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Old 02-13-2014, 09:31 AM
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trimming and fitting progress:

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i really think im going to have to spring for an 08 version AMuse style vented hood.
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The rendition looks good... keep up the progress and congrats on the sponsorships.
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Old 02-13-2014, 09:56 AM
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Thanks brotha J.. ^^

you still off in lands afar "working"?

Yeah the sponsor gig is fun.. time to start making this thing" pay off" lol.. worst ROI ever tho lol.
Next up is Toyo or Hankook, Amsoil and maybe Sparco.
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Originally Posted by bmccann101 View Post
Thanks brotha J.. ^^

you still off in lands afar "working"?

Yeah the sponsor gig is fun.. time to start making this thing" pay off" lol.. worst ROI ever tho lol.
Next up is Toyo or Hankook, Amsoil and maybe Sparco.
Just got back home... everything still Fuking sucks and looking forward to leaving again.

What color or colors are you doing?
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still working on other render but just did a quick mess around with this to reboot my brain. Asuka type 2 hood FYI.
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very nice.. the one im looking at doing is closer to the actual amuse.. VIS calls it the heat extractor hood..08 version.. theres 3 vents per side instead of the 5 on this one, but this is certainly pretty cool, and appreciated.
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What color or colors are you doing?
zero clue man, im probably going to change it up frequently.. but the seats limit me right now.. this basketball orange wont let me rock a semi gloss red... so ill likely start gunmetal gray satin and go from there, id like to try whtie pear satin and even the teal color. The finish my buddy lays down w an HVLP gun and semi gloss clear as a top coat really looks dope. Cant tell its not wrap at all.
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Old 02-13-2014, 11:50 AM
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^ has no choice.. homie youre in this fread fo life! lol.
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Old 02-13-2014, 12:05 PM
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certainly appreciated.
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updates.

Got the oil coller and fan roughly mounted, still going to straighten it out a bit but all good for now.

drivers side wheel opening.. will have some light mesh in front of it for safety... also adding a Jegs thermostatic controller for the fan so i dont have to do it manually anymore.


Also test fit the Accuair system.. it will sit about an inch off the surface of the floor so it will kind of float over the edge of the JL flat 13" woofer.

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why no one has commented on my [email protected] signature yet elludes me.
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lmao. I don't normally read signatures but when I do..I dont.
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Old 02-19-2014, 01:39 PM
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lol.. ok so the physical installation is now all done, ill add a few pics so you can see what i did.

i got dirty and got it done..

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I chose to leave this a loud car so the VU4 dumps vent straight outside the car..

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The bulkheads were used to pass all tubing thru the sheet metal, allowing plug and play connection of all air lines.





I fit my bulkheads for the air lines under the drivers side foam and routed the lines up
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Squirrel ( the cat) was curious and helped me figure out where to route the exhaust lines:

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i cant get underneath the box/false floor to feed bolts up into the mounts obviously, so i had to make a plate that i could install everything onto and then fasten it to the box. They use allen bolts and fender washers from behind the air tank area.


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cut outs were made to allow access to the drain petcock ( condensation builds up)

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I used clawed t nuts on the box floor and pre drilled all my holes early on.. not a single one was off by even a hair, and the install went fantastically well.

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All the lines routed easily w no snags.. and everything lays together nice and compact.

All my wiring and relays are behind the tank and the partition for the strut bar front is being made at the local stereo shop Pro Guard as we speak.. so it will all be covered up and silent.



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I also started peeling the wrap off since Im going a different route, but it makes for pretty good protective masking tape for now, so ill waiti until my body work is done before i finish it up..

During the time i had the trunk gutted, i ripped out the factory useless antenna and used a home depot sink drain stopper in brushed alum to plug up the hole.

this car will be loaded with exposed fasteners , tow hooks and the like, so this is NOT a problem for me to not have this smoothed out.. i rather like it honestly, and it will get smoothed right over by any color coating the car will get. .

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I dont have a picture yet, but for anyone looking to do Accuair eLevel rocker systems, the factory switch blank by your left knee( next to TCS) fits it like it was made for it.. back the blank out, and the new switch fits in like a glove. Snug, perfect, lined up fit and is easily reached when youre driving, leaving a free hand to shift still.
PERFECT spot.

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Originally Posted by bmccann101 View Post
I dont have a picture yet, but for anyone looking to do Accuair eLevel rocker systems, the factory switch blank by your left knee ( nexxt to TCS) fits it like it was made for it.. back the blank out, and the new switch fits in like a glove. Snug, perfect, lined up fit and is easily reached when youre driving, leaving a free hand to shift still.
PERFECT spot.
This is really really cool. Almost like it came factory with it. And yes, perfect spot.
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next up is the push button ignition system ( old Auto-Innovatio unit i never got around to installing)..

thermostatic controller for my oil cooler fan in on the way, as is my mini flush mount back up camera.. i bought a set of back up sonar sensors to install in the Amuse bumper.. and the camera will fit in the same size hole, giving it a far more uniform look.

Im pulling the superior Alpine bu camera and installing it in the Chrysler since its my daily anyways.
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Originally Posted by Nismo350z#0310 View Post
This is really really cool. Almost like it came factory with it. And yes, perfect spot.
thank you.. doing this set up the 2nd time around on my cars certainly made it "faster".. although i took the entire weekend to do the top half of the installation.... thats not very cost effective if youre a shop doing this to make money lol.. luckily that aint me.
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