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Today 10:13 AM
benoit230 Congrats! All the best to you and your wife!
Yesterday 11:45 PM
zx3_bmxrider Updates: I'm married! Lol

Remember like two or three months ago when I had that stupid noise that kept coming from the rear of my car? I kept tightening the bottom strut bolts in the rear by laying in the parking lot in my apartment. On the 5th time, I drove it back to my parents place and looked at it. I forgot to install the bushing that the bolt goes through on the bottom of the strut. Unfortunately I didn't have it with me, so we made one from some spacers and rubber. So that's fixed... wooo... big update...

Anyways, more on the wedding. I got married on March 14th. Of course I wanted the car to be part of it, so here's all the car related photos from that day:



They hid the cans under my car so I couldn't see them. I went to drive away and heard a really bad metal on metal sound. I was like ughhh this is so embarrassing, my E-brake is hung up or something. Everyone was staring too. Then I saw the cans in the rear view mirror and put two and two together. Lol



This is my best man Ryan. I have mentioned him many times over the past four years, he's helped me turn the car into what it is now. Honestly he's helped me way more than I have mentioned. He's currently in the Navy near Seattle, so it was awesome that he got to come home for this.



For the honeymoon, we went to Fort Myers Beach, Florida. I rented a Mustang. I figured this was my one chance to drive something new and nice. It was only 2 months old. Sure it was only a V6, but it was still so much fun! The paddle shifters were actually pretty cool. We had a blast in it! Here's some of my favorite shots that I took of it:















The FX meet season will be starting up in a month, so I'm about to be busy with that again while searching for a house (with a garage!). So you probably won't see a lot of activity from this thread still. Once I get a house, there's a fairly good chance I'll be parking the Focus and buying my dad's escort. I have a long list of things I need to do to the Focus, but no place and no time to do it. I started building a dream list of stuff to do to it, we'll see how much of it I actually do.... hehe
02-09-2015 11:13 PM
Theblueoval I'm stoked to see it!
02-09-2015 10:30 PM
zx3_bmxrider
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You can do a lot of things for $600...but some think it is worth it. Personal Preference. Why didnt you use a torque wrench to begin with!?? Guess you were all excited you were washing your car you didn't think of it. Is Sida the one from up in Columbus, IN?

Wish I could have gone and smoked you all...but then you wouldn't race me again Bahaha!! Its always good to see some new members show up. Cant wait to see the videos.
Yeah if I was smart, I would have just bought these to begin with. It for sure all depends on what direction you want to go with your car!

And nope, I don't ever use a torque wrench. It probably sounds horrible, but if its important I just use an impact. Besides on wheel bearings, I know its horrible for them to be tightened with an impact.

Yes Sida has a blue ST and is from Columbus, IN.

The video is turning out pretty cool so far!! I'm almost done. Once I take care of some other things, I'll hopefully finish it and upload it tonight. It's about 8 minutes long right now, so it will probably have to upload over night. Lol Either way, expect it within 24 hours.
02-08-2015 07:53 PM
FreeFocus You can do a lot of things for $600...but some think it is worth it. Personal Preference. Why didnt you use a torque wrench to begin with!?? Guess you were all excited you were washing your car you didn't think of it. Is Sida the one from up in Columbus, IN?

Wish I could have gone and smoked you all...but then you wouldn't race me again Bahaha!! Its always good to see some new members show up. Cant wait to see the videos.
02-08-2015 06:05 PM
zx3_bmxrider
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Originally Posted by 02fordsvt View Post
Awesome pics.
Thanks Bryan!

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Originally Posted by FreeFocus View Post
Turned out to be quite the simple fix then, which was nice I suppose haha. You checked everything but forgot to check everything again. Does it ride much better now than your eBay specials?

Ahh, singling me out huh!!! I almost didnt recognize what car was yours being it was clean and all. It looks great man. No dirt, can see a reflection in it. Im sure everyone was impressed by it. That was quite a bit of pictures, throw one up next week when it is dirty again. Mine is absolutely filthy from the sand and snow...

That wagon is hot stuff I have to say. Wish I could have seen it in person. Maybe later this year I can meet up with all of you. How many did you have yesterday? Go-karting go good or did you get last lol? Spin Kyle out for me?
They ride better for sure, but was it worth spending the $600? As of right now... its iffy. But these will allow me to go another two whole inches lower.... so when I'm at that point some day I'll probably feel like it's worth it then.

Yeah and the rear end started clunking again. It was fine all day yesterday, and all day today, but on my way home from getting fitted for a suit for the wedding, it started clunking again. Guess I actually need to find the torque speck now.

Yeah hopefully you'll see it. He hasn't been to a meet since he had his slammed mk2 coupe. But he talks about putting the wagon up for sale... so you may never see it. I hope whoever buys it keeps it in the group. Or I hope Alex keeps it. Because I love it. lol

We had maybe 10 people I think. 6 or 7 cars. I was happy with the turnout. 3 of the people were new-ish, and 2 members came from Evansville. And no, Kyle was too fast for me in the first race. Jessi had the go pro, and she caught the end of the move. Sida had a camera on too, and he sent me his videos. He had some good footage of a separate battle between him and Kyle. I'm going to start editing it tonight. When I'm done I'll post the video on here too. I think I got 4th on the first race and 3rd on the second race. I had a blast!
02-08-2015 10:04 AM
FreeFocus That jedi magic is awesome when it works. Seeing it on the go pro will be cool to see if he did. I would say there is an update coming to the FX boredom thread soon.
02-08-2015 09:53 AM
Theblueoval Nah the second race was only with 5 of us he had a faster time than me but never caught me. First race I caught up to him and he was on my tail but we hit traffic in the middle of a chicane and I pulled some jedi magic and weaved through them without stopping haha. Hopefully he has it on go pro.
02-08-2015 09:51 AM
FreeFocus
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He tried I was too slipery for him in the first race haha.
haha so he did get you? Good turnout?
02-08-2015 09:50 AM
Theblueoval He tried I was too slipery for him in the first race haha.
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