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Old 09-21-2014, 08:50 AM   #1
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My New DD-03 ZX3

Meet my new daily driver-03 ZX3. Only 168K km;black, 5-speed manual windows and mirrors.



Stole the winter tires and rims from my $375 now-parts-car.
Been stripping all the usable parts from the donor including all the power windows and mirrors. Installed those (quite the challenge!)
Been shopping for parts as I want to get the upgrades done before winter sets in.
Purchases...
Lowering springs out of Pick n Pull-(look to be Vogtland 40mm)...



Borla Race exhaust also out of Pick n Pull (only $36.05!!!)....





Winter setup-Graspic DS2 tires in 215 45 17....



Wheels undergoing re-finishing....



Future upgrades-4-1 header, flex pipe, EGR delete and a ported 2000 intake.
I must apologize in advance to my wife as I am spending even more time working on cars than before! And adding more parts to an already disorganized garage!


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Old 09-21-2014, 04:23 PM   #2
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as someone who wants another focus and also never finds anything good at the junkyard let me say congrats and I'm jealous. Off to a great start
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Old 09-21-2014, 05:59 PM   #3
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That'll make a nice DD, lot of work making all the changes!
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Old 09-21-2014, 08:36 PM   #4
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Dang I never get lucky at a Yard... You hit a jackpot.
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Old 09-23-2014, 08:46 AM   #5
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How is that so rust free that far up north? I'll give you double what you paid for the Borla!
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Old 09-23-2014, 06:27 PM   #6
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Well I did get a bit lucky and spent a lot of time looking for cars without rust.
And thanks for the offer but the Borla goes on my car!
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How is that so rust free that far up north? I'll give you double what you paid for the Borla!
So long as you literately keep it clean and don't let salt collect or sit on it, any car will resist rust allot longer. TLC is all it ever took... sadly to few people care that much anymore...
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Yeah that's the sad truth. I make sure every week in the winter to spray under my wheel well and skirts.
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got vogtlands myself for a sedan, have them on yet?
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Old 09-25-2014, 05:53 AM   #10
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Waiting to decide on struts and shocks and do them as all at once.
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