable sways and endlinks
    Full compliment of bushing starting with shifter, steering rack, cross-member bushings and Group N trans Mount.
    Possibly some stiffer lower springs, I'm currently worried about bottoming out though.
    New Break system - larger rotors, calipers, ss break lines

    Engine/Power:
    CAI and a stage one tune (I know, just a noise maker at that point)
    Invidia catted dp (Once it's no longer my dd)

    Unfortunately this is my only car so I can't really have it put up for an extended amount of time. Order things are probably going to happen is grills some time soon since my intercooler has been beaten so god awful bad, sways and endlinks. the first bushings.

    Nothing too fancy but I can't really afford to be.

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    Very nice car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ257 View Post
    Mid-op?
    Huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by twistedphrame
    Huh?
    Having to explain a joke isn't a good sign for the teller.

    Post-op? Along those lines...
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    for your exhaust being out of alignment, try these two things:

    1. loosen the connections between the mid and Y-pipes, and to the two mufflers. kinda twist the Y-pipe and adjust the mufflers so they are perfect, then tighten while holding.

    2. if you notice this still not working, i bought a couple simple clamps from home depot that clamp onto the metal hangers and keep them from sliding and re-adjusting.

    mine were doing the same thing, wasnt too difficult to align
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    Thanks for the suggestion Zach, I'll have to try that next time I'm back at my parents. (They tend to have tools and not a parking lot to work in )

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    sounds like you have a good plan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadowpr View Post
    sounds like you have a good plan.
    Yeah it's pretty close what you've got in the works. haha

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    I like the yellow stripe on your wheels. Its subtle, but different.
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    Quote Originally Posted by twistedphrame View Post
    Right...

    Exterior:
    GrillCraft Scoop Grill/lower grill (my intercooler has been getting hit pretty hard)

    Engine/Power:
    CAI and a stage one tune (I know, just a noise maker at that point)
    Invidia catted dp (Once it's no longer my dd)

    Nothing too fancy but I can't really afford to be.
    Two things:

    First: Putting a grill in your scoop will impede air flow to your IC. Bent fins and little dings won't hurt your IC, but limiting its airflow will diminish its ability to effectively cool the charge, though as small as it may be. I read somewhere that a flow test actually showed a grill can impede airflow as much as 25-30%...that personally isn't something I'd want to do.

    Second: No reason you can't have a DP and be Stage 2 as a daily driver...Stage 2 has actually been shown to increase MPGs by one or two miles. Personally, a little more power added is actually a bit more beneficial: smoother power delivery and overall power band for daily driving.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    I like the yellow stripe on your wheels. Its subtle, but different.
    Thanks, I like the fact that the likely hood of another white stinkeye sedan having something similar is extremely small.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    First: Putting a grill in your scoop will impede air flow to your IC. Bent fins and little dings won't hurt your IC, but limiting its airflow will diminish its ability to effectively cool the charge, though as small as it may be. I read somewhere that a flow test actually showed a grill can impede airflow as much as 25-30%...that personally isn't something I'd want to do.
    Didn't think about that at all, of course thinking about it still surprises me that it'll affect the air flow so much. I'll definitely have to reconsider it. Maybe I'll be transferring funds from that into a new snake terrarium haha.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    Personally, a little more power added is actually a bit more beneficial: smoother power delivery and overall power band for daily driving.
    Isn't it closer to "a lot more power" compared to stock than "a little more power" though?

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