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Old 03-18-2005, 11:58 PM   #1
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Finally got some work done...

As some saw, I spent an hour or so swapping pipes (FC ORP to RT Cat Pipe) last night. Today I installed my FS Rear Strut bar. Pics do it no justice..that thing is BEEFY!! I had no idea it was that thick...its like...roll bar thick!!! EASY EASY EASY to install too. Drill tow holes, and then have a buddy hold 'er steady while you thread the bolts through the drilled holes and into the bar. Feels more solid on butterfly bumps...money well spent!!

Tommorow, I'm doing my clutch and flywheel....maybe I'll get started on ripping my suspension off so I can do my bushings. While I'm doing that, I'm going to install my camber plates too. Wish my H&R Coilovers would hurry up and get here!!!

Hopefully monday, my Steeda front bar should show up, and hopefully my short shifter....

Then the silicon coolant hose kit, 170* thermostat, new plugs, CFM Fuel feed line w/ adaptor to feed the fuel press. gauge, and I'll do my boost gauge too, and THEN my wideband with gauge (AEM UEGO) should arrive.

Hopefully, everything will fall into place together...

Then, next week my new tires should arrive (215/45/16 Hankook Ventus R-S2 Z212; the sticky icky!!) and I can put my new Rota Wheels on!! I have a bunch of friends that want to order wheels, and I'm getting my wife a set of 17" Bronze Subzero's for her Mazda 3..and then I'm going to PRAY my cup kit fits (rear suspension is IDENTICAL, fronts are iffy).

Lots of work...


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Old 03-19-2005, 09:52 AM   #2
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It sounds like your going to have a lot of fun pretty soon! I hope everything flows smooth for you.
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Old 03-19-2005, 10:54 AM   #3
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That rear bar is MONEY! I also noticed that I have less of a rattle from the hatch after I put that bar in. The chrome one looks great!
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Old 03-19-2005, 03:02 PM   #4
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Clutch/ Flywheel is DONE!!!

THAT was probably 1 of 2 BIG tasks I have to do....the bushings are a very very close 2nd.

..and ya, the rear bar is AWESOME.... ;-)
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Old 03-19-2005, 07:14 PM   #5
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congrats on all the new installs
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Old 03-20-2005, 12:32 AM   #6
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Are you still doing JR, or did you move on? Also, why did you decide to go with the AEM UEGO? Those are pretty pricey for what you get.

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Old 03-20-2005, 04:36 PM   #7
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I went with AEM becuase I've known those guys for ~5 years. Dealt with them on a few projects and they take care of me...
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Old 03-21-2005, 03:02 AM   #8
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^^^ what about the JR install that essveetee mentioned??
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Old 03-21-2005, 09:42 AM   #9
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How dificult was it to R&R the tranny, how long to pull ot out? I am asking because when my clutch goes, I want an idea of just how much of a PITA it is going to be .... I am already dreading it!! LOL
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seems like you got alot of work done and lot ahead of you. let me know how the mods work out
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