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_Auricom_ 07-17-2012 10:20 PM

Noob!
 
Just purchased a 04 ZX5 SVT [:D]
and I am looking forward becoming known in a good light here on this forum. I will post pics on this thread and turn it into my build thread as well. Im in the Phoenix area and am from McFarland California ... pics mkay
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ViperThreat 07-17-2012 10:25 PM

I have a set of those headlights too. Make sure to aim the low-beams down a bit.. The cutoff plate is shaped oddly, and will blind oncoming traffic if aimed wrong.

Congratz on your new ride man!

_Auricom_ 07-17-2012 10:31 PM

Thanks! [headbang]

I immediatley changed the oil with Pennzoil Ultra 5-W20/Bosh Oil Filter. I installed some new Bosh Iridium Spark Plugs as well that breathed new life into the hatch! lolz I love it so far! [cheers]


....and I own a 2001 Bishi Eclipse GT as well thats tastefully modded.[eek] [facepalm]

Sniperx 07-18-2012 03:59 PM

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Originally Posted by _Auricom_ (Post 4263839)
Thanks! [headbang]

I immediatley changed the oil with Pennzoil Ultra 5-W20/Bosh Oil Filter. I installed some new Bosh Iridium Spark Plugs as well that breathed new life into the hatch! lolz I love it so far! [cheers]


....and I own a 2001 Bishi Eclipse GT as well thats tastefully modded.[eek] [facepalm]

Might also want to consider a set of wheels that is lighter than those stock SVT EAPS. They are HEAVY! And you can find a bunch of aftermarket wheels that look great on these cars that aren't 24lbs each. I think a few companies make wheels that looka lot like them as well that are way lighter. Remember the rule of un-sprung weight, for few pounds you get robbed from the HP department! Plus handling and braking are adversely effected....post pics of the car now!

_Auricom_ 07-18-2012 06:36 PM

[QUOTE=Sniperx;4264949]Might also B]post pics of the car now![/B]QUOTE]

Negative'tive ... i havent taken any pics as of yet. Also, I was not aware that these stockers weighed that much!!! [eek]

I was considering some Enkei RPF1's in Bronze for the win! ... I plan on deleting the stock 6CD player(which is currently not working right), the stock subwoofer and amp if there is one, deleting spare tire and possibly the windsheild wiper Fluid Resevior. getting lighter seats from Ciphor and moving the battery to the rear seating area with a Optima lightweight yellow top battery. I got the Carbon Fiber hood already!

Sniperx 07-18-2012 10:21 PM

[QUOTE=_Auricom_;4265244]
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Originally Posted by Sniperx (Post 4264949)
Might also B]post pics of the car now![/B]QUOTE]

Negative'tive ... i havent taken any pics as of yet. Also, I was not aware that these stockers weighed that much!!! [eek]

I was considering some Enkei RPF1's in Bronze for the win! ... I plan on deleting the stock 6CD player(which is currently not working right), the stock subwoofer and amp if there is one, deleting spare tire and possibly the windsheild wiper Fluid Resevior. getting lighter seats from Ciphor and moving the battery to the rear seating area with a Optima lightweight yellow top battery. I got the Carbon Fiber hood already!

If you want light stiff wheels and tyres stray off the current huge wheel mentality. Sure big wheels look great, but they aren't great for handling when you really figure ut out. If you go to the races or track days everyone eventually ends up with a max of a 16in wheel and some have 15s to keep rotating mass at the least they can.(on our cars that is) My tyre and wheel combo only weighs a total of 34lbs, stock steels with tyres and hubcaps was 45lbs. And those EAPS weigh almost 24lbs each and the 17in tyre to go on them in a 205 45 17 weighs an average of 21lbs so that is as heavy as a stock steel 15s with tyres! PLUS it moves the rotating mass to the outside of the wheel making it even worse. I can actually feel my lighter combo over stock and get a little better mileage, and quickness.


Since I have a warranty I HAVE to leave my motor almost stock save for factory Ford parts. As a result, my plan it to lighten the car as much as possible, and stiffen it as much as possible to make it handle as well as it possibly can and when the warranty runs out, FI it. i am also doing CF hood, sway bars, upper and lower strut tower rods, and getting the KYB adjustable shocks and struts and doing all ploy bushes. By the time I can do FI this thing will be handling like a track day car!

_Auricom_ 07-18-2012 10:56 PM

well i guess i gotta peep yo ride thread yo! [thumb]

Sniperx 07-19-2012 10:27 AM

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Originally Posted by _Auricom_ (Post 4265608)
well i guess i gotta peep yo ride thread yo! [thumb]

All that is on it right now is the wheels tyres discussion, springs install and before and after pics. Oh and some pics of my insanity with striping tape! As I do more stuff there will be more pics and writeups on how they worked.

dansb6 07-19-2012 02:59 PM

Goodluck!, those are some clean headlights.

Sniperx 07-20-2012 11:03 AM

where did you get the headlights and how much were they?


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