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Old 01-01-2016, 10:40 PM   #181
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that's a big *** radiator, how the heck do you drive? LOL
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Old 01-03-2016, 08:47 PM   #182
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how the heck do you drive? LOL
10 and 2, all the way home.

well...I've been having an issue in that my running lights and tail lights ... so I did some basic trouble shooting, fuse checking, and ground checking. Everything was as expected, I chased down the power to the lights and surer than **** I cut this wire a little while back. Spliced it back in and I'm good to go!
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Old 01-04-2016, 10:29 PM   #183
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LOL you got the cooling to run it like you stole it for exuberant periods of time
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picked up a amazon gift card a few weekends back and finally pulled the trigger on some hood dampers...nothing sexy but better than the metal pipe I was using!

Out of curiosity, what brand of hood struts/dampers did you get and do they hold the hood open more that the hood prop? Other than the ease of installing, are you happy with the way they work? I've been looking for a set but I'm not sure which brand to buy... Thanks.
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Old 01-07-2016, 04:22 PM   #185
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Out of curiosity, what brand of hood struts/dampers did you get and do they hold the hood open more that the hood prop? Other than the ease of installing, are you happy with the way they work? I've been looking for a set but I'm not sure which brand to buy... Thanks.

These are P2M - Phase 2 Motortrend ... I wasnt concerned with material, brands so much as I was price(they were ~$65 off amazon)...I drilled my own holes in the fender so the hood is opened pretty wide...sorta happened this way by chance bc OEM holes wouldnt lineup that great. I like how it came out and I'm happy thus far. There are no issues with the struts opening/holding the hood.
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Old 01-07-2016, 06:09 PM   #186
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what is the total dollar amount you are at now?
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what is the total dollar amount you are at now?
*sits patiently while noobs comments on how he got ripped off*
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wish all my mods were this easy and turned out this well...



I need those struts!!! It opens alot wider than mine.
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Old 01-08-2016, 03:48 AM   #189
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what is the total dollar amount you are at now?
like all in...every dollar thats been spent on the car?

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*sits patiently while noobs comments on how he got ripped off*
ha! right! I did get ripped off! I've put 20 miles on this car in the last 3 years, 15 gallons of fuel is $110, no heat, no ac, it's loud, it's rough, it unreliable...but you can't put a dollar value on satisfaction or gratification! It's been a hell-of-a-ride thus far!

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Looks good!
Thanks Tom! interested to see how your crankcase vent turns out!

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Doing the turbo
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I need those struts!!! It opens alot wider than mine.
It all depends where you mount the bottom side...if you don't mind drilling into the fender then you can have any hood angle you want. My preference was to use the existing/OEM bolts but it didnt work out.

Despite the garage being 5*C / 40*F the hood struts are holding well...unlike my hatch struts...

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Doing the turbo
I $2800 deep after rebuilding both blowers, approximately $1,000 in the radiator/coolers/hoses/fittings/overflow tank/welding, and maybe $1000 in misc items.

The flipside is that I sold the supercharger for net $2,500 and a few other items that were replaced (headers, front clip/bumper, etc.) for ~$1,000. So I'm +/-$1300 deep - could be worse!
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Thanks Tom! interested to see how your crankcase vent turns out!
Will let you know. It's cold with snow on the roads overhere these days and I simply cannot boost it without loosing control over the car. And too lazy to go to the rolling roads .
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I hope everyone is doing well...

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Old 02-13-2016, 08:47 PM   #195
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Got half bored so I decided it was time to track down some dry-ice and remove the pesky sound deadening material ... I'm running out of things to remove from the car to reduce weight...read that there is approximately 20pounds of material to be removed!

I was worried that I was going to have to go way across town to get dry ice but it turns out one of the main grocery stores here, King Soopers (a division of Kroger), stocks it. They sell it by the pound ($1.50/lb) in ~5 pound blocks. I also picked up 2 quarts of 91 isopropyl alcohol as suggested by a DIY youtube vid.

The alcohol is key because it makes the dry-ice into a slurry paste which sits and freezes the deadening material much more efficient. I'm a little over half done and gone through 25 pounds of dry ice. Id be further along but I couldnt finish the drivers side footwell/behind the seat - just ran out of time and had to leave the car.

I'll still need to find an industrial tar/asphalt remover to finish everything up.








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Old 02-15-2016, 01:49 PM   #196
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Finished up the big stuff...(excluding the weight of the bucket) I think I took off 15lbs - theres more to be done but I don't really how to 'capture' it's weight - gotta bust out the wire wheel and the tar remover - 15lbs is a conservative number!





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For what it's worth...I sprayed a bug & tar remover yesterday and letting it soak overnight/24hours was a good thing! I guess it penetrated down and the residue is coming up - will take some elbow grease but I think I can take it off without a wire wheel. I sprayed the entire bottle on the remaining areas. I'm also using straight gasoline and diesel fuel as well.

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Good old all american bumper tuck!! Followed the DIY over on myg35driver-tech dot com

Started out by epoxy'ing 3 ~2"x2" aluminum tabs to the bumper to give the screws a little more bite.



used the jack with a 4"x4" and soft rag to push the bumper up so I could mark and drill pilot holes...having the jack/4"x4"/rag was essential to getting a good fit/tuck. having the rag on the 4"x4" allowed the bumper to slide and curve under the structural bumper for a tight fit.






tip of the hat to JDM-V35 for his help!
good times!

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Old 04-23-2016, 08:26 PM   #199
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Lots of great info I will be looking back at here
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Old 05-07-2016, 06:28 PM   #200
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Lots of great info I will be looking back at here
anything I can help with Terra...

yea!!!

passed emissions...was nervous as hell!

I removed the MAF so I wasnt sure how it was going to do on technical / OBDII inspection...Installed the cats, threw the closed loop fuel to .98 lambda and drove the car for 30minutes before the test.


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