|Yesterday 04:06 PM|
|1337ZX3||ALOT has been done. Looks great. and i do like the mirror knob havent seen anyone else do it yet. but def going to look into buying the nerps. i miss my booger bushings from my old neons(they were poly but might as well of been solid) even tho i have brand new oem cables just doesnt give a great feed back|
|Yesterday 03:04 PM|
|10-21-2014 12:10 PM|
Time to Update this, and mods should be pretty regular now being I have more free time and my goal each weekend is at least to get 1 item put on ;)
First finally wired up the Euro tails I ran the individual tuns from the front of the car months ago. Ive just been lazy and had a baby, but got it done and im ALWAYS using my blinkers now lol, a mod to not scoff the law. Look at my amber turns bitch!
Those extra wires are for the new 4th brake light and New reverse light that will be going in the SVT diffuser, Im still working on it
I tried to make it as plug and play as possible I used the existing grounds on the US harness so the only cut in the US Harness I had to do was the 3rd brake light tap and the individual turns from the front of the car. Much cleaner in my opinion...
I also fixed a few broken things around the car:
These are the holders for the lower kick panel my driver side was rattling bad this was the fix.
The foam in between the doors
The weather strip in both door corners were peeling away and leaking water. I just used 3M liquid weather strip to fix these and the door foam
Hard wired in the Stealth Escort Smart Radar for Android. Down with the PIRATES!
This thing has the guts of the 9500IX and the range of the Redline but stealth and uses the escort live app via bluetooth, I still have to add the remote screen to the mirror just haven't decide How I want to stick it on yet. Firmware of the radar is upgradeable and You get the escort live service free for one year with purchase of any of there radar detectors. Detects everything Popo Pirates, speed cameras, redlight cameras, warning for laser etc. Now I just need to get Laser Jams ;)
add a circuit in fuse 41 (The radio)
I know some of y'all will laugh but man I'm telling you these things work and driving out to Bedias at night with hogs and deer are just g crazy.
WHISTLE TIPS! LOL
Don't see this mod often but it will match the Steeda A/C knobs the Steeda Antenna and the rear key hole cover + Euro Bike Rack.
More coming so stay tuned
|08-27-2014 08:43 AM|
Thank you all, Emma is an amazing little girl.
|08-19-2014 11:53 PM|
Congrats on the baby!!!
Nice Michelins. You would like the super sports even more since it offers better performance overall with it being better in the wet than the 3's. But the super sport has a slightly shorter tread life due to the better grip. And they're even cheaper than the 3's. :)
|08-17-2014 09:04 PM|
|CarGuyNeil||Congrats on the new baby. Even with that you still found the time to do a write-up...with pictures even. Amazing!!|
|08-17-2014 08:49 PM|
|Mr Orange SVT||
Great build thread! The photos were excellent. I grabbed a bunch of them for future reference.
Congratulations on the birth of your daughter!
|08-17-2014 06:31 PM|
|08-17-2014 03:14 AM|
(Nice write up too)
|08-16-2014 11:00 PM|
Well guys I haven't been on much because I recently had a new healthy baby girl.
"Emma Ion Reynolds"
Shes a chip off the old block
Born at home on July 28th @ 3:46 AM 10 fingers and 10 toes at home in a pool no drugs no vaccines no formula and no State involvement. Shes Perfect
So here's what I did the weekend before the birth
Changed out the Rear wheel bearings they were on their way out @ 115K and rusting inside the bearing and had quite a bit of play compared to the new ones....so much for that Oring keeping the water out. New bearings come with a a new circlip and hub nut so besure to use them and not the old hardware
So here is the order
Undo the main center hub nut and slide bearing assembly off hub shaft
remove ABS tone ring without damaging it so you can reuse it.I took a big flat head and tapped lightly all around it till it popped off.
Next remove Tone ring spacer do not damage this either I took a flat head and slid it underneath and rotated my wrist to slowly lift it up out of the hub.
Next remove bearing circlip
Just before bearing removal
Go press the old bearing out with a hydraulic press then clean the inside of the hub the ABS tone ring and tone ring spacer with soap and water,dry all the parts then I wipe the inside of the hub with a thin film of motor oil to help with new bearing install.
When you install the new bearing make sure this metal side of the bearing is facing down.
I use the old bearings on top of the new ones to give even pressure on the OUTSIDE race while pressing in the new bearings. Whatever you do, do not press bearings in from the inside race you will damage the bearing, also make sure that when you start that the bearing goes in the hub evenly not lopsided.
Now install the NEW circlip, ABS tone ring spacer, ABS tone ring. Then clean the hub shaft remove any marks, burs or rust I use a brass brush and PB blaster and a rag, Also clean "water/dirt seal oring" on back of hub shaft along with the ABS sensor mine had gunk all over it
Slide rebuilt rear hub back on the shaft and push it back till it seats, use NEW rear hub nut and torque it to 173 Ft/Lb while rotating the bearing.
I had the Massive Version 1 camber arms originally and they were snapping and the tire started eating my rear shock dust cover so I finally got a new one and removed the cut up Clorox bottle and tape lol
I now have the Massive Version 2 camber arms which are way more beefy, I reset my camber before i went to the alignment shop. In case anyone was wondering there is about 2 inches of thread on the main bore and another 2 inches of thread on the eyelet, I took these out & coated them with fresh anti-seize and screwed out the main bore (Thicker thread) to about where I needed it before fine tuning the camber on the alignment rack with the smaller eyelet thread..... More strength in in the camber arm in doing it this way.
Then I got some New Rubber Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3's these superseded the Pilot Sport A/S 2 Plus , and now the new version is Asymmetrical for abetter rotation pattern and have a longer life 45,000 mile warranty on and Ultras high performance tire W rated at 168mph..... what Ive noticed so far on these is they are quieter , more confidence in the corner , same dry weather performance.....haven't been in the wet yet but the A/S 2 Plus was phenomenal in the wet. Im really liking these new tires. OTD $648 for all 4 mounted and balanced @ NTB.
hehe I thought this was cool kind like a wheres waldo, its the Michelin man
So that is it for now I still have some Euro goodies, Train horns, new Bluetooth deck and a few other things to put on but Im FINALLY getting all this stuff put on the car its been just sitting in the room for so long I also bought a new escort stealth radar detector. Days just run together now but Stay tuned for the next update.
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